Empire Swordsmen

Empire Swordsmen leading the charge

Empire Swordsmen are one of the most common basic line-infantry fielded by the Empire. Swordsmen are expert fencers, equipped with the standard swords and shield and fight in a loose formation which allows them to maneuver in close combat.[1a]

These daring soldiers are often romantized by Imperial poets as tall dashing figures, often bravely engaging the best enemy regiments with only their bravery and combat skill, striking an opponent's weak spot while knowing how to defend himself with his battle-worn shield. This, along with their tremendous skill with the sword and their flexible formation makes them a tough challenge for even the most skilled opponents, providing the Empire with powerful offensive capability.[1a]

They wear highly ornamental half-plate armor that bears the emblems of the Empire, their provinces, and other personal heirlooms and talismans. With the Empire housing many of the finest fencing schools within the Old World, many have regarded the Empire as having one of the best swordsmen in all of the human kingdoms, and some say are even better than the fearsome swordsmen of distant Estalia.[2a]


  • 1: Warhammer Armies: The Empire (8th Edition)
    • 1a: pg. 38
  • 2: Warhammer Armies: The Empire (5th Edition)
    • 2a: pg. 28

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