What is Warhammer 40k?

Warhammer 40,000 or Warhammer 40k is a science ficton table top strategy game. It is set in the year 40,000 and is based on a dystopian future in which perpetual warfare has spread throughout the universe. There are several armies to choose from when constructing an army for gameplay. It is easiest to seperate them first into two sides, the Imperium and the Enemies of the Imperium. The imperium consists of Imperial Guard and the Space marines. There are several factions within each of these armies. The enemies of the imperium include Orks, Eldar, Dark Eldar, Chaos Space Marines, The Tau Empire, Chaos Daemons, Tyranids and Necrons.

How do you play?

Gameplay for Warhammer 40,000 revolves around a number of rules found in various rulebooks and codices as well as rolling several six sided dice. Games can last anywhere from an hour to several days depending on how large the armies involved are and how many players are in a game. In order to play a game a player must have two troop choices and an HQ or a leader. A new player will also need the codex specific to their army in order to fully utilize the rules for that specific army.

Whats the point?

Warhammer 40k is an engrossing hobby with a lot of room for do it yourself projects. From scratch building terrain to painting tiny plastic models of troops there is a lot of room for creativity. The hobby side of the game is a lot of players favorite part. Some of whom don't even end up playing the actual game as they simply enjoy the building and painting of the models.

For more information....

Check out the official website for Games Workshop

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