An Ice World is not an official Imperial planetological classification, but is a term in common usage among Imperial citizens for those planets whose environments are frigid and glacier-covered across their entire surfaces.
Since the term "Ice World" is not an official Imperial classification of the Administratum but simply a label used to describe the planet's predominant environmental feature, most Ice Worlds that have been settled by Mankind are officially classified as Civilised Worlds, Feral Worlds or even Death Worlds if the environmental conditions are hostile enough to human life.
Ice Worlds often produce hardy peoples superbly adapted to combat in below-freezing conditions and so become prime recruiting grounds for the Astra Militarum when it needs cold-adapted regiments.
Notable Ice Worlds
|Betalis III||Segmentum Solar||Talis Munus Sector||Caerulus-Primaris Sub-Sector||Betalis System||62,000,000|
|Chosin||Segmentum Solar||Armageddon Sector||Armageddon Sub-sector||Armageddon System||Unknown|
|Lorn V||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Lorn System||Unknown|
|Simia Orichalcae||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Simia Orichalcae System||Unknown|
|Valhalla||Ultima Segmentum||Unknown||Unknown||Valhallan System||Unknown|
- Codex: Blood Angels (5th Edition), pg. 16
- Codex: Grey Knights (5th Edition), pg. 16
- Codex: Necrons (5th Edition), pg. 26
- Dataslate: Eldar Ghost Warriors, "Timeline - Dishonourable Alliances"
- Imperial Armour Volume Eleven - The Doom of Mymeara, pp. 7-8
- White Dwarf Magazine 384 (UK), "Slaughter on Schrödinger VII," pp. 68-69
- Caves of Ice (Novel) by Sandy Mitchell
- Farseer (Novel) by William King
- The Last Ditch (Novel) by Sandy Mitchell
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War- Winter Assault (PC Game)
|General||Dead World • Death World • Desert World • Ice World • Jungle World • Ocean World|
|Imperium||Adeptus Astartes Homeworld • Agri-World • Armoury World • Cardinal World • Cemetery World • Civilised World • Feral World • Feudal World • Forbidden World • Forge World • Fortress World • Frontier World • Hive World • Industrial World • Knight World • Mining World • Pleasure World • Penal World • Quarry World • Research Station • Sentinel World • Shrine World|
|Xenos||Craftworld • Crone World • Exodite World • Maiden World • Ork World • Tau Sept • Tomb World • Xenos World|