You can eventually, if you're good enough, fight and capture the enemy's king and take him back to your own capital city.
GameZone has updated their site with Part II of their Warhammer Online interview.
The second type is what we call battlefields. Battlefields are objectives within the skirmish areas that are intended to provide a focal point for combat. For example, I might enter a skirmish area, and in the distance I might see a large tower. I know that by going to that tower from my realm, I can gain bonuses for my entire realm. So I go to that tower, capture it for myself and gain those bonuses. The enemy wants the same thing. So the enemys going to come and fight with me over this.
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