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Vampire Counts Warhammer

Vampire Counts Faction

“Life is a cancer, but I have the cure - death everlasting…”

Long ago, Queen Neferata stole the secrets of eternal life from Nagash. The elixir she created was flawed, bestowing immortality but at great cost. And so the Vampires were created and they have been a plague upon the living ever since.

Millennia later and the darkling figure of Vlad von Carstein arrived in Sylvania - a backwater region within the Stirland province of the Empire. Soon the whole of Sylvania's destitute nobility was in his thrall; the von Carstein bloodline was born. For years, the Vampire Counts of Sylvania kept their Undying existence a deathly secret. The region’s pathetic peasants and the neighbouring lords had their suspicions but nothing was proven until Vlad revealed himself in full lifeless glory at the head of an Undead host. His desire was nothing more than the throne of the Empire.

Vlad was slain at the Siege of Altdorf, the Undead army withered and his Vampire sires fled back to Sylvania, which was known to be a cursed land, tainted by perpetual death for evermore. Whilst Vlad’s bid for a vast Undead Empire failed, he did start a pattern that would repeat itself several times over the coming centuries. A von Carstein would take the reins of power within Sylvania and inevitably strike out against the living at the head of an Unliving army – power-hungry Necromancers, Zombie hordes, ranks of Skeletons, tomb-skulking Crypt Ghouls and bestial Varghulfs are just some of the nightmares a Vampire Lord can summon to his indomitable will.

Vlad was the primogenitor of the von Carstein line, but Mannfred was equally feared as he also came close to despoiling the Empire, being finally brought to bay at Hel Fenn and slain. But what is no longer living is never easy to kill; Mannfred has risen again. The dead have never rested easily in Sylvania and now they lurch from their graves, summoned to unlife by the Midnight Aristocracy as Mannfred prepares to challenge mankind once more. He is the Eternal Emperor; the usurper. Karl Franz will learn this at great cost - and all the living will pay tribute to von Carstein’s Unholy Majesty!

Campaign Map

Vampire Counts

Faction Name

Vampire Counts

Campaign

main_warhammer

Culture

wh_main_vmp_vampire_counts

Subculture

wh_main_sc_vmp_vampire_counts

Military Group

wh_main_group_vampire_counts

Faction Group

wh_main_fact_group_vampire_counts

Faction Group

vampire overtrait vampire overtrait
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Post-battle loot amount: -50%
[HIDDEN] For adding additional campaign replenishment effects to all units that have an ability that gives regeneration in battle
Siege construction: battering ram
Siege construction: siege tower
1 battering rams per siege item
2 siege towers per siege item
Pre-siege: battering ram
Pre-siege: siege tower

Political Parties

Lesser Vampire Nobles Lesser Vampire Nobles
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Playable: False
Initial Power:
No Effect
The Blood Lords The Blood Lords
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Playable: True
Initial Power:
No Effect
Lord
1 Helman Ghorst
Helman Ghorst
(wh_dlc04_vmp_cha_helman_ghorst_0)
Command
1 Helman Ghorst
Helman Ghorst
(wh_dlc04_vmp_cha_helman_ghorst_1)
Command
1 Master Necromancer (Corpse Cart)
Master Necromancer (Corpse Cart)
(wh_dlc04_vmp_cha_master_necromancer_1)
Command
1 Master Necromancer (Corpse Cart (Balefire))
Master Necromancer (Corpse Cart (Balefire))
(wh_dlc04_vmp_cha_master_necromancer_2)
Command
1 Master Necromancer (Corpse Cart (Unholy Lodestone))
Master Necromancer (Corpse Cart (Unholy Lodestone))
(wh_dlc04_vmp_cha_master_necromancer_3)
Command
1 Strigoi Ghoul King
Strigoi Ghoul King
(wh_dlc04_vmp_cha_strigoi_ghoul_king_0)
Command
1 Strigoi Ghoul King (Terrorgheist)
Strigoi Ghoul King (Terrorgheist)
(wh_dlc04_vmp_cha_strigoi_ghoul_king_1)
Command
1 Vlad von Carstein
Vlad von Carstein
(wh_dlc04_vmp_cha_vlad_von_carstein_0)
Command
1 The Red Duke
The Red Duke
(wh_dlc05_vmp_cha_red_duke_0)
Command
1 The Red Duke
The Red Duke
(wh_dlc05_vmp_cha_red_duke_1)
Command
1 The Red Duke
The Red Duke
(wh_dlc05_vmp_cha_red_duke_2)
Command
1 The Red Duke
The Red Duke
(wh_dlc05_vmp_cha_red_duke_3)
Command
1 Heinrich Kemmler
Heinrich Kemmler
(wh_main_vmp_cha_heinrich_kemmler)
Command
1 Mannfred von Carstein
Mannfred von Carstein
(wh_main_vmp_cha_mannfred_von_carstein_0)
Command
1 Mannfred von Carstein (Hellsteed)
Mannfred von Carstein (Hellsteed)
(wh_main_vmp_cha_mannfred_von_carstein_2)
Command
1 Mannfred von Carstein (Zombie Dragon)
Mannfred von Carstein (Zombie Dragon)
(wh_main_vmp_cha_mannfred_von_carstein_3)
Command
1 Mannfred von Carstein (Barded Nightmare)
Mannfred von Carstein (Barded Nightmare)
(wh_main_vmp_cha_mannfred_von_carstein_4)
Command
1 Master Necromancer
Master Necromancer
(wh_main_vmp_cha_master_necromancer_0)
Command
1 Master Necromancer (Hellsteed)
Master Necromancer (Hellsteed)
(wh_main_vmp_cha_master_necromancer_4)
Command
1 Master Necromancer (Barded Nightmare)
Master Necromancer (Barded Nightmare)
(wh_main_vmp_cha_master_necromancer_5)
Command
1 Vampire Lord
Vampire Lord
(wh_main_vmp_cha_vampire_lord_0)
Command
1 Vampire Lord (Hellsteed)
Vampire Lord (Hellsteed)
(wh_main_vmp_cha_vampire_lord_2)
Command
1 Vampire Lord (Zombie Dragon)
Vampire Lord (Zombie Dragon)
(wh_main_vmp_cha_vampire_lord_3)
Command
1 Vampire Lord (Barded Nightmare)
Vampire Lord (Barded Nightmare)
(wh_main_vmp_cha_vampire_lord_5)
Command
Hero
1 Necromancer (Corpse Cart)
Necromancer (Corpse Cart)
(wh_dlc04_vmp_cha_necromancer_1)
Command
1 Necromancer (Corpse Cart (Balefire))
Necromancer (Corpse Cart (Balefire))
(wh_dlc04_vmp_cha_necromancer_2)
Command
1 Necromancer (Corpse Cart (Unholy Lodestone))
Necromancer (Corpse Cart (Unholy Lodestone))
(wh_dlc04_vmp_cha_necromancer_3)
Command
1 Vampire (Shadows)
Vampire (Shadows)
(wh_dlc05_vmp_cha_vampire_shadows_0)
Command
1 Vampire (Shadows) (Barded Nightmare)
Vampire (Shadows) (Barded Nightmare)
(wh_dlc05_vmp_cha_vampire_shadows_1)
Command
1 Vampire (Shadows) (Hellsteed)
Vampire (Shadows) (Hellsteed)
(wh_dlc05_vmp_cha_vampire_shadows_2)
Command
1 Banshee
Banshee
(wh_main_vmp_cha_banshee)
Command
1 Necromancer
Necromancer
(wh_main_vmp_cha_necromancer_0)
Command
1 Necromancer (Nightmare)
Necromancer (Nightmare)
(wh_main_vmp_cha_necromancer_5)
Command
1 Vampire
Vampire
(wh_main_vmp_cha_vampire_0)
Command
1 Vampire (Barded Nightmare)
Vampire (Barded Nightmare)
(wh_main_vmp_cha_vampire_1)
Command
1 Vampire (Hellsteed)
Vampire (Hellsteed)
(wh_main_vmp_cha_vampire_2)
Command
1 Wight King
Wight King
(wh_main_vmp_cha_wight_king_0)
Command
1 Wight King (Skeletal Steed)
Wight King (Skeletal Steed)
(wh_main_vmp_cha_wight_king_1)
Command
1 Wight King (Barded Skeletal Steed)
Wight King (Barded Skeletal Steed)
(wh_main_vmp_cha_wight_king_2)
Command
Melee Infantry
160 Zombies
Zombies
(wh_main_vmp_inf_zombie)
Melee Infantry
200 The Tithe (Zombies)
The Tithe (Zombies)
(wh_dlc04_vmp_inf_tithe_0)
Melee Infantry
160 Skeleton Warriors
Skeleton Warriors
(wh_main_vmp_inf_skeleton_warriors_0)
Melee Infantry
60 Fell Bats
Fell Bats
(wh_main_vmp_mon_fell_bats)
Melee Infantry
120 Crypt Ghouls
Crypt Ghouls
(wh_main_vmp_inf_crypt_ghouls)
Melee Infantry
80 Dire Wolves
Dire Wolves
(wh_main_vmp_mon_dire_wolves)
Melee Infantry
160 The Konigstein Stalkers (Skeleton Warriors)
The Konigstein Stalkers (Skeleton Warriors)
(wh_dlc04_vmp_inf_konigstein_stalkers_0)
Melee Infantry
80 The Direpack (Dire Wolves)
The Direpack (Dire Wolves)
(wh_dlc04_vmp_mon_direpack_0)
Melee Infantry
120 The Feasters in the Dusk (Crypt Ghouls)
The Feasters in the Dusk (Crypt Ghouls)
(wh_dlc04_vmp_inf_feasters_in_the_dusk_0)
Melee Infantry
120 Grave Guard
Grave Guard
(wh_main_vmp_inf_grave_guard_0)
Melee Infantry
12 Crypt Horrors
Crypt Horrors
(wh_main_vmp_mon_crypt_horrors)
Melee Infantry
60 Cairn Wraiths
Cairn Wraiths
(wh_main_vmp_inf_cairn_wraiths)
Melee Infantry
120 Grave Guard (Great Weapons)
Grave Guard (Great Weapons)
(wh_main_vmp_inf_grave_guard_1)
Melee Infantry
12 Vargheists
Vargheists
(wh_main_vmp_mon_vargheists)
Melee Infantry
120 The Sternsmen (Grave Guard)
The Sternsmen (Grave Guard)
(wh_dlc04_vmp_inf_sternsmen_0)
Melee Infantry
1 Varghulf
Varghulf
(wh_main_vmp_mon_varghulf)
Melee Infantry
12 The Devils of Swartzhafen (Vargheists)
The Devils of Swartzhafen (Vargheists)
(wh_dlc04_vmp_mon_devils_swartzhafen_0)
Melee Infantry
1 Terrorgheist
Terrorgheist
(wh_main_vmp_mon_terrorgheist)
Melee Infantry
Spear Infantry
160 Skeleton Spearmen
Skeleton Spearmen
(wh_main_vmp_inf_skeleton_warriors_1)
Spear Infantry
Melee Cavalry
60 Black Knights
Black Knights
(wh_main_vmp_cav_black_knights_0)
Melee Cavalry
60 Hexwraiths
Hexwraiths
(wh_main_vmp_cav_hexwraiths)
Melee Cavalry
60 The Chillgheists (Hexwraiths)
The Chillgheists (Hexwraiths)
(wh_dlc04_vmp_cav_chillgheists_0)
Melee Cavalry
Shock Cavalry
60 Black Knights (Lances & Barding)
Black Knights (Lances & Barding)
(wh_main_vmp_cav_black_knights_3)
Shock Cavalry
60 Verek's Reavers (Black Knights - Lances & Barding)
Verek's Reavers (Black Knights - Lances & Barding)
(wh_dlc04_vmp_cav_vereks_reavers_0)
Shock Cavalry
60 Blood Knights
Blood Knights
(wh_dlc02_vmp_cav_blood_knights_0)
Shock Cavalry
Chariot
1 Corpse Cart
Corpse Cart
(wh_dlc04_vmp_veh_corpse_cart_0)
Chariot
1 Corpse Cart (Balefire)
Corpse Cart (Balefire)
(wh_dlc04_vmp_veh_corpse_cart_1)
Chariot
1 Corpse Cart (Unholy Lodestone)
Corpse Cart (Unholy Lodestone)
(wh_dlc04_vmp_veh_corpse_cart_2)
Chariot
1 Black Coach
Black Coach
(wh_main_vmp_veh_black_coach)
Chariot
18 Mortis Engine
Mortis Engine
(wh_dlc04_vmp_veh_mortis_engine_0)
Chariot
18 The Claw of Nagash (Mortis Engine)
The Claw of Nagash (Mortis Engine)
(wh_dlc04_vmp_veh_claw_of_nagash_0)
Chariot
Melee Ship
60 Vargalley - Zombies
Vargalley - Zombies
(wh_main_vmp_shp_vargalley)
Melee Ship
100 Direwolf Ship - Crypt Ghouls
Direwolf Ship - Crypt Ghouls
(wh_main_vmp_shp_direwolf_ship)
Melee Ship
1 Griefship - Vampire Lord
Griefship - Vampire Lord
(wh_main_vmp_shp_griefship_general)
Melee Ship
140 Griefship - Grave Guard
Griefship - Grave Guard
(wh_main_vmp_shp_griefship)
Melee Ship