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‘Caesar in Gaul’ Campaign Expansion Announced for Total War: Rome II

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Posted on December 2, 2013 AT 06:38am

The Creative Assembly has announced a standalone campaign expansion pack for Total War: Rome II, titled Caesar in Gaul.

The expansion will be available from December 12 for $14.99 and covers Julius Caesar’s war against the Gaulish tribes. Players can choose from four factions, the Gallic Arverni, the Germanic Suebi, the Belgic Nervii, and Rome.

The Caesar in Gaul campaign features 18 provinces dotted with resources, new settlements, and new provincial capitals, offers 24 turns per year, a more challenging mid-game, and new historical battles.

“We’ve released a number of DLC packs and free content updates for ROME II, but this is our most substantial so far.” said Mike Simpson, creative director of the Total War series. “We’ve always planned to focus more closely on some of the key conflicts of the ancient world, and Caesar’s war in Gaul is the ideal place to start. We’ve also improved the game considerably since launch, and that process continues as we move onto substantial feature and gameplay improvements.”

The DLC will also introduce several new units:

Boii (Rome II)

• Sword Followers (sword infantry)
Where a lord commands, the sword is thrust.

• Veteran Spears (spear infantry)
Battle hardens the sinews and the heart, and deafens the ear to the cries of cowards.

Galatians (Rome II)

• Galatian Legionaries (sword infantry)
The Celts have taught the Romans more than they’re prepared to admit, but this is a two-way street.

• Galatian Raiders (javelin and sword cavalry)
Broken enemies know it is better to flee than face riders who will not spare their lives.

Gallic tribes (ROME II and Caesar in Gaul)

• Chosen Swordsmen (sword infantry)
These men fight with proven bravery and well-honed skill-at-arms.

• Chosen Spearmen (spear infantry)
Chainmail does not chill a warrior’s heart, or still his lust for battle.

• Gallic Hunters (stealth bow infantry)
The skills of the hunt, hiding and a sudden strike, are the skills of a warrior.

Nervii (ROME II and Caesar in Gaul)

• Fierce Swords (sword infantry)
Once he has earned it, a Celt will only be parted from his longsword by death itself.

• Guerilla Swordsmen (stealth sword infantry)
These swordsmen strike wherever and whenever their enemies least expect.

• Mighty Horse (spear cavalry)
A strong mount and a savage swing make these warriors a fearsome prospect.

• Naked Spears (spear infantry)
Who needs clothes when you have more than your share of courage?

• Gallic Hunters (stealth bow infantry)
The skills of the hunt, hiding and a sudden strike, are the skills of a warrior.

Auxiliaries

• Auxiliary Gallic Hunters (stealth bow infantry)
The skills of a hunter should be used in the service of Rome.

• Auxiliary Noble Horse(spear cavalry)
A mounted, armoured fist is always useful in a Roman army.

• Auxiliary Naked Swords (sword infantry)
The savage gods of war should be used to Rome’s advantage.

• Auxiliary Short Swords (sword infantry)
Bravery in battle, rather than skill, sometimes gives worth to a man.

Mercenaries

• Mercenary Gallic Hunters (stealth bow infantry)
The hunting of other men often has the greatest of rewards.

• Mercenary Noble Horse (spear cavalry)
Even a nobleman has his price, and will fight for gold.

• Mercenary Naked Swords (sword infantry)
The gods of war will bless mercenaries as long as they fight bravely.

• Mercenary Short Swords (sword infantry)
It is often enough to sell bravery and a taste for glory.

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett has only been covering the gaming world for a short while, but he’s eager to make his mark. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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