Following the reveal of Carthage (swoon!) and Rome (no, really?) as playable factions, The Creative Assembly has drawn back the curtain to reveal a new contender in Total War: Rome II. The Macedonians are the latest to join the fray, and according to the Total War Wiki, the third of eight.
Macedon is in a tight spot during the historical period covered by the latest strategy epic; it’s hemmed in by fellow Greek city states, Illyrians and Thracians, determined to keep the once powerful Macedonian Empire firmly inside the borders it enjoyed before Alexander the Great redefined the word “conquest”.
Macedonian players will struggle to forge alliances with other nations thanks to its historic role as aggressor, but earns a bonus fighting other Hellenic factions and barbarians, and gets more income and provincial growth from conquered vassal states. It relies on infantry and cavalry with an emphasis on heroic commanders, and is weak on the naval front.
Total War: Rome II is expected in October.