The alien tau believe it is their manifest destiny to rule the stars. Their emergent empire has expanded rapidly along the Eastern Fringe of the galaxy, and their creed is one of unity and the Greater Good. As adversaries they are formidable, for their fire caste are born to be warriors and their technology is highly advanced. A military war machine like no other, the tau are determined to secure their place amongst the stars and will battle fiercely any who stand in their way...
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.