The Empire is the largest and most powerful of the lands of men in the Old World, a mighty nation that stands as the bulwark against the many enemies of man. It is a land where magic, technology and the courage of mortal men rub shoulders, each an essential weapon in the war against the malign powers in the Warhammer world. The men of the Empire have none of the supernatural strength nor brutal upbringing of the Warriors of Chaos, nor do they boast the numberless ranks of the vile Skaven, the savage resilience of the green-skinned Orcs or uncanny agility of the High Elves. Rather, the men of the Empire rely upon their steel-forged armour, the potence of their wargear and unflinching faith in their warrior god, Sigmar.
On the tabletop, an Empire army is an impressive sight to behold, featuring ranks of brightly uniformed warriors, resplendent cavalry and powerful war machines. Not only does an Empire army present exciting opportunities for the keen modeller and painter, but a tactical treat for the aspiring Warhammer general. An Empire army used well is a match for any force, able to unleash potent spells and staggering firepower against its enemies. Even the Empire state troops, though weak individually, can match swords with the best the foe can offer, with their superior tactics and broad variety of wargear.