Talk:The Empire (Warhammer)

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The link for Kislev in this article sends you to an article about a Hebrew month, not one about the ficticious Russia-based nation of the Warhammer world.

This seems to be fixed. 15:37, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Colour Magic[edit]

As the eight winds of magic seems to be tied to the Empire (rather than being accepted and used as an "explanation" of magic world-wide) wouldn't it be appropriate to add such a section (or link, if a separate article exists)? 15:39, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Does anyone have a good picture of the Wheel of Magic (showing the eight winds, as well as their relation to each other)? 15:41, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

The Provinces[edit]

Most of the information on the provinces here is woefully out of date, probably because the official background has changed substantially over the last ten-fifteen years. Many fans are very attached to the old 3rd edition background, and the information here seems to be an attempt to fudge the issue and retaining as much of the older stuff as possible. This doesn't stop it being wrong, though- an awful lot of the information presented here has no basis in the current written background at all.

Perhaps a compromise could be reached where the correct (current) information is presented here, but the older background is linked to or referenced in some other way?

Yes, there should always be a mention of how GW has changed what is the background material. Mathmo Talk 08:56, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
I have added an article about the region of Talabecland and will continue to update the other articles regarding the Provices using what Information I can gleam from the Empire army book.

If you could think of ways for to improve my Articles I have written just message me.--Erstedorf 15:52, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Hi I think its true what you say but I also have something to add when we speak about provinces. I dont know much about it but I know it was abbandoned and that it exists. Neuland on the island of Albion or something like that I have heard a lot of and it would be fun to read something about that in your special province section. —Preceding unsigned comment added by King Cheos (talkcontribs) 10:43, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Interview with Graham McNeill (Empire 7th ed designer)[edit]

There's an interview with Graham McNeill, the designer of the new Army Book for the Empire available on the warvault. Great source of info for an "army design" section if anyone is planning on making one.

Add section on Colleges of Magic[edit]

Should a section be added about the colleges of magic? They are mentioned a frequently in Empire articles yet there is no information about them. --^_^ z0rgani5t^_^ 11:47, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Empire07.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot 05:00, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Everything's German![edit]

Hello there! I don't know anything about Warhammer, I only read this page because the new Warhammer Online looks interesting. Being from Germany I noticed that nearly everything in the Warhammer Empire has a german name (persons, cities...). I'm curious to why that is. Does anyone know? (talk) 13:05, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Eh, the basis of The Empire was around Germanic themes. It is essentially The Holy Roman Empire in a Fantasy setting. Mythicalmonk (talk) 04:40, 22 January 2009 (UTC)


The article states that the names etc. of The Empire are Germanic in Tone, linking to the German language article, and I changed it to German in Tone, but my edit was reverted. The thing is that 'Germanic' is associated with the various Germanic languages, such as English, Swedish, Dutch, and of course German. The names are clearly inspired by the Holy Roman Empire and German, so my opinion is that we should use the word 'German' instead. --Oscararon (talk) 12:34, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

The sentence as it is uses the adjective form of Germanic, defined as follows:
Ger·man·ic (jər-mān'ĭk) adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of Germany or its people, language, or culture.
I thought it was more appropriate, but either way would suffice. Gizzakk (talk) 12:09, 15 February 2010 (UTC)