Anyone else getting sick of TW games being released in ages before gunpowder? The last four "real world" TW games outside of Warhammer have all been in pre-gunpowder eras (Three Kingdoms, Thrones, Atilla, Rome II). That's just inexcusable.
The Total War series is clearly meant for gunpowder ages. The first TW game ever was in a gun powder age. That was one of the main appeals to me. Getting black powder weapons and then unleashing them upon my unsuspecting foes who don't have them. It's why I had more fun with "The Americas" expansion of Medieval II then the main game. It's why almost exclusively play as factions with gunpowder weapons in the Warhammer games.
It's fine to occasionally crank out a non-gunpowder TW game just to cover some new eras. But four in a row? Seriously? Come on, CA, get back on track.