Simon Bradbury introduces us to the Shah in our latest Gambitious video update. One of the easier opponents in the game, the wealthy Shah likes his home comforts more than he does attacking other players. On the other hand his supplies of gold and other resources are plentiful, making him an excellent ally when you need a bit of extra money. The Shah will be one of eight different AI characters featured in the game at launch, each with their own castle, tactics, defences and favourite troops.In addition to being a selectable character, players can choose to play against the Shah in eight player multiplayer. Co-op, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill and Capture the Flag game modes will all be available, with players able to mix and match human and AI opponents however they want. Each AI character will be distinct with their own unique castle designs, tactics, defences and favourite troops. One character may rush the player early on with hordes of torch-wielding Slaves, whereas another will prefer to slowly build up his defences before launching a full siege with mounted units and siege equipment.