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Ostmark is a large province within the Empire of Germania, where it lies in the south of the empire dominated by its capital of Mordheim which is a major battleground between Chaos and the forces of Order.

Ostmark is split between two major ethnic groups in the form of the Teutons, and the Menotens and while the population of the Menotens is in the minority this is only due to the sheer volume of Teutons in the province, and in eastern Ostmark the Menotens are utterly dominent while in the west this same dominence is held by the Teutons.

Ostmark is ruled by the Elector Count of Ostmark of which is held hereditary by House Ludenhof, of whom has held the title since the conquering of Ostmark by Sigmar. Beneath the Elector Count stands the Guild Masters of Ostmark of whom are the leading merchant families of Ostmark and they hold a large amount of sway at the court of Ostmark.

Ostmark would first become a province in the Empire of Germania during the rise of Sigmar, and unlike many of the regions of Germania the region of Ostmark would surrender to him following the massive fighting in Ostmark as they did not wish to end with the same fate, and thus Ostmark became one of the most important of the early provinces of The Empire.

Geography

History

Early History

Ostmark would first become a province in the Empire of Germania during the rise of Sigmar, and unlike many of the regions of Germania the region of Ostmark would surrender to him following the massive fighting in Ostmark as they did not wish to end with the same fate, and thus Ostmark became one of the most important of the early provinces of The Empire.

Dead Invasion of Germania

Main Article : Dead Invasion of Germania

Arthas Invades Germania
This monster has crushed all resistance before him. He defeated the Austrians at Nuln. Crushed the wolves of Middenland at their own capital. Broke our army at Castle Nunenstein. Tell me my Emperor. How can we stop him? What do we do?

Following the Battle of Fornost the army of Arthas Menathil would move northward gathering significant reinforcements from the casualties of the Fornost region and then increasingly more as they moved through the war torn regions of Arnor. The rapidly expanding army of Arthas Menathil carves its way through Arnor, and Priam secretly commands the forces of Austria to do there best to avoid conflict with his army and instead begs for assistance from Karl Franz of whom begins rallying forces with the nearby forces of Slovakia, and Ostmark of whom were already rallying troops.

Galindus Vapnisson would despite his own strong desire to not remain be left behind as the regent of Kosice when his father Edgin Vapnisson and elder brother Volham Vapnisson rallied much of there forces to join the army of Slovakia in resisting the invasion of Arthas, and thus would be within the walls of Kosice when a small splinter force of Arthas Menathil put Kosice under siege.

Battle of Nuln

Pushed back at great cost from the inner gatehouse leading to the main city, the forces of Arthas would retreat out of Nuln but he left a splinter force behind with commands to kill and burn as much of the taken portion of the city as possible while the majority of the army retreated northward.

Invading the Lands of Ulric

Following the Battle of Nuln and with the city nearly defenseless the movement of Arthas north would finally cause the forces of Middenland and the Ulric worshipers to make a move to truly enter the conflict. The army of Arthas would move directly through the center of Wissenland forcing the Elector Count there in the form of Alberich Anderssen to raise his armies, but not having enought forces ready that quickly he could not engage the skeletal army of Arthas and instead followed it as it moved through central Wissenland and north into Middenland.

Battle of Middenheim

The combined forces of Middenland, Wissenland, and a small force from the Kingdom of Galia would mass outside of the city of Middenheim for the defence of the Ulric capital of which the Arthas army finally seemed intent on a fight as it moved towards the army. Following the defeat of the force besieging Kosice it would be Galindus that rallied the broken forces of House Vapnisson following the defeat of his father and brother and led them north where they would fight at the Battle of Middenheim where he would be horrified to discover his brother and father had been reanimated and now fought for Arthas and although he was able to end his brother his father would escape the battle with Arthas.

Battle of Nunenstein Castle

Battle of Aldorf

Following the forces of Arthas breaking through the fortress of Nunenstein Castle the army of Bavaria would be marshaled in its entirety and moved itself to Aldorf. While the Bavarians were mobilizing the long awaited reinforcements of Hannover moved into the province arriving west of Aldorf bolstering the defenders, but still paling in comparison to the forces they knew would be arrayed by Arthas Menathil.

Breaking out of Denmark

Defeated for the first time at the Battle of Aldorf the dead army of Arthas would make a move northward towards Denmark with their diminished forces, with this movement unable to be chased by the Hannover, and Bavarian Army due to the casualties they had suffered themselves.

Government

Ostmark is ruled by the Elector Count of Ostmark of which is held hereditary by House Ludenhof, of whom has held the title since the conquering of Ostmark by Sigmar. Beneath the Elector Count stands the Guild Masters of Ostmark of whom are the leading merchant families of Ostmark and they hold a large amount of sway at the court of Ostmark.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Ostmark is split between two major ethnic groups in the form of the Teutons, and the Menotens and while the population of the Menotens is in the minority this is only due to the sheer volume of Teutons in the province, and in eastern Ostmark the Menotens are utterly dominent while in the west this same dominence is held by the Teutons.