Unknown (31st Millennium)
Blue, White and Yellow
- Third War for Armageddon (998.M41) - In 998.M41 the Angels Porphyr Chapter deployed 8 companies in the Third War for Armageddon. When the Ork Warboss Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka led a second unsuccessful WAAAGH! against that strategic hive world, Dreadnought Brother Damos led the defence of Ghattana, Armageddon's main water processing plant. He and seven other Dreadnoughts of the Angels Porphyr stood their ground against over one hundred Ork war machines. They prevailed with the help of nine other Dreadnoughts from other Space Marine Chapters and successfully defended the plant from Ork attacks. Of the seventeen Dreadnoughts, nine were destroyed and along with them over 9,000 cumulative years of combat experience.
Chapter Colours Edit
The Angels Porphyr Power Armour is halved blue and white, with a yellow Imperialis or Aquila symbol on the chest and a different coloured knee plate on the right knee, the colour of which varies depending on the company designation of the Space Marine.
The Chapter badge is the profile of a winged skull (rather than the Imperialis, where the skull is face-forwards), and other skull icons are often incorporated into their armour.
Notable Angels PorphyrEdit
- Brother Damos (Dreadnought) - Brother Damos commanded the 9th Company of the Angels Porphyr, a stalwart Veteran of three standard centuries of battle. His Devastator Squads were the very model of efficient fire support. Wherever his men fought, the armoured might of the enemy would be wary. It was during the Scouring of Hume as he led his men in the defence of Hill 236 that a surprise attack on the Space Marines' position by rebel Marauder bombers caught him in the open as he moved between his linked bunkers. By all rights the bombardment should have killed Damos, but when the attack was over, his brother Space Marines found that the bloody shreds of his body still drew breath. He demanded the chance to fight on, and thus his remains were placed in stasis and transported back to the Chapter's fortress-monastery where he was implanted within the armoured sarcophagus of a Dreadnought. For 3,000 Terran years he has remained entombed within his armoured body and, as he did in life, Damos provides a solid anchor of fire support for his Battle-Brothers, guiding the deployment and firing of the Chapter's Devastators. During the Third War for Armageddon, Damos led the valiant defence of the Ghattana Bay Water Processing Plant during the Battle of Gate IX. Leading eight other Dreadnoughts in support, they faced over 100 Ork Dreadnoughts and Killa Kans. Despite the dire circumstances, Damos had faced a hundred such situations before and prevailed. Fitted with far superior long-range weaponry, the Imperial Dreadnoughts held their ground. The Orks' initial advance cost them 17 Dreadnoughts. Pulling back, the Imperial Dreadnoughts goaded the Orks into attacking Gate IX. Behind the gate, led by Brother Weylands of the Omega Marines, were nine more Dreadnoughts armed with Power Claws and a mixture of shorter-ranged Assault Cannons, Multi-Meltas and Heavy Bolters. Behind them, Brother Damos and his Dreadnoughts stood on ramparts of earth and sundered rockcrete. Both ranks opened fire simultaneously into the tightly packed mass of Ork war machines. Then the front ranks ceased fire and thundered into close combat. The Ork force was entangled, caught in a bottleneck, and the Space Marine Dreadnoughts cut into them. Unsupported and caught at a complete disadvantage, the Ork war machines were utterly devastated and the Imperium provided victorious in the battle for the water processing plant and Gate IX.
Controversy about ChapterEdit
The Angels Porphyr Chapter appears almost identical to the Eagle Warriors Chapter, the only differences being the Chapter badge (the Eagle Warriors have only a blue wing). This leads many Warhammer 40,000 fans to believe the Angels Porphyr and Eagle Warriors to be the same Chapter. However, both Chapters appear separately in How to Paint Space Marines, which should probably settle the matter as to whether the two are actually separate Chapters.
- Codex: Armageddon (3rd Edition), pg. 18
- How to Paint Space Marines
- Index Astartes I, "Warriors of Old - Space Marine Dreadnoughts", pg. 55
- White Dwarf 301 (UK), "Space Marine Heroes" by Graham McNeill, pg. 58
- White Dwarf 256 (UK), "Index Astartes: Warriors of Old, Space Marine Dreadnoughts," by Graham McNeill, Pete Haines and Andy Chambers, pp. 13, 15
- White Dwarf 249 (UK), "Index Astartes - Emperor's Shield"