Total War: Warhammer New DLC Incoming

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Total War: Warhammer – The King & The Warlord has been announced. Prepare for WAR!

Get ready Total War: Warhammer fans because Total War is launching an assault on your Wallet…but that’s not a bad thing! Dwarfs and Goblins are the focus of the new DLC: The King & The Warlord!

via Total War

The King & The Warlord is the second Lords Pack for Total War: WARHAMMER. Bolstering the forces of both The Greenkins and The Dwarfs, it introduces famous rival characters, new iconic units and new battle maps from the world of Warhammer Fantasy Battles to your Grand Campaigns and Custom/Multiplayer battles.

What’s in the new DLC? Glad you asked! Here’s a quick run down:

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The video also had several new units to tease – here are a handful:

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Belegar Ironhammer

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Skarsnik and Gobbla

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Dwarf Bolt Throwers

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There are lots more in the video so if you’re a big Total War fan you’re going to want to check it out.

The King and The Warlord is available for Pre-Order now via Steam. There is also a special promotion that ends October 20th where you can save 10% off the retail price of $7.99.

Total War: Warhammer – The King and the Warlord

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The time is nigh for Clan Angrund to reclaim Karak Eight Peaks from the Grobi despoilers! Belegar Ironhammer, clan leader and direct descendant of King Lunn, the last Dwarf to rule the ancestral hold, has inherited a bitter legacy of hatred and resentment. Even now he marshals his throng, making ready to strike out from Karak Izor. With the spirits of his fabled ancestors returned to fight by his side, Belegar will see his oaths fulfilled, and pass into legend himself.

Meanwhile Skarsnik, the self-proclaimed Night-Goblin warlord of Karak Eight Peaks, has taken leave of the hold. On a squig-hunting excursion in the Grey Mountains east of Brettonia, he operates from his base at Karak Azgaraz when word reaches him of Belegar’s intent. Worse still, the tricksy Goblins minding Karak Eight Peaks have taken the hold in defiance of Skarsnik’s iron will. Intolerable, sneaky, mutinous gits!

Two legends, then: both hell-bent on claiming the ancient Dwarf-Hold for themselves. Their destinies entwined, The King and the Warlord must face one another in a final, desperate battle to determine the true ruler of Karak Eight Peaks.

 

It’s Dwarfs vs Goblins in the battle of Karak Eight Peaks!

  • Dennis Finan Jr

    This game is pretty damn cool. I love zooming in when they fight

  • ZeeLobby

    I’ve enjoyed it. Get’s a little redundant over time, especially if you’ve played previous Total War games. I get a lot more enjoyment out of games that involve more than just moving troops around HoI, or Civ are great examples. But it’s still a solid title with the GW IP.

    • benn grimm

      I’m hoping once all the factions are added the campaign will feel a bit better. The strength this has over othe TW games is the wildly different factions, if they can build on that and make the campaign a little less tedious it could be up there with shogun 2 etc.

      • ZeeLobby

        Agreed. More factions would diversify the campaign a little more.

      • Thomas Gardiner

        Yeah, once you’ve beaten the campaign a few times the game gets pretty stale. You learn the map inside out and learn all the ways to exploit the AI (like delaying Chaos as long as possible to build an unassailable wall of Dwarven fortresses with about 7 armies sitting on it).

        I’d honestly like them to expand the map and make the game less predictable. Every single campaign run pretty much plays out the same as the last.

        • benn grimm

          The AI is particularly bad, even for a total war game, agreed.

  • SupPupPup

    Has squigs with noses. Must buy 10/10

  • Cylux

    >Be Me
    >Not be a NEET so have money to burn
    >Buy Call of the Beastmen because what else am I gonna spend it on?
    >Start up the special Beastmen Campaign
    >Choose hard setting cos already done two grand campaigns on standard difficultly

    Where the bloody hell does Boris Todbringer keep finding these damnable steam tanks every five minutes?

    • Severius_Tolluck

      so much for only 12 running in all of the world

  • benn grimm

    Squig hoppers! Yes please! 🙂

  • dave long island

    They call it ‘Total War’ then keep doling out the DLCS to keep the cash registers ka-chinging. They should call it:

    1. Ka-Ching Hammer
    2. DLC Dole out Hammer
    3. ‘Putting the devs’ kids thru college’ hammer
    4. All of the above

    • PrimoFederalist

      Don’t buy it. I love it and don’t mind because I know that continued development of a high-end game requires resources. You paid $60 for a N64 game in the 90s. Now $60 for a game like Total War then paying $7 for a few minor content updates and $20-$30 for new major campaigns with new factions and new units for old factions is perfectly fine by most of the rest of us.

      • dave long island

        Then they shouldn’t call it ‘Total War: Warhammer’. Because the game you buy is not the game in its totality. The game in its totality is far more than the price of the game you buy. Again that’s why it should be called DLC Dole out Hammer, or any of the other names I suggested. Merely buying the game without the DLCs ironically does not allow you to have the ‘total’ game ‘Total War: Warhammer’. That was the point I was making in my OP. Glad you like the game. Maybe someday you’ll have the total game Total War: Warhammer. 🙂

        • Shinnentai

          Or perhaps you shouldn’t be taking a brand name literally?

          • dave long island

            What, and take all the fun out of it? Pfffffftttt…

    • SupPupPup

      It has Warhammer in the title. You knew it was going to be unbearably expensive.

      • dave long island

        Yep, in the immortal words of Grimgor Ironhide: dats da truf

  • Shinnentai

    Mmm – I’ve been avoiding this game as I know it’ll suck up a bunch of my time, but I’ve always been intrigued by the ongoing struggle for Karak 8 Peaks, and I did just start painting a Dwarf army, so pretty tempting!

  • Alan Eskew

    Still waiting till they release “officially” my Brets

  • Talos2

    Skarsnik? Well it’s simply essential purchase now then

  • Mathew G. Smith

    I’m still confused over what goes in paid vs. Free DLC. Like how Vlad (major figure in the lore, has abilities that counters one of the faction’s main weaknesses) is free, while the Vampires character in the paid one was “generic necromancer #347 invented for this game”.

    • Thomas Gardiner

      Helman Gorst is actually from the Sigmar’s Blood campaign book. He’s obscure, yeah, but not made up for the game.

      • Mathew G. Smith

        That’s what, the one before The Bone Cage? I missed those two.

        That makes perfect sense why they put him in as the foe of Volknar then.

  • DeadlyYellow

    Shaping up to be pretty good once that complete edition rolls around in a year or two.

  • Gunther Clone C

    I fail to see how this DLC brings Skaven to the game… 😛

  • DJ860

    The Mac version needs to hurry up.

  • Ciaphas Cain

    But you can’t really play the Karak Eight Peaks Campaign without Queek and the Skaven…

  • Antoine Henry

    Well…This should have been released in a full game… Oh well, pain that i loved Total War but those DLC things are such a shame 🙂

  • Souppilgrim

    It’s good to see real Warhammer.

  • ieyke

    Cool, I guess?
    Wake me up when the Lizardmen, Tomb Kings, Skaven, Ogres, Elves, Brettonians, or more Vampire Counts show up.