Games Workshop will soon release a new and updated Codex: Space Marines for its Warhammer 40,000 tabletop miniatures game, supported by two Codex SupplementsWhite Scars and Ultramarines—three Datacards sets, two dice sets, and a trio of model kits.

The new Codex: Space Marines will feature expanded background material about the iconic Warhammer 40,000 faction, bringing their history up to date with the events of the Indomitus Crusade, as well as updated rules, unit lists, psychic disciplines, and Chapter Tactics, including an overhaul of their army-wide rules.

While the main Codex: Space Marines allows players to field marines from any Chapter, those who choose to may customize their force to match one of the setting’s main Chapters by adding a Codex Supplement.  Two of these will release alongside the main book:  White Scars and Ultramarines.  Each of these smaller books offers a focused history of the Chapter, unique named heroes and characters, Chapter-specific Tactics, psychic powers, and Warlord Traits.

Games Workshop will also offer three sets of Datacards, one for each of the three new books.  These cards are designed to help speed up gameplay by providing players a quick reference to rules for Tactical Objectives, Stratagems, psychic powers, and other character abilities.

Two sets of dice sporting the symbols of the featured Chapters will release alongside the books.

Rounding out the new releases will be all-new miniatures depicting iconic characters from the two Chapters:  Chief Librarian Tigurius for the Ultramarines and Kor'sarro Khan for the White Scars.  Also on its own for the first time will be the Primaris Lieutenant, which was previously available only as part of the Wake the Dead boxed set (see "‘Warhammer 40,000:  Wake the Dead’").

Specific release date and pricing information for the new items have not been announced.

Click Gallery below to see the new miniatures and the Datacard sets.

Earlier this summer, Games Workshop released Warhammer 40,000: Apocalypse, supporting larger battles (see “Battles Get Truly Massive in ‘Warhammer 40,000:  Apocalypse’”).

Big Light Productions has announced plans to produce a Warhammer 40,000 television series (see “‘Warhammer 40,000’ Is Coming to the Small Screen”).