Battlefleet Gothic is a miniature wargame that simulates combat between spaceships.
As in other miniature wargames, players use miniature models to represent warships. The playing field is a large sheet of paper that represents an area of space, upon which players place miniature models of planets, asteroids, and other obstacles. Players take turns move their model warships around the playing field and pretend that their warships are shooting each other. The outcomes of the imaginary fights between the warships are determined by dice rolls.
Battlefleet Gothic was produced by Games Workshop. The first edition was released in 1999. The final edition was released in 2013. Games Workshop no longer supports this game.
Battlefleet Gothic is set in the fictional universe of Warhammer 40,000 — roughly 38,000 years in the future, when humanity has built a massive galactic empire that is beset by alien and supernatural foes.