In this book you will find the following sections: SOLDIERS OF THE EMPIRE. A description of all the units that make up the formidable armies of. Discuss your ideas of Core Troops here. Posts 64 Topics. Last post by Muppet in Re: Knights with great w on November 17, , PM. No New. This book has bccn compilcd to aid collcctors' miniaturcs paintcrs,wartamcrs,and . From profcssional can bc a homogcnous army an Empire banncr, common a.
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December 17, , Soldicrsfrom Rciklandconsidcrthcmsclvcs to bc supcriorto troops from othcr rcgions,vhich can occasionally lcad to troublc on campaigns. Yt v. Child Boards. Banner of the Grand Moster of the Chapter. The lossof o regiment'sbonnerin bottleis consideredo shomefuleoent,eoenin aictory.
Thcy havc stood rcsolutc on countlcss batlcficlds, winning thc day through might of arms. Thc bulk of thc Empirc's forccs arc formcd of profcssional statc troops, soldicrs raiscd, traincd, and girdcd for war by officcrs appointcd by thc Elcctor Counts, as decrecd by thc Emperor himsclf. At nccd, thc statc troops arc joincd by militia, lcss drillcd pcrhaps, but morc than rcady to fight for thcir homeland.
Additionally, many commanderscan call upon elitc military brothcrhoods to aid rhcm in battlc. Young aspiring noblcs form units of Pisrolicrs, vhilc most daring of infantrymcn arc promotcd to thc.
Thc Knightly Ordcrs of thc Empirc arc powcrful forccs that stand rcady to fight ar thc command of thcir Grand Mastcr. And so it has cvcr bccn.
For wcll ovcr 2,ycars plagucs, thc Empirc has cndurcd,survivinginvasions, and civil wars. Its vcry birth was forgcd in battlc: Sincethosc fabledtimcs, the nationhas grown to thc promincnccwith which it dominatcsthc Old World today.
Many rcfcr to thc Empirc as if it werc a wholly unificd of nation,but morc rcalisticallyit is a conglomcration. Wizards, Warrior Pricsts, Enginccrs, mighty artillcry picccs and fabulous war machincs autmcnt thc armics fortunatc cnough to havc thcm. Thcsc soldicrs of thc Empirc march to war undcr many diffcrcnt banncrs and wcaring diffcrcnt uniforms.
Thcir panoply of wrr is varicd in colour and dccoratcd with many imagcs, all of which say somcthing about a soldicr's bclicfs, his localc, or his rcgimcnt's history. But whcn thcy form in placc into a battlclinc, it is for onc purposc - to bring victory and glory to thc Empirc. From profcssional can bc a homogcnous army an Empire banncr, common a undcr marching militia raiscd to hastily regimcnts, polishcd and unifi. Each provioccor city-statchas its own distinct colours'iconography, itsclf.
This thc Empirc of founding thc to datc back hisrory,whilc rcgimcntsi. Thcrc arc no ovcrriding rules govcrning how, whcrc' or in. Onc rcgimcnt mighr bc outfittcd entirely in its provincial colours, whilc anothcr could only bcar slccvcs or lcggings of their associatcdhuc.
ManY rcgimcnts distinguish thcmsclvcs by. Stote troops are orgonised into regimentsbeoring the same ueaPon ' so o unit could 6e all halberdiers, cross6oomen,or spearmenfor instonce. Wile theg moy all haoethe sameueopon, it is unusualfor eaery soldier to be armoured and outfttted in enctly the same uay. Unlcss notcd' thc uniforms shown throughout this book dcpict cxamplcs of PoPular pattcrns - it would bc casY to find statc regimcnts which mix thc stvlcs shown with anv of thc possiblc colour combinations.
Somc rcgimcnts follow a strict uniform, but many units lcavc cach soldier to sourcc his own garb, rcsulting in a varicty of gcar, oftcn in differing statcs of wcar. As cach province cquips its soldicrs from its own armourics, somc arc bcttcr ablc to afford fincrics. Rcgardlcss'troops on thc march, bascd in thc wilderncss, or out camPaiSningarc morc ra8ta8 in appcaranccas cquipmcnt wcars oul and rcolaccmentsmust be found. Many rcgimcnts usc simplc colouts or Pattcrns on thcir shiclds.
Thesc arc often in provincial or city-. Banncrs can bc simplc dcsigns, rcpcating thc provincc or city-state colours, or evcn in contrast to thcm.
Morc complcx designs can bc: Theseother Electorsmay casta aote, At but may not becomeEmperor themselaes. The Elector Counts ore hereditary rulers uhose fomilies hooelong and often complicated histories.
Thusthe Elector Counts are aluays aary of their successionand the future of their noble houses. The banners shownhere are currentfor the Elector Counts of the Empire in the year of Count Helmut Feue16achofTolobeclond.
Thc Alrdorf colours arc rcd and bluc and thc city-sratc flag bcarsicons bcfitting thc ruling homc of thc Empcror: Thcsc symbols arc commonly rcpcrtcd in variousforms by many Altdorf rcgimcnts,who takc righrcouspridc in bcilg thc prc-cmincnt city. Thc lavish uniforms and spit-and-polish of many units hrs cernt thc ciry-srarca rcputation. Mrny rcgimcntscclcbratc thcir famous victorics with commcmorativcmcdalsor scals. It is not uncommonto seegold trim or filogree on the ormour or ueaponsof a soldier of Altdorf.
Mony of the reginents are uell poid and not afroid to shou it'. Most artillery creumon aeor the colours of their city-stote or prooince, but these ore often complementeduith leather jerkins or other protectioe clothing-.
Whethertakenfrcn honoured disploy out of the most halloued treasury of o fortress or hostily constructed on the eoeof 6ottle, the bonner seroesas o rallying point for a unit ond a rccognition sign for friend ond foe alike. Itdorf's Company of Honour, rlso knovn as thc Sons of thc Rcik, rrc r vcll-known sight throughour rhc city. Thc '. Othcr soldicrs instantly rccognizcthc ycllov plumc rnd black stccl rrmd.
Altdorf Comprny of Honour lor thc rcgimcrt's rcputation is vcll cstablishcd,its bartlcficld history stccpcd in glory. Evcry Alrdorf nativc knows rhc distinctivc trumpct blast lhat announccsvhcn thc rcgimcnt lcavcsthc city -. Averland A vcilandis an cxlrcmclv A. I vcalrhy provincc. Its bordcrsincludcthc dangcrous BlackfircPass,a common invasionroutc inro rhc Empirc.
Thc colours of Avcilald arc black and ycllow and rhc soldicrs arc known lor showy unilorms and ostcntrtiouswar gcar. Thc statc bantrcris a sun, and has bccn sincc thc surviving noblcs of downfallcl. Thc provincc is currcntly without an Elcctor Count and thcrc is talk of rcinstrting thc banncr of thc prcvious houschold.
The lossof o regiment'sbonnerin bottleis consideredo shomefuleoent,eoenin aictory. Many fierce com ots erupt Dhen an enemy attempts to cut doun the stondard besrer ond capturc o rcgiment'sflag.
Likc his farhcr bcforc him, Dukc Bcrrold von Kragsburg is forcvcr r.. Whilc thc scruplcsof thc 'Di4y lDonc mry contcst thc ulit's fightiog prowcss. Guard get. Drokaold patrol forces often 6eor colour schemesor eoenemblemslinking the oorious regiments ond detachments.
Thc sturdy troopcrs of Hochland arc clothcd in rhc slalc colours of rcd and grccn. Thc provilciJ broncr bcrrs rn Impcrial Cross on r ficld of rcd. Thc Empcror's cmblcm was addcd in thc ycar as a spccial honour aftcr a Hochland forcst patrol savcdthc lifc oI Empcror Karl Franz vhcn his small hunring cxpcdirion vas assailcdby a mrraudiog forcc of Bcasimco.
Now knovn as thc Battlc of thc Wccpiog Glcn, thc bloody affair is still sung about in mrny Hochland inns up and down thc Old Forcst Road. Dcspitc frcqucnt patrols and forrificd vatchtowcrs along thc roadvays,ambushcsby bandirsor vorsc arc common undcr thc dark cavcsof Hochhnd.
The noblesof both Hochland ond Stirlond lay cloim to the sym ol of the hunting hom. The Imperiol Cross is a common symbol ofthe Enpire, representing loyolty to the Emperor. Fortifications ond uotchtouers are often locoted ot key crossrood junctions olong the Old Forest Bood ond troops gorrisoned there frequently adopt ooss deoicesto identify their regiment. Drakvald forcst covcrsHochland vith a canopyof darkncss.
Thc vasl tracts of wildcrncssthat scparatcvillagcsarc akin hostilc tcrritory. For protcctiona scricsof forts, fortificd inns and vatchtowcrsarc stationcdalong thc highvap. Occasionellytroops will band ition into thc forcst to scck out aad dcstroy bandits, ncsts of Forcst Goblias, or Bcastmcn sl. In some cosesporent units ond their detochmentshaDethe sameor similor uniforms. In this casethe main regiment, the Gruncaps,ore green ond red quartered uith o detochmentof mostly green - Gundermon'sSurefires,ond one of mostlg red - the Crimson Defiants.
All formations are olso interlinhed uith similor insignia,o skull 6adge. The Gruncaps are oeteran patrollers, haoingfought mony in the fotest. The Surefires hoaetrained: Thc Whirc Wolf is thc sign of Ullc. Thc Cult of Ulric is ccntrcdaroundthc rcgiol and thc imprcssivcTcmpleof Ulric is a vondcr of thc city that attractsmary pilgrims. A povcrful army, clorhcd in thc city-statc colours of bluc and vhitc, garrisonsthc nigh-imprcgnablcvalls and tirclessly prtrols thc roads lcading to thc Ulricsbcrg - thc rock plrtcau on vhich Middcnhcim standsas if bcsicgcdby thc surroundingforcst.
And so it is, for thc Drakwrld is dark, dangcrous,and synonymouswith pcril. Thc Middcnhcim banocrdcpicts rhc Whitc Wolf standingguard ovcr thc fortrcss vrlls and gatcsinto thc city - a sign of Ulric prorccting his ovn.
The uhite aoloes of the Drokaald are fierce and mercilesspredotors that are notorious for end. Some regimentsbear the personal emblemof their potron. This could be their Elector Count, a locql nobleor guild, or eoeno fomed officer.
For emmple,Todbringer's Oon is one of many Halberdier regimentsormed ond equipped under the direction of the Elector Count himself. The oon Strumpet rcgiment is formed aroundon inspirationol captoin ond the Grimmhogen Suordsmenare poid ond equipped 6y a traders guild from the city street beoilng that title.
Becorse of the fosness of the dyes, the shadeof 6lue often oaries rcgiments 'etbeen and sometimes eoenuithin the same uniform. Svords of Ulric rc onc of thc mrny rcgimcnts formcd by aod pard for by thc Tcmplc of Ulric in Middcilcin. Thc hcarty soldicrs of Middcnland arc quicklv turncd into scasoncdvarriors as thc spravling woods of thc untamcd Drakvald harbourscoulilcss Goblins, Bcastmcn,and vorsc.
Thc statc colour of Middcnlald is bluc, with ribbons and slashingof contrastint colours uscd to idcnrify diffcrcnt rcgimcnts. Thc statc flag bcars a whitc volf, thc symbol of Ulric, thc ancicntwarrior-god of thc Empirc who prc-datesrhc coming of Sigmrr.
Thc Elcctor Coult, Craf Boris Todbringcr, rcsidcsin Middcnhcim and has added a castlc morif dcpicting thc provincc'smost importatrt city onto the provincial banncr. Nordland provinccof Nordland fhc I is famous for its naw and its hcavily tollcd coastalroads which providc safc passagc for rich mcrchantstravcllint to Maricnburg. Many sca fortrcsscs rnd vatchlowcrs linc thc coast, as raidcrsfrom acrossthc Sca of Clavs arc all too common. Thc statc troops of Nordhnd, including thc Nordland Marincrs, vcar distioctivc bluc and ycllov uniforms.
Thc provincialbanncrbcarsa dcpiction of a sca caglc clutching a shicld vith thc aallcy icon. Traditionallyrhc Elcctor Count of Nordland is rlso thc Princc oI Maricnburg,and this has bccn a point of contcntionsitcc thar ciry scccdcdfrom thc Empirc.
Orhcr oft-sccn cmblcms il Nordhnd includc thc Impcrial Cross, variousship, anchoror fish dcsigns, and rhc fivc-pointcd crown of thc sca god Manann. Many Nordland stote troops rotote duty as part of a garrisonfor o uotchtouer and o6oord shipspatrolling the coastlines. In addition to oast ttscts of coostland Nordland is qlso a proainceof dense uoods, including the Forestof Shodowsond the Lourelon Forest. Nuln city of Nuln tnils only fhc a' I. Altdorf in trrms of sizc rnd population. Famousfor its anciclt rcadcmicsand its indusrry, Nuln is rhc homc of vast forgcsand thc Impcrial Cunncry School.
Thc uniforms -. Thc city banncrof Nuln dcpicts a goldcn lior holding thc scrlcs of iudgcmcnt - a symbol of Vcrcna,goddcssof lcarning. A blindfoldcd maidcn crrrying scrlcs is anothcr populrr morif amongstmany units of Nuln. Orhcr symbols vhich appcarlrcqucntly on rcgimcntal shiclds rnd banncrs,arc cannons,thc famous bridgc of Nuln, and variationsof thc lion.
Some reoeredgunshaoe seen centuries of noble seroiceond haDeuelle sto6li shed repu to ti ons. This proctice is discouroged 6y the Imperial College of Engineers ond the Imperiol Gunnery School, uho seethe superstition os 6adfor recruitment. As firing on ortillery piece is notoriously filthy uork, often coDeilng the crcD in soot ond grime, it is conDenientthot the Nuln uniform colour is 6lack.
Dffirently coloured plumes, sleeoes,or rib ons ore used to distinquish 6etueen creus. These poirings uill often shorecommon sym6olsor insignio. Yt v. BaronAlbraht Cruodcl first namcdrnd thc cquippcdthosc undcr his commnd md his som hap, dry. Trslad with protcctilg thc httcris of crnlon and morlar from thc cncmy,Cruodcli Dcfcldcrs hevclcrtcr fdhd Discounringvitchcnft ald r fry ill-fatcd misfircs,Cr[ndd's Dcfcndcs havcyct to losc onc of rhcir prcciouswr n of grar pridc to thc rcgimcnl t.
To thc north lics ruggcd Kislcv, to the south thc curscd lands o[ Sylvania. Othcr landmarks includc thc ruincd city of Mordhcim, Thc Ostcrmark colours arc purplc and ycllov or purplc and vhitc and lhc statc cmblcm is a crowncd Manticorc, famously rcmcmbcringthc talc of thc firsr flccror Count of Ostcrmark's heroic dcfcat of such a bcast ncar thc World's Edgc Mountains.
Armi esfrom O stermor k ha oe crossedtheir northem border to aid the nation of Kisleo mony times throughout history. Ostland provinccof Osrlandis fhc. Its troopcrswcar black ald whirc, a combinationwhich lcnds irsclf to bold halvcd or quartcrcduniforms, whilc stripcs,chccks,and diamond pattcrnsarc popular on hosc or slccvcs.
Thc symbol of Osdand is thc bull stubborn ald dcpcndablc,likc thc pcoplc oi Osthod thcmsclvcs. Fircfoqlcs of Fcrhngcn rrc r troop of dcrdly rccuratc hrldgunncrs thrt f,rvc fought throughout Ostlrad, oficl brms of Elcctor Count voo Rtukov himsclf.
Wcrring thc blrck rnd vhirc of thcir homc provincc, thc bcer oo formrl iosignir but supcrstiriouslydccorrtcthcir tnts rnd uniforms vith rf,c bolcs of frllcl hck charms.
Evco amoagstthc srubbornOsthodcrs,rhc Fircloqucsof Fcrhagcl hrvc arincd a rcputationfor ir gun linc rnd unlcrshingvollcy rftcr vollcy of lirc ilto rpproachilgfocs. Its wcll-cquippcd rnd profcssional soldicrs arc clothcd in vhitc. Othcr kcy icons includca crovn, thc Hammcr of Sigmar,and a svord, symbolisinga mighty Runclang. Soldicrsfrom Rciklandconsidcrthcmsclvcs to bc supcriorto troops from othcr rcgions,vhich can occasionally lcad to troublc on campaigns.
Helmgart is one of the most famous fortressesin the Beikland. It guordsAte Bite Pass- the gateuoy to Bretonnis uhere many greot and glorious 6onles haae 6eenfought.
Stirland is r ooor orovincc and ttiilald 9thc rusric customs of its pcoplc arc thc targct for snidc commclts. Thc Banncrof Stirland shovs a skclcton soundinga hunting horn, signifying a call to battlc. Thc skclctol irsclf is a common symbol of thc lands, an cxprcssionof borh thc Stirland battlc cry 'victory or dcaih- and a grim rcmindcr of thc lands of Sylvania. Becauseof costsand ooailability, nang of Stirlond's soldiersare equipped uith only bosicueoponry. Thc wrrcry highvay must bc corstantly prtrollcd, rs tf,c vcahhy mcrchrnt bargc rfiract attcntion of thc vorst kind.
Thc Stir Rivcr Patrol usc grccu end vhitc uniforms, no mattcr vf,ic[. I rl, 'tf,c mrny fonificd porrs tf,cy usc as r harbour basc. Some of the larger oesselsin the disporate naoy carrg more than one unit, often equippedfor either 6oarding or ronged ottacks againstenemy ships,. Stirlond's orchersare fomousfor their suifness on thefield of 6anle.
It is considcrcd grcat luck to cross thc rivcr Tahbcc and rcgimcnts doing so will dip thcir standards into thc watcr,. Talabccland's colours arc rcd and ycllow and thc statc banncr is r crovncd caglc. Shiclds rnd banncrs oftcn portray antlcrs or a trce -.
Any trcoelling the uoods of the Empire night offer honage toToal,6ut the Greot Forest oithinTalabecland is the heartlond of the god's uorship. Many soldiers beor signs of the god as charms to uord off eoil. A mrssivc cratcr scvcnl milcs vidc forms thc basc of a hcrvily fortificd rim wrll that cncirclcsthc imprcgnablc city. Thc Talabhcimcolours arc rcd and vhitc and sinccthc ycar llll thc statc banncrhas bccn dcoictcd as r varrior maiden bcarirg an icon of thc Impcrirl Griffor holdirg thc Hammcr of Sigmar.
As thc ralcs go, it vas such r maidcn,a hcalcr,who took up rrms and rallicd thc dcfcndcrsto srvc thc plaguc-riddcn city from bcing rakcn by Chaos Ratmcn.
Shc dicd a hcro. Thc motto of that dcfcocc, 'Nonc Shall Pass'is still uscd by many of thc soldicrs rcsoonsiblcfor thc dcfcncc of thc cratcr vall. The imposing touers and fortificotions around the croteruolt ofTalo,hein 6ristle uith an array of suchas Greot Cannons ieaponry. In addition to the more recogniso6leortillery p-ieces, 'formiia1te ond Mortors, cn be found someof the erperimental uorkings of the College of Engineers'.
Somc rcgimcnts havc pcrformcd lcgcndrry fcats on past battlcficlds that arc forcvcr commcmoratcd by a symbolic changc of uniform dcsign or colour. Othcr unorthodox formations adopt thc srylc of a mavcrick lcrdcr or dcvclop thcir ovn hcritage ovcr thc course of long campaigning. Agc-old cncmics, uniquc fighting tactics, or cvcn a chancc to cmbcllish thcir own myrhic rcputation havc all bccn rcason cnough for rcgimcnt to adopt non-standard.
The Bedeemersbear neck-protectingarmour and mony corry ritual stokes. APriest of Signar occomponies the unit as the fight is 6oth physicol ond spirituol. Helhunten'sRcdeemcrs r Lcd by zcalous vitch-huntcr oscph von Hclhuntcn, thc Redccmcrs arc Vampirc-huntcrs. Hailing from rhc rcgion around Sicgfricdhof in Srirland, thc Rcdccmcrs shun thc.
All mcmbcrs of thc rcgimcnt hrvc expcricnccd loss at the hands of the undcad and havc vowed rcvcnge. Thc srory of hov thc Carroburg Grcatswordscamc to supplant rhcir whitc uniforms for blood rcd oncs has bccomc lcgcnd. Ir is a tale that Rciklandcrsparticularly likc to rccall as it tclls of onc of thcir glorious victorics and humilation for thc rival provtncc of Middcnland.
Thc colours of Wisscnland arc grcy and whitc, with many statc rctimcnts distinguishing thcmsclvcsvirh dilfcrcntly colourcd plumcs,ribbons,or shicld dcsigns. Thc starcbanncris a whitc lion carryinga pcnnant with a sun, a nod to rhc hcritagcof Sollaod,althoughthcrc arc somc noblcsvho dispurcrhis and maintainthc oldcr dcsignwith thc tvio-tailcd comct on thc lion's banncr.
Troops go rri soning these edifices often adopt a specificplume colour or eoen6ear o bodge to denote uhich fort they coll home. Tf,cy rc aanisoncdrs prt of th lbi of n r -rh Wisolil4 undcr thc shadov of tlc Bhck Mountrins. Ihc ro iJv Ccn ia sarch of prcy. The Moot In thc ycar l0l0 thc Halflings wcrc grantcdthc arcaaround thc Uppcr Avcr rivcr to scrvc as thcir homcland.
Likc rll provinccsof thc Empirc, thc Moot maintainstroops to guard its bordcrs and to providc troops for thc Empcror's armics. Halfling militia tcnd to wcar e unifying colour somcwhcrcon thcir kir, oftcn Brccn or rcd, but morc formal uniforms havc bccn obscrvcd. Now rulcd by Burgomcisrcrsand powcrful mcrcantilcguilds, Maricnburg ficlds a largc army that includcs many wcll-paid mcrccnarlcs. Thc Maricnburg colours arc rcd, bluc and ycllow, and sumptuousshowy uniforms arc commonplacc.
Long rulcd by rhc von Drak -: Sincethc Battlcof Hcl Fcnnin ,Sylvaniahas. The Reiksguard Thc Rciksguard arc thc pcrsonalarmy and bodygurrdof thc Empcrorhimsclf. Thcir ranksare opcn to any noblcsvho arc Ioyal to thc Empcror and includc mcmbcrsfrom throughout the Empirc.
Although bascdin Altdorf, thc Rciksguard accomPany thc Empcror on all his iourncysand maintainmany fortrcsscsand barracksscattcrcdthrough thc wholc of thc i Empire.
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