Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:07pm 15/09/21 | 1 Comments
With the Grand Cathay being one of the oldest and most powerful factions in the world of Warhammer. In the tabletop realm of the franchise the civilisation has never been playable, with that changing here. As per a new in-engine trailer we get to see the "the land of celestial dragons, unyielding warriors, and wondrous war machines" in full force. And it's spectacular.
Grand Cathay is one of the oldest and most powerful civilizations in the Warhammer® World and has remained largely unchanged for thousands of years. It is ruled by the children of the Celestial Dragon Emperor, ancient and powerful beings capable of assuming human form and wielding the mysterious lores of magic known as Yin and Yang.
Miao Ying, the Storm Dragon, rules over Northern Cathay and commands the armies of the Great Bastion. Cold and aloof, she has ruled over the northern provinces for centuries after its defense was entrusted to her by her father, the Celestial Dragon Emperor.
Zhao Ming, the Iron Dragon, rules over Western Cathay and the Sky Road that leads into the Mountains of Mourn. A hardened frontier warrior, the Iron Dragon maintains the western edge of the empire and keeps the desert clans in order, even as the other Dragons question the sanity of their brother.
If Cathay could be described in a single word, it would be 'harmony'. The Dragons of Cathay, and by extension their armies, are creatures of order, who seek balance in all things – including how they wage war.
Whilst the armies of the Dragon Emperor are defensive in nature and built to stand their ground and grind the enemy down through determined defense and firepower, ensuring they fight as a single & efficient organism is the most vital element of their war effort. The longer their armies can maintain this harmony upon the battlefield, the greater the bonuses they are able to unlock.
As one of the most technologically sophisticated nations in The Old World, the Cathayan war-machine can call upon a myriad of the most ruthless and deadly units in existence. The core of the army is constructed around expert troops such as the unyielding Jade Warriors and the elite Celestial Dragon Guard, whilst devastating support can be provided by titanic Terracotta Sentinels, the masterfully crafted Wu-Xing War Compass and the ethereal Great-Jade Longma Riders.
Which brings us to the headline, and yeah, Total War: Warhammer III was originally meant to be out this year. In addition to the look at this very cool new faction Creative Assembly also dropped word that the release window for the game has been pushed back to early 2022.
"While it's tempting to rush to the finish line as it comes into view, we have made the decision to give it a little more time by moving the launch of Total War: Warhammer 3 from 2021 to early 2022," Rob Bartholomew, Chief Product Officer as Creative Assembly said.
"The wait won't be much longer, and we'll have plenty of new information for you in the meantime. The new date will make for a stronger release and the best first step into a new era for Total War: Warhammer. We don't consider this release the end of our trilogy, but the start of years of content and support as we continue to bring the jaw-dropping scale of Games Workshop's fantasy universe to Total War."
The silver lining here is that the planned trilogy is now more than a trilogy. Very cool news, as the fantasy-based Total War experiment has proved to be one of the most exciting additions to the Total War fold.