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Space Marines

Start your Warhammer 40,000 journey with Space Marines, the iconic superhuman warriors of the Imperium. Get a Space Marine starter set, assemble and paint your miniatures, learn the game rules, expand your army with additional units and vehicles, and join a community to play and enjoy epic battles in the grim darkness of the far future!

Space Marines are a fictional group of superhuman soldiers in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, created by Games Workshop. They are the primary protagonists of the setting and serve as the elite fighting force of the Imperium of Man, a vast interstellar empire beset by enemies from within and without. Here are some key points about Space Marines:

  1. Origins: Space Marines were originally created by the Emperor of Mankind during the Great Crusade, a galaxy-spanning campaign to reunite humanity under his rule. They were genetically engineered warriors created from the genetic material of the Emperor himself and underwent rigorous training and enhancements to become the ultimate soldiers.

  2. Physiology: Space Marines are larger, stronger, and more resilient than ordinary humans, thanks to their genetic modifications and enhancements. They possess enhanced senses, advanced organs, and reinforced skeletal structures, making them formidable warriors on the battlefield.

  3. Chapters: Space Marines are organized into distinct Chapters, each with its own unique heraldry, traditions, and combat doctrines. The most famous Chapter is the Ultramarines, but there are hundreds of other Chapters, each with its own history and identity.

  4. Combat Doctrine: Space Marines are versatile warriors capable of engaging in a variety of missions, from rapid strikes and reconnaissance to siege warfare and orbital assaults. They are equipped with advanced power armour, deadly weapons, and formidable vehicles to carry out their missions.

  5. Gene-seed: Space Marines reproduce through a process known as gene-seed, which allows them to create new recruits from the genetic material of existing Space Marines. However, the process is fraught with dangers, and not all recruits survive the rigorous training and implantation procedures.

  6. Enemies: Space Marines face numerous enemies in the grim darkness of the 41st millennium, including traitorous Chaos Space Marines, alien xenos such as the Orks, Aeldari, and Tyranids, and malevolent entities from the Warp, the chaotic dimension that lies beyond reality.

  7. Heroes and Legends: Space Marines are celebrated as heroes and legends within the Imperium, revered for their bravery, loyalty, and martial prowess. Many Space Marines go on to become legendary figures whose deeds are immortalized in tales and legends.

Overall, Space Marines are iconic figures in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, representing the pinnacle of human achievement and the bulwark against the myriad threats that seek to extinguish humanity's light in the darkness of the far future.


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The Space Marines are numbered amongst the most elite warriors in the Imperium. Created by the Emperor himself from the genetic material of the demigod Primarchs, they are the ultimate soldiers for a cruel and terrible age. Join the fight with the Space Wolves, Dark Angels, Blood Angels, Black Templars, Ultramarines and Deathwatch.