Cities of Sigmar: Post-Vedra Reformation Military Dynamics
In the aftermath of the Realmgate Wars, the Cities of Sigmar, also known as the Free Cities, emerged as bastions of Order. These cities, strategically built around Realmgates, serve as focal points in the ongoing conflict, marked by a profound transformation post the Vedra Reformation.
Vedra Reformation and Tactical Evolution
The Vedra Reformation stands as a pivotal moment, reshaping the military landscape of Cities of Sigmar. Tahlia Vedra’s innovative defense tactics, born from the crucible of the Battle of Glosson, became the linchpin of the Cities’ resilience. However, the sustainability of this strategy faced challenges due to its labor-intensive nature.
Fortress-City Armies: Unity in Diversity
Fortress-City Armies represent the robust defenses of well-established cities. Darkling Covens, Dispossessed, Ironweld Arsenal, Collegiate Arcane, Order Serpentis, and Shadowblades seamlessly collaborate, providing a multifaceted defense against external threats.
Castelite Hosts: Streamlined Defense
Post-Vedra Reformation, Dawner Crusades morphed into Castelite Hosts, embodying a streamlined and defensive approach. Led by Freeguild Marshals, these armies are characterized by well-drilled regiments equipped with mobile fortifications, transforming into living, moving castles.
Military Heraldry: From Chaos to Order
The Vedra Reformation ushered in a new era of order in military heraldry. Standardization replaced the chaotic amalgamation, symbolizing a cohesive identity for the Cities of Sigmar, fostering unity in the face of adversity.
Maritime Dominance: Scourge Privateers' Influence
The Scourge Privateers emerge as the de facto navy of the Free Cities, navigating both the open seas and the clandestine criminal underworld. Swift strikes, expert Corsairs, Scourgerunner Chariots, and the taming of formidable warbeasts underscore their maritime prowess.