Creative Assembly has announced that the developer is releasing a free downloadable content pack for Total War: Rome II, adding Baktria to the mix.
Formerly a protectorate during Alexander the Great's rule, after the ruler's death, it became an independent satrapy.
"As veterans of the Successor Wars, Hellenic states hold few surprises in battle for the warriors of Baktria. As a result, the Baktrian soldiery faces Hellenic armies with great confidence and courage. Well-situated for trade, they enjoy enhanced commercial and industrial income, and with their popular Hellenic outlook, they find it easier to spread cultural influence with others. However, the edge of the Great Steppe is a troublesome place for a Hellenic culture to settle; Baktria finds it difficult to curry favour with the aggressive nomad tribes," noted Creative Assembly.
Baktria is joined by the major Update 7 for the game, which Creative Assembly claims will be the “most signifcant gameplay-enhancing patch yet.”