Warhammer 40k - Adeptus Astartes / Space Marines
The Space Marines / Adeptus Astartes are an Imperial faction in Warhammer 40k, produced by Games Workshop, and are the God Emperor’s elite troops.
The Adeptus Astartes are genetically engineered superhuman warriors. Towering above normal humans and equipped with some of the finest arms and armour the Imperium can provide to combat the ever-encroaching darkness in Warhammer 40k.
As an army Space Marines are durable in their power armour, wield fearsome firepower with tactical flexibility of their units able to fill multiple roles on the battlefield. They also have some of the most potent close combat units in the game truly bringing the might of the Emperors finest warriors against any threat to the empire.
Divided into chapters of up to 1000 individuals each, these groups of Space Marines have their own recruitment policies and strategic preferences. From the Dark Angel’s aggressive use of plasma weaponry and specialised companies, to the Space Wolves fearsome close combat prowess.
The SpaceMarine chapters are distinctive with their own lore and backstory going back over 10,000 years. The first founding chapters were forged using the genetics of their gene fathers the Primarchs. The Primarchs being the gene wrought demi-gods, the emperor’s own sons.
The loyalist first founding chapters are as follows:
The first legion - Dark Angels, Primarch: Lion El’ Johnson.
The Fifth Legion - White Scars, Primarch: Jaghatai Khan.
The Sixth Legion - Space Wolves, Primarch: Leman Russ.
The Seventh Legion - Imperial Fists, Primarch: Rogal Dorn.
The Ninth Legion - Blood Angels, Primarch: Sanguinius.
The Tenth Legion - Iron Hands, Primarch: Ferrus Manus.
The Thirteenth Legion - Ultramarines, Primarch: Roboute Guilliman.
The Eighteenth Legion - Salamanders, Primarch: Vulkan.
The Nineteenth Legion - Raven Guard, Primarch: Corvus Corax.
Create your space marine force from the might of one of these legions. Try a second founding Chapter, which were forged as reinforcements to the broken remains of many of these legions from the Horus Heresy. Or create your own chapter with your own custom paint scheme and back story.