Players in Battle Cry of Freedom can choose from a variety of classes and roles to play in battle, serving different purposes, but all ultimately working together towards the goal of ensuring victory for their army.
Classes in Battle Cry of Freedom
As previously mentioned, there are a variety of roles and classes for players to pick in Battle Cry of Freedom, from the basic front-line units such as the line infantry to the more support-oriented roles such as surgeons and musicians. Understanding each of these roles is very important when choosing which class to play, so let’s break them down a bit.
The most common unit in the army. They are the front-line fighters, equipped with muskets and bayonets. They usually suffer the brunt of the damages of war, but they are absolutely vital for both defense and offense.
Covert operatives primarily armed with rifles. They can snipe enemies and excel at long-range combat but are extremely underprepared for melee combat. Stay far away from your enemies and try to take them down one by one from distance. Be warned that their rifles have very long reloading times.
Simply put, they are builders and suppliers. They prepare defenses and also provide supplies, such as ammo, to their allies. When playing as a sapper, you can press the J key to get a list of which things you can build to help your army.
These units are very complex. The gist of it is that they handle heavy weaponry, such as cannons and the like, to devastate enemy forces. However, there are a lot of tasks they have to do to ensure proper usage of their weaponry, so they are recommended for more advanced players that can handle multitasking.
This is another support class, this one can buff nearby allies by playing music, providing buffs such as increased accuracy and the like. Press the J key to bring up a list of songs you can play and their effects. Not prepared to engage enemies directly, however, and rely on being protected by their allies.
A support class that rallies their allies with a flag. Also carries melee weapons, such as swords, to defend themselves, should the need arise.
Last, but not least, the medic class of the game. They carry bandages and heal their allies by using the bandages on them. Absolutely vital for every encounter, as they can help their allies stay alive and rejoin the fray. Much like the musician, however, they are not properly geared for taking on enemies, so keep that in mind.
There is, no doubt, more than could be said for each of these classes, especially the very complex Artillery class, but hopefully, this summary of each class will help you properly understand the roles they must each take.
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Total War Three Kingdoms: Court Guide
Going to war and managing your troops in the heat of battle has always been the core gameplay of Total War, either that or deliberately heading straight into battle outgunned or outnumbered in order to test the mettle of your troops. But with the Three Kingdoms things can get mighty confusing when you’re not out fighting. You’d be surprised how something as simple as choosing who to put on councils can take up your time when you’re not quite sure of your decisions. That will all go away as we show you the way of heaven’s will in this guide and lead your kingdom to prosperity!
Court Guide | Total War Three Kingdoms
Now the court is made up of your faction leaders, heirs, and your administrators. You manage your dynasty here as you unlock more positions when you progress. Let’s go further into detail below and see how you can manage your people better.
While you’re in the in-game map click on the Court button or press 2 to bring up the rest of your family tree. What you can do here first is to hover over everyone’s portraits to see the positive and negative benefits they can offer if they’re to be assigned to a certain position.
Next thing that you should be on the lookout for is the character’s Background. You can find this by hovering over the general’s name, there’s plenty of generals each with their own unique background so be careful who you choose! For this example, Liu Bei is a Virtuous Idealist. That helps you with public order and upkeep but gives you 25% less income due to their poor background.
Another interesting thing to keep in mind are the basic Traits. You will have to keep a close eye on this as it influences character relations throughout the campaign. Same with the Background, there are numerous Traits in the game and your character can earn more as you progress with them.
Of course besides the individual Traits and Backgrounds you also would want to know more about navigating the Court itself. Each individual position in the court will have its own explanation and allows you to see the rank required in order to unlock it.
You can choose good old fashioned nepotism and assign a post to a family member or a general who’s done actual work with their own hands. Each character will offer various bonuses depending on the position they’re assigned to.
Remember – not all your characters need to be out in the field as some of them are more proficient with administrative affairs. The pen is mightier than the sword, and all of that.
Now that you’ve assigned a post to the members of your Court the next thing you need to do is to make sure everyone is satisfied. You wouldn’t want someone in a position of power to complain and suddenly decide it would be in their best interest to rebel! That gets in the way of prosperity and no one wants that.
In order to view a character’s Satisfaction go and hover over their character panel or check the characters list on your campaign screen. If you choose the character panel check to the right of their age in order to see their opinion about you.
Some of the things you can do to make sure they don’t look elsewhere is to make sure that the post you assigned to them is compatible with their class. For example if your character’s class is Sentinel then you would want to make that character into an Administrator.
Lastly, it’s recommended that you assign a post that complements their level. Give them a post that’s too out of reach for them and their satisfaction will suffer just as much. Now that’s good work ethic!
And that is how you manage internal affairs in Total War: Three Kingdoms. Now that you know the intricacies of the court you can be your very own Sun Tzu and lead by example!
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