"Age of Charlemagne" Arrives on Total War: ATTILA
"The Age of Charlemagne" campaign for Total War: ATTILA has recently been released. This expansion contains a new campaign map, eight new playable factions, and new unique gameplay mechanics. The expansion can be bought here.
"The Age of Charlemagne" takes place in the Middle Ages, long after the reign of Attila has ended. The year is 768 AD, and Charlemagne finds himself in a position of power after the death of his father. He now must watch over his people and manage his kingdom, stabilizing it and possibly expanding it as well. However, the Saxons, the Saracens, and Vikings are out there and they will not just let Charlemagne realize his ambitions so easily.
The expansion pack has the following:
- A campaign map focused on Europe in 768 AD.
- Eight new playable factions for 768 AD: the Kingdom of Charlemagne, the Kingdom of the Danes, the Kingdom of the Lombards, the Emirate of Cordoba, the Kingdom of Mercia, the Kingdom of Asturias, the Avars, and Westphalia.
- New units, including: Thegns, Fyrd Axemen, Scola Knights, Berber Jinetes, Gazehounds, and Seax-armed Saxon warriors.
- A war weariness mechanic that encourages players to bring peace quickly and decisively to avoid the peopleâ€™s morale being burned out by war.
- A unique kingdom for every faction and Story Events that allow players to follow the course of history or carve a new path of their own.
- New technologies and buildings to reflect the period of Charlemagne.
- More Agents, such as Assassins, Spies, Priests (or Imams), that are more powerful but have a specific ability set rather than being a jack-of-all-trades. The new Army and Navy Legacies will grant bonuses that reward distinct playstyles.
It has also been announced that existing players of Total War: ATTILA will receive a free copy of the game for Steam OS/Linux. A new faction, the White Huns, will also be made available for free download, even if players do not purchase "Age of Charlemagne."
More information on the update can be found here.