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Codex: Chaos (2nd Edition)

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Codex: Chaos
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Author(s) Andy Chambers, Jervis Johnson
Cover Artist Dave Gallagher
Illustrator(s) John Blanche, Wayne England, Mark Gibbons, Des Hanley, John Wigley
Released 1996
Pages 144
ISBN ISBN 1-872372-47-3
Followed by Codex: Chaos Space Marines (3rd Edition, 1st Codex)

The General Structure

Codex Chaos 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 144 pages and the cover is printed in colour while the majority of the book remains in black and white, although there are full colour data cards on vehicles, gifts and other wargear. There is also a modelling and 'Eavy Metal showcase section at the end of the first third of the book.


Army List

This book contains a complete army list for using a Chaos army. Although the main rules are for an Undivided army, the rules provided can also be used to create any themed army from the four Ruinous Powers. In addition, the codex also contains rules for using a Chaos Cultist army and a Daemon World army, allowing Warhammer Fantasy Battle models to be used in a Warhammer 40,000 game.


This book contains background information and fiction on:

(Due to the verbose nature of 2nd edition codexes, army lists and special rules are often prefaced with large amounts of background information and/or fiction.)

Special character models

The book contains background and special character rules for:

Hobby Section

This book contains a painting showcase for Chaos Space Marines. It also contains a wide array of examples of converted models, and a double-page piece of painting and modelling ideas by John Blanche.

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