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* TheCameo: The famed High Elven mage [[TheArchmage Teclis]] makes a few brief appearances during the Empire campaign, while [[EvilOverlord Malekith]], the Witch King of Naggoroth and lord of the Dark Elves, shows up in a cut scene during the expansion campaign.

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* TheCameo: The famed High Elven mage [[TheArchmage Teclis]] makes a few brief appearances during the Empire campaign, while [[EvilOverlord Malekith]], the Witch King of Naggoroth and lord of the Dark Elves, shows up in a cut scene during the expansion campaign.campaign, threatening to rip out Lilaeth's heart if she fails him.
** As a whole faction, the Vampire Counts also appear in a handful of missions as [=AI=] opponents with a limited roster of units.


[[caption-width-right:350:Our two leads, ready to duke it out.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Our two leads, ready to duke it out.[[caption-width-right:350:Steffan von Kessel and Thorgar the Blooded One, teaching us that warring over religion is cool as hell.]]



''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}: Mark of Chaos'' is a Real-Time Tactics computer game by Black Hole Entertainment and co-published by Namco Bandai Games and released in November 14 2006 in the US, with a subsequent 23 November release in PAL territories. It is set in Games Workshop's wonderfully bleak and [[RatedMForManly MANLY]] Warhammer Fantasy Battle universe. The gameplay is by and large a simplified version of ''VideoGame/TotalWar''[[note]] A comparison which becomes somewhat HilariousInHindsight considering [[VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer what came later]][[/note]]; an expansion known as Battle March was released 2nd September of 2008, which added the Greenskins and Dark Elves.

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''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}: Mark of Chaos'' is a Real-Time Tactics computer game by Black Hole Entertainment and co-published by Namco Bandai Games and released in November 14 2006 in the US, with a subsequent 23 November release in PAL territories. It is set in Games Workshop's wonderfully bleak and [[RatedMForManly MANLY]] Warhammer Fantasy Battle universe. The gameplay is by and large a simplified version of ''VideoGame/TotalWar''[[note]] A comparison which becomes somewhat HilariousInHindsight considering [[VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer what came later]][[/note]]; later]][[/note]]. The base game featured the Empire, the High Elves, the Warriors of Chaos and the Skaven as playable factions, with the Dwarfs and Greenskins also making an expansion known appearance as Battle March a limited roster of mercenary units, and the Vampire Counts also appearing as [=AI=]-only opponents for a few missions. An expansion, ''Battle March'', was released 2nd September of 2008, which added upgraded the Greenskins to a fully fledged faction with a full roster and added the Dark Elves.
Elves as a new one.



The expansion pack; Battle March deals with the aftermath of the invasion of Thorgar (and it's not quite made clear who won) and the encroaching Greenskins who seek to take the scraps of what is left. Led by the brutal Warboss Gorebash and his shaman adviser Wazog; the Orcs and Goblins spill down from the mountains in a mighty WAAAGH! following a set of arcane signs leading them to battle, each leading to one more perilous than the last. Concurrently, the Dark Elves of Naggaroth use the chaos to launch their newest attack against their High Elven cousins of Ulthuan. But both factions are more entwined than they appear at first glance...

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The expansion pack; Battle March pack, ''Battle March'', deals with the aftermath of the invasion of Thorgar (and it's not quite made clear who won) and the encroaching Greenskins who seek to take the scraps of what is left. Led by the brutal Warboss Gorebash and his shaman adviser Wazog; the Orcs and Goblins spill down from the mountains in a mighty WAAAGH! following a set of arcane signs leading them to battle, each leading to one more perilous than the last. Concurrently, the Dark Elves of Naggaroth use the chaos to launch their newest attack against their High Elven cousins of Ulthuan. But both factions are more entwined than they appear at first glance...


* EvilSorcerer: Chaos Sorcerers, oddly enough. Sudubaal in particular, though.

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* EvilSorcerer: Chaos Sorcerers, oddly enough. Sudubaal Sudobaal in particular, though.



* GoryDiscretionShot: We aren't shown how [[spoiler:Sudubaal]] dies, but the scene starts with Thorgar raising his axe, a cut to black and his last gasps of life.

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* GoryDiscretionShot: We aren't shown how [[spoiler:Sudubaal]] [[spoiler:Sudobaal]] dies, but the scene starts with Thorgar raising his axe, a cut to black and his last gasps of life.



* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: [[spoiler:Sudubaal's is executed by Thorgar for his betrayal]].

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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: [[spoiler:Sudubaal's [[spoiler:Sudobaal's is executed by Thorgar for his betrayal]].



[[spoiler:'''Sudubaal:''']] Favoured? Chosen?! You will die on these shores with your dreams unfulfilled, the laughter of the thirsting Gods ringing in your ears! You're NOTHING without me! ''I'' led you to this place! ''I'' raised you up in the Eyes of the Gods!! Now the elves are coming back! They know you are here! Without me, you will be destroyed! I have no regrets! And I expect no mercy...\\

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[[spoiler:'''Sudubaal:''']] [[spoiler:'''Sudobaal:''']] Favoured? Chosen?! You will die on these shores with your dreams unfulfilled, the laughter of the thirsting Gods ringing in your ears! You're NOTHING without me! ''I'' led you to this place! ''I'' raised you up in the Eyes of the Gods!! Now the elves are coming back! They know you are here! Without me, you will be destroyed! I have no regrets! And I expect no mercy...\\



* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Sudubaal, the Herald who sets Thorgar on his quest from the Gods. As he wants to take Asavar Kul's power for himself and escape his incorporeal state. Thorgar does not let that stand.]]

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* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Sudubaal, [[spoiler:Sudobaal, the Herald who sets Thorgar on his quest from the Gods. As he wants to take Asavar Kul's power for himself and escape his incorporeal state. Thorgar does not let that stand.]]



* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Sudubaal has a MASSIVE one when his attempt to kill Thorgar and steal Asavar Kul's power fails.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Sudubaal [[spoiler:Sudobaal has a MASSIVE one when his attempt to kill Thorgar and steal Asavar Kul's power fails.]]


''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}: Mark of Chaos'' is a Real-Time Tactics computer game by Black Hole Entertainment and co-published by Namco Bandai Games and released in November 14 2006 in the US, with a subsequent 23 November release in PAL territories. It is set in Games Workshop's wonderfully bleak and [[RatedMForManly MANLY]] Warhammer Fantasy Battle universe. The gameplay is by and large a simplified version of ''VideoGame/TotalWar''[[note]] A comparison which becomes somewhat HilariousInHindsight considering [[VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer what came later[[/note]]; an expansion known as Battle March was released 2nd September of 2008, which added the Greenskins and Dark Elves.

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''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}: Mark of Chaos'' is a Real-Time Tactics computer game by Black Hole Entertainment and co-published by Namco Bandai Games and released in November 14 2006 in the US, with a subsequent 23 November release in PAL territories. It is set in Games Workshop's wonderfully bleak and [[RatedMForManly MANLY]] Warhammer Fantasy Battle universe. The gameplay is by and large a simplified version of ''VideoGame/TotalWar''[[note]] A comparison which becomes somewhat HilariousInHindsight considering [[VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer what came later[[/note]]; later]][[/note]]; an expansion known as Battle March was released 2nd September of 2008, which added the Greenskins and Dark Elves.


''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}: Mark of Chaos'' is a Real-Time Tactics computer game by Black Hole Entertainment and co-published by Namco Bandai Games and released in November 14 2006 in the US, with a subsequent 23 November release in PAL territories. It is set in Games Workshop's wonderfully bleak and [[RatedMForManly MANLY]] Warhammer Fantasy Battle universe. The gameplay is by and large a simplified version of ''VideoGame/TotalWar''; an expansion known as Battle March was released 2nd September of 2008, which added the Greenskins and Dark Elves.

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''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}: Mark of Chaos'' is a Real-Time Tactics computer game by Black Hole Entertainment and co-published by Namco Bandai Games and released in November 14 2006 in the US, with a subsequent 23 November release in PAL territories. It is set in Games Workshop's wonderfully bleak and [[RatedMForManly MANLY]] Warhammer Fantasy Battle universe. The gameplay is by and large a simplified version of ''VideoGame/TotalWar''; ''VideoGame/TotalWar''[[note]] A comparison which becomes somewhat HilariousInHindsight considering [[VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer what came later[[/note]]; an expansion known as Battle March was released 2nd September of 2008, which added the Greenskins and Dark Elves.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: The cinematic trailer features an appearance by a [[DemonLordsAndArchDevils Bloodthirster of Khorne]], no such creature appears in the final game.


* {{Stripperiffic}}: The Dark Elf Sorceresses wear extremely revealing robes, while the witch elves wear waht amounts to metal lingerie.

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: The Dark Elf Sorceresses wear extremely revealing robes, while the witch elves wear waht what amounts to metal lingerie.


* CoolVersusAwesome: The Holy Roman Empire with steam-powered tanks and hammer-brandishing bald warrior priests vs. brutal, war-loving, daemon-worshipping Vikings. The sequel adds barbaric British football hooligan Orcs vs. WickedCultured Velociraptor-riding Dark Elves.

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* CoolVersusAwesome: The Holy Roman Empire with steam-powered tanks and hammer-brandishing bald warrior priests vs. brutal, war-loving, daemon-worshipping Vikings. The sequel expansion adds barbaric British football hooligan Orcs vs. WickedCultured Velociraptor-riding Dark Elves.



* {{Stripperiffic}}: The Dark Elf Sorceresses and Witch Elves are this.

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: The Dark Elf Sorceresses and Witch Elves are this.wear extremely revealing robes, while the witch elves wear waht amounts to metal lingerie.


* TheCameo: The famed High Elven mage Teclis makes a few brief appearances during the Empire campaign, while Malekith, the Witch King of Naggoroth and lord of the Dark Elves, shows up in a cut scene during the expansion campaign.

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* TheCameo: The famed High Elven mage Teclis [[TheArchmage Teclis]] makes a few brief appearances during the Empire campaign, while Malekith, [[EvilOverlord Malekith]], the Witch King of Naggoroth and lord of the Dark Elves, shows up in a cut scene during the expansion campaign.


** In the expansion the assassin Kaeleth attempts to usurp the leadership of the dark elves from the sorceress Lilaeth. He fails.

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** In the expansion the assassin Kaeleth attempts to usurp the leadership of the dark elves Dark Elves from the sorceress Lilaeth. He fails.


* BigBad: Thorgar is the one for Mark of Chaos. Lilaeth the dark elf sorceress is arguably the big bad of Battle March, being the one who orchestrated the plot via manipulating Gorbash for her own purposes.

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* BigBad: Thorgar is the one for Mark of Chaos. Lilaeth the dark elf Dark Elf sorceress is arguably the big bad of Battle March, being the one who orchestrated the plot via manipulating Gorbash for her own purposes.



* TheCameo: The famed High Elven mage Teclis makes a few brief appearances during the Empire campaign, while Malekith, the Witch King of Naggoroth and lord of the Dark Elves, shows up in a cut scene during the expansion campaign.



* Stripperiffic: The Dark Elf Sorceresses and Witch Elves are this.

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* Stripperiffic: {{Stripperiffic}}: The Dark Elf Sorceresses and Witch Elves are this.


* BigBad: Thorgar is the one for Mark of Chaos. Lilaeth is arguably the big bad of Battle March.

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* BigBad: Thorgar is the one for Mark of Chaos. Lilaeth the dark elf sorceress is arguably the big bad of Battle March.March, being the one who orchestrated the plot via manipulating Gorbash for her own purposes.


* CoolVersusAwesome: The Holy Roman Empire with steam-powered tanks and hammer-brandishing bald warrior priests vs. brutal, war-loving, daemon-worshipping Vikings. The sequel adds barbaric Scottish football hooligan Orcs vs. WickedCultured Velociraptor-riding Dark Elves.

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* CoolVersusAwesome: The Holy Roman Empire with steam-powered tanks and hammer-brandishing bald warrior priests vs. brutal, war-loving, daemon-worshipping Vikings. The sequel adds barbaric Scottish British football hooligan Orcs vs. WickedCultured Velociraptor-riding Dark Elves.



* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Hordes of Chaos are Vikings, the Empire is the Holy Roman Empire with a bit of the medieval Netherlands, the Skaven elicit a bit of Nazi Germany in their experimentation, the Elves are Greek, and the Greenskins are football hooligans crossed with Scotsmen.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Hordes of Chaos are Vikings, the Empire is the Holy Roman Empire with a bit of the medieval Netherlands, the Skaven elicit a bit of Nazi Germany in their experimentation, the Elves are Greek, and the Greenskins are British football hooligans crossed with Scotsmen.hooligans.



* MakeWayForTheNewVillains: In the intro to ''Battle March''. First a group of Khornate Warriors of Chaos attempt to slaughter some Empire troops while replacing the Imperial flag atop the archway above them with a banner of Khorne. But before they can do anything more than toss an axe into one's back, a troll busts its way through the wall, crumps the Empire troops and then proceeds to swat the Chaos warriors aside as it marches through. As their leader struggles to his feet, a vast horde of Orcs comes streaming through, some stopping to finish him and his men off before continuing the charge, while two Orcs replace the Khorne banner with their own tribal banner as one of them shouts "WAAAGH!" loudly. The message is a powerful one.



-->'''Thorgar''': The Gods favour ME and have abandoned you, foul Shaman. '''I''' was Their chosen, not you. You could have shared in the greatness that will be mine, but you have thrown it away!
-->[[spoiler:'''Sudubaal''']]: Favoured? Chosen?! You will die on these shores with your dreams unfulfilled, the laughter of the thirsting Gods ringing in your ears! You're NOTHING without me! ''I'' led you to this place! ''I'' raised you up in the Eyes of the Gods!! Now the elves are coming back! They know you are here! Without me, you will be destroyed! I have no regrets! And I expect no mercy...
-->'''Thorgar''': And you will receive none. *GoryDiscretionShot*

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-->'''Thorgar''': -->'''Thorgar:''' The Gods favour ME and have abandoned you, foul Shaman. '''I''' was Their chosen, not you. You could have shared in the greatness that will be mine, but you have thrown it away!
-->[[spoiler:'''Sudubaal''']]:
away!\\
[[spoiler:'''Sudubaal:''']]
Favoured? Chosen?! You will die on these shores with your dreams unfulfilled, the laughter of the thirsting Gods ringing in your ears! You're NOTHING without me! ''I'' led you to this place! ''I'' raised you up in the Eyes of the Gods!! Now the elves are coming back! They know you are here! Without me, you will be destroyed! I have no regrets! And I expect no mercy...
-->'''Thorgar''':
mercy...\\
'''Thorgar:'''
And you will receive none. *GoryDiscretionShot*



* VillainousFriendship: Between Thorgar and Olaf. Which is especially interesting; because Thorgar is a favoured Champion of Chaos and exalted in the eyes of his patron - Khorne. He has strength and skill beyond both men and daemons and commands a warhost unlike any other. Olaf is a marauder, a mighty warrior, but simple canon fodder in the eyes of the capricious gods he serves. Despite this, the two clearly have immense respect and admiration for each other; evident in Olaf's considerable relief in how Thorgar has survived his trial in the realm of Chaos and how Thorgar hails him with the honorific 'berserker son of Norsca', and his general interaction with him. Which shows that Olaf is not only an honourable man, but also a supremely badass warrior that he has Thorgar's comradeship. It's also telling in that this continues on despite Thorgar becoming a ''fucking DAEMON PRINCE''.

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* VillainousFriendship: Between Thorgar and Olaf. Which is especially interesting; because Thorgar is a favoured Champion of Chaos and exalted in the eyes of his patron - Khorne. He has strength and skill beyond both men and daemons and commands a warhost unlike any other. Olaf is a marauder, a mighty warrior, but simple canon cannon fodder in the eyes of the capricious gods he serves. Despite this, the two clearly have immense respect and admiration for each other; evident in Olaf's considerable relief in how Thorgar has survived his trial in the realm of Chaos and how Thorgar hails him with the honorific 'berserker son of Norsca', and his general interaction with him. Which shows that Olaf is not only an honourable man, but also a supremely badass warrior that he has Thorgar's comradeship. It's also telling in that this continues on despite Thorgar becoming a ''fucking DAEMON PRINCE''.



* WorldOfHam: It's a Warhammer game, what did you expect ?

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* WorldOfHam: It's a Warhammer game, what did you expect ?expect?


* {{Badass}}: It's Warhammer, if you aren't badass, you're dead.



* BadassBaritone: Lots of units. But Thorgar slowly goes from deep voiced growling as an Undivided Warlord, to 'impossibly deep and intimidating' as a Khornate Chaos Lord, [[spoiler:and finally to 'THE GROUND TREMBLES AS I SPEAK' when he becomes a Khornate Daemon Prince.]]



* BadassBaritone: Lots of units. But Thorgar slowly goes from deep voiced growling as an Undivided Warlord, to 'impossibly deep and intimidating' as a Khornate Chaos Lord, [[spoiler:and finally to 'THE GROUND TREMBLES AS I SPEAK' when he becomes a Khornate Daemon Prince.]]



* VillainousFriendship: Between Thorgar and Olaf. Which is especially interesting; because Thorgar is a favoured Champion of Chaos and exalted in the eyes of his patron - Khorne. He has strength and skill beyond both men and daemons and commands a warhost unlike any other. Olaf is a marauder, a mighty warrior, but simple canon fodder in the eyes of the capricious gods he serves. Despite this, the two clearly have immense respect and admiration for each other; evident in Olaf's considerable relief in how Thorgar has survived his trial in the realm of Chaos and how Thorgar hails him with the honorific 'berserker son of Norsca', and his general interaction with him. Which shows that Olaf is not only an honourable man, but also a supremely {{Badass}} warrior that he has Thorgar's comradeship. It's also telling in that this continues on despite Thorgar becoming a ''fucking DAEMON PRINCE''.

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* VillainousFriendship: Between Thorgar and Olaf. Which is especially interesting; because Thorgar is a favoured Champion of Chaos and exalted in the eyes of his patron - Khorne. He has strength and skill beyond both men and daemons and commands a warhost unlike any other. Olaf is a marauder, a mighty warrior, but simple canon fodder in the eyes of the capricious gods he serves. Despite this, the two clearly have immense respect and admiration for each other; evident in Olaf's considerable relief in how Thorgar has survived his trial in the realm of Chaos and how Thorgar hails him with the honorific 'berserker son of Norsca', and his general interaction with him. Which shows that Olaf is not only an honourable man, but also a supremely {{Badass}} badass warrior that he has Thorgar's comradeship. It's also telling in that this continues on despite Thorgar becoming a ''fucking DAEMON PRINCE''.

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* CombatByChampion: The Challenge mechanic allows your HeroUnit in proxemity to an enemy's (or vice versa) to issue a challenge (similar to the tabletop game). The heroes square off, their armies spectate, and the losing team is sent packing. There are even sidequest battles that are nothing but duels.


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* DungeonCrawling: Some sidequests pit a group of hero units and nothing else against a horde of enemies, with the promise of a sackfull of goodies at the end of it.


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* RPGElements: Hero units level up and get skill points, and there are dungeon crawler maps.

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