The Humans Of Warhammer 40K

March 19, 2018

In the vast universe of Warhammer 40K, humans still exist.

They might be struggling, barely surviving as the Emperor of Mankind sits undisturbed. The Imperium of Man must continue to defend themselves.

When you first get started with Warhammer 40K, it is easy to gravitate towards the parts of this universe you can relate to. Since you are human, and not a self-repairing Necron engineered to endure a life of constant warfare, you may find the best place to start is the Imperium of Man.

In Warhammer 40K humans seem to have reverted back to their medieval instincts, only with much more power to yield and having evolved into a race that is not to be underestimated on the battlefield. Find your favorite place in a storytelling universe and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

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Space Marines in Warhammer 40K

Space Marines are human, but have very little humanity left in them. They serve the Emperor of Mankind as evolved superhuman warriors. Genetic modification—using genetic heritage from the Emperor of Mankind, conditioning, and training have given them ability to fight forces meant to topple the empire. Space Marines only serve the Emperor of Mankind. Once a human becomes a Space Marine they are separated from the humans they protect.

Imperial Guard

The Imperial Guard is the largest fighting force in Warhammer 40K. They stretch across star systems and have billions of soldiers dedicated to fighting for the survival of the Imperium of Man.

Since this military force stretches across star system, it is composed of a wide spectrum of soldiers with unique abilities and resources. Each specific to the star they originate from.

Sisters of Battle

Only men are recruited to become Space Marines. That doesn’t leave the women waiting at home. The Sisters of Battle is an exclusive military force within the Imperium of Man. It is one of the few all-female organizations within the Imperium of Man. Their purpose is to discover and get rid of corruption and heresy. They are often identified with the Inquisition, but are actually a completely separate army.

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