Total War: Rome II is set to bring several new innovations to The Creative Assembly's winning RTS formula, including true line of sight mechanics, ambush scenarios and deployable battlefield technology that can turn an army's fortune. A new trailer and screenshots show off these features in action during the disastrous battle of Teutoberg, which saw three Roman legions slaughtered by Germanic forces.
In 9AD, Teutoburg Forest was the scene of a crushing defeat for the Empire. Masterminded by Arminius, the son of a Germanic chieftain taken as a child and raised as a hostage in Rome, the battle saw his betrayal of the Roman general Varus.
Arminius united the tribes, ambushed Varus' Legion and struck a fatal and shattering blow to the Empire's expansion.
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