Originally Posted by __Pat__
I'm sorry but why is this an achievement or 'next-gen'? Total war has been doing this and more for a while now. I've heard of people having armies up to 10000 soldiers with mods.
What total war does is not the same thing. The reason why total war can have so many units is because they are setup in regiments and in many ways thous regiments act as one unit rather then the 100 men they represent.
That's why its possible to reduce the amount of shown units in the settings without effecting game play. Thous units where there only as visual eye candy, not as real independent units that act under their own AI.
What they are talking about here is having thousands of individually controllable units that all have their own, AI, path-finding, physics simulation and projectile solvers. Its way more demanding then what total war does and as we know even running Shogun 2 or Rome 2 with all the units displayed takes a lot of CPU grunt.