A new and rather cryptic tweet from Creative Assembly, the creators of Total War: Warhammer has just gone out to twitter a few days ago which was quickly followed by a video detailing a DLC release. There's no accompanying text to help explain what it is that they're talking about or what the letter means which could leave many scratching their heads, until the actual trailer came out. And surprise! It's a Beastmen DLC. Well, not so surprised actually. I knew that this was going to be high on the list, and here's why. Now I'd like to point out at the start that I'm more of a fan of Warhammer Fantasy's cousin, Warhammer 40k but I know enough to hold my own and please correct me if I'm wrong down below in the comments.
The Beastmen are sometimes referred to as 'Children of Chaos' which, if you know anything about Warhammer, you know this is not generally a good thing to be known by. They are the descendants of humans corrupted and twisted by the influence of Chaos when both the world and mankind was young. The Beastmen are a violent, war-driven race that seeks only to plague and destroy the civilizations of Mankind. They prey on the weak and defenseless, striking at lonely settlements without warning in a rampage of destruction before disappearing into the protective darkness of their forest wilderness. They are found on every continent, like parasites and have a heavy concentration in The Old World, the continent that Total War: Warhammer is set on. Specifically, they have a heavy concentration in Drakwald Forest.
Drakwald Forest is mentioned directly by name in the tweet, and that 'tracks led to it, some men and women no doubt; others not'. Now for those of you who don't know, Drakwald is one of the five largest forests located within the northwestern lands of The Empire of Man, in what was formerly Drakwald Province.
The region is well known for being the most dangerous territory within The Empire and has been infested with all manner of creatures you wouldn't want to see in a dark alley at night. Most prominently being the Beastmen, who infested the region for the longest time before the province fell to such a state of instability and interwar that it was disband and divided Norland and Middenland. Note that Borland and Middenland are both parts of The Empire, and present in Total War: Warhammer as minor factions that Empire players will have to deal with, but now it seems there's a new kid on the block as well.