Warzone Imperial Corporation History: For all the achievements of the Imperial Corporation, their history is forever darkened by events that changed the world of mankind forever. During the pre-Exodus migration from Earth it was the navigational space-faring skills of Imperial that allowed it to rise in power until it was on a par with the other megacorporations. Although the smallest of the corporations their imperialistic nature has allowed them to keep step as the great powers of the solar system jostled for power. Their success is due to the caliber of the common citizens and not to the corporate leadership, which has earned a well-deserved reputation for bad judgment.
It was the Imperial Conquistadors on Pluto that first unearthed the so-called Steel Tablet, a careless act, which released the Dark Symmetry into the Solar system. And yet it was also the Imperial Corporation who designed the first Harrison Drives, which enabled travel through the spatial rifts and effectively saved mankind from despair after the collapse of so much of his precious technology. But then, in a repetition of history, and true to their inquisitive nature, it was the Imperial Conquistadors landing on the tenth planet Nero who unwittingly invited the Dark Legion itself into the world of mankind. And they are yet to redeem themselves for that catastrophic act.
Imperial Military: Like the civilian population the Imperial military is characterized by outstanding troops which are let down by poor leadership and relatively poor equipment. Imperial officers can be split into two distinct groups. Solid, experienced individuals who have earned their promotion on the battlefield and risen up through the ranks. These leaders are afforded the greatest respect and can ask great things of the men who serve under them. In contrast there are the privileged officers who view the battlefield as a means of achieving impressive trinkets with which to adorn their shiny military uniforms. Unfortunately these upper class fools are in the majority and many a campaign has ended in bloody catastrophe as a result of their lack of experience and self-inflated bravado. Amongst the battle-hardened veterans of the Imperial forces such officers are known as 'fops'! And yet, even as they are the focus of much derision, they are still obeyed as the officers they are.
Imperial can however boast some of the most famous special force units in the solar system. Most notably, the awesome Blood Berets who were formed up during the Venusian Crusade and played a major role in pushing back the demonic horde of Algeroth. They are trained for jungle fighting, and renowned for their refusal to give ground.
Then there are the Wolfbane Commandos, whose members are required to give up their Clan name before being allowed to join. These fearsome warriors are often used as shock troops by Imperial, sent in against seemingly impregnable positions. The fact that they so often achieve their objectives is not a testament to the good tactics of their superiors but to their skill and simple refusal to accept failure.