Charnel Guard

Charnel Guard
Charnel Guard Chapter Icon3.jpg
Battle Cry Unknown
Founding Third Founding
Successors of Blood Angels
Successor Chapters None
Chapter Master Unknown
Primarch Sanguinius
Homeworld Fleet Based
Strength Critical
Specialty Sector-wide scouring actions, discretion.
Allegiance Imperium
Colours Wine and Black
Among what few information we have on this chapter, the only depiction of their colors and heraldry comes from this extremely rare Fellblade of all things.
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. They also have a minor geneseed deviation which causes them to have unusually elongated canines, even by Blood Angel successor standards.

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.


  • War of The False Primarch - One of a few chapters that got their purging on with the Space Sharks, Flesh Eaters, Red Talons and the Death Eagles (Pentarchy of Blood). This war was extremely secretive to the point that the only thing we know about it is that the Pentarchy destroyed eleven other Space Marine chapters deemed heretics.
  • Great Malagantine Purge - The Chapter is once more put into a taskforce collectively termed the Manus Irae for another secretive campaign spanning the entire Malagant sector. This time it includes the Silver Skulls, Fire Hawks and two other chapters whose name remained unknown. Apparently the High Lords of Terra wanted to set an example, and thus when the Chapters get rolling, genocide ensues.
  • Messallas Purgation Campaign - As stated. Notable beacause they used one of their Fellblades.
  • 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 fought alongside them for a while, but then were sent to the southernmost edge of the galaxy on the Thanatos crusade. This means they missed all the fun in the Badab War.
  • Strato-Keeps of Keziah's Moon - The Forge Moon of Keziah, located in the strategically vital Agathon System, falls into an unnatural eclipse driving the population to murder and madness in an endless night of horror (beacause of course it does). The dread forces of the Tenebrae and the Company of Misery keep kicking the asses of the Imperial Guard and Inquisition until the Goth alliance of the Charnel Guard and the Adepta Sororitas of the Black Sepulchre arrive to get shit done. They manage to keep the Chaos forces at bay until reinforcements from the Angels Porphyr, Storm Lords, Iron Hands and the Mechanicus arrive. Once the Heretics were outnumbered, it was only a matter of time until they got expelled from the moon after a series of tank battles and Zone Mortalis engagements. The Charnel Guard 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, among which was included their Battle Barge "Invictrix", 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 - Angels Revenant - 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 - Avenging Sons - 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 - 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 - The Nameless
Night Watch - Rainbow Warriors - Reclaimers - Red Hunters - Red Scorpions - Red Seraphs
Sable Swords (refounded) - Solar Hawks - Sons of Orar - Star Dragons - Stormwatchers
Storm Giants - Storm Wardens - Valedictors - Viper Legion - Vorpal Swords (and the Judged)
Unsanctioned Founding: Consecrators - Sons of Medusa - Steel Confessors
Others: Adeptus Custodes - Astartes Praeses - Deathwatch - Grey Knights