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Codex: Tyranids (5th Edition)

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Codex: Tyranids
Codex Tyranids 5ed cover.jpg
Author(s) Robin Cruddace
Illustrator(s) John Blanche, Alex Boyd, Rob Carey, Paul Dainton, Dave Gallagher, Neil Hodgson, Nuala Kinrade & Adrian Smith
Released January 2010
Pages 96
ISBN ISBN 978-1841549514
Preceded by Codex: Tyranids (4th Edition)
Followed by Codex: Tyranids (6th Edition)

Codex: Tyranids is a 96 page Codex book for Warhammer 40,000 published in January 2010 under Warhammer 40,000 5th edition.


The Tyranids

The first 32 pages contain information on the background of the Tyranids, important battles, and background of various Hive Fleets including:

Forces of the Tyranids

Details the forces of the Tyranids, describing each creature and giving specific rules.

Special Characters

Details on the following special characters are given:

Tyranid Psychic Powers

Lists the psychic powers used by the Tyranids along with their rules.

Creating the Swarm

Offers guidelines on how to structure a Tyranid army.

The Tyranid Swarm

Gives the colour scheme of Hive Fleet Leviathan, Kraken and Behemoth, and also showcases colour photos of the Tyranid miniatures.

Weapons and Biomorphs

Lists the rules for the weapons and biomorph upgrades used by the Tyranids.

Tyranid Army List

Provides the army list and rules for fielding a Tyranid army in a Warhammer 40,000 table top game.


Quick reference summary chart and credits.

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