Strife and turmoil, blood and sweat, gun smoke and blazing arcane fire: all of these accompany the blue and gold banner of the Cygnus into battle. Cygnar is a protector of its people at odds with many forces that seek its strength and prosperity for their own. Now Cygnar’s proud military, seasoned by bloody warfare, protects the nation from the wolves of Khador, the pious fires of the Protectorate of Menoth, and the undying legions of Cryx. Forged on the anvil of war, Cygnar’s military forces grow more experienced with each passing day. However, as the Crown calls for recruits and rewards the valiant with gold coin and commissions earned in service, the ominous pressures of a war on many fronts drains the nation’s coffers. Younger and younger recruits enlist each day, and the training period for infantry has intensified. Many say that Cygnar’s vanguard is their advanced mechanika; indeed, the nation is unequalled in the synthesis of magic and science. Their advanced technology is evident in the varied strengths of their troops from specialty forces such as the fabled Stormblades and units of gun mages down to trencher and long gunner infantry. The Royal Navy too is peerless in its might because of mechanika support for its ships, and it has become crucial in preventing incursions from the sea in recent times. As new warjacks trundle off assembly lines, mechaniks find themselves forced to implement alterations in the field to suit the conditions of combat. It would seem that war is changing the pace of Cygnar’s technology as swiftly as it is changing the pace of its people. Their foundries produce more weapons, warjacks, alchemical components, and material to support the war effort, and goods and rare materials throughout the kingdom are now rationed for the military. In truth, the Cygnaran spirit resting in the hearts of its soldiers is the military’s true strength. Even after massive losses over the past campaign season, so many of them are still eager to take up arms and fight despite the risks. They are more than willing and ready to defend themselves and their beloved kingdom from those who would crush the principles of freedom and all for which Cygnar stands.