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9th Oct '17 3:48:44 AM Willbyr
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'': A skirmish level small unit combat set on the human [[WretchedHive Hive World]] of Necromunda, with mostly human factions fighting an underground gang-war. It is the SciFiCounterpart to the Warhammer Fantasy skirmish game TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'': A skirmish level skirmish-level small unit combat set on the human [[WretchedHive Hive World]] of Necromunda, with mostly human factions fighting an underground gang-war. It is the SciFiCounterpart to the Warhammer Fantasy ''Warhammer'' skirmish game TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}.''TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}''.



* [[http://necromunda-underhivewars.com/ Necromunda: Underhive Wars]]: An upcoming adaptation of Necromunda made by the same developers behind MordheimCityOfTheDamned

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* [[http://necromunda-underhivewars.''[[http://necromunda-underhivewars.com/ Necromunda: Underhive Wars]]: Wars]]'': An upcoming adaptation of Necromunda ''Necromunda'' made by the same developers behind MordheimCityOfTheDamned ''Mordheim''.
9th Oct '17 12:18:33 AM SergeshD123
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* [[http://necromunda-underhivewars.com/ Necromunda: Underhive Wars]]: An upcoming adaptation of Necromunda made by the same developers behind MordheimCityOfTheDamned
6th Oct '17 6:48:46 PM Malady
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13th Sep '17 9:15:04 AM MinisterOfSinister
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Worst of all are [[TheLegionsOfHell the forces of Chaos]], which live and thrive in the Warp, [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil sustained by the emotions of living beings]], [[TheCorruption corrupting all it touches]], and [[GreaterScopeVillain the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]]. They are known for ripping [[NegativeSpaceWedgie holes in reality]] through which countless [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daemons]] and [[EvilCounterpart Chaos]] [[TheDarkSide Space Marines]] periodically emerge to attempt to bring the universe to further ruin, the most recent of which now stretches across the entire ''galaxy'' and has split the Imperium in two.

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Worst of all are [[TheLegionsOfHell the forces of Chaos]], which live and thrive in the Warp, Warp led by {{four|IsDeath}} [[GodOfEvil ruthless, destructive deities]], [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil are sustained by the emotions of living beings]], [[TheCorruption corrupting all it touches]], corrupt everything they touch]] and [[GreaterScopeVillain are the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]]. They are known for ripping [[NegativeSpaceWedgie large holes in reality]] through which countless [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Chaos Daemons]] and [[EvilCounterpart Chaos]] [[TheDarkSide Space Marines]] periodically emerge to attempt to bring the universe to further ruin, the most recent of which now stretches across the entire ''galaxy'' and has split the Imperium in two.
3rd Sep '17 4:30:04 PM WillBGood
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Worst of all are [[TheLegionsOfHell the forces of Chaos]], which live and thrive in the Warp, [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil sustained by the emotions of living beings]], [[TheCorruption corrupting all it touches]], and [[GreaterScopeVillain the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]], known for ripping [[NegativeSpaceWedgie holes in reality]] through which countless [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daemons]] and [[EvilCounterpart Chaos]] [[TheDarkSide Space Marines]] periodically emerge to attempt to bring the universe to further ruin, the most recent of which now stretches across the entire ''galaxy'' and has split the Imperium in two.

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Worst of all are [[TheLegionsOfHell the forces of Chaos]], which live and thrive in the Warp, [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil sustained by the emotions of living beings]], [[TheCorruption corrupting all it touches]], and [[GreaterScopeVillain the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]], darkness]]. They are known for ripping [[NegativeSpaceWedgie holes in reality]] through which countless [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daemons]] and [[EvilCounterpart Chaos]] [[TheDarkSide Space Marines]] periodically emerge to attempt to bring the universe to further ruin, the most recent of which now stretches across the entire ''galaxy'' and has split the Imperium in two.
3rd Sep '17 4:28:00 PM WillBGood
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Worst of all is [[TheLegionsOfHell the forces of Chaos]], which lives and thrives in the Warp, [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil is sustained by the emotions of living beings]], [[TheCorruption corrupts all it touches]], [[GreaterScopeVillain is the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]] and is known for ripping [[NegativeSpaceWedgie holes in reality]] through which countless [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daemons]] and [[EvilCounterpart Chaos]] [[TheDarkSide Space Marines]] periodically emerge to attempt to bring the universe to further ruin, the most recent of which now stretches across the entire ''galaxy'' and has split the Imperium in two.

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Worst of all is are [[TheLegionsOfHell the forces of Chaos]], which lives live and thrives thrive in the Warp, [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil is sustained by the emotions of living beings]], [[TheCorruption corrupts corrupting all it touches]], and [[GreaterScopeVillain is the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]] and is darkness]], known for ripping [[NegativeSpaceWedgie holes in reality]] through which countless [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daemons]] and [[EvilCounterpart Chaos]] [[TheDarkSide Space Marines]] periodically emerge to attempt to bring the universe to further ruin, the most recent of which now stretches across the entire ''galaxy'' and has split the Imperium in two.
26th Aug '17 3:43:24 PM ImaginaryMetroid
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In the distant past, humanity held immeasurable power and glory, but no longer. In the waning years of the 41st millennium, the game's central faction, the [[TheEmpire Imperium of Man]], is a [[{{Dystopia}} paranoid, fascist]] [[TheTheocracy theocratic state]] which spans the galaxy but is struggling mightily to maintain its grip on its territory. Its {{messia|nicArchetype}}h was [[Literature/HorusHeresy laid low by his most beloved son]] and has been [[DarkLordOnLifeSupport locked up on life support]] for more than ten millennia, [[AndIMustScream physically dead yet psychically conscious]]. The incomprehensibly vast [[ChurchMilitant Ecclesiarchy]] [[CorruptChurch commits horrible atrocities in his name (but against his philosophy)]] on an almost-daily basis. The {{Space Marine}}s, capricious, fanatical, [[BioAugmentation genetically engineered]] KnightTemplar {{Super Soldier}}s and the [[AmazonBrigade Sisters of Battle]], equally fanatical, [[KillItWithFire pyromaniacal]] [[ChurchMilitant battle nuns]] serve as the Imperium's special forces, while the [[RedShirtArmy Imperial Guard]], its ''trillions''-strong regular army, takes [[WeHaveReserves disregard for human life]] to new and interesting extremes. A futuristic [[StateSec Inquisition]] ruthlessly hunts down anyone with even the ''slightest'' taint of the [[TheHeretic heretic]], the mutant, or the [[FantasticRacism alien]], even going as far as [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroying entire planets]], ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill just to be sure]]''. Science and technology have [[MedievalStasis scarcely progressed for ten thousand years]], partly because they are treated with fear, [[LostTechnology ignorance]] and [[CargoCult magical superstition]], and partly because the [[{{Cyborg}} Adeptus Mechanicus]], the secretive, [[CyberneticsWillEatYourSoul deranged]] [[MachineWorship machine cult]] that maintains the Imperium's technological base, [[OlderIsBetter by and large sees innovation as blasphemy against the wisdom of the ancients]]. The Warp, the Imperium's only means of FasterThanLightTravel, carries with it a good chance of [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace being ripped apart by daemons in more ways than one]], and [[HumanResources the souls of psychic humans]] are [[PoweredByAForsakenChild consumed in the thousands per day]] to not only power the Astronomican, the psychic navigation aid used to negotiate Warpspace, but to fuel the Emperor's life support mechanism.

As bad as the Imperium is, however, all the other major factions [[BlackAndGrayMorality are just as bad, if not far worse]]. The [[SpaceElves Eldar]], an [[{{Precursors}} ancient, mysterious]] and [[TheChessmaster manipulative]] race [[DyingRace nearly destroyed by the fallout from their ancestors' decadence]], are best known for contriving wars that see billions from other species dead to spare ''[[MoralMyopia mere]] [[ItsAllAboutMe thousands]]'' of their own that fate, while their depraved cousins, the [[EvilCounterpart Dark Eldar]], [[ForTheEvulz happily perpetuate]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath mass slaughter]] and ColdBloodedTorture, both trying to stave off the [[FateWorseThanDeath hellish afterlife]] looming over their entire species. The [[BugWar Tyranids]], a [[HordeOfAlienLocusts mysterious, ever-hungering]] [[OutsideContextProblem extra-galactic race]] guided by a malevolent but [[ItCanThink highly intelligent]] HiveMind, are rampaging across the galaxy, [[PlanetEater consuming planets']] [[PlanetEater biospheres]] to evolve and become stronger. The [[KillerRobot Necrons]], TheRemnant of an ancient alien civilization transformed into vast legions of [[ClarkesThirdLaw incredibly advanced]], [[ImmortalityImmorality undying]], [[RobotWar living metal warriors]], are awakening after millions of years of slumber to reclaim a galaxy they see as rightfully theirs and scour away the taint of organic life. The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]], a genetically-engineered warrior species [[AlienKudzu infesting]] every corner of the galaxy, [[AxCrazy cheerfully kill anything and anyone they come across]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because it's [[AlwaysChaoticEvil literally hard-wired into their genetic code to do so]]... and because [[BloodKnight it's fun]]. The [[NaiveNewcomer T'au]], a comparatively small and young race with an insurgent [[TheAlliance cross-species empire]] on the galaxy's fringe, readily seek new allies through diplomacy, but are [[UnreliableNarrator reputed]] to absorb those who refuse through [[EarthShatteringKaboom orbital bombardment]], [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill concentration camps]] and possibly [[MassHypnosis mind]] [[HappinessInSlavery control]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist all to further]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans their philosophy of the "Greater Good"]]. Worst of all is [[TheLegionsOfHell the forces of Chaos]], which lives and thrives in the Warp, [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil is sustained by the emotions of living beings]], [[TheCorruption corrupts all it touches]], [[GreaterScopeVillain is the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]] and is known for ripping [[NegativeSpaceWedgie holes in reality]] through which countless [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daemons]] and [[EvilCounterpart Chaos]] [[TheDarkSide Space Marines]] periodically emerge to attempt to bring the universe to further ruin, the most recent of which now stretches across the entire ''galaxy'' and has split the Imperium in two.

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In the distant past, humanity held immeasurable power and glory, but no longer. In the waning years of the 41st millennium, the game's central faction, the [[TheEmpire Imperium of Man]], is a [[{{Dystopia}} paranoid, fascist]] [[TheTheocracy theocratic state]] which spans the galaxy but is struggling mightily to maintain its grip on its territory. Its {{messia|nicArchetype}}h was [[Literature/HorusHeresy laid low by his most beloved son]] and has been [[DarkLordOnLifeSupport locked up on life support]] for more than ten millennia, [[AndIMustScream physically dead yet psychically conscious]]. The incomprehensibly vast [[ChurchMilitant Ecclesiarchy]] [[CorruptChurch commits horrible atrocities in his name (but against his philosophy)]] on an almost-daily basis. The {{Space Marine}}s, capricious, fanatical, [[BioAugmentation genetically engineered]] KnightTemplar {{Super Soldier}}s and the [[AmazonBrigade Sisters of Battle]], equally fanatical, [[KillItWithFire pyromaniacal]] [[ChurchMilitant battle nuns]] serve as the Imperium's special forces, while the [[RedShirtArmy Imperial Guard]], its ''trillions''-strong regular army, takes [[WeHaveReserves disregard for human life]] to new and interesting extremes. A futuristic [[StateSec Inquisition]] ruthlessly hunts down anyone with even the ''slightest'' taint of the [[TheHeretic heretic]], the mutant, or the [[FantasticRacism alien]], even going as far as [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroying entire planets]], ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill just to be sure]]''.

Science and technology have [[MedievalStasis scarcely progressed for ten thousand years]], partly because they are treated with fear, [[LostTechnology ignorance]] and [[CargoCult magical superstition]], and partly because the [[{{Cyborg}} Adeptus Mechanicus]], the secretive, [[CyberneticsWillEatYourSoul deranged]] [[MachineWorship machine cult]] that maintains the Imperium's technological base, [[OlderIsBetter by and large sees innovation as blasphemy against the wisdom of the ancients]]. The Warp, the Imperium's only means of FasterThanLightTravel, carries with it a good chance of [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace being ripped apart by daemons in more ways than one]], and [[HumanResources the souls of psychic humans]] are [[PoweredByAForsakenChild consumed in the thousands per day]] to not only power the Astronomican, the psychic navigation aid used to negotiate Warpspace, but to fuel the Emperor's life support mechanism.

As bad as the Imperium is, however, all the other major factions [[BlackAndGrayMorality are just as bad, if not far worse]]. The [[SpaceElves Eldar]], an [[{{Precursors}} ancient, mysterious]] and [[TheChessmaster manipulative]] race [[DyingRace nearly destroyed by the fallout from their ancestors' decadence]], are best known for contriving wars that see billions from other species dead to spare ''[[MoralMyopia mere]] [[ItsAllAboutMe thousands]]'' of their own that fate, while their depraved cousins, the [[EvilCounterpart Dark Eldar]], [[ForTheEvulz happily perpetuate]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath mass slaughter]] and ColdBloodedTorture, both trying to stave off the [[FateWorseThanDeath hellish afterlife]] looming over their entire species.

The [[BugWar Tyranids]], a [[HordeOfAlienLocusts mysterious, ever-hungering]] [[OutsideContextProblem extra-galactic race]] guided by a malevolent but [[ItCanThink highly intelligent]] HiveMind, are rampaging across the galaxy, [[PlanetEater consuming planets']] [[PlanetEater biospheres]] to evolve and become stronger. The [[KillerRobot Necrons]], TheRemnant of an ancient alien civilization transformed into vast legions of [[ClarkesThirdLaw incredibly advanced]], [[ImmortalityImmorality undying]], [[RobotWar living metal warriors]], are awakening after millions of years of slumber to reclaim a galaxy they see as rightfully theirs and scour away the taint of organic life.

The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]], a genetically-engineered warrior species [[AlienKudzu infesting]] every corner of the galaxy, [[AxCrazy cheerfully kill anything and anyone they come across]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because it's [[AlwaysChaoticEvil literally hard-wired into their genetic code to do so]]... and because [[BloodKnight it's fun]]. The [[NaiveNewcomer T'au]], a comparatively small and young race with an insurgent [[TheAlliance cross-species empire]] on the galaxy's fringe, readily seek new allies through diplomacy, but are [[UnreliableNarrator reputed]] to absorb those who refuse through [[EarthShatteringKaboom orbital bombardment]], [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill concentration camps]] and possibly [[MassHypnosis mind]] [[HappinessInSlavery control]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist all to further]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans their philosophy of the "Greater Good"]].

Worst of all is [[TheLegionsOfHell the forces of Chaos]], which lives and thrives in the Warp, [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil is sustained by the emotions of living beings]], [[TheCorruption corrupts all it touches]], [[GreaterScopeVillain is the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]] and is known for ripping [[NegativeSpaceWedgie holes in reality]] through which countless [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daemons]] and [[EvilCounterpart Chaos]] [[TheDarkSide Space Marines]] periodically emerge to attempt to bring the universe to further ruin, the most recent of which now stretches across the entire ''galaxy'' and has split the Imperium in two.
22nd Aug '17 9:29:09 AM Willbyr
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Worse still, as bad as the Imperium is, all the other major factions [[BlackAndGrayMorality are just as bad, if not far worse]]. The [[SpaceElves Eldar]], an [[{{Precursors}} ancient, mysterious]] and [[TheChessmaster manipulative]] race [[DyingRace hovering near extinction]], contrive wars that see billions from other species dead so that ''[[MoralMyopia mere]] [[ItsAllAboutMe thousands]]'' of their own may survive, while their depraved cousins, the [[EvilCounterpart Dark Eldar]], [[ForTheEvulz happily perpetuate]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath mass slaughter]] and ColdBloodedTorture, both trying to stave off the [[FateWorseThanDeath hellish afterlife]] looming over their entire species. The [[BugWar Tyranids]], a [[HordeOfAlienLocusts mysterious, ever-hungering]] [[OutsideContextProblem extra-galactic race]] guided by a malevolent but [[ItCanThink highly intelligent]] HiveMind, are rampaging across the galaxy, [[PlanetEater consuming planets']] ''[[PlanetEater biospheres]]'' to evolve and become stronger. The [[KillerRobot Necrons]], TheRemnant of an ancient alien civilization transformed into vast legions of [[ClarkesThirdLaw incredibly advanced]], [[ImmortalityImmorality undying]], [[RobotWar living metal warriors]], are awakening after millions of years of slumber to reclaim a galaxy they see as rightfully theirs and scour away the taint of organic life. The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]], a genetically-engineered warrior species who [[AlienKudzu infest]] every corner of the galaxy, [[AxCrazy cheerfully kill anything and anyone they come across]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because it's [[AlwaysChaoticEvil literally hard-wired into their genetic code to do so]]... and because [[BloodKnight it's fun]]. The [[NaiveNewcomer T'au]], a comparatively small and young race with an insurgent [[TheAlliance cross-species empire]] on the galaxy's fringe, readily seek new allies through diplomacy, but are [[UnreliableNarrator reputed]] to absorb those who refuse through [[EarthShatteringKaboom orbital bombardment]], [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill concentration camps]] and possibly [[MassHypnosis mind]] [[HappinessInSlavery control]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist all to further]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans their philosophy of the "Greater Good"]]. Worst of all is [[TheLegionsOfHell the forces of Chaos]], which lives and thrives in the Warp, [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil is sustained by the emotions of living beings]], [[TheCorruption corrupts all it touches]], [[GreaterScopeVillain is the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]] and is known for ripping [[NegativeSpaceWedgie holes in reality]] through which countless [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Chaos Daemons]] and [[EvilCounterpart Chaos]] [[TheDarkSide Space]] [[SuperSoldier Marines]] periodically emerge to attempt to bring the universe to further ruin, the most recent of which now stretches across the entire ''galaxy'' and has split the Imperium in two.

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Worse still, as As bad as the Imperium is, however, all the other major factions [[BlackAndGrayMorality are just as bad, if not far worse]]. The [[SpaceElves Eldar]], an [[{{Precursors}} ancient, mysterious]] and [[TheChessmaster manipulative]] race [[DyingRace hovering near extinction]], contrive nearly destroyed by the fallout from their ancestors' decadence]], are best known for contriving wars that see billions from other species dead so that to spare ''[[MoralMyopia mere]] [[ItsAllAboutMe thousands]]'' of their own may survive, that fate, while their depraved cousins, the [[EvilCounterpart Dark Eldar]], [[ForTheEvulz happily perpetuate]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath mass slaughter]] and ColdBloodedTorture, both trying to stave off the [[FateWorseThanDeath hellish afterlife]] looming over their entire species. The [[BugWar Tyranids]], a [[HordeOfAlienLocusts mysterious, ever-hungering]] [[OutsideContextProblem extra-galactic race]] guided by a malevolent but [[ItCanThink highly intelligent]] HiveMind, are rampaging across the galaxy, [[PlanetEater consuming planets']] ''[[PlanetEater biospheres]]'' [[PlanetEater biospheres]] to evolve and become stronger. The [[KillerRobot Necrons]], TheRemnant of an ancient alien civilization transformed into vast legions of [[ClarkesThirdLaw incredibly advanced]], [[ImmortalityImmorality undying]], [[RobotWar living metal warriors]], are awakening after millions of years of slumber to reclaim a galaxy they see as rightfully theirs and scour away the taint of organic life. The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]], a genetically-engineered warrior species who [[AlienKudzu infest]] infesting]] every corner of the galaxy, [[AxCrazy cheerfully kill anything and anyone they come across]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because it's [[AlwaysChaoticEvil literally hard-wired into their genetic code to do so]]... and because [[BloodKnight it's fun]]. The [[NaiveNewcomer T'au]], a comparatively small and young race with an insurgent [[TheAlliance cross-species empire]] on the galaxy's fringe, readily seek new allies through diplomacy, but are [[UnreliableNarrator reputed]] to absorb those who refuse through [[EarthShatteringKaboom orbital bombardment]], [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill concentration camps]] and possibly [[MassHypnosis mind]] [[HappinessInSlavery control]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist all to further]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans their philosophy of the "Greater Good"]]. Worst of all is [[TheLegionsOfHell the forces of Chaos]], which lives and thrives in the Warp, [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil is sustained by the emotions of living beings]], [[TheCorruption corrupts all it touches]], [[GreaterScopeVillain is the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]] and is known for ripping [[NegativeSpaceWedgie holes in reality]] through which countless [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Chaos Daemons]] and [[EvilCounterpart Chaos]] [[TheDarkSide Space]] [[SuperSoldier Space Marines]] periodically emerge to attempt to bring the universe to further ruin, the most recent of which now stretches across the entire ''galaxy'' and has split the Imperium in two.



The game is played on a table top or similar flat surface with added terrain, obstacles, and other objects; the standard play area is 6' x 4'. The essential tools for gameplay, aside from the models, are: the main rulebook; indexes featuring the stats and rules for the models in each faction[[note]]actual codexes are assumed to be coming in the future[[/note]]; a tape measure, as everything is measured in inches; objective cards and markers which are used in some game variants; and ''lots'' of six-sided dice (D6s)[[note]]seriously...30 is a decent number to have on hand[[/note]]. You can pick these up separately, but for each edition of the rules GW has provided a starter kit allowing new players to get started immediately. The current starter kit is ''Dark Imperium'', containing enough miniatures to field two small armies, the main rulebook and a separate list of the core rules, special rules pertaining to the armies in the kit, a 12" ruler, and some dice.

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The game is played on a table top or similar flat surface with added terrain, obstacles, and other objects; the standard play area is 6' x 4'. The essential tools for gameplay, aside from the models, are: the main rulebook; indexes featuring codices for the stats and various armies[[note]]with rules for all armies that as of yet don't have their own codices summed up in indexes as of the models in each faction[[note]]actual codexes are assumed to be coming in release of the future[[/note]]; eighth edition rules[[/note]]; a tape measure, as everything is measured in inches; objective cards and markers which are used in some game variants; and ''lots'' of six-sided dice (D6s)[[note]]seriously...30 is a decent number to have on hand[[/note]]. You can pick these up separately, but for each edition of the rules GW has provided a starter kit allowing new players to get started immediately. The current starter kit is ''Dark Imperium'', containing enough miniatures to field two small armies, the main rulebook and a separate list of the core rules, special rules pertaining to the armies in the kit, a 12" ruler, and some dice.



For each army, the models available in each category have both a Power rating and a base point value relative to their worth in gameplay, which covers the # of models and their default weapons and armor. The Power rating is generally geared toward Open and Narrative games while the points values are geared toward Match Play. The rules give the player specific options to change the weapons, armor, and other bonuses depending on the category and model or unit in question, and to add models to certain units. Power ratings will generally only increase if models are added to units while points values will often increase with both additional models and weapon changes. Players assemble their armies to meet an agreed-upon total Power rating or number of points per army prior to play, with the upper limits usually determined by the type of game being played. Match Play games can fall in the 1500-2000 point range, but a beginner could easily play a game with his army having a total Power rating of 50 to 100.

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For each army, the models available in each category have both a Power rating and a base point value relative to their worth in gameplay, which covers the # of models and their default weapons and armor. The Power rating is generally geared toward Open and Narrative games while the points values are geared toward Match Play. The rules give the player specific options to change the weapons, armor, and other bonuses depending on the category and model or unit in question, and to add models to certain units. Power ratings will generally only increase if models are added to units while points values will often increase with both additional models and weapon changes. Players assemble their armies to meet an agreed-upon total Power rating or number of points per army prior to play, with the upper limits usually determined by the type of game being played. Match Play games can typically fall in the 1500-2000 point range, range or beyond, but a beginner could easily play a game with his army having a total Power rating of 50 to 100.



One of the major aspects of 40K, aside from the gameplay, is the actual work that goes into the miniatures. Just like any other model kit, 40K minis come unassembled and unpainted, and it's up to the player to put in the legwork to literally build their army. The model kits come in a variety of ways, such as single blister packs or boxes that contain one model, a boxed unit, or as larger box sets that contain many models and allow the player to obtain a large chunk of his army at once. Models are generally glued together piecemeal using plastic or super glue (for plastic and resin/metal, respectively), but some of the starter kits' minis are designed to be snapped together with limited gluing necessary, speeding up the building process. The kits feature a large number of ways that models can be customized, and kit-bashing models is a good way to spruce them up and to make use of [[BitzBox spare bitz lying around]].

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One of the major aspects of 40K, aside from the gameplay, is the actual work that goes into the miniatures. Just like any other a typical model kit, 40K minis come unassembled and unpainted, and it's up to the player to put in the legwork to literally build their army. The model kits come in a variety of ways, such as single blister packs or boxes that contain one model, a boxed unit, or as larger box sets that contain many models and allow the player to obtain a large chunk of his army at once. Models are generally glued together piecemeal using plastic or super glue (for plastic and resin/metal, respectively), but some of the starter kits' minis are designed to be snapped together with limited little to no gluing necessary, needed, speeding up the building process. The kits feature a large number of ways that models can be customized, and kit-bashing models is a good way to spruce them up and to make use of [[BitzBox spare bitz bits lying around]].
21st Aug '17 5:39:20 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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''Warhammer 40,000'', [[FanNickname known informally]] as "Warhammer 40K", "[=WH40K=]", or just plain "40K", is a miniatures-based {{tabletop|Games}} [[WarGaming war game]] by Creator/GamesWorkshop. In its beginning it drew heavily on GW's previous ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Fantasy'' game, and was essentially "''Warhammer'' [[RecycledInSpace In Space]]", but has over time [[DerivativeDifferentiation grown distinct from]] ([[MorePopularSpinoff and much more popular than]]) its counterpart. It is currently in its eighth edition.

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''Warhammer 40,000'', [[FanNickname known informally]] as "Warhammer 40K", "[=WH40K=]", or just plain "40K", is a miniatures-based {{tabletop|Games}} [[WarGaming war game]] released by Creator/GamesWorkshop.Creator/GamesWorkshop in 1987. In its beginning it drew heavily on GW's previous ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Fantasy'' game, and was essentially "''Warhammer'' [[RecycledInSpace In Space]]", but has over time [[DerivativeDifferentiation grown distinct from]] ([[MorePopularSpinoff and much more popular than]]) its counterpart. It is currently in its eighth edition.
10th Jul '17 2:14:07 AM MinisterOfSinister
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In the distant past, humanity held immeasurable power and glory, but no longer. In the waning years of the 41st millennium, the game's central faction, the [[TheEmpire Imperium of Man]], is a [[{{Dystopia}} paranoid, fascist]] [[TheTheocracy theocratic state]] which spans the galaxy but is struggling mightily to maintain its grip on its territory. Its {{messia|nicArchetype}}h was [[Literature/HorusHeresy laid low by his most beloved son]] and has been locked up on life support for more than ten millennia, [[AndIMustScream physically dead yet psychically conscious]]. The incomprehensibly vast [[ChurchMilitant Ecclesiarchy]] [[CorruptChurch commits horrible atrocities in his name (but against his philosophy)]] on an almost-daily basis. The {{Space Marine}}s, capricious, fanatical, [[BioAugmentation genetically engineered]] KnightTemplar {{Super Soldier}}s and the [[AmazonBrigade Sisters of Battle]], equally fanatical, [[KillItWithFire pyromaniacal]] [[ChurchMilitant battle nuns]] serve as the Imperium's special forces, while the [[RedShirtArmy Imperial Guard]], its ''trillions''-strong regular army, takes [[WeHaveReserves disregard for human life]] to new and interesting extremes. A futuristic [[StateSec Inquisition]] ruthlessly hunts down anyone with even the ''slightest'' taint of the [[TheHeretic heretic]], the mutant, or the [[FantasticRacism alien]], even going as far as [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroying entire planets]], ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill just to be sure]]''. Science and technology have [[MedievalStasis scarcely progressed for ten thousand years]], partly because they are treated with fear, [[LostTechnology ignorance]] and [[CargoCult magical superstition]], and partly because the [[{{Cyborg}} Adeptus Mechanicus]], the secretive, [[CyberneticsWillEatYourSoul deranged]] [[MachineWorship machine cult]] that maintains the Imperium's technological base, [[OlderIsBetter by and large sees innovation as blasphemy against the wisdom of the ancients]]. The Warp, the Imperium's only means of FasterThanLightTravel, carries with it a good chance of [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace being ripped apart by daemons in more ways than one]], and [[HumanResources the souls of psychic humans]] are [[PoweredByAForsakenChild consumed in the thousands per day]] to not only power the Astronomican, the psychic navigation aid used to negotiate Warpspace, but to fuel the Emperor's life support mechanism.

The problem is, as bad as the Imperium is, all the other major factions [[BlackAndGrayMorality are just as bad, and in many cases far worse]]. The [[SpaceElves Eldar]], an [[{{Precursors}} ancient, mysterious]] and [[TheChessmaster manipulative]] race hovering near extinction, contrive wars that see billions from other species dead so that ''[[MoralMyopia mere]] [[ItsAllAboutMe thousands]]'' of their own may survive, while their depraved cousins, the [[EvilCounterpart Dark Eldar]], [[ForTheEvulz happily perpetuate]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath mass slaughter]] and ColdBloodedTorture to stave off the eternal punishment looming over their entire species. The [[BugWar Tyranids]], a [[HordeOfAlienLocusts mysterious, ever-hungering]] [[OutsideContextProblem extra-galactic race]] guided by a malevolent HiveMind, are rampaging across the galaxy, [[PlanetEater consuming planets']] ''[[PlanetEater biospheres]]'' to evolve and become stronger. The [[KillerRobot Necrons]], TheRemnant of an ancient alien civilization transformed into vast legions of [[ClarkesThirdLaw incredibly advanced]], [[ImmortalityImmorality undying]], [[RobotWar living metal warriors]], are awakening after millions of years of slumber to reclaim a galaxy they see as rightfully theirs and scour away the taint of organic life. The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]], a genetically-engineered warrior species who [[AlienKudzu infest]] every corner of the galaxy, [[AxCrazy cheerfully kill anything and anyone they come across]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because it's [[AlwaysChaoticEvil literally hard-wired into their genetic code to do so]]... and because [[BloodKnight it's fun]]. The [[NaiveNewcomer T'au]], a comparatively small and young race with an insurgent cross-species empire on the galaxy's fringe, readily seek new allies through diplomacy, but are [[UnreliableNarrator reputed]] to absorb those who refuse through [[EarthShatteringKaboom orbital bombardment]], [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill concentration camps]] and possibly [[MassHypnosis mind]] [[HappinessInSlavery control]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist all to further]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans their philosophy of the "Greater Good"]]. The common foe of all is [[TheLegionsOfHell the forces of Chaos]], which lives and thrives in the Warp, [[TheCorruption corrupts all it touches]], [[GreaterScopeVillain is the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]] and is known for [[NegativeSpaceWedgie holes in reality]] through which countless [[OurDemonsAreDifferent daemons]] and [[EvilCounterpart corrupted]] [[TheDarkSide daemon-powered]] {{Super Soldier}}s periodically emerge to attempt to bring the universe to further ruin, the most recent of which now stretches across the entire ''galaxy'' and has split the Imperium in two.

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In the distant past, humanity held immeasurable power and glory, but no longer. In the waning years of the 41st millennium, the game's central faction, the [[TheEmpire Imperium of Man]], is a [[{{Dystopia}} paranoid, fascist]] [[TheTheocracy theocratic state]] which spans the galaxy but is struggling mightily to maintain its grip on its territory. Its {{messia|nicArchetype}}h was [[Literature/HorusHeresy laid low by his most beloved son]] and has been [[DarkLordOnLifeSupport locked up on life support support]] for more than ten millennia, [[AndIMustScream physically dead yet psychically conscious]]. The incomprehensibly vast [[ChurchMilitant Ecclesiarchy]] [[CorruptChurch commits horrible atrocities in his name (but against his philosophy)]] on an almost-daily basis. The {{Space Marine}}s, capricious, fanatical, [[BioAugmentation genetically engineered]] KnightTemplar {{Super Soldier}}s and the [[AmazonBrigade Sisters of Battle]], equally fanatical, [[KillItWithFire pyromaniacal]] [[ChurchMilitant battle nuns]] serve as the Imperium's special forces, while the [[RedShirtArmy Imperial Guard]], its ''trillions''-strong regular army, takes [[WeHaveReserves disregard for human life]] to new and interesting extremes. A futuristic [[StateSec Inquisition]] ruthlessly hunts down anyone with even the ''slightest'' taint of the [[TheHeretic heretic]], the mutant, or the [[FantasticRacism alien]], even going as far as [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroying entire planets]], ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill just to be sure]]''. Science and technology have [[MedievalStasis scarcely progressed for ten thousand years]], partly because they are treated with fear, [[LostTechnology ignorance]] and [[CargoCult magical superstition]], and partly because the [[{{Cyborg}} Adeptus Mechanicus]], the secretive, [[CyberneticsWillEatYourSoul deranged]] [[MachineWorship machine cult]] that maintains the Imperium's technological base, [[OlderIsBetter by and large sees innovation as blasphemy against the wisdom of the ancients]]. The Warp, the Imperium's only means of FasterThanLightTravel, carries with it a good chance of [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace being ripped apart by daemons in more ways than one]], and [[HumanResources the souls of psychic humans]] are [[PoweredByAForsakenChild consumed in the thousands per day]] to not only power the Astronomican, the psychic navigation aid used to negotiate Warpspace, but to fuel the Emperor's life support mechanism.

The problem is, Worse still, as bad as the Imperium is, all the other major factions [[BlackAndGrayMorality are just as bad, and in many cases if not far worse]]. The [[SpaceElves Eldar]], an [[{{Precursors}} ancient, mysterious]] and [[TheChessmaster manipulative]] race [[DyingRace hovering near extinction, extinction]], contrive wars that see billions from other species dead so that ''[[MoralMyopia mere]] [[ItsAllAboutMe thousands]]'' of their own may survive, while their depraved cousins, the [[EvilCounterpart Dark Eldar]], [[ForTheEvulz happily perpetuate]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath mass slaughter]] and ColdBloodedTorture ColdBloodedTorture, both trying to stave off the eternal punishment [[FateWorseThanDeath hellish afterlife]] looming over their entire species. The [[BugWar Tyranids]], a [[HordeOfAlienLocusts mysterious, ever-hungering]] [[OutsideContextProblem extra-galactic race]] guided by a malevolent but [[ItCanThink highly intelligent]] HiveMind, are rampaging across the galaxy, [[PlanetEater consuming planets']] ''[[PlanetEater biospheres]]'' to evolve and become stronger. The [[KillerRobot Necrons]], TheRemnant of an ancient alien civilization transformed into vast legions of [[ClarkesThirdLaw incredibly advanced]], [[ImmortalityImmorality undying]], [[RobotWar living metal warriors]], are awakening after millions of years of slumber to reclaim a galaxy they see as rightfully theirs and scour away the taint of organic life. The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]], a genetically-engineered warrior species who [[AlienKudzu infest]] every corner of the galaxy, [[AxCrazy cheerfully kill anything and anyone they come across]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because it's [[AlwaysChaoticEvil literally hard-wired into their genetic code to do so]]... and because [[BloodKnight it's fun]]. The [[NaiveNewcomer T'au]], a comparatively small and young race with an insurgent [[TheAlliance cross-species empire empire]] on the galaxy's fringe, readily seek new allies through diplomacy, but are [[UnreliableNarrator reputed]] to absorb those who refuse through [[EarthShatteringKaboom orbital bombardment]], [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill concentration camps]] and possibly [[MassHypnosis mind]] [[HappinessInSlavery control]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist all to further]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans their philosophy of the "Greater Good"]]. The common foe Worst of all is [[TheLegionsOfHell the forces of Chaos]], which lives and thrives in the Warp, [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil is sustained by the emotions of living beings]], [[TheCorruption corrupts all it touches]], [[GreaterScopeVillain is the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]] and is known for ripping [[NegativeSpaceWedgie holes in reality]] through which countless [[OurDemonsAreDifferent daemons]] Chaos Daemons]] and [[EvilCounterpart corrupted]] Chaos]] [[TheDarkSide daemon-powered]] {{Super Soldier}}s Space]] [[SuperSoldier Marines]] periodically emerge to attempt to bring the universe to further ruin, the most recent of which now stretches across the entire ''galaxy'' and has split the Imperium in two.
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