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Codex: Tyranids (2nd Edition)

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Codex: Tyranids
Codex Tyranids 2nd FCover.jpg
Author(s) Andy Chambers
Cover Artist David Gallagher
Illustrator(s) John Blanche , Wayne England, Mark Gibbons, Des Hanley
Released 1995
Pages 87
ISBN ISBN 1 872372 90 2
Followed by Codex: Tyranids (3rd Edition)

The General Structure

The Codex Tyranids is an expansion book for the Games Workshop Table Top game Warhammer 40,000. This book was published for the first time in 1995, and is for the 2nd Edition of Warhammer 40,000. Stories in this codex are written by author Jonathan Green.

The book has 87 pages, including the pages of colour images of miniatures. At the end of the book there is a catalogue of miniatures available for purchase at the time of publication. The cover is printed in colour, depicting a hive tyrant, flanked by a Carnifex and Lictor, leading a group of Gaunts.


Army List

This book contains complete army lists for both a Tyranid army or a Genestealer infestation, also known as a Genestealer Cult. Further special rules and an armoury, referred to as biomorphs, were included.


This book contains background information and fiction on:

Short description of every unit in the army list and of every weapon and biomorph available for tyranid forces.

Special character models

There are no special characters included in Codex: Tyranids (2nd edition).

Other Publications

  • Codex, a general overview of all Codex publications.