New Codex Space Marines released

Games Workshop

It has finally arrived! The new Codex Space Marines has been released and if you're interested in a peek, had over to Natfka's Faeit 212 for a good first impressions video. This focuses mainly on general content and artwork, which I have to say is looking fantastic. I think the chapter title page artwork is particularly cool, and the centurion image looks a lot better than the models!

I'm looking forward to the next few days as we get everyone's first impressions of the new rules. Assuming that the majority of the recent rumours are accurate, things that initially grab my interest are Tigerius, barrage thunderfire canons and Raven Guard massed scouting in dedicated transports. White Scars bike builds may turn out to be popular, but with the prevalence of high strength ignores cover weaponry around we'll have to wait and see on this one. As a MSU mech player, I'm not keen on the marine trend of increasing the base cost of a razorback! Doesn't bode well for my Wolves! More thoughts to come once I've had a good look at the codex.

Interestingly, there is no release day FAQ (yet), but any codex with servo arms gets a minor update. Convenient link for you here!

EDIT: The Voice has put together a very handy first impressions post over on Sons of Sanguinius here.


  1. Don't get me started, I'm bitter enough about the marine dex (csm player, amongst other things) still, being bitter does fit traitor legionaries I suppose.

    1. It will be interesting to see if this 'dex brings power armour back to general competitive play. Assuming you have helldrakes and the masses still avoid mech in favour of foot and bike armies, you may find yourself in a 'target rich environment'!

  2. Only one drake, because I don't want to be that guy, and because they are a ballache to paint.