Summary: I have a brand new HP that came out this year (2013) A10 processor that can run any game with the best speed. When I tried to install this game it gave me an error saying I needed a 2000 and above to run..
Summary: I have been a loyal fan of TW since Shogun but I doubt I will buy another. This XP will install securom onto your PC without your permission and unless you are very computer savy you will not be able to remove it. Securom is known to conflict with many other programs (including other anti-piracy programs ironically enough). The only way we can fight this nonsense is to "vote with our wallets" and not purchase games that employ such tactics.
Summary: The Medieval Total War series always was, and continues to be one of the best RTS in the industry. I have no issues with the platform. What I do have issues with is the false and misleading advertising that surrounded this expansion. If you really want 4 new mods, of no greater value than those the community freely develops, then you should buy this expansion. If you crave the additional features, units, skill trees, etc then you should buy this expansion.