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The Solar Hawks is a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter and a rare Successor Chapter of the White Scars, raised during an unknown Founding, but the Chapter dates back to at least the 35th Millennium.

Almost nothing is known about this Chapter in Imperial records save for its participation alongside its parent Chapter in the campaign known as the Blackfist Scalping.

Sharing their forefather's battle lust and aggressive style of lightning warfare, the Solar Hawks are notable for being aggressive and noble.

The Astartes of this Chapter embody all that is best in the sons of Jaghatai Khan and honour their progenitor by either painting a shoulder guard or gauntlet white.

As their name suggests, they field an especially large number of airborne assets, regularly deploying whole wings of Stormtalons or Stormravens into battle.

Chapter History

Solar Hawks Colour Scheme

Solar Hawks Chapter Colour Scheme as displayed by a Firstborn Space Marine.

Notable Campaigns

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Solar Hawks Chapter Colour Scheme as displayed by a Primaris Marine. In the Solar Hawks, the colour of the squad markings indicate company.

  • Blackfist Scalping (882.M41) - In 882.M41, the White Scars joined forces with two of their Successor Chapters -- the Solar Hawks and the Storm Lords -- to combat the Ork WAAAGH! Blackfist on the Agri-World of Lycelle. Competition between the three Chapters was fierce, with each trying to outdo the battlefield deeds of the others in the name of their Primarch Jaghatai Khan.

Deathwatch Service

Deathwatch Librarians are selected primarily from members of three Space Marine Chapters -- the Blood Angels, the Blood Ravens and the Solar Hawks, due to the large numbers of psychically-gifted Battle-Brothers found among these Chapters.

Chapter Appearance

Chapter Colours

The Solar Hawks' Chapter colours are sunburst yellow with a golden Aquila or Imperialis on the breastplate. The entire left arm is white, in honour of their parent Chapter's original colours.

The squad specialty symbol -- battleline, close support, fire support, Veteran or command -- is indicated on the right shoulder guard whilst the Chapter iconography is painted on the left shoulder guard.

Squad designation is indicated by a black High Gothic numeral stenciled in the centre of the squad specialty symbol, and the colour of the squad markings indicates the Astartes' company.

Chapter Badge

The Solar Hawks' Chapter badge is a red hawk's head wearing a black hood, centred on a field of white.

Sources

  • Codex Adeptus Astartes - Deathwatch (8th Edition), pg. 31
  • Codex Adeptus Astartes - Space Marines (8th Edition), pg. 35
  • Codex: Space Marines (8th Edition) (Revised Codex), pg. 41
  • Codex: Space Marines (7th Edition) (Digital Edition), pg. 137
  • Codex: Space Marines (6th Edition), pg. 38

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