Hello ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages. I am here today to introduce you all to the grim, dark, and dangerous world of Warhammer 40,000.
Now, imagine a universe where the entire milky way galaxy is nearly fully explored. Where constant war and the eradication of entire planets is the norm. Where the purpose for numerous solar systems is merely for the mass production of weapons and battleships, as well as the conscription of BILLIONS of men and women for the armies of mankind. This and even more dark possibilities is the reality of Warhammer 40,000.
Warhammer 40,000 is set in the 41st millennium where mankind is at the brink of destruction at the hands of their mortal enemies The Forces of Chaos who worship the four chaos gods or the numerous alien, or xeno races. Mankind's greatest weapon for fighting these threats is genetically enhanced super-soldiers known as Space Marines that are immune to almost anything, including aging and most diseases. These Space Marines and the other forces of the Imperium of Man serve as the "good guys" or Warhammer 40K.
- Gilbert Greene