Bladestorm: Nightmare achievements

Bladestorm: Nightmare

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There are 46 Bladestorm: Nightmare achievements worth 7,349 (1,000)

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UNDER MY CONTROL in Bladestorm: Nightmare


Obtain all Books.

  • Unlocked by 12 tracked gamers (0.5% - TA Ratio = 13.47) 2,184  

Achievement Guide for UNDER MY CONTROL

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Achievement won on 23 Apr 15
TA Score for this game: 7,349
Posted on 28 April 15 at 17:46, Edited on 18 August 15 at 07:23
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I'll take a crack at a guide since once I worked out the formula (see last section and the special note) wrapping up the achievement only took a couple hours. I need your help to add some detail on page/book specific unlocks. If you know of any I missed, please post a comment. I believe those documented here are all of them. All of this is based on a pages discussion topic at gamefaqs and then my personal experience.

Firstly, the achievement's description is misleading. You get this achievement by collecting all the books AND all the book pages.


In Nightmare these accumulate by simply playing the game.

In HYW, the books accumulate by completing the game and also have a couple with special unlock conditions;
- Complete the Cristine de Pizen questline gives you the Chariot book .
- Get your sword book, bow book, and spear book Growth percentage to equal to or greater than 70% gives you the Engineers book from a special event interaction.


I've been told the following unlocks are NOT the only way to get these pages, but I'll list them here since this is the easiest way to get them.

Nightmare has one page - Dark Griffon page, You can get this when you unlock the final character in the Darkness Slayer achievement conditions. (Ha! OK, maybe this isn't an easy way to get this page)

HYW has 2 pages you can get through events around two lords discussing Strategy vs. Leadership
- Defeating at least one of any unit type from each book will lead to an event that gives the Adaga Spear page. To identify which book's units you've killed/not killed, head to Diary/Data, then RB to page 2 and look at the KO Report
- Lead one of any unit type from each book and get at least one kill with the unit will lead to an event that gives you the Fire Spear page (Explosives). To identify which Book's units you've used/not used, head to Diary/Data, and on this initial page, look at the Type Usage report.

Also in HYW, the vendor sells pages.

AND FINALLY - PAGES IN GENERAL. What you need to fill your books!!!!

In each contract map are bases with flags over them. What's on the flag represents the type of Commander that will spawn once that base's defense points hit 0. There are club flag, sword flag, spear flag, griffon flag, dragon flag, etc, etc. Its these flagged base commanders' that drop the chests holding pages. Each flagged base commander might drop a page for his Flag type, i.e. a Club flag base commander might drop a club page, etc.

There is a notable exception to this rule in Nightmare, where skeleton base commanders drop all/any of the skeleton-type pages and goblin base commanders drop all/any of the goblin-type page. Skeleton commanders seem to appear in Spear bases and Goblin commanders seem to appear in Club and Sword bases, but this is not a hard fast rule.

Also note, HYW commanders drop human troop pages and Nightmare commanders drop monster troop pages.

Farm the flagged base commanders corresponding to pages you are missing and you will get all the pages eventually.

Farming Note: Free mode cannot be used to farm pages. You don't get to keep the loot in Free Mode, only cash and SP.

Special Note: At least in Nightmare, the Commanders themselves actually drop these page chests. If it drops, the page chest does not appear in the base's loot circle, instead a red chest will appear at the exact location the Commander dies. You may need to wait for a dead dragon commander to despawn to even see the chest. I didn't get a chance to test if it was the same situation in HYW since I got all the HYW pages naturally by completing contracts, killing commanders, and looting bases. I have no recollection of a HYW base commander personally dropping any chests. If I couple this with my experience from the original game, I've concluded HYW page chests, in contrast with Nightmare, actually drop directly into the base loot circle and not at the commander's feet. If someone can confirm this difference, would be cool. At any rate, it explains why I couldn't find any Nightmare pages, I was looking in the wrong spot, doh!


Knives Book
- Knife Page
- Double Swords Page
- Chakram Page

Rapiers Book
- Rapier & Shield Page
- Two handed Sword Page
- Double Swords Page
- Skeletons Page

Swords Book
- Sword Page
- Sword & Shield Page
- Two Handed Sword Page
- Two Handed Exotic Page
- Double Swords Page
- Scythe & Shield Page
- Goblins Page
- Skeletons Page

Spears Book
- Spear Page
- Spear & Shield Page
- Spear & Great Shield Page
- Adaga Page
- Skeletons Page

Long Spears Book
- Longspear Page
- Longspear & Shield Page

Horses Book
- Blade Page
- Spear Page
- Lance Page
- Halberd Page

Halberds Book
- Halberd Page
- Skeletons Page

Axes Book
- Axe Page
- Axe & Great Shield Page
- Two Handed Axe Page
- Goblins Page

Clubs Book
- Club Page
- Club & Shield Page
- Two Handed Club Page
- Sling Page
- Goblins Page

Bows Book
- Shortbow Page
- Bow Page
- Longbow Page
- Crossbow Page
- Heavy Crossbow Page
- Goblins Page
- Skeletons Page

Horsebows Book
- Bow Page

Camels Book
- Scimitar Page

Elephants Book
- Elephant Page

Chariots Book
- Chariot Page

Explosives Book
- Rifle Page
- Hand Cannon Page
- Fire Spear Page

Magic Book
- Alchemy Page
- Goblins Page

Engineering Book
- Engineers Page

Ghosts Book
- Undead Page
- Death Magic Page

Griffons Book
- Griffon Page
- Dark Griffon Page

Giants Book
- One Eyed Giant Page
- Muscled Giant Page

Dragons Book
- Dragon Page
- Silver Dragon Page
- Shadow Dragon Page

If I missed anything, let me know.
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