This is the TW:R2 edition of the "Guide to the Guides." There will most likely be some overlap with Total War Center and other sources of guides, but I hope to keep things as organized as possible.
How to Play Total War - A Beginners Guide
Official Rome 2 FAQ Thread
Guides for New Players [Videos]
Online Encyclopaedia Access
General Campaign Guides:
Total War: Rome II - Beginner's Guide by Dark Side
(^Work in Progress, though past efforts have been excellent)
Skye's Video Library [Videos]
SusaVile's Rome 2 Building Planner, all factions
(^A handy little tool)
Slaists Guide to RTW 2 Politics
Faction-Specific Campaign Guides:
Roman Auxiliaries Guide
Guide to playing as the Suebi online [Video]________________________________________
Knut's Guide to Naval Supremacy
Latin Army Names Guide
(^A real community effort)
Look to the links directly below if you can't find a relevant guide in this thread:
Total War Wiki
TWC Strategies and Tactics Forum
Please post here with links to any useful guides you come across or create. Historically, the GttG has been a great resource for the community, and I hope to repeat that success with TW:R2.
A note: I myself am sadly separated from a gaming computer for most of this year (*cries a small tear of sadness*), and so will rely entirely upon the community for even the most basic information on what does and does not work in this new game. Your pity, in the form of guides and helpful advice for all, would be appreciated.