Position:Development Manager
Release Date:2016-09-01
Genre:Real Time Strategy

Total War: WARHAMMER - The Grim & The Grave

The Grmin & The Grave DLC was developed by Creative Assembly, published by SEGA and released 1 September 2016.

About the Game

The Grim & The Grave was the first Lords Pack for Total War: WARHAMMER. Bolstering the forces of both The Empire and The Vampire Counts, it introduces famous rival characters and new iconic units from the world of Warhammer Fantasy Battles to your campaigns and battles.

Grim & The Grave added two new Legendary Lods, Volkmar The Grim (The Grand Theogonist of the Empire) and Helman Ghirst (a vampire necromancer). Each had their own Quests, unique Skills, Mounts and campaign bonus'. It also included 5 new battlefields for custom and multiplayer battles, 5 new units and 18 elite Regiments of Renown.

Skills and Experience

Regiments of Renown are a concept from the Warhammer table top game, where they are upgrades of existing units with a slight paint job. We took this idea and implemented 18 elite units to The Grim & The Grave. From a development perspective, they were relatively cheap to develop, and the community really liked them. We gave them away for free to existing Total War: WARHAMMER players. We also encouraged modders to make more of these, when we released our tools to the public for free too.

The idea of Lord Pack DLC being targeted as a 'Face Off' between two or more Legendary Lords was incorporated into this, and future WARHAMMER Lord Packs.