So as this week is coming to a close we got a reveal of the last non-DLC playable warlord, being Dong Zhou. So now that we have that out of the way, this has to be the week where we finally get to see the full playable roster of all factions.
For the remaining two weeks they need to start showing off the yellow turban rebellion DLC, with regards to how they play and the characters involved.
I like the personalities, lore and motivations of the Warhammer Fantasy characters. However it is always the soldiers and regiments of each leader that is the main selling point for myself and many others (just like in any other older total war game).
To be fair what we have seen so far looks more diverse than ToB. For example 3K has a greater selection of shields and a larger range of weapons. Saying that the cavalry options and ranged options are about the same from what we have seen, instead of javelins we have crossbows and the more elite archers don't use peasant bows (but do they match the longbow), and the same issue goes for the cavalry.
We know barely anything about the artillery, although we have seen the traction trebuchet which was first recorded 20-120 years after the three kingdoms period ended so you can just about get away with fielding it.
We don't know if we are going to get exotic regiments that could be slightly historically inaccurate but still awesome, be it Japanese ninja regiments or the Roman gladiator regiments.
Did they use any beasts of war?
It would super suck if they locked all the unique units behind DLC paywalls. Alternatively CA is simply afraid of showing off the roster knowing that it is super small. I don't care too much about the campaign map gameplay, there are a plenty off cheap games by indie titles who have done indepth campaigns especially in the 3K setting. However none of them have the total war battles, and CA should remember this is what players buy their games for.