Suebi the latest faction reveal for Total War: Rome II
Posted: 15.02.2013 13:32 by Simon Priest Comments: 15
There's more Germanic blood to be split in Total War: Rome II as Creative Assembly unveil the Suebi faction, nestled to the North East of Gaul across the Rhine. They'll have centurions trembling.

These Suebi are masters of "forest warfare and plunder," much like the other Germanic hordes. They wear their disdain of outsiders openly, making it harder to 'tame' those they conquer.

The other Germanic faction revealed was the Arveni, and the only other confirmed playable barbarian civilization are the Iceni in Britain. Two more faction reveals remain.

"The Suebi are an indomitable Germanic culture dwelling to the north east of Gaul. Not a single people, but rather numerous tribes sharing a common language and similar religious beliefs, they frequently raid their Gallic neighbours across the Rhine," reads the Total War wikia description of the Suebi.

"Under the right leadership, The Suebi have the potential to unite to a single purpose, and Britannia, Gaul, and Iberia could easily be swept away under the weight of their numbers…"

"Like other Germanic factions, the Suebi are masters of forest warfare and plunder. Stemming from a confederation of smaller Germanic tribes, they have a diplomatic edge when dealing with other barbarians and excel at fighting lesser tribes who dare to stand in their way. They feel disdain for outsiders, civilised cultures and other barbarians alike, and must contend with considerable resistance from those whom they conquer."

Total War: Rome II releases on PC this October.


By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Feb 15, 2013
Excellent addition to the known roster, I always love me some barbarians :P
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 15, 2013
Almost started getting excited again for this, but wary as I still don't know the status of Mod support. Once this is cleared up I will (or not, depending on the outcome) be hanging on October to rock on and arrive.

Never missed a "Total War" launch since the first game, and don't think I will here.

PS. I want the t-shirt from the guy on screen-right. [XL] thanks matey, or I'll rip ya bloody arms off to get it!
By nikola1010 (SI Core Member) on Feb 16, 2013
I think I heard it somewhere before that this game will be as mod-friendly as Skyrim. The more barbarians there are, the more my legions will have to kill :) (maybe even Greek armies later on, who knows). Ever tried to conquer the barbarians with Greeks or Macedonians in R:TW? That wasn't very hard back then...
By Kres (SI Elite) on Feb 16, 2013
No mod support, no buy
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 16, 2013
I'll still get it, and try to work on a few Mods. But what CA starts with can only be made complete by the Total Conversions or Mega Mods.
By nikola1010 (SI Core Member) on Feb 16, 2013
They're always possible, but take a lot more time and a lot of copying, renaming, re-writing original files to mach the mod (like Roma Surrectum II, it was a pain-in-the-ass to install and make it work properly).
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Feb 16, 2013
Roma Surrectum was a walk in the park compared to trying to mod Napoleon...and I mean that from the modders' persective.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 16, 2013
Yet still a load of excellent Mods came from it, and "Shogun". Where there's a will, there's always a way.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Feb 16, 2013
Just saying a little mod support from the design point would be invaluable to those guys :)
By Kres (SI Elite) on Feb 17, 2013
You doing mods yourself Herod? What did you do? I know you were adding mods but I wasn't sure which you made and which you're reposting. The first game I modded was Dune 2. So almost immidiately as I got into gaming. I remember opening its files and tweaking something. Then the second game I modded was Shogun 2 very recently. Yes there's like 15 years in between.

But just tweaked Radious mod. He did some great work but what I didn't liked was him making units cost like nothing to maintain. 30 gold per turn. And you get a minimum revenue from each city like 2-300 which is already then enough for a full stacked army. So it was a totally heartless relations between myself, the general, and my troops. So I've boosted the maintence cost by almost x10 to value my troops more. And removed ALL experience gained from buildings. Units would max get 1 experience level from buildings. All other experience from battles. This became a norm for me to play. There is absolutely no way that CA would make RTW2 like that. Hence if they don't provide mod support, they can count on a measurable % of people to not buy the game.

Darth gets this and his maintaince balance is much better. But he so messed up path finding in sieges. It is horrible. And he doesn't seem to be working on it anymore... so his latest version is messed up in that way for a while now.

[edit] right, just asked Darth about that finally and he says there is a beta that fixes his issues. Oh yes. Downloading now. Gonna be a good Sunday.
By nikola1010 (SI Core Member) on Feb 17, 2013
Well, I didn't meant on modder's point of view, I ment on downloading it and installing it, took me several hours that one. But Kres, you made the game much more harder than vanilla. As far as unit upkeep is conserned, I like to be able to maintain several fully stacked armies and fleets. I also wonder will they re-use the free upkeep units for garrisons, like in M2:TW...
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 17, 2013
So Darth is releasing another version of "Shogun 2", or a patch as I'm kinda tired of uninstalling and installing all the new versions for "ETW", "NTW" and "S2TW"?
As for modding, yes Kres I do dabble and have done so since "Escape From Titanic", an old text-based adventure from 1989. By no means good at it though, if I had the time I'd certainly put more effort in.

It's a good lesson for all, now I think about it. I taught myself how to fix PC's by tweaking and twisting files until my system crashed. Then I had to find a way to get it running again, and fine tune those settings. It was how I learnt about computers and still do it today. Built a 486x66 before Intel had even marketed the chip - it was bloody big but it did the job.
Windows can make it difficult at times (I loathe the OS, but better the devil you know) but it is still the best way to find out how PC's work.

Or you could read a book, but that won't tell you how to fix your PC if it does one of those overnight re-shuffling of files that PC's are wont to do.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Feb 17, 2013
I modded a bunch of the Clausewitz games from PI. Easy text-based stuff
By ParthianShot (SI Veteran Member) on Feb 18, 2013
I never understood the Rome II (or Rome I)'s German fashion statement, both of them have the same army with a guy wearing trousers but his next guy wearing tunic with leggings.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Feb 18, 2013
Just looks like trousers and a slightly longer shirt to me

I do love that username ^_^