The Ultramarines are the most honoured of all the Space Marine Chapters, and were almost single-handedly responsible for holding the Imperium together after the Horus Heresy. Highly disciplined and selfless warriors, the Ultramarines have remained true to the teachings of their Primarch Roboute Guilliman for 10,000 years.
The peerless tactical acumen of Ultramarine leaders causes them to be inspirational figures not only to their own, but even those outside their Chapter. Whenever the enemies of Mankind threaten the Imperium, the Ultramarines stand ready to face them.
One of the oldest and proudest of all Space Marine Chapters, the Blood Angels are well known for their bloodthirsty zeal, favouring close combat and the use of jump packs. Though deeply marred by a curse that drives them to death and madness, they continue to smash the Imperium’s foes, compiling a battle history second to none.
The Dark Angels were the first Legion created by the Emperor, and are considered among the most powerful and secretive of all the loyalist Space Marine Chapters. They are viewed suspiciously by many in the Imperium, who claim that the Dark Angels follow their own clandestine agenda. Dark Angel organization differs from the practices used by many other chapters as laid out in the Codex Astartes. Elite formations such as the Deathwing Terminators and Ravenwing Bikers make up their Chapter’s first and second companies.
Space Wolves, or the “Wolves of Fenris” as they are referred to in their home dialect, are renowned for their anti-authoritarian ways and embrace of savage barbarian culture. Courageous to the extreme, each Space Wolf strives to perform great deeds on the battlefield worthy of song. Masters of the ferocious assault, their leaders are amongst the most feared and respected warriors of the 41st millennium. With boltgun and frost axe, Space Wolves slay the beasts of the void and destroy the deadliest agents of evil.
The Imperial Fists stand as the steadfast defenders of the Imperium and the Emperor’s unwavering shield; since their founding they have been the bulwark against which the armies of traitors and aliens have shattered. These paragons of the principles of the Codex Astartes excel at all aspects of warfare, but show a particular talent for siegecraft.