Quick little ‘news’ report out of TW: Warhammer.
As the Vampire Counts, I had finally eliminated the Empire, capturing the capital city of Altdorf. This was possible in some part because the forces of Chaos were running wild in the north, and had not only killed off many of the lesser human factions, but significantly weakened the Empire itself.
Problem was, now with the Empire gone, the forces of Chaos were now my problem. And as luck would have it, their main armies were headed right for the recently-captured city of Altdorf. My main general, Heinrich Kemmler, was just returning from his quest to reclaim one of his weapons, but before he could get into Altdorf itself, he was attacked by Chaos. His army was wiped out, but not before inflicting heavy casualties. Similarly, my main leader, Mannfred von Carstein, was also caught out in the field before reaching Altdorf, and again when down fighting.
The heavily weakened Chaos forces sieged and attack Altdorf, and after a bloody battle all along its famous walls and courtyards, the ‘good guys’ (evil Vampires) prevailed. In a quick counter-attack, the remaining Chaos forces, including their leader, were defeated in the field, giving the Old World some respite from their terror.
It was at this time that both the Dwarves and Bretonnians, having sat out the Chaos problem, decided to declare war on the Vampires. Such is the ‘reward’ for saving the world in Warhammer…