- This page is about minor factions. For the main Norsca playable faction, see Norsca.
The Norscan Tribes are a race of barbaric humans who worship the Chaos Gods. They have their own names for the Chaos Gods, for instance they call Khorne "the hound". The Norscans are aggressive and dislike other factions. Can only occupy settlements within Norsca, coastal settlements, or racial capitals. They must sack or raze any others they take. Norscans can build totems on razed cities, which honour a specific God and spread Chaos corruption.
Major playable factions[edit | edit source]
The Old World and Mortal Empires[edit | edit source]
Minor factions[edit | edit source]
The Old World[edit | edit source]
Norsca minor factions which do not automatically appear, but can be awakened by Warriors of Chaos:
Eye of the Vortex[edit | edit source]
Factions which appear under certain conditions:
Mortal Empires[edit | edit source]
Mortal Empires has all the same Norscan minor factions as The Old World campaign, with the following additions:
Outdated info: Before the release of the DLC[edit | edit source]
Before the release of the DLC, Norscan factions appeared in the Old World campaign as non-playable minor factions. These factions used low-tier units from the Warriors of Chaos unit roster, such as the following:
- Chaos Marauders
- Chaos Marauders (Great Weapons)
- Chaos Warhounds
- Chaos Warhounds (Poison)
- Marauder Horsemen
- Marauder Horsemen (Throwing Axes)
- Chaos Trolls
By default, only the Varg and Skaeling tribes appeared in the campaign. Other Norscan factions had to be awakened when playing as the Warriors of Chaos. Norscans were hostile and had a large diplomatic penalty with all factions that were not Norscans or Warriors of Chaos (this part has not changed). When playing as any faction other than the Warriors of Chaos, the Vargs and Skaelings would send armies to raid your lands and attack your settlements. Norscan armies couldn't occupy settlements outside Norsca (region), so they would sack or raze any settlements they conquered. They also spread Chaos Corruption.
Due to their low tier units, the Norscans were usually not a serious threat, but could still be very annoying to deal with.