Chaos Space Marines are merciless reavers, intent upon slaughter and pilage. For ten thousand years, those who were once the Emperor's greatest defenders have also been the direst threat to his domains. From shadowy strongholds the superhuman soldiers of Traitor Legions and Renegade warbands wage constant and bloody battle against the Imperium. Codex: Chaos Space Marines is one of a series of supplements for Warhammer 40,000. Each book in the series describes in detail an army, its history and its heroes. Inside you will find: 1) Army List - An army list that allows you to muster your collection of Chaos Space Marine miniatures into a fighting force suitable for the tabletop battlefield. 2) Background - Extensive and detailed information about the Chaos Space Marines, including the legendary events of the Horus Heresy, and tales of the Long War between the forces of Chaos and the Imperium. Also included are dozens of colour guides to the Chaos Space Marine warbands. 3) Forces of Chaos - Details of all of the troop types, war machines and vehicles in a Chaos Space Marine army, along with their weaponry and rules to use them in games of Warhammer 40,000. Also included are a number of famous special characters, such as Abaddon the Despoiler, Kharn the Betrayer and Huron Blackheart of the Red Corsairs. 4) Hobby Section - Photographs of the extensive Chaos Space Marines miniatures range, showing a wide selection of colour schemes and Chaos Space Marine iconography. This book is in used condition with some damage to the edge of the back cover where the coating has separated from it, tears and scuffing to and around the spine and minor creasing to the corners of the cover and the corners of the first half of the pages.