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Warhammer Total War III revealed

Earlier this week I was counting my good fortunes, and realised that my dream computer game has already been made, and that game is Warhammer: Total War.

The Warhammer Total War games were originally announced as a trilogy, so we knew the third game was coming. The question was when. The answer now is “later in 2021”. Along with that the announcement video reveals something of the factions we can expected to see introduced in the third game.

Games Workshop have more details at Warhammer Community. It looks like the game will launch with three new factions – Kislev, the Chaos Daemons, and Cathay.

Kislev’s lands were always part of the map but the faction currently looks no different to the Empire. Games Workshop previously revealed some new Kislev concept art for their forthcoming Old World game. It looks like Kislev will be fully introduced with Warhammer Total War III rather than a tabletop game.

Also being seen for the first time is Cathay, the China of Warhammer. This faction never had an official tabletop list, although fan lists exist. What they will look like is anyone’s guess, but this means the Mortal Empires campaign map will be expanded to the east.

Will we eventually see Ogres and Chaos Dwarfs? I would expect Ogres to be introduced similar to the Tomb Kings, as a post-release DLC faction. They would occupy the lands between the current map and Cathay. I have my fingers crossed for Chaos Dwarfs, but we’ll see what happens.

My dream is about to get bigger, and I’m happy about that!

6 comments on “Warhammer Total War III revealed

  1. Bookstooge
    February 6, 2021

    Are these a kind of world building computer games like some the Empire stuff you’ve reviewed, more more of trying to put a tabletop game of WH onto the computer?

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    • davekay
      February 6, 2021

      The game comes with a large campaign map so it’s more about conquest with empire building and trade in there too

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  2. daggerandbrush
    February 6, 2021

    Loved Rome Total War, so this is definitely interesting. I doubt my PC will run it, though.

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    • davekay
      February 6, 2021

      Yes, my current machine can run Warhammer II, but it makes a lot of noise doing so. I’m not sure about III.

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      • backtothehammer
        February 22, 2021

        I’m having the same worries. I’m using a laptop and it is definitely struggling with heat issues so it doesn’t bode well!

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  3. Adeo
    February 6, 2021

    Maybe we’ll see some units from the first Emperor of Cathay’s ‘clay’ pile of shame… *cymbal clash*

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