All that sounds like nirvana for a Warhammer fan, right? Well, it pretty much is. But thegame is let down in one key area by not providing enough interesting game options. The two campaigns, told from the point-of-view of the Empire and the Horde, are too linear and feature many routine missions that you can whip through in minutes. For every awesome castle siege, there seem to be a half-dozen dreary expeditions to kill everyone on a map or defend a location.
Above: Custom armies are easy to make, but you can only use them in multiplayer games
Even worse, there is no single-player skirmish out of the box. While there is a wide selection of online and LAN multiplayer skirmish maps where you can fill in human slots with AI opponents, you can't directly have at it in one-off solo matches against the computer. This is a shame, because the game has great skirmish features like the ability to build and paint custom armies from three factions within each race.