Each of your men is very detailed in 3D, very realistic looking. The knight looks just like a real knight on a real horse. The characters also have interesting voice-over responses when they’re moved, like “Right away, sir” for the Shogun. Also, when the character can move no more and needs rest, it tells you so. Oh great. Pawns with attitude.
The background music works well with the game. As you advance, the sound changes correspondingly. When you are under attack, you hear something like a death march. Pretty eerie. The music is also different when you play as a different ruler. For example, when I played as Julius Caesar, the music was of a Roman era and so on.