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Title: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Feanor Fire Heart on February 03, 2021, 03:21:01 PM
The trailer dropped. Its so good!
https://youtu.be/HAr7yUlM0Po (https://youtu.be/HAr7yUlM0Po)
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kisvel and Chaos)
Post by: Feanor Fire Heart on February 03, 2021, 03:25:49 PM
This may give us a hint into what the Kislev models will look like in the new Old World since GW hinted that Kislev will have a range.

And they confirmed Cathay will be in it.  :-o And each Chaos god has their own faction too.

https://www.totalwar.com/blog/total-war-warhammer-iii-faq/ (https://www.totalwar.com/blog/total-war-warhammer-iii-faq/)
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kisvel and Chaos)
Post by: GamesPoet on February 03, 2021, 03:30:14 PM
The Ice Queen Cometh.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kisvel and Chaos)
Post by: Feanor Fire Heart on February 03, 2021, 03:31:13 PM
The Ice Queen Cometh.

Sorry I just edited when you posted. Cathay (Warhammer China) will be in it too!
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kisvel, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: GamesPoet on February 03, 2021, 03:34:40 PM
Cathay Cometh.

Not surprising, especially if GW is selling in China.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kisvel and Chaos)
Post by: Jmash on February 03, 2021, 03:40:01 PM
This may give us a hint into what the Kislev models will look like in the new Old World since GW hinted that Kislev will have a range.

Exactly my thoughts, those polar bear cavalry are exactly what we saw teaser concepts for when they announced the return of the Old World.

Maybe the Old World isn't quite as far off as we were being told... tell them it'll be waaay off in like 5 years and surprise everybody by dropping it in 1-2?
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: GamesPoet on February 03, 2021, 03:53:41 PM
The trailer dropped. Its so good!
https://youtu.be/HAr7yUlM0Po (https://youtu.be/HAr7yUlM0Po)
In the video, it is mentioned that the Dark Gods feed on transgressions, although I couldn't hear the second and third one clearly ...

1. Corruption
2. maybe Possession?
3. ???
4. Rage

Can anyone else make out what #2 and #3 are :icon_question:
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Artobans Ghost on February 03, 2021, 03:57:51 PM
I just may have made a hasty decision about not getting back into the old world lol.
Great trailer
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Jmash on February 03, 2021, 04:00:49 PM
The trailer dropped. Its so good!
https://youtu.be/HAr7yUlM0Po (https://youtu.be/HAr7yUlM0Po)
In the video, it is mentioned that the Dark Gods feed on transgressions, although I couldn't hear the second and third one clearly ...

1. Corruption
2. maybe Possession?
3. ???
4. Rage

Can anyone else make out what #2 and #3 are :icon_question:

1. Corruption
2. Obsession
3. Deceit
4. Rage
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Feanor Fire Heart on February 03, 2021, 04:28:55 PM
I watched the trailer with my kids and when the Tzarina started to use her ice magic, my daughter started singing "Let it go" from Frozen. There will also be a pre-order race but it hasn't come out what they will be yet. Many are guessing either Ogre Kingdoms or Chaos Dwarfs. So thats a total of 7 races and 9 LL for the start of the game!

I also like that its not going to be the End Times.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: GamesPoet on February 03, 2021, 04:38:55 PM
The trailer dropped. Its so good!
https://youtu.be/HAr7yUlM0Po (https://youtu.be/HAr7yUlM0Po)
In the video, it is mentioned that the Dark Gods feed on transgressions, although I couldn't hear the second and third one clearly ...

1. Corruption
2. maybe Possession?
3. ???
4. Rage

Can anyone else make out what #2 and #3 are :icon_question:
1. Corruption
2. Obsession
3. Deceit
4. Rage
Ah, that is making some more sense now, thank you!
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: GamesPoet on February 03, 2021, 04:41:06 PM
I just may have made a hasty decision about not getting back into the old world lol.
Great trailer
More use for your figures. :icon_idea: :icon_wink:
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: GamesPoet on February 03, 2021, 04:43:18 PM
I watched the trailer with my kids and when the Tzarina started to use her ice magic, my daughter started singing "Let it go" from Frozen. There will also be a pre-order race but it hasn't come out what they will be yet. Many are guessing either Ogre Kingdoms or Chaos Dwarfs. So thats a total of 7 races and 9 LL for the start of the game!

I also like that its not going to be the End Times.
Your daughters response is classic. :icon_cool: :eusa_clap:

I do like the idea of GW going back on the Olde World calendar to produce its return.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Gankom on February 03, 2021, 05:29:44 PM
Get hyped! I notice they talk about the warhammer studio working closely with the game company for this, and I'm hopeful that its a good sign for the coming The Old World rebirth.

REALLY surprised Cathay is going to be a major faction. Never thought I'd see the day.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: GamesPoet on February 03, 2021, 09:55:37 PM
Here's another GW trailer regarding featuring two guys talking about the designing of Kislev and Cathay ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STAxzrnd0aA
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: GamesPoet on February 03, 2021, 10:42:38 PM
1. Corruption
2. Obsession
3. Deceit
4. Rage
It just occurred to me ...

1. Corruption ... Nurgle
2. Obsession ... Slaanesh
3. Deceit ... Tzeentch
4. Rage ... Khorne

 :icon_cool: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: S.O.F on February 04, 2021, 12:24:01 AM
Please let there be Dog of War so they can fix the southern part of the Old World map in Mortal Empires
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Feanor Fire Heart on February 04, 2021, 03:11:00 AM
Please let there be Dog of War so they can fix the southern part of the Old World map in Mortal Empires

I don't want to be that guy, but It looks like the main focus is going to be on the east.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Gankom on February 04, 2021, 04:41:27 AM
I'm looking forward to a nicely detailed map.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: S.O.F on February 04, 2021, 08:07:52 AM
I don't want to be that guy, but It looks like the main focus is going to be on the east.

Yeah I know, just as a pre-order DLC they have the best argument to bridge and be found on Vortex, Old World/Mortal Empires, and a new game map over any other faction. I mean there is room for plenty eastern factions on the current Mortal Empires map but none that also bridge to a Vortex campaign start which CA seems to like to link in for cross functionality.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: S.O.F on February 04, 2021, 11:10:28 AM
Further aside anyone care to speculate on the feel Cathay will have. GW has always been sparse on the eastern bits of the world. Three Kingdoms feel not only hits the normal GW approach of 'very famous point in history meets fantasy' since the more fleshed out Nippon in 3rd Edition was very Sengoku period. Further it would save loads on the CA end of reskinning a bunch of stuff from Three Kingdoms Total War already.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: GamesPoet on February 04, 2021, 12:06:59 PM
Saw a reference to "Dragon Kingdoms".
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Warlord on February 04, 2021, 12:33:10 PM
DLC will probably be Ogres.
Surprised they added Cathay instead of Chaos Dwarves.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: S.O.F on February 04, 2021, 12:37:24 PM
DLC will probably be Ogres.
Surprised they added Cathay instead of Chaos Dwarves.

I feel certain there will be Chaos Dwarfs in at some point. DLC Ogres doesn't make much sense seems a core race for the east with not as much cross game compatibility. But who knows if they will care about that and how Mortal Empires will move. My guess it will migrate to Warhammer 3 since I really have no interest in whatever the scripted campaign of 3 will be just a greatly expanded Mortal Empires map.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: GamesPoet on February 05, 2021, 11:35:15 PM
Two videos from just before the one provided by Feanor ...

In Altdorf, at the Grand Astrolab, on Geheiminnacht Eve ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0d9h9E0dSI

Four constellations in the sky ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfzbKB8W6_I

In this order ... Grungi's Baldric, The Piper, The Drummer, Rhya's Cauldron

For those four to appear in the sky at the same time, yowza! :icon_wink: :icon_lol:

The first is a summer constellation, the next two are seen in the autumn, the fourth in the winter.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Feanor Fire Heart on February 06, 2021, 10:26:55 PM
Yeah, thats why it was so surprising to see. Each one is a symbol of each chaos god. Khorne, Tzeentch, Slaanesh, and Nurgle respectively. Whats really interesting in those videos is theres a man in brown robes holding a tome in the background behind the celestial wizard. He is also the same guy at the end of the announcement trailer that goes inside the Tzarnia's tent and moves the papers around that shows Cathay on the map ad then he grins into the camera. Many are speculating he's the advisor in the game and/or the wizard that goes chaos in the original Warhammer Total War trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjzLuddjIUI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjzLuddjIUI)

Rumors are abound on who he actually is though.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Warlord on February 07, 2021, 10:25:02 AM
I think its Medivh.
Wait....
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: GamesPoet on February 07, 2021, 01:24:52 PM
As the astrolab dude says ... "There is no reason with the forces of fantasy."
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Gankom on February 07, 2021, 07:16:21 PM
I think its Medivh.
Wait....

Think of the possibilites of THAT crossover.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Feanor Fire Heart on September 14, 2021, 03:01:54 PM
Cathay Announcement trailer for Warhammer 3 total war has dropped! We also see some Tzeentch units too (since Kislev got the Khorne one).

https://youtu.be/033FWxL22A0 (https://youtu.be/033FWxL22A0)
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: GamesPoet on September 14, 2021, 03:47:05 PM
Quite the video. :icon_eek:
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Gankom on September 14, 2021, 04:04:56 PM
Just to state again for those who haven't been following, they have said that the Total War crew is working with the people from The Old World project so that ascetics and themes are the same. So there's a very good chance some total war III stuff will show up in Old World. I'll be really curious if that includes a full Cathay faction, but its possible at this point.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Gankom on September 14, 2021, 04:05:48 PM
Here's the full community article to with a lot more Cathay info.

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2021/09/14/watch-grand-cathay-come-to-life-in-an-epic-collaboration-for-total-war-warhammer-iii/


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In fact, the Warhammer Studio went so far as to establish each and every unit for use on the tabletop, including stats and special abilities.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: brr-icy on September 14, 2021, 06:34:39 PM
Here's the full community article to with a lot more Cathay info.

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2021/09/14/watch-grand-cathay-come-to-life-in-an-epic-collaboration-for-total-war-warhammer-iii/


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In fact, the Warhammer Studio went so far as to establish each and every unit for use on the tabletop, including stats and special abilities.

Would have been a lot cooler if they released the tabletop rules (for 6th, not 8th lol) for cathay along with the old world game. give us grumpy old buggers a new army to field on the best set of rules they made. I have so little faith in the rule developers now since the books for 7th came out, they haven't been able to balance greed with gameplay. So I have to stick with 6th, or 4/5th occasionally, it's still fun in it's silliness. 

Warcry is terribly boring, yahtzee with miniatures isn't my style of gaming. AoS isn't my thing either, I didn't like 40k back in the day, no matter what skin you put on it, i still don't like it lol.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Gankom on September 14, 2021, 10:26:49 PM
I noticed that they said they came up with full tabletop rules, but never said for what edition. I assume for Old World myself.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: brr-icy on September 15, 2021, 11:11:32 AM
it says "8th edition we understand" at the bottom under the ** note.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Zak on September 15, 2021, 02:35:14 PM
cool stuff... this seems like the new table top game will be very cool
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Zak on September 15, 2021, 02:36:16 PM
So will we see Nippon, Ind, adding Slannesh, Nurgle?
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Feanor Fire Heart on September 15, 2021, 05:51:37 PM
No word on any other human kingdoms. Cathay was confirmed in the very first trailer for WH3 so its no big surprise that they showed up. Its just the content for it that is so surprising. I am willing to bet Ogre Kingdoms will probably be around (in WH2, you can hire some Ogre Mercenaries after the latest DLC so an army of them may not be too far off) and many people are still holding out for Chaos Dwarfs. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw Middenheim, Lahmia, and Nagash at some point since they have been alluded to in updates in WH2 but nothing concrete has been announced.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Gankom on September 21, 2021, 03:32:15 PM
Another Cathay lore/background update is out today,

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2021/09/21/read-the-official-background-for-total-war-warhammer-iiis-most-deadly-units/
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Feanor Fire Heart on November 04, 2021, 03:26:23 PM
(https://i.redd.it/qodspgul9jx71.png)

Looks like someone at CA jumped the gun on releasing the advertisements on a yet unannounced new faction in Total War 3!

The gorging horde is coming!

https://www.reddit.com/r/totalwar/comments/qm9iqq/uhhh_i_think_ca_or_publisher_sent_the_wrong_add/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/totalwar/comments/qm9iqq/uhhh_i_think_ca_or_publisher_sent_the_wrong_add/)

(https://i.imgur.com/mhY8vpu.jpeg) (https://i.imgur.com/RshzovW.jpeg)

And about 10 hours after the leak, the release the trailer!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDiskn8XwCE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDiskn8XwCE)

Warhammer 3 comes out February 17!!
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Zak on November 12, 2021, 02:36:50 AM
they are addinga lot of things in this release
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Feanor Fire Heart on November 12, 2021, 10:13:24 PM
That Ogre song is fire.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Gankom on January 19, 2022, 05:22:10 PM
One of the groups I follow got access to a review copy of Total Warhammer III and did a big write up on it. Some interesting stuff happening there.

https://www.goonhammer.com/total-war-warhammer-iii-the-goonhammer-review/
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Tyvw on January 19, 2022, 09:31:05 PM
The undivided Daemon prince lord looks interesting gameplay-wise. I never really got into the chaos factions in I & II but the new stuff looks kind of fun.
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Gankom on February 18, 2022, 08:10:43 PM
With the new game out, we finally have some detailed maps of Cathay.

(https://www.warhammer-community.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/4MZDRvDTQnQgkhiS.jpg)

ALSO confirmation that its going to be used for The Old World.

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Cathay has been ruled by a race of immortal shape-shifting dragons for thousands of years, and it’s not a place that changes much, so this map is just as valid for the era in which Total War: Warhammer III is set as it is during the earlier period that will be explored by Warhammer: The Old World. Rest assured, scholars of Warhammer, this map works in both settings, so get studying!

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Far beyond the Old World, across the Worlds Edge Mountains, the Dark Lands beyond them, and even the Mountains of Mourn, stretches the vast empire of Grand Cathay. A sprawling land of mist-shrouded mountains, endless forests, mighty rivers and magnificent cities, this is the largest realm of men in the known world. The first taste of this empire encountered by travellers (or invaders) from the west and north are the lands ruled over by the Storm Dragon Miao Ying and the Iron Dragon Zhao Ming – children of the Celestial Dragon Emperor Xen Yang.

Miao Ying defends the Great Bastion to the north, a towering wall that stretches for hundreds of miles across Grand Cathay’s northern border, from the ever-present forces of Chaos and the Hobgoblin Khanates. It is said the strength of the Storm Dragon and her innumerable armies have never faltered in their protection of the empire, thanks to the discipline of Cathay’s soldiers and the wondrous weapons produced by the artificers of Nan Gau.

In the west, Zhao Ming rules the lucrative trade city of Sang Yang, guarding the Ivory Road from the rest of the Old World. However, there’s more than the high walls of Sang Yang and the Iron Dragon’s mercenary armies keeping western Cathay safe. Stretching beyond the gates of his city is the Warpstone Desert, a cursed land forever tainted by the impact of the ancient meteor that created the Great Maw, which makes for a formidable barrier to any who would dare strike at Grand Cathay from the west.

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2022/02/18/grand-cathay-is-mapped-for-the-first-time-in-warhammer-the-old-world/
Title: Re: Warhammer III Total War (Kislev, Cathay, and Chaos)
Post by: Gankom on February 18, 2022, 08:15:34 PM
Forgot to post it with the last one, but here's the whole map for Total War III, and the starting postions for the various pickable factions.


(https://preview.redd.it/u7uzv84dp7d81.png?width=1021&auto=webp&s=1f29c9a0c53d973f50fb5c58f1c1c27fded02892)