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* InternetBackdraft:
** The decision to make Chaos, a core army and one of the most important factions in the setting, as a pre-order race has been negatively received. To the point that the reveal trailer is over 40,000 dislikes, and will likely continue to grow past that number. Not only that, any new video uploaded on Creative Assembly's Youtube channel since the DLC reveal trailer has been getting thousands of dislikes to the point there are more dislikes than likes! This has abated somewhat after release, though there are some that still grumble about the DLC.
*** It's not only that, a lot of Total War fans are getting ''tired'' of the ''people who are disliking the DLC'', claiming it's become an "Anti-CA circle jerk". Go on the Total War sub Reddit, and ''try'' mentioning starting a petition, and expect a massive FlameWar.
** On a far smaller scale, mostly limited to fans of the Beastmen, many were displeased that the Children of Chaos did not have the Ghorgons or Harpies on release. This died down when CA gave away Harpies, and Morghur as FLC, though people are still disappointed about the lack of Ghorgons.
** A more minor example than the above, but the announcement of Isabella von Carstein as the new FLC Legendary Lord has sparked... rather vitriolic debates and discussions about female representation in the game, and Vampire Counts favoritism. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Let's leave it at that.]]


* {{Squick}}: Greenskins leave behind ''shit'' in sacked towns. Giant, stinking mounds of shit that are crudely shaped into religious idols. Pity the anonymous fellows that have to clean those out for you to put something useful in that building slot...

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* {{Squick}}: Greenskins leave behind ''shit'' in sacked towns. Giant, stinking mounds of shit that are crudely shaped into religious idols. [[ToiletHumor Pity the anonymous fellows that have to clean those out for you to put something useful in that building slot...slot]]...


* ContinuityLockout: Many newcomers to the ''Warhammer'' series can be overwhelmed by the vast background of the setting, which amounts to ''thirty'' years of lore, and be confused who the heck everyone is. Especially now that ''Warhammer Fantasy'' has been discontinued.
** This has led to more than a few people asking for units or mount options without realising that what they're asking for were introduced in and exclusive to Age of Sigmar. Such as the monstrous, chimera-like form Archaon's "horse" took on.

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* ContinuityLockout: Many newcomers to the ''Warhammer'' series can be overwhelmed by the vast background of the setting, which amounts to ''thirty'' years of lore, and be confused about who the heck everyone is. Especially now that ''Warhammer Fantasy'' has been discontinued.
** This has led to more than a few people asking for units or mount options without realising that what they're asking for were was introduced in and exclusive to Age of Sigmar. Such as the monstrous, chimera-like form Archaon's "horse" took on.


--> The Empress: Why do I feel as though you have no interest in me anymore?
-->Karl: BRING ME TO MY MEN!

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--> ---> The Empress: Why do I feel as though you have no interest in me anymore?
-->Karl: --->Karl: BRING ME TO MY MEN!

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** Likewise for the ''Total War'' fandom, the game's popularity is enough to warrant interest in other strategy games based in fictional universes like [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Total War: Third Age]] or [[Series/GameOfThrones Total War: Westeros]], moving away from the traditional historical settings.


** A more minor example than the above, but the announcement of Isabella von Carstein as the new FLC Legendary Lord has sparked... rather vitriolic debates and discussions about female representation in the game, and Vampire Counts favoritism. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Let's leave it at that.]]

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** A more minor example than the above, but the announcement of Isabella von Carstein as the new FLC Legendary Lord has sparked... rather vitriolic debates and discussions about female representation in the game, and Vampire Counts favoritism. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Let's leave it at that.]]


** "SUMMON THE ELECTOR COUNTS!"
*** "This action does not have my consent!" is also popular for being easily parroted into any situation you disagree with.



*** The Empress: Why do I feel as though you have no interest in me anymore? Karl: BRING ME TO MY MEN!

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*** --> The Empress: Why do I feel as though you have no interest in me anymore? Karl: anymore?
-->Karl:
BRING ME TO MY MEN!MEN!
*** "SUMMON THE ELECTOR COUNTS!"
*** "This action does not have my consent!" is also popular for being easily parroted into any situation you disagree with.


* PlayerPreferredPattern: The likelihood of Empire or Bretonnia players to gun for the capital Marienburg and its uniquely high-income port is practically [[MemeticMutation memetic]].



* {{Squick}}: Greenskins leave behind ''shit'' in sacked towns. Giant, stinking mounds of shit that are crudely shaped into religious idols.

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* {{Squick}}: Greenskins leave behind ''shit'' in sacked towns. Giant, stinking mounds of shit that are crudely shaped into religious idols. Pity the anonymous fellows that have to clean those out for you to put something useful in that building slot...



** The Siege Battles due to the smaller sizes of the settlements and the oversimplifications of the battles themselves. Where in previous games players can attack through multiple sides and requires strategy and timing, players in this game can attack in only 1 or 2 directions and the strategy when besieging settlements majorly consists of an AttackAttackAttack mentality. Defense towers can now fire well into the attacker's deployment zone outranging most siege weapons, rendering more patient strategies suicidal. It's gotten to the point where players rarely play Siege Battles at all.

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** The Siege Battles due to the smaller sizes of the settlements and the oversimplifications of the battles themselves. Where in previous games players can attack through multiple sides and requires strategy and timing, players in this game can attack in only 1 or 2 directions and the strategy when besieging settlements majorly consists of an AttackAttackAttack mentality. Defense towers can now fire well into the attacker's deployment zone outranging most siege weapons, rendering more patient strategies suicidal. It's gotten to the point where players rarely play Siege Battles at all.all, and call it the real flaw in one of the most popular Total War games of all time.


** Archaon as well, with half of the fandom thinking he's a complete badass, the other; a whiny, MarySue edgelord, who is overshadowed by the other Chaos Lords and various non Chaos villains as well.

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** Archaon as well, with half of the fandom thinking he's a complete badass, the other; a whiny, MarySue whiny edgelord, who is overshadowed by the other Chaos Lords and various non Chaos villains as well.

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*** The Vampire Counts actually have one of the best start positions in the game. They're really only vulnerable from the north and west, as the dwarfs are usually going to be distracted by the greenskin threat and even if they do attack a few well placed garrison buildings can easily deal with their forces. This means that you can instead focus on expanding into a divided Empire that is often at war with itself without having to worry too much about your home province. Assisting matters is that you can build a gold mine in Castle Drakenhof, giving a massive boost to your economy.


* AwesomeMusic: While the entire score is exceptional, the music that plays in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60WQUG3XW3M Bretonnia trailer]], is the standout.

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: While the entire score is exceptional, the music that plays in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60WQUG3XW3M Bretonnia trailer]], is the standout.


** Their strength in real-time battles is further highlighted by how they can win even though they have a ''horrible'' start in the strategic map, quite possibly the worst of any major faction in the series. They've got a very poor economy, but the real killer is that everybody permanently hates them and about half their border starts as and will always be occupied by literally unconquerable enemies. The Vampire Counts are bounded to the South and West by mountains, which they are never able to conquer thanks to the regional occupation system (maybe vampires are scared of heights?). They'll be under attack by Dwarves and possibly also Orcs for the entire game. Played using autobattle, the Counts will get wrecked... but a Counts campaign with Vlad as the leader is considered a pretty easy win!

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** Their strength in real-time battles is further highlighted by how they can win even though they have a ''horrible'' start in the strategic map, quite possibly the worst of any major faction in the series. They've got a very poor economy, but the real killer is that everybody permanently hates them and about half their border starts as and will always be occupied by literally unconquerable enemies. The Vampire Counts are bounded to the South and West East by mountains, which they are never able to conquer thanks to the regional occupation system (maybe vampires are scared of heights?). They'll be under attack by Dwarves and possibly also Orcs for the entire game. Played using autobattle, the Counts will get wrecked... but a Counts campaign with Vlad as the leader is considered a pretty easy win!

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** Their strength in real-time battles is further highlighted by how they can win even though they have a ''horrible'' start in the strategic map, quite possibly the worst of any major faction in the series. They've got a very poor economy, but the real killer is that everybody permanently hates them and about half their border starts as and will always be occupied by literally unconquerable enemies. The Vampire Counts are bounded to the South and West by mountains, which they are never able to conquer thanks to the regional occupation system (maybe vampires are scared of heights?). They'll be under attack by Dwarves and possibly also Orcs for the entire game. Played using autobattle, the Counts will get wrecked... but a Counts campaign with Vlad as the leader is considered a pretty easy win!


* AuthorsSavingThrow: Most players were not impressed with some of the factions' unit rosters (most particularly the Empire's), believing they were lacking and that more units from the table top should be added. For instance, players complained about the Dwarfs lacking a Rune Priest, or the Empire lacking some of the Knightly Orders and light cavalry. However, an Instagram video showcasing a Bright Wizard confirms that the current unit rosters we have seen were not complete, and there will be more units to come (CA even confirmed that they will re-organize the unit roster eventually). Both the Runepriest, and a Knightly Order (Knights of the Blazing Sun) ended up being added, the former in the vanilla game, and the later as DLC.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: AuthorsSavingThrow:
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Most players were not impressed with some of the factions' unit rosters (most particularly the Empire's), believing they were lacking and that more units from the table top should be added. For instance, players complained about the Dwarfs lacking a Rune Priest, or the Empire lacking some of the Knightly Orders and light cavalry. However, an Instagram video showcasing a Bright Wizard confirms that the current unit rosters we have seen were not complete, and there will be more units to come (CA even confirmed that they will re-organize the unit roster eventually). Both the Runepriest, and a Knightly Order (Knights of the Blazing Sun) ended up being added, the former in the vanilla game, and the later as DLC.


* AwesomeArt: A major draw of the game is to see the Old World in its glory, along with its scenery, and all the classic ''Warhammer'' unit designs. And by Sigmar [[http://img08.deviantart.net/29a9/i/2016/151/4/6/total_war_warhammer_empire_by_diegogisbertllorens-da4ijod.jpg are]] [[http://d1vnh8mbrp67em.cloudfront.net/image/file/3/b5/83813/vamp.png they]] [[https://us.v-cdn.net/5022456/uploads/editor/29/jof5xiaveq2h.jpg breathtaking]].

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* AwesomeArt: SugarWiki/AwesomeArt: A major draw of the game is to see the Old World in its glory, along with its scenery, and all the classic ''Warhammer'' unit designs. And by Sigmar [[http://img08.deviantart.net/29a9/i/2016/151/4/6/total_war_warhammer_empire_by_diegogisbertllorens-da4ijod.jpg are]] [[http://d1vnh8mbrp67em.cloudfront.net/image/file/3/b5/83813/vamp.png they]] [[https://us.v-cdn.net/5022456/uploads/editor/29/jof5xiaveq2h.jpg breathtaking]].

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