For ten thousand years, the massed armies of the Astra Militarum have defended the Imperium from the multitudinous horrors that seek to overwhelm it. With guns and tanks, determination and courage, these human soldiers fight across a thousand war zones, in a war that has no ending. This anthology showcases some of the most famous regiments of the Astra Militarum along with their charismatic commanders, heroes such as Commissar Yarrick and Colonel ‘Iron Hand’ Straken.
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Commissar Yarrick, Colonel Straken and Lord Castellan Creed take centre stage in eight tales of the ordinary men and women of the Imperium's armies - including a trilogy of tales featuring Creed and his Cadian Eighth, leading up to the Battle of Tyrok Fields, where the general took command and forged his legend. See exactly what he did to earn the title of Lord Castellan as he saves Cadia from disaster and ruin.