Hi, I'm becoming an old fart so don't have time to play all the games that come out these days. I'm looking for the next total war game to but but don't know if to go for Warhammer, Warhammer 2 or Three kingdoms. Emphasis for me is on the strategic campaign, rather than the battles (I mostly autocomplete battles except the ones that don't give me good chances or battles that are interesting to me (e.g. elephant carnage, nice sea battles, nice cavalry carnage)). I liked (from top to bottom): 1: Rome:TW + EXp's (best game out of them all by far, finished the main game with most of the factions, and played the main campaign at least 20 times, and a few times on the expansions). 2: Medieval 2 (also awesome, but plagued by bad pathfinding in the real time battles, and too much ''overhead/clutter'' with all the special characters on the map, takes ages to do a turn because it follows all the priests/heretics/merchants/etc around.). If the turn processing would be faster for experienced players and the pathfinding was better (at least on the level of Rome) I'd probably place it on par with rome. 3: Shogun 2 base game: pretty much all very nice, just to Expensive military and Realm divide is annoying. Lovely archers/ranged units finally though, nice atmosphere, etc... Also they made the help system (the encyclopedia) less clear. Second signs of deteriorating UI. But naval battles were also nice. Annoying excessive Cheating by AI on the very hard & Legendary difficulty. 4: Empire Total war (Awesome sea battles, lovely huge map with varying nations, nice trade system, just a bit bland on land battles and can be hard to get into). First signs of deteriorating UI. 5: Shogun 2: fall of the samurai (UI was less clear imho, but still good game) I didn't like: Rome 2 (Bad boring campaign, dumbed down in many ways, finished main campaign once and never since) Shogun 2 rise of the Samurai (to slow) Didn't play but own them: Napoleon Attila Medieval 2 expansions Didn't play or own: Medieval 1 and Shogun 1 Both warhammer Three kingdoms Main worry is a bad dumbed down campaign with to little emphasis on economic development and trade. But also bad UI, I thought that after Shogun 2 the UI became worse and worse. But Empire started the bad UI... Also from Empire REX-ing (Rapid expansion) was made much harder with the morale systems, with it being annoyingly limiting in Rome 2. So which do you guys think I should try first? Buy Three kingdoms, Buy Warhammer 1/2? Or the Expansions of games of already own? Have I missed a gem in the medieval 2 expansions or Napoleon? Is Attila any good compared to Rome 2 which was meh (Only finished main campaign once and never anything after).