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Total War: Warhammer 2 Beginners Guide – Best Units, UIP, Tips and Strategies

The new iteration of the Total War series is a very hard game to grasp if you are new to the series. There are a lot of various intricacies that define the outcome of every single game. This Total War: Warhammer 2 Beginners Guide will give you a basic overview of how you can be better at the game and get off and running on your way to improvement.

For more help on Total War: Warhammer 2, you can check out our Lords and Heroes Guide, Units Guide, and Errors and Fixes Guide.

Total War: Warhammer 2 Beginners Guide

This Total War: Warhammer 2 Beginners Guide will help you analyze what is going on in the game. We will start by looking at the types of units in the game and what they do!

Total War: Warhammer 2 Beginners Guide

Units in Total War: Warhammer 2

The Lord is one of the most important figures on the battlefield. The primary role of the Lord is to lead the army. Try to protect them as much as they can so they can lead the army. The role is also very diverse and can range from a Wizard to a large hulking monster.

The Hero is also a diverse character like the Lord. They can be better at 1v1 duels or fighting in a crowd of enemies. The melee heroes are probably the most efficient ones. The Wizard needs to be controlled in a different way than the others. Their primary weapon is the magic which they use to deal damage. Try to protect them as the will lose in a physical confrontation!

Melee Infantry are great against all kind of other infantries but are vulnerable to Monsters and Cavalry. Anti-Large Infantry are usually used for tearing down enemy cavalry, monsters, and other unconventional units. They are countered by melee forces. Missile Infantries are used to deal damage to all kinds of enemies at range. They can be very versatile and they should be protected from melee attacks.

Cavalry is the fluid moving parts of your army. Try to use them to charge enemies that are vulnerable to melee combat. Monsters are also very versatile and can range from melee monsters to highflying crushers. Artillery should be quite self-explanatory. They deal damage in huge chunks using mechanical weaponry. It cannot defend itself so you need a few units around it.

The Unit Information Panel

The Unit Information Panel contains a lot of useful information. Try to keep an eye on it at all times and utilize it to your advantage. Try to understand all of the things in that to get a better understanding of the game.

The health hit points are quite self-explanatory. They usually have self-regeneration and can be healed by spells. The armor also serves a similar purpose. Leadership is a measure of the psychological strength. Having low Leadership may mean that your units start retreating.

Melee attack determines the amount of damage you will do in each melee attack and the Melee defense determines the chance of dodging a melee attack. The weapon strength is a measure of the damage of your primary weapon. It is split into base damage and armor piercing damage. The charge bonus determines the amount of extra damage your unit can do when they charge into enemies.

Before we move on, it is important to remember that you can get additional information about each stat by hovering your mouse over the stat.

Battle Tips and Tricks

Usually, the unit with the better stats will win unless another unit interferes. However, there is a small chance that the stronger unit loses due to the RNG. When you select a unit of yours and hover over an enemy, you can compare the two units. The green tabs represent areas where your units are stronger and the red tabs represent weaknesses.

Cost is a good indicator of how strong a unit is. Try to utilize your units to counter the enemy’s engage the units whom you know you can beat.

Try to divide your army into parts. The frontline should be in the center to protect your back lines. Have two flanks to protect from the sides. Have your cavalry in the center behind the frontline and lastly, have the archers and the other range units towards the far back.

That is all we have for our Total War: Warhammer 2 Beginners Guide. Let us know if you have an important tip to add using the comments section below!