"Iron Age tribe of southern Britain," the Iceni, as the latest confirmed playable faction in Total War: Rome II. These ASBO louts love their war paint.
Want to make those early day Brits happy? Declare war. They'll have plenty of opportunity to pursue that happiness as they neighbour the Celtic Gaul and Iberia just across the shore.
Their more immediate tribal neighbours are the Coritani and Atrebates. The studio asks "can the Iceni unite" all of Britannia under one banner? Rome might object.
"An Iron Age tribe of southern Britain, the Iceni are a proud and fierce people. They inhabit the flatlands, marshes and fens that border the North Sea, south of the Wash. They are practiced raiders, and frequently engage in battle with their tribal neighbours, the Coritani and Atrebates," describes the .
The Iceni favour infantry equipped with large oval or "sub-rectangular shields" with either sword or spear.
"...their main distinction from the Celtic tribes of the continent is the practice of painting or tattooing their skin, combined with a greater use of slings in battle. Although light cavalry are used, the Iceni and other British tribes are famed for their highly manoeuvrable war-chariots," continued the description.
"As a playable faction, The Iceni are brave and warlike; invoking the goddess Andraste as they charge into battle drives them to even greater feats of valour. Their expertise with iron makes the resource a particularly effective form of income for the tribe, as does their skill at raiding and looting."
"And as a warrior society, the happiness of the people increases with every fresh declaration of war."
Creative has released a teasing screenshot of the Iceni in-game. Total War: Rome II releases on PC in October.
Iceni faction latest reveal for Total War: Rome II
01 February 2013 | By Simon Priest
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