In the grim darkness of the future there is only war. The enemies of man rally at every turn to bring about the fall of humanity, from both without and within as the Emperor rests upon the golden throne. It is an age of strife across the stars, during which countless factions, races, and the ruinous powers live in an ever constant struggle with dark forces and each other. It is with a dogged persistence that humanity survives amid the stars, fighting the mutant, the xeno, and the heretic, spreading through the universe in an attempt to cling to the territories of the Imperium and defend from aliens, daemons, and even other humans that have succumbed to the Ruinous Powers of Chaos. It is up to the forces of man, the brave Imperial Guard (and a certain unlucky Commissar) to keep humanity safe from the threats that would see it destroyed.