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Warhammer: Mark of Chaos - Battle March

Wait, come back. It's different this time. Giant vomiting trolls. Orc Shamans that attack enemies with ten spectral fists. Flying Dark Elf harpies with hairy bumcracks. Dark Elf riders atop Cold Ones - huge, armoured lizards with flicky tongues. Sounds good, yes?

Warhammer: Mark of Chaos - Battle March is the first expansion pack for Mark of Chaos on the PC (not to be confused withWarhammer: Battle March, which is an upcoming Xbox 360 game that includes both the original game and this here expansion, along with some platform-exclusive stuff). It's also a version 1.5, a chance to make things better. Most obviously, it's got new races - as almost every RTS expansion has. In this case though, these races change the nature of the game, in the same way growing a beard makes any man behave a little like Ernest Hemingway.

With its new races, the Orcs and Dark Elves, the expansion goes straight for the crazy. They're a bit more colorful, a little brasher and a whole lot giggle-and-clap-your-handsier. Instantly, Mark of Chaos becomes a more interesting place, and its engine is far better suited to such big 'n' uglies than it was to Just Some Men. It's now sporting more of the Games Workshop character that was lacking in the original.