Factions in Total War: Rome II

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Faction Reveal Page

Ranging from the Spanish coast to the far-flung, exotic kingdoms of the east, the campaign map for Total War: Rome II is breathtaking in scope, and a study in detail and variety. This page is your source for background information about each of the playable factions: their starting position on the campaign map, their civic and military focus, and some of their key battlefield units.

The playable factions represent key powers within the Greco-Roman, Barbarian, and Eastern cultures, and each offers a notably different and deeper form of gameplay experience from those in previous Total War games. Each brings unique commercial, military and political strengths, its own agents and political system, and three tech trees representing civic, military and engineering disciplines. Each will have its own dilemmas to face and different styles of army to manage. Some factions are split into a number of playable families, which bring further unique benefits to their base faction traits.

Players will need to work with – and in certain circumstances against – their faction’s internal political system. You’ll direct the actions of famous characters from history, and if they’re not out in the field commanding your armies, they’ll be politicking in the senate house, or its cultural equivalent. Players would be wise to keep an eye on such individuals…

Some factions rely more on mercenaries for their military might; some prefer to train their own. Some rely on client-nations or vassals to boost their economic growth, while others are more trade-focussed. Whichever you choose, each faction brings a completely different gameplay experience to Total War: Rome II.


Grand Campaign

Rome (TWR2 faction) - Rome

Arverni (TWR2 faction) - Arverni

Carthage (TWR2 faction) - Carthage

Egypt (TWR2 faction) - Egypt

Iceni (TWR2 faction) - Iceni

Macedon (TWR2 faction) - Macedon

Parthia (TWR2 faction) - Parthia

Suebi (TWR2 faction) - Suebi

Free Factions

Pontus (TWR2 faction) - Pontus

Available for free in content update from release day.

Seleucid (TWR2 faction) - Seleucid

Second Free-LC Faction.

Baktria (TWR2 faction) - Baktria

Third Free-LC Faction.

Getae (TWR2 faction) - Getae

Fourth Free-LC Faction - released alongside the Battle of Pydna.

Armenia (TWR2 faction) - Armenia

Fifth Free-LC faction - released as part of the Total War: Rome II - Emperor Edition.

Massilia (TWR2 faction) - Massilia

Sixth Free-LC Faction - released alongside the Black Sea Colonies Culture Pack.

Campaign Packs

Caesar in Gaul

Boii (TWR2 faction) - Boii

Galatia (TWR2 faction) - Galatia

Nervii (TWR2 faction) - Nervii

These factions are included in the Caesar in Gaul Campaign Pack, but are playable in the Grand Campaign Game.

Hannibal at the Gates

Arevaci (TWR2 faction) - Arevaci

Lusitani (TWR2 faction) - Lusitani

Syracuse (TWR2 faction) - Syracuse

These factions are included in the Hannibal at the Gates Campaign Pack, but are playable in the Grand Campaign Game.

Wrath of Sparta

Sparta (TWR2-WoS faction) - Sparta

Athenai (TWR2-WoS faction) - Athenai

Boiotian League (TWR2-WoS faction) - Boiotian League

Korinthos (TWR2-WoS faction) - Korinthos

These factions are available only in the Wrath Of Sparta Campaign Pack. The Factions Sparta and Athens in the Grand Campaign (part of the Greek States Culture Pack) remain the same.

Imperator Augustus

Free Campaign Pack

Octavian's Rome (TWR2-IA faction) - Octavian's Rome

Lepidus' Rome (TWR2-IA faction) - Lepidus' Rome

Antony's Rome (TWR2-IA faction) - Antony's Rome

List of playable factions in the Imperator Augustus Campaign Pack: Marc Antony, Lepidus, Octavian, Pompey, Iceni, Marcomanni, Dacia, Egypt, Parthia and Armenia (also playable in the TWR2 Grand Campaign).

Culture Packs

The Greek States

Athens (TWR2 faction) - Athens

Epirus (TWR2 faction) - Epirus

Sparta (TWR2 faction) - Sparta

Greek States Culture Pack

The Nomadic Tribes

Massagetae (TWR2 faction) - Massagetae

Roxolani (TWR2 faction) - Roxolani

Royal Scythia (TWR2 faction) - Royal Scythia

Nomadic Tribes Culture Pack

Pirates and Raiders

Ardiaei (TWR2 faction) - Ardiaei

Odrysian Kingdom (TWR2 faction) - Odrysian Kingdom

Tylis (TWR2 faction) - Tylis

Pirates and Raiders Culture Pack

Black Sea Colonies

Cimmeria (TWR2 faction) - Cimmeria

Colchis (TWR2 faction) - Colchis

Pergamon (TWR2 faction) - Pergamon

Black Sea Colonies Culture Pack