Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia Introduces the Welsh and New Fame Victories


Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia has revealed its latest faction and historical leader – The Welsh under King Anaraut. You can check out a dark, rather dramatic cinematic trailer for King Anaraut, below.

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King Anaraut leads the Gwined, one of two Welsh factions in Thrones of Britannia. Anaraut must live up to the legacy of his respected father King Rhodri and unite Wales into a single nation. It won’t be easy, but hey, anybody who can climb a mountain in the dark in full crown and armor must be made of sturdy stuff.

Total War developer Creative Assembly have also detailed Thrones of Britannia’s new Fame Victory, which should be a good option for those less-aggressive players out there:

With the victory conditions in Thrones of Britannia we wanted to provide options that tie into the different ways people like to play Total War. Conquest is for those who want to paint the map. Fame, however, is for those who want to develop their faction.

To improve the Fame of your faction, you need to construct certain buildings, research technologies, or have a good king. Each of these endeavors generate Fame points, and to achieve the Fame Victory you must accumulate a bank of these points worthy of each victory level. Thus, for those who like to turtle and develop their factions, this victory condition ties in nicely with that approach.

The Welsh are especially well suited to the Fame victory condition. They possess a unique faction mechanic called ‘Heroism’ which can provide bonuses to their faction leaders’ influence. This can then provide a Fame bonus to the faction itself. Similarly, the starting capitals of Gwined and Strat Clut can both construct the special Bard building chain. This can deliver big Fame bonuses as well.

Thrones of Britannia is the first game in the Total War Saga spin-off series, which will tackle more specific points in history, rather than the vast eras the series has dealt with in the past. The games will also focus more heavily on narrative and player choice than past Total War titles. Thrones of Britannia, in particular, takes place in 878 AD as Britain recovers from years of Viking invasions and Norse, English, Scottish, and Irish factions vie for control of the islands. Creative Assembly are promising their most detailed campaign map ever, covering the entire British Isles.

Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia marches onto PC on April 19.