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A map showing several roads of The Empire.

People travel upon roads, which connect cities, towns, provinces and nations to each other. It must be noted that a substantial part of the traffic is handled by boats sailing upon rivers.


Roads are obvious military assets as armies will use them to march towards the enemy. They also influence the local economy as they connect cities and markets. Travellers and merchants pay tools to the local authorities. A part of the tolls is expended in the maintenance of the road itself.

Another part will pay for Roadwardens, who constantly patrol the roads searching for signs of bandits, beastmen, goblins and simple road damage.

Roads in The Empire

Most roads in The Empire are prmitive, dangerous affairs, and the majority of the Empire's traffic travels along its wide Rivers. [1]

  • Great North Road [2]
Beginning in Marienburg, the Great North Road goes north-east towards Middenheim continues through Salzenmund and Salkalten and ends in Erengrad.
  • Old Dwarf Road [3]
Begins in Karaz-a-Karak and crosses the Border Princes. On its way north it crosses the Black Mountains through the Black Fire Pass. Arriving in The Empire the road passes by Grenzstadt and Averheim before ending in Wurtbad.
  • Old Forest Road [4]
Beginning in Wurtbad, the Old Forest Road goes north towards Talabheim and ends in Middenheim.
  • unidentified road [5]
Beginning in Montfort, the road crosses the Grey Mountains through Axe Bite Pass. On its way north it passes by Helmgart and Bögenhafen before ending in Altdorf.
  • Great Reik Road[6]
Road in Reikland. Its exact location is unknown, though it may be the unidentified road mentioned above.
  • Altdorf-Weismund Road[7]
Presumably beginning in Altdorf and ending in Weismund, a town in Middenland. Passes through a shrine to Taal.
Begins in Talabheim and ends in Bechafen, via Wolfenburg and Volganof.
Begins in Hergig and travels north through Volganof to Salkaten, an Ostland town on the Great North Road.
Branches off from the Gloom Road in Volganof and goes directly north to Erengrad.
  • unidentified road[11]
Connects Salkaten and Ferlangen.
Begins in Wolfenburg and ends in Krudenwald, on the Old Forest Road
Connects southern Ostland to Delberz, along the Altdorf-Middenheim Road
  • Altdorf-Middenheim Road[14]
Goes from Altdorf to Middenheim via Delberz

Roads in Border Princes

Branches off the Old Dwarf Road south of Black Fire Pass and travels south to Barak Varr.
Branching off the South Road, it travels through Border Princes and south around Tilea. Further south, it is known as the Pavona Road or Lissa Road.
Branching off from the Khyprian road, it runs along the coast. It continues through Barak Varr and over Death Pass.
  • The Arabyan Trail[18]
Begins in Barak Varr, and presumably continues to Araby.

Roads Going East

Beginning in Kislev, Skull road goes over High Pass and continues eastward.
The Silver Road starts in Karaz-A-Karak and travels east into The Dark Lands.
  • The Pass to the East[21]
One of the routes to Cathay, it travels through the Ogre Kingdoms and most likely over Peak Pass into the Empire.
A route to Cathay south of the Pass to the East, it passes through Greasus Goldtooth's Kingdom and the Sentinels, before likely going over Death Pass or Mad Dog Pass and therefore ending in Barak Varr.
This road branches off from the Ivory Road at the Sentinels. It goes south and east to the Kingdom of Ind.

Roads Elsewhere

A road going from east to west Tilea. Goes over Old Dwarf Pass.

See also

Notes & sources

  1. Warhammer Armies: The Empire (8th Edition) p.25
  2. Uniforms & Heraldry of The Empire p.4 - Warhammer Armies: The Empire (4th Edition) p.6 - Warhammer Armies: The Empire (6th Edition) p.5 - Warhammer Armies: The Empire (7th Edition) p.8
  3. Uniforms & Heraldry of The Empire p.4 - Warhammer Armies: The Empire (4th Edition) p.6 - Warhammer Armies: The Empire (6th Edition) p.5 - Warhammer Armies: The Empire (7th Edition) p.8
  4. Uniforms & Heraldry of The Empire p.4 - Warhammer Armies: The Empire (4th Edition) p.6 - Warhammer Armies: The Empire (6th Edition) p.5 - Warhammer Armies: The Empire (7th Edition) p.8
  5. Uniforms & Heraldry of The Empire p.4 - Warhammer Armies: The Empire (4th Edition) p.6 - Warhammer Armies: The Empire (6th Edition) p.5 - Warhammer Armies: The Empire (7th Edition) p.8
  6. Warhammer Armies: The Empire (8th Edition) pg. 14
  7. Warhammer Armies: Wood Elves (8th Edition) pg. 32
  8. Warhammer Rulebook (8th Edition) pg. 453
  9. Warhammer Rulebook (8th Edition) pg. 453
  10. Warhammer Rulebook (8th Edition) pg. 453
  11. Warhammer Rulebook (8th Edition) pg. 453
  12. Sigmar's Heirs p.49
  13. Sigmar's Heirs p.49
  14. Sigmar's Heirs p.57
  15. Warhammer Armies: Dogs of War (5th Edition) p.88
  16. Warhammer Armies: Dogs of War (5th Edition) p.88
  17. Warhammer Armies: Dogs of War (5th Edition) p.88
  18. Warhammer Armies: Dogs of War (5th Edition) p.88
  19. Warhammer Rulebook (8th Edition) pg. 196
  20. Warhammer Rulebook (8th Edition) pg. 196
  21. Warhammer Rulebook (8th Edition) pg. 196, 267
  22. Warhammer Rulebook (8th Edition) pg. 196, 267
  23. Warhammer Rulebook (8th Edition) pg. 267
  24. Warhammer Armies: Dogs of War (5th Edition) p.88