Codex vs. Index: Space Marines

What changed between the Codex and the Index Power Level/Points wise?

  • Marneus Calgar's Power Level went from 13 in the Index to 10 in the Codex.
  • Note: There is no version of Calgar in Artificer Armor in the Codex. This is the version in Terminator Armor.
  • Marneus Calgar's Points dropped from 250 in the Index to 200 in the Codex.
  • Chaplain Cassius's Power Level went from 7 in the Index to 5 in the Codex.
  • Chaplain Cassius's Points dropped from 138 in the Index to 98 in the Codex.
  • Sergeant Telion's Power Level dropped from 5 in the Index to 4 in the Codex.
  • Sergeant Telion's Points dropped from 89 in the Index to 75 in the Codex.
  • The Emperor's Champion's Power Level dropped from 6 in the Index to 5 in the Codex.
  • The Emperor's Champion's Points dropped from 108 in the Index to 75 in the Codex.
  • Sergeant Chronus's Power Level dropped from +3 in the Index to +2 in the Codex.
  • Sergeant Chronus's Points dropped from 58 in the Index to 35 in the Codex.
  • Captain in Terminator Armor's Points dropped from 122 in the Index to 105 in the Codex.
  • Primaris Ancient increased in Power Level from 4 in the Index to 5 in the Codex. Points remain the same.
  • Chapter Champion decreased in Points from 65 in the Index to 60 in the Codex. Power Level remains the same.
  • Company Champion decreased in Power Level from 4 in the Index to 3 in the Codex.
  • Company Champion decreased in Points from 56 in the Index to 40 in the Codex.
  • Company Veterans decreased in Power Level from 4 in the Index to 3 in the Codex. Additional 3 Veterans are still +5 Power Level as well as 16 Points per Veteran.
  • Terminator Squad decreased in Power Level from 13 in the Index to 12 in the Codex. Additional 5 Terminators also decreased in Power Level from 13 in the Index to 12 in the Codex. Points remain the same.
  • Terminator Assault Squad decreased in Power Level from 13 in the Index to 12 in the Codex. Additional 5 Terminators also decreased in Power Level from 13 in the Index to 12 in the Codex. Points remain the same.
  • Cataphractii Terminator Squad decreased in Power Level from 13 in the Index to 12 in the Codex. Additional 5 Cataphractii Terminators also decreased in Power Level from 13 in the Index to 12 in the Codex. Points remain the same.
  • Tartaros Terminator Squad decreased in Power Level from 13 in the Index to 12 in the Codex. Additional 5 Tartaros Terminators decreased in Power Level from 13 in the Index to 12 in the Codex. 
  • Power Fist decreased in Points from 20 in the Index to 12 in the Codex.
  • Thunder Hammer (other models) decreased in Points from 20 in the Index to 16 in the Codex.
  • Thunder Hammer (Characters) decreased in Points from 25 in the Index to 21 in the Codex.
  • Ironclad Deadnought decreased in Power Level from 10 in the Index to 8 in the Codex.
  • Ironclad Dreadnought decreased in Points from 120 in the Index to 80 in the Codex.
  • Centurion Assault Squad decreased in Power Level from 15 in the Index to 12 in the Codex.
  • Centurion Assault Squad decreased in Points from 73 in the Index to 53 in the Codex.
  • Drop Pod decreased in Points from 103 in the Index to 93 in the Codex.
  • Land Speeder Storm decreased in Points from 80 points in the Index to 70 points in the Codex.
  • Hellblaster Squad decreased in Points from 20 in the Index to 18 in the Codex.
  • Plasma Incinerator decreased in Points from 18 in the Index to 15 in the Codex.
  • Thunderfire Cannon increased in Points from 22 in the Index to 55 in the Codex.
  • Techmarine Gunner decreased in Points from 28 in the Index to 26 in the Codex.
  • Vindicator decreased in Points from 160 in the Index to 135 in the Codex.
  • Whirlwind decreased in Points from 90 in the Index to 75 in the Codex.
  • Predator decreased in Points from 102 in the Index to 90 in the Codex.

What's Missing from the Codex?

  • Kor'sarro Khan on Moondrakken 
  • Legion of the Damned 
  • Imperial Space Marine 
  • Apothecary on Bike 
  • Chaplain on Bike 
  • Company Ancient on Bike 
  • Company Champion on Bike 
  • Librarian on Bike 
  • Techmarine on Bike 
  • Company Veterans on Bike 
  • Terminus Ultra
  • Tyrannic War Veterans
  • Land Raider Excelsior
  • Rhino Primaris

What rules changed in the game?

  • Chapter Tactics were added to the Codex. It gives a special rule for Infantry, Bike, and Dreadnought units that have a dedicated Detachment of <Chapter> units. It also allows for Troop choices to take over Objectives regardless of the number of models around an objective. In addition, it allows Characters access to one Relic per Battle-Forged Army, specific Warlord Traits for Adeptus Astartes, Tactical Objectives, and Stratagems. 
  • Adeptus Astartes Psykers have access to three new Psychic Powers to choose from in addition to the three in the Index.
  • Black Templars can no longer take Psykers.
  • Hellblaster, Intercessor, and Inceptor Squads have access to a few new Wargear options as well as being able to double the size of their unit.
  • Repulsors are the only Transport that can take Primaris Space Marines.