Warhammer 40000 Rulebook is a 280-page hardback, this is the essential book for any fan of Warhammer 40,000 – everything you need to know to collect, build, paint and play with Citadel miniatures.
The Core Rules explain everything you need to play to play Warhammer 40,000. Moving, shooting, using psychic powers, charging, fighting and morale tests are covered, giving you the basic framework to play with. You can play a game using only these 8 pages, bolting on more advanced and complex rules when you and your opponent are ready.
Three Ways to Play
Advanced Rules While the Core Rules provide with you with everything needed to play, the Advanced Rules are a selection of rules and expansions that can be used to play with your miniatures the way that you want to. With these rules, there are always new challenges to face, new battles to fight, and new ways to play:
Dark Millennium the book contains a full detailing of the state of the galaxy after the events of the Gathering Storm – the major players, the struggles they face and the sheer grimness of eternal war, as Chaos threatens to engulf Humanity.
Primaris Intercessors Space Marines is a multi-part plastic kit for Warhammer 40,000 containing all the components necessary to assemble a set of 10 Primaris Intercessors. Wearing Mk X Tacticus armour in order to take advantage of its protection and mobility, they prove to be reliable and adaptable warriors, each armed with bolt rifles. Their bolt rifles can be 1 of 3 variants – the standard bolt rifle with sickle magazine, auto bolt rifle with overcharger and box magazine, or stalker bolt rifle with longer-range sight and straight magazine. There are 16 right-hand shoulder pads decorated with the iconography of the Intercessors – enough to cover each of the variant arms, including 2 with an open radio panel, 2 gesturing for their squad to halt, 2 holding combat knives and 2 firing bolt pistols. There are a total of 36 different heads available in this kit, covering helmeted and bare options.
The models can be assembled as either a 10-man squad, a squad of 9 Intercessors with a Sergeant or 2 separate 5-man squads, each with a Sergeant of their own. The Sergeants feature unique heads, with a helmet mag-locked to their belt, and unique tilting plates to help them stand out. Reflecting their battlefield versatility, the Intercessors come with lots of extra details to be added to their armour – 12 pistol holsters (2 empty, for the Intercessors actually wielding them), 10 ammunition and grenade pouches, 6 combat knife scabbards (4 empty), 4 single grenade pouches and 4 bolt pistol ammunition pouches.
Primaris Intercessors come as 266 components, and are supplied with 10 Citadel 32mm Round bases and a transfer sheet.
The Invictor Tactical Warsuit is a stripped-back variant on the Redemptor Dreadnought frame. Instead of a revenant hero in a sarcophagus, this combat walker is piloted by a live Primaris Space Marine. They are deployed in every capacity, from armoured escort duties to close-range siege breaking and urban monster-hunts. Still the most iconic role for these walkers is as the armoured support for Vanguard Space Marines. Their combination of mid- to close-range firepower, armoured resilience and the selfless mindset of the pilot combine to provide exceptional support. Like many of the Primaris Vanguard units, an Invictor Tactical Warsuit has the ability to deploy in a concealed position outside of your own deployment zone, giving it a unique advantage over any Dreadnought-class vehicle in the Space Marines armoury. It has a potent choice of weaponry – if it’s ranged fire support you're after, its twin ironhail autocannon has you covered; if you're looking to engage the enemy up close and personal, it can instead be armed with an incendium cannon. It also carries a heavy bolter that it can wield as a pistol to fire at point-blank range in melee, even as it crushes enemies with its formidable Invictor fist. This multipart plastic model comes in 116 components and is supplied with a Citadel 90mm Round Base and an Ultramarines Vehicle Transfer Sheet. You'll find the full rules for the Invictor Tactical Warsuit in Codex: Space Marines. The Invictor Tactical Warsuit can also be used in Dark Angels, Space Wolves and Blood Angels armies via a free PDF rules download, available from Warhammer-Community.com.
Dedicated marksmen, Eliminators haunt the shadows of the battlefield, seeking out targets of opportunity and bringing them down with pinpoint volleys of fire. Then, these silent assassins slip away looking for their next prey.
Each model in this squad can be armed either with a las fusil, which is perfect for taking out the toughest targets, or a bolt sniper rifle, which provides a choice of ammunition to suit any situation. The Sergeant can also be armed with an instigator bolt carbine. All three models can be assembled with or without helmets and the kit comes with a number of optional parts allowing you to individualise the unit.
The plastic kit is made up of 60 components and makes three Eliminators. Each model is supplied with a Citadel 40mm Round base. The set also includes a Primaris Space Marines Infantry transfer sheet.
The Impulsor is a lightly armoured, fast-moving assault transport favoured by Vanguard Space Marine forces. Benefiting from the same advanced gravitic-impulsion technology employed by the heavier Repulsor-class chassis, the Impulsor boasts vectored thrusters that offer the it far greater manoeuvrability. Its open-backed design allows it to transport a squad of Space Marines swiftly into battle, entirely bypassing such obstacles and delivering its deadly cargo into the heart of the battle.
The Impulsor is equipped with a pair of storm bolters as standard, but these can be swapped out for two fragstorm grenade launchers. The vehicle can also be upgraded with additional weapons in the form of an ironhail heavy stubber and a choice of bellicatus missile array or ironhail skytalon array. Alternatively, the Impulsor can be outfitted with an orbital comms array with which to summon a devastating barrage from space, or a shield dome to offer it additional protection with a powerful force field.
The kit comprises 108 components and included all of the Impulsor's weapons and wargear options. The model comes supplied with a Citadel 100mm round base and clear hover stand upon which to mount it, as well as an Ultramarines Vehicle Transfer Sheet.
The Battle Sisters make up the vast majority of each of the Orders Militant, gunning down heretic, xenos and traitor alike with their holy trinity of weaponry – bolter, melta and flamer. They are the foot soldiers of the Emperor, his sword of defiance and his shield indomitable. Beneath their thundering bolters countless aliens, mutants, traitors and heretics have met their doom. Wherever they advance across the battlefield the light of the Emperor spreads like a holy dawn, manifesting in miracles that see the bolts and blasts of the enemy turned impossibly aside or the foe consumed by the fires of righteous retribution. Onwards the Battle Sisters march, their exultant prayers ringing out all the more stridently at these breathtaking proofs of the Emperor’s manifest divinity, and with every squeeze of their triggers they despatch more of the unworthy abominations that dare stand against the Master of Mankind.
This kit builds 10 Battle Sisters and 1 Incensor Cherub. The Battle Sisters are equipped with boltguns, though up to two of them can be assembled with a special weapon (storm bolter, meltagun or flamer). Alternatively, one Battle Sister may carry a special weapon while another bears a heavy weapon (heavy bolter or heavy flamer). One of your Battle Sisters can carry a sacred Simulacrum Imperialis, with two variant options mounted atop the pole. The components also enable you to build a Sister Superior armed with a chainsword or power sword and a choice of ranged weapons, including a condemnor boltgun or combi-weapon (combi-flamer, -melta or -plasma).
This set is supplied in 179 plastic components and contains 10x Citadel 32mm Round Bases and 1x Citadel 25mm Round Base. An Adepta Sororitas Transfer Sheet is also included.
Among the majority of the Orders Militant it takes long years to advance to the respected ranks of the Retributor Squads. The Sisters that comprise these warrior bands are amongst the most level-headed, imperturbable and bloodily determined of all their kind. They are also amongst each Order’s finest sharpshooters. It is well that all of this is so, for to the Retributors falls the weighty responsibility of providing targeted fire support for their advancing Sisters. In order to best fulfil this role, each squad of Retributors is armed with an array of heavy bolters, multi-meltas and heavy flamers that bring their firepower in line with that of a battle tank. Combined with the Sisters’ expert eye for target prioritisation, identifying enemy weak points and optimising firing solutions, these devastating armaments make each squad of Retributors a terrifyingly potent battlefield asset.
This kit builds five Retributors and two Armorium Cherubs. The Retributors can be assembled with your choice of heavy bolter, heavy flamer or multi-melta (two of each weapon are included in the set), while the Retributor Superior can be armed with a variety of ranged and melee weapons.
This set is supplied in 115 plastic components and contains 5x Citadel 32mm Round Bases and 2x Citadel 25mm Round Bases. An Adepta Sororitas Transfer Sheet is also included.
Adepta Sororitas: Penitent Engines
Each Penitent Engine is equipped with a pair of heavy flamers and a choice of penitent buzz-saws or penitent flails. Alternatively, any Penitent Engine can be assembled as a Mortifier, or as a fully-encased Anchorite, which are equipped with heavy bolters instead of heavy flamers.
The kit comprises 126 components and includes all of the weapons and assembly options for all three variants. The model comes supplied with 2x Citadel 50mm Round Bases.
Adepta Sororitas: Hospitaller
A Hospitaller is an Elites choice for the Adepta Sororitas, and comes equipped with a holstered bolt pistol and chirurgeon’s tools. A dying Battle Sister lies at her feet as the Hospitaller reads her last rites from a sacred tome.
The kit comprises 26 components and comes supplied with 1x Citadel 50mm Round Base.
Canonesses are the martial and spiritual commanders of the Orders Militant. Each is a shining example of purity and dedication of purpose, a veteran warrior of many hundreds of battles, and a slayer of the faithless in numerous war zones. But it takes more than just skill in combat to be granted such a position of command in the Adepta Sororitas. To be a Canoness requires a combination of strong leadership, shrewd tactical genius and sheer overarching faith in the Emperor.
The kit builds a single Canoness. She can be equipped with a choice of bolt pistol, plasma pistol, inferno pistol or condemnor boltgun in her left hand. Her right hand be assembled holding a choice of chainsword, power sword, blessed blade, null rod or brazier of holy fury.
This set is supplied in 26 plastic components and contains a Citadel 32mm Round Base.