Warhammer 40,000

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Warhammer 40,000 (informally known as Warhammer 40K, WH40K, W40K or just 40K) is the sister game to Warhammer Fantasy. It is a science fantasy game produced by Games Workshop, and is currently the most played tabletop wargame in the world (by a considerable margin). The game depicts combat between the armies of the fictional universe of the 41st millennium using 28 mm scale (approximately 1:65) miniature figurines which represent futuristic soldiers, creatures and vehicles of war. Lines of these miniatures are produced by Games Workshop and Forge World and are available at their real-world and online stores. There are currently eleven rival factions to choose from and none are unambiguously good. The ethos is well summed up by the game's subtitle slogan:

"In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war."

The game contains a number of races that have a direct parallel with Warhammer Fantasy (for example, 40k's Orks, paralleling the Orcs and Goblins). Chaos Dwarfs had a parallel in the Chaos Squats during the early days of the game, but were quickly discontinued.

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The Warhammer 40,000 homepage

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