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Codex: Witch Hunters (3rd Edition)

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Codex: Witch Hunters
Codex Witchhunters FCover.jpg
Author(s) Andy Hoare, Graham McNeill
Cover Artist Paul Dainton
Illustrator(s) John Blanche, Alex Boyd, Paul Dainton, Nuala Kinrade, Karl Kopinski, Adrian Smith, Andrea Uderzo, Sam Wood
Released April 2004
Pages 64
ISBN ISBN 1-84154-485-X
Preceded by Codex: Sisters of Battle (2nd Edition),
Chapter Approved 2001
Followed by Codex: Sisters of Battle (5th Edition)

The General Structure

The Codex: Witch Hunters 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 2003, and was for the 3rd edition of Warhammer 40,000. It was the Second Book of the Inquisition being solely about the Ordo Hereticus, the First being the Codex: Daemonhunters and Third being the (as of yet unreleased) Codex: Alienhunters

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 sixteen pages of colour images of miniatures.


Army List

This book contains a complete army list for using all the forces of the Ordo Hereticus, that is either a purely Ordo Hereticus Inquisitorial force, a purely Adepta Sororitas force or a combination both, with the possibility of including forces taken from the Imperial Guard or Space Marines. Further special rules, equipment, as well as Witch Hunter Adversary rules are included.


This book contains background information and fiction on:

  • The Age of Apostasy and the founding of the Ordo Hereticus
  • History of the Adepta Sororitas
  • Radical and Puritan Inquisitors
  • Duties and Organisation of the Adepta Sororitas
  • An extract from Malleus by Dan Abnett
  • Battlegear of the Adepta Sororitas
  • Witch Hunters Narratives

Special Character Models

This book contains background and special character rules for:

Hobby Section

This book contains information on:

  • Collecting a Witch Hunters Army
  • Description of Witch Hunter units
  • Painting tips for Inquisitors and Sisters of Battle
  • Conversion tips for Henchmen
  • Examples of different Sisters of Battle Orders Militant
  • Witch Hunter Force Organization
  • Miniatures Showcase

Other Publications

  • Codex, a general overview of all Codex publications.