Nagash is gone. Vlad Von Carstein has renounced the undead and joined the Empire. A new world awaits... but what does it mean for the Vampire Counts and their allies?
This ran longer than I expected. I think it's because I wanted to redress a few issues. Mannfred Von Carstein always used to be portrayed as a charismatic, manipulative individual who used guile instead of brute force. So why has the depiction of him in the last couple of editions become that what would happen if Brock Lesnar had a teleporter accident with an angry bat? I decided that it must have been an affectation, a 'war form' if you like. But I think Mannfred works better as the master manipulator. You'll see what this means in the notes. There's a callback to 'The Safe Zone' here. A character we met then reappears. And yes, I cast Jason Isaacs as Mannfred.
On a similar note, I wanted to examine Balthasar Gelt. One of the stronger aspects of the End Times was Gelt's tortured morality, and his descent into damnation for all the right reasons. As with everything else, GW managed to make a pig's ear of this promising notion, so I thought I'd revisit it.
I'm a bit tired, but if anything else comes to me I'll let you know!