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The Red Templars are a Loyalist, Codex Astartes-compliant Space Marines Chapter of an unknown origin and Founding date. The Red Templars have been known to make use of Assault Bikes at the squad level in combat. Little else is currently known about this Chapter in Imperial records.

Notable Campaigns

  • Harrowing of the Night Reapers (989-992.M41) - The Night Reapers were a former Loyalist Space Marine Chapter were censured by the High Lords of Terra. Shorn of their Fortress-Monastery world and condemned to the perilous and thankless task of policing the outer reaches of the Laanah Rifts, the Night Reapers bore their punishment with grim impassivity and obedience but little contrition -- or at least appeared to. In 989.M41, some six years after last contact, the Night Reapers were declared Excommunicate Traitoris after forensic examination of wreckage found in the Guyathis Belt provided incontrovertible evidence of the Chapter's direct responsibility for the destruction of the Rogue Trader fleet of Baron Stross Yuen. When the Avenging Sons Chapter were dispatched to confront the Renegade Chapter, they were ambushed and humiliated by the Night Reapers. The High Lords were moved into direct action and two full Chapters of Space Marines: the Red Templars and the Minotaurs, alongside considerable local support from the fleets and defence forces of neighbouring sectors, were directly tasked with the destruction of the Night Reapers. The harrowing of the Night Reapers was to take a further three years of running battles to reach its fruition and it was a campaign in which, of the Imperial Chapters, the Red Templars, experts as they were in search and destroy and pursuit operations, were to be the hounds and the Minotaurs with their brute strength and aggression, would be the hunter ready to deal the death blow. The Night Reapers fought with savage resistance across a dozen star systems and in a score of ship-to-ship battles as they were driven before the Imperials, bloodying their pursuers at every turn. Constantly harrowed by the Imperials, the bulk of the surviving Night Reapers at the Perun Cross -- a massive derelict pre-human space wreck. During the final assault against the renegades, a force of Grey Knights arrived in orbit around the Perun Cross. But sometime shortly afterwards the Perun Cross' structure broke up into burning fragments, riven by a series of gigaton-level explosions. It is believed that the fiery death of the Perun Cross served as the funeral pyre for this once loyal Chapter and whatever secrets surrounded them were buried there too.
  • The Reapers at Bay (999.M41) – A reclamator fleet of the renegade Night Reapers Chapter, thought destroyed earlier in history, is cornered by Inquisitor Celaeno of the Ordo Malleus in the bleak expanse of the Caligulan Nebula. With a full company of the Red Hunters Chapter at his command, spearheaded by the ancient Fellblade Tellum Veritatis, Celaeno forces a confrontation on one of the many barren worlds found in the nebula and is met by the warp-tainted armoured vehicles of the Night Reapers. As the Tellum Veritatis duels with the Daemon-touched Typhon Heavy Siege Tank Nidhoggr amid a plain strewn with the broken remains of battle tanks, Celaeno is slammed by an errant shell and the Red Hunters retreat, carving oaths of vengeance into the armoured flanks of Tellum Veritatis.

Chapter Appearance

Chapter Colours

The Red Templars' Power Armour is painted red with a golden shoulder trim and a gold Aquila on the chest plate.

Chapter Badge

The Chapter's badge is a white fleur-de-lis (the ancient emblem of the French monarchy) on a red background.


  • Codex: Armageddon (3rd Edition)
  • Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition), pg. 73
  • Codex: Space Marines (5th Edition)
  • How to Paint Space Marines
  • Imperial Armour Volume Twelve - The Fall of Orpheus, pp. 136-137
  • Imperial Armour Volume Thirteen - War Machines of the Lost & The Damned, pg. 25
  • Insignium Astartes, pg. 52


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