In the grime darkness of the 41st millennium, mankind is assailed on all sides by civil strife, alien invasion and the foul servants of dread and terrible gods. Only one force can stand against the unending threat - the superhuman Space Marines. forged through forgotten science and strengthened by the rigours of duty and training, the destiny of the Space Marines is an eternity of battle, bring the Emperor's justice to every corner of the galaxy and ensuring the survival of mankind. Inside you will find: 1) The history of the Space Marines - Discover the earliest origins of mankind's foremost protectors, their greatest battles and their ongoing struggle to safeguard humanity against a dark and hungry galaxy. 2) Forces of the Space Marines - Details of the many and varied troop types, heroes, war machines and vehicles in a Space Marine army, along with rules to use them in your game of Warhammer 40,000. Also included are a number of the Space Marine's mightiest heroes, such as Marneus Calgar, Master of the Ultramarines, Darnath Lysander of the Imperial Fists, Captain Ko-sarro Khan of the White Scars and the earthly Legion of the Damned. 3) The defenders of mankind - Photographs of the extensive Space Marines minatures range, including colour schemes for over thirty chapters and three example armies. 4) Space Marine army list - Muster your collection of Space Marines into an army ready to reshape the galaxy. This book has been used and has scratches to the cover and creases to the corners of the cover and the pages. It also has some yellowing to the edges of the pages (only noticeable when the book is closed) and a one inch rip to the bottom of the spine of the cover.