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The 13th Black Crusade (Background Book)

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Cover art for The 13th Black Crusade

The 13th Black Crusade is a Warhammer 40,000 background book written by Andy Hoare. It features maps from the 13th Black Crusade and accompanying descriptions of battles and important characters. The 13th Black Crusade was first published in 2004 and is now out of print.


  • Imperial Units (pgs. 6-7)
  • Portents and Warnings (pgs. 8-10)
  • Phase One: Insurrection and Plague (pgs. 11-21)
  • Phase Two: Invasion (pgs. 22-47)
    • Chaos Propaganda (pg. 31)
    • Sub-Sector Update (pgs. 32-33)
    • Home Made Bomb (pg. 35)
    • Lord Erebus (pg. 41)
    • The Fall of Van Hel (pgs. 42-43)
    • Remember the Soldiers (pgs. 46-47)
  • Phase Three: The War in the Webway (pgs. 48-63)
    • Tears of the Emperor (pg. 55)
    • Chaos Defiler (pgs. 56-57)
    • Sub-Sector Update (pgs. 60-61)
  • Phase Four: The Imperium Resurgent (pgs. 64-77)
    • The Great Deceiver (pg. 75)
    • Sighting of the Necrontyr (pgs. 76-77)
  • Phase Five: The Warp Unleashed (pgs. 78-85)
    • Imperium, Unite! (pgs. 82-83)
  • The Beginning of the End (pgs. 84-89)
    • Chaos Cathedral (pg.85)
  • Appendix (pgs. 90-95)

Authors, Artists and Coworkers

During the production of this book, the following persons were involved considerably.

  • Author
Andy Hoare
  • Additional Text
Andy Chambers, Pete Haines, Phil Kelly and Graham McNeill
  • Editor
Matt Ralphs
  • Cover
Paul Dainton and Karl Kopinski
  • Illustrations and Graphics
Dave Allsop, Lee Carter, Dan Drane, Wayne England, Darius Hinks, Andy Hoare, Ralph Horsley, Nuala Kinrade, Shaun Thomas, Andrew Walsh and John Wigley
  • Graphic Design and Layout
Dan Drane, Darius Hinks and Andrew Walsh
  • Producer
Marc Gascoigne

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