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Armies of Warhammer are components of the table-top games Warhammer Fantasy Battle and Warhammer 40,000. The armies have been defined into a separate "army list," and they are described in more detail in the Warhammer Army Book or Warhammer 40,000 Codex. Players of either game, or their spin-offs, have a wide variety of army choices and each army can be customized to suit a particular playing style. All games are produced by Games Workshop.

Warhammer Fantasy

For a current list of Army Books, see Warhammer Army Book.

Current Armies

Discontinued Armies

The following armies have been discontinued or replaced:

  • Chaos Dwarfs (Forge World now carries a line of Chaos Dwarf models, and has rules for these models in their supplements. In addition, a few of the 4th edition models--the monsters--are now available again from the Games Workshop website for use in Storm of Magic or the Forge World supplements.)
  • Dogs of War (Mercenaries. This army was released in 5th edition and updated online for 6th. The rules were taken down during 7th, and the army listing was deleted on the website, though many models are listed as part of various armies and under miscellaneous. This army is the only discontinued army that still has most of its models available from Games Workshop.)
  • Kislev (Units were part of the Empire in 4th/5th edition. Had a White Dwarf rules pamphlet in 6th edition that could be fielded as an allied force with the Empire. Models have since been discontinued from Games Workshop at the end of 7th edition.)
  • Hordes of Chaos (Split into Warriors of Chaos and Daemons of Chaos during 7th edition.)
  • Undead (Split into Tomb Kings and Vampire Counts at the end of 5th edition.)
  • Slann (replaced by Lizardmen)

The armies listed below are not considered 'official', although some may have experimental rules published either in print or on the Games Workshop website.

  • Amazons
  • Fimir
  • Gnomes
  • Goodly Hosts
  • Great Goblins
  • Halflings
  • Half-Orc
  • Hobgoblin
  • Marauding Monsters
  • Men of the East
  • Men of the North
  • Men of the Orient
  • Men of the West
  • Nippon
  • Norse
  • Pygmies
  • Red Goblins
  • Sea Elves
  • Zoat

Warhammer 40,000

For a current list of codexes, see Codex (Warhammer 40,000)

Current Armies

Discontinued Armies

  • Squats
  • Daemonhunters (replaced by Space Marine Grey Knights Chapter during 5th edition)
  • Witch Hunters (replaced by Sisters of Battle during 5th edition)

Warbands of Mordheim

Main article: Mordheim

Campaign battles between small 'warbands' (typically 10-20 models) in the Warhammer Fantasy world. Uses 28mm scale.


Main article: Necromunda

Campaign battles between small 'gangs' (typically 5-15 models) in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Uses 28mm scale.

  • Cawdor
  • Delaque
  • Escher
  • Goliath
  • Orlock
  • Van Saar
  • The Cult of the Redemption
  • Pit Slaves
  • Ratskins
  • Scavvies
  • Spyre Hunters
  • Enforcers

Man O'War

Main article: Man O' War (game)

Naval battles in the Warhammer Fantasy world.

All Fleets are discontinued, as is the game itself.

  • The Empire
  • Bretonnia
  • Elf
  • Dark Elf
  • Dwarf
  • Orc
  • Slaanesh
  • Khorne
  • Nurgle
  • Tzeentch
  • Plague Fleet (Combined Chaos)
  • Skaven
  • Chaos Dwarf
  • Norse
  • Undead (Rules published in Citadel Journal 6. No models released.)

Blood Bowl

Main article: Blood Bowl

An ultra-violent version of football in a world which, depending on one's interpretation, may be the Warhammer Fantasy world, or may merely bear a remarkable resemblance to the Warhammer Fantasy world. Uses 28mm scale.

  • Albion (discontinued)
  • Amazons
  • Bretonnians (discontinued)
  • Chaos
  • Chaos Dwarfs
  • Chaos Pact
  • Dark Elves
  • Dwarfs
  • 'Pro' Elves
  • Fatties (discontinued)
  • Goblins
  • Halflings (note: halflings are found in WFB but only as Dogs of War units)
  • High Elves
  • Humans
  • Judges (discontinued)
  • Khemri
  • Lizardmen
  • Necromantic Undead
  • Norse
  • Nurgle
  • Ogres/Snotlings
  • Orcs
  • Skaven
  • Slann
  • Undead
  • Underworld (combined Skaven & Goblin)
  • Vampires
  • Werewolves (Now part of the Necromantic team)
  • Wood Elves


Main article: Warmaster

Large battles in the Warhammer Fantasy world. Uses 10mm scale.

Epic (Armageddon)

Main article: Epic (game)

Large battles in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Uses 6mm scale.

  • 'Codex' Space Marines
  • White Scars Space Marines
  • Imperial Guard Armageddon Steel Legion Mechanised Regiment
  • Imperial Guard Baran Siegemasters Regiment
  • Orks
  • Feral Orks
  • 'Speed Freek' Orks
  • Eldar (Biel Tan Craftworld)
  • Chaos Space Marines (The Black Legion)
  • Chaos mortals (The Lost and the Damned)

In addition, the following army lists have been published, but are not considered 'official'

  • Adeptus Mechanicus Titan Legions
  • Necrons
  • Tyranids
  • Tau Empire (Third Phase Expansion Force)
  • Imperial Guard Catachan Regiment
  • Orkimedes' Gargant Big Mob
  • Black Templars Space Marines
  • Blood Angels Space Marines
  • Daemon Hunters (Grey Knights)
  • Eldar (Saim-Hann Craftworld)
  • Eldar (Ulthwë Craftworld)
  • Eldar (Alaitoc Craftworld)
  • Chaos Space Marines (Thousand Sons)
  • Chaos Space Marines (Death Guard)
  • Chaos Space Marines (Emperor's Children)

Battlefleet Gothic

Main article: Battlefleet Gothic

Battles between fleets of spaceships in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

  • Imperial Navy
  • Chaos
  • Ork Pirates
  • Eldar pirates
  • Space Marines
  • Ork Waaagh! fleets
  • Craftworld Eldar
  • Dark Eldar Raiders
  • Tau Empire (including Demiurg, Nicassar and Kroot ships as well as Tau vessels)
  • Necron Raiders
  • Adeptus Mechanicus
  • Space Pirates (discontinued)
  • Rogue Trader Fleets
  • Tyranid Hive Fleets


Main article: Gorkamorka

Campaign battles between small 'mobs' (typically 5-15 models) in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Uses 28mm scale.

  • Gorkers (Orks)
  • Morkers (Orks)
  • Diggas (Human)
  • Muties
  • Rebel Grots

Space Hulk

Main article: Space Hulk

Small battles on derelict spaceships in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Uses 28mm scale.

  • Space Marine Terminators
  • Genestealers

Unofficial Armies

Several publications, such as Warhammer Chronicles 2004, and White Dwarf Magazine, list several armies that are in existence but are forbidden in major tournaments such as Rogue Trader and Games Day Grand Tournament (convention tournament).


  • Warhammer core rule books
  • Warhammer codex and armies rule books
  • Warhammer supplements
  • White Dwarf Magazine
  • Games Workshop (G/W)
  • Forge World
  • Warhammer, G/W catalogues

External links

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| group1 = Forces of the Imperium | list1 = Imperial Guard · Space Marines · Sisters of Battle · Daemonhunters

| group2 = Forces of Chaos | list2 = Chaos Space Marines · Chaos Daemons · The Lost and the Damned

| group3 = Alien races | list3 = Dark Eldar · Eldar · Orks · Necrons · Tau · Kroot · Vespid · Tyranids · Demiurg · Squat

| group4 = Spin-offs | list4 = Aeronautica Imperialis · Battlefleet Gothic · Dark Millennium · Epic · Gorkamorka · Inquisitor · Necromunda · Space Hulk · Warhammer 40,000 novels

| group5 = Video games | list5 = Space Crusade · Space Hulk · Vengeance of the Blood Angels · Final Liberation · Chaos Gate · Rites of War · Fire Warrior · Dawn of War (Winter Assault · Dark Crusade · Soulstorm· Glory in Death · Squad Command · Dawn of War II (Chaos Rising · Retribution· Space Marine · Dark Millennium Online

| group6 = Role-playing games | list6 = Dark Heresy · Rogue Trader · Deathwatch · Black Crusade

| group7 = Film | list7 = Ultramarines: The Movie |}