98.2% of campaign lords are either from 8th edition, a special promotion or already have completed 8th edition lords and heroes
85.7% of campaign lords are DIRECTLY from 8th edition
1.8% chance of older edition lords being in factions with 8th edition alternatives (Nakai)
CA officially stated that 8th edition was the PRIMARY source for the Warhamemr Total War series
8th edition named characters can be ether lords or heroes in WTW. (Lord Kroak, Isabella and so on)
The 12.5% difference explained.
Grombrindal, The White Dwarf - introduced as a White Dwarf promotion like G&F
Helman Ghorst - two 8th ed. lords and heroes (Manfred Acolyte, Konrad) Can't have 2 Manfreds, Ghorst was Manfreds acolyte. Red duke (blood knight) added to multiplayer.
Alberic - All 8th edition lords and heroes added before him.
Vampire Coast - No 8th edition at all, or any edition for that matter
The ONE exception and conclusion
Nakai is the only campaign lord (1/56) that is a genuine exception. This means that older edition characters in races with 8th edition lords and heroes have a 1.8% chance of being in the game.
Rakarth therefore has a 1.8% chance of being in the game.
The Reason For This Post
People are developing strong opinions based on no evidence at all and presenting it as absolute fact. This has now reached the point where people are using those very same opinions as "evidence" to try and overturn actual statistics and disregard official statements by CA. This is madness.