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The Empire Warhammer

The Empire Faction

“We are Sigmar’s heirs, his blood flows through our veins.”

For two and a half millennia the Empire has formed a bulwark against the encroaching forces of Destruction. Lying at the heart of the Old World, it is the greatest and most powerful of all the nations forged by Men. But the realm is in constant turmoil, beset on all sides by enemies ferocious and foul - despised by countless foes, with even gods and their unholy followers desiring nothing more than the Empire's utter destruction.

Yet it endures, for mankind has a steely determination to not merely live, but thrive. The Empire’s armies are mighty with ranks of highly-disciplined troops and heavily-armoured Knights, led by valiant warrior-generals and supplemented by the arcane will of Battle Wizards and powerful machines of war.

While the Empire’s vast armies are constantly caught in the swirling maelstrom of war, facing all manner of threats within and without its porous borders, perhaps its greatest foe is, and always has been, itself. For the Empire is not one harmonious nation but a collective of fiercely independent provinces and city-states each led by an Elector Count – a powerful noble whose own interests often come before matters of his people or the greater good of the nation. It is from these men and women that an Emperor is elected; in the past the realm has been blighted by a succession of corrupt leaders, or been riven with internal strife as rival Electors fought for the throne. During such dark times the Empire was at its weakest and so its many enemies have taken full advantage.

And yet when mankind seems in greatest peril, the Twin-Tailed Comet arcs across the sky and a great leader comes to the fore. First it was Sigmar, the warrior-god that founded the Empire, and in recent centuries Magnus the Pious purged the lands of Chaos, uniting the nation under one glorious banner. But that was five hundred years ago. A new Emperor has been crowned, he is untested, unwilling - as yet - to take up Sigmar’s Warhammer, and not the candidate many Elector Counts wanted. They are uneasy, fractious and, in some cases, outright hostile - and at a time when dark clouds gather in the north, the dead walk again in Sylvania, ancient allies are under siege, and the Greenskins are more belligerent than ever.

So begins the age of Karl Franz, and he has much to do: unite the Empire, secure its borders and bring prosperity to its beleaguered citizens. The Twin-Tailed Comet blazes across the sky once again, but is this an omen for good or ill?

Campaign Map

The Empire

Faction Name

The Empire

Campaign

main_warhammer

Culture

wh_main_emp_empire

Subculture

wh_main_sc_emp_empire

Military Group

wh_main_group_empire_reikland

Faction Group

wh_main_fact_group_empire

Faction Group

humans overtrait humans overtrait
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Post-battle loot amount: -50%
[HIDDEN] For adding additional campaign replenishment effects to all units that have an ability that gives regeneration in battle
Siege construction: battering ram
Siege construction: siege tower
1 battering rams per siege item
2 siege towers per siege item
Pre-siege: battering ram
Pre-siege: siege tower

Political Parties

Other Nobles Other Nobles
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Playable: False
Initial Power:
No Effect
The Empire The Empire
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Playable: True
Initial Power:
No Effect
Lord
1 Boris Todbringer
Boris Todbringer
(wh_dlc03_emp_cha_boris_todbringer_0)
Command
1 Boris Todbringer (Barded Warhorse)
Boris Todbringer (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_dlc03_emp_cha_boris_todbringer_1)
Command
1 Boris Todbringer
Boris Todbringer
(wh_dlc03_emp_cha_boris_todbringer_2)
Command
1 Boris Todbringer
Boris Todbringer
(wh_dlc03_emp_cha_boris_todbringer_3)
Command
1 Arch Lector
Arch Lector
(wh_dlc04_emp_cha_arch_lector_0)
Command
1 Arch Lector (Warhorse)
Arch Lector (Warhorse)
(wh_dlc04_emp_cha_arch_lector_1)
Command
1 Arch Lector (Barded Warhorse)
Arch Lector (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_dlc04_emp_cha_arch_lector_2)
Command
1 Volkmar the Grim
Volkmar the Grim
(wh_dlc04_emp_cha_volkmar_the_grim_0)
Command
2 Volkmar the Grim (War Altar of Sigmar)
Volkmar the Grim (War Altar of Sigmar)
(wh_dlc04_emp_cha_volkmar_the_grim_1)
Command
1 Volkmar the Grim (Warhorse)
Volkmar the Grim (Warhorse)
(wh_dlc04_emp_cha_volkmar_the_grim_2)
Command
1 Volkmar the Grim (Barded Warhorse)
Volkmar the Grim (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_dlc04_emp_cha_volkmar_the_grim_3)
Command
1 Balthasar Gelt
Balthasar Gelt
(wh_main_emp_cha_balthasar_gelt_0)
Command
1 Balthasar Gelt (Imperial Pegasus)
Balthasar Gelt (Imperial Pegasus)
(wh_main_emp_cha_balthasar_gelt_1)
Command
1 General of the Empire
General of the Empire
(wh_main_emp_cha_general_0)
Command
1 General of the Empire (Barded Warhorse)
General of the Empire (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_general_1)
Command
1 General of the Empire (Imperial Pegasus)
General of the Empire (Imperial Pegasus)
(wh_main_emp_cha_general_2)
Command
1 General of the Empire (Imperial Griffon)
General of the Empire (Imperial Griffon)
(wh_main_emp_cha_general_3)
Command
1 General of the Empire (Warhorse)
General of the Empire (Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_general_4)
Command
1 Karl Franz
Karl Franz
(wh_main_emp_cha_karl_franz_0)
Command
1 Karl Franz (Deathclaw)
Karl Franz (Deathclaw)
(wh_main_emp_cha_karl_franz_1)
Command
1 Karl Franz (Imperial Pegasus)
Karl Franz (Imperial Pegasus)
(wh_main_emp_cha_karl_franz_2)
Command
1 Karl Franz (Warhorse)
Karl Franz (Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_karl_franz_3)
Command
1 Karl Franz (Barded Warhorse)
Karl Franz (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_karl_franz_4)
Command
Hero
1 Amber Wizard
Amber Wizard
(wh_dlc03_emp_cha_wizard_beasts_0)
Command
1 Amber Wizard (Warhorse)
Amber Wizard (Warhorse)
(wh_dlc03_emp_cha_wizard_beasts_1)
Command
1 Amber Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
Amber Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_dlc03_emp_cha_wizard_beasts_2)
Command
1 Amber Wizard (Imperial Griffon)
Amber Wizard (Imperial Griffon)
(wh_dlc03_emp_cha_wizard_beasts_3)
Command
1 Amber Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
Amber Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
(wh_dlc03_emp_cha_wizard_beasts_4)
Command
1 Jade Wizard
Jade Wizard
(wh_dlc05_emp_cha_wizard_life_0)
Command
1 Jade Wizard (Warhorse)
Jade Wizard (Warhorse)
(wh_dlc05_emp_cha_wizard_life_1)
Command
1 Jade Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
Jade Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_dlc05_emp_cha_wizard_life_2)
Command
1 Jade Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
Jade Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
(wh_dlc05_emp_cha_wizard_life_3)
Command
1 Grey Wizard
Grey Wizard
(wh_dlc05_emp_cha_wizard_shadows_0)
Command
1 Grey Wizard (Warhorse)
Grey Wizard (Warhorse)
(wh_dlc05_emp_cha_wizard_shadows_1)
Command
1 Grey Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
Grey Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_dlc05_emp_cha_wizard_shadows_2)
Command
1 Grey Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
Grey Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
(wh_dlc05_emp_cha_wizard_shadows_3)
Command
1 Empire Captain
Empire Captain
(wh_main_emp_cha_captain_0)
Command
1 Empire Captain (Warhorse)
Empire Captain (Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_captain_1)
Command
1 Empire Captain (Barded Warhorse)
Empire Captain (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_captain_2)
Command
1 Empire Captain (Imperial Pegasus)
Empire Captain (Imperial Pegasus)
(wh_main_emp_cha_captain_3)
Command
1 Warrior Priest
Warrior Priest
(wh_main_emp_cha_warrior_priest_0)
Command
1 Warrior Priest (Warhorse)
Warrior Priest (Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_warrior_priest_1)
Command
1 Warrior Priest (Barded Warhorse)
Warrior Priest (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_warrior_priest_2)
Command
1 Witch Hunter
Witch Hunter
(wh_main_emp_cha_witch_hunter)
Command
1 Bright Wizard
Bright Wizard
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_fire_0)
Command
1 Bright Wizard (Warhorse)
Bright Wizard (Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_fire_1)
Command
1 Bright Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
Bright Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_fire_2)
Command
1 Bright Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
Bright Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_fire_3)
Command
1 Celestial Wizard
Celestial Wizard
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_heavens_0)
Command
1 Celestial Wizard (Warhorse)
Celestial Wizard (Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_heavens_1)
Command
1 Celestial Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
Celestial Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_heavens_2)
Command
1 Celestial Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
Celestial Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_heavens_4)
Command
1 Light Wizard
Light Wizard
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_light_0)
Command
1 Light Wizard (Warhorse)
Light Wizard (Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_light_1)
Command
1 Light Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
Light Wizard (Imperial Pegasus)
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_light_2)
Command
1 Light Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
Light Wizard (Barded Warhorse)
(wh_main_emp_cha_wizard_light_4)
Command
Melee Infantry
120 Swordsmen
Swordsmen
(wh_main_emp_inf_swordsmen)
Melee Infantry
120 Flagellants
Flagellants
(wh_dlc04_emp_inf_flagellants_0)
Melee Infantry
120 Sigmar's Sons (Swordsmen)
Sigmar's Sons (Swordsmen)
(wh_dlc04_emp_inf_sigmars_sons_0)
Melee Infantry
160 The Tattersouls (Flagellants)
The Tattersouls (Flagellants)
(wh_dlc04_emp_inf_tattersouls_0)
Melee Infantry
120 Greatswords
Greatswords
(wh_main_emp_inf_greatswords)
Melee Infantry
Missile Infantry
120 Free Company Militia
Free Company Militia
(wh_dlc04_emp_inf_free_company_militia_0)
Missile Infantry
90 Crossbowmen
Crossbowmen
(wh_main_emp_inf_crossbowmen)
Missile Infantry
90 Handgunners
Handgunners
(wh_main_emp_inf_handgunners)
Missile Infantry
120 Stirland's Revenge (Free Company Militia)
Stirland's Revenge (Free Company Militia)
(wh_dlc04_emp_inf_stirlands_revenge_0)
Missile Infantry
90 The Silver Bullets (Handgunners)
The Silver Bullets (Handgunners)
(wh_dlc04_emp_inf_silver_bullets_0)
Missile Infantry
Spear Infantry
120 Spearmen
Spearmen
(wh_main_emp_inf_spearmen_0)
Spear Infantry
120 Spearmen (Shields)
Spearmen (Shields)
(wh_main_emp_inf_spearmen_1)
Spear Infantry
120 Halberdiers
Halberdiers
(wh_main_emp_inf_halberdiers)
Spear Infantry
Melee Cavalry
60 Knights of the Blazing Sun
Knights of the Blazing Sun
(wh_dlc04_emp_cav_knights_blazing_sun_0)
Melee Cavalry
Missile Cavalry
60 Pistoliers
Pistoliers
(wh_main_emp_cav_pistoliers_1)
Missile Cavalry
60 Outriders
Outriders
(wh_main_emp_cav_outriders_0)
Missile Cavalry
40 Outriders (Grenade Launcher)
Outriders (Grenade Launcher)
(wh_main_emp_cav_outriders_1)
Missile Cavalry
Shock Cavalry
60 Empire Knights
Empire Knights
(wh_main_emp_cav_empire_knights)
Shock Cavalry
60 Reiksguard
Reiksguard
(wh_main_emp_cav_reiksguard)
Shock Cavalry
60 Zintler's Reiksguard (Reiksguard)
Zintler's Reiksguard (Reiksguard)
(wh_dlc04_emp_cav_zintlers_reiksguard_0)
Shock Cavalry
24 Demigryph Knights
Demigryph Knights
(wh_main_emp_cav_demigryph_knights_0)
Shock Cavalry
24 Demigryph Knights (Halberds)
Demigryph Knights (Halberds)
(wh_main_emp_cav_demigryph_knights_1)
Shock Cavalry
24 The Royal Altdorf Gryphites (Demigryph Knights)
The Royal Altdorf Gryphites (Demigryph Knights)
(wh_dlc04_emp_cav_royal_altdorf_gryphites_0)
Shock Cavalry
Chariot
1 Steam Tank
Steam Tank
(wh_main_emp_veh_steam_tank)
Chariot
2 Luminark of Hysh
Luminark of Hysh
(wh_main_emp_veh_luminark_of_hysh_0)
Chariot
2 Templehof Luminark (Luminark of Hysh)
Templehof Luminark (Luminark of Hysh)
(wh_dlc04_emp_veh_templehof_luminark_0)
Chariot
Field Artillery
44 Mortar
Mortar
(wh_main_emp_art_mortar)
Field Artillery
44 Great Cannon
Great Cannon
(wh_main_emp_art_great_cannon)
Field Artillery
44 Hammer of the Witches (Great Cannon)
Hammer of the Witches (Great Cannon)
(wh_dlc04_emp_art_hammer_of_the_witches_0)
Field Artillery
44 Helblaster Volley Gun
Helblaster Volley Gun
(wh_main_emp_art_helblaster_volley_gun)
Field Artillery
44 Helstorm Rocket Battery
Helstorm Rocket Battery
(wh_main_emp_art_helstorm_rocket_battery)
Field Artillery
44 The Sunmaker (Helstorm Rocket Battery)
The Sunmaker (Helstorm Rocket Battery)
(wh_dlc04_emp_art_sunmaker_0)
Field Artillery
Melee Ship
60 Wolfship - Swordsmen
Wolfship - Swordsmen
(wh_main_emp_shp_wolfship)
Melee Ship
1 Greatship - General of the Empire
Greatship - General of the Empire
(wh_main_emp_shp_greatship_general)
Melee Ship
140 Greatship - Greatswords
Greatship - Greatswords
(wh_main_emp_shp_greatship)
Melee Ship
100 Wargalley - Spearmen
Wargalley - Spearmen
(wh_main_emp_shp_wargalley)
Melee Ship