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Dark Hands




Successors of


Successor Chapters






Chapter Master





Imperium of Man


Dull Mint-Green & Black


Dark Hands Chapter Banner

DarkHands Colour Scheme

Dark Hands Chapter Colour Scheme

The Dark Hands are a Loyalist Codex Astartes-compliant Space Marines Chapter of unknown Founding and origins.

Chapter HistoryEdit

Notable CampaignsEdit

  • Aschen War (307.M40) - The Aschen War was a series of brushfire revolts and incursions that erupted across the Aschen Sub-sector in 300.M40, after a bloody cult-inspired revolt on the Cardinal World of Dimmamar exposed how overstretched Imperial control over the surrounding region had become. Slowly stripped of much of its defences over the course of several generations to provide for the needs of other pressing conflicts nearby, this border region was ill-equipped to stave off catastrophe when it came. The Imperial counter-invasion was led by the combined forces of two Space Marine Chapters - the Dark Hands and the Exorcists, backed by the Necromundan 54th and 60th Imperial Guard Rifles and the Battle Sisters of the Order of the Valorous Heart. The Exorcists quickly realised that one of the keys to victory would be locating and destroying the single dark master of many names that lurked behind the divergent Chaos cults in the region, a daemonic creature that on Dimmamar was known as the Horned God. The Exorcists finally cornered the Daemon Prince in the maze-like pre-human ruins of the Dead World of Belphago. The Exorcists with the aid of a hastily composed Ordo Malleus strike team managed to banish the vile Daemon Prince back to the Immaterium, but fully a third of the Exorcists Chapter had perished. But with this victory the tide of the war was now in the Imperium's favour, and within a year, the sub-sector was brought back under Imperial control.
  • The Cleansing of Cinchare (844.M41) - A massive Hrud infestation on the Imperial Mining World of Cinchare was defeated by Terminators drawn from the 1st Company of the Dark Hands with support from the Imperial Guard's 39th Cadian "Xenobane" Regiment of the Cadian Shock Troops. The combat was fought in the close, shadowy confines of the myriad mining tunnels that snaked through the planet's crust like a rat's nest. Imperial forces successfully rid several world in the Chinchare System of the xenos Hrud, halting what is later determined by Ordo Xenos investigators to have been the beginning of a potentially devastating entropic infestation.

Chapter AppearanceEdit

Chapter ColoursEdit

The Dark Hands primarily wear dull mint-green coloured Power Armour. Their gauntlets and knee plates are painted black in colour. The black-coloured squad specialty symbol: Tactical, Assault, Devastator, or Veteran), is indicated on the right shoulder pad. A white-coloured Gothic numeral centred on the squad specialty symbol, indicates squad number. The colour of the Aquila or Imperialis on the chest plate indicates company number in accordance with the Codex -- i.e. White (1st Company), Yellow (2nd Company), Red (3rd Company) ect.

Chapter BadgeEdit

The Chapter's badge is a stylised outstretched black coloured, armoured hand facing the viewer as if in a halt gesture, on a field of dull mint-green.


  • Adeptus Astartes: Successor Chapters (Limited Release Booklet)
  • Insignium Astartes: The Uniforms and Regalia of the Space Marines. (2002) Merrett, Alan. Nottingham: Black Library.
  • Imperial Armour Volume Two - Space Marines and the Forces of the Inquisition, pp. 30, 138, 150, 160.
  • Imperial Armour Volume Two, Second Edition - War Machines of the Adeptus Astartes, pg. 21
  • Imeprial Armour Volume Ten - The Badab War - Part Two, pg. 126


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