Codex Index

Being a list of all the 40k army lists I have heard of.

List name Publication Year Game Edition Notes
Space Marines
Whitescars CA BoA 1988 1
Ultramarines / Codex Imperialis / Space Marines WD 97 1988 1 See ‘inspiration’ page
WD 105 / WD Cmp1 1988 1
2BC 1993 2
Codex Ultramarines 1995 2
3BC 1998 3
Space Wolves WD 157 1993 1
Codex Space Wolves ? 2
Codex Space Wolves 2000 3 Expansion to Codex Space Marines
Codex Space Wolves 2009 5
Space Wolves 13th Company Codex Eye of Terror 2003 3 Expansion to Codex Space Wolves and Codex Space Marines
Black Templars Codex Armageddon 2000 3 Expansion to Codex Space Marines
Codex Black Templars 2005 4
Salamanders Codex Armageddon 2000 3 Expansion to Codex Space Marines
Blood Angels Death Company CA 2001 2001 3 Expansion to Codex Blood Angels
Imperial Guard
Hylgar’s Hellraisers CA BoA 1988 1
Imperial Guard WD 109 / WD Cmp1 1989 1
2BC 1993 2
Codex Imperial Guard 1995 2
3BC 1998 3
Penal Legions CJ 12 1995 2
Armageddon Steel Legion Codex Armageddon 2000 3 Expansion to Codex Imperial Guard
Cadian Shock Troops Codex Eye of Terror 2003 3 Expansion to Codex Imperial Guard
Armoured Company CA 2001 2001 3 Expansion to Codex Imperial Guard
Other Imperium
Valerius Borodin (Rogue Trader) CA BoA 1988 1
Rogue Traders CJ 9 1994 2
Squats WD 111 / WD Cmp1 1989 1
2BC 1993 2
Adeptus Arbites CJ 29 1998 3
Ordo Hereticus Strike Force (alt. Sisters of Battle) CJ 49 2002 3
Sisters of Battle Codex Sisters of Battle 1997 2
3BC 1998 3
CA 2001 2001 3
Imperial Agents / Heroes of the Imperium 2BC 1993 2 Only as allies for SM/IG
3BC 1998 3
Ordo Malleus / Grey Knights StD 1988 1
Chaos
World Eaters StD 1988 1
Emperor’s Children StD 1988 1
Black Legion StD 1988 1
Chaos Renegades of Nurgle LaD 1990 1 Despite being the ‘companion volume’, Lost and the Damned was presented in a very different style to Slaves to Darkness.
Chaos Renegades of Tzeentch LaD 1990 1
Chaos 2BC 1993 2 Combined Marines, cultists, beastmen, daemons
Chaos Space Marines Codex Chaos 1996 2 Cult and Daemon lists in appendix
3BC 1998 3
The Lost and the Damned Codex Eye of Terror 2003 3 Expansion to Codex Chaos Space Marines and Codex Imperial Guard
Eldar
Eldritch Raiders (Pirates) CA BoA 1988 1
Harlequins WD 105-106 / WD Cmp1 1988 1
CJ 17 1996 2
CJ 39 2000 3
Eldar (Craftworld) WD 127 / WD Cmp2 1990 1
2BC 1993 2
3BC 1998 3
Ulthwe Strike Force Codex Eye of Terror 2003 3 Expansion to Codex Eldar
Eldar Craftworlds Codex Craftworld Eldar 2001 3 Expansion to Codex Eldar
Dark Eldar 3BC 1998 3
Orks
Luggub’s Drop Legion CA BoA 1988 1
TODO Ere We Go / Freebooterz
Orks WD 123 1990 1
2BC 1993 2
3BC 1998 3
Kult of Speed Codex Armageddon 2000 3 Expansion to Codex Orks
Feral Orks CA 2003 2003 3 Expansion to Codex Orks
Necrons
Necrons WD 230 1999 3
CA 2001 2001 3
Tau
Tau Codex Tau 2001 3
Codex Tau Empire 2006 4
Kroot Mercenaries CA 2003 2003 3
Tyranids
Genestealer Invasion Force / Genestealer Cult WD 114 – 116 / WD Cmp2 1989 1
2BC 1993 2
CJ 40 – 41 2000 3
Tyranids WD 145 1992 1
2BC 1993 2
Codex Tyranids 1995 2
3BC 1998 3
Tyranid Seeding Swarms CA 2003 2003 3
Other
Crangor’s Buccaneers (Pirates) CA BoA 1988 1
Space Pirates CJ 13-14 1996 2

Notes:

  • In the 1st edition era, it was common for later White Dwarfs to add units to previous army lists – I have not counted those.
  • 3rd or 4th edition lists which have not been superceded remain usable in later editions.

Key to Publications

  • WD XXX – White Dwarf (number) (if it actually says ‘XX’ then I can’t find it or remember the number)
  • CA BoA – Chapter Approved: Book of the Astronomican
  • CA 2001, CA 2003, CA 2004 – later Chapter Approved editions
  • StD – Realm of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness
  • LaD – Realm of Chaos: The Lost and the Damned
  • CJ XXX – Citadel Journal (number) – note that Journal lists were generally considered ‘unofficial’, but that used to matter less than it does now. (if it actually says ‘XX’ then I can’t find it or remember the number)
  • WD Cmp1 – White Dwarf Compendium
  • WD Cmp2 – White Dwarf Compilation
  • 2BC – 2nd Edition ‘Black Codex’ – lists to get by until full codexes were released
  • 3BC – 3rd Edition ‘Black Codex’ – lists to get by – was actually in the 3rd ed rulebook

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