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Codex Imperialis (Background Book)

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Codex Imperialis
Author(s) Rick Priestley, Andy Chambers
Cover Artist Dave Gallagher
Illustrator(s) John Blanche, Wayne England, Dave Gallagher, Jes Goodwin, Mark Gibbons
Released January 1, 1993
Pages 96
ISBN 1869893832
Preceded by Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader
Followed by Warhammer 40,000 3rd Edition Rulebook

Codex Imperialis is the companion book to the Warhammer 40,000 2nd Edition Rulebook, published for the first time in 1993 as part of the 2nd Edition boxed set of Warhammer 40,000. The book has 96 pages and the cover is printed in colour while the book remains in black and white.


Army List

This book contains shortened army lists for using Space Marine, Imperial Guard, Eldar, Ork, Squat, Chaos and Tyranid armies. Furthermore it also includes rules for fielding various branches of the forces of the Imperium.


This book contains background information and fiction on every Warhammer 40k race created up to 1993.

Authors and Artists

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Further Information

  • ISBN 1869893832
  • Product Code 0151
  • Component Code 107215