It should be quite a fight -- numbers and mobility against guns. It's the 19th century in a microcosm, and it's what this game should do best. It's far too important a moment to trust to Creative Assembly's incompetent AI. And if Total War's fans are good at anything, it's waiting. Waiting for patches, for fixes, for incomplete games to be complete. Waiting for the promise of this fantastic graphics engine to be fulfilled.