From Art of Games Workshop
Jump to: navigation, search

Warhammer 40,000 is a miniature wargame that simulates terrestrial battles between futuristic armies. It is one of the most popular miniature wargames in the world.[1][2]

As in other miniature wargames, players use miniature models made of plastic or metal to represent warriors and fighting vehicles. The playing field is a tabletop model of a battlefield, comprising miniature models of buildings, hills, trees, and other landmarks. Players take turns to play through 4 basic game phases. The movement phase where a player can elect to move some or all of his models a set distance measured using tape measures, the psychic phase where any units with psychic ability can attempt to manifest their psychic powers, the shooting phase where the players roll a series of dice to resolve the outcome of any shots fired and the assault phase where the outcome of any physical or hand to hand attacks are determined by dice rolls. Once these 4 phases have been resolved then the second player takes his part of the turn and repeats the process. Usually a game of warhammer 40,000 consists of five turns. Depending on the size of game this can take anything from just a single hour to several days.

Whereas some other miniature wargames are recreations of historical warfare, Warhammer 40,000 has a fictional theme; a blend of science-fiction and fantasy. The models in the game are a mixture futuristic warriors, aliens, and supernatural monsters, with battles taking place on alien worlds. Warhammer 40,000 is set in the distant future, where a stagnant human civilization is beset by hostile aliens and malevolent supernatural creatures.

Warhammer 40,000 was developed by Rick Priestley as a science-fiction version of Warhammer Fantasy Battle. The first edition of the rulebook was published in October 1987. The latest edition is the eighth, which was published in June 2017.

Warhammer 40,000 has spawned a number of spin-off tabletop games. These include Battlefleet Gothic, which simulates spaceship combat, and Space Hulk, which simulates indoors combat. It has also spawned a large number of computer games, such as the Dawn of War series.

Media in category "40k"

The following 200 files are in this category, out of 581 total.

(previous page) (next page)(previous page) (next page)