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Codex: Chaos Space Marines (3rd Edition, 2nd Codex)

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Codex: Chaos Space Marines
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Author(s) Andy Chambers, Pete Haines, Andy Hoare, Phil Kelly and Graham McNeill
Cover Artist Karl Kopinski
Illustrator(s) Alex Boyd, Paul Dainton, Dave Gallagher and Karl Kopinski
Released 2002
Pages 80
ISBN ISBN 1-84154-322-5
Preceded by Codex: Chaos Space Marines (3rd Edition, 1st Codex)
Followed by Codex: Chaos Space Marines (4th Edition)

The Third Edition of Warhammer 40,000 had two different Chaos Space Marines Codexes. The first Codex was released in 1999.

The General Structure

The Codex: Chaos Space Marines 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 was designed for the 3rd edition of Warhammer 40,000.

The book has 80 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.


Army List

This book contains a complete army list for using a Chaos Space Marine army. Further special rules, equipment as well as specific Traitor Legion army lists are included.


This book contains background information and fiction on:

Special character models

This book contains background and special character rules for:

Hobby Section

This book contains hobby information on:

  • Collecting a Chaos Space Marine army
  • Basic construction and painting techniques
  • Basic tactics
  • Paint schemes for Daemons and Chaos Space Marine Traitor Legions
  • Paint schemes for Chaos Space Marine Renegade Chapters and vehicles
  • Ideas for Chaos themed terrain
  • Miniatures Showcase

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