Horus Heresy

The Horus Heresy is a cornerstone event in the far future fictional universe created by Games Workshop as the campaign setting for its Warhammer 40,000 miniatures wargame. It is a relatively short but devastating galaxy-spanning civil war that engulfs the nascent galactic empire of the Imperium of Man during the 31st millennium AD in the universe timeline. Initially described in wargame supplements published in 1988 and used as the setting for a 1989 Epic-branded tabletop miniatures wargame, it has been utilised since that time as background for several of Game Workshop's products.

The Horus Heresy expanded in scope and standing beyond its original wargame-background role; since the concept's introduction there has been an increasing number of related releases in several product categories and media. It is an ongoing project that has developed into a major, definitive in-universe component, and it has come into its own as a successful brand and product line for Games Workshop and its affiliates. In 2012, it was repositioned as a foreground element in the Warhammer 40,000 gaming system, thanks to the introduction of the stand-alone Horus Heresy miniatures wargame expansion.

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