Kislev is a minor faction in Total War: Warhammer and Total War: Warhammer II.
They are the northernmost nation of men, living between the civilized nations of men and Dwarfs of the south and the barbaric tribes of the Chaos Wastes to the north. Kislev appears in The Old World and Mortal Empires campaigns.
Though they have their own category on the Diplomacy screen, they still use the Empire unit roster.
In Warhammer Fantasy lore, Kislev is strongly based of Russia, Poland and common slavic references, Kislev has one single unit, the winged lancers, that are heavily inspired by the famous Polish Winged Hussars. Cossacs are russian frontier settlers in steppes and foremountains in settles called "stanitsa". The country of Kislev is led by a Tzar or Tzarina and is a strong ally of The Empire.
The land of Kislev bears a unique magic not found anywhere else in the world: Ice Magic, also known as the Lore of Ice. This incredibly dangerous and deadly magic flows throughout the entire region, and its power is at its strongest inside its borders and in cold weathers.
- Kislev is currently treated as just another faction in the Empire category, sharing the technology and graphics with it. However, it is a distinct subgroup in the game's files and has some unique commandments included, indicating its role might be expanded in the future.
- Their faction capital (not racial capital) is the city of Kislev in the Southern Oblast.