News Archives - August 2009

New Article: Russian Opening Moves and Strategy Guide
Posted by Andalus on August 27, AD 2009 @ 11:14 AM

Russia is a unique faction, separated in many ways from the rest of the world in Medieval II: Total War. In order for a Russian player to establish themselves as a great power in Europe, they will have to expand and consolidate rapidly and bring their unique and superior cavalry roster to bear on their foes. In this guide, by Andalus, you will be taken through the details of making the most of your first few turns, and the general aims of your strategy as a Russian general.

You can read the new article here in our campaign strategy section. You may leave any comments or discussion in this thread on our forums.

All Under Heaven: The Song Dynasty Preview
Posted by Andalus on August 26, AD 2009 @ 12:03 PM

The modders of All Under Heaven have just released a new preview for their mod. All Under Heaven takes Medieval II: Total War and transforms it into a Medieval Asian setting, in a period on the eve of the Mongol invasions of Asia, where the entire continent is about to be thrown into a period of warfare.

This preview concerns the Song Dynasty. It features incredible depth, with a wealth of interesting information on history, culture, religion, politics, and more. There are also stunning screenshots of the campaign map, the strat models, and of the simply beautiful units that have been created. One of the most well made previews I have seen recently, for a highly anticipated mod. And justly so.

You can see the preview scroll and congratulate the team on their work here. Be warned, there are a lot of large, high resolution images. If you have a slow browser you may wish to instead view the thumbnail version.

As if that were not enough, they have also released a video of the Song units. Watch it on youtube in high quality and on full screen for the full experience!

You can discuss the mod on our forums in this thread.