Saturday, December 16, 2006

Sieges in the new Total War Game

Just a few pics for TMPer Lentulus, who was asking what the sieges were like in the new version of Medieval Total War.

(Click on the pics for a larger version)

Here we see English battering rams approaching a French Motte-and-Bailey castle.

Ow! That burns!

One ram reaches the gate.

Another has a crack at the walls.


Just a bit more and...

We're in!

Trebuchets in action.


Supposedly you can fling dead cows with them, but I haven't tried that yet.

A very big crossbow indeed launches a fiery bolt (the fire is optional, though Hollywood Producers will no doubt always use it).

The Mongols assault a small town with a rickety wooden wall, somewhere in the Middle East.

Hmmm. What can these be? Look like mobile wine racks. How thoughtful. Just what you want on a hot, thirsty battlefield. I'll have the Chilean Chardonnay, please .

Aha! They seem to be some sort of medieval rocket launcher. The latest thing from China, no doubt.

Hey, these things are fun. I think I'm gonna be the Mongols more often.

Much better than boring old canons...

Finally, below we see the French attacking a huge city of the Empire, somewhere in Germany...

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