Getting into Warhammer 40k begins by selecting an army, and then build and painting armies that before you jump into battle. For starters, buy a starter set is very helpful in getting the feel of the game. A starter set contains almost everything you need to start playing games.
For example, the Assault on Black Reach Starter set focuses on the epic battle between the greatest defender of mankind, the Space Marines, against the crude and barbaric orks. You can also purchase used cheap warhammer models online for sale via tistaminis.
The mini rule book gives you everything you need to get started and is convenient for carrying around during tournaments and battles as it's much smaller. The Assault on Black Reach starter set also contains a set of dice, a scatter die, as well as range rulers so you can actually start playing the game.
Warhammer 40k game play is basically divided into turns made by each player. Each turn is further divided into three phases: the moving phase, the shooting phase, and the assault phases. In the moving phase, a player can move his army across the board using the range rulers or a tape measure as a guide.
Next is the shooting phase, where the player can use his gunmen to shoot at the enemies. The weapon hit and miss is determined by rolling dice as well as each model's abilities.
Then finally, the assault phase. This is where the armies engage in close-combat battles with nearby enemy units. For close combat battles, the distance between each model plays a vital role, as does each model's toughness or ability to absorb damage, which is stated in the rule book.