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See Total War: Warhammer’s Vampire Counts Campaign in Action

After the reveal of the Vampire Counts army earlier this month, Total War: Warhammer has kept the details flowing. For their most recent gameplay look, Creative Assembly has put together a glimpse of how the Vampire Counts work while playing a full campaign.


Starting in the thick of an already developing campaign, Creative Assembly showcases everything from technology advancement, to campaign win conditions, hero advancement, and even the finer points of recruitment. And recruit they do, as possibly the most unique aspect of the Vampire Counts is the secondary requirement technique at their disposal: raising the dead.

While the Vampire Counts can recruit new units and build up their armies from cities, like every other raise, they can also pull from a pool of dead units. Where things get interesting however, is in the fact that, if a battle is large enough, and the body count high enough, a new ‘epic battle’ marker will be added to the map. Traveling to these battle sites, the Vampire Counts can summon not only increasingly powerful units, but more of them. And best of all, it doesn’t even have to be a battle you fought in. Politically maneuver two other races into a major confrontation, and you have a ready and waiting source of new units to collect.

This walkthrough comes not long after the reveal of one of the Vampire Counts’ most brutal high-end units, the Vargheists.

Total War: Warhammer is set to launch on PC May 24. What do you think of the campaign set up? Let us know in the comments.

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