CG writes: "After 10 years of ranging far and wide through the ancient world, the Total War developers creep closer to the modern age of actual total war. The term "total war" refers to the type of conflict in which all of a nation's resources are mobilized against all of its enemy's resources, no holds barred. Ironically enough, this is certainly not how the Total War series works. In Shogun, Medieval and Rome, armies meet on discrete battlefields, bang on each other, and then go home to the strategic map after a winner has been declared. It's how the games play, it's how wars were historically fought, and it's clearly not what people talk about when they say "total war"."