Empire Grand Masters are the highest ranking Knight within a Knightly Order, and is typically a warrior and leader of his own Chapter of Imperial Knights.
Grandmaster is a warrior and leader of unparalleled valor, having fought in dozens of battles and whose military prowess is beyond question. An Elector Count can request that a Knightly Order fight alongside his army, but the decision to ride out lies solely with the Grand Master himself. This makes the Grand Master a very powerful individual within the Empire, a power that is equal to an Empire General. When an Elector Count petitions a Knightly Order for aid, it is sometimes a condition that the Grand Master himself takes command of the army. Most Elector Counts are only too happy for a general of such superlative ability to lead his troops into battle.
Known Grand Masters
- Artur von Pretzer, Grand Master and Commander of the Knights of the North Star. [2a]
- Kurt Helborg, Grand Master of the Reiksguard and Reiksmarshal of the Empire.
- Rein Volkhard, Grand Master of the Knights of the White Wolf.
- Hans Leitdorf, Grand Master of the Knights of Sigmar's Blood.
- Leopold von Raukov, Grand Master of the Knights of the Bull.
- Werner von Kriegstadt, Grand Master of the Knights Panther.
Weapons and Equipment
- 6th Edition: Barded Warhorse, Full Plate Armour, Hand Weapon, Lance, Shield. May have Magic Items. Grandmaster of the Order of the White Wolf must swap Lance and shield for Cavalry Hammer. [1a]
- 1: Warhammer Armies: The Empire (6th Edition)
- 1: Armies of the Empire, pg. 26
- 2: Salzenmund (book)
- 2a: Grandmaster Artur von Pretzer, pg. 31