I think we all agree that game 3 will be perfect for tons of interesting crossover Lord Packs.
The dark lands are the homelands of many Greenskin tribes as well as Skaven and also Vampires. Depending on the size of the map we may also see some HE colonies and LM.
Daemons have Rivalries with nearly every race in the Warhammer World and they also have many interesting Characters.
In the following I want to share some ideas for potential crossover scenarios:
1. Dwarfs vs Chaos Dwarfs
Classic and epic Rivalry. The Clegane bowl of the warhammer world everyone is waiting for.
Dwarfs would be perfect for a start position in the Dark lands or the Mountains of Mourn.
This Crossover is a Must!
2. Dwarfs vs Ogres
Small against large. David and Goliath. Dwarfs had many holds in the Mountains of Mourn. So it would be a fun start with lots of room to expand. Also from a design choice it would fit extremely good in my opinion.
2. GS vs Ogres
Both races have some similarities. They love to plunder so this match up would also work pretty well. Especially because Ogres end up with the GS in the End times.
3. GS vs Chaos Dwarfs
In my opinion the most promising crossover. The Black Orcs were created by the Chaos Dwarfs, which held them as Slaves. After a big slave revolt which nearly destroyed the Chaos Dwarf Empire those former slaves flew over the World edge mountains and „civilised“ the savage Orcs and teached them how to use metalworks. The normal Orc Boyz were born.
A LP around that old Rivalry would be just epic. Former Slaves against their cruel masters. A classic story with a nice theme. It could also focus on all the Black Orc stuff the GS are still missing. Black Orc Warboss, Black Orc Bigboss, Black Orc weapon variants.
4. HE vs Daemons
If we get some HE Colonies like the Gates of Calith or Tor Elithis this would make a perfect start position near the Southpole, Home of the Daemons. Also a classic Rivalry that could add the Seahelm theme with unique Ship building and Colony mechanics. Would be even more fun if we get the „perfect map“ as the final combined campaign map. If CA doesn’t go that Far East we still have Tor Elasor which is actually further northeast. CA probably moves that Island group to implement it in the game 3 map.
5. Empire vs. Daemons
Middenland, Cult of Ulric.
Game 3 start somewhere in the Dark Lands in form of a religious Crusade led by Emil Valgeir.
Immortal Empire start probably in Middenland. Boris finally arrives as FLC and „will have his last hurray“.
6. LM vs Daemons
The oldest Rivalry in the Warhammer World.
LM are actually complete but there are still some units and Characters that would be nice for a LP. Not the highest Priority but would be nice at some point. Start Position in the Dragon Islands or if CA goes Far East, Kuresh.
7. DE vs Daemons (Valkia)
If Valkia isn’t there from the start that would be a nice Matchup since she invaded Naggaroth from the North. Start could be somewhere around the Southpole.
Anethra Helbanes husband Duriath invaded the HE Colony of Tor Elithis in the Far East.
On the „perfect map“ we can see a start position named Clar Duriath. Not sure if it is loreful but it would be a nice start position for Anethra Hellbane. Valkia vs Anethra would also look great from a design point of view. Pure female power!
If we don’t get Malus for Festtag that would also be a good point to implement him.
DE vs Daemons offers a lot of potential.
8. Skaven vs Ogres/Chaos Dwarfs
Not the best option but Skaven have a large presence in that area and we still need Eshin as the last major Clan (after Moulder). Would also be nice to play Skaven in the Far East.
9. VC vs ???
Vampire Counts still missing so many important Characters. Neferata is a given, maybe as part of Nagashs unique race or as a crossover LP. Not sure which Match up would fit here but VC definitely deserve some love in game 3.
Game 3 doesn’t offer much in terms of new races but therefore it offers tons of potential crossover LPs to keep the trilogy alive for ages. Warhammer 2 got 2 years of DLCs so I expect the final game to get up to 3-5 years. If we look at Rome 2 DLCs this isn’t quite unrealistic. CA also said that the warhammer project will take around 10 years in total. After the trilogy is completed CA has also more freedom and time to focus on additional content. Let’s keep in mind that this is probably the last chance for the Warhammer World to shine, so I‘m looking forward for a long period of interesting DLCs. The more the merrier.
Here is a link of the „perfect map“ again to look over potential start positions. https://i.redd.it/w1jo0j09iox31.png
I really hope CA goes that big because it would give them space for many amazing LPs that would keep the game alive for the next 10 years.
Which Crossovers are you guys looking for? Maybe you also have some more detailed Ideas about specific LLs, units and start positions. Feel free to share!