They are the Shield of Humanity, the Hammer of the Emper - in the entire known galaxy there is no force as numerous and determined in the defence of mankind as the Astra Militarum. Be it the war-hardened veterans of the Brimlock Eleventh, sent to rid a world of feral greenskins in the hopes of colonization; the dogged and resolute infantry of the Mordian Iron Guard, battling dread xenos to secure a mining world; or the steel-hearted Commissar Flint, leading a regiment of the Vostroyan Firstborn to quell a rebel uprising, the men and women of the Imperial Guard strive tirelessly to enact the will of Terra and defeat the enemies of man.
Mark Clapham is the author of the Space Marine Battles novel Tyrant of the Hollow Worlds, the Warhammer 40,000 novel Iron Guard and the short stories 'The Siege of Fellguard', 'The Hour of Hell', 'In Hrondir's Tomb' and 'Sanctified', the last of which appeared in the Black Library anthology Fear the Alien. He lives and works in Exeter, Devon. Andy Hoare is the author of the Space Marine Battles novel The Hunt for Voldorius, as well as the Warhammer 40,000 novels Rogue Star, Star of Damocles, Savage Scars and Commissar. He has also written a number of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 short stories. He spent many years working in the Games Workshop Design Studio and now writes background and rules for Forge World's Imperial Armour and Horus Heresy books. Born in Nottingham, UK and first published in 2000, Richard Williams is the author of the Warhammer novel Reiksguard and the Warhammer 40,000 novels Relentless and Imperial Glory. His short fiction has been included in several Black Library anthologies. In his spare time, he is a theatre director and actor.