Warhammer 40,000 (often abbreviated as Warhammer 40K or simply 40K) is a tabletop miniature wargame created by Games Workshop. Set in a dark and dystopian science fantasy universe, it's one of the company's most popular and enduring franchises. Here's an overview of the game: Setting: Grimdark Universe: Warhammer 40K is set in the 41st millennium, characterized by a dark, gothic, and brutal universe filled with war, chaos, and constant conflict. Factions: There are numerous factions, each with its own unique characteristics, history, and play style. These factions include the Imperium of Man, Chaos, Orks, Eldar, Tyranids, Tau, Necrons, and more. Gameplay: Miniature Wargame: Players collect and assemble miniature models representing warriors, vehicles, and creatures from the 41st millennium. Rules and Strategy: Players use rulebooks, codices, and supplements provided by Games Workshop to engage in battles. The game involves strategic movement, combat, and dice rolls to determine outcomes. Narrative Campaigns: Some players engage in narrative campaigns, where battles are part of a larger story or campaign that evolves over multiple games.