It’s time for the High Elves of Total War: Warhammer 2 to get a bit of a showcase today, in a new campaign gameplay video. Tyrion and company’s unique mechanics center around diplomacy – both of the friendly, and not so friendly kind.
Early on, the video demonstrates the ‘court intrigue’ ability that High Elves can use to affect the relationships between other factions. The goal here is to use the political approach to destabilize your enemies-and maybe even friends-if the situation calls for it. Eroding a faction relationship can distract a rival power, or split an alliance leaving the way open for your own conquest.
High Elves also get extra bonuses from trade agreements. Their ability to gain sight on the territories of any trading partners will be invaluable when planning strategic moves. For example, if you’re seeing an army moving against an ally that will give you time to prepare. In addition, High Elf agents can steal technology as well, boosting their own tech progress in Total War: Warhammer 2.
Beyond the faction mechanics, there’s a look at defending a ritual site from the oncoming Chaos hordes, and a short montage of an assault on a Lizardmen citadel. The trailer also shows off new collapse animations for structures as well. Warhammer 2 will be out later this month, on 28 September.