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Thrones of Britannia Q&A with Jack Lusted

CA_WhelanCA_Whelan Registered Users, Moderators, Administrators, CA Staff, SuperAdmin, Community Team Posts: 673
edited February 16 in General Discussion


Join us in half an hour for Total War: Live where we'll be having a live Q&A with Jack Lusted on Thrones of Britannia

We'll be kicking things off with some Free For All on WARHAMMER II at 3pm GMT and then Jack will be joining us at 4pm GMT for the Q&A

See you there!

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  • SuliotSuliot Senior Member Registered Users Posts: 526
    Nice interview, I found it interesting when he said that the majority of changes are going to be on the campaign, and that minor settlements seem to work differently. I can't wait for more information!
  • jamreal18jamreal18 Senior Member Registered Users Posts: 7,151
    Suliot said:

    Nice interview, I found it interesting when he said that the majority of changes are going to be on the campaign, and that minor settlements seem to work differently. I can't wait for more information!

    Can you summarize what are the new information?
  • SuliotSuliot Senior Member Registered Users Posts: 526
    jamreal18 said:

    Suliot said:

    Nice interview, I found it interesting when he said that the majority of changes are going to be on the campaign, and that minor settlements seem to work differently. I can't wait for more information!

    Can you summarize what are the new information?
    There will be no knights, the best cavalry will be Welsh. Saxons have a jack of all trades army, Vikings are good with axes, the Welsh are good with cavalry and longbows, the Irish will have a good skirmishing army.

    Most of the changes will be on the campaign map and there are some changes coming to minor settlements but, they're not releasing any information on that at the moment. There will be a technology tree, we will be able to upgrade units just like in Attila, but they will be pre-set in their roles kinda like they are in AoC, i, e levies will be upgraded to better levies but not elite units. Cavalry will be more about scouting and harassing skirmishers while the shield wall formation is going to rule the battlefield.

    That's what I can remember off the top of my head. :)
  • MattzoMattzo Member United KingdomRegistered Users Posts: 1,422
    Sounds fantastic to me!
    "Everything in war is simple. But the simplest thing is difficult."
  • LeverkinLeverkin Registered Users Posts: 29
    Great interview. Keep it coming! :smile:
  • LESAMALESAMA Member Registered Users Posts: 402
    Great interview! Really good to see the passion with the developer. Jack well done!
  • Nortrix87Nortrix87 Senior Member Registered Users Posts: 991
    So if you did not watch it live?
    "We men are the monsters now. The time of heroes is dead, Wiglaf - the Christ God has killed it, leaving humankind with nothing but weeping martyrs, fear, and shame."

    - Beowulf
  • ErminazErminaz Senior Member Las Vegas, Nevada, USARegistered Users Posts: 5,336
    Nortrix87 said:

    So if you did not watch it live?

    Click on the most recently uploaded video (https://www.twitch.tv/videos/207208003) and skip to about 1:03:40.
    Tacitus Quotes:
    Auferre, trucidare, rapere, falsis nominibus imperium; atque, ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant.
    They plunder, they slaughter, and they steal: this they falsely name Empire, and where they make a wasteland, they call it peace.

    Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges.
    The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government.

    I found Rome a city of filth covered marble and left it a pile of rubble. - Me
  • alstlalstl Member Registered Users Posts: 259
    Ten playable factions. Time to wildly speculate as to what the ten playable factions are.

    I'm a novice regarding the history of this era but Alfred the Great was Anglo Saxon right? Jack mentioned the Welsh, Irish and Vikings. I would imagine the Scots get a faction or two.

    Could it be there are 5 major factions those being Anglo Saxon, Wales, Ireland, Viking and Scotland with each of those having an affiliated playable minor faction?

    Since I'll probably play as the Scots I'm curious what the most likely composition of the Scot army composition will look like. Did they use swords and shields? Did they use spears and pikes? Did they toss telephone poles at people?

    Thanks for the video Jack. I'm looking forward to the game.
  • kinjokinjo Senior Member Registered Users, Cakes! Posts: 1,551
    Jack and Whelan nailed it!

    Great job guys the questions were good and looking forward to the news next week on the campaign map.
  • dge1dge1 Moderator Arkansas, USARegistered Users, Moderators, Knights Posts: 14,945
    Really looking forward to getting heavily innvolved in this game!
    "The two most common things in the universe are Hydrogen and Stupidity." - Harlan Ellison
    "The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously." - Hubert H. Humphrey
    "Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” - George Carlin
  • SuliotSuliot Senior Member Registered Users Posts: 526
    alstl said:



    Could it be there are 5 major factions those being Anglo Saxon, Wales, Ireland, Viking and Scotland with each of those having an affiliated playable minor faction?

    That's what I'm hoping for.
  • JacklessJackless Junior Member Registered Users Posts: 279
    That was a pretty good Interview! The question were interesting and specific!
    Its also nice to see how enthusiastic Jack is about his game! Im really looking forward to it :)
  • MattzoMattzo Member United KingdomRegistered Users Posts: 1,422
    dge1 said:

    Really looking forward to getting heavily innvolved in this game!

    Yep. I am not sure I have ever been so excited for a game. When I first played Medieval II (my first Total War game) I immediately wanted a 9th century mod for the Britannia campaign.

    This game is a dream come true.
    "Everything in war is simple. But the simplest thing is difficult."
  • Lord_HenkusLord_Henkus Registered Users Posts: 1,171
    Is Jack always dressedike this, or was it a hint for the time period of the next total war..
    How negative I may sound, game is stil 11 out of 10

    Also, please slow down combat!

    And last but not least, CA please hire me for no specific reason


  • CA_WhelanCA_Whelan Registered Users, Moderators, Administrators, CA Staff, SuperAdmin, Community Team Posts: 673

    Is Jack always dressedike this, or was it a hint for the time period of the next total war..

    No, he's literally always dressed like that
  • LESAMALESAMA Member Registered Users Posts: 402
    CA_Whelan said:

    Is Jack always dressedike this, or was it a hint for the time period of the next total war..

    No, he's literally always dressed like that
    It's good to be different
  • MorkMork Registered Users Posts: 169
    My two cents on the 10 factions

    first, let´s take a look at England 878 AD

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Edington

    scroll down for the map.

    This battle gives us two playable factions

    1. Alfred (Anglo-Saxon) or Wessex
    2. Guthrum (danish) later known as Æthelstan ,after he got baptised.

    Further, they have talked about Irish and Welsh, maybe Scots

    so
    3. Wales ( Gwynedd or Powys?)
    4. Ireland (Gaelic Ireland was also divided into five prime overkingdoms (Old Irish cóiceda, Modern Irish cúige). These were Ulaid (in the north), Connacht (in the west), Laighin (in the southeast), Mumhan (in the south) and Mide (in the centre,

    so maybe Connacht or Munster , maybe 2 factions playable.

    Now, just speculation
    5. Scotland ( Alba or Strathclyde come to mind)
    6. maybe norse settlements in Ireland
    7. Danish Mercia
    8. Anglo-Saxon Mercia
    9. Northumberland
    10. 2nd irish or scottish faction? or the norwegian Kingdom of the Northern Isles ( Shetlands)

    Thats my guess with A LOT of speculation to it.

    Norse settlemant in Ireland

    https://www.yourirish.com/history/medieval/vikings-invade-ireland
  • Nortrix87Nortrix87 Senior Member Registered Users Posts: 991
    edited December 2017
    Mork said:

    My two cents on the 10 factions

    first, let´s take a look at England 878 AD

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Edington

    scroll down for the map.

    This battle gives us two playable factions

    1. Alfred (Anglo-Saxon) or Wessex
    2. Guthrum (danish) later known as Æthelstan ,after he got baptised.

    Well before the battle of Edington the "Great Heathen Army" as it was called split in two. "...In 874, following their winter stay in Repton, the Great Heathen Army drove the Mercian king into exile and finally conquered Mercia; the exiled Mercian king was replaced by Ceowulf. According to Alfred the Great's biographer Asser, the Vikings then split into two bands. Halfdan led one band north to Northumbria, where he overwintered by the river Tyne (874–75). In 875 he ravaged further north to Scotland, where he fought the Picts and the Britons of Strathclyde. Returning south of the border in 876, he shared out Northumbrian land amongst his men, who "ploughed the land and supported themselves"; this land was part of what became known as the Danelaw..."

    Considering this, the question is if we gonna see the Danelaw split in two. Most part ruled by pegan Halfdan and East Anglia part by converted Guthrum.


    "We men are the monsters now. The time of heroes is dead, Wiglaf - the Christ God has killed it, leaving humankind with nothing but weeping martyrs, fear, and shame."

    - Beowulf
  • tak22tak22 Senior Member Registered Users Posts: 2,267
    IMO Jorvik/York or however they label the faction that stayed Pagan would be a better choice for a playable faction, since Guthrum was on good terms with Wessex after converting. It could be a different take on the 'Viking' game, though.

    My guesses/hopes:

    1. (Saxons) Wessex
    2. (Saxons) Mercia (client to Wessex)
    3. (Norse) York
    4. (Norse) Kingdom of the Isles
    5. (Norse) Kingdom of Dublin
    6. (Picts) Fortriu/Alba
    7. (Britons) Gwynedd
    8. (Britons) Strathclyde
    9-10. (Irish) [two factions, no idea which]

  • riadachriadach Registered Users Posts: 146
    For an Irish faction I would definitely expect Flann Sinna - Southern Uí Néill High-King.

    If there is a second playable one, it will probably be Cerball mac Dúnlainge king of Osraige. A more challenging start but interesting nonetheless.
  • kinjokinjo Senior Member Registered Users, Cakes! Posts: 1,551
    As far as Irish playable factions go I would say Kingdom of Munster has a good chance with it being a dominate faction towards the end of the period with Brian Boru becoming the High of Ireland. Hard to tell until we get more info on the campaign.
  • alstlalstl Member Registered Users Posts: 259
    Mattzo said:

    dge1 said:

    Really looking forward to getting heavily innvolved in this game!

    Yep. I am not sure I have ever been so excited for a game. When I first played Medieval II (my first Total War game) I immediately wanted a 9th century mod for the Britannia campaign.

    This game is a dream come true.
    I agree. It has been a bit of a dry spell for a historical game. I'm glad they did warhammer because it has been a big financial success for the company even though it isn't my cup of tea but it's good to seem them get back to historical content.
  • Vestri_UlfdyrVestri_Ulfdyr Registered Users Posts: 36
    alstl said:

    Mattzo said:

    dge1 said:

    Really looking forward to getting heavily innvolved in this game!

    Yep. I am not sure I have ever been so excited for a game. When I first played Medieval II (my first Total War game) I immediately wanted a 9th century mod for the Britannia campaign.

    This game is a dream come true.
    I agree. It has been a bit of a dry spell for a historical game. I'm glad they did warhammer because it has been a big financial success for the company even though it isn't my cup of tea but it's good to seem them get back to historical content.
    I may actually upgrade my computer for this, that's how excited I am lol.
  • Valengamer123Valengamer123 Registered Users Posts: 9
    A Question: Where are the castles? As we are in the middle ages it is logical to think that open catillos truth ?, but, as far as I could see in the trailer, I can not find them. I hope it is not another Age of Charlemagne, that instead of making castles they left them as cities that could be changed the option of: commercial city, city castles or city church, without them changing their shape on the map of Europe or in the battle
    If you show me a trailer that can be seen well where and how the castles are, you have my purchase insured because that is the only thing that matters to me about this new delivery, since those "New 5 Things" that showed in your trailer do not interest me .

    I hope you can answer me, thanks.
  • MattzoMattzo Member United KingdomRegistered Users Posts: 1,422

    A Question: Where are the castles? As we are in the middle ages it is logical to think that open catillos truth ?, but, as far as I could see in the trailer, I can not find them. I hope it is not another Age of Charlemagne, that instead of making castles they left them as cities that could be changed the option of: commercial city, city castles or city church, without them changing their shape on the map of Europe or in the battle
    If you show me a trailer that can be seen well where and how the castles are, you have my purchase insured because that is the only thing that matters to me about this new delivery, since those "New 5 Things" that showed in your trailer do not interest me .

    I hope you can answer me, thanks.

    There are no castles in this time period. Castles would only be introduced to Britain in 1066 with the Norman conquest. (Well, I believe 3 were built before during Edward the Confessor's reign (1042-1066) by a couple of Normans at his court.)

    Even on the continent, castles were not yet fully established as what we know them as. One of our earliest refeerences to Castella is in 864, just 14 years before the game starts, but at the time could refer to any fortified lordly residense.

    During Age of Charlemagne, nearly 100 years earlier, the castle had yet to evolve.
    "Everything in war is simple. But the simplest thing is difficult."
  • BlackenedLokiBlackenedLoki Junior Member Registered Users Posts: 152
    Mattzo said:

    A Question: Where are the castles? As we are in the middle ages it is logical to think that open catillos truth ?, but, as far as I could see in the trailer, I can not find them. I hope it is not another Age of Charlemagne, that instead of making castles they left them as cities that could be changed the option of: commercial city, city castles or city church, without them changing their shape on the map of Europe or in the battle
    If you show me a trailer that can be seen well where and how the castles are, you have my purchase insured because that is the only thing that matters to me about this new delivery, since those "New 5 Things" that showed in your trailer do not interest me .

    I hope you can answer me, thanks.

    There are no castles in this time period. Castles would only be introduced to Britain in 1066 with the Norman conquest. (Well, I believe 3 were built before during Edward the Confessor's reign (1042-1066) by a couple of Normans at his court.)

    Even on the continent, castles were not yet fully established as what we know them as. One of our earliest refeerences to Castella is in 864, just 14 years before the game starts, but at the time could refer to any fortified lordly residense.

    During Age of Charlemagne, nearly 100 years earlier, the castle had yet to evolve.
    Correct, definitely no castles in this period, it's way too early. (Technically, the end of the 'Dark Ages')

    The closest thing in this period would be Burhs, which are fortified settlements (think similar to a motte and bailey).

    Similar to castles but not the big medieval ones you're expecting.
    Yes, I am one of those people who liked Rome 2 and yes my opinion is still valid.
  • Valengamer123Valengamer123 Registered Users Posts: 9
    Mattzo said:

    A Question: Where are the castles? As we are in the middle ages it is logical to think that open catillos truth ?, but, as far as I could see in the trailer, I can not find them. I hope it is not another Age of Charlemagne, that instead of making castles they left them as cities that could be changed the option of: commercial city, city castles or city church, without them changing their shape on the map of Europe or in the battle
    If you show me a trailer that can be seen well where and how the castles are, you have my purchase insured because that is the only thing that matters to me about this new delivery, since those "New 5 Things" that showed in your trailer do not interest me .

    I hope you can answer me, thanks.

    There are no castles in this time period. Castles would only be introduced to Britain in 1066 with the Norman conquest. (Well, I believe 3 were built before during Edward the Confessor's reign (1042-1066) by a couple of Normans at his court.)

    Even on the continent, castles were not yet fully established as what we know them as. One of our earliest refeerences to Castella is in 864, just 14 years before the game starts, but at the time could refer to any fortified lordly residense.

    During Age of Charlemagne, nearly 100 years earlier, the castle had yet to evolve.
    Oh well, you clarified a doubt I had about this new game, thank you.
    And what a disappointment that this new delivery is just another Attila with a few modifications that are not worth the purchase.
    Also, thanks again for explaining that at that time in the United Kingdom there were no big castles but small fortifications.
  • jamreal18jamreal18 Senior Member Registered Users Posts: 7,151
    Mattzo said:

    A Question: Where are the castles? As we are in the middle ages it is logical to think that open catillos truth ?, but, as far as I could see in the trailer, I can not find them. I hope it is not another Age of Charlemagne, that instead of making castles they left them as cities that could be changed the option of: commercial city, city castles or city church, without them changing their shape on the map of Europe or in the battle
    If you show me a trailer that can be seen well where and how the castles are, you have my purchase insured because that is the only thing that matters to me about this new delivery, since those "New 5 Things" that showed in your trailer do not interest me .

    I hope you can answer me, thanks.

    There are no castles in this time period. Castles would only be introduced to Britain in 1066 with the Norman conquest. (Well, I believe 3 were built before during Edward the Confessor's reign (1042-1066) by a couple of Normans at his court.)

    Even on the continent, castles were not yet fully established as what we know them as. One of our earliest refeerences to Castella is in 864, just 14 years before the game starts, but at the time could refer to any fortified lordly residense.

    During Age of Charlemagne, nearly 100 years earlier, the castle had yet to evolve.
    That's why we need medieval 3. Hoping castles are garrison-able themselves and destructible.
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