Index Astartes: Codex Astartes - Games Workshop

Index Astartes: Codex Astartes

By Games Workshop

  • Release Date: 2013-06-10
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
3 Score: 3 (From 26 Ratings)


The Codex Astartes details the doctrine of the Space Marine Chapters, compiled and written by the Primarch of the Ultramarines, Roboute Guilliman. While not every Chapter follows the Codex completely, it lays the foundation for their organisation and tactics.

About this series:
The Adeptus Astartes are genetically engineered warriors, created by the Emperor of Mankind and tempered by centuries of bloody warfare. The Index Astartes series explores in detail the many elements of the Space Marines armies on and off the battlefield, from the newly inducted Scouts to the vast battle-barges that carry them to war.


  • Nothing new

    By gungagreg
    This has far less info than is out there in existing material such as the Space Marine Codex. In fact you get better background in many of the Black Library novels...but there you get several hundred pages of story versus this which is little more than a poorly structured White Dwarf magazine article made up of snippets taken from existing core material.
  • Not worth it.

    By Laughing
    This is hastily put together with absolutely zero new information. Little to no pictures or interactive media. I'm a fan of most of Games Workshop's digital material, but this is simply regurgitated material previously published and thrown together for a quick dollar. Not worth it.
  • Same old same old

    By Wargamer239
    If you are a veteran hobbyist then everything in this book will be old to you. The book contains the Codex Chapter Organization, now when it says Codex it really means Ultramarines the boring old space smurfs. Its nice but what made the Index Astartes series so great of the in depth look at lesser known chapters like the Salamanders and White Scars, so hopefully GW will release those soon aswell.