Warhammer 40,000 Chapter Approved - The Book of the Astronomican
|Author(s)||Rick Priestley, Alan Merrett, Jim Bambra, Mike Brunton, Sean Masterson, John Blanche|
|Cover Artist||Tony Roberts|
|Illustrator(s)||Pete Knifton, Tony Ackland, Nik Williams, Dave Gallagher, Ali Morrison, Tony Hough, Russ Nicholson, Ian Miller, John Blanche, Dave Andrews, Colin Dixon, Sid, H.|
The first general supplement to the 'Rogue Trader' edition of the game, the Book of the Astronomican featured completely new material, a four part mini-campaign, a number of ready-to-use army lists and the first complete miniatures catalogue for the game.
- The Wolf Time: A four-part campaign by Rick Priestley. It involved Space Wolves and Orks, a third player took the role of Games Master to arbitrate. The fourth and final battle depended on the outcome of the first three.
- White Scars Space Marines: An army list for a Chapter.
- Hylgar's Hell-raisers: An army list for an Imperial Army force.
- Valerius Borodin: An army list for a Rogue Trader and his entourage.
- Crangor's Buccaneers: An army list featuring pirates from the Claw Nebula. (pg. 85)
- Luggub's Drop Legion: An army from the Ork invasion of Rynn's World.
- Eldritch Raiders: An army list of Eldar Pirates.
- Imperial Characters A selection of characters from different sections of the Imperium.
- Colour Miniatures Guide: Including Mercenaries, Chainsaw Warriors, Space Pirates, Space Dwarfs, Space Elves and others, provided with cut-out banners.
- Alien Species Identification File: Painting Orks, Eldar and Squats,
- Additional material including early rule suggestions and a weapon summary on the back cover.
Adeptus Arbites Characters:
Adeptus Mechanicus Characters:
Rogue Trader Characters:
- In the background to the Whitescars (later White Scars) army list, the chapter has its headquarters on the vast space barge-monastery Constantius, and it has a fleet of over a hundred craft. It also states (p65) that the chapter includes a unique unit called the Souldrinkers. This is a special assault group of which all the members are veteran hand to hand combat specialists. The Souldrinkers have their own distinctive shoulder badges and honour banners.
- Codex, a general overview of all Codex publications.
|Rulebook||Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader|
|Publications||Book of the Astronomican • Compilation • Compendium • Siege • Battle Manual • Vehicle Manual • Realm of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness • Realm of Chaos: The Lost and the Damned • Waaargh: Orks • 'Ere We Go • Freebooterz|