I was able to play a battle of Warhammer: Total War at PAX AUS. Long story short: the pitch of this game is perfect, at least for me.
If you liked the old world of Warhammer, and the idea of massive armies clashing above and below ground, then this game is going to suit you.
The campaign was not available to play, but you could take control of the Dwarfs under Thorgrim Grudgebearer as they get ambushed while travelling through the underway. Thorgrim gives a nicely rousing speech as the lines form up.
The battle gives a good overview of what the game will contain. The Dwarf army as you would expect comes with hardy infantry who are difficult to break, and some fearsome war machines. Watching goblin spears vanish under flame cannons before the survivors break and run through a hail of crossbow bolts is very satisfying! As is…
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