The world of Warhammer 40k is extremely large and majestic with countless events that deserve to be made into a game but it has only been exploited a small part.
In fact, Warhammer 40k is not a game – it is a famous board game, but the settings, context and content of this brand seem to be very suitable to be adapted into a game. . So we have quite a few different games set in this world, from RTS (Dawn of War, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada), shooting (Space Marine, Eternal Crusade), TBS (Battle of Tallam), RPG (Inquisitor) … and I believe Warhammer 40k deserves to be considered a game series.
With events spanning dozens of millennia described in many books, many races from ancient to modern but influenced by fantasy elements, the setting of Warhammer 40k is extremely monumental and has There are so many mysteries to discover – something that I cannot fit into a single article. Besides, these settings are also quite chaotic for many different reasons both in real life and in the Warhammer 40k world, so giving the exact time for events is very difficult. So in this article I will only give you an overview of the world and the most interesting events, directly affecting the destiny of the races in the whole Warhammer galaxy 40k.
In the 40k Warhammer world, the millennials are called “M,” which stands for “Millenium”
Terra era, dark age and conflict
M1 – M15:
Around this time, humans gradually came to understand the extraterrestrial universe (Terra), including renovating the surface of Mars and nearby planets.
M15 – M25:
Humans discovered a new dimension called Warpspace around M18, paving the way for the invention of the Warp (Warpdrive) engine that gave us the ability to travel to space, and lead to the first meetings. Elf with alien races.
M25 – M30
The storms in Warpspace separate the bonds between our colonies, causing war to break out between them. This weakened the combined strength of humankind and many other races took advantage of this opportunity to invade.
The Emperor’s Crusade
The Emperor (“The Emperor”) becomes the leader of Terra, creating the first Primarchs and Space Marine divisions and then using them to gather all of the human colonies into one term, creating the Imperium of Man. . As the closest planet to Terra, Mars immediately returns to the Imperium. Adeptus Mechanicus, a cult of martyrs on Mars, provides the technology needed for this holy war.
At the Emperor’s will, the Space Marines are literally superheroes, enhancing the entire skin, skeleton, muscles, blood, organs and even being “upgraded” with organs. new bring extraordinary abilities of strength, endurance.
Horus, who led the crusade to betray the Emperor, caused the Space Marine divisions to be schizophrenic and many warriors supported Horus. They even surrounded the Emperor’s palace on Terra, and despite being defeated, Horus wounded the Emperor, forcing his courtiers to place him in the Golden Throne with equipment. life. The survivors of Horus’s army fled to the Eye of Terror and occasionally reappeared in battles called the Black Crusade.
Betrayal at Calth, Battle of Tallarn, The Horus Heresy: Legions, Talisman: The Horus Heresy and Adeptus Titanicus are set in this period.
Although the Emperor believed that no god existed and spread this message during his crusade, many of the Imperium’s subjects began to worship him and call him the God Emperor. . When the Emperor was placed in the Throne, this movement arose and became the official religion of the Imperium.
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M34 – M35
Three millennia after the Horus rebellion, the Imperium was divided into two factions when the Ur-Council of Nova Terra negated the power of the High Lord of Terra and declared himself the ruler of the worlds in the area. Segmentum Pacificus is located west of the galaxy. Civil war broke out and lasted for about 900 years, spanning two millennia. This civil war ended only when the residents of Segmentum Pacificus rebelled by the Ur-Council insulted the Holy Emperor and were considered superstitious.
Although religion was a factor in the reuniting of the two halves of the Imperium, it was ironic that a millennium later it was part of a new civil war, when a High Lord named Goge Vandire stood up to challenge power. of religion and the Emperor. He successfully ruled the Imperium for about 100 years before being killed by a bodyguard of his own. Goge’s reign was called the Reign of Blood and led to the birth of a separate military force for the pope.
M37 – M41
During this time, many crusades took place to purify the cult’s internal traitors and restore the faith of the Imperium residents.
In 139, Abaddon the Despoiler and his Chaos Space Marine army spilled from the Eye of Terror, starting the 12th Black Crusade since Horus was defeated ten millennia ago. The battle between the Imperium army and Abaddon is called Gothic War, and the events in this war are narrated in the strategy game Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. Humans only win the battle with the help of the Eldar. The coalition of humans + the Eldar drive Abaddon’s forces back to the Eye of Terror.
By 240, Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn found traces of the superhero Murdin Eyclone on the planet Hubris, and these events were recounted in the game Eisenhorn: Xenos.
In 589, a space hulk called a Sin of Damnation was released by the warpspace, and the Space Marines of the Blood Angels division landed. They once landed on Sin of Damnation and tried to capture it once 600 years ago but failed. To know exactly what happened during the two missions of Space Marine, you can play the games Space Hulk, Space Hulk: Vengeance, and Space Hulk: Ascension.
A new war with the Ork broke out in 941 when an Ork lord named Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka attacked the human planet Armageddon. This was a hiveworld – home to billions of people – and they fought back long enough for the Space Marines to come in. This war is the main content of Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon and Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon — Da Orks.
More than 800 years after the defeat, Abaddon returned from the Eye of Terror in 999 in the 13th Black Crusade with the arrival of many daemon armies. You will fight him in the game Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2. Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War also takes this timeline, but may not be canon.
Abaddon’s vanguard was defeated by the coalition of humans and Necron, but it was only a temporary victory. The 13th Black Crusade ended with the victory of Abaddon and the Evil Gods behind him when tens of billions of people died, including about 850 million inhabitants of the planet Cadia. The Cadian Pylon network that Necron built on Cadia to prevent the expansion of the Eye of Terror from being destroyed, opened the way to Abaddon deeper into human territory, towards Terra. It also created a giant warp storm called the Great Rift that tore the border between reality and warpspace.
However, some survivors were lucky enough to escape Cadia with the help of the Eldar, and they allied with other races against the common enemy and revived Primarch Roboute Guilliman – the son of the Emperor, and is the leader of the mighty Ultramarine army. He had stopped Horus’s advance in the rebellion 11 millennia ago, and now once again saves the Imperium by defeating Abaddon, returning to Terra to meet his father and becoming Lord Commander, who truly leads the Imperium. of Man.
After defeating the Abaddon army, Roboute Guilliman conducted the Crusade Indomitus Crusade to once again unify the human empire. He acquired a new generation of the more powerful Space Marine called Primaris, and devoted the first century of the 42nd millennium to do this. What happened next is still in the imagination of the script writers for Warhammer 40k.