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Total War: Rome II Biggest Screenshot Ever?

I don’t really understand why the Total War team are so determined to create the World’s Biggest Screenshot but that’s exactly what they’re claiming.

Built in the Total War: Rome II engine, the devs at Creative Assembly have generated a screenshot measuring in at a whopping 30,000 by 9,785 pixels. It’s a recreation of the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, which took place in 9 CE between the Germanic alliance and three separate Roman legions.

“In AD 9, the Roman general Publius Quinctilius Varus and the 17th, 18th and 19th legions were ambushed in Germania. 15,000 Romans walked into Teutoburg Forest. Not one walked out. Varus’ defeat was every bit as stunning as Scipio’s victory over Carthage (the subject of our last panorama) and it shook the empire to its very foundations.”

As always with the Total War series, the level of detail is lovely. You’ll find dead Romans lying next to their fallen horses in the clash, troops raining fire down on a Roman Tortoise and, for some reason, a small group of five Germanic soldiers standing atop a rocky outcrop. I get that they have a great view of the incoming soldiers but it’s not like they can hit anyone with those swords from 50m up and they don’t seem to have any signalling horns or fires. Perhaps they were the advance scouts returning from their mission?

Here’s a small version of the screenshot. Click it to get the panoramic viewer and a download link for the full version, if you think you have something that can display it. Maybe an industrial printer for a lovely wall-hanging?

Total War Rome II - Teutoburg Forest