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5th May '18 8:43:36 PM Willbyr
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* [[http://www.miniwargaming.com/ MiniWarGaming]], [[http://www.beastsofwar.com/warhammer-40k/ Beasts of War (40K hub)]], [[https://www.youtube.com/user/MiniwargamerJ Miniwargamer Jay]], [[https://www.youtube.com/user/StrikingScorpion82 Striking Scorpion 82]] -- Websites and [=YouTube=] channels featuring battle reports, painting lessons, discussions of rules, codex reviews, and other game-related items.

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* Websites and [=YouTube=] channels featuring battle reports, painting lessons, discussions of rules, codex reviews, and other game-related items:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwdh3MTrFq3sXlB4ct8B-Fg Warhammer TV]], GW's official Website/YouTube channel
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27th Apr '18 5:57:53 PM Willbyr
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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]], an [[OutsideContextProblem extra-galactic]] race of [[HordeOfAlienLocusts ever-hungering]] virus-like monstrosities guided by an animalistic but [[ItCanThink highly intelligent]] HiveMind, are rampaging across the galaxy, [[ExtremeOmnivore consuming everything they come across]] (including [[PlanetEater planets' 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 battle anything that might give them a good fight]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because [[AlwaysChaoticEvil it's 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"]].

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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 [[MoralMyopia mere]] [[ItsAllAboutMe thousands]]'' 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]], an [[OutsideContextProblem extra-galactic]] race of [[HordeOfAlienLocusts ever-hungering]] virus-like monstrosities guided by an animalistic but [[ItCanThink highly intelligent]] HiveMind, are rampaging across the galaxy, [[ExtremeOmnivore consuming everything they come across]] (including [[PlanetEater planets' 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 battle anything that might give them a good fight]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because [[AlwaysChaoticEvil it's 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"]].



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 or beyond, 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 or beyond, but a beginner could easily play a game with his army having a total Power rating of 50 to 100.\n



* ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!! follows the titular Commissar of the Imperial Guard through various conflicts. It is quite unique as instead of the usual realistic Grimdark Horror, these stories are written in a tongue-in-cheek dark comedic style.

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* ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!! follows the titular Commissar of the Imperial Guard through various conflicts. It is quite unique as instead of the usual realistic Grimdark Horror, these stories are written in a tongue-in-cheek dark comedic style.style while still maintaining the normal grimdark horror of the setting.



* ''Literature/RavenorVsEisenhorn'': A trilogy that is a sequel to the Ravenor & Eisenhorn trilogies.

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* ''Literature/RavenorVsEisenhorn'': A trilogy that is a sequel to the Ravenor & Eisenhorn ''Ravenor'' and ''Eisenhorn'' trilogies.



* ''Warhammer 40,000: The Freeblade Chronicles'': A RailShooter /ActionRPG hybrid for mobile phones, dealing with a dispossessed Imperial Knight rescued by the Dark Angels.

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* ''Warhammer 40,000: The Freeblade Chronicles'': A RailShooter /ActionRPG RailShooter[=/=]ActionRPG hybrid for mobile phones, dealing with a dispossessed Imperial Knight rescued by the Dark Angels.
27th Apr '18 5:07:01 PM MaskedAndDangerous
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* ''Wrath & Glory'': A new RPG from the team behind the Dark Eye
1st Apr '18 9:25:45 AM memememememe
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Worst of all is Chaos, [[TheCorruption the corruptive force]] that springs from the Warp. [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil Sustained by the beliefs and emotions of living beings]], Chaos taints everything it touches and [[GreaterScopeVillain is the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]]. Led by the {{four|IsDeath}} [[GodOfEvil great Gods of Chaos]], [[TheLegionsOfHell its fighting forces]] (humans, mutants and aliens perverted into Chaos worship, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent fragments of the Chaos Gods given life as Daemons]], and [[EvilCounterpart heretic Space Marines who have turned against the Imperium]]) sow ruin and bloodshed wherever they go. Chaos is also best known for [[NegativeSpaceWedgie holes ripped into reality]] where its armies frequently emerge from, the most recent of which stretches across the entire ''galaxy'' and has split the Imperium in two.

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Worst of all is Chaos, [[TheCorruption the corruptive force]] that springs from the Warp. [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil Sustained by the beliefs and emotions of living beings]], Chaos taints everything it touches and [[GreaterScopeVillain is the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]]. Led by the {{four|IsDeath}} [[GodOfEvil great Gods dark gods]] known as the [[EldritchAbomination Ruinous Powers of Chaos]], [[TheLegionsOfHell its fighting forces]] (humans, mutants and aliens perverted into Chaos worship, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent fragments of the Chaos Gods given life as Daemons]], and [[EvilCounterpart heretic Space Marines who have turned against the Imperium]]) sow ruin and bloodshed wherever they go. Chaos is also best known for [[NegativeSpaceWedgie holes ripped into reality]] where its armies frequently emerge from, the most recent of which stretches across the entire ''galaxy'' and has split the Imperium in two.
24th Feb '18 10:39:31 PM Willbyr
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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 leader, known only as the Emperor, was [[Literature/HorusHeresy betrayed and 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]]. Since then, [[MessianicArchetype he has become the godhead of the Imperium]], and the incomprehensibly vast [[ChurchMilitant Ecclesiarchy]] spreads the Imperial Cult and [[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 heretic}}, the {{mutant|s}}, 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, a corrupted alternate dimension intimately tied to the material universe, provides the Imperium's only means of FasterThanLightTravel but 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, [[ExtremeOmnivore consuming everything they come across]] (including [[PlanetEater planets' 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 battle anything that might give them a good fight]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because [[AlwaysChaoticEvil it's 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 are [[TheLegionsOfHell the forces of Chaos]], which live and thrive in the Warp, [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil are sustained by the emotions of living beings]], [[TheCorruption corrupt everything they touch]] and [[GreaterScopeVillain are the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]]. Led by the {{four|IsDeath}} [[GodOfEvil great Gods of Chaos]], they're known for [[NegativeSpaceWedgie ripping 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.

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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 leader, known only as the Emperor, was [[Literature/HorusHeresy betrayed and 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]]. Since then, [[MessianicArchetype he has become the godhead of the Imperium]], and the incomprehensibly vast [[ChurchMilitant Ecclesiarchy]] spreads the Imperial Cult and [[CorruptChurch commits horrible atrocities in his name (but against his philosophy)]] on an almost-daily basis. The {{Space Marine}}s, capricious, Marine}}s (capricious, fanatical, [[BioAugmentation genetically engineered]] KnightTemplar {{Super Soldier}}s Soldier}}s) and the [[AmazonBrigade Sisters of Battle]], equally Battle]] (equally fanatical, [[KillItWithFire pyromaniacal]] [[ChurchMilitant battle nuns]] 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 heretic}}, the {{mutant|s}}, 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, a corrupted alternate parallel dimension intimately tied connected to the material universe, provides the Imperium's only means of FasterThanLightTravel but 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.

mechanism and the Astronomican, a navigation beacon in the Warp controlled by the Emperor's soul.

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]] an [[OutsideContextProblem extra-galactic race]] extra-galactic]] race of [[HordeOfAlienLocusts ever-hungering]] virus-like monstrosities guided by a malevolent an animalistic but [[ItCanThink highly intelligent]] HiveMind, are rampaging across the galaxy, [[ExtremeOmnivore consuming everything they come across]] (including [[PlanetEater planets' 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 battle anything that might give them a good fight]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because [[AlwaysChaoticEvil it's 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 are [[TheLegionsOfHell is Chaos, [[TheCorruption the forces of Chaos]], which live and thrive in corruptive force]] that springs from the Warp, Warp. [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil are sustained Sustained by the beliefs and emotions of living beings]], [[TheCorruption corrupt Chaos taints everything they touch]] it touches and [[GreaterScopeVillain are is the root cause of much of the setting's darkness]]. darkness]]. Led by the {{four|IsDeath}} [[GodOfEvil great Gods of Chaos]], they're [[TheLegionsOfHell its fighting forces]] (humans, mutants and aliens perverted into Chaos worship, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent fragments of the Chaos Gods given life as Daemons]], and [[EvilCounterpart heretic Space Marines who have turned against the Imperium]]) sow ruin and bloodshed wherever they go. Chaos is also best known for [[NegativeSpaceWedgie ripping holes in ripped into reality]] through which countless [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Chaos Daemons]] and [[EvilCounterpart Chaos]] [[TheDarkSide Space Marines]] periodically where its armies frequently emerge to attempt to bring the universe to further ruin, from, the most recent of which now stretches across the entire ''galaxy'' and has split the Imperium in two.
24th Feb '18 9:05:39 PM nombretomado
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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'' skirmish game ''TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}''.

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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 JustForFun/SciFiCounterpart to the ''Warhammer'' skirmish game ''TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}''.
13th Feb '18 8:29:41 AM MinisterOfSinister
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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, [[ExtremeOmnivore 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 battle anything that might give them a good fight]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because [[AlwaysChaoticEvil it's 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"]].

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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, [[ExtremeOmnivore consuming planets']] everything they come across]] (including [[PlanetEater biospheres]] planets' 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 battle anything that might give them a good fight]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because [[AlwaysChaoticEvil it's 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"]].
13th Feb '18 8:29:03 AM MinisterOfSinister
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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 battle anything that might give them a good fight]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because [[AlwaysChaoticEvil it's 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"]].

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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 [[ExtremeOmnivore 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 battle anything that might give them a good fight]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because [[AlwaysChaoticEvil it's 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"]].
10th Feb '18 7:10:07 AM MinisterOfSinister
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More than anything else, 40K stands out from other tabletop wargames because of its ''[[RefugeInAudacity extreme]]'' [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism darkness]]. Set roughly thirty-eight thousand years in the future, the most basic summation of the game's plot is that our galaxy has been twisted into a [[CrapsackWorld unfathomable horror]] where an [[ForeverWar eternal, impossibly vast conflict]] occurs between several absurdly powerful [[KillEmAll genocidal]], [[FantasticRacism xenocidal]], and (in at least one case) [[ApocalypseHow omnicidal]] factions, with [[TropeOverdosed every single weapon, ideology, and creative piece of nastiness imaginable]] [[{{Troperiffic}} turned]] UpToEleven...and even ''it'' [[CosmicHorrorStory has a Hell]].

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More than anything else, 40K stands out from other tabletop wargames because of its ''[[RefugeInAudacity extreme]]'' [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism darkness]]. Set roughly thirty-eight thousand years in the future, the most basic summation of the game's plot is that our galaxy has been twisted into a [[CrapsackWorld unfathomable horror]] where an [[ForeverWar eternal, impossibly vast conflict]] occurs between several absurdly powerful [[KillEmAll genocidal]], [[FantasticRacism xenocidal]], and (in at least one case) [[ApocalypseHow omnicidal]] factions, with [[TropeOverdosed every single weapon, ideology, and creative piece of nastiness imaginable]] [[{{Troperiffic}} turned]] UpToEleven... and even ''it'' [[CosmicHorrorStory has a Hell]].



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 battle anything that might give them a good fight]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because [[AlwaysChaoticEvil it's 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"]].

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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 battle anything that might give them a good fight]] -- including each other, if nothing better presents itself -- because [[AlwaysChaoticEvil it's 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"]].



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; codices for the 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 release of the 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.

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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; codices for the 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 release of the 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.



Possibly even more important than assembling the models is painting them. It's generally seen as bad form to field an unpainted army, especially for factions like the Space Marines that have many different chapters and where a lot of the models look exactly alike, making painting them the accepted way to determine which particular chapter you're playing. Painting models to a "tabletop" quality level[[note]]painted well enough so that the models don't look sloppy at an at-the-table perspective and particular factions are easily distinguished[[/note]] is considered the norm, and tournaments will often require a certain level of completion of painting, but players can put as much or as little effort into it as they wish, although they're often encouraged to go beyond tabletop quality. GW produces painting guides and free online tutorials, but other tutorials are readily available through Website/YouTube and dedicated painting sites. GW uses Citadel products for its models, paints, glues, and tools, and all of its painting methods and tutorials are built around using them, but equivalents from other companies are readily available, and tutorials will vary wildly between paints, glues, and other materials. There are ''many'' different ways to go about painting models, and settling on one is up to the player's tastes and budget and the availability of supplies...the general rule is "find what works for you and run with it."

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Possibly even more important than assembling the models is painting them. It's generally seen as bad form to field an unpainted army, especially for factions like the Space Marines that have many different chapters and where a lot of the models look exactly alike, making painting them the accepted way to determine which particular chapter you're playing. Painting models to a "tabletop" quality level[[note]]painted well enough so that the models don't look sloppy at an at-the-table perspective and particular factions are easily distinguished[[/note]] is considered the norm, and tournaments will often require a certain level of completion of painting, but players can put as much or as little effort into it as they wish, although they're often encouraged to go beyond tabletop quality. GW produces painting guides and free online tutorials, but other tutorials are readily available through Website/YouTube and dedicated painting sites. GW uses Citadel products for its models, paints, glues, and tools, and all of its painting methods and tutorials are built around using them, but equivalents from other companies are readily available, and tutorials will vary wildly between paints, glues, and other materials. There are ''many'' different ways to go about painting models, and settling on one is up to the player's tastes and budget and the availability of supplies... the general rule is "find what works for you and run with it."
7th Feb '18 4:19:19 AM jormis29
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