Sign-ups for this years TWC Olympics - including the Rome II Knockout tournament are now under way. Games begin on the week of Monday the 28th of July with sign-up open between now and Saturday the 26th of July. Rome II isn't the only game on offer - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Chess, Mount and Blade, Wargame: Red Dragon and the Risk-esque Warlight are some of the other events.

Players of all skills are welcome to join the fun and games. The only question is do you have game? Do you have the courage?

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With Total War modders and players alike awaiting that all important Rome II Patch 14, TWC stalwart Gen.Chris has been checking out Ultimate General: Gettysburg - the creation of former Total War modder and galactic belligerent Darth Vader.

'...the AI of the enemy is absolutely ruthless, and with nine different options for how the AI behaves, every battle and every scenario can turn out differently from the last.'

Have you tried Ultimate General: Gettysburg? Are you excited to see a big Total War modder hit mainstream gaming development? Drop your thoughts and comments in the thread! Don't forget to check out Total War Center's hosted forum for the game too where the developers themselves are on hand to answer your questions and queries!

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07-16-14 | by Omnipotent-Q

Rome II: Alexander the Great

Not content with creating the awesome champLoo's Gold Unit Compilation, the aforementioned champLoo has created a mod for Macedon adding Alexander the Great to Rome II. 'Alexander's Companions' (led by Alexander himself as an officer) is a recruitable general unit for use in the grand campaign or in custom battles. No DLC required!

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07-11-14 | by Omnipotent-Q

TotalWarCast Season 4 Episode 11 Now Live!

DarrenTotalWar is joined by Gunny and DekuTrash to talk Naval Combat, answer user questions, and run down the latest site news and more! Check out the Warcast thread right here if iTunes or MP3 downloads are your preference over Youtube!

Discuss Here!

DarrenTotalWar shows you how to beat the Rome II Historical Battle of Teutoburg Forest on Legendary Difficulty. Darren also gives a brief introduction on how this famous ambush came to fruition and how the battle really turned out.

Discuss Here!

07-08-14 | by Omnipotent-Q

Rome II: Wolfman's 'Heroes of Rome'

Wolfman's a name that's quickly becoming a popular figure on the Rome II modding scene. With his newly updated 'Heroes of Rome' mod shown off in the machinima video above, it is easy to see why. Octavian, Pompey Magnus, Scipio Africanus, Marc Anthony, and Gaius Julius Caesar are some of the featured heroes. Several very nice units are also included such as the Equites Damascenorum. Wolfman's got a number of neat packs like this one so be sure to check them all out on Steam.

'Heroes of Rome' is for the grand campaign, and not for the Hannibal at the Gates/Caesar in Gaul DLCs

Download on Steam!

07-08-14 | by Omnipotent-Q

Rome II: Sebidee's Iceni Roster Expansion

Sebidee has released his Iceni roster for Total War: Rome II. The roster expansion includes fifteen new units and one new re-skinned unit. Some of the new units include the recently previewed Head Hurlers, Druids, the Fianna and more! Be sure to look out for Sebidee's next roster expansion in his popular mod series, which will be for the Balkans faction.

View The Full Roster Here

07-07-14 | by Omnipotent-Q

The Italian Wars

France and the Hapsburg fight to gain ascendancy over Italy in the well polished Kingdoms mod 'The Italian Wars'. The popular German mod has been translated to English with a campaign starting in 1493. It includes a new campaign map, many new events and plenty more to immerse yourself into a key period of Italian history.

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07-03-14 | by Dictator Of The Roman Republic

Rome II: Iceni Head Hurlers Preview

Sebidee is continuing his unit pack series and lately He has been working on a new unit for the upcoming Iceni expansion pack for Total War: Rome II, the head hurlers which will not damage the enemy but will reduce their morale and formations. Check out the preview in the link below.

View The Preview Here

07-02-14 | by Dictator Of The Roman Republic

The Helios: Issue 70

The Helios is back with its summer edition. Please join us here and see all there is to offer, from an analysis of the Fall of Constantinople to an exploration of Greek history and her modern national narrative. We appreciate our readers and will continue to bring you some of the best of TWC's academic content.

View Issue 70 Here

07-01-14 | by Dictator Of The Roman Republic

The Top 10 Things You Like In Rome II

DarrenTotalWar has asked the Rome II General Discussion here on TWC and others around the web what their Top 10 things they like in Rome 2 are. You all responded in great detail and now the list has been compiled! Darren goes through the list counting down to number 1. Can you guess what it will be? Leave your list or any changes you would make in the thread below!

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Set during the Andal Invasion in which Westeros is ruled by countless tiny kingdoms, Westeros: Total War submod the Age of Petty Kings is a real battle for supremacy.

The final units preview looks at mercenaries ready to cause chaos for the right price such as Sellswords and the Faith Militant. Previous videos highlighting the Dornish, First Men, and Ironborn units among others are also bundled into the cool as ice preview.

Check out the Full Preview

DCI: Last Alliance is an extensive Third Age: Total War submod that brings the player to the end of the Second Age when an alliance of Elves and Men challenges Sauron's full might. It replaces a majority of the original units, overhauls aesthetics, campaign and battle balance, and adds advanced scripting to fulfil the ambitious mod goals. Nearly two years in the making, the team is working on the beta release this year. The latest preview looks at the Silvan Elves of Eryn Galen.

View the Preview Here

The Rome II Total Realism team has released a couple of new must-see things. A new music mod by the team brings the masterfully created sound of Vlad Kuryluk from their original Rome: Total War mod (RTR 6) to Rome II. Check out a few of the sound previews over at the R2TR I MUSICA Steam Workshop page - it's spectacularly beautiful work that can bring a truly unique feel to your Total War experience.

The R2TR team also have a nice new preview highlighting the process of taking historical research and translating them into units in the mod. In the Mid-Republican Roman Army Preview, the team explains the rationale behind their Roman units - including their evolution between the period of Servius' Hoplites and Marius' Mules.

06-27-14 | by Omnipotent-Q

Rome II: Pax Romana - Imperial Age Mod

Pax Romana is a mod for Total War: Rome II set during the height of Rome's imperial glory with Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus as co-emperors in 161 AD. However as tensions ever increase in the east and with the Parthian Wars brewing, the barbarians are posing more of a threat to the Roman frontiers than ever before. Rome is in need to prepare for war in order to restore the Pax Romana. Play as Marcus Aurelius or Lucius Verus and fight for the glory of the Empire!

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