Creative Assembly has today unleashed a new Commander in their free-to-play team strategy game, Total War: ARENA. This Commander is known as Cynane the Queen Slayer, and is a brilliant female military strategist and field commander.
Here are her four unique orders, courtesy of the official press release:
- Shock creates a scattering cavalry charge that ramps up in intensity over time
- Slaughter will damage and kill enemies that have been knocked to the ground beneath your unit, making it an excellent companion to the Shock order by delivering a devastating blow to the enemy
- Barrage allows your archer unit to fire volley after volley in quick succession for a brief period, often providing the difference between victory and defeat in a skirmish
- Hunt allows you to mark an enemy unit and maintain line of sight on it, even after it leaves your visibility – an excellent way to track down fleeing enemies
Cynane, the half-sister of Alexander the Great, was trained in the Illyrian tradition, allowing her to hone skills in martial arts, riding, hunting, and tracking. When combined with her gifted military knowledge, these talents have allowed her to achieve many victories, and her courage in battle is legendary. Also legendary is her slaying of the Illyrian Queen Caeria and the great slaughter of the Illyrian army.