Existance of Warhammer TW, even tho a nice thing on by itself, i started with it and have every achivement, a good game. but it greatly damages historical titles, there are two parts to this problem:
1. Seperate teams are bad.
you probably wondered, why CA's historical team to example cant get battles right for once? well, warhammer, as more profitable ip, recieves all the best workers in the company, you think they hired a new team for fantasy? lol, they just sent less talanted and expirienced ones to make historicals. If you want a propper historical game, CA should be one again.
2. Steve Jobs was right:
"this "Walhammler" did well so lest make historical games walhammlery too, i never played or made a game in my life, why do i have so much say in this? whatever, what can go wrong. And dont forget to cut costs on everything, we cant afford animations or even sounds from 2005. god, its good to be a monopoly. "
Its pretty obivious that managers dont ant another historical, its a song of yesterday, they just want more Warhammers whithout realising that whithout that IP it would be a pretty mediocre game by tw standards, and so, will not sell so good, yet all historical games are just mods to Warhammer. speaking about mods MK 1212 is a better historical title than anything they did since rome2/atilla because it was made by people who actually like history and TW series.
3. Unrelated to warhammer: one game every year is a **** policy, good AAA game these days needs at least 4 years of big team's hard work, otherwise we get some half-baked ****