Total War: Rome 2 Pirates & Raiders DLC is Now Available

By   /   May 29, 2014

The Pirates & Raiders Culture Pack for Total War: Rome 2 is now available for purchase. The DLC adds new factions, buildings, technologies, units and more to Total War: Rome 2.

The DLC adds the Balkan Culture which consists of three factions; Tylis, Ardiaei and the Odrysian Kingdom, all three factions are known for their prowess as raiders and pirates.

Each faction has its own position on the campaign map and unique faction traits: The Ardiaei faction favors Piracy, the Odrysian Kingdom has powerful Archers and the Tylis faction can train new melee infantry into high standard warriors.

The Ardiaei and Odrysian Kingdom both have a unique religion which gives each of them some benefits. Following are the units available to each faction when researched/unlocked in the game:

Ardiaei:

  • Illyrian Marines: Highly trained, medium-armoured spear infantry.
  • Illyrian Raiders: Fast-moving, axe-wielding stealth infantry.
  • Illyrian Noble Hoplites: Well-drilled, very heavily armoured infantry.
  • Raiding Hemiola: Fast boarding-craft manned by Illyrian Raiders.
  • Assault Hexeres: Huge assault-barge manned by Illyrian Raiders.
  • Assault Tetreres: Large assault-barge manned by Illyrian Raiders.

Odrysian Kingdom:

  • Thracian Horsemen: Fast-moving, spear-armed medium cavalry.

Tylis:

  • Gallo-Thracian Warriors: Fast-moving, hard-hitting sword infantry.
  • Tribal Warriors: well-armoured medium swordsmen, great in defence.
  • Raiding Horsemen: Noble multirole, armed with javelin and sword.

New Mercenaries – The soldiers of the raiding nations know well the value of coin and will ply their fearsome skills at the behest of others. When playing as another faction, the following mercenaries and auxiliaries will be available to you when recruiting from within the indicated territory:

Mercenaries:

  • Mercenary Thracian Warriors: Superior sword-wielding melee infantry. (Thracia)
  • Mercenary Falxmen: Melee infantry wielding the vicious curve-bladed falx. (Dacia)
  • Mercenary Dacian Skirmishers: Excellent, javelin-armed skirmishers. (Dacia)
  • Mercenary Illyrian Raiders: Fast-moving, axe-wielding stealth infantry. (Illyria)
  • Raiding Hemiola: Fast attack barge manned by Mercenary Illyrian Raiders (Illyria)

Auxiliaries:

  • Auxiliary Thracian Warriors: Superior sword-wielding melee infantry. (Thracia)
  • Auxiliary Falxmen: Melee infantry wielding the vicious curve-bladed falx. (Dacia)
  • Auxiliary Dacian Skirmishers: Excellent, javelin-armed skirmishers. (Dacia)
  • Auxiliary Illyrian Raiders: Fast-moving, axe-wielding stealth infantry.(Illyria)

Total War: Rome 2 Pirates & Raider Culture Pack is out now and can be downloaded from here.