The first time we got a good look at the game inexplicably not named Total Warhammer [official site], the Greenskins and Empire were throwing down. With the latest gameplay trailer, we get to see fifteen minutes of Dwarves cracking Greenskin skulls after being ambushed underground. I bet High King Thorgrim Grudgebearer will be listing this in his Burn Book.
The short demo shows the ‘Ambush at the Thundering Falls’ Quest Battle, which I’m told is from early in the Dwarven campaign, where Thorgrim and pals cannon and brawl in the tunnels of the Underway.
Publishers Sega have made a big deal of fighting underground as being new to the series in this game, but they appear to mostly be plain old battlefields but narrower? I suppose that makes it more a straight-up rumble than a battle with plenty of flanking, but Total War has dabbled in canyons and other tight scraps before. Anyway! Sorry, I was getting into the Grudgebearing spirit there – I’ll turn you over to three folks from The Creative Assembly to watch the demo:
Total Warhammer is slated to launch some time in 2016. The battle shown in this demo will be playable at EGX in Birmingham later this month, if you’re swinging by there.