Charnel Guard

Charnel Guard
Battle Cry Unknown
Founding Third Founding
Successors of Blood Angels
Successor Chapters None
Chapter Master Unknown
Primarch Unknown
Homeworld Fleet Based
Strength Critical
Specialty Unknown
Allegiance Imperium
Colours Unknown

Another Space Marine Chapter that has no info. YET they have been involved in a few things. Somehow no one has taken a photograph of them or even talked to their cousins. They also sound cooler than other chapters. To start off, they utilize stasis pods when they're not out killing heretics. It makes sense; your skills do not need to be maintained if you are in stasis nor do you need to be fed and whatnot. Huge cost savings on ammo and everything. Not only that, but since they are a Third Founding Chapter they still have some cool Heresy Era tech that is rare or non-existent in the 41st Millennium. They are known to have three Fellblades and a lot of Fire Raptors.

As of Devastation of Baal, they are said to be almost destroyed. But it is assumed they got some reinforcements with Primaris Marines.

Obliquely featured in the Inquisitor Carrow fan-fiction series, a Warhammer 40k/Harry Potter crossover. Which shouldn't work, but somehow does.


  • Great Malagantine Purge - As stated.
  • Messallas Purgation Campaign - Their biggest claim to fame.
  • Angevin Crusade - This resulted in the creation of the Calixis Sector.
  • Maelstrom Warders - Bundled up with a few other chapters to watch the Maelstorm. They were then sent on a crusade.
  • Strato-Keeps of Keziah's Moon - They used more of their forces in this event than they had in the last three thousand years.
  • Devastation of Baal - Took very heavy casualties in the battle and are said to be almost destroyed.
Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes
First Founding (M29): Blood Angels - Dark Angels - Imperial Fists - Iron Hands - Raven Guard
Salamanders - Space Wolves - Ultramarines - White Scars
Second Founding (021.M31): Angels of Absolution - Angels Encarmine - Angels Porphyr - Angels of Redemption
Angels Sanguine - Angels of Vengeance - Angels Vermillion - Aurora Chapter - Black Consuls
Black Guard - Black Templars - Blood Drinkers - Brazen Claws - Crimson Fists - Destroyers
Doom Eagles - Eagle Warriors - Excoriators - Fists Exemplar - Flesh Tearers
Genesis Chapter - Inceptors - Iron Snakes - Libators - Lions Sable - Marauders - Mortifactors
Nemesis - Novamarines - Obsidian Glaives - Patriarchs of Ulixis - Praetors of Orpheus
Rampagers - Raptors - Red Talons - Revilers - Silver Eagles - Silver Skulls - Soul Drinkers
Storm Lords - White Consuls - Wolf Brothers
Third to Twelfth Founding
Astral Claws - Charnel Guard - Dark Paladins - Executioners - Flesh Eaters - Halo Brethren
Howling Griffons - Iron Knights - Mantis Warriors - Marines Malevolent - Night Swords
Sable Swords (initial) - Scythes of the Emperor - Space Sharks - Sons of Guilliman
Thirteenth Founding (M35): Death Spectres - Exorcists
Fourteenth to Twentieth Founding: Angels of Fire - Celebrants
Twenty-First Founding
Black Dragons - Blood Gorgons - Fire Hawks
Flame Falcons - Lamenters - Minotaurs - Sons of Antaeus
Twenty-Second to
Twenty-Sixth Founding (M35-M41):
Angels of Vigilance - Celestial Lions - Dark Hunters - Disciples of Caliban - Emperor's Spears
Fire Angels - Imperial Harbingers - Iron Lords - Knights of the Raven - Marines Errant
Mentors - Fire Claws/Relictors - Star Phantoms - Steel Cobras - Subjugators
Ultima Founding
Angels of Defiance - Blades of Vengeance - Castellans of the Rift - Fulminators
Knights Cerulean - Knights of the Chalice - Knights of Thunder - Necropolis Hawks
Nemesors - Praetors of Ultramar - Rift Stalkers - Silver Drakes - Silver Templars
Sons of the Phoenix - Storm Reapers - Umbral Knights - Unnumbered Sons
Valiant Blades - Void Tridents - Wolfspear
Unknown Founding: Absolvers - Accipiters - Adulators - Angel Guard - Angels Eradicant - Astral Knights
Blood Ravens - Blood Swords - Brothers Penitent - Crimson Castellans - Crimson Consuls
Crimson Scythes - Dark Hands - Dark Sons - Death Eagles - Fire Lords - Guardians of the Covenant
Graven Spectres - Hammers of Dorn - Harbingers - Hawk Lords - Invaders - Iron Talons - Jade Dragons
Knights of Blood - Knights Unyielding - Marines Exemplar - Night Watch - Rainbow Warriors
Reclaimers - Red Hunters - Red Scorpions - Sable Swords (refounded) - Solar Hawks
Sons of Orar - Star Dragons - Storm Giants - Storm Wardens - Valedictors - Viper Legion - Vorpal Swords
Unsanctioned Founding: Consecrators - Sons of Medusa - Steel Confessors
Others: Adeptus Custodes - Astartes Praeses - Deathwatch - Grey Knights