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Today the porting studio Feral Interactive have managed to get The Shadow & The Blade DLC for Total War: WARHAMMER II out for the Linux version. Bit of a delay there with it releasing back in early December, likely due to the holiday season.

The Shadow & The Blade is the latest Legendary Lords Pack adding in:

  • Two new Legendary Lords with their own quest-chains, unique items, skill trees and factions:
    • Malus Darkblade leads Hag Graef for the Dark Elves.
    • Deathmaster Snikch leads Clan Eshin for the Skaven.
  • Command the lethal chariots and pain-wracked Medusae of Hag Graef.
  • Use cunning stealth magic, warp-infused weapons and deadly covert infantry for Clan Eshin.
  • Recruit new elite Regiments of Renown to lay catastrophic waste to your enemies.

Release trailer:

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Both of the new Legendary Lords can be used across the Campaign, plus the Custom and Battle Modes and the massive Mortal Empires campaign if you own both Total War: WARHAMMER and Total War: WARHAMMER II.

Priced at $8.99 / £6.99 / €8.99. You can find it on the Feral Store (Feral get a better cut) and Steam.

As for the patch, today Feral also updated the Linux version of Total War: WARHAMMER II to include support for the free Repanse de Lyonesse DLC, it brings in The Potion of Speed content/balance update from December and solves "a number of minor issues".

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devland Jan 7, 2020
A great game. I got it on the latest steam winter sale after enjoying the Warhammer 40k: Gladius turned based strategy I got from GOG.

Be warned, though, the game is a huge time sink, especially on the Mortal Empires campaign.
BrazilianGamer Jan 7, 2020
redneckdrow Jan 8, 2020
Man, when they said "Potion of Speed" update they really meant it! Mortal Empires takes less than half the time between turns! It's positively zippy for me with my ASUS x570-p/AMD 3600x/Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB build.¹

Can't comment on the DLC yet, as I haven't played both Malus and Snikch, but I did start a game with the FreeLC LL Repanse (My favorite Brettonian character, by the way.) and I like the challenge being in the desert brings.

¹ To anyone wondering: when I bought new parts in July (My FX 8350 crapped out on me), a new GPU wasn't in the budget quite yet. The one I have is more than enough for my library at 1080p, and I bought a nice 144hz monitor over Christmas. Moore's law bit the dust years ago, people.

Last edited by redneckdrow on 8 January 2020 at 5:52 pm UTC
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