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"Such is the woe cast upon the Domains of the God-Emperor of Mankind in these times that in their wisdom and beneficence, the High Lords of Terra have this day issued this decree: Let there be a Founding of the Adeptus Astartes, and let the foes of the Emperor know that this galaxy belongs to Him, now and forever."
— High Lord Tagus, Convenor of the 349th Congress of the Imperium
Chapter

The Space Marines, though few in number, stand as the greatest defenders of the Imperium of Man

New Space Marine Chapters are not created piecemeal as required by the Imperium of Man's strategic needs, but rather in deliberate groupings called "Foundings". The process by which a new Founding's creation is approved by the Imperial government is mysterious and arcane, subject to decades or even centuries of planning before it is announced. It is only by an edict of the High Lords of Terra that such an undertaking as the creation of new Chapters can be instigated, for it requires the cooperation and mobilisation of countless divisions within the Imperium's monolithic and vast governmental organisations. Establishing new Astartes Chapters on an individual basis is nigh impossible -- the mobilisation of such vast resources is beyond the ability of any single segment of the Imperium.

The Adeptus Mechanicus plays an essential role in the process of a Founding, for its highest echelons are tasked with creating, testing and developing the gene-seed samples that will provide the genetic foundation of the new Chapters. Entire Forge Worlds may be turned over to the manufacture of the mighty arsenal of weaponry, ammunition, Power Armour, vehicles and starships that any such force will require. There are a myriad other concerns as well. A suitable homeworld inhabited by humans must be identified for the new Chapter, which will likely provide not only a secure and defensible base of operations, but also a source of new recruits as well. Such worlds might have been reported by itinerant Rogue Traders and earmarked centuries before by Adeptus Mechanicus Explorators as potential Astartes homeworlds. A degree of environmental terraforming might be required and the natives of the world (if they are to become the source of the new Chapter's Aspirants) must be studied and tested by the Mechanicus' Magos Biologis and Genetors for many generations to ensure they are genetically pure and free of any strain of mutation that might later affect the Chapter itself. The construction of a Chapter's fortress-monastery may be one of the greatest undertakings of all, drawing on the genius of the Imperium's most accomplished military architects and engineers. If the Chapter is to be fleet-based, then even more work must be put into the construction of a Chapter Barque or unusually large Battle Barge to serve as the Chapter's mobile fortress-monastery and all of the related capital warships and Escorts such a highly-mobile Chapter will require.

The already extant Space Marine Chapters may also have a role in this process, though to what degree can vary greatly from Founding to Founding. Many of the First Founding Chapters maintain close links with Chapters created using their own gene-seed stocks, and the Chapter Masters might have a hand in planning future Foundings using that genetic material. It is said that the Disciples of Caliban, a Dark Angels Successor Chapter, was created following the direct appeal of the Supreme Grand Master of the Dark Angels, an extremely rare request.

In the more than 10,000 standard years that have passed since the First Founding of the 20 original Space Marine Legions by the Emperor of Mankind, there have been 25 subsequent Foundings of new Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes; with the most recent, the 26th Founding, occurring in the year 738.M41, approximately 250 standard years ago. Even before a new Founding is announced, entire generations of Imperial servants may have toiled in preparation. Even once the process has been declared and is underway, it is likely to be at least a standard century before the new Chapters are ready to begin combat operations. In times of dire need for the Imperium, faster development has been attempted, but this has often resulted in disaster. Gene-seed cultured in haste is wont to degrade or to mutate, and a great many other factors may lead the entire process astray. And there is no foe more dangerous to the Imperium of Man than a Space Marine who has been corrupted by Chaos or gone Renegade for another reason.

The Creation of the original 20 Space Marine Legions by the Emperor of Mankind is known as the First Founding and it took place at the beginning of the Great Crusade in the late 30th Millennium. It consisted of 20 Legions of Space Marines each made up of roughly about 50 companies divided into various other units in the ascending hierarchy of battle, including Chapters, Great Companies or some other organisation depending on the Legion's own unique naming conventions. The Second Founding, divided the remaining 9 Loyalist Astartes Legions into units known as Chapters which were each about 1,000 Astartes strong after the events of the Horus Heresy in the early 31st Millennium. The Second Founding was deemed necessary by the Primarch Roboute Guilliman in the wake of Horus' betrayal in order to prevent any one person like Horus from ever again possessing the full power of an entire Astartes Legion and the extraordinary threat it presented to the existence of the Imperium. One Chapter from each Loyalist Legion was permitted to retain the original colours, iconography, and name of their First Founding Legion, and these Astartes are known as the Chapters of the First Founding.

New Chapters

New Chapters are only created by an Imperial edict of the High Lords of Terra, and, some whisper, by the sole will of the Emperor of Mankind. The task of actually assembling these Chapters always belongs to the Adeptus Mechanicus. The Adeptus Mechanicus store the gene-seed of all the Adeptus Astartes Chapters which they receive in the form of a tithe. Using lobotomised human test-subjects (most of whom will later be converted into Servitors), the Mechanicus produces new Progenoid Glands. Zygotes of the necessary Astartes gene-seed organs are grown from the gene-seed stores on Mars and implanted into the test-subjects and the zygotes then develop into Progenoids and are surgically removed. A single test subject is used in this way to create two Progenoid Glands, which are then implanted into two more slaves, and so on. Ultimately, 1000 sets of the 19 necessary gene-seed organs to give birth to a new Astartes are created, taking over half a standard century of constant culturing.

Known Foundings

First Founding (30th Millennium)

The First Founding of the Space Marine Legions, also originally called the Legiones Astartes, occurred in the late 30th Millennium after the end of the Age of Strife and the Unification Wars that founded the Imperium of Man on Terra. Eighteen known Space Marine Legions were created from the gene-seed of the 18 known Primarchs engineered by the Emperor of Mankind from His own genetic code in His gene-laboratories in the Imperial Palace on Terra beneath the Himalazian (Himalayan) Mountains. At the dawn of the 31st Millennium and towards the end of the Great Crusade, the Emperor's most favoured Primarch, Horus Lupercal, became corrupted by the Ruinous Powers and plunged the galaxy into a new Age of Darkness as the Horus Heresy raged across the Imperium of Man. Fully half the Space Marine Legions fell to Chaos, becoming the Traitor Legions, who were eventually defeated and driven into the hellish warp rift, known as the Eye of Terror.

Name
Badge
Legion Number
Alignment
Dark Angels
DA Shoulder Pad
I
Loyalist
Unknown (Imperial Records Lost)
Pict-File Unavailable
II
Unknown
Emperor's Children
IIILegionShoulderPlate
III
Traitor
Iron Warriors
Pre-Heresy IW SP
IV
Traitor
White Scars
Pre-Heresy WS SP
V
Loyalist
Space Wolves
Space-wolves-pad
VI
Loyalist
Imperial Fists
IF Legion SP
VII
Loyalist
Night Lords
NL Shoulder Plate2
VIII
Traitor
Blood Angels
Pre-Heresy BA Armourial
IX
Loyalist
Iron Hands (Storm Walkers)
Pre-Heresy IH SP
X
Loyalist
Unknown (Imperial Records Lost)
Pict-File Unavailable
XI
Unknown
World Eaters (War Hounds)
Pre-Heresy Shoulder Pad
XII
Traitor
Ultramarines
UM Pauldron
XIII
Loyalist
Death Guard (Dusk Raiders)
Death-guard-pad
XIV
Traitor
Thousand Sons
Pre-Heresy TS SP2
XV
Traitor
Luna Wolves/Sons of Horus
SoH Shoulder Pad
XVI
Traitor
Word Bearers (Imperial Heralds)
Pre-Heresy WB SP
XVII
Traitor
Raven Guard
Pre-Heresy RG SP
XIX
Loyalist
Alpha Legion
AL Common Heraldry
XX
Traitor

Second Founding (31st Millennium)

The Second Founding of the Space Marines occurred seven standard years after the end of the Horus Heresy, in the early 31st Millennium. This Founding involved the division of the existing Loyalist Space Marine Legions into the far smaller, 1,000-man autonomous Chapters of the Space Marines as decreed by the new Codex Astartes, written by the Ultramarines' Primarch, Roboute Guilliman. The remaining Loyalist Space Marine Legions were divided into smaller Successor Chapters -- one Chapter maintained their parent Legion's original name, badge and colours, while the remaining Chapters took new names and heraldry.

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Angels of Absolution
AoA Livery
Dark Angels I
Angels of Redemption
AoR Livery
Dark Angels I
Angels of Vengeance
Angels of Vengeance Livery
Dark Angels I
Angels of Vigilance (Dark Angels' lineage suspected, unconfirmed)
AoVig SP
Dark Angels I
Lions Sable (Destroyed and forgotten)
Pict-File Unavailable
Dark Angels I
Destroyers
Destroyers Badge
White Scars V
Marauders
Marauders SP
White Scars V
Rampagers
RampagersBadge
White Scars V
Storm Lords
Storm Lords Shoulder Plate
White Scars V
Wolf Brothers
Pict-File Unavailable
Space Wolves VI
Black Templars
Black Templars Badge
Imperial Fists VII
Crimson Fists
Crimson Fists symbol
Imperial Fists VII
Excoriators
Excoriators SP
Imperial Fists VII
Fists Exemplar
Pict-File Unavailable
Imperial Fists VII
Iron Knights
Iron Knights Livery2b
Imperial Fists VII
Angels Encarmine
Angels Encarmine Livery2
Blood Angels IX
Angels Sanguine
AngelsSanguineBadge
Blood Angels IX
Angels Vermillion
AE Shoulder Guard
Blood Angels IX
Blood Drinkers
Blood Drinkers Livery2
Blood Angels IX
Flesh Tearers
Flesh Tearers Livery2
Blood Angels IX
Sons of Sanguinius
SoS SP 2
Blood Angels IX
Brazen Claws
Brazen Claws Livery
Iron Hands X
Red Talons
Red Talons Chapter Livery
Iron Hands X
Aurora Chapter (Disputed)
Aurora Livery
Ultramarines XIII
Black Consuls
Black Consuls Badge
Ultramarines XIII
Desert Lions
Pict-File Unavailable
Ultramarines XIII
Doom Eagles
DE Shoulder Pad
Ultramarines XIII
Eagle Warriors
Eagle Warriors Livery
Ultramarines XIII
Genesis Chapter
Genesis Chapter Livery
Ultramarines XIII
Inceptors
Inceptors Livery
Ultramarines XIII
Iron Snakes
Iron Snakes SP2
Ultramarines XIII
Libators
Libators Shoulder Pad
Ultramarines XIII
Mortifactors
Mortifactors Shoulder Pad
Ultramarines XIII
Nemesis
Nemesis SP
Ultramarines XIII
Novamarines
Novamarines SP
Ultramarines XIII
Patriarchs of Ulixis
PoU Livery 2
Ultramarines XIII
Praetors of Orpheus
Praetors Orpheus SP
Ultramarines XIII
Silver Eagles
Silver Eagles SP
Ultramarines XIII
Silver Skulls
Silver Skulls SP
Ultramarines XIII
Viridian Consuls (Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Ultramarines XIII
White Consuls
White Consuls Badge
Ultramarines XIII
Black Guard
Black Guard Livery
Raven Guard XIX
Hawk Lords
Hawk Lords Badge
Raven Guard (Suspected) XIX
Raptors
Raptors Icon
Raven Guard XIX
Revilers
Revilers Livery
Raven Guard XIX
Grey Knights
GK Shoulder Pauldron
N/A (Created from Emperor's genetic code) N/A
Red Hunters
RedHuntersBadge3
Unknown Unknown
Soul Drinkers (Excommunicate Traitoris)
Soul Drinkers SP
Unknown (Believed Imperial Fists initially, exact origin unknown) Unknown
Yellow Jackets
Yellow Jackets Shoulder Pad
Unknown Unknown

3rd Founding (001.M32)

The 3rd Founding was initiated at the suggestion of Rogal Dorn. After more than forty years of preparation, the High Lords of Terra had approved over a hundred writs of succession to both First and Second Founding Chapters. The Ultramarines were granted nine writs of succession.

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Executioners
Executioners Livery
Imperial Fists VII
Flesh Eaters
Flesh Eaters Livery
Blood Angels IX
Scythes of the Emperor
Scythes Emp SP
Ultramarines XIII

4th Founding (ca. Late-500's or Early-600's.M32) (Allegedly)

This Founding occurred several standard decades after the climax of the catastrophic events of the War of the Beast - the massive Ork WAAAGH! Warlord known only as The Beast - which laid waste to much of the known galaxy and threatened to destroy Terra itself. Following the successful eradication of the massive greenskin invasion force and the defeat of its Warlord, the Lord Commander of the Imperium Maximus Thane, decreed that the Imperium would raise as many new Chapters as they had gene-seed in the great vaults of Terra to sustain. All Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes were ordered to release a portion of their Veterans to provide the initial basis for this Founding, the greatest since the First Founding. Gene-seed tithing would be doubled for the next standard century to replenish the vaults. When it was done, there would be hundreds of Chapters to ring the Imperium in adamantium and ceramite instead of dozens.

After enough gene-seed had been collected in the vaults on Terra, the High Lords of Terra authorised the 4th Founding of the Adeptus Astartes, sometime in the latter fifth century or early sixth century of M32, to help bring order to an Imperium rife with civil strife and insurrection, and to help restore Imperial law.

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Imperius Reavers
Imperius Reavers SP
Ultramarines XIII
Carcharodons
Carcharodons Livery
Unknown (Obscure Imperial records list their founding as having occurred sometime during the Astropath Wars in the late M32 or early M33, but other extant evidence suggests that they might have arisen from those Terran members of exiled Raven Guard under the command of Arkhas Fal) Unknown
Halo Brethren
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Marines Malevolent
Marines Malevolent SP
Unknown Unknown
Sable Swords
Sable Swords SP
Unknown Unknown

Unstated Founding (Probable 5th Founding) (33rd Millennium)

Though the exact date of this Founding is unknown, what is known with any certainty is the Howling Griffons were created around this time ca. 220.M33.

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Howling Griffons
Howling Griffons SP2
Ultramarines XIII
Sons of Guilliman
Sons of Gulliman Badge
Ultramarines XIII

Unrecorded Founding (34th Millennium)

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Red Scorpions
Red Scorpions Chapter Icon
Unknown Unknown

8th Founding (Mid-34th Millennium) (Allegedly)

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Mantis Warriors
MW Shoulder Pad
White Scars V
Angels Revenant
Angels Revenant sp
Unknown Unknown

10th Founding (Mid-35th Millennium) (Allegedly)

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Angels of Wrath (Suspected)
Pict-File Unavailable
Dark Angels I
Astral Claws
Astral Claws SP
Unknown Unknown

13th Founding (Dark Founding) (Early 36th Millennium)

The 13th Founding occurred sometime between the 35th and 36th Millennia and is one of the very rare Foundings of Space Marine Chapters that was not recorded in exact detail. Since the bygone days of the Horus Heresy, the Adeptus Terra has maintained a bank of original gene-seed from every single Chapter ever created, with one notable exception: the 13th Founding, also known as the "Dark Founding." There are no reliable records that indicate how many Chapters were created during the Dark Founding or what became of them. There are only two acknowledged Chapters that were created during this mysterious Founding.

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Death Spectres (Suspected)
Death Spectres Livery
Raven Guard XIX
Exorcists
Exorcists Icon
Grey Knights (Suspected - Unconfirmed) Unknown
Crimson Sabres (Suspected)
Crimson Sabres SP
Unknown Unknown

14th Founding (36th Millennium)

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Blood Legion
Pict-File Unavailable
Blood Angels IX

Unstated Founding (36th Millennium)

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Angels of Fire
Angel Fire SP
Unknown Unknown
Celebrants (Suspected)
Celebrants Shoulder Pad
Unknown Unknown
Relictors (Formerly Fire Claws - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Relictors Livery
Unknown Unknown

19th Founding (Mid-36th Millennium)

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Steel Confessors (Founded in secret by Adeptus Mechanicus)
Stee Confessors SP
Iron Hands X
Avenging Sons
Avenging Sons Shoulder Pad
Ultramarines XIII

21st Founding ("Cursed Founding") (Late 36th Millennium)

The Chapters created during this so-called 21st 'Cursed' Founding have all suffered from terrible misfortune or some form of genetic corruption or rampant gene-seed mutation, largely because it is believed that the Adeptus Mechanicus sought to "improve" the gene-seed used in the Founding of these Chapters without authorisation from the High Lords of Terra.

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Lamenters
Lamenters Livery
Blood Angels IX
Black Dragons
Black Dragons Livery
Salamanders (Allegedly) XVIII
Flame Falcons
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Minotaurs
Minotaurs Livery
Unknown Unknown
Sons of Antaeus
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Blood Gorgons (Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown

22nd Founding (37st Millennium)

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Iron Fists
Iron Fists Livery
Imperial Fists VII

Unstated Founding (37st Millennium)

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Disciples of Caliban
Disciples of Caliban Livery 2
Dark Angels I
Dark Hunters (Founded during the Occlusiad War of 555-565.M37)
DH Liver updated
White Scars V
Sons of Medusa (Not part of any Founding. Chapter's creation was ratified by special Imperial Edict in 011.M37)
Sons of Medusa Livery
Iron Hands X

23rd Founding (37st Millennium)

The 23rd Founding (also known as the "Sentinel Founding") of Space Marine Chapters occurred sometime during the latter part of the 37th Millennium. Imperial scholars believe that the 23rd Founding to have been one of a series of linked Foundings around this tumultuous period in Imperial history, designed to repair the power and reach of the Imperium's Legion Astartes which had suffered considerable losses in the preceding millennia.

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Star Phantoms
Star Phantoms Livery
Dark Angels I
Marines Errant
Marines Errant Livery
Eagle Warriors (Ultramarines Lineage) XIII
Imperial Harbingers
Imperial Harbingers Shoulder Plate
Unknown Unknown
Steel Cobras (Excommunicate Traitorus)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown

Unstated Founding (38th Millennium)

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Celestial Lions
Celestial Lions SP
Imperial Fists VII

Unstated Founding (40th Millennium)

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Omega Marines
Omega Marines Livery
Unknown Unknown

25th Founding (40th Millennium)

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Fire Angels
Fire Angels Livery
Ultramarines XIII
Star Scorpions
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown

26th Founding (738.M41)

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
White Panthers
White Panthers SP
Ultramarines (Allegedly) XIII
Storm Giants
Storm Giants SP
Salamanders (Allegedly) XVIII
Mentors
Mentors Chapter Badge
Unknown Unknown

Ultima Founding (999.M41)

The Ultima Founding of Space Marine Chapters has recently occurred in the wake of the fall of Cadia during Abaddon the Despoiler's 13th Black Crusade. The scattered Space Marine Chapters of the galaxy have been bled dry over the millennia of ceaseless battle. With the advent of gigantic Warp Storms that swallow whole star systems, the formation of the Great Rift and constant attack by the Forces of Chaos, rampaging xenos and more, the Adeptus Astartes are stretched thinner than ever. With many Chapter planets now actively under siege, some Chapters are confirmed as destroyed or lost, and even those faring relatively well have suffered high casualties and are in desperate need of reinforcement. With the resurrection of the Ultramarines Primarch Roboute Guilliman, the Avenging Son has assumed command as Lord Commander of the Imperium over all of Mankind's military forces. He has put into action his ultimate contingency plan, 100 centuries in the making -- the Primaris Space Marines. These new transhuman warriors are the next step in the evolution of the Emperor's Angels of Death. They have been genetically altered according to a design laid down by Archmagos Dominus Belisarius Cawl of the Adeptus Mechanicus from their brethren to be bigger, stronger and faster. The Primaris Space Marines of the Ultima Founding -- who have been added to existing Chapters as well as raised among entirely new Chapters of their own -- represent timely reinforcements for the Imperium's armies as Humanity's enemies close in for the kill.

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Blades of Vengeance
BoV SP
Dark Angels I
Storm Reapers
Pict-File Unavailable
White Scars V
Wolfspear
Pict-File Unavailable
Space Wolves VI
Knights of the Chalice
KoC SP
Blood Angels IX
Fulminators
Fulminators SP 2
Ultramarines XIII
Knights Cerulean
Pict-File Unavailable
Ultramarines XIII
Praetors of Ultramar
Pict-File Unavailable
Ultramarines XIII
Rift Stalkers
Rift Stalkers SP 2
Raven Guard XIX

Unstated Founding (41st Millennium)

  • Sable Swords (Founding is disputed, as there are records that this Chapter may have been Founded as early as the 32nd Millennium)

Unknown Foundings

A

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Absolvers
Absolvers SP
Unknown Unknown
Accipiters
Accipeters SP 2
Unknown Unknown
Adulators
Adulators SP
Unknown Unknown
Altar Brethren (Became the Iconoclasts Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Angels Eradicant
Angels Eradicant SP
Unknown Unknown
Angels of Fury
Angels of Fury SP
Ultramarines XIII
Angels of Damnation
Angels of Damnation SP
Unknown Unknown
Angels of Flame (Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Angels Puissant
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Angel Guard
Angel Guard SP
Unknown Unknown
Angels of Iron
AoI Shoulder Guard
Unknown Unknown
Angels of Penance
Angels of Penance SP2
Unknown Unknown
Angels of Purgatory
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Angels of Repentance
Angels Repentance SP
Unknown Unknown
Angels of Retribution
Angels of Retribution SP
Unknown Unknown
Angels Penitent
Angels Penitent Shoulder Pad
Blood Angels IX
Angels Redeemed
Angels Redeemed SP
Unknown Unknown
Angels Repentant
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Angels Resplendent
Pict-File Unavailable
Blood Angels IX
Angels Vindicant
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Annihilators (Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Argent Hammers (Became the Talons of Anathrax Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Astral Blades (Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Astral Fists
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Astral Hawks
Astral Hawks SP 2
Unknown Unknown
Astral Knights
Astral Knights SP
Imperial Fists VII
Auric Patricians
Auric Patricians SP
Unknown Unknown
Aurora Talons
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Avengers
Avengers SP
Unknown Unknown

B

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Benedictors
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Black Crusaders
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Black Inculpators
Black Inc SP
Unknown Unknown
Black Ravens
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Black Talons
Black Talons SP
Unknown Unknown
Black Wings
Black Wings Livery
Unknown Unknown
Blades Eternal (Exommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Blazoned Legion
Blazone Legion SP
Unknown Unknown
Blood Knights
Blood Knights SP
Unknown Unknown
Blood Ravens
Blood Ravens Livery
Unknown Unknown
Blood Swords
BS Livery
Unknown Unknown
Blood Tigers
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Bone Knives
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Brazen Fists
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Brazen Minotaurs
Brazen Minotaurs Livery
Unknown Unknown
Brazen Skulls
Brazen Skulls SP
Unknown Unknown
Bronze Gorgons (Became the Crystal Wyverns Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Brotherhood of a Thousand
BoT Livery
Unknown (Ultramarines Suspected) Unknown (XIII)
Brothers Penitent
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Brothers of the Anvil (Became the Death Mongers Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Brothers of the Red
Pict-File Unavailable
Blood Angels IX

C

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Champions of Thanatos
Champions Thanatos SP
Unknown Unknown
Charnel Guard
Pict-File Unavailable
Blood Angels IX
Children of Purgatos (Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Chorus of Eltain (Martyr Extremis)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Clerics of Steel (Became the Invocators Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Consecrators
Consecrators Livery
Dark Angels I
Contenders
Contenders SP
Unknown Unknown
Crimson Axes (Lost to the Warp)
Pict-File Unavailable
Executioners (Imperial Fists' Lineage) VII
Crimson Castellans
Crimson Castellans SP Updated
Unknown Unknown
Crimson Consuls (Extinct)
Pict-File Unavailable
Ultramarines XIII
Crimson Guard
Crimson Guard Livery
Crimson Fists (Imperial Fists' Lineage) VII
Crimson Legion (Extinct )
Pict-File Unavailable
Blood Angels IX
Crimson Paladins
Crimson Paladins SP
Unknown Unknown
Crimson Scions
Crimson Scions SP
Unknown Unknown
Crimson Scythes
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Crimson Shades
Crimson Shades SP
Unknown Unknown
Crimson Talons
Crimson Talons SP
Unknown Unknown
Crimson Templars
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Crusaders
Crusaders SP
Unknown Unknown
Crusaders of Dorn (Became Brotherhood of Lethe Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown

D

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Dark Crusaders
Dark Crusaders SP
Unknown Unknown
Dark Brotherhood
Dark Brotherhood SP
Unknown Unknown
Dark Eagles
Dark Eagles SP
Raven Guard (Suspected) XIX
Dark Hands
DarkHandsPlate
Unknown Unknown
Dark Hunters
Dark Hunters Livery
White Scars V
Dark Sons
DS Livery
Ultramarines XIII
Dark Swords
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Dark Templars
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Death Eagles
Death Eagles Livery
Raven Guard (Suspected) or Emperor's Children (Unconfirmed) XIX or III (Respectively)
Death Falcons (Became the Company of the Shadow Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Death Knights
Death Knights Livery
Unknown Unknown
Death Strike
Death Strike Livery
Imperial Fists VII
Desert Lions
Pict-File Unavailable
Ultramarines XIII
Desolate Brotherhood (Became Chaos Warband Company of Misery - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Dictators
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Doom Griffons
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Doom Legion
Doom Legion Livery
Ultramarines XIII
Doom Warriors
Doom Warriors SP
Unknown Unknown
Doomsayers
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Dragon Lords
Dragon Lords SP
Unknown Unknown

E

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Ebon Knights (Destroyed)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Emperor's Hands
Emperors Hands Livery2
Unknown Unknown
Emperor's Hawks
Emperor's Hawks Livery
Unknown Unknown
Emperor's Scythes
Emperor's Scythes SP2
Unknown Unknown
Emperor's Shadows
Emperor's Shadows Livery
Unknown Unknown
Emperor's Shields
Emperor's Shield SP
Unknown Unknown
Emperor's Spears
Emperor's Spears Livery
Unknown Unknown
Emperor's Storm
Emperor's Storm SP
Unknown Unknown
Emperor's Swords
Emperor's Swords SP2
Unknown Unknown
Emperor's Warbringers
Emp's Warbringers SP
Imperial Fists VII
Emperor's Wolves
Emperor's Wolves SP
Unknown Unknown
Emperor's Wrath
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Espandors
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Excubants
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Execrators
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Exemplars
Exemplars SP
Unknown Unknown
Exsanguinators
Pict-File Unavailable
Blood Angels IX
Extinction Angels (Excommunicate Traitoris)
Extinction Angels SP
Unknown Unknown

F

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Fire Lords
Fire Lords Livery
Imperial Fists VII
Fists of Olchis (Perditas)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Flame Eagles
FE Shoulder Pad
Raven Guard (Suspected) XIX

G

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Golden Blades (Became the Khorne Daemonkin warband, The Brazen Beasts - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Golden Gryphons
Golden Gryphons Livery
Unknown Unknown
Golden Halos
Golden Halos SP2
Unknown Unknown
Golden Sons (Extinct)
Pict-File Unavailable
Blood Angels IX
Gorgons
Gorgons SP2
Unknown Unknown
Graven Fists (Became the Twisted Blades Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Graven Spectres (Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Grey Slayers
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Grief Bringers
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Griffon Lords
Griffon Lords SP
White Scars (Disputed)
or Ultramarines (Disputed)
V & XIII (Respectively)
Guardians of the Covenant
Guardians of the Covenant Livery2
Dark Angels I
Guardians of Celeres
Guardians of Celere SP
Unknown Unknown

H

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Halo Dragons
Halo Dragons SP
Unknown Unknown
Hammers of Dorn
HoD Shoulder Pad
Imperial Fists VII
Hammers of Retribution
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Harbingers
Harbingers SP
Unknown Unknown
Helion Legion
Helion Legion SP
Ultramarines XIII
Heralds of Ultramar
Heralds of Ultramar SP
Ultramarines XIII
Heralds of Vengeance
Heralds of Vengeance Livery
Unknown Unknown
Honoured Sons
Honoured Sons SP
Imperial Fists (Unconfirmed) Unknown
Hospitallers
Hospitalers SP
Unknown Unknown
Hounds of Demos
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown

I

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Illustrians (Became The Black Psalm Chaos Warband - Exommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Immortal Hearts
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Imperial Castellans
Imperial Castellans SP
Unknown Unknown
Imperial Hawks
Imperial Hawks SP
Unknown Unknown
Imperial Paladins
Imperial Paladins Livery
Unknown Unknown
Imperial Ravagers
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Imperial Stars
Imperial Stars Livery
Unknown Unknown
Imperial Talons
Imperial Talons Livery
Raven Guard (Suspected) XIX
Inculcators
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Interceptors
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Invaders
Invaders Shoulder Plate
Imperial Fists VII
Invictors (Became The Unhallowed Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Invictors SP3
Unknown Unknown
Inviolators
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Iron Crusaders
Iron Crusaders SP
Unknown Unknown
Iron Drakes (Became the Grey Death Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Iron Hawks
Iron Hawks SP
Unknown Unknown
Iron Hearts
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Iron Lords
Iron Lords Badge
Iron Hands X
Iron Shades
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Iron Shield
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Iron Talons
Iron Talons SP
White Scars V

J

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Justicars (Became The Fractured Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown

K

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Knights of Blood (Excommunicate Traitoris)
Knights of Blood Livery
Blood Angels IX
Knights of Dorn
KoD Livery
Imperial Fists VII
Knights of Eternity
Knights Eternity SP
Unknown Unknown
Knights of Gryphonne
Knights of Gryphonne Livery
Unknown Unknown
Knights of the Covenant
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Knights of the Crimson Order
Pict-File Unavailable
Dark Angels I
Knights of the Raven
Knights of the Raven Livery
Raven Guard XIX
Knights Excelsior (Became the Magma Hounds Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Knights Sanguine
Pict-File Unavailable
Blood Angels IX
Knights Unyielding
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown

L

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Legion of Night
LoN SP
Unknown Unknown
Liberators
Liberators SP
Unknown Unknown
Lionguard (Became the Death Shadows Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Lions Defiant
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Lions Sable (Extinct)
Pict-File Unavailable
Dark Angels I
Lion Warriors
Lion Warriors SP
Unknown Unknown
Lords of Wrath
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown

M

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Malevolent
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Marines August
Marines August SP
Unknown Unknown
Marines Errantor
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Marines Exemplar
Marines Exemplar Livery
Unknown Unknown
Marines Mordant
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Marines Vindicant
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Masters of Protelus
Masters of Protelus Livery
Unknown Unknown
Metamarines
Metamarines SP
Ultramarines XIII

N

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
The Nameless
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Night Hawks
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Night Reapers (Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Night Swords
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Night Watch
Night Watch SP
Unknown Unknown
Nova Wings
Nova Wings SP
Unknown Unknown

O

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Oblators
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown

P

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Pain Bringers
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Panthers
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Penitents
Penitents SP
Unknown Unknown
Persecutors of Darkness
Pict-File Unavailable
Dark Angels I
Prophets of Mercury (Martyr Extremis)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Purgators
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Purple Stars
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
The Pyre (Excommunicate Traitoris)
The Pyre Shoulder Pad
Unknown Unknown

Q

There are no known Chapters that begin with the letter 'Q' in this category.

R

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Rainbow Warriors
Rainbow Warriors SP
Ultramarines XIII
Raven's Watch
Raven's Watch SP
Raven Guard (Suspected) XIX
Reclaimers
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Red Consuls
Pict-File Unavailable
Ultramarines XIII
Red Dragons
Red Dragons SP
Unknown Unknown
Red Legion
Red Legion SP
Unknown Unknown
Red Seraphs
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Red Scimitars
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Red Templars
Red Templars Livery
Imperial Fists VII
Red Wings
Pict-File Unavailable
Blood Angels IX
Red Wolves
Red Wolves SP
Unknown Unknown
Redeemers
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Redeemed
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Reparators
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Retractors
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Revilers
Revilers Livery
Raven Guard XIX
Rhetors
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown

S

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Sanctors of Terra (Became The Blighted Claw Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Savage Swords (Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Scar Lords
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Scions of Sanguinius
Pict-File Unavailable
Blood Angels IX
Sentinels (Became Corpus Brethren Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Serpents of Light (Became Predator Legion Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Shadow Falcons
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Shadow Haunters
Pict-File Unavailable
Raven Guard XIX
Shadowhawks
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Shadow Wolves
Shadow Wolves Shoulder Pad
Imperial Fists VII
Shining Blades (Became the The Flawless Host Chaos Warband]] - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Flawlesshosticon
Unknown Unknown
Sigilites (Became Malefactors Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Silver Guard
Silver Guard SP
Unknown Unknown
Silver Guards (Excommunicate Traitoris)
Angelsecstacyicon1
Unknown Unknown
Silver Sabres
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Silver Stars (Martyr Extremis)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Skull Bearers
Skull Bearers Livery
Executioners (Allegedly) (Imperial Fists Lineage) VII
Sky Sentinels
Sky Sentinels SP2
Unknown Unknown
Solar Hawks
Solar Hawks Livery
White Scars V
Sons of Ulthunas (Became Angels of Ecstasy Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Sons of Dorn
Sons of Dorn Shoulder Pad2
Imperial Fists VII
Sons of Gideon (Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Sons of Gorgax (Martyr Extremis)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Sons of Jaghatai
Sons of Jhagatai SP
White Scars V
Sons of Malice (Excommunicate Traitoris)
Sons of Malice Livery
Unknown Unknown
Sons of Orar
Sons of Orar Livery
Ultramarines XIII
Sons of Orpheus
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Sons of Vengeance (Excommunicate Traitoris)
Sons of Vengeance badge
Unknown Unknown
Sons of Ulthunas (Became Angels of Ecstasy Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Angelsecstacyicon1
Unknown Unknown
Sons of the Kraken
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Sons of the Raven (Martyr Extremis)
Pict-File Unavailable
Raven Guard (Unconfirmed) XIX
Spears of Olympus (Became the Bloodlords Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Star Dragons
Star Dragons SP
Unknown Unknown
Star Gryphons (Became Sons of Midnight Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Star Leopards
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Star Scorpions (Extinct)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Stone Gauntlets
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Stone Hearts
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Storm Callers
Storm Callers SP
Unknown Unknown
Storm Falcons
Storm Falcons SP
Unknown Unknown
Storm Hawks
Storm Hawks Livery
Raven Guard XIX
Stormwalkers
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Storm Ravens
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Storm Wardens
Storm Wardens Livery
Unknown Unknown
Storm Warriors
Storm Warriors Livery
Unknown Unknown
Storm Wings
Storm Wings Livery
Raven Guard XIX
Subjugators (Suspected 23rd or 24th Founding)
Subjugators Livery
Imperial Fists VII
Supplicators
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Swords of Praesium
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Swords of the Emperor
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown

T

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Tarantulas
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Taurans
Taurans SP
Unknown Unknown
Tempestors
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Tempest Guard
Tempest Guard SP
Unknown Unknown
Tempest Legion (Became The Revelation of Gore Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Templars of Blood
Pict-File Unavailable
Blood Angels IX
Terror Tigers
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Thunder Barons (Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Tiger Claws
Tiger Claws Badge
Astral Claws (Lineage Unknown) Unknown
Tigers Argent (Possibly founded in M39)
Tigers Argent SP
Unknown Unknown
Tormentors
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Tributors
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown

U

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Umbral Titans
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown

V

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
Valedictors
Valedictors SP
Unknown Unknown
Venerators (Destroyed)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Venerators of Osiron
Venators of Osiron SP
Unknown Unknown
Vengeance Chapter (Became The Flylords Chaos Warband - Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Venom Thorns (Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Imperial Fists VII
Victors
Victors SP
Unknown Unknown
Vindicators
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Viper Legion
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Vorpal Swords
Vorpal Swords SP
Unknown Unknown

W

Name
Badge
Progenitor Chapter
Legion Number
War Bearers
War Bearers SP
Unknown Unknown
Warhawks (Destroyed)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Warmongers
Warmongers SP
Unknown Unknown
Widowmakers
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Warp Ghosts (Excommunicate Traitoris)
Pict-File Unavailable
Unknown Unknown
Warrior Adepts
Warrior Adepts Livery
Unknown Unknown
Warriors Tempest
Warriors Tempest SP
Unknown Unknown
White Minotaurs
White Minotaurs SP
Unknown Unknown
White Templars
White Templars SP
Imperial Fists VII

Sources

  • Adeptus Astartes: Successor Chapters (Limited Release Booklet)
  • Black Crusade: Core Rulebook (RPG)
  • Citadel Journal #20, "Creating a Space Marine Chapter - The Sons of Sanguinius", by Isaac Tobin, pp. 19-20
  • Codex: Blood Angels (7th Edition)
  • Codex: Chaos Space Marines (6th Edition)
  • Codex: Chaos Space Marines (4th Edition)
  • Codex: Chaos Space Marines (3rd Edition, 2nd Version)
  • Codex: Chaos Space Marines (3rd Edition, 1st Version)
  • Codex: Dark Angels (7th Edition)
  • Codex: Khorne Daemonkin (7th Edition), pg. 30
  • Codex: Space Marines (7th Edition)
  • Codex: Space Marines (6th Edition)
  • Codex: Space Marines (5th Edition)
  • Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition)
  • Codex: Space Marines (3rd Edition)
  • Codex: Space Wolves (7th Edition)
  • Deathwatch: Core Rulebook (RPG)
  • Deathwatch: First Founding (RPG)
  • Deathwatch: Honour the Chapter (RPG)
  • Horus Heresy: Collected Visions
  • Index Astartes I, II, III, IV
  • Deathwatch - Rites of Battle (RPG)
  • Imperial Armour Volume Nine - The Badab War - Part I
  • Imperial Armour Volume Ten - The Badab War - Part II
  • Warhammer 40,000: Compendium, pg. 6
  • White Dwarf 249 (UK), "Index Astartes: Emperor's Shield"
  • White Dwarf 98 (UK), "Chapter Approved: The Origins of the Legiones Astartes", by Rick Priestley
  • White Dwarf 98 (UK), "Index Astartes-The Mentor Legion" by Bryan Ansell, Alan Merrett and Paul Cockburn
  • I Am Slaughter (Novel) by Dan Abnett
  • Onyx (Short Story) by Chris Wraight
  • Truth Is My Weapon (Short Story) by Justin D Hill
  • The Aegidan Oath (Short Story) by Laurie Goulding
  • Calgar's Fury (Novel) by Paul Kearny
  • Warhammer 40,000 Community - The Ultima Founding
  • Warhammer Community - New Warhammer 40,000: The Indomitus Crusade & the Dark Imperium
  • Warhammer Community - Primaris Space Marines: Gaming
  • Warhammer Community - A New Breed of Hero

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