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Codex: Angels of Death (2nd Edition)

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Codex: Angels of Death
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Author(s) Rick Priestley, Jervis Johnson
Illustrator(s) John Blanche, Wayne England, Mark Gibbons, Des Hanley
Released 1996
Pages 120
ISBN ISBN 1-872372-96-1
Followed by Codex: Dark Angels (3rd Edition),

Codex: Blood Angels (3rd Edition)

The General Structure

The Codex: Angels of Death is an expansion book for the Games Workshop Table Top game Warhammer 40,000. This book was published for the first time in 1996, and is for the 2nd edition of Warhammer 40,000.

The book has 120 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 in the centre of the book.


Army List

This book contains history and complete army lists for using both Dark Angels and Blood Angels armies, including Special Characters, specific Wargear, background fiction, and painting guides.


This book contains background information and fiction on both the Dark Angels and Blood Angels chapters, from their part in the Great Crusade to their present structure. The book also details the respective secret each chapter has, forming a link between the two.

Special character models

Blood Angels

  • Lord Commander Dante — Current Chapter Master of the Blood Angels.
  • Mephiston — Chief Librarian.
  • Brother Corbulo — Sanguiniary High Priest.
  • Brother Captain Tycho — Captain of the 3rd Battle Company.

Dark Angels

  • Supreme Grand Master Azrael — Current Chapter Master of the Dark Angels.
  • Ezekiel — Current Chief Librarian of the Dark Angels.
  • Asmodai — Interrogator Chaplain.
  • Brother Bethor — Bearer of the Sacred Standard

Hobby Section

This book contains hobby information on chapter organisation with emphasis on each chapter's specific deviations from rigid codex. There are miniature galleries highlighting company markings, squad markings, banners, sergeants, librarians, apothecaries, chaplains and their specific colourings. The book also contains information regarding successor chapters.

Authors, Artists and Coworkers

During the production of this book, the following persons were involved considerably.

Other Publications

  • Codex, a general overview of all Codex publications.