The third installment of the Warhammer trilogy in the Total War series is about to get a new DLC. In the new DLC players will be controlling an offshoot race of the Dawi (dwarfs) that are kinda like the evil twin of their counterpart. Your entire campaign will focus on expanding your own war industry that will feed the ever hungry war machine of the Dawi Zharr.
To actually build that forementioned war industry, you as a player have many new mechanics to help you with your journey.
We have already previously discussed about the franchise here, our last post being Valkia the Bloody.
Unique mechanics for Chaos Dwarfs
Let’s start with the foundations of your industry, the labourers. Many veteran players will already know this but labourers are just nicer word for slaves. The mechanic is similar to the dark elf slave mechanic but more fleshed out. You gradually gain more workforce by winning battles and trust me, you are going to fight a lot of battles.
That workforce is then used in the mines and factories of the Dawi Zharr Empire. Mines will produce vital raw materials by consuming workforce every turn. Raw materials can be used to instantly built buildings and produce armaments in factories for starters.
Now armaments, those are the bread and butter of your war machine. They can be used to increase unit caps, upgrading different units and selling them via a caravan mechanic.
So, what about its more unique mechanics? Well, for starters there’s the Tower of Zharr which is basically their ruling council. During your campaign you will generate conclave influence which will be used to buy seats from the council. On top of that, the player will also be able to confederate with the other 2 Chaos Dwarf factions with the influence points. However, if that said faction is already destroyed, picking the confederation with influence will grant you the respective legendary lord.
Now, let’s get to the titular mechanic shall we, the chaos forge. Here you, the player will be able to expand your chaos dwarf roster, unlocking new upgrades for the units as you spend more and more armaments.
What is Total War?
The Total War game series is a popular strategy game franchise developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega. The series combines turn-based strategy and real-time tactics gameplay. These are set in various historical periods and regions. Ancient Rome, medieval Europe, feudal Japan, and the Napoleonic Wars being the big ones.
In Total War games, players control armies and engage in large-scale battles. Managing resources, diplomacy, and also other aspects of empire-building. The games are known for their deep and immersive gameplay and their detailed historical accuracy and attention to detail.
Some of the most popular titles in the series include Rome: Total War, Medieval II: Total War, Empire: Total War, and Total War: Three Kingdoms. The series has won numerous awards and has a dedicated fanbase around the world.
A Fantastic Fantasy
Total War: Warhammer is a strategy game that a part of the Total War game series. Total War: Warhammer takes place in a fictional fantasy world based on the Warhammer Fantasy tabletop game. Let’s dive deeper shall we.
The game features real-time battles and turn-based strategy elements, and it allows players to control one of several factions, including the Empire, the Greenskins, the Dwarfs, and the Vampire Counts. Each faction has its unique units, heroes, and gameplay mechanics. In this world the players must use their armies to conquer territory, manage resources, and engage in diplomacy with other factions.
Total War: Warhammer features a variety of gameplay modes, including a campaign mode where players can conquer the world. On top of that it also has multiplayer battles where players can compete against each other. The game has received critical acclaim for its deep and engaging gameplay, but also for its faithful adaptation of the Warhammer Fantasy Battle world.