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The Templin Institute : Hey folks! A reminder that we got our own Discord ( ) and Twitch ( ) channels! Our patrons are currently voting on which grand strategy game well be playing each Saturday, Civ VI is currently in the lead!

Madmanlolzmc : The planet broke before the guard did!

Sargon of Akkad : Well this was fucking great. God I love the 40k universe.

TheIfifi : Have no fear men of the Imperium. For a Primarch walks among us once more. The Emperor protects.

Robert Palumbo : This lore ruined a lot of sci fi for me ....nothing is cooler than 40k

This Random Dude : They all argue about which is better: katanas, or longswords? But they're all wrong, they're all drowned in delusions... FOR IT IS CHAINSWORDS OR NOTHING SOLDIERS!!! GLORY TO THE EMPEROR!!!

dagdamor1 : This is what I'm going to use to introduce newbies to 40K. Thank you, Templin.

mffromhellwhokillsu : i love it when a smooth female voice speaks about galactical genocide <3

Joseph Stalin : Cadia was an inside job. Blackstone fortresses can't melt Imperial morale.

Martin Hanks : I love how the "good guys" in WH40k (emperor, tau ect) would be considered super villains in any less grimdark universe.

Titus : #BlameLorgar

Chaos Herald : 11:22 "This terrible order is rarely given, and only as a last resort" *proceeds to headbang exterminatus button with the utmost inquisitorial zeal*

Volvirth : "Ordo Exterminatus... This order is rarely given, and only as a last resort." Well... "rarely", going by Imperial standards. :| When you're at war with 17461 planets, and you have to blow up a couple dozen in a few decades time because there's only so much you can solve by flooding a planet with Astra Militarae, the Imperium can't really be bothered to care. Hell, there have been cases of entire Imperial Sub-Sectors being declared Exterminatae without the Imperium finding out for several hundred years, and even then it's because the planets stopped paying tribute, because the Imperium couldn't give less of a shit about the actual _well being_ of these planets... It's usually only after three to four hundred years before the Imperium starts to wonder: "Hm... This sub-sector has not paid us tribute for a few centuries. Wonder what's going on..." Imperial bureaucracy: _"We know, at any given moment in time, exactly how many planets we controlled five thousand years ago..."_ That kind of bureaucracy is the only reason the Tau still live. The imperium simply can't be _bothered_ to fight them off. The Tau take a few planets in a century and call it a success, that is, of course, until the Imperium sends over a Astra Militarum war-fleet to "check up on the planet's status.", and essentially drive the local Xenos infestation to extinction. And the Tau were absolutely terrified of the Imperium when they first met them. Mostly because they had no idea what was out there. ... And yes, at one point they thought the Imperium was the worst the galaxy had to offer. Then they met the Tyranids, after which they realised that maybe they should just keep to themselves. There have also been cases of Orcs invading Imperial worlds. These cases usually either involve a LOT of fire, or... Well, let's just say that if you've got an entire planet infested with Orcs, it's usually easier to take the planet out of the equation than the Orcs. Basically, in any normal universe, like Star Wars, destroying a planet is a galaxy wide event. In WH40K, it's tuesday morning's coffee break.

Tomorrow We Live : "The Imperium is like a man hanging from a cliff with one arm and without the strength to pull himself back up. He could use his other hand to hold on just a little longer, but he's busy using it to give the finger to all the bastards watching him dangle." -quote from 1d4chan

Greg Ryans : What faction can loose 1 billion troops 50,000 tanks and still claim victory? 😎

John Steiner : Your channel actually has a narrator who doesn't irritate or annoy in the way they speak, which is hard to find for Warhammer 40,000. Thank you.

Da40kOrks : How many games can say the lore is so deep that it actually created a new literary genre?

Dj11o9er : *opens drawer* "Heresy." *opens another* "Heresy." *opens the last one and turns around, enraged* *"HERESY!!!!"*

Tomorrow We Live : Catholic Space Nazis sound like awesome villains, how can they be the heroes?" "By comparison."

tylerschofield : The Imperium! How mighty its aspect! How far-reaching its boundaries! As one world dies ten more are brought into the fold. Fear us, for we count the lives of planets, not men

The Great Destroyer : "Better that we had all burned in the fires of Horus's ambition than live to see it come to this." -Roboute Guilliman

InquisitionXenos : Love the Emperor for He is the salvation of mankind Obey His words for He will lead you into the light of the future Heed His wisdom for He will protect you from evil Whisper His prayers with devotion, for they will save your soul Honour His servants, for they speak in His voice Tremble before His majesty, for we all walk in His immortal shadow

DeepCFisherman : Daily reminder that the planet broke before the guard did

Erndem Sterff Prederctions : Damnit, Horus.

Necroticus : Astra Militarum, otherwise known as the Imperial Guard. Also known as: Cannon Fodder, Loyalist Axe Cushions, 'Umie Firewood, Mon-Keigh Missle Catchers, Flesh Chaff, and.....well the Tyranid don't speak but if they did their word would probably be appetizer or Hors d'oeuvre.

Jacopo Abbruscato : That ending had me yelling "FOR THE EMPEROR" for two weeks straight

billyboyjennings : 8:36 "Consisting of countless millions..." Uh. No. Try countless trillions. The Imperial Guard easily numbers in the trillions based on the Imperium's population count (several quadrillion people from official numbers) and required military tithes from each world.

Tergel Altankhuyag : "Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

Tomorrow We Live : Utterly fantastic writing, narration and choice of imagery. Probably the best 40k lore video I've ever seen. Ave Imperator!


Owen Yin : "Countless millions of trained men and women..." Me; Billions of imperial guards die every day/few days or so across the whole of the Imperium, and there are singular planets with numbers far larger than that. Millions is an understatement, its probably closer to hundreds of billions or maybe even into the low trillions.

Rifqy Nafis : The Planet Broke before the Guard!!

Ryan Tran : Astra Miliwhat now ? You are an Imperial Guard son.

Francesco : Someone clicked "dislike". This is clearly a sign of Heresy and must be purged in the name of the Holy Emperor of Mankind!

Jose Corleto : Of all the videos I've watched regarding 40k, this is probably my favorite. It exists in the Goldilocks zone (not too long, not too short). Great narration and graphics. They dont dwell too long or speed through important areas. Nice work! +1

Michael Kean : the only distopian Empire in fictional history that you root for because a 40k universe without the imperium of mankind pretty much spells extinction of mankind as we know it.

Vétyr Siegurdson : Please do the Adeptus Mechanicus, the Omnissiah demands it

MisterTutor2010 : Holy Roman Empire IN SPACE!!!! :)

AvengerMKII : I'm going to say this but your narrator is fucking top notch. I think she's the best narrator by far. Really awesome job with the lore and the animations/montage too. I sometimes don't even know how you manage to put them together so well. I've never been this hooked before.

Alexander Wommack : CADIA STANDS!!!!!

Zerebrat Eightyseven : cant wait for the Tau Empire

Roger Reyne : "irrational superstition" How dare you! Heretic!

RG 12 : There needs to be more Warhammer games, I loved the game Space Marine it was awesome and the customisation was great

kwazooplayingguardsman : "In the grim darkness of the far future" - yup sounds like warhammer. WOW, just WOW! the people who wrote and read that script are A+ talent.

The Canadian Patriot : Where is your Federation now?

Timmy T : To downvote this holy video is to be a heretic, by Emperor!

黃宇豪 : I'm proud that I know every game in the intro

Mathew nunya : And the laughter of thirsting gods.

Premier Rik Latyeskov : That was simply amazing. Gonna be spreading this around to people who want to learn more about the glory that is the Imperium.

Bottas Heimfe : you know, if the Horus Heresy never happened, the Imperium would likely not be in the dire situation it finds itself in. there wouldn't be never-ending war, the people wouldn't be made stupid by ignorant superstitions and the ruinous powers would be weakened by the massive lack of religious worship of the Emperor, for that is the greatest irony, for as long as people, Human and Xenos, worship something, the Ruinous powers of Chaos will have power