Bladestorm: Nightmare achievements

Bladestorm: Nightmare

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DARKNESS SLAYER in Bladestorm: Nightmare


Unlock all usable characters in the Nightmare scenario.

  • Unlocked by 21 tracked gamers (1.0% - TA Ratio = 10.18) 2,184  

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Achievement won on 06 Apr 15
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Posted on 06 April 15 at 23:44, Edited on 11 April 18 at 01:19
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This is a complete list of unlockable usable characters and will get the achievement Darkness Slayer. In addition, unlocking 5 of the Nightmare characters will net the achievement Demon Fighter.

First, let me comment that elements of this achievement are finicky and quite often conversations do not trigger when they should. ADVISE: Make saves while you are inside of these battles.

Next, let me give credit. Jjos at started a list, I found a couple more , and xDartz xNVx filled in the gaps.


To start, one usable character you need to unlock this comes from the Hundred Years War story. To unlock this character you'll need to complete the final French battle, Battle of Bordeaux, and the final English battle, Battle of Agincourt, in HYW story mode play.

You do not need to redo the story twice from the beginning for each side. The game marks a crucial battle, The Battle of Orleans, as "Deciding the direction of the war" or some such and asks you if you'd like to "save your game?". Save there and start the play through for the other side from that save game.

To verify that you actually did unlock the special character, head to the Menu/Gallery/People and in the French list their name will appear directly under the King of France.

NOTE THIS: If you happen to end up unlocking this HYW character last, after completing all of the other steps below, the achievement may not immediately register. To get the achievement to pop, simply load back into your Nightmare save. The HYW special character will register and the achievement will pop.


Gilles de Rais
La Hire
Phillipe le Bon
Arthur de Richemont,
King of France
King of England
Edward, The Black Prince
HYW Joan of Arc


Ch 1 A Meeting at Gascony

John Chandos:
Defeat Edward WITHOUT DEFEATING John Chandos. Edward and Chandos spawn as soon as you take Toulouse. This one can be bothersome so I'll give some details.

Immediately upon hitting the killing blow on the Citadel Commander at Toulouse, John and Edward appear. Hal says to you, "Who are you? What is your purpose here?" Joan says "Go! Eradicate the Human scum!" That's your queue. Check your Target/Target List/Enemy Squad. You should see them. Set Edward as your target to see where he is on the pause screen map. Its the only way to see him on a map (see the Note).

NOTE: They only spawn at an enemy base, it is random, but by or at Bayonne. The closest base to Toulouse I've seen them spawn is Cherchebruit. Regardless, their path is the same. They move eastward, crossing the bridge at Hasparren then move northward along the east side of the river. Once they reach the edge of the map, they respawn using the same routine; enemy base, by or at Bayonne; then move along the same route. The following is particularly noteworthy! They do not appear as markers at all on any map until after you actually encounter them and Chandos says, "Lord Edward, I shall protect you though it cost me my life." Although not on the map as markers, up until then both will appear on the list Target/Target List/Enemy Squad and can be targeted. Also note that they will not appear on the list Unit Info/Squad List/Enemy Squad, any map, nor any mini-map until after Chandos recognizes you. To find them initially, use the targeting visible on the map in the pause screen and your eyes. That's all you can do.

Christine de Pizan:
Capture Horsa to find a monster horn. Walk up to Christine and a conversation will occur wherein you hand it over to her.

Ch 2 Alliance at Aquitaine

Capture both Rauzan and Gironde to find a sword and Yoshimasa. Hand the sword over to Yoshimasa Both bases are west of the first objective. Do all this before taking the first objective.

Be at her side BEFORE she runs into Edward. Defeat Edward AFTER her being confused over the fighting - this all takes place way up in the north-west area of the map near the base called Saintes. Send one of your leaders up there first thing after battle start to be ready for this event.

Ch 3 Previously in Brittany

Naran is having trouble in Vannes. Take the base and save him. Phillipa cannot be one of your 4 leaders.

Approach William in the northern base called Morvan with Magnus as your leader. Take over the base. William and Magnus will have a conversation.

Ch 4 Turmoil in Auvergne

The Duke of Bedford is trying to get his paws once again on Phillipa up by the base Le Chauchet. Defeat the Duke and rescue her.

Henry Percy:
Defeat him 3 times.

Shakti is in peril at the base called Etroussat. Take the base and rescue her.

Ch 5 Showdown, Ile-de-France

Georges and Marc:
Defeat Georges 4 times. Marc will be at his side during the 4th time, defeat him as well, no particular order.

Richard Beauchamp:
Approach him with Hal as your leader. Defeat him 3 times.

Ch 6 The Battle of Normandy

Karen**: The battle gets to a point where the Prince seeks an escape route. Capture Esquay and a dialogue will appear where Karen talks about a gold cart merchant. Clear the route between Esquay and Rouen of enemies . Wait for Karen to arrive at Rouen then capture it. Wait by the merchant that's there. When Karen joins you, a dialogue pops.

John Fastolf and John Talbot:
When John Fastolf withdraws approach John Talbot. Once Fastolf reappears and AFTER Talbot reaches him (northeast corner), approach both.

**Karen: Randomly, Karen might unlock in your game in Ch 4 if AI Yoshimasa gets to her first and has a conversation with her. I was never able to find a way to force Yoshimasa to do this consistently.

Ch 7 Gamble in Flanders

You Ji:
Approach You Ji with Arthur de Richemont as your leader BEFORE heading into the diversion area - your first objective. Arthur and You Ji will have a conversation about Ghent. This attack MUST succeed. After that, talk to You Ji again.

Ch 8 Upheaval in Champagne

John Hawkwood:
Once he appears, assist him by defeating the enemy officers and capturing the base called Luzancy he is inside.

Bertrand du Guesclin and Jean:
Capture the base called Vauchamps they are wandering off toward. Approach them once the base is yours and both are inside.

Ch 9


Unlocking all the Nightmare Usable Characters unlocks another and final special usable character.
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