40K: Codex Chaos Space Marines iTunes Pics

The CSM codex has been spotted on iTunes and there are some tasty pics and details to see.

images via iTunes and La Vos De Horus

La Vos De Horus says this about the iTunes release:

“Itunes says Codex: Space Marines of Chaos , has a pre-order date of August 5th, and, is available for purchase/download on August 22nd. Here is the descripton of the codex’s contents and 5 sample images from Apple:”

It has a price listed of $34.99


Note the LACK of any inclusion of either Death Guard nor Thousand Sons. I take that as confirmation of them getting their own codexes. 


The codex includes:

  • 45 Datasheets
  • Army Abilities / Wargear
  • Battle Forged Army Legion Traits
  • Dark Hereticus Psychic discipline, with power specific abilities.
  • 14 Weapons / Relics
  • 13 Warlord Traits, 6 generic and 7 Legion Specific


Alpha Legion art. The codex description says there will be 8 sets of rules, 7 for Legions and 1 for Renegades. It’s nice to see GW quickly give CSM players back thier Legion rules that only just arrived last November. Plus you dirty Renegade players get your own set of rules if the Traitor Legions aren’t your cup of tea.



NOTE: Codex Chaos Space Marines does not appear in the iTunes store at this time, so the original source may have caught it briefly while it was initially being uploaded into the Apple system.

~ It’s sounding like August is going to be the month of CHAOS! I can hardly wait!  the big question is – Where are the Death Guard in the schedule?



  • Ravingbantha

    For a company that has promised 10 codexs by the end of the year, they sure are taking their sweet time.

    • __

      1 codex every 2 weeks is enough to get 10 out by the end of the year. How are they taking their time?

      • Ravingbantha

        When they made that statement, it would have required 2 codexs a month to meet that schedule. So far they are releasing 1 a month, that’s not exactly going to cut it

        • Andre

          August = 2 codex. Count again?
          That leaves Septembre, October, November and December for a total of 8 more.

          • Ravingbantha

            It’s still July there hero, Space Marines at the end of July, Chaos at the end of August. You need to check your math

          • Geronimo32509

            22nd is clearly a typo, that’s not a Saturday. The 12th would be a Saturday and would also match the one week lead time between pre-order and release date that the Marine book had.

          • Tim Currey

            They said grey Knights is before chaos. So they will most likely be pre order next week. If they announce 10 they will release 10

          • Ak318

            If any of you had read the white dwarf we are gettting both choas and GK preorder this saturday (5th)

          • Ak318

            Basically both these books are holding us for the next 2 weeks then we get DG who take a few weeks to give us all the minis.

  • Nico Young

    Sad faces for the thousand sons. I mean it’s nice they will get a few more things to do but now we have to wait for another codex.

    • memitchell

      Along with Death Guard, Blood Angels, Space Wolves, and Dark Angels. But, we can still feel extra sorry for TS’s. 🙁

      • Blaine Miller

        Death Guard is one of the first 4… They don’t have much of a wait…

      • Nico Young

        Ya death guard are coming soon and people already knew they had to wait for those space marine codexs. The chaos marine book is minus just death guard and thousand sons and who knows when 1k will get one.

        • memitchell

          Ya wanna know why why my animosity towards TS? I loved the new Rubric Marine models? Loved’em! But, there ain’t no way I could replicate that paint job. So, TS represent an existential threat to my already paltry painting prowess pride. But, I do like Death Guard. And, they will surely get a “skinny” codex, which will be more affordable. As if money were an object.

      • Sparowl

        Xenos players cry for people not being able to taste the rainbow of marine colors.

        • memitchell

          Word on the street is my Genestealer Cult Codex will be late next year. But, next year is faster than the 24 year wait for last year’s GSC Codex. Which was good for less than a year. So, tell me again about how TS are mistreated. I’m kidding. Or, am I?

          • Sparowl

            As an Ork player, who gets a new codex roughly every ten years….

            Which is every what….14 Space Marine codex?

        • Iconoc1ast

          Touch the rainbow

          • Dennis J. Pechavar

            There was a fan made “taste the rainbow” out a few years ago but I don’t think people will think it’s as funny as I do…

    • Spacefrisian

      At least its more than what the Emperors children got….And alot more than battle sisters got in the last 20 years model wise. Anniversary year next year for them celebrating 20 years of the same metal models.

      GG GW

  • defensive

    45 datasheets?
    Well the index has 47 datasheets, not including legions and stuff, so I guess Rubric Marines and Plague Marines are being removed from the book as well?
    Kinda disappointing that regular marines get 10 new units for 80 units in their book, while chaos has less units divided up over 3 books.

    • Geronimo32509

      The Marine dex had a lot of units removed too, for example pretty much every character on a bike. I can’t imagine that Plague Marines and Rubrics are being taken from the vanilla list. I would guess they got rid of units that don’t have an official model anymore.

      • Koonitz

        Note that GW has already said to use the Index datasheets for models not included in the Codex (of which there would be some). For instance, the very real and existing model of the Imperial Space Marine doesn’t have a datasheet in the Marine codex.

        If characters on bikes don’t exist in Codex: Space Marines, but do in the index, use the index datasheet within your codex structure.

    • Moonsaves

      Doubt it’s them, because there are all the other Thousand Sons stuff still in the Index, not just Rubric Marines.

    • Malisteen

      In addition to having two less total unit entries, we’re also expecting to get a new “Exalted Champion” lieutenant-type unit entry (to be represented by the Vrosh Tattersoul model from later printings of Dark Vengeance), so when you factor that in, at least 3 unit entries from the index won’t be in the codex (though they’ll still be playable from the index). It’s also possible some other weird new stuff might appear so long as it doesn’t require new models – similar to how Grey Knights are getting dreadknight captains.

      Cult units will probably still be there, at least the power armored versions. However, it’s likely that Cypher and the Fallen won’t be in this book. Additionally, there are many units in the indexes without current models that might not be included in the codex, similar to how things were done in the vanilla marines book. For CSMs, this could hit lords & sorcerers on bikes or daemonic steeds, as there are no official models for any of them (Exalted Sorcerers on Disks don’t count, as they’re technically a different, thousand-sons-exclusive unit). So that’s up to 9 unit entries right there that could conceivably be dropped before you even touch cult units. Again, those units would still be playable, you’d just need to use the index for their rules.

  • Julio Lenin Roman Martinez

    Ugh… I thought that the age of bringing three or four damn books in order to have all the good rules and play a single game, was over.

    • Ryan Hall

      I wish they made something more compact and easy to tote around. Cards… like the size of playing cards. They could put them in a box for easy transport. Maybe they could also include the stratagems, psychic powers, and objectives, too…
      I guess we’ll just have to keep dreaming.

      • Wilhelm Enberg

        There is an app that you can do own playing cards

        • el_tigre

          Where? Show me. SHOW ME!

    • karloss01

      I never got that impression; Just looking at Age of Sigmar you can see they never had that goal in mind.

  • Rayna M. McCowan

    Given Death Guard/Plague Marines are getting their own codex, that’s likely where Thousand Sons are going as well, and all the other marine chapters and legions.

  • Kiskatona

    I’m guessing that the CSM codex is going to cover the 5 Chaos undivided legions and prominent undivided warbands, and the god specific legions and warbands are each getting their own codex.

    • Charon

      Minus Emperors Children and Worldeaters which are in the main CSM codex.

      • Kiskatona

        Didn’t see that first time around. i hope we get new Noise Marines at the least.

        • Malisteen

          Emperor’s Children and World Eaters will get their own books when they get their own release waves of new models sufficient to support them. The fact that they’re in the generic CSM codex this time around just tells us that won’t be happening any time soon. Certainly not this year, at least.

  • Countdiscount

    They reeeeaaalllly need to update the Chaos Marine boxed set at the same time as this book is released. The models looks terrible compared to the more modern GW minis.

    • Iconoc1ast

      Sneakily make them ‘primarus’ size…

    • luke-vdv

      I like the way they look. If they want to make things truescale then do it without changing the design of the models.

    • Malisteen

      That’s not going to happen. The only way they’re gettin 10 books out before christmas is if most of them are not coming with new models. We’re still in the middle of primaris releases, and we already know the next big wave of releases is death guard, so we can be sure that generic CSMs (and Grey Knights) aren’t going to be getting any new kits this time around.

      I don’t personally expect any major releases for generic CSMs until the remaining cults are done, so I wouldn’t bet on seeing any new models for them before 2019. That’s just guesswork, though.

  • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

    In other words considerably less cool stuff than there was in Traitor Legions.

  • Alexis Muscat

    As I thought : Space Marines then CSM , then Grey Knights, then Death Guard, then surely Blood/Dark Angels/Space Wolves then Thousand Sons then one of the above that wasn’t release, then Demons and maybe some Imp Guard ?

    • Ak318

      Actually looks like GK and Chaos at the exact same time just to get them out quickly.

  • ragelion

    Alpha legion are good at the art of infil-traitor. Wat

  • Dennis J. Pechavar

    You had me at Alpha Legion!

  • Dennis J. Pechavar

    7th ed burn out has me wanting the IG book more than any other faction. Even over Orks and Dark Angels which shocks even me.

  • I was expecting a new cover, so having the same cover as the previous book puts me off a little bit. Apart from that, what about new models for the troops? They are going to look rather small compared to the Primaris Space Marines. 🙁