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Total War: Rome 2’s Beasts of War DLC includes bee catapults

17 Feb 2014  by   Peter Parrish
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Bee seeing you.

It seems like Rome 2 lost the weekend battle with Company of Heroes 2, which sadly means this Beasts of War DLC is not free. Instead, it’s $3.00 USD. It’s still a little annoying that Creative Assembly are doing paid DLC when the game isn’t fully fixed yet … but on the other hand, bee catapults.

Bee catapults. If you thought Rome 2 was sadly lacking weapons like flaming pigs, this unit pack add-on may be tempting. As well as bees, you can also chunk snakes and scorpions at your foes. As long as you’re the right faction, of course.

Athens, Epirus, Macedon, Sparta, and Syracuse can have the Beehive Onager, while Pontus, Parthia get the scorpion pots. Only Carthage are mad/visionary enough to hurl snakes at people.

Elsewhere, Parthia can recruit Camel Cataphracts, and Syrian mercenary elephants will now be found in Dura, Antioch, Tyros, and Palmeira.

Finally, what’s Rome 2 without more war dogs? Iceni, Cantiaci, Caledones, Demetae, Dunmonii, Brigantes, and Ebdani can hire Celtic Warhounds, and Epirus can now have Molossian Dogs.

You can see a few of those beasties in the screenshot gallery below.

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    Tim McDonald

    I’ve been screaming for more games to include weaponised bees for ages. THIS PLEASES ME.

    February 17, 2014 at 10:59 pm
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      Peter Parrish

      I think there’s even a (very loose and infrequent) historical precedent for this.

      February 17, 2014 at 11:01 pm

  2. DavidTheSlayer

    Most likely I’ll get this. I did suggest flaming sheep in our QA with Creative Assembly due to lack of bacon. Not sure what happened to them.

    I can’t remember snakes being used historically, esp in live battle and sieges, but I’ve had it with these god damn snakes from this god damn catapult. There I said it :D.

    Capcha: Never Say Never

    February 17, 2014 at 11:51 pm

  3. Matt

    Snakes were used by Hannibal in a naval battle where he had them thrown onto enemy ships, so there is some precedent for Carthage

    February 18, 2014 at 1:17 am

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