The Not-so-Sneaky Ambushes of Total War: Warhammer III
Enemies in Warhammer III have their ambushes quite hilariously undermined by the mission system.
Ambushing is a pretty important part of the campaign toolkit in Total War: Warhammer III - it can turn an unfavorable matchup on its head, and the player can utilize ambush stance to lure the AI into unfavorable situations.
The AI also makes use of ambushes quite often, which can cause problems for unsuspecting players who do not use Heroes to scout areas near their armies. However an unfortunate oversight can often give players early warning of AI ambushes by giving away their location.
Warhammer III has a mission system, where the player can fulfill certain objectives to earn a reward or progress the storyline of their Legendary Lord. Often these missions task you with defeating a particular army in battle, and these missions are marked on the map by a bright green icon.
These icons persist when enemy armies are in Ambush stance too, which means that any attempt the target army makes to catch you unawares is completely foiled in a slightly hilarious manner.
The enemy is over there, lord! How do we know? Why, thanks to the giant floating green scroll, of course!
There was a Reddit thread recently where this phenomena was being discussed and joked about, and the screenshot above shows the same thing happening in one of our own campaigns.
It seems likely that this is an oversight that will be fixed at some point in the future, but it's entirely helpful to the player so I don't think there will be many people clamoring for Creative Assembly to fix it asap.
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