Every single Warhammer 40k (WH40k) Faction Explained | Part 1

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Watch at: 00:00 / 00:00:20as someone who doesn't necessarily servebeyond the Shire but someone who canappreciate them you will not be gettingmy legs today as I'll be replacing themwith various things depending on whichfaction we are currently talking aboutadd a little bit more context andpossible comedy to whatever the hell Iam currently doing so hello everybody myname isbricky and this is going to be a longWatch at: 00:20 / 00:40video and a large project that has beengoing on for quite some time this is Ineed two hands for this this is everysingle Warhammer 40k race in kind of anutshell explained a little bit ofexplanation a little bit of lore alittle bit of talking about the tabletopbut mostly lore what they're all aboutWatch at: 00:40 / 01:00and also a little bit of background forthose of you who just have no clue whatWarhammer 40,000 is now you seeWarhammer & Warhammer 40,000 is auniverse people here plenty of but don'tknow a whole lot about they see ohthere's these dudes and big power armorwith chainsaw swords and they got thesebig old green orcs and there's some bugsWatch at: 01:00 / 01:20over there and everyone calls these guysweaves and then there's these spiky[ __ ] over here I don't get it I don'tunderstand where do I start well thisvideo is particularly for you or forthose of you who have a little bit ofknowledge which are kind of curiousabout each of the different races andfactions in Warhammerso overall the Warhammer universe isWatch at: 01:20 / 01:40vast when it comes to lore andbackground and each different faction isso different with the things that theybelieve in and some are human some aretrans human-like but they all have allthese crazy-ass electronics on themyou've got aliens and you've got thechaos factions and there's so much toWatch at: 01:40 / 02:00entail that I decide to embark on thisproject to tell you what each and everysingle one of them is about and what theWarhammer universe is about as well togive at least a little bit of an introto this extremely bloated but very veryenjoyable world that I and many otherspartake in so I will be explaining everyWatch at: 02:00 / 02:20single faction in the Warhammer 40kuniverse at least all the factions youcan play as and some smaller factionshere and there I will not be discussingabsolutelyeverything in it because that is alittle bit much and I'm not gonna go tomega deep into the lore I'm gonna giveyou a pretty solid overview of each ofWatch at: 02:20 / 02:40the different factions and have youlearned a little bit about them andwe'll discuss a little bit of thetabletop as well in case you are curiousabout that but for this episode entirelywe are discussing the Imperium of manbecause that takes up a fat chunk ofWarhammer lore what is Warhammer 40,000Watch at: 02:40 / 03:00well the 40,000 starts off is the year40,000 the 41st millennium that's whereit takes place is in the year 40,00041,000 ad you're already moreknowledgeable let me read you a quotefirst of many quotes in this video it isWatch at: 03:00 / 03:20the 41st millennium for more than ahundred years the emperor has sat amobile on the golden throne of earth heis the master of mankind by the will ofthe gods and master of a million worldby the might of his inexhaustible armieshe is a rotting carcass writhinginvisibly with power from the Dark AgeWatch at: 03:20 / 03:40of Technologyhe is the carrion Lord of the Imperiumfor whom a thousand souls are sacrificedevery day so that he may never truly dieto be a man in such times is to beamongst untold billions it is to live inthe cruelest and most bloody regimeimaginable these are the tales of thoseWatch at: 03:40 / 04:00times forget the power of technology andscience for so much has been forgottennever to be relearned forget the promiseof progress and understanding for in thegrim dark future there is only war thereis no peace amongst the stars only aneternity of carnage and slaughter andWatch at: 04:00 / 04:20the laughter of thirsting godseverything blows and it blows [ __ ]hardWarhammer is probably the most dark anddepressing universe's ever in fiction orat least like like top three everythingis so absurdly horrible destructive orWatch at: 04:20 / 04:40overpowered that it all kind of ends upcanceling itselfit's like dota war rages across thegalaxy interstellar travel is onlypossible due to sacrificing a thousandsouls a day to a rotting carcass of aman who'd you believe to be your GodWatch at: 04:40 / 05:00demonic gods and just demons tear openthe fabric of reality on a whim othersenos or even other humans end up killingeach other in untold billions across thegalaxy is a time of unending warslaughter and a bloodbath amongstWatch at: 05:00 / 05:20everybody planets are deemedunrecoverable and are completelydestroyed on a whim everything sucks butthat's like the charm of it seeeverything in Warhammer is evil butbeing evil is kind of fun like humanityin its own right is a xenophobicWatch at: 05:20 / 05:40prejudiced and religious zealot groupthat kill each other just as much asthey kill all of their enemies but andthey're like mid mid to high tier evilon the evil scale of Warhammer nobody isgood no matter who you areeveryone is at some flavor some color ofWatch at: 05:40 / 06:00evil whoever you pick you are going tobe the bad guy but that's the fun of itbecause being the bad guy is badassvillains are cool they look cool like acool off bits that got cool weapons theygot cool armies villains are cool manand when everyone is a villain everyoneis pretty cool that's what makes this socharming is that everyone can be the badWatch at: 06:00 / 06:20guy so let's start off talking about themain bad guy quote-unquote the Imperiumof man the Imperium of man is the mainEmpire of the human race all of humanityis under this one flag called theWatch at: 06:20 / 06:40Imperium and about 10,000 years agothere was a man he was the Emperor theEmperor of mankind a 10 foot tallpsychic demigod who led humanity acrossthe Stars to colonize tons and tons ofworlds create superhuman soldiers andreally bring humanityWatch at: 06:40 / 07:00to a new age this man the Emperor ofmankind was a psycho and a psycho islike a magician of sorts in the world of40k there is the warmth the immaterialkind of like hell but sort of like apurgatory dimension of Hell and a psychER is someone who can take that powerand manifest it through their mind toWatch at: 07:00 / 07:20use it to do stuff like witchcraft stuffmagicians stuff spells and lots of otherthings but we'd only get two into thatthe Emperor big boy seikar top tier aplus maybe even s now the Emperorcreated a bunch of sonsyes created a bunch of sons known as theprime arks he created 20 18 18 pry marksWatch at: 07:20 / 07:40to have them lead all of the differentlegions of humanity to the differentstars and plants to help colonize andbring it out these pry marks arebasically like little versions of theEmperor not all the marsai curse but alot of them are very very powerful andthey lead his special space marineWatch at: 07:40 / 08:00legions then this big [ __ ]happened called the Horus heresy wherethe Emperor's favorite son the primemark Horus ended up joining chaos andleading nine other well I guess eightnine of the 18 half half of his primemarks directly to earth to fight downthe Emperor himself now if you want to aWatch at: 08:00 / 08:20chaos remember I mentioned earlier thewarp that immaterial the hellish placein there relies the for chaos godsimagine like Satan and three otherSatan's the warp being kind of evilthose chaos gods that's the reason andso those chaos gods manipulated Horusand then Horus help manipulates allWatch at: 08:20 / 08:40eight other pry marks to lead this giantcoup directly on the Emperor on earthand they bumped up [ __ ] after this hugecivil war Horus died but not beforebrutally wounding the Emperor and rightat the end of his life they put theEmperor on this large golden throne onWatch at: 08:40 / 09:00earth in which he is now alive justbarely but slowly rotting awaypowering something called the astronomicon so long as he stays alive and is feda thousand people a day the astronomicon is likethe Northstar if you want to dointerstellar travel in 40k you need topass through that demonic warp IWatch at: 09:00 / 09:20mentioned earlier but how do you knowwhere you're going well the Emperor isthere putting a nice little navigatorright there he helps navigate you toknow where you're going if you want togo from Earth to some crazy solar systemacross the way you need to go throughthat warp and then you need to knowwhere you're going go through there andpop your way out it's like doing netherWatch at: 09:20 / 09:40travel in Minecraft so you can shortenthe distance between going to areas solong as the Emperor is alive and beingfed a thousand people a day to stayalive you can do that the moment he diesand they're still our travels gone forall of humanityyou're so boned now since the HorusWatch at: 09:40 / 10:00heresy ten thousand years agothe Imperium has fallen from gracesubstantially all technology has startedto dwindle and die there is now giantfundamental religious extremists thatnow believed the Emperor of mankind wasa deity a true Living God which isprobably the last thing the EmperorWatch at: 10:00 / 10:20would have wanted to be remembered forso now you have this thing called theecclesia key which is this giant churchentirely devoted to spreading the goodword of the emperor he is now the holyEmperor God the God Emperor of mankindand all of the Imperium has taken upworshipping him to the fullest extentWatch at: 10:20 / 10:40and killing anything that is a humanityin his name the Imperium has thisfuturistic gothic tone to it and a heftyreligious zealotry to them if you thinkanything against the Emperorthat's heresy and you deserve to diethat is called being a heretic hereticsWatch at: 10:40 / 11:00die in 40k there is no such thing asfreedom of religion there is no suchthing as freedom of speech so long asyou are against the Emperor there is nosuch thing as any kind of toleranceeveryone is a religious zealot some morethan othersbut no matter what you preach in thatgood word so right now everyone inWatch at: 11:00 / 11:20humanity is trying to expand theirempire across the stars if you are aheretic someone who doesn't believe inEmperor you are deserving of death ifyou believe in the chaos gods you arealso a heretic and you deserve death ifyou are an alien race of any kind youare a filthy xenos and you deserve deathWatch at: 11:20 / 11:40as well so long as the murder continuesand humanity expands the Imperium of manis very very happy however the largestfighting force of this Imperium is mypersonal favorite faction and the firstfaction we will discuss the Astra milletArum or also known as the Imperial GuardWatch at: 11:40 / 12:00[Music]the Imperial Guard is the main fightingforce of the Imperium and in a world ofhorrifying creatures galacticmonstrosities the literal demonsthemselves breaking through the fabricof time to kill you the Imperial Guardour untold billions of regular men andWatch at: 12:00 / 12:20women wearing a modern day like flakarmor with a laser rifle this is thehumble as gun the main weapon of theImperial Guardit fires superheated plasma lasers at anextremely fast fire rate is reliableWatch at: 12:20 / 12:40never jams it can blow off limbs giantholes and concrete it is overall anextremely devastating weapon in modernday it is one of the weakest in the 40kuniverse yeah a laser rifle that neverjams it could blow off limbs one of theweakest weapons that's the world we'reWatch at: 12:40 / 13:00in right now but who cares because theImperial Guard has in each battle fivehundred thousand of these men and womenthirty thousand large armored tanks tenthousand artillery batteries theImperial Guard wins through sheernumbers and firepower they kind of havethis world war one world war two styleWatch at: 13:00 / 13:20aesthetic with legions of Guardsmen aswell as high company commanders andgenerals on the field along with themand multiple kinds of truths a normalImperial Guard battle starts off withartillery long lines of artillerycracking the crust of the planetunderneath the enemiesWatch at: 13:20 / 13:40and as this barrage continues hundredsof thousands of Guardsmen see a sea ofguardsmen surges forward firing andcharging and everything possible whilethe planet rumbles as tanks roll upbehind them gunships block out the SunWatch at: 13:40 / 14:00and tanks block out the dirt with thesteps on hub prints of millions ofguardsmen it is through numbers andsheer thundering firepowerthey are the first and last line ofdefense for the Imperium and make up ahuge bulk of the battles the ImperialGuard is also made up of tons ofdifferent kinds of regiments the catagenWatch at: 14:00 / 14:20jungle fighters live in a death worldthat it's more hospitable than almostany firefight they'll ever get into sothey just have this steroid lookinggiant knife rambo predator lookingsons-of-bitches where nothing isanywhere near as scary as a simple nighton their home planetyou have the Vall Holland winterWatch at: 14:20 / 14:40soldiers who haven't filled their toesin 300 years the Morty and Iron Guardwho are more interested in making theirshoes shine than actually fighting abattle and then of course the big onethe KD ins from Cadia the biggest exportof Guardsmen in the entirety of theWatch at: 14:40 / 15:00Imperium you will fire your first gun atfive you will disassemble and reassembleit at ten you will have poundingartillery drills day in and day out atfifteen and you'll fight your firstswarm Lord at sixteen and if youmentioned kDa you will burst into anunrelenting amount of tears and sadnesslike I do daily to quote I have a micWatch at: 15:00 / 15:20command an entire battle group of theImperial Guard fifty regiments includingspecialized drop troops stealth errsmechanized formations armored companiescombat engineers and mobile artilleryover half a million fighting men andthirty thousand tanks and artillerypieces are mined to command Emperor'sWatch at: 15:20 / 15:40show mercy to the fool that standsagainst me for I shall not the ImperialGuard are my personal favorite factionin 40k there the army I collect the mostthe ones I enjoy playing the most andthe one I enjoy in thesince Allah there's something about justa regular man with a laser rifle beingtold to charge the horrors of thisWatch at: 15:40 / 16:00universe and willingly doing so for hisGod Emperorit's just poetic they actuallyrepresents the main Imperial Guardtactics pretty welllarge amounts of artillery that doesn'trequire a line of sight lots of Tankstons of infantry drop troops andgunships overall they're pretty similarWatch at: 16:00 / 16:19to how they sound though a little bitexpensive to collect unfortunately andthey don't hit a lot they have a bit ofa bad aim but you don't really carebecause you're just drowning them inshots however if you want more accuratefire and specialization we can move onto talk about Spitz means the Angels ofWatch at: 16:19 / 16:40Death are up nextSpace Marines are genetically engineeredsuper soldiers and superhumans they'regiven extra organs their skin tissue istoughen their bones are stronger they'retaller than the average personthey're pretty massive people and theseare these specialized super soldiersWatch at: 16:40 / 17:00that carry out a lot of the morespecific tasks for the Imperium andthere's tons of legions of them in factthere's one / Primark each Primark theEmperor's son as I mentioned beforeoversees their legion of space marinesthe genetic upgrade they get is based onthe genes of said Primark somethingcalled a gene seed that's what bringsWatch at: 17:00 / 17:20them up to this like superhuman level asstated each Primark has their own legionrobot girly-man has the Ultramarinesjagat icon has the white scars a RogelDorne has the Imperial fists Corvuscorax has the Raven guard there's awhole bunch of other side sections thatare also extremely interesting and havea little bit more of a twist on theWatch at: 17:20 / 17:40average Space Marines which we willdiscuss in a bit humorously enough Idon't have a whole lot to say aboutSpace Marines they're super humanly fastand in fact it's been said that nothingthat large should move that quick thesemen in power are moving at blazing fastspeeds their reflexes are faster theirskin is tougher they are overall justextremely powerful soldiers in factWatch at: 17:40 / 18:00where they differ it comes down to whichSpace Marine Legion we're talking aboutfor instance the ultramarines done byrobot girlgilli mandela gila blue are the mainblue boys strong in almost every way thejack-of-all-trades kind of group thatare a little bit too strong and that'slore problem but the white scars byWatch at: 18:00 / 18:20jacket icon are all about speed freaksgo fast we're talking attack bikes we'retalking laying speeders you want to goin quick you want to hit him hard youwant them to be swarming around likebuzz flies buzz buzz saw buzz saws withthe speed of buzz saws[ __ ] you pale king salamanders love fireWatch at: 18:20 / 18:40fire in the Forge fire in battle flamersmelter guns multi melt 'as just so longas them they can be burning that's bigand they're also actually some of thenicest of the Space Marines a lot ofSpace Marines have this kind of likeholier-than-thou thing because of theirgenetic strengthhowever the salamanders tend to putWatch at: 18:40 / 19:00human lives above the lives ofthemselves which is actually rather rarethey're also all black but not like justregular black like like 2 a.m. line at aWhite Castle black like they have acharcoal dark ashy exterior and blazingred eyesapparently something about living onWatch at: 19:00 / 19:20their home planet of Nocturne which Idon't know that makes much sense but whocares this is like Fantasyland anywayoverall salamanders are actually mypersonal favorite legions becausethey're just really cool they're fun toplay as cause of all their flavorweapons and they have a nice like moreheartwarming lore as opposed to beingsuper evil like everyone else is oh myWatch at: 19:20 / 19:40god we're not even a quarter of the waythrough the Space Marine legionsImperial fists believe in the power ofthe siege and defensive positions ravenguards master of stealth and sabotagewhile having burned helmets iron handsmasters of machines and vehicles whilebeing really goddamn good at being soldon ebay after one nerf space wolves ofVikings and wolves and tons of wolvesWatch at: 19:40 / 20:00and and axes badasses fur everywherespace wolves so angry big teeth bloodangels the genetic defect to make themwant to drink blood and go crazy calledthe red thirst they have Cupid wings andstuff it's a little bit strange and theyare all super gay for sanguinis darkangels are old-schoolWatch at: 20:00 / 20:20nice and inner-circle theme n/a you aheretic me no never Death Watch FancyPants the anti xenos group that nobodyplays because death watch and look coolthough but no one no one plays them Idon't know about that watch there thereWatch at: 20:20 / 20:40though black Templars for the people whoif you haven't prayed at least threetimes a day you're gonna start prayingout that airlock and I'm sure there'ssome other chapters I may have missed aswell like crimson fist and stuff butthose are the main ones right here herehere quote from the Emperor himself theyshall be my finest warriors these menwho give of themselves to me like clay IWatch at: 20:40 / 21:00shall mold them in the furnace of war Ishall forge them they shall be of ironwill and steel EC new in great armor Ishall clad them and with the mightiestweapons shall they be armed they will beuntouched by plague or disease nosickness shall blight them they shallhave such tactics strategies andWatch at: 21:00 / 21:20machines that no foe will best them inbattlethey are my bulwark against the terrorthey are my defenders of humanity theyare my Space Marines and they shall knowno fear and on the tabletop they [ __ ] ohthey [ __ ] hard as of making this videoSpace Marines are laughably strong thatmight change at some point but overallWatch at: 21:20 / 21:40Space Marines just have the it's like aSwiss Army knife a tool for anything youneed except it's like a gold platedSwiss Army knife it is extremely strongif you are actually getting into thetabletop of Warhammer Space Marines area great start also whatever gameplaystyle you have whether you want to beWatch at: 21:40 / 22:00sit back with long-range and heavyweaponry go fast and run in or even justfull melee all of these options aretotally there for youSpace Marines are super badass butunfortunately it's time we start prayingto our new god the 2011 Honda Civic sois it any wonder people are afraid oftechnology technology the Adept is mikeWatch at: 22:00 / 22:20anarchists the dentists mechanicus are atechnophile cult on mars now thesepeople are a little bit weird becausethey don't actuallyreally believe in the Emperor of mankindand you might think oh whoa whoa whoaBerkey that sounds like some heresyWatch at: 22:20 / 22:40a little bit they believe in the emperorthey believe in his power but they don'tpray to him they pray to somethingcalled the omnis SIA and the omnis SIAis this kind of machine god they believepermeates in all machines and if youthink well wait a minute they believe ina different God as well that sounds likeWatch at: 22:40 / 23:00super heresy well yes ish but they alsomake all your guns and they make allyour tanks and they make everything thatyou have so you can't really tell themthe [ __ ] offWatch at: 23:00 / 23:20because you're not gonna win nothing ifyou don't got stuff to shoot people withsee there omnis aya at least makes sensefrom their standpoint they believe it tobe a deity that permeates through allmachines your Honda Civic your standardbolt gum you're doing Strider WalkerWatch at: 23:20 / 23:40your giant mechs your huge ships theomnis ayahs present through all and theonly reason your stuff works is becausethe machines spirit in it says it worksif you want your gun to work your tankto run you must pray to it and I meanfull stop you still need to startWatch at: 23:40 / 24:00chanting in high gothic you need to burnincense you need to sit on your kneesand pray to that carb you need to ruboil on your robes and you need to go ahome I'm gonna homina homina hominahomina homina . if you want your damnthing to work if you want your gun tofire you need to do thatWatch at: 24:00 / 24:20they are very bizarre and they actuallyhave a bit of a point because it'sobviously working and if you look atthem I don't know how that works so theyobviously know something about whatthey're doing the most notable member ofthe adidas mechanicus is arch MagosMattos whateverWatch at: 24:20 / 24:40Belisarius call look atdude who does dude yeah that this is thegroup we're talking about these arethese weirdos here the omnis I encouragethe the credo credo on Messiah there isno truth in flesh only betrayal there isWatch at: 24:40 / 25:00no strength in flesh only weaknessthere is no constancy in flesh onlydecay there is no certainty in flesh butdeath flesh is weakness flesh is deaththe omnis aya is the god of the machinesand if you wish to be whole if you wishto be holy if you wish to give unto himWatch at: 25:00 / 25:20you must saw down your limbs and removeyour organs and replace them ofmechanical parts because that is what hewants and that is how you will becomeenlightened hard techno files mixed withreligious extremism that is mechanicusnow for their army side of things theyare at the Sicari thus qatari operateWatch at: 25:20 / 25:40with very bizarre weaponry and lots ofdifferent kinds of vehicles tanks anddifferent people in between there veryweird but they have extremely wacky andenjoyable and in fact quite effectiveboth in the real game and in the loreweaponry and gear overall as an army onthe tabletop there very weird and have aWatch at: 25:40 / 26:00whole bunch of different shenanigans butif you like kinda quirky wacky technothing I'd give him a pick-up helpthey're so paranoid Lee I gotta keepgoing they're so paranoid and crazythese dunes Striders you see right hereone guy was able to make them work oneguy and he died and they're so scaredthey'll never work again that they keepWatch at: 26:00 / 26:20them on and they never turn them off andthey run around in a circle the wholetime until they need them and then theyCorral it and they go to battle yep theAdept is mechanicus now if you want totalk about faith though Oh looks likeabout the sisters of battle has fallenWatch at: 26:20 / 26:40the sisters of barrel of the adept Asstsorority oz if that's how I pronounce itcorrectly is an all-female group ofbattle sisters going through theecclesia our key section of the Imperiumthe includes your key is of course thechurch this is imagine a private army ofWatch at: 26:40 / 27:00the church which is scary and it is thesisters are an extremely zealous forceand they take this to a full extremethey believe in three main things faithmartyrdom and fire through the bolterthe flamer and the melter the sisters ofWatch at: 27:00 / 27:20battle are extremely potent at takingout chaos and heretics mainly hereticsbecause as they are a fighting sectionof the ecclesia Church that's the bigthing they want to kill any form ofheretic will face the Emperor's justicethrough those three main weapons thebolter the flamer and the melter andWatch at: 27:20 / 27:40they will do so with extreme prejudiceliterally they are the closest things wehave to nuns in space and I'm talkinghardcore nuns they carry holy fire ontheir backs they have holy blood booksand sigils all across their armor theirWatch at: 27:40 / 28:00main battle tank is a [ __ ] pipe organmissile launcher they have small babiesthat they have like removed their braincapacity to make them little servantCheryl's to fly around and give themammunition and [ __ ] they drop churchesWatch at: 28:00 / 28:20from low orbit as many drop pods ontobattles they drop churches into battlesand they blare war hymns and holy musicfrom their frigates in low atmosphereand shower holy water across thebattlefield these are the people you areWatch at: 28:20 / 28:40dealing with and they're [ __ ] awesomethey can literally stave off demons onthe tabletop because their faith is thatstrong remember the warp thedemons from the warp well the warp alsomanifests in your mind all of yourWatch at: 28:40 / 29:00emotions negative and positive gothrough the warp it's the immaterial theplace of all things so if you are thatmentally fortified that mentally strongyou can stave off a horrifying demonsand all these girls oh not a crack not acrack in that mental armor now so muchWatch at: 29:00 / 29:20as a meme as they are and as much astheir models look a lot like on go on gogo blow galiyan yeah which i can't unseeanymore I gotta say I love their designI think they're extremely cool they'reanother army that I'm currentlycollecting they just released a wholenew line of figures very recently andWatch at: 29:20 / 29:40they look wonderfuleverything from celestine the livingliterally undying saint from the triumphof saint catherine which has literally afuneral procession as a model thoseorgan tanks I mentioned earlier this[ __ ] is the most over-the-top badass 3Watch at: 29:40 / 30:00in a lot of the Warhammer universe andgoddamn it is it over-the-top butsisters are battle are so coolwhile I'm a guardsman at heart oh thisis such a cool faction by bolter she'llflamer burst and melt a blast themutants the heretic and the traitorWatch at: 30:00 / 30:20alike are cleansed of their sin ofexistence so it has been for fivemillennia so shall it be until the endof time and speaking of burning demonsthe gray Knights are the first army IWatch at: 30:20 / 30:40actually collected back in seventhedition the Granite's are a supersecretive and much more old-school lookat power armored Knights except they areall psychos all of them have that crazyspace magic magician [ __ ] for everyhundred thousand Guardsmen there's oneWatch at: 30:40 / 31:00gray knight for every ten thousandsisters of battle there's one grayknight for every thousand Space Marinesthere's one great Knight gray Knightsare the strongest of the strong both inmental will and absolute just strengththese are Space Marines that are allhigh-level psychos all of them able tospecifically do one goal and that isWatch at: 31:00 / 31:20kill demonsthe Emperor believed that the demons ofchaos were the number one threats to theImperium and he probably is righthowever this group is entirely based ondoing thatthrough a myriad of tactics coming fromthe planet or I guess the moon of TitanWatch at: 31:20 / 31:40in the Sol system the grey knights arethrown through extremely rigoroustraining and are as clear of mind andsoul as they possibly can besince the demons of the warp are thewarp and your mind projects to the warppeople can go insane very fastespecially lower level psychos thesegreat ice need to be able to harness theWatch at: 31:40 / 32:00warp in the presence of demons and stayperfectly sane one of their characterson my favourite characters is namedcastle and crow he has a demon blade theblack blade of a Mahama Hama and he hasto have it on him because it temptseveryone near by constantly beckoningthem use my power use my strength suckWatch at: 32:00 / 32:20my peniswhatever the possibility and so he hasto keep it on him all the time as thisthing whispers to him consistently andhe has to stave it off forever beingalone in his chambers or on theWatch at: 32:20 / 32:39battlefield because anyone who gets tooclose to it might be tempted a littletoo hard he is that pure of heart andmind and all the characters in the grayKnights are basically like that the onlyissue isgray nights have a scorched-earth policymore ways than one if they're fightingdemons demons corrupted make peoplecrazy so if I'm a guardsmanWatch at: 32:39 / 33:00and I'm fighting demons and the grayknights arrive and they kill the demonsI'm a risk and so guess who's not makingit out of there on the tabletop they'revery strike fast strike heart kind ofpeople they teleport all around theplace there are fast strike groups smallamounts of models because they're soWatch at: 33:00 / 33:20dang strong you only have so manycharacters but with it you get in thereyou're very tough very tanky you hitreally hard and you try to bounce aroundthe battlefield quickly but you don'thave numbers and so every dead graynight it's really damn hard they're funthough if you like that kind of faststriking kind of army oh and also KaldorDrago is a thing where I didn't get intoWatch at: 33:20 / 33:39Kaldor Drago all right that is oh mygoodness graciousI am the hammer I am the mail about hisfistI am the spear in his hand though we arelost I am the shield on his arm I am theflight of his arrowsI am the hammer I am the sword I am theshield I am a soldier at the battle atWatch at: 33:39 / 34:00the end of time great nights servedpretty hardcore they are as holy as youcan get for a space of marina if youlike Space Marines and you want to youknow their holy enough you want to beholier great Knights now you want to beholier and be good let's talk ImperialKnightsdo you like gigantic walkers the size ofWatch at: 34:00 / 34:20homes or medium sized buildings do youwanna kill heretics but you want to killlike 40 of them per turn do you want agigantic old-school knight noble housestyle of walkers with giant Shane's armsthen you got Imperial Knights periodWatch at: 34:20 / 34:40Knightsit's not a hard to talk about thembecause they're just gigantic walkersbut they have this old-school like housefeel to them I glitter like there arehouses each Imperial Knight comes from ahouse and each of them act in their ownspecial way these behemoths of walkersalso destroy almost everything in theirWatch at: 34:40 / 35:00path killing full swaths of squads in acouple shotsstepping on legions of troops like thesethings do not mess around and they lookso cool Imperial Knights and chaosKnights actually for that matter don'thave a whole lot to discuss they're justsuper big heavy walkers and they lookWatch at: 35:00 / 35:20different depending on your house orchaos god you currently believe in andover all these things are just reallycool if you want to murder everything inyour path with a big scary Big Unit ofWarhammer and if you want to collectthem go to town they make for a greatpainting project to game over back downto earth let's try something a littlebit a little bit different a little moregoldWatch at: 35:20 / 35:40if guardsmen are regular soldiers SpaceMarines are super soldiers grey knightsare super super soldiers the Adeptdisgusto DS are super soldiers cubed theidentities custodies are the third majorarmy i own i know three armies I know Igot carried away okay but that's all IWatch at: 35:40 / 36:00only have three okaythey are our final brand of SpaceMarines but these ones are super specialok if a Guardsman is 6 foot a SpaceMarine is 7 feet a custodian is 8 feetthese are the giant defenders of holyWatch at: 36:00 / 36:20Terra which is also earth earth is TerraTerra themselves these are the peoplethat literally guard the Emperor'sthrone room hence custody's these boysprotect the Emperor's throne room at alltimes and are literally like handcraftedpeople they're not humans brought up bya gene serum and these are allhandcrafted super soldiers I think fromWatch at: 36:20 / 36:40a tube these behemoths of men are likeeight feet eight and a half feet talland functionally immortal they standstill spear at hand for hundreds ofyearswhatever need to sleep and barely eventhe need to eat watching over the throneWatch at: 36:40 / 37:00room and every other area of holy Terrafor their entire purpose in life and ohmy lordare they terrifying these custodians putSpace Marines to shame if you liked yoursuper soldiers here's super megasoldiers one of thethese men can take on probably threeSpace Marines and most likely win thereWatch at: 37:00 / 37:20are many different groups of custodiansas well at the solar watch or there'salso on my personal favorite theequivalent shield the equivalent shieldgo out to seemingly unimportantindividuals and protect them becausethey believe that they are gonna bedoing something very important in theirlives for instance let's say a regularGuardsman gets the protection of thisgiant in a half foot tall golden GodWatch at: 37:20 / 37:40because that Guardsman will end upbecoming a general one day or somethingof that nature the custodians work inmysterious ways and are almost alwaysoutnumbered but never outmatched thesepeople are pretty horrifying both on thetabletop as well as in the lore thereare very few of them however and there'sWatch at: 37:40 / 38:00actually extremely small amount of thembut that's kind of the point there'sonly so many of these people that canhave war gear this strong weapons thispowerful and training this good and thecustodians have all three of it for 100years I stood my watch amidst the sombreshadows of the sanctum Imperialis I wasWatch at: 38:00 / 38:20still as a statue but always readyalways attuned to dangers unseen daysmonths years passed by in a frenziedblur beyond those wallsyet within little moved and nothingchanged for 100 years I did not but waityet had any threat appeared I would haveWatch at: 38:20 / 38:40struck it down in a heartbeat for 100years I stood my watch and as it ends Ican tell you thispatience is a weapon the custodians arethe top dogs of the Imperium and theyhurt just that same way though I do wantto discuss a little bit about thesisters of silence before we get out ofhere because the sisters of silence IWatch at: 38:40 / 39:00also have a few of and they're reallyfun but they don't get enough attentionthese kind of bald plume ladies are awhole group of pariahs are also known asblanks we'll be referring to them asblanks from now on so as every mind issomewhat connected to the warp theseblanks are a genetic mutation that isWatch at: 39:00 / 39:20has it suppressed heavily because ofthat mind suppression normal people feelthis weird like uncomfortnature went around them when a sister ofsilence walks past them you feel ill youfeel just uncomfortable and strange somost of them don't actually live pastWatch at: 39:20 / 39:40childhood because once they are birthedthey're well you know killed orsomething at a very young age becausethey just emit a horrifying aura theseladies however are guardians of thethrone as well for more psychic threatssee none of the custodians are psycho sowe have a difficult time dealing withmajor demons and other kinds of psychicWatch at: 39:40 / 40:00phenomena these sisters are extremelyspecialized in it all of them taking avow of silence as they don't speak hencethe term such as a silence but theycommunicate through hand gestures andthings of that nature but if there's ademon issue if there's any kind of warpbased problem the sisters are extremelyadept at dealing with them thanks totheir blank jean they normally work aWatch at: 40:00 / 40:20lot of time with the custodians becausethey have to deal with both kinds ofthreats but they're not represented thatway on the tabletop in fact they onlyhave like one real model forum which isvery unfortunate I hope they'll getsomething new soon because I think theyshould really be working together as itis that way in the lore but hopefullywe'll get there soon but if we'retalking about blanks let's talkWatch at: 40:20 / 40:40assassinsit's been a long video we're bout toround it out we got this and one morehuman thing and then we're donethe assassins though the officioassassin Oram oh boy these people aredeadly the COS asses they should be butWatch at: 40:40 / 41:00these people will mess you up so theseare from the officio assassin Oram avery special organization and they arehandpicked by the Grand Master of theofficial assassin norm from the [ __ ] wasit called scola progeny 'm it'sWatch at: 41:00 / 41:20basically an orphan school your parentsgot murdered by demons or something youget sent to this and you get trained tobe whatever tempest' has dropped troopan Inquisitor maybe even maybe you get ablank gene and you get thrown into thesisters silence or sometimes you justdisappear when you are taking howeveryou go to one of four temples becausethe assassin Oram works in the templeWatch at: 41:20 / 41:40style of things each these temples arethe vinda care calexis Calibos and eversore temples we'll start with aVindicator I'm far away I've beensitting here for three weeksboo The Vindicator temple is the mainsniper based temple gigantic sniperWatch at: 41:40 / 42:00rifles for all these assassins theirwhole point is to be able to be in aspot and sit there I in scope for weekswaiting for their perfect target takingpeople out from literal miles away afterextremely long time periods the vindaWatch at: 42:00 / 42:20care temple is about precise perfect aimthere have been reports of vinda caresbeing able to single out particular bodyparts from over two three miles awaytemples in the head the jugularfor instance and been sitting thereafter weeks and when they're ready takethat shot time is done packs them up theWatch at: 42:20 / 42:40Kaldas temple however is a lot moreabout shape-shifting and deviantART it'smostly a female based one or loose itseems to be and this allows a lot ofbody augmentation for certs individualsto be able to transform themselves andof infiltrate areas that are problemsWatch at: 42:40 / 43:00these assassins will end up takingmissions that take them years to threeyears to infiltrate a heretical groupand slowly work their way up just to getenough time to put a bullet into themain targets head and then escapeunharmed or become the main target andWatch at: 43:00 / 43:20sabotage it from with them these are allcompletely about deception mind trickspolymorphic and everything in betweenand lots of drawings lots of drawingsthe ever sore temple just kind ofdisturbing one the ever sore temple isabout when you don't want anything tocome back alive friend or foe you wantWatch at: 43:20 / 43:40it all dead and ever sore is psychogenicAllah conditioned with justpsychotherapy and psychological tortureto only feel violence hatred and angerit does the clockwork orange' style ofthing of just making you forced to watchnever-ending pain and misery and andpsycho conditioning I guess is the termWatch at: 43:40 / 44:00and then they pump you full of tons ofpsychedelic drugs and they cryofreezeyou and then they drop you in an areawhere they just want to make sureeverything is dead and then you defrostfull of just all this insanemind-boggling psychotherapy and andWatch at: 44:00 / 44:20psychedelic drugs and you just go totown yeah if you you don't care ifanyone comes back alive you're like allright lost cause send them in finallythere's the most bizarre temple thecalexis temple the closest assassins arefeared even among the other temples soWatch at: 44:20 / 44:40that blank jean the people will go tothe calexis temple with this as well andthis is where they could harness that tobe massively anti psychotic euler peoplethey are seen with extreme fear anddistrust among many many people they aredescribed by the Eldar by quote as beingWatch at: 44:40 / 45:00pure evilimagine that uncomfortable feeling fromthat blank jean i mentioned and thenimagine them being taught and givenequipmentto amplify it by a hundred if normallyregular people feel uncomfortable nowthey are basically akin to being a sirenWatch at: 45:00 / 45:20wailing directly in your ear and ifyou're a psychooh no the sheer presence of a clucksassassin is enough for you to tear yourskin off you will rather gouge your eyesout and rip your nails off then evenbeing near this person the closestassassin is when you want psychos toliterally lose their minds and they willWatch at: 45:20 / 45:40go on their knees and ask you to gunthem down because it is a suitablechoice over being anywhere near you themodel of that temple is that which isunknown and unseen commands the greatestfear now for the tabletop assassinsaren't that special you can call them inno matter what Imperium faction you areWatch at: 45:40 / 46:00and they do a lot of work for themselvesbut at the same time they're veryspecialized and require a lot of finesseand they work the way you generally wantthem to though you want to cause somedistortion and weird stubby take acallus you want just murder swath ofinfantry and then blow up ever sore youwant to kill that one guy vinda Karin ifyou have a lot of psychos calexis it'sWatch at: 46:00 / 46:20nice little like jack-of-all-trades ifyou have a specific thing you want tokill and you get to choose which whichis really fun but now let's talk aboutthe last human faction we can round thisvideo out before we do part two theInquisition and we have a lot to talkabout with them oh boy where do I evenWatch at: 46:20 / 46:40begin with the Inquisition take you takeevery secret police you can think of theKGB the Gestapo the CIA FBI any of thesekinds of people and then mark it up byabout ten and give them the most powerin the entire Imperium no you know whatWatch at: 46:40 / 47:00about this this this right here it's notjust a quote this is the imperial mottothe motto of the Inquisition I apologizefor my bad pronunciation in essentiaNikhil crobat innocenceWatch at: 47:00 / 47:20proves nothing the most powerfulorganization in the Imperium the secretpolice their number-one motto isinnocence proves nothingthe Inquisition goes around like theWatch at: 47:20 / 47:40secret police or like detectives to findissues in the Imperium and they haddifferent Ordos depending on which we'retalking about the Ordo heretic hiss theor dozy knows the Ordo malleus forinstance and a whole bunch of other onesheretic hiss is obvious they deal withheretics Zeno's tries to find alienthreats and malleus as demons they allWatch at: 47:40 / 48:00have different specializations in whatthey're trying to go for as thisInquisitor and that's what they'recalled inquisitors each of them as anacquisitive rein to do as they wish theymay have a ship and a crew and they goout to find problems and interrogatepeople a lot they are above the law inWatch at: 48:00 / 48:20every department over Space Marines nowthe Space Marines might argue againstthem and stuff and there might be a lotof blowback but technically they areabove them as inquisitors they arelooking to investigate and figure outcoos and Colts and demonic incursionsand possible xenos issues like geneWatch at: 48:20 / 48:40stealers or new a threat coming into anarea they're about learning that stuffand actually doing detective work andmemes aside they're pretty good at itthe Inquisition having all of this powerdoes make them a little bit power-hungryand a frantic sometimes and yes it isstill a bad thing but most of them arepretty good at their job and they spenda lot of time being very diligent toWatch at: 48:40 / 49:00make sure that all these leads theyfollow are properly correct they'rebasically space detectives with justenormous power and sometimes a bit of apower complex and we haven't even talkedabout exterminate us yet exterminate usexterminate us is deeming a planet unfitto be saved I deem that this planet isWatch at: 49:00 / 49:20demon infested and taking it back willcause too many resources and is notworth it I have now commit exterminateus on this planetI will now sign the death warrant of anentire Imperium planetas it is unfit to take and better to bedestroyed that allow the enemy to holdWatch at: 49:20 / 49:40it this can mean saturation bombardmentsthis can mean cracking the planet's coreand breaking it apart doesn't matterrender this planet inhospitable to alllife yes the innocence proves nothingpeople are the only people who canWatch at: 49:40 / 50:00choose this planet must die in itsentirety yeah you're playing the villainnow it is meme the lot but mostinquisitors are very rare to doexterminate us sir Manasa is a verycrazy thing there's only so many worldsthat you don't want to destroy all ofWatch at: 50:00 / 50:20them now naturally with the memes asidethere are some people who are a littlebit rough on this one but mostinquisitors generally don't like to doAksarben toss a tongue but it is anoption they have and it's a crazy optionwhen you think about it secret policeInquisition are unfortunately notWatch at: 50:20 / 50:40represented a tabletop very much yougenerally kind of put one in your armyif you like it you have a couple specialoptions there and some side contents butthey're not really fleshed out very welland personally they need a lot morestuff put in there and they really needa lot more effort put into them andthey're not quite where I want them tobe overall the Inquisition makes for alaw the best storytelling as wellWatch at: 50:40 / 51:00because it's a little bit hard to talkabout a big story of a whole bunch ofSpace Marines killing something rightit's just a big battle story it's not asinteresting having that intrigue in thatmoral dilemma that an Inquisitor hasmakes for a lot better media andhonestly the more people do it I thinkit's better because then it adds alittle more humanity to the warhammerWatch at: 51:00 / 51:20horrible horrible grim darkness and Wowwe just finished the humans all rightcome back for part two when we talkabout chaos and Zino's cuz we got totalk about the four chaos gods and allthe chaos marine legions and the toweland the necrons and the orcs and oh boywe got a lot I'll see you in part twoWatch at: 51:20 / 51:40[Music]

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  1. Exterminatus can not only be issued by Inquisitors.
    – The Lords of Terra
    – Inquisitors ( only high Inquisitors)
    – Grey Knights
    – Space Marines (only captains and chapter master)
    – Grand Marshall (technically is a member of the Lords but doesnt need them for the decision)

  2. Question for my lore fanatics from a newbie….yall think the emporer was a chill dude?
    Like…at dinner time or somethin yknow?
    Or maybe he at a baseball game with Horus (yknow, before he went crazy) or somethin

  3. Let me try to envision a universe where critical thinking is non existent, where assumption is an ethos and where religion is considered an appropriate mechanism as to determine ones greatness… Oh wait, I live in one! Man suddenly I feel like a guardsman alone on a Xeno planet realising there is no emperor!

    PS “For more than a hundred centuries” not years!!

  4. so if every1 is the badguy and thats apparently cool. why then does chaos not get much love in video games?
    out of all these badguys its seems chaos r the most bad and yet its hard to find chaos fans in an ocean of people drooling over the emperor god?

  5. There is some argument in fanbase, that the Emperor himself may be responsible for the resurgence of Chaos into the universe. Key among this being the common war cry of Chaos marines being "Death to the false emperor on the golden throne!" It's theorized that through some kind of machinations, the Emperor himself is indirectly controlling those Chaos marines in an effort to give himself release from the eternal torment of half death he exists in currently.

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