Warhammer 40k is a miniatures wargame designed and produced by Games Workshop (located in Nottingham, England) that features highly detailed scale models
allowing you to join the fight for survival and conquest in a dystopian science fiction future. Where Age of Sigmar is a skirmish level game, 40k features grand armies, tanks and aircraft all mobilized for war. Essentially mankind has reached and conquered most of the known galaxy with the guidance of the Emperor, an immortal psychic of nearly limitless power. After a tragic civil war (known as the Horus Heresy) sets the empire of man (known as the Imperium) on fire, mankind now fights a desperate battle against the numerous alien races among the stars and the chaos filth that threaten it from within. This sets the stage for an epic space-drama with powerful characters, wondrous battlegrounds and unimaginable conflicts. The lore behind 40k is breathtaking in its depth and will inspire hundreds of games. Some players also like to play 40k at a competitive level, using unique tournament rules (supplied by third-party groups) to adjust some of the game play mechanics. Since 40k is a very narrative (story-driven) game, some units are more effective than others, so these tournament packs (or “Comp systems”) attempt to add a level of balance to the game for more competitive play. No matter what type of game you play, Warhammer 40,000 has the flexibility to entertain you for years.
Starting the Game?
If you are new to the game or looking to learn more, each of these pages is an invaluable resource. Through these links you can learn about gameplay, where to start your purchases and see some games in action.
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