Warhammer 40k - Chaos Space Marines
Chaos Space Marines / Heretic Astartes are a Chaos faction in Warhammer 40k, produced by Games Workshop, originally loyal legions of Spacemarines they were corrupted and betrayed the Imperium over 10,000 years ago.
After the death of Warmaster Horus, the remnants of the Traitor legions escaped into the warp, Abaddon the despoiler Horus’s second in command rallied many of the legions together for Black Crusades, each time devastating the Imperium of man striking from the warp with unknown goals.
Many Traitor legions worshipped the 4 major Chaos gods, however the Black Legion, Red Corsairs and Iron warriors, for example, worshiped Chaos undivided allowing them to utilise the warping powers of chaos without being controlled by any one god.
The Chaos Spacemarines’ appear out of nowhere, with dark machines blended with Daemon souls. Allowing them to wreak untold havoc among the star. They are a serious threat to the Galaxy, when a Black crusade gathers, the Imperium trembles.