"In death is the Emperor's love equally shared."
—Brother Raphel of the Hospitallers Space Marines Chapter
Hospitalers Astartes

Hospitallers Chapter Colour Scheme

The Hospitallers is a non-Codex Astartes-compliant Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of unknown Founding and origin. Almost nothing is known about this Chapter in current Imperial records.

Chapter BeliefsEdit

"Dream the Emperor's dream, brother. No man of the Imperium need fall by the Heretic's hand. Not where there is a Hospitaller to honour his final duty."
—Brother Raphel to Lieutenant Caleb

The Hospitallers consider it their sworn honour to tend to the Emperor's fallen, defending the wounded and, as a last resort, granting them the Emperor's Peace to save them from dying agonising deaths at the hands of the enemy.

Notable HospitallersEdit

"I am Raphel, of the Hospitallers. It is my sworn honour to tend the Emperor's fallen."
—Brother Raphel
  • Raphel - Raphel is a Battle-Brother of the Hospitallers.

Chapter AppearanceEdit

"Defend the Emperor's pilgrims to the last."
—Brother Raphel to Imperial Guard orderlies, before they put down the injured with lasguns

Chapter ColoursEdit

The Hospitallers primarily wear white Power Armour. The Aquila or Imperialis on the chest guard and the trim on the shoulder guards are also yellow. They wear silver helms with red eye lenses. This Chapter is known to incorporate personal heraldry with an unusual checkered-pattern iconography on the shoulder plates and lower right leg. The red squad specialty markings -- (Tactical, Assault, Devastator or Veteran) -- are located on the left knee plate.

Chapter BadgeEdit

The Hospitallers' Chapter badge is a red Maltese cross on a field of white, which is worn on both shoulder plates and also repeated on the right knee guard.


The Hospitallers Chapter is pictured on the inside back cover of How to Paint Space Marines. The Chapter's iconography are symbols taken from the real-world Knights Hospitaller of Malta.


  • How To Paint Space Marines, "Hospitallers Space Marines", pg. 97
  • White Dwarf 299 (UK), "Creating a Chapter," pg. 77
  • Angels of Death: Final Duty (Short Story) by David Guymer