We probably all agree that an Ulric themed Middenland DLC is a must for WH3, but there is one scenario which would be perfect for another empire crossover LP.
If the Middenland LP would be Empire vs DoC we would still need one more Match up between the Empire and the forces of Chaos...
Warriors of Chaos vs The Empire
Tamurkkhan vs Elspeth von Draken
This LP would be based on Tamurkkhan: the Throne of Chaos, a campaign book which describes the Rise and Fall of Tamurkkhan, Champion of Nurgle. This story ended with the final assault on the City of Nuln.
So far about the Lore aspect. The Story and rivalry would be perfect and we can assume that Warriors of Chaos will get a huge rework in WH3 so they would be in a position where they could get DLCs. They are also missing tons of god aligned units and Characters.
Tamurkkhan would add the Nurgle theme for Warriors of Chaos, but what could Elspeth von Draken add? Is she even the most realistic LL candidate out of that campaign book?
In my opinion she definitely is, because she would be a female wizard of death riding a dragon. That would make her Completely unique in the Empire race and is, if we are honest, absolutely badass.
Characters like Emmanuelle von Liebwitz or Theodore Bruckner are no LL material and Jubal Falk is just an Engineer perfect as a LH.
What other things Besides of her character could Elspeth add?
This is based on missing empire units and Heroes as well as content described in Tamurkhan: The Throne of Chaos:
LL: Elspeth von Draken
LH: Jubal Falk
Lord: Arch Wizard
Hero: Master Engineer (Mechanical steed and Steam Tank Mount)
- Nuln Ironsides (maybe just RoR)
- Marienburg Land Battle Ship
- Longriffles (Snipers similar to Jezzails)
- Celestial Hurricanum
- Carmine Dragon (maybe just as a Mount)
The Land Battleship is originally from Marienburg but ittook part in the Tamurkkhan Book and would also fit perfectly to the engineering heavy Nuln Theme.
The same goes for the Longriffles which are originally a RoR unit from Hochland. They are not mentioned in the book but they would also fit perfectly to Nuln. Furthermore they would fulfil a new role similar to Jezzails.
With those units and the engineer hero it would finally be possible to field a ranged Gunpowder and technic themed army as the empire, similar to Clan Skryre.
Right now the Empire is missing certain niche units to make such an army Build effective enough.
The Celestial Hurricanum might just be a boring magical chariot, but it’s the last Empire Unit from the Army Book and it would also fit to the wizard theme of that LP.
What do you guys think, would you like such a crossover for Game 3 next to another Ulric themed empire LP?
I‘m not so familiar with WoC, so what Nurgle units could Tamurkkhan bring?