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Warhammer 40,000 6th Edition Rulebook
Author(s) Adam Troke, Jeremy Vetock, Matt Ward
Cover Artist Alex Boyd
Illustrator(s) John Blanche
Released June 2012
Pages 432
ISBN 978-1907964794
Preceded by Warhammer 40,000 5th Edition Rulebook
Followed by Warhammer 40,000 7th Edition Rulebook

Warhammer 40,000 6th Edition Rulebook is the 6th core rulebook for the Warhammer 40,000 game.

6th Edition is notable for having the shortest lifespan of any edition of Warhammer 40,000 to date, lasting just under 2 years before being replaced by the Warhammer 40,000 7th Edition Rulebook in May 2014.


There is no time for peace.

No respite. No forgiveness.

There is only WAR.

In the nightmare future of the 41st Millennium, Mankind teeters upon the brink of destruction. The galaxy-spanning Imperium of Man is beset on all sides by ravening aliens and threatened from within by Warp-spawned entities and heretical plots. Only the strength of the immortal Emperor of Terra stands between humanity and its annihilation, and in his name, countless warriors and agents do battle against the encroaching darkness. Foremost amongst them stand the Space Marines, the ultimate protectors of Mankind.

Across airless moons, within the depths of dark, twisted hive worlds and even in the immaterial realm of Warp space, battles rage that will shape the future of the galaxy forever. It is a universe that you can enter today, if you dare. But remember that this is a dark and terrible era, and there is no peace amongst the stars...

General Structure

The hardback book has 432 pages with the cover by Alex Boyd depicting the Dark Angels chapter in battle against Chaos.

An abridged 156-page A5 softback version was included with the 6th Edition starter set, Dark Vengeance.


Hardback version

  • The Grim Darkness of the Far Future (pg. IX)
  • Introduction (pg.X-XVIII)
  • The Rules (pgs. 2–131)
  • The 41st Millennium (pgs. 133–234)
  • Miniatures Showcase (pgs. 237–300)
  • The Hobby (pgs. 305–334)
  • Battles (pgs. 339–384)
  • Appendices (pgs. 401–410)

Softback version

  • Introduction (pgs. iii-vi)
  • The Rules (pgs. 2-131)
  • Reference (pgs. 133-156)


  • Warhammer 40,000 6th Edition Rulebook