Who are the leaders of Total War Pharaoh? Creative Assembly’s Total War series has seen its fair share of fantasy and historical settings over the years, but never before has the turn-based strategy/RTS hybrid gone to Ancient Egypt. Given that the dynasties of the pharaohs lasted for thousands of years, it is surprising that we are only now exploring the setting for the first time.
While the Egyptians make up some of the leaders currently revealed in Total War: Pharaoh, they are not the only ones vying for control of the region. Each of the factions in Total War: Pharaoh have their own iconic leaders throughout the story, though as you can probably imagine they’re not as well known. As Total War Pharaoh’s release date approaches, we’ll be going over all the major players of the strategy game to help you decide which of Total War Pharaoh’s leaders deserves your back.
Leaders of Total War Pharaoh
Total War Pharaoh will have eight leaders to choose from when it launches. That list will be expanded with post-launch DLC, including three new factions and a new campaign. For now though, these are the generals you can expect to see in Total War: Pharaoh on day one:
- Ramses: A young prodigy, he has less claim to the pharaoh’s throne than others, but he is a talented leader and has some of the best-trained units in Egypt.
- Seti: The rightful heir to the throne, Seti’s focus is on aggressive expansion through warfare.
Tausret: The daughter of the pharaoh, she is skilled in strategy and political intrigue.
- Amen: Another of Pharaoh’s sons, Amenmesse is remembered by history as a usurper who controlled Egypt for about four years.
- Tausret: The last known ruler and last pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty of Egypt, believed to be the sister of Amenmesse. She is a strong and resilient tactician, though it seems her rule may have ended abruptly during a civil war.
- Bay: A schemer who is nevertheless very pragmatic, Bay is an expert in ambush tactics.
- irsuA hardened raider for whom the concept of rule is meaningless, Irsu relies on plunder to fuel his conquests.
- kurunta: A power-hungry secessionist seeking the Hittite crown for himself.
- suppiluliuma: As the last known ruler of the Hittite Empire, Suppiluliuma must face the threat of the Sea Peoples head on.
Those are all known leaders of Total War Pharaoh. As with most games in the series, it has a good chance of becoming one of the best Total War games and possibly even one of the best grand strategy games. While it’s exclusive to PC, you might want to know if there is crossplay of Total War Pharaoh between the Steam and Epic Games Store versions. Finally, you can learn more about the gameplay in our preview of Total War: Pharaoh, which has an interview with creative director Maya Georgieva.