Position:Development Manager
Release Date:2013-12-17
Genre:Real Time Strategy

Total War: ROME II - Caesar in Gaul

Caesar in Gaul DLC was developed by Creative Assembly, published by SEGA and released 17 December 2013.

About the Game

Caesar in Gaul is a standalone campaign pack for Total War: ROME II covering Julius Caesar's war of expansion against the Gaulish tribes. Players can choose from four playable factions in this conflict: the Gallic Arverni, the Germanic Suebi, the Belgic Nervii and Rome, in a campaign inspired by Caesar's Commentarii de bello Gallico (Commentaries on the Gallic war).

Offering a tighter scope in terms of time and geography than Rome II (58-51BC), the Caesar in Gaul Campaign Map is an expanded, more detailed vision of Gaul and the south coast of Britannia.

Compared with ROME II's map of Gaul, Caesar in Gaul contains more regions and provinces, more factions (both playable and non-playable), and a series of famous generals and statesmen from history which the player will employ or fight against depending on their chosen faction.

The Caesar in Gaul campaign map is an enhanced, more detailed representation of Gaul, with players able to expand across 18 provinces dotted with resources, new settlements and new provincial capitals.

Alongside the factions playable within the new Campaign, Caesar in Gaul also adds three new playable factions to the main game; the Nervii, Boii and Galatians, with 17 new units and 4 new Mercenaries between them.

Skills and Experience

Caesar in Gaul was a more character driven campaign than the main Total War: ROME II ones. We developed it with a large portion of the main ROME II team alongside working to patch ROME II. Adding Seasons to the Campaign map was added a new tactical element, with 24 turns per year cycling through all 4 seasons. The different seasons affecting the players' faction accordingly, e.g. armies suffering attrition when left un-garrisoned in winter. The extended turn times also allowed players to become more attached to their generals, as they followed their careers, rise and fall in more detail over time.