Total War: Warhammer 2 screenshot of Lizardmen fighting Dark Elves

While Total War: Warhammer and its sequel are one of the easiest Total War games for new players to jump into, they are still incredibly complex and full of hidden elements you need to pay close attention to. For example, you can smash two armies together and win through sheer strength alone, or you could exploit the enemy's weak leadership with strategic flanking attacks and monstrous infantry to break them before they even deal any damage. The end result is the same, yet the latter tactic will leave you with a much healthier and battle-ready army afterwards.

So if you're new to the Total War series, and especially if you're new to Total War: Warhammer 2, you'll be glad to hear that Creative Assembly has now released a series of guides covering pretty much all of the major gameplay elements. You'll find the various beginner guides over at the official website, and I would heartily recommend you give them a look as the extra knowledge will greatly enhance your campaign experience.

Since battles are by far the most important and interesting part of any Total War game, allow me to leave you with one of the guides for unit types, strengths, and weaknesses. Its not the most detailed guide in the world, mind you, but it should get you up to speed fairly quickly. Enjoy!