The Empire is the largest and most powerful nation in the world of Warhammer Fantasy. Populated by regular humans, the Empire is a pillar of civilised society in an otherwise primitive and barbaric landscape. Their confederation of provinces, ruled by an elected Emperor, is under constant threat from Orcs, Goblins and Beastmen. The Empire defends itself with the most diverse and well-organised army in the Old World. It contains distinct artillery, cavalry and infantry units, including the latest steampowered warmachines. Armed with these weapons of war, The Empire can very firmly hold its grip on power.