Balderich, along with the Crusaders, was seen in the battle of Stuttgart, where German armies defended the city against the advance of a Bastion army. Later, in one of the most famous battles of the Omnic Crisis, Balderich and a handful of his best soldiers defended Eichenwalde, making a last stand against the advancing automaton army. Outnumbered and outgunned, they were ultimately slain during the resulting combat. However, thanks to their valiant efforts, the German military was able to push back the omnic offensive and win the fight.
After the battle, the greviously wounded Balderich managed to walk back to Eichenwalde's great halls, where he finally succumbed to his injuries and died. His remains, still clad in his armor, were interred upon Eichenwalde's throne. Balderich's armor remained undisturbed in the ruins of Eichenwalde for many years.
- The Balderich's Crusader armor is made in the theme of a griffin. A griffin is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet. Balderich's armor has griffin emblems on its chest, fauld cloth, and right shoulder; eagle head on its Barrier Field and helmet; claws/talons on each hand; and wings on its shoulders.
- Furthermore, Reinhardt has a skin based on Balderich's armor named Greifhardt. "Greif" means "griffin" in German.
- Reinhardt also possess two Balderich skins, one simply labelled "Balderich" and the other named "Greifhardt" - which is Balderich's armor overgrown with shrubbery.