Iron Grip: Warlord takes place in the fictional country of Atelia, which was recently invaded by the Confederation. It is a nation rift with apathy, consisting of city-states and nomad tribes with tense allegiances.
As the player, you are one of the many Atelian warriors of Warlord Sahrabís Army. You are charged with the defense of the city-states in a last ditch effort to overcome the invaders. Along with your comrades, either controlled by friends in multiplayer or the computer in single player, you must defend and make a final stand to fight for Atelian independence.