Hawk Lords

Hawk Lords
Hawk Lords Heraldry.jpg
Battle Cry Unknown
Founding Unknown
Successors of Raven Guard or Ultramarines
Successor Chapters Unknown
Chapter Master Unknown
Primarch Corvus Corax or Roboute Guilliman
Homeworld Preyspire
Specialty Fucking Shit up With Thunderhawks
Allegiance Imperium
Colours Purple with Gray Aquila and Gold Heraldry

"Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart."

– Manfred von Richthofen, The Red Baron

A Space Marine Chapter of an Unknown Founding, the Hawk Lords are a pretty cool chapter. Instead of using Drop Pods like normal Space Marines, they instead go for the more hands-on approach of flying their troops in on Thunderhawk Gunships. When their ground forces don't work they send in entire squadrons of Stormtalons. Besides their extreme boners for airships, they have accomplished making better Jump Packs. Their so-called Hawk Wings are apparently powerful enough to the point where a Devastator Marine can use it. Why these guys don't get more lore is a mystery.

Origin ControversyEdit

For whatever reason (mostly writers being lazy and/or not checking consistency) multiple books are giving different Legion origins for the Hawk Lords. On one hand, their heraldry and use of Thunderhawks instead of Drop Pods do lean towards Raven Guard. On the other hand, they are a Codex compliant chapter. That and the fact that like other Ultramarine successor chapters (Aurora Chapter and Nemesis chapter for example) taking their names from their legion chapters, the 21st chapter of the Ultramarines Legion was known as The Hawks. But we don't know. They could be a Dark Angels chapter seeing as the call their air unit the Talon Wing. Thanks GeeDubs.

Notable MembersEdit

Atherias: A battle-brother of the Hawk Lords before becoming one of the founding members of the Deathwatch


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 - 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