Creative Assembly has announced it's working on new models and textures for 11 Empire: Total War units. So far only the Russian Grenadiers have been confirmed to be receiving the update.
"The aim of the free units is to increase the graphical and unit variety of several factions rosters," explained Creative Assembly's Mark O'Connell. "We will also be using them to introduce more balance variety between factions as well. Some are new, some are replacement for existing units in some factions rosters."
O'Connell added: "There will be 11 free units that have brand new models and textures, there are also several units that already exist in-game but are not used in the release version that are being added into rosters, and some factions will be gaining access to units they currently cannot get."
Empire: Total War players waiting on fixes will also be pleased to hear that patch development has not been affected by work on the new models. O'Connell pointed out that the units "do not require any work from coders just work by artists and by a designer".