Total War: Warhammer 2 – Tomb Kings Back From the Dead

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Turns out the Tomb Kings aren’t dead after all. Wait. Okay they are but–look they’re showing up in Total Warhammer 2, check it out.

That’s right folks. Today we’ve got a look at the Tomb Kings as they make their way out of the deserts and into Total War Warhammer War Total Hammer Warhammer Total Totalhammer Hammerwar Wartotal Hammerman 2, from Creative Assembly. Come take a look at the full roster for the upcoming faction, including classic Warhammer Fantasy units like the Necrotect, Hierotitan, and Screaming Skull Chariot.

Bring the power of the undead legions to your enemy’s doorstep today! Make them regret setting foot into your ancient domain. Let them know that they have awakened the power of the Tomb Kings, and that the days of the living are at an end.

You can see them in action in the LP video above, and watch as two different sets of Tomb Kings go head to head with one another. If you’ve never given this campaign mode a try, it’s a ton of fun, because you can really mess with your opponent when they’re going off to fight. Make them regret the day they crossed paths with you, sort of thing.

But wait there’s more. You can also take a look at every unit in the game right here!

via Creative Assembly


The Tomb Kings, known as the Priest Kings in their former lives are the undying rulers of Nehekhara, an ancient Human civilization that formed a great and powerful empire some two thousand five hundred years before the birth of Sigmar Heldenhammer and the founding of the Empire of Man. Out of all the unliving creatures that would claim dominion and royalty over the dead, only the Tomb Kings could truly claim such masterful and undisputed sovereignty, they who once ruled a mighty and far-flung Empire during a time when the rest of Mankind were little more than savage barbarians.

Long ago, during an ancient and forgotten age, the civilization of Nehekhara stood as the shining beacon of civilization and Human achievement; a golden age where its cities shone with a majestic splendor, its buildings crafted from magnificent marble and limestone, its armies conquering entire kindgoms from the face of the earth and their mighty rulers reigning as living Gods amongst Man. But this great realm was razed millennia ago through acts of great treachery and powerful sorcery. The living of the land had long ago perished in a single, mournful night, and in their absence, the dead stirred from their graves and claimed the land anew.


Players choosing the Tomb Kings will be able to select from the following Legendary Lords with which to lead their Grand Campaign.


The greatest living Tomb King and founder of the Mortuary Cult. In life he ruled all of Nehekhara through his iron will, and in undeath he continues that tradition. Though an arrogant, cruel tyrant, under his 150 years of leadership Nehekhara entered a golden age. Settra desires to restore Nehekhara to its former glory and to expand his realm as he did in life- through conquest. Settra fights atop the golden Chariot of the Gods and wields the Blessed Blade of Ptra, and his skill at arms and aura of command makes him a terrifying foe for any enemy to face.


Slain by her own cousin Neferata the first vampire and reborn as a Tomb Queen, Khalida vowed not to return to rest until she rids the entire world of the hated vampires. Blessed by the goddess Asaph, Khalida moves with serpent like speed and no poison can harm her.


Nagash’s most trusted follower and a powerful necromancer in his own right. Arkhan searches for a means to resurrect his master, travelling the world to retrieve his master’s lost heirlooms. He has already recovered the Staff of Nagash and the Liber Mortis (one of the dreaded nine black tomes of Nagash). Until the time Arkhan can gather the rest of his master’s lost artifacts and begin the spell to return Nagash, he fights for any Tomb King who can afford his price.


The most powerful Liche Priest of the Mortuary Cult, banished by Settra until he discovers a way to grant true immortality and restore Nehekhara to its former glory. Khatep roams the deserts searching for the answers while appearing seemingly from nowhere every now and again to aid the armies of the Tomb Kings.


Melee Legendary Lord Settra
Mounts: Skeletal Steed, Chariot of the Gods, Warsphinx
Melee Legendary Lord High Queen Khalida
Mounts: Skeleton Chariot, Necroserpent
Caster Legendary Lord Arkhan the Black
Mounts: Skeletal Steed, Skeleton Chariot
Caster Legendary Lord Grand Hierophant Khatep
Mounts: Skeletal Steed, Skeleton Chariot, Casket of Souls
Melee Lord Tomb King
Mounts: Foot, Skeletal Steed, Skeleton Chariot, Khemrian Warsphinx
Melee Hero Tomb Prince
Mounts: Skeletal Steed, Skeleton Chariot
Melee Hero Necrotect
Mounts: Skeletal Chariot
Caster Hero Liche Priest
Mounts: Skeletal Steed
Melee Infantry Skeleton Warriors
Melee Infantry Skeleton Spearmen
Melee Infantry Nehekhara Warriors
Melee Infantry Tomb Guard
Melee Infantry Tomb Guard (Halberd)
Missile Infantry Skeleton Archers
Spear Cavalry Skeleton Horsemen
Melee Cavalry Nehekhara Horsemen
Chariot Skeleton Chariots
Missile Cavalry Skeleton Horse Archers
Missile Chariot Skeleton Archer Chariots
Flying War Beasts Carrion
Monstrous Infantry Ushabti
Monstrous Missile Infantry Ushabti (Great Bows)
Monstrous Infantry Sepulchral Stalkers
Monstrous Cavalry Necropolis Knights
Monstrous Cavalry Necropolis Knights (Halberds)
Monster Tomb Scorpion
Monster Khemrian Warsphinx
Monster Necrosphinx
Magical Monster Hierotitan
Catapult Screaming Skull Catapult
Magical Artillery Casket of Souls

LEGIONS OF LEGEND (Campaign only and obtained via the Mortuary Cult)

Usirian’s Legion of the Netherworld Ethereal Nehekhara Warriors with improved damage
Storm Riders of Khsar Faster Nehekhara Horsemen with improved charge bonus, health and armour
The Flock of Djaf Faster & Larger Carrion with Death From Above ability
Venom Knights of Asaph Larger Necropolis Knights with more health, charge bonus and armour

REGIMENTS OF RENOWN (Campaign and Multiplayer and obtained through the Regiments of Renown recruitment panel)

King Nekhesh’s Scorpion Legion Skeleton Spearmen with poison attacks and medium armour
The Khepra Guard Dual wielding tomb guards with regeneration
Blessed Legion of Phakth Skeleton Archers with longer range, medium armour and armour sundering projectiles
Chosen of the Gods Ushabti (Great Bows) with ‘Shieldbreaker’ contact effect and shrapnel projectiles
Eyes of the Desert Sepulchral Stalkers with Stalk ability
The Sphinx of Usekph Necrosphinx with Magical and Fire attacks and more health
  • Marco

    Long live Warhammer Fantasy and the Old World!

    • Jonathon Runge

      When the table top comes out the first adventure I plan on running starts with the characters waking up from AoS on a trip to establish official trade with Chin, Ind, and Nippon. If I wanted to play Exalted I would. No need for AoS.

      • Daniel Stone

        whats stopping you from playing warhammer? Did all the warhammer books spontaneously combust when AOS was released?

        • Valeli

          You’re right. It’s /so/ easy to get a pick up game at a store for a system that’s not supported. Like, people are practically lining up.

          I know for a fact I expect people at my flgs to have the whf 3rd ed rule book primed and ready to go every time I show up. Who wouldn’t expect that?


          What a played out strawman. What’s to stop me from playing an older edition? Nothing. It’s obviously technically possible. But don’t even pretend you genuinely believe that finding people to play that with is as easy as finding people to play a supported game with. We both know it’s not.

          • BaronVonYoloing

            Fair enough but conversely if you know you want to play a system that’s no longer supported and can’t just expect a game to drop into your lap in you LGS (as you seem to expect) then perhaps apply some planning.

            Talk to other people in this store or the manager to find other people who might want to play as well. Use Facebook or other social media outlets to organise things like this. I don’t understand how it can be so hard in today’s day and age to use a little preparation in life.

          • Dennis J. Pechavar

            8th killed most of the interest in fantasy with the usual complaints of hordes being the main unit used and magic and blah blah blah. AoS just isn’t what most of our players were wanting and with the issue of not being supported most went back to historicals, Flames of War and Xwing. It takes a lot of work to get in a game now but I do once a year or so.

        • marlowc

          Well no they didn’t. But the game rules are certainly in need of an overhaul, and some lovely new models would be nice.
          The AoS ruleset really isn’t much good IMHO. I think fantasy is better with some sort of rank & file unit structure, to make manoeuvring an important feature. And also some sort of orders system, a bit like the new FFG game perhaps?
          I see no reason why GW can’t run two fantasy games alongside each other, like they seem perfectly happy to do with 30K.

          • EnTyme

            Well, 30k is developed and run by a subsidiary, though it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to see them assign WHFB to Forgeworld.

          • Sonic tooth

            Foegeworld dont even care about aos, let alone whfb

  • I wonder if there will be an expansion where they go to the mortal realms? THat would be pretty sweet.

    • EnTyme

      I’d love to see it, but it’s doubtful. Due to development times, we’re still probably a good 2 years away from a proper AoS videogame. So maybe Total War: Warhammer 4?

  • Dennis J. Pechavar

    This makes me want to play the game. Love my Tomb Kings.