Three things make the Empire great, faith, steel and gunpowder! - Magnus the Pious
The Empire 8.0
And here it is, the new Empire rule book. The big changes are, new rules for detachments, the demigryphon knight (mosterus cavalry), some changes to the artillery, the steam tanks is now a bit more easy to play with, and we have to new magical chariots to play with.
I have just played one battle so far, with another one coming up this weekend. I will keep giving my opinion about the new rules as i get some more playtime with the new rules.