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Codex: Tyranids (4th Edition)

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Codex: Tyranids
Codex Tyranids 4th FCover.jpg
Author(s) Phil Kelly and Andy Chambers
Cover Artist Alex Boyd
Illustrator(s) Paul Dainton, Dave Gallagher, Mark Gibbons, Karl Kopinski & Adrian Smith
Released 2005
Pages 64
ISBN ISBN 1-84154-650-X
Preceded by Codex: Tyranids (3rd Edition)
Followed by Codex: Tyranids (5th Edition)

The General Structure

The Codex: Tyranids is an expansion book for the Games Workshop Table Top game Warhammer 40,000. This edition of the book was published for the first time in 2005, and is for the 4th edition of Warhammer 40,000. It was the second Codex released for that edition of the game.

The book has 64 pages and the cover is printed in colour while the majority of the book remains in black and white, although there are usually several pages of colour images of miniatures.


Army List

This book contains a complete army list for using a Tyranid army. Further special rules, equipment as well as biomorphs are included.


This book contains background information and fiction on:

Special Character Models

No Special Characters were included in this book, so as to make the army appear more animalistic and less anthropomorphic.

Hobby Section

This book contains hobby information on:

Other Publications

  • Codex, a general overview of all Codex publications.