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.
Example 8th edition Codex (Space Marines) All codexes have a standard grey title and border.

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 Until superseded by newer versions, the 3rd edition and later codexes remained valid for the newer editions of Warhammer 40,000.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.

At the launch of 8th edition all previous codexes were replaced with index books due to a major rules overhaul (as of November 2019 these indexes are no longer produced). The indexes were subsequently replaced by a new series of codexes. As before, these codexes remain valid until superseded by newer versions (currently the oldest valid codex is Codex: Grey Knights - 8th Edition).

The format of codexes has varied somewhat over the years. The most common elements between iterations include:

  • 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.
  • Miniature Showcase - Originally a hobby section providing information on collecting, building and painting an army. Later a selection of photographs of Citadel Miniatures painted by Games Workshop's 'Eavy Metal team.
  • Rules - Delivered in varying forms between editions. In earlier editions: a bestiary (descriptions of units, characters and vehicles with special rules and background information), alongside an army list (providing options and points costs for units in the bestiary). Since 7th edition, rules for each unit have been delivered on a datasheet (a concise page detailing all stats, equipment, options and special rules for a unit). All other army rules and points are listed separately in sections before and after the datasheets.

Codex supplements provide additional rules for sub-factions of a parent army. These might include special characters or units and other special rules that are only available to that particular sub-faction.

Rules for models produced by Forgeworld are available as part of the Imperial Armour series of books, also published by Forgeworld. Rules for models no longer supported by codexes and supplements can be found in Warhammer Legends on the Warhammer Community website.

Current Books[edit]

Army Codexes[edit]

The range of codexes is regularly updated with new editions of armies and occasionally new army codexes. Codexes designed for a prior edition of Warhammer 40,000 are still valid in the current edition, unless a later version has replaced it. Codex Supplements have their parent faction noted in brackets.

9th Edition[edit]

9th Edition was released in July 2020.

Codex ISBN Release Date
Necrons ISBN 978-1839060786 October 2020
Space Marines ISBN 978-1839060694 October 2020
Death Guard ISBN 9781839061370 January 2021
Drukhari ISBN 978-1-83906-189-9 March 2021
Adeptus Mechanicus Un­known May 2021
Adepta Sororitas Un­known June 2021
Orks Un­known 2021
Grey Knights Un­known 2021
Thousand Sons Un­known 2021
Codex Supplement ISBN Release Date
Blood Angels (Space Marines) ISBN 978-1-83906-121-9 December 2020
Dark Angels (Space Marines) ISBN 978-1839061295 January 2021
Deathwatch (Space Marines) ISBN 978-1839061059 November 2020
Space Wolves (Space Marines) ISBN 978-1839061134 November 2020

8th Edition[edit]

8th Edition was released in June 2017.

Codex ISBN Release Date
Adepta Sororitas ISBN 978-1788266864 November 2019
Adeptus Custodes ISBN 978-1788261357 January 2018
Astra Militarum ISBN 978-1788260282 October 2017
Chaos Daemons ISBN 978-1788261234 January 2018
Chaos Knights ISBN 978-1788266123 July 2019
Chaos Space Marines (2nd Edition) ISBN 978-1788264693 March 2019
Craftworlds ISBN 978-1788260336 October 2017
Elucidian Starstriders N/A September 2018
Gellerpox Infected N/A September 2018
Genestealer Cults ISBN 978-1785812712 February 2019
Grey Knights ISBN 978-1785819278 August 2017
Harlequins ISBN 978-1788262132 May 2018
Imperial Knights ISBN 978-1788261647 June 2018
Orks ISBN 978-1788262620 November 2018
Tau Empire ISBN 978-1788261586 March 2018
Thousand Sons ISBN 978-1788261418 February 2018
Tyranids ISBN 978-1788260381 November 2017
Codex Supplement ISBN Release Date
Imperial Fists (Space Marines) Un­known October 2019
Iron Hands (Space Marines) ISBN 978-1788266581 September 2019
Ravenguard (Space Marines) ISBN 978-1788266512 September 2019
Salamanders (Space Marines) ISBN 978-1788266796 October 2019
Ultramarines (Space Marines) ISBN 978-1788266376 August 2019
White Scars (Space Marines) ISBN 978-1788266444 August 2019

Expansions[edit]

Expansions for Warhammer 40,000 provide alternative ways to play the game. Rules in expansions remain valid unless superseded by a newer publication.

9th Edition[edit]

Book Notes ISBN Release Date
War Zone Charadon Act 1: The Book of Rust Campaign & Death Guard, Adeptus Mechanicus,
Imperial Knights, Chaos Knights, Drukhari Rules
Un­known January 2021

8th Edition[edit]

Book Notes ISBN Release Date
Imperium Nihilus: Vigilus Defiant Campaign & Ultramarines Rules ISBN 978-1788263818 December 2018
Imperium Nihilus: Vigilus Ablaze Campaign & Black Legion Rules ISBN 978-1788264617 April 2019
Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising Craftworlds, Drukhari & Index: Ynnari ISBN 978-1788267137 October 2019
Psychic Awakening: Faith & Fury Chaos Space Marines & Space Marines Un­known November 2019
Psychic Awakening: Blood of Baal Blood Angels & Tyranids ISBN 978-1788267434 December 2019
Psychic Awakening: Ritual of the Damned Dark Angels, Grey Knights & Thousand Sons ISBN 978-1788267649 January 2020
Psychic Awakening: The Greater Good Tau, Astra Militarum & Genestealer Cults ISBN 978-1788267717 February 2020
Psychic Awakening: Saga of the Beast Space Wolves & Orks Un­known March 2020
Psychic Awakening: Engine War Adeptus Mechanicus, Imperial Knights,
Chaos Knights & Chaos Daemons
ISBN 978-1788267786 June 2020
Psychic Awakening: War of the Spider Adeptus Custodes, Sisters of Silence,
Assassins, Death Guard & Agents of Bile
ISBN 978-1788268066 June 2020
Psychic Awakening: Pariah Adepta Sororitas, Necrons & Index: Inquisition ISBN 978-1-78826-813-4 July 2020

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
Imperial Armour Compendium Adeptus Custodes, Adeptus Mechanicus, Astra Militarum,
Chaos Daemons, Chaos Knights, Chaos Space Marines,
Craftworlds, Death Guard, Drukhari, Grey Knights,
Imperial Knights, The Inquisition, Necrons, Orks,
Space Marines, T’au Empire, Tyranids
Un­known November 2020

Obsolete Books[edit]

Codexes[edit]

8th Edition[edit]

8th Edition was released June 2017.

Codex ISBN Release Date Superseded By
Adeptus Mechanicus ISBN 978-1788260176 September 2017 9th Edition Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus
Blood Angels ISBN 978-1788260503 December 2017 9th Edition Codex: Space Marines
Chaos Space Marines ISBN 978-1785819384 August 2017 8th Edition Codex: Chaos Space Marines (2nd Edition)
Dark Angels ISBN 978-1788260558 December 2017 9th Edition Codex: Space Marines
Death Guard ISBN 978-1788260053 September 2017 9th Edition Codex: Death Guard
Deathwatch ISBN 978-1788261852 May 2018 9th Edition Codex: Space Marines
Drukhari ISBN 978-1788261708 April 2018 9th Edition Codex: Drukhari
Necrons ISBN 978-1785819667 March 2018 9th Edition Codex: Necrons
Space Marines ISBN 978-1785819490 July 2017 8th Edition Codex: Space Marines (2nd Edition)
Space Marines (2nd Edition) ISBN 978-1788266307 August 2019 9th Edition Codex: Space Marines
Space Wolves ISBN 978-1788260602 August 2018 9th Edition Codex: Space Marines
Index Factions ISBN Release Date Superseded By
Chaos Heretic Astartes, Chaos Daemons & Questor Traitoris ISBN 978-1-78581-865-3 June 2017 8th Edition Chaos Codexes[a]
Imperium 1
  • Space Marines, Blood Angels, Dark Angels, Space Wolves,
  • Grey Knights, Deathwatch & Legion of the Damned
ISBN 9781785819063 June 2017 8th Edition Imperium Codexes[b]
Imperium 2
  • Astra Militarum, Adeptus Mechanicus, Imperial Knights,
  • Imperial Agents & Talons of the Emperor
ISBN 978-1785819131 June 2017 8th Edition Imperium Codexes[c]
Xenos 1 Craftworlds, Drukhari, Ynnari, Harlequins & Necrons ISBN 978-1-78581-899-8 June 2017 8th Edition Xenos Codexes[d]
Xenos 2 Orks, Tau Empire, Tyranids & Genestealer Cults ISBN 978-1-78581-892-9 June 2017 8th Edition Xenos Codexes[e]
  1. ^ 8th Edition Codex: Chaos Space Marines, Codex: Death Guard, Codex: Thousand Sons, Codex: Chaos Daemons, Index: Renegade Knights
  2. ^ 8th Edition Codex: Space Marines, Codex: Blood Angels, Codex: Dark Angels, Codex: Space Wolves, Codex: Grey Knights, & Codex: Deathwatch
  3. ^ 8th Edition Codex: Astra Militarum, Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus, Codex: Imperial Knights, Codex: Adepta Sororitas, Codex: Adeptus Custodes & Index Imperialis Articles
  4. ^ 8th Edition Codex: Craftworlds, Codex: Drukhari, Index: Xenos - Ynnari, Codex: Harlequins, & Codex: Necrons
  5. ^ 8th Edition Codex: Orks, Codex: Tau Empire, Codex: Tyranids, & Codex: Genestealer Cults

7th Edition[edit]

7th Edition was released May 2014. On 22 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
Blood Angels ISBN 978-1782536123 December 2014 8th Edition Index: Imperium 1
Cult Mechanicus ISBN 978-1782537427 May 2015 8th Edition Index: Imperium 2
Craftworlds ISBN 978-1782537304 April 2015 8th Edition Index: Xenos 1
Dark Angels ISBN 978-1782537526 June 2015 8th Edition Index: Imperium 1
Dark Eldar ISBN 978-1782534839 October 2014 8th Edition Index: Xenos 1
Deathwatch ISBN 978-1785811562 August 2016 8th Edition Index: Imperium 1
Genestealer Cults ISBN 978-1785812712 September 2016 8th Edition Index: Xenos 2
Grey Knights ISBN 978-1782533702 August 2014 8th Edition Index: Imperium 1
Harlequins ISBN 978-1782536833 February 2015 8th Edition Index: Xenos 1
Imperial Agents ISBN 978-1785818059 December 2016 8th Edition Index: Imperium 1 & 2
Imperial Knights ISBN 978-1782537342 May 2015 8th Edition Index: Imperium 2
Khorne Daemonkin ISBN 978-1782537267 March 2015 8th Edition Index: Chaos
Necrons ISBN 978-1782536079 January 2015 8th Edition Index: Xenos 1
Orks ISBN 978-1782533290 June 2014 8th Edition Index: Xenos 2
Skitarii ISBN 978-1782537380 April 2015 8th Edition Index: Imperium 2
Space Marines ISBN 978-1782537472 June 2015 8th Edition Index: Imperium 1
Space Wolves ISBN 978-1782533818 August 2014 8th Edition Index: Imperium 1
Tau Empire ISBN 978-1785810091 October 2015 8th Edition Index: Xenos 2
Codex Supplement ISBN Release Date Superseded By
Angels of Death (Space Marines) ISBN 978-1785816956 April 2016 8th Edition
Black Legion (Chaos Space Marines) ISBN 978-1785817052 April 2016 8th Edition
Cadia (Astra Militarum) Digital Only January 2016 8th Edition
Champions of Fenris (Space Wolves) ISBN 978-1782533993 August 2014 8th Edition
Clan Raukaan (Space Marines) Digital Only June 2015 8th Edition
Crimson Slaughter (Chaos Space Marines) ISBN 978-1785816963 April 2016 8th Edition
Farsight Enclaves (Tau Empire) ISBN 978-1785816895 February 2016 8th Edition
Flesh Tearers (Blood Angels) Digital Only January 2016 8th Edition
Haemonculus Covens (Dark Eldar) ISBN 978-1782534938 October 2014 8th Edition
Raven Guard (Space Marines) Digital Only January 2016 8th Edition
Sentinels of Terra (Space Marines) Digital Only June 2015 8th Edition
Traitor Legions (Chaos Space Marines) ISBN 978-1785817946 December 2016 8th Edition
Waaagh! Ghazghkull (Orks) ISBN 978-1782534600 July 2014 7th Edition Reprint
Waaagh! Ghazghkull (Orks) Reprint ISBN 978-1785816901 February 2016 8th Edition
White Scars (Space Marines) Digital Only January 2016 8th Edition

6th Edition[edit]

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

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

5th Edition[edit]

5th Edition was released in 2008.

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

4th Edition[edit]

4th Edition was released in 2004.

Codex ISBN Release Date Superseded By
Black Templars ISBN 1-84154-685-2 November 2005 6th Edition Codex: Space Marines
Blood Angels[a] N/A - White Dwarf June/July 2007 5th Edition Codex: Blood Angels
Catachans[b] ISBN 1-84154-016-1 2005 5th Edition Codex: Imperial Guard
Chaos Daemons ISBN 978-1841548791 May 2008 6th Edition Codex: Chaos Daemons
Chaos Space Marines ISBN 978-1841548425 September 2007 6th Edition Codex: Chaos Space Marines
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
Orks ISBN 978-1841548524 January 2008 7th Edition Codex: Orks
Space Marines ISBN 1-84154-526-0 November 2004 5th Edition Codex: Space Marines
Tau Empire ISBN 1-84154-712-3 March 2006 6th Edition Codex: Tau Empire
Tyranids ISBN 1-84154-650-X June 2005 5th Edition Codex: Tyranids
  1. ^ Presented in two parts in White Dwarf issues #330 and #331, and subsequently available online from the Games Workshop website, with long-term plan to publish this list in a new book.
  2. ^ This is a smaller codex that requires a parent list to complete its army list.

3rd Edition[edit]

3rd Edition was released in 1998.

Codex ISBN Release Date Superseded By
Assassins[a] ISBN 1-84154-019-6 July 1999 Codex: Daemonhunters / Witch Hunters
Blood Angels[a] ISBN 1-869893-45-X December 1998 4th Edition Codex (White Dwarf)
Catachans[a] ISBN 1-84154-016-1 February 2000 4th Edition Codex (free download)
Chaos Space Marines ISBN 1-869893-49-2 February 1999 3rd Edition Codex (2nd Edition)
Chaos Space Marines (2nd Edition) ISBN 1-84154-322-5 October 2002 4th Edition Codex
Craftworld Eldar[a] ISBN 1-84154-029-3 June 2000 4th Edition Codex: Eldar
Daemonhunters ISBN 1-84154-361-6 March 2003 5th Edition Codex: Grey Knights
Dark Angels[a] ISBN 1-869893-67-0 May 1999 3rd Edition Codex (2nd Edition)
Dark Angels[a] (2nd Edition) ISBN 1-84154-302-0 Nov 2002 4th Edition Codex
Dark Eldar ISBN 1-869893-41-7 November 1998 3rd Edition Codex (2nd Edition)
Dark Eldar (2nd Edition) ISBN 1-84154-307-1 November 2003[2] 5th Edition Codex
Eldar ISBN 1-869893-39-5 August 1999 4th Edition Codex
Imperial Guard ISBN 1-869893-52-2 November 1999 3rd Edition Codex (2nd Edition)
Imperial Guard (2nd Edition) ISBN 1-84154-410-8 September 2003 5th Edition Codex
Necrons ISBN 1-84154-190-7 July 2002 5th Edition Codex
Orks ISBN 1-869893-38-7 July 1999 4th Edition Codex
Space Marines ISBN 1-869893-28-X October 1998 4th Edition Codex
Space Wolves[a] ISBN 1-84154-010-2 April 2000 5th Edition Codex
Tyranids ISBN 1-84154-013-7 February 2001 4th Edition Codex
Tau ISBN 1-84154-098-6 October 2001 4th Edition Codex: Tau Empire
Witch Hunters ISBN 1-84154-485-X April 2004 5th Edition Codex: Sisters of Battle (White Dwarf)
  1. ^ a b c d e f g This is a smaller codex that requires a parent list to complete its army list.

2nd Edition[edit]

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

Codex ISBN Release Date
Angels of Death[a] ISBN 1-872372-96-1 1996
Assassins[b] ISBN 1-872372-05-8 June 1997
Chaos ISBN 1-872372-47-3 1996
Eldar ISBN 1-872372-74-0 1994
Imperial Guard ISBN 1-872372-92-9 1995
Orks ISBN 1-872372-76-7 1994
Sisters of Battle ISBN 1-872372-14-7 August 1997
Tyranids[c] ISBN 1-872372-90-2 1995
Ultramarines[d] ISBN 1-872372-87-2 1995
Space Wolves ISBN 1-872372-71-6 1994
  1. ^ Covers rules for both Dark Angels and Blood Angels.
  2. ^ This is a smaller codex that requires a parent list to complete its army list.
  3. ^ Covers rules for both Tyranids and Genestealer Cults.
  4. ^ Also covers rules for other "standard" Space Marine armies.

Expansions/Supplements[edit]

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

8th Edition[edit]

Book Notes ISBN Release Date Superseded By
Warhammer 40,000 Core rulebook ISBN 978-1785818493 June 2017 9th Edition
Chapter Approved: 2017 Edition Annual rules update ISBN 978-1-78826-043-5 December 2017 9th Edition
Chapter Approved: 2018 Edition Annual rules update ISBN 978-1-78826-373-3 December 2018 9th Edition
Chapter Approved: 2019 Edition Annual rules update ISBN 978-1-78826-757-1 December 2019 9th Edition

7th Edition[edit]

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

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

6th Edition[edit]

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

5th Edition[edit]

Book Notes ISBN Release Date Superseded By
Apocalypse Reload Supplement to Apocalypse ISBN 978-1-84154-893-7 August 2008 6th Edition Apocalypse Book
Battle Missions Additional Battle Scenarios ISBN 978-1841549118 March 2010 Eternal War, Maelstrom of War, Altar of War & Echoes of War
Death Worlds Additional Battle Scenarios N/A - White Dwarf April 2012 Death Worlds - Digital 6th Edition
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
Spearhead Mechanized Armies N/A - White Dwarf June 2010 7th Edition & Formations

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[3] 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
Armageddon[4] 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
Eye of Terror[5] 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

Imperial Armour[edit]

Imperial Armour Notes ISBN Release Date Superseded by
Imperial Armour Imperial Guard & Imperial Navy ISBN 1841541273 2000 Imperial Armour
Restarted Line
Imperial Armour II Orks, Eldar, and Dark Eldar ISBN 1841542199 2001 Imperial Armour
Restarted Line
Imperial Armour Aeronautica Update and compilation of fliers and anti-aircraft units for
the 6th Edition release of Warhammer 40k
ISBN 978-1907964954 July 2012 8th Edition
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 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 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 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 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 Imperial Armour
Restarted Line
Imperial Armour Update 2005 Rules for Forge World models not covered by the other volumes ISBN 1841547220 2005 Imperial Armour
Restarted Line
Imperial Armour Update 2006 Rules for Forge World models not covered by the other volumes ISBN 1841548189 2006 Imperial Armour
Restarted Line
Imperial Armour Volume 1:
Imperial Guard & Imperial Navy
Imperial Guard & Imperial Navy ISBN 1841544213 2003 Imperial Armour 1 (2nd Edition)
Imperial Armour Volume 1:
Imperial Guard (2nd Edition)
Imperial Guard ISBN 978-1907964084 December 2012 8th Edition
Imperial Armour Volume 2:
Space Marines & Forces of the Inquisition
Space Marines & Forces of the Inquisition ISBN 1841545090 2004 Imperial Armour 2 (2nd Edition)
Imperial Armour Volume 2:
War Machines of the Adeptus Astartes (2nd Edition)
Adepta Sororitas, Space Marines & Forces of the Inquisition ISBN 978-1782533023 December 2013 8th Edition
Imperial Armour Volume 3:
The Taros Campaign
Tau, Imperial Guard & Space Marines ISBN 1841547085 2005 Imperial Armour 3 (2nd Edition)
Imperial Armour Volume 3:
The Taros Campaign (2nd Edition)
Tau & Elysian Drop Troops ISBN 978-1908872791 June 2013 8th Edition
Imperial Armour Volume 4:
The Anphelion Project
Tyranids, Imperial Guard & Space Marines ISBN 1841547840 2006 Imperial Armour 4 (2nd Edition)
Imperial Armour Volume 4:
The Anphelion Project (2nd Edition)
Tyranids, Imperial Guard & Space Marines ISBN 978-1782535287 July 2014 8th Edition
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 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 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 8:
Raid on Kastorel-Novem
Elysian Drop Troop, Raven Guard & Orks ISBN 978-1841549774 May 2010 8th Edition
Imperial Armour Volume 9:
The Badab War (Part 1)
The Tyrant's Legion ISBN 978-1841549958 2010 8th Edition
Imperial Armour Volume 10:
The Badab War (Part 2)
Siege Vanguard Assault ISBN 978-1907964015 January 2011 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 12:
The Fall of Orpheus
Necrons, Minotaurs & Death Korps of Krieg ISBN 978-1908872951 May 2013 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:
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
Index: Forces of Chaos All Chaos (except Chaos Astra Militarum) ISBN 978-1788261142 June 2017 Imperial Armour Compendium
Index: Forces of the Adeptus Astartes All Adeptus Astartes ISBN 978-1788261159 June 2017 Imperial Armour Compendium
Index: Forces of the Astra Militarum All Astra Militarum (both Imperial and Chaos) and Imperium ISBN 978-1788261166 June 2017 Imperial Armour Compendium
Index: Xenos All Xenos ISBN 978-1788261173 June 2017 Imperial Armour Compendium

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