Codex (Warhammer 40,000)

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Example early 3rd edition Codex (Imperial Guard) Each codex had its own lettering style for the title.
Example late 3rd edition Codex (Imperial Guard) All of these longer codexes had a standard black border and common title style.
Example 4th edition Codex (Space Marines) All codexes had a standard grey metal-effect border and common title style. 5th Edition Codexes have continued this styling.
Example 6th edition Codex (Space Marines) All codexes had a standard grey name and the word codex. Early 7th Edition Codexes continued this styling.
Example Late 7th edition Codex (Dark Angels) These codexes had a standard white name with their faction type.

A codex (often pluralised as codexes by Games Workshop, though the grammatically correct pluralisation is codices), [1] in the Warhammer 40,000 tabletop wargame, is a rules supplement containing information concerning a particular army, environment, or worldwide campaign.

Codexes for particular armies were introduced for the second edition of the game. The third edition rendered these obsolete, and a new series began, including introducing codexes for battlezones and campaigns. Until superseded by newer versions, the 3rd edition and later codexes remained valid for the newer editions of Warhammer 40,000. Games Workshop no longer produce campaign or battlezone codexes, instead releasing 'expansions'. 'Codex' is now a term solely used for army books.

The rules for all models from 7th Edition onwards have been produced as datasheets. These are normally a concise page containing all the necessary rules for a model or unit. A complete and comprehensive list detailing all the datasheets available for each faction is available on the Datasheet (Warhammer 40,000) Wikipedia page.

The introduction of 8th edition saw a large rules overhaul, and all prior codexes were rendered obsolete. On release, 8th edition introduced Indexes to introduce rules for all their armies, before again eventually releasing individual codexes. As with before 8th edition, codexes remain valid until superseded by newer versions (currently the oldest valid codex is Codex: Space Marines - 8th Edition).

All codexes 6th Edition and prior contained:

  • Background - Information about the force and its place in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. This includes artwork, short stories, and copies of fictional documents from the future.
  • Bestiary - A description of the units, characters and vehicles that can be chosen for use in a battle. This includes their characteristic values, information on their weapons, and any limitations on their use, as well as background information on the unit. The army's special psychic powers (if any) and wargear is also listed here, showing the rules for each item, as well as any legendary artifacts the army may use.
  • Hobby section - Information on collecting, building and painting an army from the codex. This features outstanding example models painted by veteran hobbyists and Games Workshop's 'Eavy Metal team.
  • Army list - The items in the bestiary are arranged by type and given a points value, with more powerful units costing more points, so that battles are fought between balanced armies. Options are also given here along with their cost.

For 7th Edition Games Workshop overhauled the basic codex layout, 8th edition continued the same layout as such:

  • Background - Information about the force and its place in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. This includes artwork, short stories, and copies of fictional documents from the future - (The same style as before).
  • Showcase - This is the old Hobby Section that now contains just pictures of the Citadel Miniatures; painted by Games Workshop's 'Eavy Metal team.
  • Army List - This contains datasheets for every unit and a wargear list.
    In 7th edition datasheets contained the complete rules and points values needed to field a unit and a picture of the model from the Citadel Miniatures range, along with a description of the unit, as per the old bestiary.
    In 8th edition a datasheet contains the complete rules for fielding a unit including power level and keywords. The points for matched play have been moved from the datasheet to the Appendix.
  • Appendix - In 7th edition this contained a complete, detailed list of all the army's weapons, special rules, psychic powers, warlord traits and any detachments or tactical objectives it may have. It also contains a quick reference sheet at the very back.
    In 8th edition this became: weapon profiles, battle-forged rules (such as subfaction traits and stratagems), warlord traits, relics, psychic powers, tactical objectives and finally matched play points values for units and weapons.

Rules for models produced by Forgeworld are available as part of the Imperial Armour series of books, also published by Forgeworld.

Current Books[edit]

Army Codexes[edit]

The range of codexes is regularly updated with new editions of armies and occasionally new army codexes. However, all codexes prior editions of Warhammer 40,000 are still valid in the current edition, unless a later version has replaced it. N.B. Upon the launch of 8th Edition, all codexes 7th Edition and prior were invalidated due to a rules overhaul and therefore incompatibility. On launch they were replaced with Indexes to provide compatible rules.

8th Edition[edit]

8th Edition was released in June 2017.

Codex ISBN Release Date
Craftworlds ISBN TBA 2017
Astra Militarum ISBN TBA 2017
Tyranids ISBN TBA 2017
Adeptus Mechanicus ISBN TBA September 2017
Death Guard ISBN TBA September 2017
Grey Knights ISBN TBA August 2017
Chaos Space Marines ISBN TBA August 2017
Space Marines ISBN 978-1785819490 July 2017
Index Factions ISBN Release Date
Imperium 1 Space Marines, Blood Angels, Dark Angels, Space Wolves,
Grey Knights, Deathwatch & Legion of the Damned
ISBN 978-1785819063 June 2017
Imperium 2 Astra Militarum, Adeptus Mechanicus, Imperial Knights,
Imperial Agents & Talons of the Emperor
ISBN 978-1785819131 June 2017
Chaos Heretic Astartes, Chaos Daemons & Questor Traitoris ISBN 978-1785818653 June 2017
Xenos 1 Craftworlds, Drukhari, Ynnari, Harlequins & Necrons ISBN 978-1785818998 June 2017
Xenos 2 Orks, Tau Empire, Tyranids & Genestealer Cults ISBN 978-1785818929 June 2017

Expansions[edit]

Expansions for Warhammer 40,000 provide alternative ways to play the game. With the release of 8th Edition, all 7th Edition codexes and expansions were rendered obsolete. Four of the most popular expansions were rereleased in the main rulebook upon launch. These are Planetstrike, Cities of Death, Stronghold Assault & Death from the Skies.

8th Edition[edit]

Book Notes ISBN Release Date
Chapter Approved: 2017 Edition Annual matched play update TBA 2017
Warhammer 40,000 Main rulebook also contains; Planetstrike,
Cities of Death, Stronghold Assault &
Death from the Skies Expansions
ISBN 978-1785818493 June 2017

Imperial Armour[edit]

For main article see Imperial Armour

Imperial Armour is a series of official rules supplements to Warhammer 40,000 codexes produced by Forge World, a subsidiary company of Games Workshop. Current, valid books:

Imperial Armour Notes ISBN Release Date
Index: Xenos All Xenos ISBN TBA June 2017
Index: Forces of the Astra Militarum All Astra Militarum (both Imperial and Chaos) and Imperium ISBN TBA June 2017
Index: Forces of Chaos All Chaos (except Chaos Astra Militarum) ISBN TBA June 2017
Index: Forces of the Adeptus Astartes All Adeptus Astartes ISBN TBA June 2017

Obsolete Books[edit]

Codexes[edit]

7th Edition[edit]

7th Edition was released May 2014. On 22nd April 2017 Games Workshop announced via their Warhammer Community Website that when 8th Edition was released, all Army codexes would be obsolete.

Codex ISBN Release Date Superseded By
Imperial Agents ISBN 978-1785818059 December 2016 8th Edition Index: Imperium 2
Genestealer Cults ISBN 978-1785812712 September 2016 8th Edition Index: Xenos 2
Deathwatch ISBN 978-1785811562 August 2016 8th Edition Index: Imperium 1
Tau Empire ISBN 978-1785810091 October 2015 8th Edition Index: Xenos 2
Dark Angels ISBN 978-1782537526 June 2015 8th Edition Index: Imperium 1
Space Marines ISBN 978-1782537472 June 2015 8th Edition Index: Imperium 1
Cult Mechanicus ISBN 978-1782537427 May 2015 8th Edition Index: Imperium 2
Imperial Knights ISBN 978-1782537342 May 2015 8th Edition Index: Imperium 2
Craftworlds ISBN 978-1782537304 April 2015 8th Edition Index: Xenos 1
Skitarii ISBN 978-1782537380 April 2015 8th Edition Index: Imperium 2
Khorne Daemonkin ISBN 978-1782537267 March 2015 8th Edition Index: Chaos
Harlequins ISBN 978-1782536833 February 2015 8th Edition Index: Xenos 1
Necrons ISBN 978-1782536079 January 2015 8th Edition Index: Xenos 1
Blood Angels ISBN 978-1782536123 December 2014 8th Edition Index: Imperium 1
Dark Eldar ISBN 978-1782534839 October 2014 8th Edition Index: Xenos 1
Grey Knights ISBN 978-1782533702 August 2014 8th Edition Index: Imperium 1
Space Wolves ISBN 978-1782533818 August 2014 8th Edition Index: Imperium 1
Orks ISBN 978-1782533290 June 2014 8th Edition Index: Xenos 2
Codex Supplement ISBN Release Date Superseded By
Traitor Legions (Chaos Space Marines) ISBN 978-1785817946 December 2016 8th Edition
Angels of Death (Space Marines) ISBN 978-1785816956 April 2016 8th Edition
Crimson Slaughter (Chaos Space Marines) ISBN 978-1785816963 April 2016 8th Edition
Black Legion (Chaos Space Marines) ISBN 978-1785817052 April 2016 8th Edition
Farsight Enclaves (Tau Empire) ISBN 978-1785816895 February 2016* 8th Edition
Waaagh! Ghazghkull (Orks) ISBN 978-1785816901 February 2016 (Reprint) 8th Edition
Cadia (Astra Militarum) Digital Only* January 2016 8th Edition
Flesh Tearers (Blood Angels) Digital Only* January 2016 8th Edition
White Scars (Space Marines) Digital Only* January 2016 8th Edition
Raven Guard (Space Marines) Digital Only* January 2016 8th Edition
Clan Raukaan (Space Marines) Digital Only June 2015 8th Edition
Sentinels of Terra (Space Marines) Digital Only June 2015 8th Edition
Haemonculus Covens (Dark Eldar) ISBN 978-1782534938 October 2014 8th Edition
Champions of Fenris (Space Wolves) ISBN 978-1782533993 August 2014 8th Edition
Waaagh! Ghazghkull (Orks) ISBN 978-1782534600 July 2014 7th Edition Reprint

6th Edition[edit]

6th Edition was released June 2012. Codex Supplements have their parent faction noted in brackets.

Codex ISBN Release Date Superseded By
Astra Militarum ISBN 978-1782532590 April 2014 8th Edition Index: Imperium 2
Militarum Tempestus ISBN 978-1782533047 April 2014 8th Edition Index: Imperium 2
Imperial Knights ISBN 978-1782532453 March 2014 7th Edition Codex: Imperial Knights
Legion of the Damned ISBN 978-1782535263 March 2014 8th Edition Index: Imperium 1
Tyranids ISBN 978-1782531951 January 2014 8th Edition Index: Xenos 2
Inquisition ISBN 978-1782534044 November 2013 8th Edition Index: Imperium 2
Adepta Sororitas ISBN 978-1782533603 October 2013 8th Edition Index: Imperium 2
Space Marines ISBN 978-1782530763 September 2013 7th Edition Codex: Space Marines
Eldar ISBN 978-1782532125 June 2013 7th Edition Codex: Craftworlds
Tau Empire ISBN 978-1782530039 April 2013 7th Edition Codex: Tau Empire
Chaos Daemons ISBN 978-1908872883 March 2013 8th Edition Index: Chaos
Dark Angels ISBN 978-1908872265 January 2013 7th Edition Codex: Dark Angels
Chaos Space Marines ISBN 978-1908872029 October 2012 8th Edition Index: Chaos
Codex Supplement ISBN Release Date Superseded By
Crimson Slaughter (Chaos Space Marines) ISBN 978-1782533108 March 2014 7th Edition Revised Version
Clan Raukaan (Space Marines) ISBN 978-1782534068 November 2013 7th Edition Revised Version
Sentinels of Terra (Space Marines) ISBN 978-1782533658 October 2013 7th Edition Revised Version
Black Legion (Chaos Space Marines) ISBN 978-1782533016 August 2013 7th Edition Revised Version
Farsight Enclaves (Tau Empire) ISBN 978-1782532224 July 2013 7th Edition Revised Version
Iyanden (Eldar) ISBN 978-1782531074 June 2013 7th Edition Codex: Craftworlds

5th Edition[edit]

5th Edition was released in 2008.

Codex ISBN Release Date Superseded By
Necrons ISBN 978-1907964183 November 2011 7th Edition Codex: Necrons
Sisters of Battle N/A - White Dwarf August/September 2011 6th Edition iBook Codex: Adepta Sororitas
Grey Knights ISBN 978-1841549910 April 2011 7th Edition Codex: Grey Knights
Dark Eldar ISBN 978-1841549781 November 2010 7th Edition Codex: Dark Eldar
Blood Angels ISBN 978-1841549606 April 2010 7th Edition Codex: Blood Angels
Tyranids ISBN 978-1841549514 January 2010 6th Edition Codex: Tyranids
Space Wolves ISBN 978-1841540108 October 2009 7th Edition Codex: Space Wolves
Imperial Guard ISBN 978-1841549231 May 2009 6th Edition Codex: Astra Militarum
Space Marines ISBN 978-1841548944 October 2008 6th Edition Codex: Space Marines

4th Edition[edit]

4th Edition was released in 2004.

Codex ISBN Release Date Superseded By
Chaos Daemons ISBN 978-1841548791 May 2008 6th Edition Codex: Chaos Daemons
Orks ISBN 978-1841548524 January 2008 7th Edition Codex: Orks
Chaos Space Marines ISBN 978-1841548425 September 2007 6th Edition Codex: Chaos Space Marines
Blood Angels N/A[2] June/July 2007 5th Edition Codex: Blood Angels
Dark Angels ISBN 1-84154-807-3 March 2007 6th Edition Codex: Dark Angels
Eldar ISBN 1-84154-791-3 November 2006 6th Edition Codex: Eldar
Tau Empire ISBN 1-84154-712-3 March 2006 6th Edition Codex: Tau Empire
Black Templars ISBN 1-84154-685-2 November 2005 6th Edition Codex: Space Marines
Tyranids ISBN 1-84154-650-X June 2005 5th Edition Codex: Tyranids
Catachans* ISBN 1-84154-016-1 2005 5th Edition Codex: Imperial Guard
Space Marines ISBN 1-84154-526-0 November 2004 5th Edition Codex: Space Marines

The * above indicates a 'mini-dex' - a smaller codex requiring a parent list to complete its army list.

3rd Edition[edit]

3rd Edition was released in 1998.

Codex ISBN Release Date Superseded By
Witch Hunters ISBN 1-84154-485-X April 2004 5th edition Sisters of Battle White Dwarf list
Dark Eldar (revised) ISBN 1-84154-307-1 November 2003[3] 5th edition codex
Imperial Guard (second version) ISBN 1-84154-410-8 September 2003 5th edition codex
Daemonhunters ISBN 1-84154-361-6 March 2003 5th edition Codex: Grey Knights
*Dark Angels (updated second printing) ISBN 1-84154-302-0 Nov 2002 4th edition codex
Chaos Space Marines (second version) ISBN 1-84154-322-5 October 2002 4th edition codex
Necrons ISBN 1-84154-190-7 July 2002 5th edition Codex: Necrons
Tau ISBN 1-84154-098-6 October 2001 4th edition Codex: Tau Empire
Tyranids ISBN 1-84154-013-7 February 2001 4th edition codex
*Craftworld Eldar ISBN 1-84154-029-3 June 2000 4th edition Codex: Eldar
*Space Wolves[4] ISBN 1-84154-010-2 April 2000 5th edition codex
*Catachans ISBN 1-84154-016-1 February 2000 4th edition free download codex
Imperial Guard (first version) ISBN 1-869893-52-2 November 1999 Second 3rd edition codex
Eldar ISBN 1-869893-39-5 August 1999 4th edition codex
Orks ISBN 1-869893-38-7 July 1999 4th edition codex
*Assassins ISBN 1-84154-019-6 July 1999 Rules in Codex: Daemonhunters and Codex: Witch Hunters
*Dark Angels (original version) ISBN 1-869893-67-0 May 1999 Updated second printing of 3rd edition codex
Chaos Space Marines (first version) ISBN 1-869893-49-2 February 1999 Second 3rd edition codex
*Blood Angels ISBN 1-869893-45-X December 1998 4th edition White Dwarf list
Dark Eldar (original version) ISBN 1-869893-41-7 November 1998 Updated second printing (3rd edition)
Space Marines ISBN 1-869893-28-X October 1998 4th edition codex

The * above indicates a 'mini-dex' - a smaller codex requiring a parent list to complete its army list. For example, Codex: Dark Angels required Codex: Space Marines for shared units and wargear. Codex: Assassins could be used with either Codex: Imperial Guard or any Space Marine army.

2nd Edition[edit]

All codexes were rendered obsolete by 3rd edition Warhammer 40,000. 2nd Edition was released in 1993.

Codex ISBN Release Date
Sisters of Battle ISBN 1-872372-14-7 August 1997
*Assassins ISBN 1-872372-05-8 June 1997
Angels of Death (rules for both Dark Angels and Blood Angels) ISBN 1-872372-96-1 1996
Chaos ISBN 1-872372-47-3 1996
Ultramarines (also covering other 'standard' Space Marine armies) ISBN 1-872372-87-2 1995
Tyranids (rules for both Tyranids and Genestealer Cults) ISBN 1-872372-90-2 1995
Imperial Guard ISBN 1-872372-92-9 1995
Space Wolves ISBN 1-872372-71-6 1994
Orks ISBN 1-872372-76-7 1994
Eldar ISBN 1-872372-74-0 1994

The * above indicates a 'mini-dex' - a smaller codex requiring a parent list to complete its army list.

Expansions/Supplements[edit]

Example 4th edition expansion (Apocalypse) This style was carried over onto 5th edition expansions.

7th Edition[edit]

All 7th Edition expansions were superseded by 8th Edition.

Book Notes ISBN Release Date
Gathering Storm: Rise of the Primarch Narrative Campaign ISBN 978-1785817854 March 2017
Gathering Storm: Fracture of Biel-tan Narrative Campaign ISBN 978-1785817731 February 2017
Gathering Storm: Fall of Cadia Narrative Campaign of Fall of Cadia ISBN 978-1785817632 January 2017
War Zone Fenris: Wrath of Magnus Thousand Sons and Daemons Update ISBN 978-1785817601 December 2016
Planetary Onslaught Planetstrike, Cities of Death Compendium ISBN 978-1785817526 November 2016
Black Crusade: Angel's Blade Blood Angels Update ISBN 978-1785817182 September 2016
Black Crusade: Traitor's Hate Chaos Space Marines Update ISBN 978-1785812637 September 2016
Kill Team Small Skirmish Games N/A - Boxset September 2016
Death Masque Deathwatch vs Harlequins N/A - Boxset August 2016
Death from the Skies Expanded Rules for Flyers ISBN 978-1785810961 May 2016
War Zone Fenris: Curse of the Wulfen Space Wolves and Daemons Updates ISBN 978-1785810671 February 2016
Path to Glory Campaign Digital Edition December 2015
War Zone Damocles: Mont'ka Tau, Astra Militarum and Assassins Updates ISBN 978-1785810183 November 2015
War Zone Damocles: Kauyon Tau Empire and Space Marines Updates ISBN 978-1785810138 November 2015
War Zone Damocles: Burning Dawn Tau Empire N/A - Boxset November 2015
War Zone Damocles: Operation Shadowtalon Raven Guard N/A - Boxset November 2015
Blood Oath Warhammer World Campaign ISBN 978-1785721182 May 2015
Shield of Baal: Exterminatus Blood Angels and Necrons Detachments ISBN 978-1782536253 December 2014
Shield of Baal: Deathstorm Blood Angels vs Tyranids N/A - Boxset December 2014
Shield of Baal: Leviathan Cities of Death and Tyranids Update ISBN 978-1782536192 November 2014
Planetstrike Sanctus Reach Planetstrike Compendium Digital Edition September 2014
Sanctus Reach: Hour of the Wolf Planetrike Missions and Space Wolves ISBN 978-1782534211 August 2014
Sanctus Reach: Stormclaw Space Wolves vs Orks N/A - Boxset July 2014
Sanctus Reach: The Red Waaagh! Planetstrike Rules and Orks ISBN 978-1782533375 July 2014

6th Edition[edit]

Book Notes ISBN Release Date Superseded By
Warzone: Valedor Apocalypse Warzone ISBN 978-1782532057 May 2014 8th Edition
Compendium: Altar of War Additional Battle Missions ISBN 978-1782535997 April 2014 8th Edition
Warzone: Damocles Apocalypse Warzone ISBN 978-1782532354 March 2014 8th Edition
Kill Team Small Skirmish Games Digital Edition December 2013 7th Edition Kill Team
Stronghold Assault Siege Warfare ISBN 978-1782531753 December 2013 Planetary Onslaught
Escalation Lords of War ISBN 978-1782532552 December 2013 8th Edition
Warzone: Pandorax Apocalypse Warzone ISBN 978-1782531012 November 2013 8th Edition
Warzone: Damnos Apocalypse Warzone ISBN 978-1782530893 September 2013 8th Edition
Apocalypse Large-scale battles ISBN 978-1782530473 July 2013 8th Edition
Death Worlds Digital Campaign Digital Edition June 2013 8th Edition
Compendium: Death from the Skies Flier Rules Compendium ISBN 978-1782530657 February 2013 7th Edition SoB: Leviathan
Campaign: Crusade of Fire Campaign and Additional Rules ISBN 978-1908872210 November 2012 Discontinued
Altar of War Additional Battle Missions Various Digital Releases 2012–2014 Discontinued

5th Edition[edit]

Book Notes ISBN Release Date Superseded By
Death Worlds Additional Battle Scenarios N/A - White Dwarf April 2012 Death Worlds - Digital 6th Edition
Spearhead Mechanized Armies N/A - White Dwarf June 2010 7th Edition & Formations
Battle Missions Additional Battle Scenarios ISBN 978-1841549118 March 2010 Eternal War, Maelstrom of War, Altar of War & Echoes of War
Planetary Empires Map-based Campaigns N/A - Boxset August 2009 Discontinued Rules (Tiles Available)
Planetstrike Planetary Invasions ISBN 978-1841549316 July 2009 7th Edition Sanctus Reach Campaign/Planetstrike
Apocalypse Reload Supplement to Apocalypse ISBN 978-1-84154-893-7 August 2008 6th Edition Apocalypse Book

4th Edition[edit]

Book Notes ISBN Release Date Superseded By
Apocalypse Large-scale battles ISBN 1-84154-838-3 October 2007 6th Edition Apocalypse Book
Cities of Death[5] Urban Warfare ISBN 1-84154-749-2 June 2006 7th Edition Shield of Baal: Leviathan

3rd Edition[edit]

Battlezone[edit]

Battlezone codexes were rules supplements that dealt with a specialised combat environment, instead of an army. There was only ever one produced. However, material in Codex: Catachans provides rules for jungle warfare. The concept of a Battlezone codex was replaced by Games Workshop's Expansions.

Codex ISBN Release Date Superseded By
Cityfight ISBN 1-84154-093-5 September 2001 4th edition expansion Cities of Death
3rd Edition Events[edit]

The two event codexes were released in association with the 2000 and 2003 Worldwide Campaigns. These codexes provided background and special gaming rules for the event, along with four "supplemental army lists"; variant armies that required access to certain other Codices for use.

Codex Obsolete Army Lists ISBN Release Date Superseded By
Eye of Terror[6] Lost and the Damned, Ulthwé Strike Force, Cadian Shock Troops, 13th Company ISBN 1-84154-398-5 June 2003 4th Edition Codex: Eldar; Chaos Space Marines and 5th Edition Codex: Imperial Guard; Space Wolves
Armageddon[7] Black Templars, Salamanders, Speed Freeks, Armageddon Imperial Guard ISBN 1-84154-045-5 August 2000 4th Edition Codex: Space Marines; Black Templars; Orks and 5th Edition Codex: Imperial Guard

Digital Releases[edit]

All digital releases prior to 8th Edition were invalidated upon the announcement that 7th edition codexes would become obsolete with the arrival of a new edition.

Dataslates[edit]

Dataslates were a way to digitally add new rules and new units/formations to the game. Some were released as White Dwarf Exclusive Datasheets and are listed in the section below.

Dataslate Kind Faction Release Date
Strike Force Daggerfist* Formation Space Wolves February 2016
Battlegroup Hammerblow* Formation Astra Militarum November 2015
Tidewall Counterstrike Cadre* Formation Tau Empire October 2015
Skyhammer Annihilation Force* Formation Space Marines June 2015
Cohort Mechanicus* Formation Adeptus Mechanicus May 2015
Space Marine HQ Command Tanks Vehicle Unit Space Marines, Blood Angels, Dark Angels, Space Wolves May 2015
The Exalted Court of House Terryn* Formation Imperial Knights May 2015
Plasma Obliterator Aquila Strongpoint** Fortification Factionless April 2015
Khârn's Butcherhorde Formation Chaos Space Marines December 2014
Dark Angels Librarius Conclave Formation Dark Angels December 2014
Kranon's Helguard Formation Chaos Space Marines December 2014
The Unrelenting Hunt Formation Dark Angels December 2014
Officio Assassinorum 4 Assassins Officio Assassinorum August 2014
Space Marine Strike Force Ultra 3 Formations Space Marines May 2014
Tyranid Onslaught - Rising Leviathan III 5 Formations Tyranids March 2014
Helbrutes 3 Formations Chaos Space Marines March 2014
Tyranid Invasion - Rising Leviathan II 5 Formations Tyranids March 2014
Tyranid Vanguard - Rising Leviathan I 5 Formations Tyranids January 2014
Tyrannic War Veterans Unit + Formation Space Marines (Chapter Tactics: Ultramarines) January 2014
Cypher - Lord of the Fallen Character (Unique) Imperium (except Dark Angels), Chaos Space Marines December 2013
Reclusiam Command Squad Formation Space Marines December 2013
Centurion Siegebreaker Cohort Apocalypse Formation Space Marines December 2013
Adeptus Astartes Stormwing Formation Space Marines December 2013
Be'lakor, The Dark Master Character (Unique) Chaos Daemons, Chaos Space Marines December 2013
Tau Firebase Support Cadre Formation Tau Empire December 2013
Eldar Ghost Warriors Formation Codex: Eldar December 2013

A * indicates that the datasheet was available as a pdf only as part of a Games Workshop Webstore Exclusive Bundle: containing the models on the datasheet.

Altar of War[edit]

Altar of War missions provided and alternative set of missions to those found in the main rulebook - normally for one of the players to use a specific faction.

Altar of War Publish Location Release Date
Cryostorm Digital December 2014
Haemonculus Covens CS: Haemonculus Covens October 2014
Champions of Fenris CS: Champions of Fenris August 2014
Waaagh! Ghazghkull CS: Waaagh! Ghazghkull July 2014
Compendium: Altar of War Compendium: Altar of War April 2014
Crimson Slaughter CS: Crimson Slaughter March 2014
Imperial Knights Digital & Compendium March 2014
Tyranids Digital & Compendium January 2014
Escalation Escalation December 2013
Clan Raukaan CS: Clan Raukaan & Compendium November 2013
Sentinels of Terra CS: Sentinels of Terra & Compendium October 2013
Space Marines II Digital September 2013
Black Legion CS: Black Legion & Compendium August 2013
Altar of War Vol. 1 Digital July 2013
Farsight Enclaves CS: Farsight Enclaves & Vol. 1 & Compendium July 2013
Iyanden CS: Iyanden & Altar of War Vol. 1 & Compendium June 2013
Eldar Digital & Altar of War Vol. 1 & Compendium June 2013
Tau Empire Digital & Altar of War Vol. 1 & Compendium April 2013
Chaos Daemons Digital & Vol. 1 & Compendium March 2013
Dark Angels Digital & Vol. 1 & Compendium February 2013
Chaos Space Marines Digital & Vol. 1 & Compendium February 2013
Space Marines I Digital & Vol. 1 & Compendium August 2012

If the publish location reads digital, it means the digital publication, located on iTunes, is called Altar of War: (Name specified in the first column); Vol. 1 indicates Altar of War Vol.1; Compendium indicates Compendium: Altar of War; CS stands for Codex Supplement.

Other[edit]

Publication Subject Release Date
Datacards: White Scars Tactical Objectives December 2014
Echoes of War: Ravenguard - Loss Mission Pack December 2014
Echoes of War: Astra Militarum - Last Step Backwards Mission Pack December 2014
Echoes of War: Flesh Tearers - A Son's Burden Mission Pack December 2014
First Blood: An Altar of War Selection Pack Mission Pack December 2014
On Contaminated Ground Apocalypse Mission December 2013
Carnage 4 player Mission December 2013

White Dwarf Exclusive Rules[edit]

Datasheets[edit]

White Dwarf Exclusive Datasheets provided unique rules for units and formations omitted from a codex or for standalone models such as new fortifications (for which the models are usually included in the box).

Dataslate Kind Faction Issue Release Date
Adeptus Mechanicus War Convocation Formation Adeptus Mechanicus White Dwarf 69 May 2015
Plasma Obliterator Fortification Factionless White Dwarf 63 April 2015
Mephrit Dynasty Resurgence Decurion Formation Necrons White Dwarf 47 December 2014
Flesh Tearers Blood Rain Strike Force Formation Blood Angels White Dwarf 47 December 2014
Angel's Fury Spearhead Force Formation Blood Angels White Dwarf 47 December 2014
Angel's Wrath Intervention Force Formation Blood Angels White Dwarf 47 December 2014
Gerantius - The Forgotten Knight Vehicle (Character) Imperial Knights White Dwarf 24 July 2014
Looted Wagon Vehicle Orks White Dwarf 21 June 2014
Kabalite Stormsurge Apocalypse Formation Dark Eldar White Dwarf 15 May 2014
Exalted Flamer of Tzeentch Character Chaos Daemons White Dwarf 7 March 2014

Missions[edit]

From May 2015, White Dwarf included a few new mission packs in an article known as Theatre of War.

Name Issue Release Date
Altar of War: Dark Angels - Hunt the Fallen White Dwarf 74 June 2015
Altar of War: Dark Angels - The Battle of Piscina IV White Dwarf 73 June 2015
Altar of War: Space Marines - The Emperor's Finest White Dwarf 70 May 2015
Altar of War - Archeotech Hunt White Dwarf 68 May 2015
Altar of War: Imperial Knights - Gods of War White Dwarf 66 May 2015

Other[edit]

From May 2015, White Dwarf included a few new rules packs in an article known as Theatre of War.

Rules Issue Release Date
Warlord Traits: Black Templars White Dwarf 72 June 2015
Warlord Traits: Crimson Fists White Dwarf 72 June 2015
Datacards: Salamanders White Dwarf 71 June 2015

Imperial Armour[edit]

Imperial Armour Notes ISBN Release Date Superseded by
Imperial Armour:
The Doom of Mymeara
Imperial Guard, Space Wolves & Eldar ISBN 978-1782539704 2015 8th Edition
Imperial Armour:
The Siege of Vraks
Death Korps of Krieg, Red Scorpions, Grey Knights, World Eaters & Chaos Renegades ISBN 978-1782532040 2015 8th Edition
Imperial Armour Volume 13:
War Machines of the Lost and the Damned
Chaos Space Marines, Chaos Renegades & Chaos Daemons ISBN 978-1782536062 September 2014 8th Edition
Imperial Armour Volume 4 (2nd Edition): The Anphelion Project Tyranids, Imperial Guard & Space Marines ISBN 978-1782535287 July 2014 8th Edition
Imperial Armour Volume 2
(2nd Edition): War Machines of the Adeptus Astartes
Adepta Sororitas, Space Marines & Forces of the Inquisition ISBN 978-1782533023 December 2013 8th Edition
Imperial Armour Apocalypse (2013 Edition) Companion volume to Warhammer 40,000 Apocalypse, containing new battle formations as well as new Apocalypse-compatible game statistics for several Forge World models ISBN 978-1782531067 August 2013 8th Edition
Imperial Armour Volume 3 (2nd Edition): The Taros Campaign Tau & Elysian Drop Troops ISBN 978-1908872791 June 2013 8th Edition
Imperial Armour Volume 12:
The Fall of Orpheus
Necrons, Minotaurs & Death Korps of Krieg ISBN 978-1908872951 May 2013 8th Edition
Imperial Armour Volume 1
(2nd Edition): Imperial Guard
Imperial Guard ISBN 978-1907964084 December 2012 8th Edition
Imperial Armour Aeronautica Update and compilation of fliers and anti-aircraft units for 6th Edition release of Warhammer 40k ISBN 978-1907964954 July 2012 8th Edition
Imperial Armour Volume 11:
The Doom of Mymeara
Imperial Guard, Space Wolves & Eldar ISBN 978-1907964169 December 2011 Imperial Armour The Doom of Mymeara
Imperial Armour Volume 10:
The Badab War (Part 2)
Siege Vanguard Assault ISBN 978-1907964015 January 2011 8th Edition
Imperial Armour Volume 9:
The Badab War (Part 1)
The Tyrant’s Legion ISBN 978-1841549958 2010 8th Edition
Imperial Armour Volume 8:
Raid on Kastorel-Novem
Elysian Drop Troop, Raven Guard & Orks ISBN 978-1841549774 May 2010 8th Edition
Imperial Armour Volume 7:
The Siege of Vraks (Part 3)
Forces of the Inquisition & Chaos Renegades ISBN 978-1841549552 August 2009 Imperial Armour The Siege of Vraks
Imperial Armour Volume 6:
The Siege of Vraks (Part 2)
Death Korps of Krieg & Chaos Renegades ISBN 978-1841549101 August 2008 Imperial Armour The Siege of Vraks
Imperial Armour Volume 5:
The Siege of Vraks (Part 1)
Death Korps of Krieg, Dark Angels & Chaos Renegades ISBN 978-1841548517 May 2007 Imperial Armour The Siege of Vraks
Imperial Armour Apocalypse (2nd Edition) Companion volume to Warhammer 40,000 Apocalypse, containing new battle formations as well as new Apocalypse-compatible game statistics for several Forge World models ISBN 978-1907964671 2011 Imperial Armour Apocalypse (2013)
Imperial Armour Apocalypse II Companion volume to Warhammer 40,000 Apocalypse, containing new battle formations as well as new Apocalypse-compatible game statistics for several Forge World models ISBN 978-1841549767 2009 Imperial Armour Apocalypse (2013)
Imperial Armour Apocalypse Companion volume to Warhammer 40,000 Apocalypse, containing new battle formations as well as new Apocalypse-compatible game statistics for several Forge World models ISBN 978-1841548920 2007 Imperial Armour Apocalypse (2nd Edition)
Imperial Armour Update 2006 Rules for Forge World models not covered by the other volumes ISBN 1841548189 2006 Restarted Imperial Armour Line
Imperial Armour Volume 4:
The Anphelion Project
Tyranids, Imperial Guard & Space Marines ISBN 1841547840 2006 Imperial Armour Volume 4 (2nd Edition)
Imperial Armour Volume 3:
The Taros Campaign
Tau, Imperial Guard & Space Marines ISBN 1841547085 2005 Imperial Armour Volume 3 (2nd Edition)
Imperial Armour Update 2005 Rules for Forge World models not covered by the other volumes 2005 Restarted Imperial Armour Line
Imperial Armour Volume 2:
Space Marines & Forces of the Inquisition
Space Marines & Forces of the Inquisition ISBN 1841545090 2004 Imperial Armour Volume 2 (2nd Edition)
Imperial Armour Volume 1:
Imperial Guard & Imperial Navy
Imperial Guard & Imperial Navy ISBN 1841544213 2003 Imperial Armour Volume 1 (2nd Edition)
Imperial Armour Update Rules for models for all races, stopgap measure until the release of the "Imperial Armour Volume x" books. ISBN 1841543551 2002 Restarted Imperial Armour Line
Imperial Armour II Orks, Eldar, and Dark Eldar ISBN 1841542199 2001 Restarted Imperial Armour Line
Imperial Armour Imperial Guard & Imperial Navy ISBN 1841541273 2000 Restarted Imperial Armour Line

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/codex
  2. ^ Presented in two parts in White Dwarf (UK) issues #330 and #331, and subsequently available online from the GW website, with long-term plan to publish this list in a new book.
  3. ^ https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d.html?pd=1&l=Product%20Details&a=1841543071
  4. ^ (a "mini-dex"; needs to be used in conjunction with Codex: Space Marines, cannot be used on its own)
  5. ^ GW Online : Warhammer 40,000 : Cityfight : What's in the Book? Archived 2 April 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ http://www.eyeofterror.com/uk/welcome.htm (Space Wolf 13th company rules not yet superseded)
  7. ^ Games Workshop PLC - Welcome! Please, choose your destination Archived 6 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine.