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Total War™: ATTILA – Longbeards Culture Pack

About the DLC:
The Longbeards Culture Pack brings three new playable factions to Total War™: ATTILA. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans may be used in Single or Multiplayer Campaign modes and Custom and Multiplayer battles.

After centuries facing the threat of Roman dominance, these three formidable and warlike Germanic kingdoms are ready at last to sweep forth in expansionist campaigns from their tribal homelands. The Western Roman Empire lies to the South, her border territories weak and ripe for the plunder. With their unique blend of new buildings, battlefield units and faction traits, The Longbeards are poised to exploit the chaos of the age.

In history, these factions would go on to found some of the great empires of the medieval period. Will you marshal their might to forge those empires yourself?


Cultural trait (Barbarian Kingdoms)
New Kingdoms: Building conversion rate -50%



Unique narrative event-chain: The Lay Of Ybor
Playing as these factions will present you with a new series of linked narrative events. The Lay Of Ybor is delivered in the style of a Germanic Saga, in which you direct the actions of a fabled hero through a series of branching narrative choices. As the story draws to its conclusion, Ybor himself becomes available as a general for your armies, complete with traits that mirror the choices you made.



Unique Faction Traits
These factions bear unique traits which differentiate their play-style in the Total War™: ATTILA Grand Campaign.

The Burgundians: Bred For The Hunt
Icy Determination: +10% unit replenishment
Harsh Sustenance: +15 food for every region with poor fertility

The Alamans: Germanic Unity
Frontiersmen: 15% increased melee attack versus romans.
Royal Splendour: +50% to general’s radius of influence in battle.

The langobards: Godan’s Chosen
Emancipators: Number of men recruited from defeated enemy forces is doubled.
The Fury of Our Maker’s Hand: +10% unit morale when fighting armies of other religions.

Unique mission objectives
Players waging a campaign with the Langobards, Burgundians or Alamans will receive a unique series of mission objectives over the course of the campaign. Among these is a new optional objective which offers you a substantial injection of wealth to abandon your settlements and become a true migratory faction.



Unique units
Complementing the Germanic barbarian unit roster, The Burgundians, Langobards and Alamans each have access to a number of unique units in battle:

Burgundians
• Barbed Skirmishers
• Barbed Javelinmen
• Scattershot Hurlers
• Elite Scattershot Slingers
• Burgundian Mounted Axemen
• Barbed Lancers
• Royal Lancers
• Burgundian Axemen
• War Hounds

Alamans
• Bejewelled Nobles
• Scavenger
• Alamannic Scavengers
• Elite Alamannic Scavengers
• Chnodomar's Raiders
• Protectores Defectors
• Captured Cheiroballistra

Langobards
• Young Wolves
• Godansmen
• Godan's Chosen
• Horse Hewers
• Horse Slayers
• Langobard Clubmen
• Scaled Clubmen



Unique buildings

Burgundians
• New ‘Curing’ building chain: Curing Shack -> Smokeshed -> Salt Warehouse


Alamans
• Court of Countless Kings: level 5 upgrade to Hall of Elders
• New ‘Gem’ building chain: Gem Deposit -> Gem Cutter -> Gem Setter -> Gem Connoisseur

Langobards
• New ‘Freedman’ building chain: Emancipation Ground -> Freedman Commune
• Beheading Copse
• Court of Godan’s Dance



New Ancillaries
The Longbeards Culture pack features several new ancillaries with which to bolster the skills and abilities of your campaign’s key characters:

• Pforzen Buckle: Siege defence bonus.
• Sacrificial Dagger: Cheaper religious buildings and stronger religious influence
• Godan’s Inspirer: Increases damage and melee skill at the expense of armour
• Benevolent Swindler: Increases money gained from embezzlement.


Faction history

Burgundians
Although occupying the eastern part of central Europe in AD98 and surrounded by other tribal societies, archaeological and linguistic evidence suggests that the Burgundii originated on the Baltic Sea island of Bornholm. By the first century AD however, the Burgundii were active in mainland Europe. As the centuries progressed, they solidified their position as a power in the north and east of the continent. Although defeated by the Romans and surrounded by enemies, as the 4th century begins and the authority of the Western Roman Empire wanes, many tribes have pushed further into former imperial territory. As such the Burgundii now have the chance to move across The Rhine and take their rightful place there – in a world free from the shackles of Imperial Rome!

Alamans
As the spirited successors of the Suebi the Alemanni intend to forge a new life for their people away from the nomadic terror of the Huns and their ilk. Regarding themselves as Rome’s nemesis despite several defeats – notably at the battle of Lake Benacus – they have nevertheless stripped the empire of much of its western territory and have the collective will to carry on the fight. Led by a tribal confederation of greater and lesser kings, princes and chiefs who claim royal blood, the Alemanni levy a diverse range of Germanic troops to fight for them. Their destiny, however troubled, lies in greatness beyond The Rhine; their tenacity and sheer bloody-minded determination will see their ambition realised!

Langobards
When the small yet noble Winili tribe faced the vandals, their god Godan declared he would give victory to the tribe he saw first on the day of battle. Seeing the Winili with their women warriors, he asked “who are these long beards?” and awarded them victory. The tribe were from then on known as the Langobardi. Now they live along the river Elbe, far from their roots. Led by their king, who shares power with his people wherever possible, they are a determined tribe who have weathered many storms to achieve greatness. Langobardi history is marked by struggle and bloody conflict, and their future doubtless holds more of the same. Yet the Longobardi will emerge victorious, with renewed strength, to face anything the gods can throw at them!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 3 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, AMD Radeon HD 2900 XT or Intel HD 4000
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Processor: 2nd Generation Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 5870
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Operating System: OS X 10.9.4
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 1.7GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5670 or Intel HD 4000
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Unsupported graphics chipsets for Mac: Unsupported graphics chipsets for Mac: NVIDIA GeForce 9 series, GeForce 300 series, GeForce Quatro series ; AMD Radeon HD 4000 series, Radeon HD 3000 series, Radeon HD 2000 series.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Operating System: OS X 10.9.4
    • Processor: 2nd Generation Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Unsupported graphics chipsets for Mac: NVIDIA GeForce 9 series, GeForce 300 series, GeForce Quatro series ; AMD Radeon HD 4000 series, Radeon HD 3000 series, Radeon HD 2000 series.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / SteamOS Brewmaster update 2.49
    • Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 or Intel Core2 Quad Q9650
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 470
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: AMD graphics cards and Intel IGPU’s are not currently supported on the SteamOS + Linux version of Total War: ATTILA
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / SteamOS Brewmaster update 2.49 or later
    • Processor: AMD FX 8350 or Intel i5-3570K
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: AMD graphics cards and Intel IGPU’s are not currently supported on the SteamOS + Linux version of Total War: ATTILA
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Duck from State Farm
Posted: June 18
If you like to see the Saxons cry like babies, Romans running the ♥♥♥♥ away from you, making friends with lots of Germans, making Germania great again, seeing longbearded men clobber your enemies, or you want something to make the Huns cry like babies.......GO BUY THIS DLC !!!!!!! its great even though its a money grab...
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truthwarrior
Posted: May 1
Being a viking is badass... so this is cool

Paying for nations that should have been released with the original game and not as DLC ... is stupid

Its a conflict. So I will rate it positive to give it credit for being a fun element. But CA should not be doing this to us
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oaks2nin
Posted: March 28
Great new factions!
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Achilles
Posted: March 12
This is an awful DLC, very uninspiring and poorly done. There are hardly any new units in it, and each faction on has one or two top tier unique units. Even the upgrades for the armies is the same. This game has the potential to be great but CA needs to think outside the box and put more time into it. Truly a shameful wasted opportunity.
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Hugh de Salle
Posted: February 18
All the negative reviews are utter rubbish they complain about being ripped off but will gladley pay for a couple of beers so they can ♥♥♥♥ it down the toilet or stuff there face with over priced take out food you need to put this in prospective, if your a total idiot who buys every DLC upon release for full price and then moan about how you got ripped off then go figure.
On the other hand if you waited a few months and bought them in a sale for peanuts then take a bow.
CA have givin you 3 new factions to play with tons of hours of gameplay , and i suggest you learn how to mod so you can add your own new units or just download new units from the workshop its dead simple like most of the neg reviewers and dlc haters in this Thread.......
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Guerilla Warfare Harambe
Posted: February 15
Despite the fact this DLC was released VERY soon after release, I got it on sale just the other day. I was delighted with the new units, and I especially love the Langobards. (Who doesn't love bearded and armored berserker guys?). Would definitely recommend, especially when its only $1.99
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Tony The Tiger
Posted: February 15
♥♥♥♥ing long beards how fun is that
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bmcintire03
Posted: February 9
lol
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Jörrkfryd
Posted: February 1
BEARDED POWER!
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marcantoineg
Posted: December 13, 2015
worst DLC ever
made out of cut content
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
507 of 579 people (88%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: March 4, 2015
I find it hard to recommend this. While it adds depth to the base game, I can't quite shake the feeling that this should have already been in the game at launch, and doesn't represent value for money.

In addition, there are maybe 6 "unique" units, but they are largely swamped by the completely generic "spear levy" or "generic warband" type of units that every non-Roman faction seems to have.

For me this should have been FreeLC, or maybe £2 at most. Sadly CA seem intent on giving us games 50% complete and selling the rest to us at extortionate prices. Shame, as they used to be one of my favourite companies.
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381 of 445 people (86%) found this review helpful
43 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: March 7, 2015
So despite what some mindless fanboys want to say of this DLC, I've actually opened it up with mod tools and taken a look at the core of it. It's ♥♥♥♥♥♥ as ♥♥♥♥. Factions have barren rosters for the most part, Alaman's Bejewelled Warriors refer to themselves as Lombard Champions, the info cards for certain Langobard troops make reference to Alaman's use of said troops but Alamans do not get said troops.
Furthermore, some idiot dev done goofed while coding the height scale of the troops, so they look tiny compared to other germanic troops ingame.

Unlike the Viking Forefather's DLC, the new factions also don't get any unique officers(Note, I'm not talking about faction leaders), they're the same as the generic german officers. Note, I said generic germans. Franks, Saxons, and even the Goths get their own unique officers.

The Burgundians only get 1 melee troop, the noble germanic swords. Otherwise, they get a new 2 handed axe troop, a couple skirmishers, and a couple cavalry troops, and a warhound unit, side from the generic germanic troops. Also, the voice set for the lancers implies they were originally intended for the Langobards. I've also double-checked via units_to_groupings_military_permissions_table. Their roster is super incomplete. This whole DLC set is incomplete.
Proof: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=405115974

Some fanboy gobshite wrote in saying, "Even if some of the troops have the same name, they have different stats! ^____^" No, sorry ♥♥♥♥, they don't.

Basically, this feels like content cut from the game and handed to a seperate department(for exploitin dat DLC) that then forgot which factions were supposed to get what troops. Sloppy as ever, Creative Assembly, ya ♥♥♥♥♥. I hope someone mails you some dog ♥♥♥♥ for what you've tried to charge people for.
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177 of 202 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: March 24, 2015
Someone else gifted this to me and I can't say I'd have ever gotten it otherwise. I like the Langobards, I do but I also find the fact that nearly half of the game's factions have been put behind a pay wall within a month's time after release to be abjectly disgusting.
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217 of 259 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: March 5, 2015
Really does not add much for the £6. Have interesting traits, but the new factions have just the generic spearmen and germanic units then one or two extra units which are not worth to price. I would not recommend paying £6 for it, even if you are a big Total War fan this DLC in particular is not worth the money.
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277 of 356 people (78%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: March 4, 2015
it was a money grab :(
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141 of 175 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: March 8, 2015
Basically all the same units as the other available factions. Another shameless cash grap by Creative Assembly and/or Sega.
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247 of 345 people (72%) found this review helpful
133 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: March 9, 2015
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93 of 118 people (79%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: March 9, 2015
Aside from being a money grab on the first week of release, the content itself is full of potential as it has some interesting aspects but in the end proves to be rather disapointing and even infuriating at times.

The factions themselves have the basic germanic rosters with a few new units added to them. They are cool and have a unique starting position near the wester roman's border which is fun but in essence you can do the same with the vandals although the vandal roster is somewhat disapointing compared to theirs.

What was really interesting is the story of Ybor. The story itself is lackluster as it doesn't have any cutscenes but it is a cool idea nevertheless as you can control his progression and it gives him a really cool trait depending on what you pick. HOWEVER, beware of the stonecutter, because if you pick the wrong choice in a political situation he will KILL YBOR a couple turns afterwards and you can't do anything about it, pretty much making the story of Ybor completely pointless...

Maybe he revives or something but I'm yet to see that happen and all that you can do is not pick the wrong option.

Overall this DLC is fun for the most part but in all honesty it could have been so much more due to some lazy and poor design choices. The fact that it was cut out of the game and released the way it was however rubs salt on already painful wounds. Buy this DLC only if you're a die hard fan, and if you do, BEWARE OF THE STONE CUTTER
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71 of 90 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: March 18, 2015
Not a very good value. Adds a new building to each of the three new factions, some personalized units, and some story events (that occur as text-based crises you resolve at the beginning of turns). All of the game movies are the same for each factions, and as near as I can tell there is no even quasi-factionalized ending (like they had in Shogun, where you could see your family logo places). Charging 20% of the game price for something that would just have been included with the game in the pre-DLC era seems like a strecth for something that makes such a small difference in gameplay.
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213 of 314 people (68%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: March 4, 2015
DO NOT BE FOOLED so you think your getting alot of new looking units when they name them off

well your not and ca is getting a good laugh these are the most generic looking units iv seen from dlc and had me scratching

my head (when i went to take look in skrimish) saying wtf did i just pay for. I feel like Totalwar just stole 8

dollars to not lube me up and throw 2-3 somewhat ungeneric looking units in my ♥♥♥... Two dlc in the

first week oh im sorry it got delayed how ignorant of me i ment in the first 2 weeks.... oh wait

there is still no workshop because they can't compete with some 5 year kid autist with downsies

using some shity unit creator tool... CA knows if there is no workshop then we will buy

their garabage just for some content WHICH YOU DONT GET

FROM THIS DLC.

My last dlc im buying for attila GG for the people that reviewed this as a yes your standards for

8 dollars must be very low and your helping CA ruin TW lets go over TW:attila 45$ at start 15$ more

then normal pc expansion(with half the content TW:S2 fall of the samurai was 29.99 and was/is

superior in every way so much content was an actual expansion.) plus 2 dlc's within the first week at

8$ each total of 61$ in the first week. And we paid this for a game that is half done and half ♥♥♥♥♥

and the sad thing is that it had a great start so expect more ♥♥♥♥♥♥ dlc and half ♥♥♥♥♥ TW content from

now on. If i could refund my entire game and not beable to play it ever again just to stick it to CA for
boning my loyal TW ♥♥♥ with no lube mind you i would.
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