Warhammer 40k (aka Warhammer 40,000) is a tabletop miniature wargame set in a dystopian science fantasy universe, produced by Games Workshop. Players assemble and paint individual 1.1″ scale miniature figures that represent futuristic soldiers, monsters, and armored vehicles. These figurines constitute squads that can be pitted against squads of other players’ armies.
Warhammer 40,000’s various factions and races include the Imperium of Man, the Orks, the Eldar, and Daemons, among others. The background and playing rules of each faction are covered in the game’s rulebooks and supplements. The game’s miniatures are produced by Citadel Miniatures and Forge World.
The Warhammer 40,000 setting is used for several tabletop games, video games, and works of fiction, including licensed works published by Black Library, a subsidiary of Games Workshop.
One of the many fun things about Warhammer: You get to role LOTS of dice during battle.