With the announcement of the new Mexican DLC, a trailer and a few screenshots were released to tease the civ, and these show interesting details and useful info. I’ll try to detail everything I’ve seen here:
In the screenshot for the jungle fight, we can see that mexicans have access to aztec barracks, being them the predecessors of the new nation. Probably tied to some revolution mechanic?
Also, we can see they have native units, specifically maya, so it’s fair to say they are going to receive support from native minors:
They will also receive light cannons from the natives, along with the regular european artillery:
European artillery (falconet and heavy cannon)
We can also see some upgraded models, having Soldado and Salteador units:
These looks like Soldado’s guard upgrade model
And these seem to be the veteran and guard models for the Salteador:
We can also see these guys, which I thought were Soldado’s standard or alternative model, as theys eem to have muskets, but now I think they must be a unique unit from a rev:
Here some guard or veteran Chinacos:
And this one model, which could be a general, but it seems to have a head piece resembling native attire?:
In the Cathedral screenshot, we can see the building is rather big compared to units and some buildings:
We can also see the two explorers, Padre and General:
As we can see, the Padre unit will be able to attack with a sword and a pistol, as we’ll see later.
There is also this moel of a revolutionary on horseback, which is not the unique outlaw Cautrero, but a new unit on which we don’t have any info (probably a rev unit):
Also, we see this little building, that initially I thought was a chapel, as it has a missionary there, but seeing as it has no player colour, ir may be just decoration:
In the port city screenshot, we can see Mexicans will use galleons and caravels, so no new unique ships this time:
In the route fight screenshot, the only thing that stands out is this building near the trade post:
Which has also appeared in the campaigns, so it may be just decoration, but we already have precedent of campaign assets that find their way into new maps and mechanics.
In the screenshot for the fight against the spanish fort, we can see more european artillery being used by mexicans:
Here is Padre using a pistol:
Those are the interesting bits I found In the screenshots, if you find anything else, post it here so we can unravel what this civ brings before they come out in a week. In the next post I’ll post what I find in the trailer.