BoLS logo Tabletop, RPGs & Pop Culture

GW Confirms Codexes, Chaos and Grey Knights Next Week

4 Minute Read
Jul 30

GW confirms that Chaos Space Marines and Grey Knights are coming next week.

Nothing stays secret on the Internet for very long. Just yesterday news of the upcoming Codices for Chaos Space Marines and the Grey Knights leaked–and today GW confirms their rapidfire release. So following closely on the heels of one power-armor filled codex come TWO MORE power-armor filled codexes. What a great time to be a genetically engineered inhuman monster, or a genetically engineered inhuman monster who’s been tainted by overwhelming evil.


At this rate, the entirety of Codex: Deathguard should be leaked by 3:47 am.

Also, as an added bonus, we get some much better pictures of the Intercessors and Hellblasters with their fancy new weapons options, which you can read more about here.

via Warhammer Community

One codex is pretty big news – but sometimes that’s just not enough, so how about two in one week? This coming Saturday, you’ll be able to pre-order the new codexes for the Chaos Space Marines and the Grey Knights.


Codex: Chaos Space Marines brings some of the oldest enemies of the Imperium fully into the new edition of Warhammer 40,000 with loads of new content. The Heretic Astartes are an ancient and terrifyingly powerful force, and more so in the age of the Dark Imperium as they are empowered not only by centuries of hate and an arsenal of baleful relics but now also by the dark energies of the warp bleeding into the wider galaxy from the Cicatrix Maledictum.

The new codex represents the Chaos Space Marines in their ascendancy, allowing you to collect a force that reflects both your favourite units and Legions while remaining true to the background. Like Chapter Tactics, the Chaos Legions are getting new rules of their own to represent how they fight, as well as unique Stratagems, Warlord Traits and artefacts. You’ll be able to build powerful themed armies, from rebellious packs of Renegades to furious forces of World Eaters, and from terrifying battalions of Night Lords to the depraved duelists of the Emperor’s Children. There are 9 psychic powers too, as well as updated points costs, datasheets and much much more – we’ll be taking a closer look at each Legion every day next week, starting tomorrow.

Codex: Grey Knights allows you to field an elite army of Daemon slayers. As one of the most elite armies of the 41st Millennium, the Grey Knights are trained and equipped for the direst of battles. In the new codex, you’ll be able to represent this expertise on the tabletop with a host of new rules allowing you to field a devastating force and take advantage of unusual tactics thanks to new Stratagems and psychic powers. This book is packed with new ways to play the Knights of Titan, and one of our favourites is the option to take a Grand Master in a Nemesis Dreadknight! This opens up the option to field an entire army of these crusading exo-suits.


I think I have a whole squad of Exo-suits somewhere…

With six powers for the Sanctic discipline, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the psychic might of the Grey Knights, and this is paired with the stand-alone release of Grand Master Voldus – the strongest psyker in a Chapter of powerful warrior mystics. This hero will make for a worthy commander in the new codex, but you’ll also be free to create your own Grand Masters with mysterious relics and great Warlord Traits.

And of course, here’s those pictures of the Hellblasters and Intercessors all done up in their Sunday finest.

The news about the Chaos Legions is pretty exciting, be sure and tune in here for more coverage over the next week.

Though, you might not want to order both Codexes in the same shipment, they might start trying to kill each other in transit.


Latest News From BoLS:

  • Advertisement
  • Tabletop Gallery: "Dumpster Drones"