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Sigmar's Sons (Swordsmen) is a Empire melee infantry unit. The heart of any battle and the embodiment of Sigmar's will as they heroically engage the foe.


Whilst on campaign against the many barbarian tribes, the Grand Theogonist had been so impressed by the Red Masquers' repeated refusal to retreat in the face of the baying hordes that he gave them his official commendation, renaming them Sigmar's Sons in honour of their heroic bravery. Since that day, it has been their tradition for each of their number to have the hammer of Sigmar tattooed upon his chest in recognition of Volkmar's accolade. Some of them go so far as to have their entire bodies tattooed with different scenes from Sigmar's life, believing that such dedication will lend them strength when they need it most, in the heat of battle.

Though Sigmar's Sons boast that they are as skilled in battle as any knight of the Empire – and have proved it on more than one occasion – it is their faith that is their most potent weapon against evil. When battle is joined, the righteous anger that seethes in their hearts drives them deep into enemy ranks, swords hacking and stabbing without pity.

When Karl Franz sent for aid from Talabecland, the barracks that contained Sigmar's Sons was the Kriegmarshal's first port of call. There, he hand-picked the best of their number to join the crusade, reasoning that Volkmar would need a cadre of men he could trust in the tumultuous days ahead.[1]


  • Shielded: Shields have a chance of blocking arrows, bolts, rifle shots and similar small arms fire - but only in a forward facing arc.
  • Unbreakable: This unit does not suffer any form of Icon morale.pngleadership loss and will never rout.


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Just use them as a meat shield while your better units flank the enemy and finish the job. Always have more units, Always.