SEGA released a new hellacious update to A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia today called "Blood Sweat and Spears". You can check out the trailer below to see it in action and read more about it below, but this is basically a war on a whole new level as you're basically fighting for everything you got and sending hundreds of men to their doom.
This major overhaul updates and rebalances many areas of the game based on player feedback. Introducing greater depth and granularity to politics, improved battle AI and a new system for issuing decrees, the update also heralds the new Allegiance mechanic – a system which simulates the trials facing a faction that expands to capture new territory
The Anglo-Saxon era was truly a brutal one, and not just on the battlefield. Spare a thought for hapless Edmund Ironside, whose brief seven-month tenure as King of England was cut cruelly short on 30th November, 1016. No glorious death in combat for our Edmund however: he was knifed on the privy. What a way to descend from the throne.