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Codex: Necrons (3rd Edition)

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Codex: Necrons
Codex necrons.jpg
Author(s) Andy Chambers, Pete Haines, Graham McNeill, Phil Kelly, Andy Hoare
Editor(s) Dylan Ower
Cover Artist Karl Kopinski
Illustrator(s) Alex Boyd, Paul Dainton, David Gallagher, Karl Kopinski
Released 2002
Pages 64
ISBN ISBN 1841541907
Preceded by Chapter Approved 2001
Followed by Codex: Necrons (5th Edition)


General Structure

Codex: Necrons is an expansion book for the Games Workshop table top game Warhammer 40,000. This book was published for the first time in 2002, and is for the 3rd Edition of Warhammer 40,000.

The book has 64 pages and the cover is printed in colour while the majority of the book remains in black and white, although there are several pages of colour images of miniatures.

Contents

Army List

This book contains a complete army list for using a Necron army. Further special rules and equipment are also included.

  • The Necron Army List pg 12
  • Necron Special Rules pg 13
  • Necron Armoury pg 14
  • HQ pg 16
  • Elites pg 17
  • Troops pg 18
  • Fast Attack pg 19
  • Heavy Support pg 20
  • Necron Summary pg 22
  • The Beginnings of Time pg 22

Background

This book contains background information and fiction on:

  • Introduction pg 2
  • Destruction of the Cadian 23rd Armoured Regiment pg 3
  • The Mysteries of the Necrons pg 4
  • An Eldar tablet of regarding the C'tan pg 5
  • Except from Deus Ex Mechanicus of a landing on the planet Naogeddon pg 6-7
  • Shadow Games pg 8-9
  • Attempted assassination of a Planetary Governor pg 8
  • Unholy Harbinger report pg 10
  • Darkness Rising pg 11
  • Interrigation of Tech-Adept Uvochi pg 49
  • The Sylvae pg 50
  • Adept Corteswain and a Monolith image pg 51
  • Necrons versus Black Templars pg 52-53
  • Adeptus Mechanicus Ref: Xenos Weaponry pg 54-55
  • Inquisitorial attack on a Necron repair facility pg 56
  • Necron fleet activity pg 57
  • Conversation between Tech-Adept Phineus Roche and Adept Corteswain pg 58-59
  • Account of Farseer Maechu of Ulthwé pg 63
  • Scattered reports of possible Necron activity pg 64
  • Xenos Imagnifier pg 65

Special character models

This book contains background and special character rules for:

Hobby Section

This book contains hobby information on:

  • Collecting a Necron Army pg 33
  • The Horror of the Necrons pg 34-35
  • Constructing your models pg 36
  • Painting your models pg 37
  • Expanding your force pg 38
  • Necron Tactics pg 39
  • Painting Details pg 40
  • C'tan pg 41
  • Colour Schemes pg 42-43
  • Necron Hieroglyphics pg 44
  • The Monolith pg 45
  • Necron Scenery pg 46-47
  • Showcase pg 48
  • Campaign Play pg 60-61
  • Tomb Raid pg 62

Other Publications

  • Codex, a general overview of all Codex publications.