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HomeHome / Total War: WARHAMMER II / The Dreadfleet
The Dreadfleet The Eye of the Vortex

The Dreadfleet

The immortal Vampire Counts of Sylvania – known to most as the Midnight Aristocracy – seldom venture from the comfort of their dank castles and certainly very few have been known to leave their fell feeding grounds for the uncertain life of the sea-borne adventurer. Nyklaus von Carstein, therefore, is something of an anomaly among his kind…

The infamous fleet commander now known as Count Noctilus is leader of the Dreadfleet – a malevolent gathering of dissolute (and desiccated) Undead warship captains, including notorious privateers such as the Shadewraith, the Skabrus, the Black Kraken and the Curse of Zandri, among others, who bring abject ruin to the high seas and damnation to living seafarers. Although once a member of Sylvania’s aristocratic Vampire dynasty, he had a markedly different vision from his squabbling peers of how he would achieve Necromantic supremacy. After studying the countless charts which map the ebb and flow of magic across the world, von Carstein realised that by mastering the art of seafaring he would be able to harness the magical gales that whirl and cascade across the oceans.

This newfound route to power eventually led him to translocate himself and his Undead minions to the bone-choked morass of the Galleon’s Graveyard, a fell sea-based realm of the Unliving between the tangible and intangible worlds that entraps shipwrecked vessels from across the Great Ocean. It was in this mysterious place that Nyklaus von Carstein founded his darkling empire and renamed himself Count Noctilus.

At the centre of the Galleon’s Graveyard, Noctilus has feasted upon the magic of a sentient whirlpool known as the Maelstrom – a skull-strewn tempest of magic that sucks in shipwrecks, plunder, and drowned sailors from beyond the veil like a giant lodestone. By using the whirlpool’s raw power to draw in the shattered remains of dead warships, he has forged a grotesque seafaring vessel of his own – the Bloody Reaver, an amalgam of rotting galleons and eldritch power upon which sits the dark and jagged crag of his floating castle, standing proudly like a conqueror’s statue!

As the clock strikes midnight, the Dreadfleet heads out to sea, its Undead captains eager to slake their unholy thirsts. Their warships of the damned emerge from banks of sulphurous fog, illuminated only by flickering, pallid ghostlights, drawing closer with the sickening slowness of a recurring nightmare before the silence is broken by the thunderous roar of their lethal broadsides! After each raid, the Dreadfleet disappears back into its watery lair as quickly and silently as it first appeared, far from the reach of the living.

The Dreadfleet

Faction Name

The Dreadfleet

Campaign

wh2_main_great_vortex

Culture

wh2_dlc11_cst_vampire_coast

Subculture

wh2_dlc11_sc_cst_vampire_coast

Military Group

wh2_dlc11_group_vampire_coast

Faction Group

wh2_dlc11_fact_group_vampire_coast

Faction Group


[HIDDEN]
[HIDDEN] Building set used when a new Vampire Coast horde spawns
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
Income from post-battle loot: -50%

Political Parties


Playable: True
Initial Power: main_warhammer
No Effect

Playable: True
Initial Power: wh2_main_great_vortex
No Effect
Lord
1 Vampire Fleet Admiral (Polearm - Vampires)
Vampire Fleet Admiral (Polearm - Vampires)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_vampire_fleet_admiral_0)
Command
1 Vampire Fleet Admiral (Polearm - Vampires) (Rotting Promethean)
Vampire Fleet Admiral (Polearm - Vampires) (Rotting Promethean)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_vampire_fleet_admiral_1)
Command
1 Vampire Fleet Admiral (Polearm - Death)
Vampire Fleet Admiral (Polearm - Death)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_vampire_fleet_admiral_death_0)
Command
1 Vampire Fleet Admiral (Polearm - Death) (Rotting Promethean)
Vampire Fleet Admiral (Polearm - Death) (Rotting Promethean)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_vampire_fleet_admiral_death_1)
Command
1 Vampire Fleet Admiral (Polearm - Deep)
Vampire Fleet Admiral (Polearm - Deep)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_vampire_fleet_admiral_deeps_0)
Command
1 Vampire Fleet Admiral (Polearm - Deep) (Rotting Promethean)
Vampire Fleet Admiral (Polearm - Deep) (Rotting Promethean)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_vampire_fleet_admiral_deeps_1)
Command
1 Vampire Fleet Admiral (Pistol - Vampires)
Vampire Fleet Admiral (Pistol - Vampires)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_vampire_fleet_admiral_female_0)
Command
1 Vampire Fleet Admiral (Pistol - Vampires) (Rotting Promethean)
Vampire Fleet Admiral (Pistol - Vampires) (Rotting Promethean)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_vampire_fleet_admiral_female_1)
Command
1 Vampire Fleet Admiral (Pistol - Death)
Vampire Fleet Admiral (Pistol - Death)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_vampire_fleet_admiral_female_death_0)
Command
1 Vampire Fleet Admiral (Pistol - Death) (Rotting Promethean)
Vampire Fleet Admiral (Pistol - Death) (Rotting Promethean)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_vampire_fleet_admiral_female_death_1)
Command
1 Vampire Fleet Admiral (Pistol - Deep)
Vampire Fleet Admiral (Pistol - Deep)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_vampire_fleet_admiral_female_deeps_0)
Command
1 Vampire Fleet Admiral (Pistol - Deep) (Rotting Promethean)
Vampire Fleet Admiral (Pistol - Deep) (Rotting Promethean)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_vampire_fleet_admiral_female_deeps_1)
Command
1 Count Noctilus
Count Noctilus
(wh2_dlc11_cst_inf_count_noctilus_0)
Command
1 Count Noctilus
Count Noctilus
(wh2_dlc11_cst_inf_count_noctilus_1)
Command
Hero
1 Gunnery Wight
Gunnery Wight
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_gunnery_wight_0)
Command
1 Gunnery Wight (Rotting Promethean)
Gunnery Wight (Rotting Promethean)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_gunnery_wight_1)
Command
1 Mourngul Haunter
Mourngul Haunter
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_mourngul_haunter)
Command
1 Vampire Fleet Captain (Vampires)
Vampire Fleet Captain (Vampires)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_vampire_fleet_captain_0)
Command
1 Vampire Fleet Captain (Vampires) (Rotting Promethean)
Vampire Fleet Captain (Vampires) (Rotting Promethean)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_vampire_fleet_captain_1)
Command
1 Vampire Fleet Captain (Death)
Vampire Fleet Captain (Death)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_vampire_fleet_captain_death_0)
Command
1 Vampire Fleet Captain (Death) (Rotting Promethean)
Vampire Fleet Captain (Death) (Rotting Promethean)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_vampire_fleet_captain_death_1)
Command
1 Vampire Fleet Captain (Deep)
Vampire Fleet Captain (Deep)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_vampire_fleet_captain_deeps_0)
Command
1 Vampire Fleet Captain (Deep) (Rotting Promethean)
Vampire Fleet Captain (Deep) (Rotting Promethean)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cha_vampire_fleet_captain_deeps_1)
Command
Melee Infantry
160 Zombie Pirate Deckhands Mob
Zombie Pirate Deckhands Mob
(wh2_dlc11_cst_inf_zombie_deckhands_mob_0)
Melee Infantry
1 Bloated Corpse
Bloated Corpse
(wh2_dlc11_cst_mon_bloated_corpse_0)
Melee Infantry
60 Fell Bats
Fell Bats
(wh2_dlc11_cst_mon_fell_bats)
Melee Infantry
160 Zombie Pirate Deckhands Mob (Polearms)
Zombie Pirate Deckhands Mob (Polearms)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_inf_zombie_deckhands_mob_1)
Melee Infantry
80 Scurvy Dogs
Scurvy Dogs
(wh2_dlc11_cst_mon_scurvy_dogs)
Melee Infantry
160 The Tide of Skjold (Zombie Pirate Deckhands Mob)
The Tide of Skjold (Zombie Pirate Deckhands Mob)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_inf_zombie_deckhands_mob_ror_0)
Melee Infantry
16 Animated Hulks
Animated Hulks
(wh2_dlc11_cst_mon_animated_hulks_0)
Melee Infantry
60 Syreens
Syreens
(wh2_dlc11_cst_inf_syreens)
Melee Infantry
16 Mournguls
Mournguls
(wh2_dlc11_cst_mon_mournguls_0)
Melee Infantry
12 Rotting Prometheans
Rotting Prometheans
(wh2_dlc11_cst_mon_rotting_prometheans_0)
Melee Infantry
16 Night Terrors (Mournguls)
Night Terrors (Mournguls)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_mon_mournguls_ror_0)
Melee Infantry
60 Depth Guard
Depth Guard
(wh2_dlc11_cst_inf_depth_guard_0)
Melee Infantry
60 Depth Guard (Polearms)
Depth Guard (Polearms)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_inf_depth_guard_1)
Melee Infantry
60 The Bloody Reaver Deck Guard (Depth Guard)
The Bloody Reaver Deck Guard (Depth Guard)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_inf_depth_guard_ror_0)
Melee Infantry
1 Death Shriek Terrorgheist
Death Shriek Terrorgheist
(wh2_dlc11_cst_mon_terrorgheist)
Melee Infantry
5 Rotting Leviathan
Rotting Leviathan
(wh2_dlc11_cst_mon_rotting_leviathan_0)
Melee Infantry
Missile Infantry
160 Zombie Pirate Gunnery Mob
Zombie Pirate Gunnery Mob
(wh2_dlc11_cst_inf_zombie_gunnery_mob_0)
Missile Infantry
120 Zombie Pirate Gunnery Mob (Bombers)
Zombie Pirate Gunnery Mob (Bombers)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_inf_zombie_gunnery_mob_3)
Missile Infantry
160 Zombie Pirate Gunnery Mob (Handguns)
Zombie Pirate Gunnery Mob (Handguns)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_inf_zombie_gunnery_mob_1)
Missile Infantry
120 Zombie Pirate Gunnery Mob (Hand Cannons)
Zombie Pirate Gunnery Mob (Hand Cannons)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_inf_zombie_gunnery_mob_2)
Missile Infantry
160 The Black Spot (Zombie Pirate Gunnery Mob - Handguns)
The Black Spot (Zombie Pirate Gunnery Mob - Handguns)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_inf_zombie_gunnery_mob_ror_0)
Missile Infantry
32 Deck Gunners
Deck Gunners
(wh2_dlc11_cst_inf_deck_gunners_0)
Missile Infantry
32 Shadewraith Gunners (Deck Gunners)
Shadewraith Gunners (Deck Gunners)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_inf_deck_gunners_ror_0)
Missile Infantry
24 Rotting Prometheans Gunnery Mob
Rotting Prometheans Gunnery Mob
(wh2_dlc11_cst_mon_rotting_prometheans_gunnery_mob_0)
Missile Infantry
24 The Lamprey's Revenge (Rotting Prometheans Gunnery Mob)
The Lamprey's Revenge (Rotting Prometheans Gunnery Mob)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_mon_rotting_prometheans_gunnery_mob_ror)
Missile Infantry
5 Necrofex Colossus
Necrofex Colossus
(wh2_dlc11_cst_mon_necrofex_colossus_0)
Missile Infantry
5 Gallows Giant (Necrofex Colossus)
Gallows Giant (Necrofex Colossus)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_mon_necrofex_colossus_ror_0)
Missile Infantry
Missile Cavalry
24 Deck Droppers
Deck Droppers
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cav_deck_droppers_0)
Missile Cavalry
24 Deck Droppers (Bombers)
Deck Droppers (Bombers)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cav_deck_droppers_1)
Missile Cavalry
24 Deck Droppers (Handguns)
Deck Droppers (Handguns)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cav_deck_droppers_2)
Missile Cavalry
24 Salt Lord Scuttlers (Deck Droppers - Bombers)
Salt Lord Scuttlers (Deck Droppers - Bombers)
(wh2_dlc11_cst_cav_deck_droppers_ror_0)
Missile Cavalry
Field Artillery
48 Queen Bess
Queen Bess
(wh2_dlc11_cst_art_queen_bess)
Field Artillery
44 Mortar
Mortar
(wh2_dlc11_cst_art_mortar)
Field Artillery
44 Carronade
Carronade
(wh2_dlc11_cst_art_carronade)
Field Artillery
Melee Ship
140 Hulk - Black Orcs
Hulk - Black Orcs
(wh_main_grn_shp_hulk)
Melee Ship