The Hunter & The Beast is the latest Lords Pack for Total War: WARHAMMER II. Introducing two rival Legendary Lords from the world of Warhammer Fantasy Battles, each with their own objectives, mechanics, units and playstyle, for use in both the Eye of the Vortex and Mortal Empires campaigns, and custom/multiplayer battles.Two richly themed new Legendary Lords lead their own factions: Markus Wulfhart leads the Huntsmarshal’s Expedition (Empire), and Nakai The Wanderer leads the Spirit of the JungleEach Legendary Lord brings their own unique faction mechanics, quest-chains, legendary items, skill-trees and campaign narrativeDevastating new ranged units, mobile gunpowder batteries and fabled Hunter Heroes for the Huntsmarshal’s ExpeditionTowering new Dread Saurians, the largest beasts to walk the world of Total War: WARHAMMER, plus new Kroxigors, Razordons and Rites for Spirit of the JungleNew Regiments of Renown to unlock, recruit and fieldBackgroundFearless, charismatic, daring: these are but a few of the epithets bestowed upon Markus Wulfhart, the Hunstmarshal of Emperor Karl Franz. With his band of ruthless trackers, scouts, hunters and sharpshooters, who better to dispatch to the steaming jungles of Lustria, in order to plant the flag and further Imperial interests? And if some Big Game should wander into the crosshairs, why, all the better… But the jungle does not sleep. Nakai The Wanderer, revered Kroxigor of the first-spawning, is a living legend among the Lizardmen. Wandering the jungles of Lustria since the destruction of his home-city of Tlanxla during the Great Catastrophe, he follows where the Great Plan wills him. Now Lustria is at threat from usurpers once more. Nakai will rally the Sacred Kroxigors, and rouse the Dread Saurians from their ageless slumber – the Old Ones demand it!Markus Wulfhart (The Huntsmarshal’s Expedition)Unique faction mechanics:Emperor’s MandateAs Markus Wulfhart expands Imperial interests in Lustria, his stature in the eyes of the Emperor grows. As a result, he receives a broadening range of increasingly advanced Empire units to aid in his expedition. As new territory is captured, his building options also diversify. In the Eye of the Vortex campaign, Markus will ultimately face the Spirit of the Jungle himself, Nakai the Wanderer, to decide who holds dominion over the jungles of Lustria.Wulfhart’s campaign progress is measured by how effectively he fulfils the Emperor’s Mandate. Expansion, successful military operations and other campaign activities increase his acclaim, which is tracked on the Emperor’s Mandate bar.The Emperor’s Mandate also dictates the quality of units available to Wulfhart via the Imperial Supplies system, which dispatches better units for him to recruit from time to time. As the Mandate bar fills, he will also unlock bonuses to further improve these units, plus new recruitment buildings.In the Eye of the Vortex campaign, filling the Emperor’s Mandate bar will cause Nakai the Wanderer to issue a final, do-or-die challenge to Markus Wulfhart – a call to battle that will become the stuff of legend!HostilityThe lands beyond the Empire are inimical to man, and Wulfhart’s actions will not go unnoticed. While defeating the local inhabitants improves Wulfhart’s Imperial standing and increases his supply of fresh troops, it also enrages Lustria’s native denizens…Wulfhart’s Hostility rating reflects the current level of Lustria’s retaliation against his military activities. Aggressive activities, such as military actions and raiding, can raise Hostility through five levels. Conversely, a more passive approach to the campaign will cause Hostility to fall.Each Hostility level has a negative effect on Wulfhart’s campaign, but is also a measure of his aggression against the Lizardmen. As he ascends through the Hostility levels, reinforcements are dispatched more frequently via the Imperial Supplies system. The strength of these reinforcements is still dictated by the Emperor’s Mandate bar.When peak Hostility is reached, a Lizardmen task-force is dispatched with the aim of defeating Wulfhart. He will instantly receive an Imperial Supplies drop and will need to survive sustained assault for a number of turns before the hostility bar resets.Wulfhart’s HuntersScattered throughout Lustria are four of the finest Hunters that ever lived. Wulfhart may attempt to track them down and acquire their services to aid in the expedition’s success, and subsequently developing each Hunter’s unique attributes and learning the tales of their past deeds.Wulfhart can search for the four Hunters in the Jungles of Lustria by completing special missions. The Hunters each have bespoke stories which are uncovered through unique missions. Completing these missions will reward them with new traits and powerful abilities.The Hunters are not required to complete Wulfhart's narrative Vortex campaign, but bring major benefits to the Huntsmarshal’s Expedition.Jorek Grimm is a brilliant Master Engineer. Shunned for his eccentric ideas, he has struck out alone to seek his fortune in Lustria…Rodrik L'Anguille was once a renowned Paladin. Disgraced and exiled however, he is haunted by a past he cannot escape…Hertwig Van Hal, a skilled physician and Witch Hunter, has travelled far from home on his quest for ultimate vengeance…Kalara of Wydrioth, the eminent Waystalker, has traded the forests of Avelorn for the jungles of Lustria in pursuit of redemption…New units and characters:Markus WulfhartIn battle, Wulfhart is a ranged combatant with a powerful armour-piercing bow which deals bonus damage to large targets. Coupled with Vanguard Deployment, Stalk, a 360-degree fire-arc and immune to psychology, he has a well-deserved reputation as the ultimate monster hunter.In keeping with his reputation, Markus Wulfhart has a significant ambush defence and ambush success chance, and a large upkeep reduction to Huntsmen and Archers in his army.Huntsman General (Lord)Following Wulfhart’s example, his Huntsman Generals have Vanguard Deployment, Stalk, a 360-degree fire-arc are immune to psychology, and deal bonus damage against large targets. Their Fire Arrow capabilities mean they synergise well with Bright Wizards, and they grant reload-rate bonuses to other Imperial missile units. ArchersThe backbone of Wulfhart’s hunting-parties, these Imperial archers are inexpensive, plentiful, quick to fire, and are great at soaking enemy formations with ranged damage. Their loose formation enables them to trade fire with other ranged units at a profit.Deathjacks (Archers – Regiments of Renown)These elite archers also have Stalk, Snipe and Vanguard Deployment, enabling them to strike fast, strike first, and remain hidden from view. If well-screened, they can continue to fire without fear of discovery or ranged retaliation.Huntsmen:Only the finest archers ascend to the rank of Huntsmen. Well-drilled and versatile, they have Vanguard Deployment and Stalk, can fire while moving, have a greater range than standard Archers, enjoy a good degree of accuracy, and deal bonus damage to large targets.White Wolves (Hunstmen – Regiment of Renown)Few face the White Wolves and live to tell of it. These elite Huntsmen match their bow-skills with ruthless melee capabilities, granting them a useful hybrid role. Alongside their Hunter attributes, they also Encourage nearby friendlies and are Immune to Psychology. War WagonThese mobile armoured wagons are packed with six riflemen, each armed with an armour-piercing Outrider rifle. Slower than standard missile cavalry but far more resilient, they can fire while moving and in all directions, and reposition to place their fusillades precisely where required. In a pinch, they can also be used as chariots and charged into lighter or weakened enemy units.War Wagon (Mortar)These mobile artillery pieces may carry less ammo than standard mortars, but more than make up for it by being able to stay one step ahead of melee combatants, repositioning when threatened to set up a new base-of-fire and bombard the foe afresh. The Black Lions (War Wagon - Helblaster Volley Gun – Regiment of Renown)The ultimate unit in The Expedition’s armoury, The Black Lion is a devastating mobile light artillery piece. While shorter ranged than a standard Helblaster Volley Gun, it can pump rounds into approaching troops until the last second, then reposition to avoid getting caught in melee. Nakai the Wanderer (Spirit of the Jungle)Unique faction mechanics:New Horde mechanicsNakai’s faction, the Spirit of the Jungle, offers a unique variation on Horde gameplay. Each army in his faction, when placed in the Encampment stance, may develop its settlement infrastructure much as a standard settlement would. That infrastructure is preserved when the horde moves off, and may be further developed during future periods of Encampment. If a horde is destroyed in battle, all its infrastructure is lost along with the army.However, only Nakai’s personal horde can unlock units for recruitment. Other hordes in his faction may then recruit unit types Nakai has unlocked using the Global Recruitment option. These ‘minor’ hordes still have their own infrastructure and building trees, though some of these are focused on reducing Global Recruitment times rather than unlocking units.Defence of the Great PlanThe Great Plan of the Old Ones lies in a delicate balance. Many look to disrupt it, but none defend it as devoutly as Nakai the Wanderer. Nakai begins play with a vassal faction called the Defenders of the Great Plan – the caretakers of the great Temple Cities. When one of Nakai’s armies captures a region, it may be gifted to the Defenders. When a region is gifted thus, Nakai must choose which Old One that region’s temple should be dedicated to.As more temples are dedicated to a specific Old One, the more powerful the rewards bestowed upon Nakai and his faction.These temples generate a unique resource called Old Ones' Favour. Nakai may expend this Favour to access Blessed Spawnings units, or to recruit Lords at much higher ranks.Warmblood InvadersThe avaricious warmbloods look to pillage the temple cities of Lustria for profit. These invaders lurk throughout the jungles; they must be tracked and confronted with cold-blooded ferocity for the Great Plan to remain intact and unimpaired!In the Eye of the Vortex campaign, Nakai must fight to keep Lustria in the rightful hands of the Lizardmen. Several Empire colonies have been established, and each is encroaching on the jungle. They must be dealt with!Four extremely dangerous Hunters co-ordinate the efforts of the warmbloods. Hunt them down to draw out their leader, then defeat them all in a final, epic confrontation!Unique RitesNakai has a selection of new Rites focused around his units, faction mechanics and campaign focus.Rite of Alleigance: Performing this Rite brings Nakai to the attention of the Old Ones, increasing his vassal income and all his Hordes' replenishment rates.Rite of Rebirth: this Rite increases the growth rate for Hordes in Nakai’s faction, reduces construction costs, and reduces unit recruitment and upkeep costs factionwide.Rite of Mastery: This Rite increases the recruitment rank of Kroxigors, Kroxigor Ancients and Sacred Kroxigors, while improving their weapon strength and armour.New units and characters:Nakai the WandererWith high armour, health, melee attack and weapon strength, Nakai is a powerful brawler, well-suited to extended melee. He also grants bonus melee defence to, and reduces the recruitment and upkeep costs, of Kroxigors and Sacred Kroxigors in his army. Nakai also has a number of new support abilities in battle, further cementing his role as the centrepiece of battle: Miasma of Despair: speed, vigour and leadership area-effect debuffPrimal Roar: Increases Nakai’s physical resistance and melee attack, and grants Rampage to alliesGolden Tributes: Perfect Vigour for allies in rangeAncient KroxigorsThese well-armoured, hard hitting, anti-infantry specialists are cast in the mould of Nakai himself, and well-suited to extended melee engagements.Feral Dread SaurianIf you thought Carnosaurs the apex-predators of Lustria, think again. With breathtaking weapon-damage and high armour, these towering walls of teeth and fury are versatile, elite-killing, melee behemoths, and are subject to Rampage.Dread Saurian (Howdah)Somewhat tamer than their feral cousins, though no less capable, these titanic beasts are ridden into battle by Skink skirmishers, and do not rampage. Combining their terrifying melee power with four giant blowpipes and eight skinks hurling poisoned javelins, it is the ultimate multirole unit. Shredder of Lustria (Dread Saurian Howdah – Regiment of Renown)With rank nine stats, Encourage, and a passive hex aura reducing nearby enemy leadership, The Shredder of Lustria is truly a one-unit army – and comes with a pricetag to match.Sacred KroxigorsThese versatile and hard-hitting monstrous infantry are great all-rounders. With high weapon-strength and magical attacks, they can plough through against a greater variety of foes than standard Kroxigors.Cohort of Huatl (Sacred Kroxigors – Regiment of Renown)The Cohort of Huatl is a top-tier monstrous infantry unit. Building on the Sacred Kroxigors’ capabilities with additional armour-sundering attacks and bonus physical resistance, they synergise well in the field with Skinks and Saurus Warriors.Razordon Hunting PackFilling the air with deadly grapeshot-style volleys of armour-piercing fire, Razordon Hunting Packs are potent – and mobile – armoured infantry hunters. Amaxon Barbs (Razordons – Regiment of Renown)Dealing poison damage, and heavily scaled for enhanced missile resistance, these Razordons are pinpoint shooters and make top-notch skirmishers.
Global war devastated the environment, a zombielike plague wiped out much of humanity, and civilization as we once understood it came to a standstill. But that was a thousand years ago, and the world is now a very different place. Conflict between city-states is constant, superstition is rife, and machine relics, mutant creatures, and resurrected prehistoric beasts trouble the land. Watching over all are the silent Dreaming Cities. Homes of the angels, bastion outposts of heaven on Earth. Or so the church claims. Very few go in, and nobody ever comes out. Until now.... A prolific freelance author and journalist, Guy Haley is the author of Reality 36 and the Warhammer 40,000 novels Valedor and Baneblade, among others. He lives in Yorkshire with his wife and son. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Gerard Reynolds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002114/bk_aren_002114_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is a first-person action video game developed and published by Fatshark in 2018. The game is set in a Warhammer universe and it focuses on a teamwork-based fast-paced dynamic combat full of blood and gore. Story-wise it is a direct continuation of the first title from the series – the five heroes mark their return to save the world once more. The game is available on PC (Windows).Story and CharactersThe game takes place in a Warhammer universe during the early End Times and continues the events from the first game, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. The main antagonist of the previous title, Rasknitt, managed to kidnap the five heroes of the city Ubersreik which then felt under Rasknitt’s and his ratmen command. Since then he ordered to build the portal known as Skittergate to summon the Chaos Champion, Bödvarr Ribspreader, and his chaos army following Nurgle, the God of Pestilence. However, the portal fails, and only a portion of the army is summoned. Ratmen try to activate the portal once more, but it fails again, this time creating a series of ground shakes, accidentally freeing the kidnapped Ubersreik heroes from captivity.Now they are the only thing standing between the Empire and the evil alliance of the Skaven ratmen and the Warriors of Chaos. They will need to fight together slashing through the hordes of enemies to destroy the portal and defeat the Rasknitt once and for all.Gameplay and game modesVermintide 2 can be played in a single-player mode where the player team up with bots, but it is strongly recommended to play with real people in online cooperation mode, especially on higher difficulties, where enemies are much smarter, stronger, and provide a much bigger challenge.The game focuses on developing a player’s character and building up his Hero Power. Heroes can gain levels which unlock access to additional hero careers (specializations), talents and reward the player with loot boxes. Heroes can also be equipped with a set of items – melee and distance weapons, necklaces, charms, and trinkets. Each item comes in one of the five rarities. Higher rarities provide additional bonuses in the form of properties and powerful traits, which further increase the Hero Power. Once the player reaches one of the Hero Power breakpoints, he will unlock higher difficulty levels with stronger enemies and even better loot.ReceptionWarhammer Vermintide 2 received very good reviews with over 1 million copies sold after a month from PC release, and was a warmly welcomed sequel to the Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide with improvements upon almost every aspect of the original title.Reviewers praised combat mechanics, top-notch visuals, high-quality audio, well-made detailed maps, funny conversations between heroes, and the good optimization, thanks to which the game runs smoothly even on weaker computers. The ability to quickly hop into battle for a short casual fight without need to engage or think too much was also noted.
The Old World is once again ravaged by war. Vampire Counts, Greenskins, Dwarfs, and the Empire once again clash swords, claws and choppas in Total War: Warhammer (PC). Guide your race to ultimate victory over everyone else on the continent.Total War: Warhammer is a turn-based strategy and real-time tactics game set in the Warhammer Fantasy world created by Games Workshop. Politics, economy, and the unbridled violence of warfare of the setting are yours to enjoy.Diverse factionsEach of the core game's four factions is a unique creation with thematic mechanics, tailored unit distribution, and strategic focus. Neither faction is anything like any other. With either Greenskin Fightiness letting them cause a WAAAAAGH!, vampiric Corruption, or dwarven Grudges. Total War: Warhammer gameplay changes drastically with each faction you pick when starting a new game. Which one will be your first choice?Total War meets Warhammer FantasyTotal War: Warhammer is Creative Assembly's first fantasy-themed entry into the Total War series. Based on the Warhammer Fantasy license, it merges the best parts of both franchises. Total War brings the strategic depth and political machinations, as well as a next-gen visual representation of classic units. Warhammer Fantasy refreshes the historical fiction formula with units never before seen in a Total War game. Giants, griffons, and gargantuan spiders change the nature of warfare.Chaos consumes allIf you think you can handle some small factions just fine, stay alert. As you progress, the ominous forces of Chaos start gathering at your borders. Once they bring all of their might on you, alliances and technology matter more than anything else. Are you strong enough to combat the antithesis of order and reason when your forces are divided between protecting your other borders and locked in fruitless skirmishes with your previous opponent?Legendary lordsYour faction is led by some of the most legendary figures every fan on Warhammer Fantasy will be instantly familiar with. Emperor Karl Franz, Thorgrim Grudgebearer, even Heinrich Kemmler, one of the most infamous necromancers the Old World has ever known.Take part in the events shaping the continent and prove your chosen lord the supreme commander.Story-based questsLords come with dedicated quests designed to show you some of the iconic battles and provide background for the broader events of the campaign. Fight in set-piece encounters against unique enemy composition and make tactical decisions defining your approach.Is your army strong enough to conquer seemingly unsurmountable odds? The risks are great, but the rewards make it well worth the effort.
Throughout the galaxy, a new conflict between men and aliens breaks out.Enjoy complex turn-based strategy gameplay, profoundly advanced combat units and difficult decision making. Encounter deadly and strange entities that are not mere beings of flesh and blood.The breathtaking storylineExperience fantastic, story-driven gameplay!Get ready to replace your weak and disgusting flesh with the cold, strong and magnificent machinery of the Machine God.The story of Warhammer 40,000 Mechanicus is that you play as Dominus Faustinius. Your task is to lead the expedition on a newly discovered planet called Silva Tenebris. A message of long-forgotten technology has reached your world.Warhammer 40,000 Mechanicus is a turn-based tactical strategy video game set in the eponymous universe, where users can take command of the Imperium's most technologically advanced human troops, the Adeptus Mechanicus.The Bulwark Studios PC invites you to manage resources, discover forgotten technologies, plan tactical operations with Noosphere technology and control all the movements of Tech-Priests. Remember about the importance of each decision made in the game. Will you receive the blessing of the Omnissiah?Any decision you make will affect the development of the missions and, ultimately, decide the fate of the troops you have under your command. Choose the right path!The story focuses on the ark Caestus Metalican and its trip to Silva Tenebris, commanded by the magicians Dominus Faustinius. On this new planet, you must organize your resources and control the rest of Adeptus Mechanicus wisely to face all the threats that await.On Silva Tenebris, a recently discovered planet, there is a series of ancient artifacts, which the Adeptus Mechanicus wishes to recover.The single player in Wh40k MechanicusWarhammer 40,000 Mechanicus features only a single player mode.Lead an expedition in search of lost technology of the human empire. Take control of the Tech-priests of Mars, which have robotic bodies personalized in honor of the Machine God.The game features the strong cause-consequence relationship between your decisions and the shape of the subsequent missions.The complex game mechanicsThroughout the adventure, you will have to manage resources, plan tactical operations and make intelligent use of technology. Every decision you make will impact the development of the missions.Each mission costs Awakening Points and the more missions you do, the more Awakening Points you’ll get to use on your next quest. Do more and more missions and gather more and more resources and technology!Be careful not to awaken the overlord. Admire the extensive and intricate combat system that requires proper positioning of your units. Use the elements of the environment and the specific skills of your subordinates. Scan unexplored tombs to obtain information which will help you defeat your enemies.At the end of every mission, you can visit the shop where you can buy and purchase armor or different kind of items to equip on your priest. Each time you visit the shop, there will be various items there. You can also find some interesting items while exploring tombs. Between missions, return to Ark Mechanicus, the excellent spaceship owned by the Order. Deal with branch management and decision making that affect the development of history.Discover a wide range of possibilities to modify the bodies of the units using mechanical parts. Match the warriors to your own combat style & strategy. During turn-based battles you can use supernatural senses of the members of Adeptus Mechanicus, to obtain information about enemies and the surroundings.
Warhammer Chaosbaneis an action roleplaying game for PC, developed byEkoSoftware and published by Bigben Interactive. It is the 27thgame set in the Warhammer Fantasy world – a series started in 1991 by HeroQuest. The game features characters and locations known form previous Warhammer games and puts them in thehack’n’slashgameplay mechanics, inspired by the titles like Diablo III.InChaosbaneplayers can choose from 4-character classes – Empire Soldier, Dwarf Slayer, High Elf Mage, Wood Elf Scout -and use them and their abilities in a battle against demonic hordes of the Empire. The game employs co-op mode, where up to 4 players can work together to progress through meticulously designed maps.GameplayChaosbanedraws heavy inspirations from various other action-RPGs, including the most popular of them all – Diablo. The player controls a single character on a 3D map, viewed from the top down perspective, similarly to the Blizzard series. The maps include locales known from the earlier Warhammer games, such as the Cursed City of Praag and former Imperial capital – Nuln.Combat mechanics inWarhammer: Chaosbaneare dependent on the character class playerchooses:Empire Soldier, Dwarf Slayer, High Elf Mage, and Wood Elf Scout. The Soldier – Konrad Vollen – is a typical melee character, relying on attacks that deal a lot of damage on a short distance, and boosting allies with his banner skill.Elontir– the High Elf Mage – specializes in long distance and wide area spells. Dwarf Slayer Bragi Axebiter acts as a berserker type character, dishing out heavy continuous attacks.Elessathe Wood Elf Scout skills allow her to call in support and basic attacks have a chance to deal poison damage over a period of time.Story and charactersYears before, the demonic horde of Chaos came from the north, threatening to conquer the Empire of Man. When all hope for victory seemed lost, and fall of mankind was all but certain, Magnus the Pious rallied the men of Nuln against the enemy, and defeated the Everchosen, the Chaos Horde’s leader, scattering his forces. Now the threat of Chaos rises again, and it is up to four brave heroes – Konrad Vollen, Bragi Axebiter, Elontir and Elessa - to stop it before it’s too late…Initial receptionFirst impressions ofWarhammer:Chaosbanewere nearly universally good. The beta released in March 2019 received positive feedback, with critics praising intuitive gameplay mechanics, which made the beta a very fun experience. Another feature highly praised by commentators was the loot system, rewarding each hero with specific armor and weapons. Skill development system, which forces players to manage a limited amount ofequippingpoints, was also highly regarded by the critics.Chaosbane prices at G2A.COMEvery fan of good action roleplaying games should have Chaosbane in their collection. The reason for this is obvious: it is the perfect combination of rich Warhammer Fantasy world with crisp gameplay mechanics popularized by Diablo and other action-RPGs.By buying WH Chaosbane’s digital key for Steam you can enter the world of fantasy and magic like never before, and cut down some monsters while you’re there.Key FeaturesThe lore of Warhammer and gameplay mechanics of Diablo merge to create a new quality of action-RPGsEnter the Warhammer Fantasy world and decide its fate as one of four playable charactersUpgrade your skills and unleash your might on monsters that stand in your way to victoryJoin your friends and together put an end to the threat of the Horde of Chaos
There is no peace amongst the stars... It is the 41st millennium and there is only war! We live in the Imperium of Mankind, the greatest empire the galaxy has ever known. Millions of planets united in their adoration for the Emperor. But we are not alone… A massive space hulk is drifting towards Armageddon, and the planet is threatened by the war hungry brutal Orks. Welcome to the battlefield! Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is a fantasy war game set in the Second War of Armageddon. You take the role of defending the planet as the Imperium of Man against the Ork invaders. Throughout the campaign you will also be joined by three chapters of Space Marines: the Salamanders, Blood Angels and the Ultramarines. In this hex-based, turn-based strategy game, players will lead the Imperial forces of the Armageddon Steel Legion and Space Marines from a variety of Chapters against the Ork invasion through over 30 scenarios, on the hostile terrain of the planet and its gigantic Hive Cities. The game features a complex plot, involving known characters from the Warhammer 40,000 universe and while advancing through the campaign, the player will have the ability to carryover his core force from scenario to scenario. Players fight alongside Commissar Yarrick and Commander Dante against the cunning Ork Warboss Ghazghkull Thraka and carry over battle-hardened veterans from scenario to scenario, using their experience and upgrading their equipment. On top all this extensive modding options are available through a powerful and easy-to-use game editor.
Warhammer 40,000: Regicide is a brutal take on one of the greatest turn based strategy games of all time. Regicide fuses multiple phases of combat with dynamic action. Maneuver your army into place and unleash a devastating array of tactical abilities to crush your enemies. The game offers two distinct modes: REGICIDE - Plan the attack and command your soldiers through two phases of combat. Open fire on your enemies, utilise tactical abilities and unleash psychic powers to crush your foes. Fight your way through violent single and multiplayer battles to destroy everything that stands between you and certain victory. CLASSIC - Sharpen your tactics in both single and multiplayer games based on traditional chess rules, executing brutally violent kills in dramatic battlefield terrains. Select your race and go to war online against opponents from all over the world in the fully cross-platform multiplayer mode. This is only the beginning. The universe spans untold galaxies to conquer. This is not just war. This is REGICIDE.
Take a trip to a remote archipelago where four ancient factions fight a long war for a Vortex of swirling magical energies. Total War: Warhammer II is a second part in a trilogy of grand-scale strategies by Creative Assembly set in the fantastical world of Warhammer Fantasy.Are you ready for a fight which may redefine the shape of both the Old and New World?Participate in massive battles in this excellent mix of turn-based and real-time strategies set in the Warhammer world. Lead one of the four brand-new races or play the old ones, thanks to the combined campaign feature.StoryThe game offers two different campaigns, with Eye of the Vortex being the core one available from the start for all players. It revolves around the Great Vortex, which you will have to, depending on the chosen race, either stabilize or use its powers to conquer the world – will you be the savior, or will you bring doom upon the world?The other one, Mortal Empires, is available exclusively for owners of both TW: Warhammer and TW: Warhammer II – it can be then downloaded for free and it offers more of a sandbox experience and takes place on the huge map that combines the ones from both games. There is also an additional campaign, Rise of the Tomb Kings, available in the form of a paid DLC.Gameplay and Game ModesThe game, similarly to other Total War games from the series, combines turn-based strategy, where you can manage your empire and diplomacy, recruit and move your armies around the grand campaign map, and declare battles, with the real-time strategy, where the declared battles can be resolved by commanding your armies in real-time on the battlefield. Players may choose different races to play, each not only offering a unique set of available units but also requiring a different approach to achieve success, as each race has its own mechanics you need to utilize and make use of.The game can be played either alone or in multiplayer, with the latter mode being split into simple PvP battles for up to 4 people, a co-op campaign, and a head-to-head campaign. What’s interesting is the fact, that in multiplayer it’s entirely possible to fight against races from the first game, even if you don’t own Total War: Warhammer IIyourself.Four new races to playIn the first game we had several interesting factions, now we have even more! The High Elves are the smooth and graceful masters of diplomacy, and direct descendants of the Elves of old, the lawful inheritors of the Great Vortex. They can call great phoenixes to their aid during battles. The Dark Elves are twisted, corrupt kin of the High Elves, keen to claim the font of magic for themselves, and no amount of underhanded tactics and vile monsters is going to be too much in their eyes. The Lizardmen are one of the oldest creatures of the Warhammer setting, wield powerful magic and odd weaponry. The most important of their features, however, are dinosaurs populating their armies, as shock troops and siege-grade engines of destructions. The Skaven are a secretive species of humanoid rats living in the dark caverns and tunnels riddling the Old World. They are deadly, sneaky, and their mage-scientists create terrifying abominations of flesh and metal.Each faction has unique mechanics and specialties, making it well worth replaying the game multiple times over.Integrate with the first gameIf you own the first part of Total War: Warhammer, you can use it to create an even more massive campaign map and let all the disparate factions interact to their full extent. Pit your sturdy Dwarfs against the swift Dark Elves, direct a Bretonnian cavalry charge against a Carnosaur, or see if the Skaven can hold their own against the Vampire Lords. This and more is available to you if you own both parts of the series.Exploration and adventureThe map isn't only to let you see where other armies and factions hold their forces. It's full of small narratives, each hiding a possibility of reward or something to set you back, but it's a risk worth taking. There are also rogue armies caring little for the big struggle and just roam the map doing their own thing, pillaging your villages and harassing your troops.ReceptionTotal War Warhammer 2 received very positive reviews and was a warmly welcomed sequel to the first title, borrowing many successful mechanics and improving the ones that didn’t work that well in the predecessor. Critics appreciated the stunning graphics and were surprised how well units from the Warhammer universe were implemented in the Total War game. They noted the strategic value of the title and also pointed out the good optimization that allows running the title smoothly even on weaker rigs.