The developers behind the upcoming Total War: Rome 2 revealed today that their newest faction will be none other than the Greek influenced, forward-looking nation of Ptolemaic Egypt.
According to the Total War wiki:
“Ptolemaic Egypt has close cultural ties to the Hellenistic world, while maintaining many Egyptian traditions. Founded by Ptolemy in 305BC following the death of Alexander the Great, it has become a centre of culture and trade under the influence of its Macedonian rulers.”
If you, like every other strategy fan, are a warmonger, you’ll likely be more interested in what it has to say about their fighting style, though.
“The intermingling of Greek and Egyptian fighting styles provides the Ptolemaic Pharaohs with a military that is both advanced and balanced, yet still honours the role of the champion commander. Making great use of spear and pike, their forces are further diversified with skilled swordsmen, scythed chariots, and more exotic units such as African war elephants. Egypt’s position on the Mediterranean Sea also requires a substantial navy to protect its colonial and trade interests.”
Spear, pike, scythed chariots and war elephants!? Sounds like the pyramids do wield some mystic form of power after all!
For more information on Egypt and everything else Total War: Rome 2, be sure to check out their wiki page here.