The American, British and French nations played an important part in the story of the Boshin war and your relations with these foreign powers will be integral to unit recruitment and to advancing your technology trees. Thirty nine new land units, including modern ranged units - such as the Gatling gun and Armstrong gun - controllable in a new third-person mode. New port siege battle type, this new battle type triggers when attempting a naval assault on an occupied enemy port. The attacking fleet must sail into the harbour and capture the port, running the gauntlet of coastal gun defences. New land and sea unit interactions, during a land battle, armies can call in offshore artillery support barrages. Campaign map bombardments: offshore naval units can bombard armies and cities in adjacent coastal areas on the campaign map itself. The standalone expansion to the award winning Total War: SHOGUN 2 explores the conflict between the Imperial throne and the last Shogunate in 19th century Japan, 400 years after the events of the original game – a dramatic clash of traditional Samurai culture with the explosive power of modern weaponry.
So first, I own all of the Total War titles except Rome 2 - which I have no plans to purchase at this time - way, way too many negative reviews. I have experienced Shogun 1 and Medieval 1 in depth, Rome 1 somewhat, and now this one. I will eventually get around to the ones I have not yet experienced (MTW2, ETW, NTW). Total War was absolutely awesome in its first incarnations. Shogun 1 is still an incredibly deep and rewarding experience. Medievel 1 is also... ..