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Codex: Tau Empire (4th Edition)

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Codex: Tau Empire
Codex Tau Empire 4th FCover.jpg
Author(s) Andy Hoare
Cover Artist Karl Kopinski
Illustrator(s) Mark Gibbons, Alexander Boyd, Paul Dainton, Neil Hodgson, Karl Kopinski & Adrian Smith
Released 2006
Pages 63
ISBN ISBN 1-84154-712-3
Preceded by Codex: Tau (3rd Edition)
Followed by Codex: Tau Empire (6th Edition)

The General Structure

The Codex: Tau Empire is an expansion book for the Games Workshop Table Top game Warhammer 40,000. This book was published for the first time in 2006, and is for the 4th edition of Warhammer 40,000. It was the 4th codex released for that edition of the game.

The book has 63 pages and the cover is printed in colour while the majority of the book remains in black and white, although pages 49 onwards are in colour.


Army List

This book contains a complete army list for using a Tau army. Further special rules, characters, equipment as well as hobby and collecting guides are included.


The codex contains Information pertaining to the Discovery and Evoloution of the Tau, The time of the Mont'au, The Expansion of the Tau Empire and space travel, Imperial Contact Tau Warfare and Culture, Language and Society.

It also contains short histories of several major wars and information on Aliens intergrated into the empire.

Special character models

Hobby Section

Other Publications

  • Codex, a general overview of all Codex publications.