Warhammer 40,000, or Warhammer 40k, is a science fantasy tabletop game created by the British hobby company Games Workshop. The game is basically a strategic war game in its core, which you play not on your computers but on your table tops with miniature models of your army or armies. It consists of buying, modeling and painting your own miniatures of the army or armies you wish to command.
Buying, modeling and painting the army is something the players give great attention and time to; it is considered at least half the game in on itself. The second part of the game is actually playing it with an opponent. After your army is ready, you challenge a player with an enemy army into battle. The battle is staged on table tops or flat surfaces where you can assemble your miniature armies.
Once the battle ground has been chosen, you then try and beat your opponent commanding an enemy army through war strategies. The player with the best strategies defeats the enemy army and wins the game. The amount of time and money invested in this game is very high, and only loyal enthusiasts who have taken up the game as a hobby play it.
Space wolves are one of the many armies in the fictional universe games of Warhammer 40,000. The premise of the game is set up around the year 40,000 A.D. The background story of the game is closely related to the Primarch Leman Russ, who was a human raised by a pack of Fenrisian Wolves who were later defeated by Thengir, the King Of Russ. After the King slaughtered the pack of the Fenrisian Wolves, the King took Leman Russ into his care and named him thus.
Later, the Primarch Leman Russ was leading the twenty Space Marine Legions, and the Space Wolves were one of those twenty. But after the Horus Heresy, the legion got divided into two chapters: the first was The Space Wolves (retained their parent legion’s name) and the second was the Wolf Brothers; however the Wolf Brothers suffered from mutation and were later disbanded.
The Space Wolves are characterized for their ferocious anti-authoritarian behavior and resist the command structure of the Imperium as well as the Codex Astartes. The intriguing history of the Space Wolves enthralls the player so much that they are sucked into its fictional universe fantasy.