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How to get started with playing Warhammer 40K

Are you interested in entering the world of Games Workshops Warhammer 40k, but you're not sure where to start? Fear not, as we've got you covered with some detailed steps on how to get started.

First things first, you'll need to get your hands on some miniatures from Games Workshop. Luckily for you, the Games Emporium has you covered for all of your Games Workshop miniatures. There are various factions to choose from, each with its unique look and gameplay style, so take your time and decide what suits your taste. Starting with a small squad before diving in with a full army is wise, especially if you're on a budget.


Starting Factions

There are a number of Warhammer 40K factions that you can get started out with. As we've mentioned, each one has a unique playstyle with different units and rules. There are a number of factions that will be a good starting point for new players before learning some more advanced Warhammer 40K factions.

Space Marines

Space Marines are the poster boys of Warhammer 40k and are a great starting point for new players. They have a straightforward playstyle and are durable on the battlefield making you a formidable force from the get go. 

Astra Militarum

Commonly known as the Imperial Guard, Astra Militarum is an army composed of human soldiers and tanks. They have a massive variety of units and are great for players who enjoy fielding large amounts of troops.


Necrons are an ancient race of robot-like beings who have recently awakened from a long slumber. They have a unique playstyle and are a good choice for players who like durable units.


Tyranids are an alien race that consumes everything in their path. They have a unique playstyle and are a great choice for players who enjoy a more aggressive playstyle - although perhaps are a more complicated faction.

After selecting your faction, you need to assemble and paint your miniatures. It may seem like a daunting task, but it's an essential part of the Warhammer 40k experience. You'll need some brushes, paints, and some patience. You can always use online tutorials and guides to help you through the process. It isn't compulsory to paint your miniatures. You can play with them unpainted once you've assembled them - but where's the fun in that?

Once you've got your miniatures painted, it's time to get familiar with the game's rules. The rulebook may be thick, but don't let that discourage you. You can start with the basic rules and work your way up to the more advanced rules as you gain more experience. You can also attend events to learn from experienced players and improve your knowledge of the game.

Finding a group of players to play with is essential to Warhammer 40k, and there are various ways to do that. Start by attending events at your local Games store. There are also various online communities and forums where you can find like-minded players. You can even organize your own games with friends who are also interested in playing the game, or perhaps you just want to sit down around a table painting with mates.

Warhammer 40k can be an exciting and rewarding experience for anyone who enjoys strategy games and painting miniatures. Taking the time to choose a faction, assemble, and paint your miniatures, learn the rules, and find a group of mates to play with can be challenging at first, but it's an excellent way to get involved in a vibrant and exciting community that thanks to Games Workshop's constant releases, is ever changing. So grab your brushes, roll some dice, and join the ranks of the Warhammer 40k players today!

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