The Grand Duchy of Middenland
state colour: blue
Elector: Boris Todbringer
Provincial capital: Middenheim
Middenland has long been one of the most important of the Imperial provinces, and many Emperors have come from here. Despite this, it is a desolate place of bad soil and unforgiving climate. Impenetrable forests, home to innumerable beastmen, cover much of the land. The Drakwald Forest is particularly notorious. All know the tale of the province of Drakwald’s destruction by beastmen long ago, and few dare walk its shadowed pathways. It is no great surprise that the people of this harsh land favour Ulric above Sigmar.
Much damage to the province was done by Archaon’s invasion. Many towns and small villages were devastated as the starving barbarian horde searched ever more desperately for food. Life is beginning to return to some communities, but others may be gone for good.
The city of Carroburg, known for its famous Greatswords regiment, lies in the south of the province near the River Reik. Carroburg has been the site of many battles between warring Middenland nobility, and has at times served as the provincial capital. The most famous battle was the siege in 1865 prosecuted by the Count of Middenland against his rival in Carroburg. The city was garrisoned by Reikland troops, including the Count of Reikland’s own Greatswords; the regiment fought until their white uniforms had turned red with the blood of their enemies. By tradition, from that day onward the Carroburg Greatswords have worn dark red uniforms. The Steam Tank Von Zeppel was once engaged in battle with the Skaven at Carroburg.
See also A War among the Wolves: a folk tale of Middenland