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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 Bcvor what proportions thcsc colours arc uscd. Instead colours differ bascd Corgct on individual unit traditions' thc whim of commandcrs or nobility Brcastplatc Tasscl such as dukcs, barons or counts ' or possibly iust rhc availability of matcrials and dycs. 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 Lcathcr boots Stote troops are orgonised into regimentsbeoring the same ueaPon ' so o unit could 6e all halberdiers, cross6oomen,or spearmenfor instonce.

Since thosc fabled timcs, thenation has grown to thc promincncc with which itdominatcs thc Old World today. Many rcfcr to thc Empirc as if it werc a wholly unificdnation, but morc rcalistically it is a conglomcration ofmany individual and cxtrcmcly indcpcndcnt statcs.

Thcscslatcs wcrc built on thc ancicnt tribal lands of thc pcoplcsthat Sigmar lcd to glory. Aftcr swccping cvil from thclands, Si6mar dccrccd the rcalm too large for onc man torulc, and so hc dividcd powcr along old boundarics, witheach chicftain answcrablc only to himsclf.

Ovcr rhcccnturies thc bordcrs havc shiftcd or disappcarcd and somcstates havc riscn or bcen dcstroycd. Vast citics havc grovnin both import and powcr, so much so that many arcnow sclf-govcrning city-statcs. But thc mcn of thc Empirctoday arc still dcsccndanrs of thosc ancient barbarians andthc ordcr of rulc is similar, vith cach state rulcd by anElector Count, hcrcdirary rulcrs of cach separatc rcgionwho 'clcct' onc of thcir mcmbcrs to scrve as Empcror.

Each Elcctor Count is responsiblc for thc wholc of hisown provincc and answerablc only to the Empcror. Thissystem, cxistctrt sincc thc days of Sigmar, has prcscrvcdthc indcpcndencc, idiosyncrasics and uniquc customs lhatcan bc found in thc diffcrent provinccs of thc Empirc. Tothis day, cach of thc surviving statcs is ficrccly proud ofits hcritagc and rightfully wary or outright disdainful ofits ncighbour's tradirions. Thc armies of thc Empirc arc rightfully famous.

Thcyhavc stood rcsolutc on countlcss batlcficlds, winning thcday through might of arms. Thc bulk of thc Empirc'sforccs arc formcd of profcssional statc troops, soldicrsraiscd, traincd, and girdcd for war by officcrs appointcdby thc Elcctor Counts, as decrecd by thc Emperorhimsclf.

At nccd, thc statc troops arc joincd by militia,lcss drillcd pcrhaps, but morc than rcady to fight forthcir homeland. Additionally, many commanders can callupon elitc military brothcrhoods to aid rhcm in battlc. Young aspiring noblcs form units of Pisrolicrs, vhilc thcmost daring of infantrymcn arc promotcd to thcformidablc Crcatswords rcgimcnts. Thc Knightly Ordcrsof thc Empirc arc powcrful forccs that stand rcady tofight ar thc command of thcir Grand Mastcr.

BattlcWizards, Warrior Pricsts, Enginccrs, mighty artillcry picccsand fabulous war machincs autmcnt thc armics fortunatccnough to havc thcm. Thcsc soldicrs of thc Empirc march to war undcr manydiffcrcnt banncrs and wcaring diffcrcnt uniforms.

Thcirpanoply of wrr is varicd in colour and dccoratcd withmany imagcs, all of which say somcthing about a soldicr'sbclicfs, his localc, or his rcgimcnt's history. But whcnthcy form in placc into a battlclinc, it is for onc purposc- to bring victory and glory to thc Empirc.: From profcssional and highlypolishcd regimcnts, to hastily raiscd militia marching undcr a common banncr, an Empire army can bc a homogcnousunifi.

Each proviocc or city-statc has its own distinct colours' iconography, andhisrory, whilc rcgimcnts i. Thcrc arc no ovcrridingrules govcrning how, whcrc' or inwhat proportions thcsc colours arcuscd. Instead colours differ bascdon individual unit traditions' thcwhim of commandcrs or nobility such as dukcs, barons or counts 'or possibly iust rhc availability ofmatcrials and dycs.

Onc rcgimcntmighr bc outfittcd entirely in itsprovincial colours, whilc anothcrcould only bcar slccvcs or lcggingsof their associatcd huc. ManYrcgimcnts distinguish thcmsclvcs byusc of a minor dctail such as aslccvc, cuff, plumc, hat, or collar ina cornmon colour. Unlcss notcd' thcuniforms shown throughout thisbook dcpict cxamplcs of PoPularpattcrns - it would bc casY to findstatc regimcnts which mix thcstvlcs shown with anv of thcpossiblc colour combinations.

Somc rcgimcnts follow a strictuniform, but many units lcavc cachsoldier to sourcc his own garb,rcsulting in a varicty of gcar, oftcnin differing statcs of wcar. As cachprovince cquips its soldicrs from itsown armourics, somc arc bcttcr ablcto afford fincrics. Rcgardlcss' troopson thc march, bascd in thcwilderncss, or out camPaiSning arcmorc ra8ta8 in appcarancc ascquipmcnt wcars oul andrcolaccments must be found.

Wile theg moy all haoe thesame ueopon, it is unusual for eaerysoldier to be armoured and outftttedin enctly the same uay. Banncrs can bcsimplc dcsigns, rcpcating thc provincc or city-state colours, or evcn in contrast to thcm. Morc complcx designs can bc: Thesc arc often in provincial or city-statc colours, but may be a complimcntary or cvcncontrasting colour. Thus the Elector Counts arealuays aary of their succession and thefuture of their noble houses.

The bannersshown here are current for the ElectorCounts of the Empire in the year of These other Electors may cast a aote,but may not become Emperor themselaes. Thc Alrdorfcolours arc rcd and bluc andthc city-sratc flag bcars iconsbcfitting thc ruling homc ofthc Empcror: Thcsc symbolsarc commonly rcpcrtcd in various forms by many Altdorfrcgimcnts, who takc righrcous pridc in bcilg thc prc-cmincnt city.

Thc lavish uniforms and spit-and-polish of many units hrs cerntthc ciry-srarc a rcputation. Mrny rcgimcnts cclcbratcthcir famous victorics with commcmorativc mcdals or scals. Mony of the Empire's uormachines hoae rich histories ondarc mointained in specific colours. Whether taken frcnhonoured disploy out of the most hallouedtreasury of o fortress or hostily constructedon the eoe of 6ottle, the bonner seroes as orallying point for a unit ond a rccognition signfor friend ond foe alike.

Thcformrtion rccruits cxclusivcly from othcr Altdorf rcaimcots, picking only thc bcst and brevcst troops out of t[c arar]' 'its that garrison rhc city valls and watch.

Othcr soldicrs instantly rccognizc thc ycllov plumc rnd black stccl rrmd 'Altdorf Comprny of Honour lor thc rcgimcrt's rcputation is vcll cstablishcd, its bartlcficld history stccpcd in glory. L his mark. I vcalrhy provincc. Itsbordcrs includc thc dangcrousBlackfirc Pass, a commoninvasion routc inro rhc Empirc. Thc colours of Avcilald arcblack and ycllow and rhcsoldicrs arc known lor showyunilorms and ostcntrtious wargcar.

Thc statc bantrcr is a sun,and has bccn sincc thc surviving noblcs of downfallcl Sollandscttlcd in Avcrland. Thc provincc is currcntly without anElcctor Count and thcrc is talk of rcinstrting thc banncrof thc prcvious houschold. Likc his farhcr bcforc him, Dukc Bcrrold von Kragsburg is forcvcr r.. Whilc thc scruplcs of thc 'Di4ylDonc mry contcst thc ulit's fightiog prowcss.

Thc sturdy troopcrs ofHochland arc clothcd in rhcslalc colours of rcd and grccn. Thc provilciJ broncr bcrrs rnImpcrial Cross on r ficldof rcd. Thc Empcror's cmblcmwas addcd in thc ycar as a spccial honour aftcr a Hochlandforcst patrol savcd thc lifc oI Empcror Karl Franz vhcn hissmall hunring cxpcdirion vas assailcd by a mrraudiog forcc ofBcasimco.

Now knovn as thc Battlc of thc Wccpiog Glcn, thcbloody affair is still sung about in mrny Hochland inns up anddown thc Old Forcst Road. Dcspitc frcqucnt patrols and forrificdvatchtowcrs along thc roadvays, ambushcs by bandirs orvorsc arc common undcr thc dark cavcs of Hochhnd.

Drokaold patrolforces often 6eorcolour schemes oreoen emblems linkingthe oorious regimentsond detachments. XSome regiments odopticons ond disploy themon uniforms or uargeor. The Imperiol Cross is a common symbol ofthe Enpire, representing loyolty to the Emperor.

Fortifications ond uotchtouers areoften locoted ot key crossrood junctions olong the Old Forest Bood ond troops gorrisoned there frequently adopt ooss deoices to identify their regiment. Roads thcorctically conncct rh. Thc vasl tracts of wildcrncss that scparatc villagcs arc akinhostilc tcrritory. For protcction a scrics of forts, fortificd inns and vatchtowcrs arc stationcd along thc highvap.

The Gruncaps are oeteranpatrollers, ha oing foughtmony 'attles in the fotest. In some coses porent units ond their detochments haDe the same or similor uniforms. In this case the main regiment,the Gruncaps, ore green ond red quartered uith o detochment of mostly green - Gundermon's Surefires, ond one ofmostlg red - the Crimson Defiants. All formations are olso interlinhed uith similor insignia, o skull 6adge.

J '-Middenheimfowcring abovc thc Drakvaldl - ' forest is a shccr-sidcd oinnaclcoI whitc rock rtop vhich sirsthc fortrcss-city of Middcnhcim,rhc City of rhc Whitc Wolf. ThcWhirc Wolf is thc sign of Ullc. Thc Cult of Ulricis ccntrcd around thc rcgiol andthc imprcssivc Tcmple of Ulric is avondcr of thc city that attracts mary pilgrims.

A povcrful army,clorhcd in thc city-statc colours of bluc and vhitc, garrisons thcnigh-imprcgnablc valls and tirclessly prtrols thc roads lcading to thcUlricsbcrg - thc rock plrtcau on vhich Middcnhcim stands as ifbcsicgcd by thc surrounding forcst.

And so it is, for thc Drakwrldis dark, dangcrous, and synonymous with pcril. Thc Middcnhcimbanocr dcpicts rhc Whitc Wolf standing guard ovcr thc fortrcss vrllsand gatcs into thc city - a sign of Ulric prorccting his ovn.

The uhite aoloes of theDrokaald are fierce andmerciless predotors thatare notorious forfighting to the 'ittet end. This could betheir Elector Count, a locql noble orguild, or eoen o fomed officer. Foremmple,Todbringer's Oon is one ofmany Halberdier regiments ormed ondequipped under the direction of theElector Count himself. The oonStrumpet rcgiment is formed around oninspirationol captoin ond theGrimmhogen Suordsmen are poid ondequipped 6y a traders guild from the citystreet beoilng that title.

Mony regiments ueor tokens of Ulric to shoa theirdedicotion ond to goin the god's fooour. Becorse of thefosness of thedyes, the shade of6lue often oaries'etbeen rcgimentsand sometimeseoen uithin thesame uniform. Middcnlandis stroogly associatcd wirh Ulrrc,thc god of battlcs, wolvcs, andwintcr. Thc hcarty soldicrs ofMiddcnland arc quicklv turncdinto scasoncd varriors as thc spravling woods of thc untamcdDrakvald harbours coulilcss Goblins, Bcastmcn, and vorsc.

Thc statc colour of Middcnlald is bluc, with ribbons andslashing of contrastint colours uscd to idcnrify diffcrcntrcgimcnts. Thc statc flag bcars a whitc volf, thc symbol ofUlric, thc ancicnt warrior-god of thc Empirc who prc-dates rhccoming of Sigmrr.

Thc Elcctor Coult, Craf Boris Todbringcr,rcsidcs in Middcnhcim and has added a castlc morif dcpicting thcprovincc's most importatrt city onto the provincial banncr. Many sca fortrcsscsrnd vatchlowcrs linc thc coast,as raidcrs from across thc Scaof Clavs arc all too common.

Thc statc troops of Nordhnd,including thc Nordland Marincrs, vcar distioctivc bluc and ycllovuniforms. Thc provincial banncr bcars a dcpiction of a sca caglcclutching a shicld vith thc aallcy icon.

Traditionally rhc Elcctor Count of Nordland is rlso thc Princc oIMaricnburg, and this has bccn a point of contcntion sitcc thar ciryscccdcd from thc Empirc.

Orhcr oft-sccn cmblcms il Nordhndincludc thc Impcrial Cross, various ship, anchor or fish dcsigns,and rhc fivc-pointcd crown of thc sca god Manann. Many Nordland stote troops rotote duty aspart of a garrison for o uotchtouer ando6oord ships patrolling the coastlines.

Altdorf in trrms of sizcrnd population. Famous for itsanciclt rcadcmics and itsindusrry, Nuln is rhc homcof vast forgcs and thc ImpcrialCunncry School. Thc uniforms -. Thc city banncr ofNuln dcpicts a goldcn lior holding thc scrlcs of iudgcmcnt - asymbol of Vcrcna, goddcss of lcarning. A blindfoldcd maidcncrrrying scrlcs is anothcr populrr morif amongst many units ofNuln. Orhcr symbols vhich appcar lrcqucntly on rcgimcntalshiclds rnd banncrs, arc cannons, thc famous bridgc of Nuln, andvariations of thc lion.

Some reoered guns haoe seencenturies of noble seroice ond haDe uell-e sto 6 li shed repu to ti ons. Some ortillerypieces beor astate seol orcoster's motk.

This proctice is discouroged 6y the ImperialCollege of Engineers ond the Imperiol Gunnery School, uho see thesuperstition os 6ad for recruitment. As firing on ortillery piece is notoriouslyfilthy uork, often coDeilng the crcD in sootond grime, it is conDenient thot the Nulnuniform colour is 6lack.

Dffirently colouredplumes, sleeoes, or rib ons ore used todistinquish 6etueen creus. These poirings uill often shore common sym6ols or insignio. Baron Albraht Cruodcl first namcd rnd thc cquippcd thosc undcr his commnd md his som hap,dry. Trslad with protcctilg thc httcris of crnlon and morlar from thc cncmy, Cruodcli Dcfcldcrs hevc lcrtcr fdhdDiscounring vitchcnft ald r fry ill-fatcd misfircs, Cr[ndd's Dcfcndcs havc yct to losc onc of rhcir prccious wr nof grar pridc to thc rcgimcnlt.

To thc north licsruggcd Kislcv, to the south thccurscd lands o[ Sylvania. Othcrlandmarks includc thc ruincd cityof Mordhcim, thc Blcak Moors. X Thc Ostcrmark colours arc purplc and ycllov or purplc andvhitc and lhc statc cmblcm is a crowncd Manticorc, famouslyrcmcmbcring thc talc of thc firsr flccror Count of Ostcrmark'sheroic dcfcat of such a bcast ncar thc World's Edgc Mountains..

Ostlandfhc provincc of Osrland is. Its troopcrs wcar blackald whirc, a combination whichlcnds irsclf to bold halvcdor quartcrcd uniforms, whilcstripcs, chccks, and diamondpattcrns arc popular on hosc orslccvcs. Wcrring thc blrck rnd vhirc of thcir homc provincc, thcbcer oo formrl iosignir but supcrstiriously dccorrtc thcir tnts rnd uniforms vith rf,c bolcs of frllclhck charms.

Evco amoagst thc srubborn Osthodcrs, rhc Fircloqucs of Fcrhagcl hrvc arincd a rcputation forir gun linc rnd unlcrshing vollcy rftcr vollcy of lirc ilto rpproachilg focs. Its wcll-cquippcdrnd profcssional soldicrs arcclothcd in vhitc.

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Thc statcbanncr o[ thc Rcikland dcpictsan Eaglc, in this cascrcprcscnting thc aoddcss Myrmidia, thc patron dcrty of thc artof var. Othcr kcy icons includc a crovn, thc Hammcr ofSigmar, and a svord, symbolising a mighty Runclang. Soldicrs fromRcikland considcr thcmsclvcs to bc supcrior to troops from othcrrcgions, vhich can occasionally lcad to troublc on campaigns.

Irl, tlty- lvl! It guords Ate Bite Pass - the gateuoy to Bretonnis uhere many greotand glorious 6onles haae 6een fought.

Frr ' ,. Manyof its soldicrs bcar simplc armsand atmour and thcrc arc manyrcgimcnts that vear rhc Srirlandcolours of grccn and ycllow onlyin a tokcn fashion, thcir garb oficnvcll-vorn or prtchcd ovcr. Incootrast some Srirland noblcs ovcrcompcnsatc rnd cquip thcirsoldicrs as lavishly as any city-statc.

Thc Banncr of Stirland shovsa skclcton sounding a hunting horn, signifying a call to battlc. Thcskclctol irsclf is a common symbol of thc lands, an cxprcssion ofborh thc Stirland battlc cry 'victory or dcaih- and a grim rcmindcrof thc lands of Sylvania.

Thc wrrcry highvay must bc corstantly prtrollcd, rs tf,c vcahhy mcrchrnt bargcrl, rfiract attcntion of thc vorst kind. Thc Stir Rivcr Patrol usc grccu end vhitc uniforms, no mattcr vf,ic['tf,c mrny fonificd porrs tf,cy usc as r harbour basc. BStirlond's orchers are fomous for their suifness on thefield of 6anle. Thlabeclandfhc vast provincc of. Talabccland is hcavilylorcstcd and sprrscly populatcd. Thc land is namcd aftcr Taal,thc god of bcasts and wildplaccs.

It is considcrcd grcatluck to cross thc rivcr Tahbccand rcgimcnts doing so wil l dipthcir standards into thc watcr,considcring thc act r sacrcdblcssing. Talabccland's colours arc rcd and ycllow and thc statcbanncr is r crovncd caglc. Shiclds rnd banncrs oftcn portrayantlcrs or a trce - both symbols of Taal.

Many soldiers beorsigns of the god as charms to uord off eoil. A mrssivc cratcrscvcnl milcs vidc forms thc bascof a hcrvily fortificd rim wrllthat cncirclcs thc imprcgnablccity. Thc Talabhcim colours arcrcd and vhitc and sincc thc ycarllll thc statc banncr has bccndcoictcd as r varrior maidenbcarirg an icon of thc Impcrirl Griffor holdirg thc Hammcr ofSigmar. As thc ralcs go, it vas such r maidcn, a hcalcr, whotook up rrms and rallicd thc dcfcndcrs to srvc thc plaguc-riddcncity 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 soldicrsrcsoonsiblc for thc dcfcncc of thc cratcr vall. FA 'rcThe imposing touers and fortificotions around the croter uolt ofTalo,hein 6ristle uith an array offormiia1te ieaponry.

Somc rcgimcnts havc pcrformcd lcgcndrry fcats on past battlcficlds that arc forcvcr commcmoratcd by asymbolic changc of uniform dcsign or colour. Thcsc symbols arc commonly rcpcrtcd in various forms by many Altdorf rcgimcnts, who takc righrcous pridc in bcilg thc prc-cmincnt city. Thc lavish uniforms and spit-and-polish of many units hrs cernt thc ciry-srarc a rcputation. Mrny rcgimcnts cclcbratc thcir famous victorics with commcmorativc mcdals or scals. Mony of the Empire's uor machines hoae rich histories ond arc mointained specificolours.

Whether taken frcn honoured disploy out of the most halloued treasury of o fortress or hostily constructed on the eoe of 6ottle, the bonner seroes as o rallying point for a unit ond a rccognition sign for friend ond foe alike.

Thc formrtion rccruits cxclusivcly from othcr Altdorf rcaimcots, picking only thc bcst and brevcst troops out of t[c arar]' its that garrison rhc city valls and watch. Othcr soldicrs instantly rccognizc thc 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 announccs vhcn thc rcgimcnt lcavcs thc city -. L rnd all offcr praisc ro Sigmar ro cnsurc thc salc rcturn of Alrdorf's favourcd sons. I vcalrhy provincc. Its bordcrs includc thc dangcrous Blackfirc Pass, a common invasion routc inro rhc Empirc.

Thc colours of Avcilald arc black and ycllow and rhc soldicrs arc known lor showy unilorms and ostcntrtious war gcar. Thc statc bantrcr is a sun, and has bccn sincc thc surviving noblcs of downfallcl scttlcd in Avcrland. Thc provincc is currcntly without an Elcctor Count and thcrc is talk of rcinstrting thc banncr of thc prcvious houschold.

The loss of o regiment's bonner in bottle is considered o shomeful eoent, eoen in aictory. Likc his farhcr bcforc him, Dukc Bcrrold von Kragsburg is forcvcr r.. Whilc thc scruplcs of thc 'Di4y lDonc mry contcst thc ulit's fightiog prowcss. Guard get -ry. 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 savcd thc lifc oI Empcror Karl Franz vhcn his small hunring cxpcdirion vas assailcd by 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, ambushcs by bandirs or vorsc arc common undcr thc dark cavcs of Hochhnd. Drokaold patrol forces often 6eor colour schemes or eoen emblems linking the oorious regiments ond detachments. X Some regiments odopt icons ond disploy them on uniforms or uargeor.

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 deoices to identify their regiment.

Roads thcorctically conncct rh. Thc vasl tracts of wildcrncss that scparatc villagcs arc akin hostilc tcrritory. For protcction a scrics of forts, fortificd inns and vatchtowcrs arc stationcd along thc highvap. The Gruncaps are oeteran patrollers, ha oing fought mony in the fotest. In this case the main regiment, the Gruncaps, ore green ond red quartered uith o detochment of mostly green - Gundermon's Surefires, ond one of mostlg red - the Crimson Defiants.

All formations are olso interlinhed uith similor insignia, o skull 6adge. J '- Middenheim fowcring abovc thc Drakvald l- ' forest is a shccr-sidcd oinnaclc oI whitc rock rtop vhich sirs thc fortrcss-city of Middcnhcim, rhc City of rhc Whitc Wolf. Thc Whirc Wolf is thc sign of Ullc. Thc Cult of Ulric is ccntrcd around thc rcgiol and thc imprcssivc Tcmple of Ulric is a vondcr of thc city that attracts mary pilgrims.

A povcrful army, clorhcd in thc city-statc colours of bluc and vhitc, garrisons thc nigh-imprcgnablc valls and tirclessly prtrols thc roads lcading to thc Ulricsbcrg - thc rock plrtcau on vhich Middcnhcim stands as if bcsicgcd by thc surrounding forcst. And so it is, for thc Drakwrld is dark, dangcrous, and synonymous with pcril.

Thc Middcnhcim banocr dcpicts rhc Whitc Wolf standing guard ovcr thc fortrcss vrlls and gatcs into thc city - a sign of Ulric prorccting his ovn. Many cannons 6ear markings, sym'ols and colours of their city-stote or prooince. This could be their Elector Count, a locql noble or guild, or eoen o fomed officer. For emmple,Todbringer's Oon is one of many Halberdier regiments ormed ond equipped under the direction of the Elector Count himself.

The oon Strumpet rcgiment is formed around on inspirationol captoin ond the Grimmhogen Suordsmen are poid ond equipped 6y a traders guild from the city street beoilng that title. Mony regiments ueor tokens of Ulric to shoa their dedicotion ond to goin the god's fooour. Becorse of the fosness of the dyes, the shade of 6lue often oaries rcgiments 'etbeen and sometimes eoen uithin the same uniform.

Middcnland is stroogly associatcd wirh Ulrrc, thc god of battlcs, wolvcs, and wintcr. Thc hcarty soldicrs of Middcnland arc quicklv turncd into scasoncd varriors as thc spravling woods of thc untamcd Drakvald harbours coulilcss Goblins, Bcastmcn, and vorsc. Thc statc colour of Middcnlald is bluc, with ribbons and slashing of contrastint colours uscd to idcnrify diffcrcnt rcgimcnts. Thc statc flag bcars a whitc volf, thc symbol of Ulric, thc ancicnt warrior-god of thc Empirc who prc-dates rhc coming of Sigmrr.

Thc Elcctor Coult, Craf Boris Todbringcr, rcsidcs in Middcnhcim and has added a castlc morif dcpicting thc provincc's most importatrt city onto the provincial banncr.

Many sca fortrcsscs rnd vatchlowcrs linc thc coast, as raidcrs from across thc Sca of Clavs arc all too common. Thc statc troops of Nordhnd, including thc Nordland Marincrs, vcar distioctivc bluc and ycllov uniforms. Thc provincial banncr bcars a dcpiction of a sca caglc clutching a shicld vith thc aallcy icon.

Traditionally rhc Elcctor Count of Nordland is rlso thc Princc oI Maricnburg, and this has bccn a point of contcntion sitcc thar ciry scccdcd from thc Empirc.

Orhcr oft-sccn cmblcms il Nordhnd includc thc Impcrial Cross, various ship, anchor or fish dcsigns, and rhc fivc-pointcd crown of thc sca god Manann. Altdorf in trrms of sizc rnd population. Famous for its anciclt rcadcmics and its indusrry, Nuln is rhc homc of vast forgcs and thc Impcrial Cunncry School.

Thc uniforms -. Thc city banncr of Nuln dcpicts a goldcn lior holding thc scrlcs of iudgcmcnt - a symbol of Vcrcna, goddcss of lcarning. A blindfoldcd maidcn crrrying scrlcs is anothcr populrr morif amongst many units of Nuln.

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Orhcr symbols vhich appcar lrcqucntly on rcgimcntal shiclds rnd banncrs, arc cannons, thc famous bridgc of Nuln, and variations of thc lion.

Some reoered guns haoe seen centuries of noble seroice ond haDe uelle sto 6 li shed repu to ti ons. Some ortillery pieces beor a state seol or coster's motk. This proctice is discouroged 6y the Imperial College of Engineers ond the Imperiol Gunnery School, uho see the superstition os 6ad for recruitment.

As firing on ortillery piece is notoriously filthy uork, often coDeilng the crcD in soot ond grime, it is conDenienthot the Nuln uniform colour is 6lack. Dffirently coloured plumes, sleeoes, or rib ons ore used to distinquish 6etueen creus. These poirings uill often shore common sym6ols or insignio. Baron Albraht Cruodcl first namcd rnd thc cquippcd thosc undcr his commnd md his som hap, dry.

Trslad with protcctilg thc httcris of crnlon and morlar from thc cncmy, Cruodcli Dcfcldcrs hevc lcrtcr fdhd Discounring vitchcnft ald r fry ill-fatcd misfircs, Cr[ndd's Dcfcndcs havc yct to losc onc of rhcir prccious wr 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 Blcak Moors. Thc Ostcrmark colours arc purplc and ycllov or purplc and vhitc and lhc statc cmblcm is a crowncd Manticorc, famously rcmcmbcring thc talc of thc firsr flccror Count of Ostcrmark's heroic dcfcat of such a bcast ncar thc World's Edgc Mountains.

TFI: ':j Bi - Armi es from O ster mo r k ha oe crossed their northem border to aid the nation of Kisleo mony times throughout history. Ostland provincc of Osrland is fhc.

Its troopcrs wcar black ald whirc, a combination which lcnds irsclf to bold halvcd or quartcrcd uniforms, whilc stripcs, chccks, and diamond pattcrns arc popular on hosc or slccvcs.

Wcrring thc blrck rnd vhirc of thcir homc provincc, thc bcer oo formrl iosignir but supcrstiriously dccorrtc thcir tnts rnd uniforms vith rf,c bolcs of frllcl hck charms. Evco amoagsthc srubborn Osthodcrs, rhc Fircloqucs of Fcrhagcl hrvc arincd a rcputation for ir gun linc rnd unlcrshing vollcy rftcr vollcy of lirc ilto rpproachilg focs. Its wcll-cquippcd rnd profcssional soldicrs arc clothcd in vhitc.

Thc statc banncr o[ thc Rcikland dcpicts an Eaglc, in this casc rcprcscnting thc aoddcss Myrmidia, thc patron dcrty of thc art of var. Othcr kcy icons includc a crovn, thc Hammcr of Sigmar, and a svord, symbolising a mighty Runclang.

Soldicrs from Rcikland considcr thcmsclvcs to bc supcrior to troops from othcr rcgions, vhich can occasionally lcad to troublc on campaigns. It guords Ate Bite Pass - the gateuoy to Bretonnis uhere many greot and glorious 6onles haae 6een fought.

Many of its soldicrs bcar simplc arms and atmour and thcrc arc many rcgimcnts that vear rhc Srirland colours of grccn and ycllow only in a tokcn fashion, thcir garb oficn vcll-vorn or prtchcd ovcr. In cootrast some Srirland noblcs ovcrcompcnsatc rnd cquip thcir soldicrs as lavishly as any city-statc. Thc Banncr of Stirland shovs a skclcton sounding a hunting horn, signifying a call to battlc.

Thc skclctol irsclf is a common symbol of thc lands, an cxprcssion of borh thc Stirland battlc cry 'victory or dcaih- and a grim rcmindcr of thc lands of Sylvania. Thc wrrcry highvay must bc corstantly prtrollcd, rs tf,c vcahhy mcrchrnt bargc rl, rfiract attcntion of thc vorst kind. Thc Stir Rivcr Patrol usc grccu end vhitc uniforms, no mattcr vf,ic[ 'tf,c mrny fonificd porrs tf,cy usc as r harbour basc. B Stirlond's orchers are fomous for their suifness on thefield of 6anle. Talabccland is hcavily lorcstcd and sprrscly populatcd.

Thc land is namcd aftcr Taal, thc god of bcasts and wild placcs. It is considcrcd grcat luck to cross thc rivcr Tahbcc and rcgimcnts doing so will dip thcir standards into thc watcr, considcring thc act r sacrcd blcssing. Talabccland's colours arc rcd and ycllow and thc statc banncr is r crovncd caglc.

Shiclds rnd banncrs oftcn portray antlcrs or a trce - both symbols of Taal. 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 cncirclcs thc imprcgnablc city.

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Thc Talabhcim colours arc rcd and vhitc and sincc thc ycar llll thc statc banncr has 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 dcfcndcrs to 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 rcsoonsiblc for thc dcfcncc of thc cratcr vall. In addition to the more recogniso6le ortillery p-ieces, such as Greot Cannons ' ond Mortors, cn be found some of the erperimental uorkings of the College of Engineers' Famous Regiments of the Empire Whilc most Empirc troops wcar thcir provincial or city-slatc colours, therc arc notable cxccptions that do not follow rhis tradition.

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 colours and symbols. Helhunten's Rcdeemcrs 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 grccn and ycllow of rhcir homc provincc, choosing instcad black and tan. All mcmbcrs of thc rcgimcnt hrvc expcricnccd loss at the hands of the undcad and havc vowed rcvcnge. APriest of Signar occomponies the unit as the fight is 6oth physicol ond spirituol. Carroburg Greatswords Thc srory of hov thc Carroburg Grcatswords camc to supplant rhcir whitc uniforms for blood rcd oncs has bccomc lcgcnd.

Ir is a tale that Rciklandcrs particularly 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 thcmsclvcs virh dilfcrcntly colourcd plumcs, ribbons, or shicld dcsigns. Thc starc banncr is a whitc lion carrying a pcnnant with a sun, a nod to rhc hcritagc of Sollaod, although thcrc arc somc noblcs vho dispurc rhis and maintain thc oldcr dcsign with thc tvio-tailcd comct on thc lion's banncr.

Troops go r ri soni ng these edifices often adopt a specific plume colour or eoen 6ear o bodge to denote uhich fort they coll home. Alwqrs d Ihc ro iJv ra.

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Likc rll provinccs of thc Empirc, thc Moot maintains troops to guard its bordcrs and to providc troops for thc Empcror's armics.

Halfling militia tcnd to wcar e unifying colour somcwhcrc on thcir kir, oftcn Brccn or rcd, but morc formal uniforms havc bccn obscrvcd.

The banner of the Moot is a Fighting Cocketel. Marie nburg from rhc Empirc in thc ycar thanks to vast bribcs and thc grccd of Empcror Dictcr IV. Now rulcd by Burgomcisrcrs and powcrful mcrcantilc guilds, Maricnburg ficlds a largc army that includcs many wcll-paid mcrccnarlcs. Thc Maricnburg colours arc rcd, bluc and ycllow, and sumptuous showy uniforms arc commonplacc.

Sylvania sa: -: : during what arc no' i. Long rulcd by rhc von Drak :. Thcir ranks are opcn to any noblcs vho arc Ioyal to thc Empcror and includc mcmbcrs from throughout the Empirc.

Although bascd in Altdorf, thc Rciksguard accomPany thc Empcror on all his iourncys and maintain many fortrcsscs and barracks scattcrcd through thc wholc of thc Empire. Thc colours of thc Reiksguard arc rcd and whitc, and thcy traditionally catry symbols of allcgiancc to thc Empcror - thc crowncd skull, laurcl lcavcs, and thc Impcrial Cross.

Rcrks; r ::La:r i nr. Thc Rciksguard oftcn includcs sons of Elcctor Counts ud mcmbcrs from:l: f; ir. A ncwly is givcn r dun rr rlc R:iu:r:ui. This could bc an ordcr lo ioin rhc Empcroi Guerd. Thcsc noblcs see thcmselves as protcctors of rhc people, lands, rnd aims of thcir bcloved nation, and thcy strivc to risc abovc political machinations of individual provinces or city-states. Arraycd in distinctivc furs of grcat hunting cats from thc southern lands, the Knights Panther clad thcmsclvcs in platc armour of silvcr and gold and chargc inro battlc asrridc horscs with distinctivc bluc and gold barding.

Bonner of the Grand Master of the Knights Ponther. The panther sym6olises strength, nobility, and courage. Thc Ordcr can bc found rhroughout rl. Thcy ridc to war barchcadcd, drapcd in thc pclrs of grcat sbrt: r:. Knights of thc Whitc Wolf bcar thc colour red on thcir banncr, barding and sori

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