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Warhammer 40,000 CODEX SPACE MARINES Paperback

Paperback edition of the 4th Edition. Written by Pete Haines and Graham McNeill and published by GW Books/Games Workshop Limited in 2004
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Paperback edition of WARHAMMER 40,000 CODEX: SPACE MARINES 4th Edition. Written by Pete Haines and Graham McNeill and published by GW Books/Games Workshop Limited, Nottingham, in 2004. Illustration on the cover by Karl Kopinski. Illustrations by Alex Boyd, Paul Dainton, Dave Gallagher, John Blanche, Karl Kopinski, Adrian Smith and Mark Gibbons.

The book is in very good condition (Clean illustrated yellow/red/black covers with white/green lettering to front and white/red & yellow on the spine) with minor wear (light rubbing to the edges and corners). Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears and no inscriptions.

Warhammer 40,000 is a tabletop game for two or more players where you command the forces of the imperium or one of its many enemies. This book provides you with all the rules you need to play, and guides you through collecting and painting your own army of Citadel miniatures.

Since its creation in the 1980s, Warhammer 40,000 has had six distinct versions or editions. With each edition, the Codex of each army has changed to reflect the new rules and units. Usually one codex is valid until a revision is made, so all codexes from the 5th, 4th and 3rd Editions of Warhammer 40,000 are still valid in the current, 6th Edition, unless a later version has replaced it. There have been instances of codices that are not 'standalone' known as 'mini-dexes'.

Codex: Space Marines is an expansion book. This edition was published for the first time in 2004, and is for the 4th edition of Warhammer 40,000. It was the first Codex released for that edition of the game. Codex: Space Marines is preceded by Codex: Space Marines (3rd Edition) and followed by Codex: Space Marines (5th Edition).

This was only the 2nd generic Space Marine codex, although it focused much more strongly on the Ultramarines Chapter than its predecessor. It covered the largest number of units for the Space Marines thus far, as it attempted to collate a number of units that had become more spread out as numbers of Space Marine sub-codexes had been released. It also attempted to tap into the Space Marines' imagery as 'warrior monks'.

"In the darkness of the forty-first millennium, mankind is assailed on all fronts by perfidious alliens, degenerate traitors and treacherous rebels. There is no escape from the horror and slaughter, the only alternative is to meet the threats and defeat them. This is the destiny of the Space Marines of the Adeptus Astartes, fearless champions of humanity and unforgiving crusaders against the enemies of the Emperor of Mankind.

Inside you will find:

ARMY LIST: The complete Space Marine army list, which allows you to choose your forces for a tabletop battle. Also included are special rules for selecting unique traits to personalise your own Chapter.

BACKGROUND: Details of the legendary origins of the Space Marines, their illustrious battle history and their current methods of recruitment, training and fighting.

HOBBY SECTION: Guidance on the iconography and heraldry of the Space Marines, together with expert tips on collecting, painting and modelling a Space Marine army.

SPECIAL CHARACTERS: Complete rules and background information for five special characters: Lord Marneus Calgar, Chief Librarian Tigurius, Chaplain Cassius, all of the Ultramarines Chapter, Captain Lysander of the Imperial Fists and Captain Shrike of the Raven Guard, In addition there are rules for two special Ultramarine units, the Honour Guard of the Chapter Banner and Tyrannic War Veterans."

Contents: Warriors of Legend; Codex Chapters; Rites of Initiation; WARRIORS OF THE CHAPTER - Battle Brothers; Veteran Space Marines; HEROES OF THE CHAPTER - Chapter Masters; Captains; Techmarines; Dreadnoughts; Apothecaries; Librarians; Chaplains; An Eternity of War; SPACE MARINES SPECIAL RULES; ARMOURY; LIBRARIAN PSYCHIC POWERS; ARMY LIST - HQ, Elites, Troops, Transport Vehicles, Fast Attack, Heavy Support, CHAPTER TRAITS; SPECIAL CHARACTERS; COLOURS OF WAR.

80 pages. Illustrated with colour frontispiece and colour and black & white drawings within text.

ISBN: 978 1 84154 526 0


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