Total War developers Creative Assembly have given us the first in a planned series of in-engine cinematic trailers for Total War: Warhammer, each showcasing the legendary lords of the game. This one centres around Emperor Karl Franz of the Empire, fighting a horde of monstrous Greenskins with the aid of the Imperial Army.

The trailer shows off scenes from the Battle of Blackfire Pass, a unique quest battle from Karl Franz’ storyline. Featuring some huge units ranging from giants to dragons and griffins, the latest Total War outing seems to be embracing the scale of fantasy it’s using as source material.

The full Battle of Blackfire Pass was Creative Assembly’s E3 demo, with the official Facebook page confirming fans will be able to see the game in action when the complete demo with developer commentary releases online – Thursday July 30.