40K: Thousands Sons Codex At Warhammer World Open

The Thousand Sons Codex was revealed at Warhammer World Open Day – The Sons of Magnus return!

Was the lack of Chaos getting you down? Well fret not because the Thousand Sons are back and getting a new Codex for Warhammer 40,000 8th!

via Warhammer Community


That’s not all, however – as well as giving you plenty of new ways to build and customise your Thousand Sons army, some new units will be making their debut in Warhammer 40,000. Thanks to the new codex, you’ll be able to lead your Tzaangor into battle with the Tzaangor Shaman or support them with disc-riding Tzaangor Enlightened – perfect if you’ve been looking for an excuse to pick up these models for your Tzeentch army. For those of you willing to risk mutation or madness, you’ll also be able to enlist a massive Mutalith Vortex beast to your dazzling ensemble, further expanding the forces the Changer of Ways.

That’s right folks, the Tzaangors are also getting updated to fight along side the Sons of Magnus.

You can expect to see a whole new batch of Warlord Traits, Army Special Rules, Psychic Powers, Wargear & More for the Thousand Sons!

“My boys are back in town…”


No word yet on exactly when this codex is dropping. We just got word about the Adeptus Custodes as well. Are they going to be a joint release or will they be back-to-back? I guess we’ll find out soon.


I’ll take any reason to see a Mutalith Vortex Beast on the tabletop!

  • Sicxpence

    Well while I wait for my T’au Codex, this will certainly be a useful distraction. Thank you GW for taking my money.

    • AEZ

      Don’t tell em or you’ll never get your xenos codex

      • Sicxpence

        I’m sure there must be some meme missing here… possibly mentioning something about clocks

        • AEZ

          Lol that is sisters.. I just meant that if your army doesn’t get the codex and you still keep pouring cash into GW there is no reason for them to give you that codex.

          • Sicxpence

            There is also the Squat clock and the T’au clock from some of the groups I’m in on FB.

            As for the reason to do Custodes, someone asked the designers and basically they said GW saw the amount of money they were making in 30k so the decision was made to bring them to 40k.

            So if enough people badger them for Squats…. I’m just saying, maybe 🙂

          • Krovar

            Maybe if people want Squats to return they should try shoehorning them into 30K? Is it a backdoor way into 40K?

    • Jared van Kell

      The Tau will be coming much sooner than you might think.

  • Grumpy Scot


  • John Archiquette

    **Here before the crying Xenos players take over the thread**

    • You can always tell which posts are authored by the staff Ordo Xenos inquisitor

  • Killer Bee

    I hope there will be some new units for this codex, like the thousand sons robots.

    • ZeeLobby

      These have all pretty much been 8th edition reprints.

  • Charon

    So basically it is the AoS Army with a few 1k Sons Space Marines sprinkled in?

    • dark-tadpole

      Why such a negative comment. I imagine all the1k Sons stuff will be in there and extra options for some of the models GW already has out (which are very nice models). Would you prefer not to have them as an option?

      • Charon

        I would prefer to have more actual 1k sons minis in an 1k sons army instead of having a million different chaos beasts and barely 3 different space marine entries in between.

        • Kinda hard to make new units when all your legion are either dust in power armor, dust in terminator armor, or you’re a Sorcerer tbf

          • Charon

            Sorc Dread (akin to the Librarian Dread), unique vehicles that use or enhance warp powers,… there is a lot to explore instead of the lazy “uhm we have these AoS minis, let us create codex: chaos beasts and mutants and call it 1k sons.”
            It is not like chapter servs and imperial personel makes up the majority in codex: Blood Angels instead of actual Blood Angel Space Marines.

          • dark-tadpole

            At the moment, for the current armies, they seem to be focusing on getting the codexes (codices?) released rather than adding new models.

            I agree it would be nice to have 1k Sons assault squads and devestators and veterans etc. Hopefully these will come. But being so negative about getting a new codex, with extra options (a lot of the other codexes didn’t get extra stuff) doesn’t make sense to me.

            Also with GW’s release schedule I don’t think calling them lazy is accurate.

          • Tirelion

            They are working on a lot of things. I don’t think it’s lazy to give us options for the minis they already have. The alternative would be for us to get nothing new. We already got a bunch of new stuff last year.

  • Christie Bryden

    though I would have liked new vehicles, the inclusion of more of the tzengor stuff and the mutilif beast is welcome, given it can both psycher spam and swarm… thousand sons may be a nasty codex,

    I can always go forge world for vehicles.

  • Chris

    I’m confused. Didn’t the Thousand Sons already get a codex a little while ago when Magnus and all the new minis came out?

    There are so many codexes and supplements coming out nowadays that I’m genuinely finding it difficult to keep track of new releases. Along with prices hitting all new levels of exorbitancy, this has pretty much driven me away from GW after 20+ years of collecting. It’s been months since I bought anything and all of my in-progress projects are currently on hiatus.

    • PiotrekEtoo

      It was one of the last releases of 7ed

    • Fenix Dargon

      It was a mini dex with all the other chaos legions as well.

  • Sniddy

    Wow more marine factions – well someone had to say it – given the lack of anything in the index I was truly expecting Tau and/or crons, and with Tau and crons being 2 factions I own, little bummed

    • David Wasiłek

      Dark Eldar/Drukhari player here 🙂 I know your pain. 🙂

      • Anasa

        To be fair, the Thousand Sons latest codex was invalidated only a few months after release, so it’s nice to have a codex for relatively new (late 2016) models.

      • Spacefrisian

        Sisters of battle player here, please hold my beer, ill show you the pain of no propper codex.

    • Considering it’s the first week of January still and we already have 3 codexes and 2 battletomes announces (and 2 out next weekend) I don’t think you will be waiting long

  • Diagoras

    *shrieks like a little girl*

    *Cough* I mean, yes. This is most fortuitous. I look forward to the new rules.

  • Spacefrisian

    Yes yes yeeeees, i have a premonition.
    My wallet will not be emptied on theeeeese models haaaaaaa aaaaDELETE DELETE DELETE

  • Marcus Clark

    As someone who is a big fan of thousand sons and the Arkham books I would like to see some of the different ‘Orders’ represented. E.G the order of destruction and their use of war machines.

  • Rass

    After this codex, they will make Iron Fists, Black Templars, Thousand Sons, Black Legion, Silver Skulls, Astral Hawks, Black Crusaders, Salamanders codices. Screw you Xenos players….lol.

  • zeno666

    LOL, the year of the xeno! Well played GW.

    At least its not another imperial codex.

  • Jared van Kell

    I am kind of hoping that the Thousand Sons have access to both Dark Hereticus and Change disciplines. It would make sense considering they are the masters of the psychic arts when it comes to the traitor legions.

    • LiesAllLies

      Well, you can currently do that by adding a chaos sorcerer with the tzeentch mark. Should still work in the new codex