This is a page for the major game designers of Warhammer 40,000. Below the authors are recent editions of the books. Some older, out-dated works will be mentioned under the specific author unless a substantial amount of authors contributed to the work.
- 1 Current Developers
- 2 Previous Developers
- 3 Game Books
- 4 Related Pages
- 5 Sources
Andy Hoare has worked as a developer since 2001 and spends his time focused on creating rules for the main Warhammer 40,000 system.
Just about every Codex and every Rulebook written since 3rd edition has been contributed in by Andy Hoare.
- Black Library works
- Rogue Star
- Tactica Imperialis
This section is to acknowledge the Warhammer 40,000 developers that have contributed in the past but no longer are active with Games Workshop.
Along with Rick Priestley, the Perry Twins, and others, Ansell was responsible for the massive Warhammer (later Warhammer Fantasy Battle) boom of the mid to late 1980s, which many long term wargamers now refer to as 'the Golden Era'. In many ways it was the Warhammer game developed by Ansell (and Priestley) that made Games Workshop so successful and which has enabled the continued growth of the company since.
Ansell was a contributer to Laserburn and Imperial Commander (1981) - Imperial Commander's background and the rule system of Laserburn influencing Games Workshops Warhammer 40,000 tabletop game which was developed when Ansell and Richard Halliwell were at Games Workshop and Citadel Miniatures. His last contribution to Warhammer 40,000 was as design consultant for W40K second edition rulebook.
After another Games Workshop buy out (in the 90's), and a change of emphasis by the company towards a younger market, he left Games Workshop to concentrate on Wargames Foundry. Another figure manufacturing company set up in the mid 1980s by Ansell, Wargames Foundry was established to market historical miniature ranges originally sculpted by the talented Perry Twins for Citadel Miniatures, but no longer sold as part of the Games Workshop fantasy ranges. Ansell took with him a number of other moulds for figures which had been variously used for both historical and fantasy figures under Citadel Miniatures and Games Workshop and these have since become part of the ever growing Wargames Foundry range.
Wargames Foundry is still (as of 2007) going strong and after a brief stint in Guernsey in the early 1990s is once again based in Nottingham. They continue to sell a massive range of metal figures for historical, sci-fi and fantasy wargaming.
Pete Haines was an employee of Games Workshop who helped design and worked on many Codexes.
Ian Pickstock was a member of staff at Games Workshop in the 1990s.
A self confessed 'tread-head', Ian was an avid follower of the Imperial Guard and regularly contributed articles focussing on tank tactics in White Dwarf magazine as well as featuring in a number of battle reports.
Ian was the a co-author of Codex: Assassins
An Australian native, Anthony Reynolds was employed by Games Workshop for six years, as both a Games Developer and a member of the Management team. Since leaving the company (and returning to Australia) he has penned several works for the Black Library.6
- Black Library works
Fourth Edition Books
This is a list of the Fourth Edition books and the designers that contributed in them:
- Design: Rick Priestley and Andy Chambers with Alessio Cavatore, Pete Haines, Anthony Reynolds, Jervis Johnson, Adam Troke
- Background: Gav Thorpe with Andy Chambers, Phil Kelly, Matthew Ward, Alan Merrett, Graham McNeill, Rick Priestley
- Cities of Death Andy Hoare
- Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition) Graham McNeill, with Gav Thorpe, Pete Haines
- Codex: Blood Angels (4th Edition) Jervis Johnson
- Codex: Chaos Space Marines (3rd Edition, 2nd Codex) Andy Chambers, Pete Haines, Andy Hoare, Phil Kelly, Graham McNeill
- Codex: Dark Angels (4th Edition) Jervis Johnson, Andy Hoare
- Codex: Eldar (4th Edition) Phil Kelly, Pete Haines
- Codex: Imperial Guard (3rd Edition, 2nd Codex) Andy Chambers, Pete Haines, Andy Hoare, Phil Kelly, Graham McNeill, with Steve Cumiskey
- Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition) Pete Haines, Graham McNeill.
- Codex: Tau Empire (4th Edition) Andy Hoare
- Codex: Tyranids (4th Edition) Andy Chambers, Phil Kelly, with Andy Hoare, Graham McNeill
Older Edition Books
- Codex: Assassins (3rd Edition) I. Pickstock
- Codex: Blood Angels (3rd Edition) Gavin Thorpe
- Codex: Catachans (3rd Edition) Jervis Johnson, Andy Chambers, Gavin Thorpe
- Codex: Chaos Space Marines (3rd Edition, 1st Codex) Jervis Johnson
- Codex: Craftworld Eldar (3rd Edition) Gavin Thorpe
- Codex: Dark Angels (3rd Edition) Jervis Johnson, Gavin Thorpe, Jonathan Green
- Codex: Dark Eldar (3rd Edition) Jervis Johnson, Gav Thorpe
- Codex: Daemonhunters (3rd Edition) Pete Haines, Graham McNeill
- Codex: Eldar (3rd Edition) Gav Thorpe with Andy Chambers, Jervis Johnson, Tuomass Pirinen
- Codex: Imperial Guard (3rd Edition, 1st Codex) Jervis Johnson, Gavin Thorpe
- Codex: Necrons (3rd Edition) Andy Chambers, Pete Haines, Graham McNeill, Phil Kelly, Andy Hoare
- Codex: Orks (3rd Edition) Andy Chambers with "Uvver Stuff" by Gav Thorpe
- Codex: Space Marines (3rd Edition) Andy Chambers, Jervis Johnson, Gav Thorpe
- Codex: Space Wolves (3rd Edition) Jervis Johnson with Andy Chambers, Gav Thorpe
- Codex: Tau (3rd Edition) Andy Chambers, Pete Haines, Graham McNeill
- Codex: Tyranids (3rd Edition) Andy Chambers with Gav Thorpe, Graham McNeill, Sherman Bishop
- Codex: Witch Hunters (3rd Edition) Andy Hoare, Pete Haines, Graham McNeill.
Index Astartes - Note, "Warhammer 40,000 Overfiend" Andy Chambers wrote the foreword of each Index Astartes
- Index Astartes I Chris Cook, Pete Haines, Jervis Johnson, Graham McNeill, Rick Priestley, Anthony Reynolds, Matthew Sprange, Gav Thorpe
- Index Astartes II Andy Chambers, Pete Haines, Phil Kelly, Graham McNeill and Anthony Reynolds
- Index Astartes III
- Index Astartes IV
- Codex: Armageddon (3rd Edition) Andy Chambers, Jervis Johnson, Gavin Thorpe
- Codex: Eye of Terror (3rd Edition) Andy Chambers, Pete Haines, Andy Hoare, Phil Kelly, Graham McNeill