The Warhammer® 40,000® universe
In a galaxy of unending war, the Imperium of Man rules over 1 million human worlds.
However, humans are not alone here; it is also home to other races, including, Orks, Eldar and Tyranids.
Warhammer® 40,000® Races
The Imperium of Man and Space Marines
Ruled by the God-like Emperor of Mankind, the Imperium of Man is a galaxy-spanning interstellar human empire.
The Space Marines are its elite fighting force, feared throughout the galaxy. Clad in ancient Power Armor and wielding the most potent weapons known to Man, the Space Marines are terrifying foes; their devotion to the Emperor and the Imperium of Man is unyielding...
Orks live for fighting. They fall upon their foes like an avalanche, a vast horde of barbaric green-skinned warriors wielding an assortment of crude but deadly weapons.
They may be crude and warlike, and their society is primitive, and constant in-fighting means their society is fractured into many empires. However should the Orks ever truly unify, they would crush all opposition.
An ancient race whose vast empire once covered the known galaxy, the Eldar are now teetering on the brink of extinction. Millennia ago, a fall into hedonistic practices led to a cataclysm that all but eradicated their kind and gave birth to the Chaos God Slaanesh. They cling to survival by a thread, fighting the horrors of the galaxy with discipline and skill.
The Tyranids are an extragalactic composite species that together form a monstrous super organism that travels across the universe, systematically consuming all other bio matter.
Every Tyranid shares and contributes to a communal Hive Mind, enabling the trillions of beings comprising the Tyranid Hive Fleets to communicate and organize instantaneously.
Chaos Space Marines
Chaos Space Marines are traitorous Space Marines who have succumbed to the temptations of the Warp and pledged themselves to the service of the Chaos Gods.
Mixing strong infantry with daemonic forces, the Black Legion are led by Chaos Lord Eliphas the Inheritor. They are the mortal enemy of the Blood Ravens.
The Imperial Guard
The Sledgehammer of the Emperor, the Imperial Guard is the primary fighting force of the Imperium of Man and its largest fighting force in the Galaxy.