I'm trying to throw together an Empire force for the summer's Nemesis Crown events at my local hobby store. The June and July events are 1000 pt - per player multi-player team games. So far, I'm considering the following:

Heroes –
Armor of Meteoric Iron
Sword of Might

Priest of Sigmar
Heavy Armor and Shield
Doomfire Ring

Core Units –
10 Handguns
Musician, Marksman
Hochland Long Rifle

20 Halberds
full command

8 Knights
full command

Special Units –

Rare Units –
Dogs of War Giant

That's 995 points by my count. I really like the Empire's Holy Roman Empire theme, and the Giant puts a great Brothers Grimm fantasy theme to it. Let me know what you think.