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The Star of Chaos

This is a pictorial list of official Traitor Legions and Renegade Space Marine warbands (M-Z) created by Games Workshop. It does not include any fan-created Renegade Chapters.

This is not a complete list as not every Renegade Chapter in existence is known due to the Imperial policy of revising or altering history to protect truths considered dangerous to the continued stability of the Emperor's realm or the issuance by the High Lords of Terra of an Edict of Obliteration concerning a particular individual or subject.

Such an edict often obfuscates or destroys historical accounts related to the actions of Chaos all together.

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Magma Hounds The Magma Hounds are a warband of Chaos Space Marines. They were once a Loyalist Chapter of Space Marines of unknown origin and Founding, known as the Knights Excelsior. They were corrupted after entering the Eye of Terror in 321.M37 as part of the Imperial Abyssal Crusade. It is unknown what they endured during their sojourn into the Eye, but when they finally re-emerged, they had become the Chaos Warband known as the Magma Hounds.
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Malefactors The Malefactors are a warband of Chaos Space Marines. They were once a Loyalist Chapter of Space Marines of unknown origin and Founding, known as the Sigilites. They were corrupted after entering the Eye of Terror in 321.M37 as part of the Imperial Abyssal Crusade. It is unknown what they endured during their sojourn into the Eye, but by the time they made their way back into realspace, they had become the warband of Chaos Space Marines known as the Malefactors.
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Mind-Eaters The Mind-Eaters was a thrallband of the Thousand Sons Traitor Legion led by the Sorcerer Hasophet. Hasophet, the Magister of the thrallband, believed he had received a vision from Tzeentch, the Chaos God of Change, that promised that he would eventually ascend to daemonhood if he completed nine hundred and ninety-nine special rites that would further the Architect of Fate's plans in the mortal realm.
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Metal Claw The Metal Claw is a Chaos Space Marine warband of the Iron Warriors Traitor Legion. Little else is known about them in current Imperial records.
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Mouldering Claw The Mouldering Claw is a warband or vectorium of the Death Guard Traitor Legion's elite 1st Plague Company. The Mouldering Claw delight in brutality. They like to advance upon the enemy line as quickly as possible before hacking and bludgeoning them with plague-ridden blades, flails and axes.
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Murderghosts The Murderghosts are a warband of Khorne Daemonkin Heretic Astartes dedicated to the service of the Blood God. Little is known about the mysterious Murderghosts, save that they are thought to have formed less than a standard century ago and they make extensive use of Raptors in their attacks.

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Night Reapers The Night Reapers were a former Loyalist Space Marine Chapter that fell to the corruption of the Ruinous Powers and were eventually declared Excommunicate Traitoris, becoming a Renegade Chapter of Chaos Space Marines. The Night Reapers Chapter was eventually hunted down by the combined Imperial forces of the Grey Knights, Red Templars and Minotaurs Space Marines aboard the ancient pre-human Space Hulk designated the Perun Cross.
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Night Stalkers The Night Stalkers are a warband of Chaos Space Marines of unknown origin and allegiance. These shadowy warriors hail from the lightless, daemon-infested night world of Cthonis Ultra. They are masters of ambush, often seeming to appear from nowhere when confronting their foes.
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Nightkillers The Nightkillers are a warband of Chaos Space Marines of unknown origin. Their allegiances are to Chaos Undivided. The current disposition and composition of this warband is unknown to Imperial records.
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Nightwing The Nightwing is a warband comprised of Chaos Space Marines of the Night Lords Traitor Legion. Led by their Chaos Lord Hemek, this powerful warlord expressed a strong desire to join with Abaddon the Despoiler and his Forces of Chaos during the 13th Black Crusade. There is little other information on this obscure warband in current Imperial records.

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Oath-Broken The Oath-Broken are a faction of the Black Legion Traitor Legion comprised of those Chaos Space Marines who have failed in the service of the Legion's master, Abaddon the Despoiler. Failures and cripples, the have lost the blessings of the Ruinous Powers, therefore, their horrendous wounds won't heal or their broken bodies won't knit together with mutations.
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Oblivion Butchers The Oblivion Butchers are a warband of Chaos Space Marines that splintered from the World Eaters Traitor Legion that can trace their origins all the way back to the disaster on Skalathrax. Most recently, during the 13th Black Crusade, this warband fought alongside the monstrous Butcherhorde, a conglomeration of multiple World Eaters warbands led by the infamous Khârn the Betrayer.
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Oracles of Change The Oracles of Change is a warband of Chaos Space Marines who were originally the Loyalist Chapter known as the Lectors of Ixis but are now dedicated to the service of Tzeentch after having been corrupted during the Abyssal Crusade in M37. The Oracles are lead by the Chaos Sorcerer Amadeus Volkstein, who was once a Loyalist Librarian Epistolary known as Vanneus before being corrupted by the promise of knowledge and power offered by the Lord of Change.

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Pallid Hand The Pallid Hand is a warband or vectorium of the Death Guard Traitor Legion's 2nd Plague Company. Masters of the armoured assault, the Pallid Hand employ a greater number of Chaos Predators and Chaos Land Raiders than any other vectorium of the Death Guard.
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Poisoned Chalice The Poisoned Chalice is a splinter warband of the Death Guard Traitor Legion. The Poisoned Chalice are led by deranged groups of Foul Blightspawn and Putrifiers.
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Predator Legion The Predator Legion were once a Loyalist Chapter of Space Marines of unknown origin and Founding, known as the Serpents of Light. They were corrupted after entering the Eye of Terror in 321.M37 as part of the Imperial Abyssal Crusade.
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The Prism of Fate The Prism of Fate are a Chaos Space Marine warband of the Thousand Sons Traitor Legion. The Prism's Sorcerer]s tend to focus ever more obsessively on the diversity of deaths they can inflict upon their foes.
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Prodigal Sons The Prodigal Sons are a warband of Chaos Space Marines dedicated to the service of the Changer of Ways. The members of this warband are composed of a cabal of powerful Chaos Sorcerers who have chosen to follow the former Thousand Sons Chief Librarian Ahriman in exile out of their desire to seek out knowledge of Tzeentch.
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Prophets of the Blighted Path The Prophets of the Blighted Path are a warband of Chaos Space Marines drawn from the Word Bearers Traitor Legion who currently reside within the permanent Warp Storm, known as the Screaming Vortex, on the boundary of the Great Warp Storms that separate the Calixis Sector from the Koronus Expanse.
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Prophets of Mercury The Prophets of Mercury were once a Loyalist Chapter of Space Marines of unknown origin and Founding. They were lost after entering the Eye of Terror in 321.M37 as part of the Imperial Abyssal Crusade. It is unknown what they endured during their sojourn into the Eye, and they were declared Martyr Extremis by the Imperial Inquisition, considered to have been wiped out by the Forces of Chaos.
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Prophets of the Seven The Prophets of the Seven are a warband or vectorium of the Death Guard Traitor Legion's 4th Plague Company. They are commanded by a Death Guard Sorcerer and are one of the few Death Guard warbands which likes to enter battle amidst living carpets of Nurglings.
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Punishers The Punishers are an amalgam of warbands of Chaos Space Marines of unknown origin and Founding who have dedicated themselves to the Chaos God Slaanesh. They played a major part in unleashing the twin Punisher Wars upon the Imperium. Little else is known about them in Imperial records.
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The Purge The Purge is a Chaos Space Marine warband dedicated to the Chaos God Nurgle, the Plague Lord. They despise life in all its forms and have waged pitiless war against xenos and Mankind alike since late M36, consumed by their self-imposed quest to exterminate all living creatures.
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Putrid Choir The Putrid Choir are a warband or vectorium of the Death Guard Traitor Legion's 3rd Plague Company. Noxious Blightbringers are especially prevalent in the vectoriums of the 3rd Plague Company.
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The Pyre The Pyre is a warband of Chaos Space Marines that were formerly a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter, tasked with fighting the Forces of Chaos around the Eye of Terror, but instead became corrupted themselves and turned to the worship of Chaos.

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Ravagers The Ravagers are a warband comprised entirely of murderous Khornate Berserkers drawn from the World Eaters Traitor Legion that were active during the 930's.M41.
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The Reborn The Reborn are a warband of Chaos Space Marines of unknown origin and allegiance. They have been observed using very ancient, almost antiquated, patterns of weaponry. Imperial forces first encountered The Reborn over a thousand Terran years ago in 795.M40.
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Red Corsairs The Red Corsairs are a Renegade Chapter. They were formerly a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter known as the Astral Claws. After rebelling and being cast out by the Imperium during the Badab War, they took refuge within the Warp Rift known as the Maelstrom. They now threaten Imperial shipping and nearby Imperial worlds.
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Red Echo The thrallband of Daedophet the Red Echo, or simply the Red Echo, are one of many exiled and estranged thrallbands of Chaos Space Marines dedicated to the Chaos God Tzeentch that was originally formed by members of the Thousand Sons Traitor Legion.
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Red Heralds The Red Heralds were a warband of Chaos Space Marines of unknown origin or Founding. Little else is known about this particular warband in official Imperial records. Recently, they took part in the Cholercaust Blood Crusade sometime in M41.
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The Reflected Ones The Reflected Ones are a thrallband of the Thousand Sons Traitor Legion. The Sorcerers of the Reflected Ones view realspace as an imperfect mirroring of the Warp, and seek to scour the galaxy of its impurities by weaving world-spanning mutagenic spells. The ranks of their enemies devolve into Chaos Spawn and braying Tzaangor herds before the Thousand Sons even set foot on the battlefield.
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Relictors The Relictors are a Renegade Space Marine Chapter raised in M36 as a part of one of the 20 Chapters of the Astartes Praeses, created to guard Imperial space around the Eye of Terror. Obsessed with obtaining Chaos-tainted weapons in order to battle Chaos, they were eventually declared Excommunicate Traitoris.
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The Revelation of Gore The Revelation of Gore is a warband of Chaos Space Marines. This warband was once a Loyalist Chapter of Space Marines of unknown origin and Founding known as the Tempest Legion. They were corrupted after entering the Eye of Terror in 321.M37 as part of the Imperial Abyssal Crusade.
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Rotworm Brotherhood The Rotworm Brotherhood is a splinter warband of Plague Marines that has become independent of the Death Guard Traitor Legion's central command. This warband is led by a conclave of Death Guard Sorcerers who rebelled against the Daemon Primarch Mortarion.
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Rusted Claws The Rusted Claws is a warband or vectorium of the Death Guard Traitor Legion's 2nd Plague Company.

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The Sanctified The Sanctified are a warband of Chaos Space Marines and a splinter faction of the Word Bearers Traitor Legion, that broke away from their parent Legion at the end of the Horus Heresy. They are followers of the Blood God Khorne, which precipitated their split from the Word Bearers, who preferred to worship the Chaos Gods as a whole.
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Sanctors of Terra See entry for The Blighted Claw.
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Sanguine Sons The Sanguine Sons was a warband of Chaos Space Marines of unknown origin or Founding. Little else is known about this particular warband in official Imperial records. Recently, they took part in the Cholercaust Blood Crusade sometime in M41.
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Savage Swords The Savage Swords are a warband of Chaos Space Marines of unknown origins and Founding who have dedicated themselves to Chaos God Khorne, the Blood God. Currently, they serve the Black Legion as one of Abaddon's many warbands.
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Screaming Skulls The Screaming Skulls were a formerly Loyalist Space Marine Chapter known as the Calix Chapter, which were created during an unknown Founding and of uncertain origin. During some unknown point in history, the Calix Chapter broke their oaths of fealty to the Imperium of Man following the so-called Massacre of Ravenscar and willingly followed the Ruinous Powers into damnation.
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The Scourged The Scourged are a warband of Chaos Space Marines dedicated to the service of the Chaos God Tzeentch. They once served the Inquisition as a Loyalist Chapter known as the Seekers of Truth, who were cursed by Tzeentch to hear every lie that issued from the mouths of Mankind, driven insane by the cacophony of voices.
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The Sectai Prosperine The Sectai Prosperine are a thrallband of Chaos Space Marines dedicated to the Chaos God Tzeentch that was originally formed by members of various minor sects of the Thousand Sons Traitor Legion. They banded together in order to reap the benefits of their combined knowledge and power.
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Seekers of Truth See entry for The Scourged.
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Sensorians The Sensorians are a warband of Chaos Space Marines who serve the Prince of Pleasure, Slaanesh. There is little other information in official Imperial records in regards to this obscure Warband.
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Sentinels See entry for Corpus Brethren.
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Serpents of Light A formerly Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of unknown origin and Founding, they were corrupted after entering the Eye of Terror as a part of the Imperial Abyssal Crusade in 321.M37. When they eventually reemerged, they had become a Chaos Warband known as the Predator Legion.
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The Shadowed Ones The Shadowed Ones are a large warband comprised of Chaos Space Marines from the Alpha Legion Traitor Legion. The Shadowed Ones are led by the Chaos Lord Dynat Mal, known as "Crowbane." Though their parent Legion's loyalties are in question, the warband is thought to fight for the cause of Chaos Undivided against the Imperium.
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Shatter Corps The Shatter Corps are a Chaos Space Marine warband of the Iron Warriors Traitor Legion. They are led by the Warsmith Madrydon Drados. The Shatter Corps is known to be active in the Warp rift known as the Screaming Vortex.
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Shattered Tower The Shattered Tower was a warband of Chaos Space Marines drawn from the Iron Warriors Traitor Legion. Following their parent legion's path, they were dedicated to Chaos Undivided. It is believed that they were utterly destroyed by their gene-brothers during the Dispute of Iron.
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Shining Blades The Shining Blades are a formerly Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of unknown origin and Founding. They possessed an unshakable faith in their Chapter's abilities and convinced themselves they could not fail. Their overweening pride and hubris eventually saw them fall to the worship of Slaanesh, and they became the Chaos Warband known as the The Flawless Host.
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The Shriven The Shriven are a warband of Chaos Space Marines that are now a part of the Black Legion. They were once a Loyalist Chapter of Space Marines of unknown origin and Founding known as the Brazen Drakes. The Brazen Drakes are the first known Chapter whose Primaris Space Marine reinforcements also turned against the Imperium and went Renegade.
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Shrouded Hand The Shrouded Hand is a warband of Chaos Space Marine Chosen drawn from the Alpha Legion Traitor Legion. Other than their intervention on the world of Zharastia Jensen, little else is known about this warband in Imperial records.
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Sigilites The Sigilites were a formerly Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of unknown origin and Founding. They were corrupted after entering the Eye of Terror during the Imperial Abyssal Crusade in 321.M37. When they eventually re-emerged, they had changed into the Chaos warband known as the Malefactors.
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Silver Guards The Silver Guards are a Renegade Chapter of Space Marines who were once loyal to the Imperium of Man. They became corrupted by the Ruinous Powers when they were sent to quell a large insurrection sometime in M34.
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The Silver Sons The Silver Sons are a Chaos Space Marine warband that was formed by members of the Thousand Sons Traitor Legion who were exiled by their Daemon Primarch Magnus the Red for aiding in the disastrous sorcerous ritual called the Rubric of Ahriman.
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Six-Cursed The Six-Cursed is a thrallband of the Thousand Sons Traitor Legion commanded by the Sorcerer Mordant Hex.
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Skull Takers of Hans Kho'ren The Skull Takers of Hans Kho'ren are a warband of Chaos Space Marines drawn from the World Eaters Traitor Legion. The corrupted Astartes of the warband are all Khornate Berserkers. This warband is led by the infamous Chaos Lord Hans Kho'ren.
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Skulltakers The Skulltakers are an infamous Khornate Warband of Chaos Space Marines. They were a formerly Loyalist Space Marine Chapter known as the Bersekers of Kharadon. They disappeared in 153.M34 to 184.M39. When they reemerged five millennia later, they had become corrupted by the Blood God Khorne, becoming the Chaos Warband known as the Skulltakers.
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Skyrar's Dark Wolves Skyrar's Dark Wolves are an infamous Chaos Space Marine Warband that are a possible splinter faction of formerly Loyalist Space Wolves Marines who turned to the Dark Gods. They were first sighted by Imperial forces operating in the Fenris Sector.
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Slaughterkin The Slaughterkin were a warband of Chaos Space Marines dedicated to the service of the Blood God Khorne led by the Chaos Lord Mahaur the Harvester.
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Smogrot Brotherhood The Smogrot Brotherhood is a warband or vectorium of the Death Guard Traitor Legion's 5th Plague Company. The enduring popularity of Foetid Bloat-drones with the Death Guard Lords ensures that they are ferried in great numbers to the war zones in which they fight, and deployed in swarms that darken the skies.
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Sons of the Cyclops The Sons of the Cyclops are a special formation of Chaos Space Marines found within the Black Legion who are wholly dedicated to the service of Tzeentch. The Sons of the Cyclops are the smallest of the formations dedicated to a single Chaos God within the Black Legion.
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Sons of Damnation The Sons of Damnation are a notorious Chaos Terminator Squad of the Foresworn, a large force of Chaos Space Marines comprised of the Word Bearers Traitor Legion.
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Sons of Gideon The Sons of Gideon were a formerly Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of unknown origin and Founding. They were driven insane by mutated gene-seed. The Crimson Fists Chapter wiped out their home world of Gideon IV, with the exception of their 3rd Company, which proceeded to butcher their way through 4 billion citizens of the Solar System.
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Sons of Hate The Sons of Hate are a Renegade warband of Chaos Space Marines of unknown origin and Founding. They are known to have laid claim to the contested world of Brigannion Four, which lies just outside the Eye of Terror, close to the stable warp route known as the Cadian Gate.
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Sons of Malice The Sons of Malice are a formerly Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of unknown origin and Founding, created as one of the 20 Chapters of the Astartes Praeses, and charged with defending Imperial world near the Eye of Terror. They eventually turned to the worship of the Renegade Chaos God Malice, and were declared Excommunicate Traitoris.
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Sons of Midnight The Sons of Midnight were a formerly Loyalist Space Marine Chapter known as the Star Gryphons. They were corrupted after entering the Eye of Terror during the Imperial Abyssal Crusade in 321.M37.
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Sons of Slaughter The Sons of Slaughter are a warband of Chaos Space Marines that splintered from the World Eaters Traitor Legion. They fought in the 13th Black Crusade as a part of the massive Butcherhorde, led by Khârn the Betrayer.
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Sons of Sorrow The Sons of Sorrow is a warband or vectorium of the Death Guard Traitor Legion's 7th Plague Company. The infamous Plague Surgeon Nauseous Rotbone was once a member of the Sons of Sorrow vectorium before he was elevated to command rank by the Daemon Primarch Mortarion.
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Sons of Ulthunas The Sons of Ulthunas were a formerly Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of unknown origin and Founding. They rebelled against the Imperium of Man during the Ganymethian Betrayal, and fell to the worship of Slaanesh, becoming the Chaos Warband the Angels of Ecstasy.
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Sons of Vengeance The Sons of Vengeance are a Renegade Chapter of Chaos Space Marines who turned to the service of the Ruinous Powers during the Obscuran Uprisings which ravaged the Segmentum Obscurus during M34.
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Sons of the Eye The Sons of the Eye were a large warband of Chaos Space Marines dedicated to Chaos Undivided. The Sons of the Eye were a splinter warband of the Black Legion that was founded and commanded by the infamous Chaos Lord Drecarth the Sightless. They were wiped out by Abaddon the Despoiler during the 6th Black Crusade in 901.M36.
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Sons of the Maggot The Sons of the Maggot is a warband or vectorium of the Death Guard Traitor Legion's 5th Plague Company. The enduring popularity of Foetid Bloat-drones with the Death Guard's Lords ensures that they are ferried in great numbers to the war zones in which they fight, and deployed in swarms that darken the skies.
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Soul Drinkers The Soul Drinkers were a formerly Loyalist Space Marine Chapter supposedly created from the lineage of the Imperial Fists during the Second Founding. They were eventually declared Excommunicate Traitoris by the Inquisition sometime in late M41 due to a dispute over an ancient Chapter relic, as well as extremely high levels of mutation and obvious corruption by Chaos.
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Spears of Olympus See entry for Bloodlords.
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Star Gryphons The Star Gryphons were once a Loyalist Chapter of Space Marines of unknown origin and Founding. They were corrupted after entering the Eye of Terror in 321.M37 as part of the Imperial Abyssal Crusade. It is unknown what they endured during their sojourn into the Eye, but by the time they made their way back into realspace, they had become the warband of Chaos Space Marines known as the Sons of Midnight.
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Steel Brethren The Steel Brethren, also known as the Steel Brotherhood, are a warband of Chaos Space Marines drawn from the Iron Warriors Traitor Legion. They have been noted to make extensive use of gunship transports and Drop Pods in their planetary assaults. The Steel Brethren, like all warbands of the Iron Warriors, possess extraordinary skill and experience in siege warfare. The Steel Brethren, when away from the Iron Warriors' Daemon World of Medrengard, operate from the Chaos Cruiser identified as the Ferrum Invictus.
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Steel Cobras The Steel Cobras were a formerly Loyalist Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes whose blasphemous worship of the Emperor of Mankind as an animal totem prompted a puritanical Crusade against them by the Ecclesiarchy, led by a particularly bombastic Cardinal. Faced with such an assault by the Imperium, the Steel Cobras turned to the service of Chaos to gain the power needed to defend themselves. They are known to have established a base of operations deep beneath the ammonia seas of the frigid world of Tukaroe VII. Although the Imperium is aware of these Renegades' existence, nothing short of an invasion by an entire Loyalist Space Marine Chapter is considered likely to dislodge them from their fortified seabed bunkers. The only other option is to perform an Exterminatus on the planet, a fate that may still befall Tukaroe VII should the Adeptus Astartes refuse to assault their wayward kin.
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Steel Heart The Steel Heart is a Chaos Space Marine Renegade Chapter that was wiped out in 801.M41 when the Eldar Craftworld Lugganath attacked their stronghold. This headquarters is known to have been located somewhere in the western quadrant of the Segmentum Obscurus. Nothing else is currently known about this Renegade Chapter in Imperial records.
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Suppurant Sting The Suppurant Sting is a warband or vectorium of the Death Guard Traitor Legion's 5th Plague Company. The enduring popularity of Foetid Bloat-drones with the Traitor Legion's Death Guard Lords ensures that they are ferried in great numbers to the war zones in which the Death Guard fight, and deployed in swarms that darken the skies. This is especially true in the vectoriums of the 5th Plague Company, with warbands such as the Sons of the Maggot, the Suppurant Sting, and the Smogrot Brotherhood fielding great numbers of Foetid Bloat-drones in varying pack strengths and configurations.
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Swords of Khargoth The Swords of Khargoth are a warband of Chaos Space Marines who were formerly Loyalist Astartes of the Swords of Praesium Chapter. Descended from two once-loyal companies of those Space Marines, these Astartes turned to the service of Chaos out of desperation after being trapped on the world of Acropolis Vega within a Warp Storm for 70 Terran years.

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The Tainted The Tainted are a large warband of Chaos Space Marines drawn from the Death Guard Traitor Legion. The Tainted supplement their numbers on the battlefield with a large number of disease-ridden Chaos Spawn called "Plague Spawn," mutated Plague Ogryns and other horribly mutated beasts who are collectively known as the "Rotted Circus".
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Tainted Lung The Tainted Lung is a warband or vectorium of the Death Guard Traitor Legion's 2nd Plague Company.
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Tainted Sons The Tainted Sons are a warband or vectorium of the Death Guard Traitor Legion. One of the most feared vectoriums of the Death Guard, the Tainted Sons earned the favour of Mortarion himself while fighting alongside him during the endless campaigns within the Eye of Terror.
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Talons of Anathrax The Talons of Anathrax are a warband of Chaos Space Marines that were once a Loyalist Chapter of Space Marines of unknown origin and Founding, known as the Argent Hammers. They were corrupted after entering the Eye of Terror during the Imperial Abyssal Crusade in 321.M37.
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Tempest Legion The Tempest Legion were once a Loyalist Chapter of Space Marines of unknown origin and Founding. They were corrupted after entering the Eye of Terror during the Imperial Abyssal Crusade in 321.M37. When the re-emerged into Realspace, they had become the Chaos Warband The Revelation of Gore.
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The Tenebrae The Tenebrae are a warband of Chaos Space Marines of unknown origin, Founding and allegiance. They fell to the service of Chaos in the centuries following the end of the Horus Heresy and are a rare band of Heretic Astartes that still maintains several Fellblades in active service.
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Terror Lords The Terror Lords are a Chaos Space Marine warband of unknown origins and Founding. Nothing is known about the warband except for their involvement in the Fulcrum Conspiracy.
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Thralls of Magnus The Thralls of Magnus are a thrallband of the Thousand Sons Traitor Legion. The Thralls of Magnus are the largest and most powerful sect of the Cult of Scheming, and have been since shortly after the Legion's fall. Many rival sects have sought to dethrone them, only to succumb to impossibly intricate traps and plots. The same inescapable fate has befallen countless Imperial and xenos worlds.
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Thunder Barons The Thunder Barons are a Renegade Chapter of Chaos Space Marines of unknown origin. Formerly a Loyalist Chapter of Astartes, they eventually spat on their oaths to the Emperor of Mankind and instead swore their allegiance to the Blood God Khorne.
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Tiger Claws The Tiger Claws were a formerly Loyalist Space Marine Chapter supposedly created during the 21st Founding, the so-called 'Cursed' Founding. They were declared lost in 280.M40, until a lone Strike Cruiser emerged from the Warp in 680.M41. They were eventually absorbed by their parent Chapter, the Astral Claws and took part in the Badab War.
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The Tizcan Host The Tizcan Host is a thrallband of Chaos Space Marines dedicated to the Chaos God Tzeentch that was originally formed by members of various minor sects of the Thousand Sons Traitor Legion. The Tizcan Host is known for its shared delusion of believing themselves to be reborn avenging angels.
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The Tormented The Tormented are a formation of Possessed Chaos Space Marines of the Black Legion Traitor Legion who willingly invite Daemons to possess their bodies as a means to achieving power.
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True Sons The True Sons are a large splinter warband of Chaos Space Marines that formerly belonged to the Sons of Horus and are dedicated to Chaos Undivided. They believe themselves to be the true inheritors of their slain Primarch Horus, and cover their armour in profane symbols of the Eye of Horus.
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Twisted Blades The Twisted Blades are a warband of Chaos Space Marines. They were once a Loyalist Chapter of Space Marines of unknown origin and Founding, known as the Graven Fists. They were corrupted after entering the Eye of Terror in 321.M37 as part of the Imperial Abyssal Crusade.

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The Unhallowed The Unhallowed are a warband of Chaos Space Marines. They were once a Loyalist Chapter of Space Marines of unknown origin and Founding, known as the Invictors. They were corrupted after entering the Eye of Terror in 321.M37 as part of the Imperial Abyssal Crusade.

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Vectors of Pox The Vectors of Pox are a warband of Chaos Space Marines that were once a part of the Loyalist Chapter of Space Marines known as the Doom Legion. They became corrupted by the Ruinous Powers when they deployed six of their Chapter's ten companies into the Eye of Terror as a part of the Imperial Abyssal Crusade in 321.M37.
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Vengeance Chapter The Vengeance Chapter are a formerly Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of unknown origin and Founding that became corrupted by Chaos following their deployment into the Eye of Terror as a part of the Imperial Abyssal Crusade in 321.M37. When they re-emerged they had become the Chaos Warband known as The Flylords.
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Venom Thorns The Venom Thorns are a Renegade Space Marine Chapter of unknown Founding that is a Successor Chapter of the Imperial Fists. Nothing much is known about this Chapter, other than at the end of their crusade in the Eastern Fringes the surviving Space Marines of the Venom Thorns settled the world of Xanatar unsanctioned, refusing to give this world back to Imperial Forces.
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Violators The Violators are a warband of Chaos Space Marines that are dedicated to the Chaos God Slaanesh, the Prince of Pleasure. The mutated bodies of these Chaos Space Marines are treated as personal temples to the Prince of Chaos, whom it is said looks very favourably upon these corrupted Astartes.
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Voidrippers The Voidrippers are a warband of Chaos Space Marines dedicated to the Blood God Khorne that plague the Caligari Sector of the Segmentum Tempestus.
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Warband of Sektoth The Warband of Sektoth is a splinter warband of the Thousand Sons Traitor Legion that was founded and commanded by the infamous Chaos Sorcerer Sektoth the False Whisper. This warband is active in the Calixis Sector and the Screaming Vortex.
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Warp Gheists The Warp Gheists are one of the many exiled and estranged thrallbands of Chaos Space Marines dedicated to the Chaos God Tzeentch that was originally formed by members of various minor sects of the Thousand Sons Traitor Legion. These sects were exiled by their Daemon Primarch Magnus the Red following the casting of the disastrous sorcerous ritual known as the Rubric of Ahriman.
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Warp Ghosts The Warp Ghosts are a Renegade Chapter of Chaos Space Marines of unknown origin and Founding, whose survivors now serve Chaos Undivided. Recently the Warp Ghosts have allied themselves with Abaddon's 13th Black Crusade.
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Warriors of Aggannor The Warriors of Aggannor are a warband of Chaos Space Marines composed of an amalgam of warriors from multiple Chaos Space Marine warbands from the Night Lords and Word Bearers Traitor Legions who have sworn allegiance to the Chaos Lord Aggannor.
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Warriors of Mayhem The Warriors of Mayhem are a warband of Chaos Space Marines of unknown origin and allegiance. This warband was first sighted by Imperial forces in 925.M41.
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Weeping Legion The Weeping Legion is a warband or vectorium of the Death Guard Traitor Legion's 5th Plague Company. The Weeping Legion are heavily supported by foul Daemon Engines that they daub with gobbets of their polluted vitae.
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Wolf Brothers The Wolf Brothers were the only known Second Founding Successor Chapter of Space Marines created from the feral Space Wolves. Due to genetic instability and mutation, they were wiped out by their progenitors, with only a few escaping to 'salvation' in the Eye of Terror.
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Wolves of Horus The Wolves of Horus are a large splinter warband of Chaos Space Marines that formerly belonged to the Black Legion and are dedicated to Chaos Undivided.
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The Wrath The Wrath are a Khorne Daemonkin warband that bring butchery to an unimaginable scale. Even in such murderous haunts as Commorragh and the Eye of Terror, these Daemonkin are whispered of with awe.
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Wrathful Dead The Wrathful Dead are a warband of Chaos Space Marines that splintered from the World Eaters Traitor Legion. Most recently, during the 13th Black Crusade, this warband fought alongside the monstrous Butcherhorde, led by the infamous Khârn the Betrayer.

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See Also

Sources

These are only select sources; please see each Chaos Space Marine warband's or Renegade Chapter's individual page for a complete and more accurate listing.

  • Battle Mission (2010)
  • Black Crusade: Core Rulebook (RPG)
  • Black Crusade: Traitor's Hate (Campaign Supplement) (7th Edition)
  • Black Legion - A Codex: Chaos Space Marines Supplement (6th Edition)
  • Codex Heretic Astartes - Chaos Space Marines (8th Edition), pp. 15-17, 28, 33, 48, 50-53
  • Codex Heretic Astartes - Death Guard (8th Edition), pp. 16, 20-21, 50, 53-54
  • Codex: Chaos Space Marines (6th Edition)
  • Codex: Chaos Space Marines (4th Edition)
  • Codex: Eye of Terror (3rd Edition)
  • Codex: Tyranids (8th Edition), pg. 29
  • Crimson Slaughter - A Codex: Chaos Space Marine Supplement (6th Edition), pp. 30-31
  • Dark Imperium (Novel) by Guy Haley, Chapter 6
  • Dark Imperium (Game), Death Guard Booklet, "Death Guard Vectoriums," pp. 12-13
  • Deathwatch: First Founding (RPG)
  • Gathering Storm - Part Three - Rise of the Primarch (7th Edition), pp. 41-47
  • Hive of the Dead (Adventure Book Supplement) by C.Z. Dunn
  • The Horus Heresy - Book One - Betrayal (Forge World Series) by Alan Bligh
  • Imperial Armour Aeronautica, pp. 76-84
  • Imperial Armour - Volume Two - War Machines of the Adeptus Astartes (Second Edition), pg. 17
  • Imperial Armour Volume Seven - The Siege of Vraks - Part Three, pp. 14, 142-143
  • Imperial Armour - Volume Thirteen - War Machines of the Lost and the Damned,  pp. 23-25, 33, 58
  • Index Astartes I
  • Index Astartes II
  • Index Astartes III
  • Index Astartes IV
  • Index Chaostica Volume One
  • Realms of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness (1st Edition)
  • Realms of Chaos: The Lost and the Damned (1st Edition)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Rulebook (8th Edition), pp. 161, 164-165
  • War Zone: Fenris - Wrath of Magnus (7th Edition)
  • The Chapter's Due (Novel) by Graham McNeill
  • Dead Sky, Black Sun (Novel) by Graham McNeill
  • Heroes of the Space Marines (Anthology), "The Skull Harvest", (Short Story) by Graham McNeill
  • Hammer and Bolter Magazine #19, "Irixia" (Short Story) by Ben Counter
  • Calgar's Fury (Novel) by Paul Kearny
  • The Legion of the Damned (Novel) by Rob Sanders
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (Video Game)
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