Newbie Notes: The Basics of Warhammer 40K Lore

Warhammer 40,000 takes place in the future Milky Way Galaxy, where the Imperium of Man controls most of the solar systems. In the brutal galaxy of cruelty and destruction, humanity has blasted its way across the stars in a never-ceasing quest to exterminate every single race that is not human: full-blown genocide, even against any non-hostile alien society they find.