For over a hundred years people have been using toy soldiers for advanced sessions of wargaming, but after the advent of Dungeons & Dragons in the 1970s new styles of tabletop play that incorporated more outlandish characters and fantastical narratives grabbed the imaginations of gamers and nerds across the world. Of those tabletop systems the most cultlike and loyal fans belong to Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 which updated classic fantasy tropes with a sci-fi setting and so much raw testosterone that playing one game could make your voice deeper. Hulking space marines and rabid orks, legions of absurd ships and vehicles, and factions battling countless counter-factions all contained in a dense lore spanning millenia. 

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Here's 25 Warhammer 40K memes that are worth more than a fully-painted Imperial Dreadnaught miniature.:

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warhammer board meeting comic
via Cognative




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warhammer memes
via the-pyxis-child

 

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via bigmanmac14

 

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space marines
via Paladins_Interminus



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by the emporer

 

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exterminus office memes
via never-gonna-give-who-up

 

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via bigmanmac14

 

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the emporer
via Der_Spanier

 

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Warhammer 40K Memes To Help You Purge the Heretics
via 40Kmemepage

 

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bolter hello girlfriend thing

 

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toy story pixar warhammer 40k memes
via theseanstrosity

 

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chaos undivided
via chaosundivided

 

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emperor thing
via laboratorium-ix

 

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heretic
via ABabyEater

 

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nameilikedwereken
via namesilikedweretaken

 

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anime warhammer senpai
via Lutherniel

 

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via ABabyEater

 

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csi meme
via chandilier

 

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warboss
via warboss

 

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warhammer 40k what a wonderful war
via chandilier