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Warhammer 40,000 is a tabletop game for two or more players, where you command an army of Citadel miniatures representing the Imperium of Man or one of its many enemies. This page provides list of books that contain all the rules, diagrams and examples you need to recreate and fight battles in this nightmarish future.

Warhammer 40,000 is a vast and ever-growing hobby, and there are a host of Games Workshop publications that supplement and expand upon the rules in The Rules book. These provide you with extra material you can incorporate into your games – detailing additional units you can deploy and missions you can play – and alternate ways to experience the war-torn 41st Millennium, exploring the depth and excitement of different battle zones and play styles in Warhammer 40,000.

The site incorporates many codexes, expansions, supplements and dataslates released by Games Workshop and Forge World. Below are complete list of literature included in Wahapedia at this moment.

Rules & Expansions

The Rules, is a 208 page book contains all the rules for playing games of Warhammer 40,000. Also there are many variations to the rules and army lists that are available for use, typically with an opponent's consent.

RulebookSubjectEditionVersionLast Update
The RulesCore Warhammer 40,000 rules71.2November 2016
Planetary OnslaughtPlanetstrike, Cities of Death and Siege War Compendium71.0November 2016
Kill TeamSmall Skirmish Games71.0September 2016
Death from the SkiesExpanded Rules for Flyers71.0May 2016
ApocalypseLarge-scale Battles71.0May 2014


The range of codexes is regularly updated with new editions of armies and occasionally new army codexes. However, all codexes prior editions of Warhammer 40,000 are still valid in the current edition, unless a later version has replaced it.

CodexEditionVersionLast Update
Adeptus Custodes71.0March 2017
Sisters of Silence71.0March 2017
Adepta Sororitas71.0January 2017
Astra Militarum71.3January 2017
Blood Angels71.1January 2017
Chaos Daemons71.3January 2017
Chaos Space Marines71.3January 2017
Craftworlds71.0January 2017
Cult Mechanicus71.0January 2017
Dark Angels71.1January 2017
Dark Eldar71.2January 2017
Deathwatch71.0January 2017
Genestealer Cults71.0January 2017
Grey Knights71.1January 2017
Harlequins71.0January 2017
Imperial Agents71.1January 2017
Imperial Knights71.0January 2017
Inquisition71.0January 2017
Khorne Daemonkin71.1January 2017
Legion of the Damned71.0January 2017
Militarum Tempestus71.1January 2017
Necrons71.0January 2017
Orks71.2January 2017
Skitarii71.0January 2017
Space Marines71.0January 2017
Space Wolves71.3January 2017
Tau Empire71.0January 2017
Tyranids71.1January 2017

Codex Supplements

The parent Codex (noted in the parenthesis) is required to use the supplement. Some 6th edition codex supplements have been revised to work with their new 7th edition codex counterpart, some of which are only available digitally as the original print versions are obsolete.

Codex SupplementEditionVersionLast Update
Farsight Enclaves (Tau Empire)71.0January 2017
Haemonculus Covens (Dark Eldar)71.0January 2017
Traitor Legions (Chaos Space Marines)71.0January 2017
Waaagh! Ghazghkull (reprint) (Orks)71.0January 2017
Angels of Death (Space Marines)71.0April 2016
Black Legion (Chaos Space Marines)71.0April 2016
Crimson Slaughter (Chaos Space Marines)71.0April 2016
Cadia (Astra Militarum)71.0January 2016
Raven Guard (Space Marines)71.0January 2016
White Scars (Space Marines)71.0January 2016
Champions of Fenris (Space Wolves)71.0August 2014
Waaagh! Ghazghkull (Orks)71.0July 2014
Iyanden (Eldar Craftworlds)61.0May 2014

Supplements & Campaigns

A supplement is for use in standard games, though they may significantly alter the game (such as by adding super-heavy vehicles to normal games, or the many supplemental battle missions). Supplements are considered part of the main rules available in normal games. Campaign books often contain additional rules to fight specific battles between specific armies, it will often include rules updates to those armies including new datasheets, formations and detachments. Boxsets contain rules for two specific formations of two factions.

SupplementSubjectKindEditionLast Update
Gathering Storm: Rise of the PrimarchNarrative Campaign, Cataclysm of War Missions, new Cypher and Fallen Angels Faction, Guilliman and Voldus with Formations. Ultramarines Detachment.Supplement7March 2017
Gathering the Storm: Fracture of Biel-tanNarrative Campaign, Ynnari Faction and Black Guardians of UlthwéSupplement7February 2017
Gathering the Storm: Fall of CadiaNarrative Campaign, new profiles, formations and detachments for Adepta Sororitas, Cult Mechanicus and Inquisition.Supplement7January 2017
Shield of Baal: ExterminatusBlood Angels (Archangels, Flesh Tearers) and Necrons (Mephrit Dynasty) DetachmentsCampaign7January 2017
Shield of Baal: LeviathanTyranids UpdateCampaign7January 2017
War Zone Damocles: KauyonTau Empire and Space Marines UpdatesCampaign7January 2017
War Zone Damocles: Mont’kaTau, Astra Militarum and Assassins UpdatesCampaign7January 2017
War Zone Fenris: Curse of the WulfenSpace Wolves and Daemons UpdatesCampaign7January 2017
War Zone Fenris: Wrath of MagnusThousand Sons and Chaos Daemons UpdateCampaign7December 2016
Black Crusade: Angel’s BladeBlood Angels UpdateSupplement7September 2016
Black Crusade: Traitor’s HateChaos Space Marines UpdateCampaign7September 2016
Shield of Baal: DeathstormBlood Angels vs TyranidsBoxset7September 2016
Death MasqueDeathwatch vs HarlequinsBoxset7August 2016
Sanctus Reach: Hour of the WolfPlanetrike Missions and Space WolvesCampaign7August 2014
Sanctus Reach: StormclawSpace Wolves vs OrksBoxset7July 2014
Sanctus Reach: The Red Waaagh!Campaign and Orks updateCampaign7July 2014
Chaos KnightsForgeworld Chaos KnightsSupplement7
Deathwatch OverkillBoxed gameBoxset7


Dataslates are a way to digitally add new rules and new units to the game.

DataslateSubjectEditionLast Update
Helbrutes3 Formations7January 2017
Officio Assassinorum4 Assassins7January 2017
Imperial Space Marine130th Anniversary Model7April 2016
Tidewall Counterstrike Cadre1Tau Empire Formation7October 2015
Space Marine HQ Command TanksVehicle Unit for Space Marines, Blood Angels, Dark Angels, Space Wolves7May 2015
The Exalted Court of House Terryn1Formation7May 2015
Tyranid Vanguard - Rising Leviathan II5 Tyranids Formations7March 2014
Tyranid Vanguard - Rising Leviathan III5 Tyranids Formations7March 2014
Tyranid Vanguard - Rising Leviathan I5 Tyranids Formations7January 2014
Centurion Siegebreaker Cohort1Space Marines Apocalypse Formation7December 2013
Eldar Ghost Warriors1Eldar Formation7December 2013
Battleforce: Adeptus Mechanicus1Eradication Cohort Formation7
Battleforce: Deathwatch1Watchblade Taskforce Formation7
Battleforce: Space Wolves1Ironclaw Strike Force Formation7
Battleforce: Tau Empire1Targeted Reconaissance Cadre Formation7
Battlegroup Hammerblow1Battlegroup Hammerblow Formation7
Corruptio Malum1Skitarii Kill Team7
Forge World KnightsLoyalist and Renegade Knights7
Pariah Conflux1Necrons Kill Team7
Sly Marbo1Sly Marbo7
Snagrod’s Burna Boyz1Orks Kill Team7
Start Collecting! Astra Militarum1Armoured Shield Formation7
Start Collecting! Blood Angels1Carmine Host Formation7
Start Collecting! Chaos Space Marines1Wrathborn Formation7
Start Collecting! Dark Eldar1Purge Coterie Formation7
Start Collecting! Deathwatch1Indomitus Kill Team Formation7
Start Collecting! Eldar1Runeweaver Host Formation7
Start Collecting! Militarum Tempestus1Hellrain Brigade Formation7
Start Collecting! Necrons1Retribution Phalanx Formation7
Start Collecting! Orks1Ork Painmob Formation7
Start Collecting! Skitarii1Dominus Maniple Formation7
Start Collecting! Space Marines1Firespear Strike Force Formation7
Start Collecting! Space Wolves1Deathpack Formation7
Start Collecting! Tau Empire1Ethereal Honour Guard Formation7
Start Collecting! Tyranids1Hive Vanguard Formation7
Strike Force Daggerfist1Strike Force Daggerfist Formation7
Strike Pack Alphic1Militarum Tempestus Kill Team7
The Red Death of Dûriel1Harlequins Kill Team7
Be’lakor, The Dark MasterCharacter (Unique) for Chaos Daemons, Chaos Space Marines6December 2013
Carnage!4 player mission6December 2013
Cypher – Lord of the FallenCharacter (Unique) for Imperium (except Dark Angels), Chaos Space Marines6December 2013
1 The datasheet was available as a pdf only as part of a Games Workshop Webstore Exclusive Bundle: containing the models on the datasheet.

White Dwarf Exclusive Rules

White Dwarf Exclusive Datasheets provide unique rules for units and formations omitted from a codex or are standalone models such as new fortifications (for which the models are usually included in the box). As of May 2015, White Dwarf has started to include new rules and mission packs in a new regular article known as Theatre of War.

IssueSubjectEditionRelease Date
Issue #69Adeptus Mechanicus War Convocation Formation7May 2015
Issue #66Gods of War Mission7May 2015
Issue #47New formations for the Shield of Baal campaign7December 2014
Issue #24Gerantius the Forgotten Knight7July 2014
Issue #21Ork Looted Wagon7June 2014

Imperial Armour

Imperial Armour is a series of rules supplements to the Warhammer 40,000 table-top game, along with an associated range of vehicle-size resin model kits. Both are produced by Forge World, a subsidiary company of Games Workshop.

CodexSubjectEditionRelease Date
Imperial Armour vol.13 – War Machines of the Lost and the DamnedChaos Space Marines, Chaos Renegades & Chaos Daemons7September 2014
Imperial Armour ApocalypseNew Apocalypse-compatible game statistics for several Forge World models6August 2013
Imperial Armour vol.3 (2nd edition) – The Taros CampaignTau & Elysian Drop Troops6June 2013
Imperial Armour AeronauticaUpdate and compilation of fliers and anti-aircraft units for 6th Edition release of Warhammer 40k6July 2012
Imperial Armour vol.8 – Raid on Kastorel-NovemElysian Drop Troop, Raven Guard & Ork Dread Mob6May 2010