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The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest highlighted in new Total War: Rome II trailer
Posted: 01.03.2013 04:42 by Comments: 3
Creative Assembly has released a new Total War: Rome II trailer showing off the 9AD The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest between 15,000 Roman troops led by Varus and the German troops led by Arminius.

Despite vastly outnumbered, the Germans managed to ambush the Romans, slaughtering their army. Roman emperor Augustus was so outraged, he screamed, "Quintili Vare, legiones redde! ('Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!')"

Check out the trailer for the game, which is due to be released this coming October 2013.

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By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 01, 2013
Kres
I just watched a documentary yesterday about that battle. It said there were 22,000 Romans vs unknown number of germanic people.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 01, 2013
herodotus
I watched "Centurion" again last night (how's that for coincidence Kres?) and while there are many differences between the battle portrayed in that film and Teutoburg (Picts not Germans, and the Romans though practically ambushed had time to prepare for battle unlike in the Teutoburg Forest which was a text-book ambush) it displays the ruthless and quite shocking violence of warfare from the sword and sandal age. *breath*
Far more so than the opening battle in "Gladiator".
By Kres (SI Elite) on Mar 02, 2013
Kres
Yep watched it :) cool movie. I'll presume you watched http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1034389/?ref_=sr_2 as well?

Teutoburg forest ambush actually took 3 days. 3 battles. During those 3 days Romans even built a fort, but then decided to make a run for it, while ditching civilian population that were traveling with them. So that the "germans" would attack and sack them, and give the legions time to escape into open. So they did had time to plan out. Just made a few brutally costly wrong decisions. Though there are many conflicting info about the battle.