Sega and Creative Assembly have announced even more new heroes coming to the strategy game. The Rhesus & Memnon Faction pack unleashes two of the most renowned heroes from the Iliad into the game; Rhesus, The Thracian King and Memnon, King of Aethiopia.
These formidable characters come with unique campaign mechanics, devastating hero and unit abilities, as well as two brand-new army rosters consisting of 49 diverse troop choices.
Mighty Rhesus is a driven and relentless commander who hails from the deep-forested valleys of Thrace, home to countless warrior tribes and fearsome primordial gods. His armies rely on strong early engagements, decisive charges, and his units fight predominantly without shields; however, they have good chargers, good armour-piercing and excellent morale.
- Countless Host: Rhesus must seek out and unite the various inter-warring Thracian tribes and unite them under one banner. Doing so unlocks the summoning of powerful host armies to ravage the land of eternal enemies.
- Thracian Rituals: Blessed with immense religious powers, Rhesus enacts to please the old cults of Thrace. These grant a variety of bonuses, including access to elite units, settlement bonuses, and army buffs.
Warrior-king, Memnon, is a distant cousin of princes Paris & Hector and leads the mighty multicultural armies of Aethiopia, a vassal state of Pharaonic Egypt. He is known for a battle prowess akin to that of courageous Achilles, and his roster consists of quick, lightly armoured warriors that have the tools to stay engaged in battle, while each culture within his roster provides powerful strategic advantages.
- Horde: Memnon seeks but one thing – to raze every inch of Achaea. Therefore, his military expedition cannot inhabit settlements but can take advantage of War Spoils to further power his war efforts in defence of Troy.
- Pharoah’s Servant: Memnon relies on the influence and wealth of his Pharoah to reinforce his ranks with soldiers from far-off lands. He must enact Royal Decrees to unlock units from each of the four regions: Aethiopia, Egypt, Canaan, Susa.
- Resourceful Strategist: Memnon does not have access to Spy, Envoy or Priestess Agents to aid his war efforts. Instead, his prestige attracts camp followers to bolster his armies or grant him special actions before battle.
A Total War Saga Troy – Rhesus & Memnon is slated to launch for PC on Steam and Epic Games Store on 14 December 2021. It’s currently available for pre-purchase for 10 percent off at RM32.40 on Steam. In the meantime, check out our review of A Total War Saga Troy MYTHOS here.