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For the main Norsca playable factions, 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.

Norscan factions appear in the following campaigns: The Old World, Eye of the Vortex, Mortal Empires and are involved with the Chaos Invasion.

Norsca did not have its own Army Book in the tabletop version of Warhammer, and many of its units in Total War: Warhammer are taken from the Warriors of Chaos Army Books instead.

Major Factions[]

The Old World and Mortal Empires[]

Minor Factions[]

The Old World[]

Default factions:

Factions that appear for the Chaos Invasion:

Factions that appear if awakened by Warriors of Chaos:

Eye of the Vortex[]

Factions that can appear to interfere with Rituals:

Mortal Empires[]

Mortal Empires has all the Norscan Tribes from both the Old World and Eye of the Vortex campaigns.

Before the release of the DLC[]

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:

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 of the Norscan provinces, 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.