WD: Grey Knights & CSM Confirmed For August

Two more Codexes are coming to Warhammer 40,000 on the same weekend! The Grey Knights & Chaos Space Marines Inbound!

It looks like it’s more than just Primaris heading to the Pre-Order section on August 5th. Grey Knights & CSM have both been spotted in the August White Dwarf!

via El Descanso Del Escriba

Grey Knights Pre-Order August 5th

You can clearly see the Codex: Grey Knights Collectors Edition will be available “12 Aug” and because the Pre-orders last for a week, that pegs the Pre-Order date on August 5th. That’s just science.

Chaos Pre-Orders August 5th

No news yet on if Chaos or Grey Knights is getting some new models to go along with their Codex releases (other than a solo Voldus). I’ve still got my fingers crossed that we’ll see a few new toys for CSM – but now that it’s about a week out and both these codexes are dropping at the same time…well, it’s not looking great for other new kits. That’s the trade off for these rapid-fire releases I suppose.

But it’s good news for Grey Knights and CSM none-the-less! You’re getting codex with a ton of new stuff to chew on. New Relics, Warlord Traits, Stratagems, Psychic Powers, and possibly some new units to go along with it.


Grey Knights and Chaos in the same week? What madness is this!?

  • Jeremy Larson

    16 GK-specific stratagems. I hope they have some way for GK to fill out the detachments cheaper to get more command points. GK units are freaking expensive.

    • Sure

      More elite the army, less command points. Seems to be an intended thing.

  • UltimateCrimson

    Voldus is being released separately? Very strange that they aren’t splitting the Triumvirate all at once.

    • pokemastercube .

      yea, suppriseing guiliman diddnt isnt listed for any of the marine waves. but crawl probably with the ad-mech book (or books if they put them as 2 again) then celestine and grayfax agents of the imperium (or whatever equivlent name they give it, as i suspect sisters and inquisition will be in the same book again). which just leaves cypher to be dropped somewhere

  • AircoolUK

    I’m not a fan of GK, but I do like the cover.

    Hopefully, ‘the moaners’ will now shut up about Primaris Marines and find something else on which to focus their bromidic objurgations.

    • Speare458

      Small issue, but I’m a little upset that they seem to be using old artwork for GK/Chaos codices

      • Hamish

        Agreed. Artwork should be mostly new with a few inserts from classic Blanche/Gallagher/Smith pieces. You pay for a new book. The art should also be new

    • luke-vdv

      Why would people complain about the Grey Knights when they don’t look like garbage?

      • Ryan Hall

        Because they look like garbage…

        • Defenestratus

          You mean they *don’t* look like garbage.

    • David Leimbach

      And when all new GK models are Primaris sized? LOL. And I’m still waiting for a new model that proves we’re not playing a 38mm game now.

  • memitchell

    The sidebar says the GK Codex Collector’s Edition is $80. That’s the same as the Space Marine Collector’s Edition . The SP regular codex is $50 (208 pages, 80 datasheets). Does that mean the forthcoming codices for really limited sub-factions like GK’s, Death Guard, and the like, are also gonna be $50? What the heck are they going to put in them? Just wondering out loud.

    • Laurence J Sinclair

      Matt Ward is going to fill the GK Codex with the all-new adventures of Draigo in a post-Dark Imperium galaxy.

    • Ravingbantha

      Hopefully it will be a fully contained codex expanding the units they can use. Otherwise the price point are even more absurd.

  • TheMCP Angel

    Read somthing about a Dreadknight-Armour for the Chapter Master

  • Rayna M. McCowan

    August 12th is when Chaos Command Cards are dropping so I’d say good call on it being released then too. Curious to see what comes out of the codex because my Chaos Marines have been wanting some love from me.

  • Sparowl

    Sigh – so two Imperium, one chaos.

    It would be nice if GW would release a codex per faction at a time – i.e. Imperium, Chaos, Xenos each get one before they repeat.

    • Defenestratus

      zero Xenos.

      Quit yer bishin.

    • Munn

      2 imperium 2 chaos. DG is next

  • Jesse Ash

    Current chaos index has 49 units while the codex has 45 (itunes leak). We’ve already seen pics of the new rules for the DV characters in the chaos codex so that’s 49v43. No new units, they’re just dropping the units without models.

    • Nyyppä

      I have no need for new units. Old ones made viable (if they are not) however is needed. The possessed still suck…though now mostly because of their slow movement and random attacks. Including Gal Vorbak I have roughly 30 of those and no way to put them in to use in 40k.
      There are others but possessed are a prime example.

      Also, new models for old units would be good….

  • Foxdonut

    How to make a codex cover based on the lore
    Step 1: Butcher Sister of Battle and bathe in their blood to become lawful goodererest and equip Carsomyr +6 (Khorne hates blood, especially dependant upon from where it flows).
    Step 2: Bathe in the tears of god
    Step 3: ?????
    Step 4: Profit