I am going to show my total ignorance right here and now. I keep reading about the codex and how it governs the game. I am going out on a limb here, but the codex that is always being referenced came from the original table top game right? If I am right, I have never played the table top version of DoW. I would like to know if there is a source for the codex in order to further my knowledge of the game and make it a more enjoyable one. So please dont everybody jump me for asking the typical noob question. I just want to learn more. Max
do you mean the table top mod ?? or mods with the name "codex" in them
There IS NO TT version of Dawn of War. lol.
well maybe he means the TT game, warhammer 40k universe.
Here is the link to it's main page:
I've chosen the UK page but there are more, you all know it...
dawn of war is a TT version of warhammer : 40,000
if you want info on any of the codexes let me know, there is a codex for each race and one for several sub races
DoW isn't a TT version of warhammer : 40,000. There are WAY to many things different to say its a TT version. For now though, it is the closest thing to the warhammer : 40,000 TT game.
Ok that was a slip on my part. I realize that Dawn of War spawned from Warhammer 40,0000 correct? If that is then the case, then what is refered to when someone makes a reference to a codex? I am guessing that this is the guide or the historical reference for each of the, I am guessing again here, what makes each race or unit or any component of the Warhammer Universe true to form. In other words are they used to insure that authenticty is maintained thru out? I may be reading more in to the use of the codex then I should be. But it sounds like they are some form of historical "document" or for the lack of a better term on my ex-military mind, sort of a TO&E for each race or unit, to include unit colors, banners, badges, weapons, types of units, thing of that nature. I am probabaly not even close.
well you're some right, the codexs have all the insignias of each race (depending on the specific codex you've buyed or looking) there are also some histori, tactics they usually use, special characters, enemies, allies, etc etc etc, everything you need to start painting, collecting and playing with that race.
Also there is the rulebook for all the races of the 40k TT game, all races must use those rules.
It is starting to make sense now. If I put it in the military mindset, I understand it. It is a primer as it were to each individual race, its strengths weakness's etc. Now I am getting the idea max
try wikipedia.org or some of w40k wikis,you can find most informations there http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eldar_%28Warhammer_40%2C000%29 here you can find informations about eldar etc. BUT codex is much much better (if you have money to buy them.)