The Legio Astorum (also known as the Warp Runners) is a Titan Legion based on the Forgeworld Lucius in the Segmentum Obscurus. They are known to have been active since, at least, the Great Crusade and fought on the Loyalist side during the Horus Heresy.
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The Legio Astorum are the only Legio with god-machines that can be teleported straight into battle. This is a point of pride of Lucians and the matter of envy of other Legio.
The Great Crusade
During the middle years of the Great Crusade, forces of the Legio Astorum fought on Kamenka Troika alongside with forces from the Thousand Sons Legiones Astartes and the PanPac Eugenians of the Imperial Army against a huge force of Orks. This task was issued by the Emperor himself, and proved a difficult one for all involved. The campaign took two years to complete and caused significant Imperial casualties, including almost an entire Fellowship of the Thousand Sons and the entirety of the Legio Astorum detatchment.[1a]
In the aftermath of the campaign, the Thousand Sons decided to honour the Legio Astorum by recovering the wreck of the last Astorum Titan to fall, Canis Vertex, repairing and transporting her to Prospero to mount upon the pyramid of the Pyrae Cult. Canis Vertex would walk once more around a century later, during the Burning of Prospero.[1b]
The Horus Heresy
13th Black Crusade
During the 13th Black Crusade the Warp Runners supplied forces in the defense of Cadia. They fought alongside the Howling Griffons and the Drookian Fen Guard on Amistel Majoris against Plague Marines of the Death Guard. The fighting devolved into brutal trench warfare.
Other campaigns and battles
- Varr Harax — Princeps Senoris during the Horus Heresy.
- Rand Drauca — Reaver Titan Princeps Praetorian
- Kask — first Princeps of Fortunata Imperiatrix
- Talon — Princeps of Fortunata Imperiatrix, over 100 kills
- Silberman - Princeps of Fortunata Imperiatrix, shot by a sniper
- Marnoc - Princeps of Fortunata Imperiatrix on Tallarn, successor of Silberman
- Toal — Moderatus of Fortunata Imperiatrix on Tallarn
- Hazan — Moderatus of Fortunata Imperiatrix on Tallarn
- Warden — Moderatus of Fortunata Imperiatrix on Tallarn
- Kurtz — a Warhound Princeps on Tallarn
- Magna Bellifica — Imperator Titan — Fought at the Battle of Beta-Garmon.
- Canis Vertex — Warlord Titan
- Terribilis Vindicta — Warlord Titan — part of Battlegroup Praxes; fought in the Purging of Contqual[5a]
- Meritus Castigatio — Warlord Titan — part of Battlegroup Praxes; fought in the Purging of Contqual[5b]
- Ferus Arma — Warhound Titan — part of Battlegroup Praxes; fought in the Purging of Contqual[5c]
- Gaius Thyrsus — Warhound Titan — part of Battlegroup Praxes; fought in the Purging of Contqual[5c]
- Quis Odio — Warhound Titan — part of Battlegroup Praxes; fought in the Purging of Contqual[5c]
- Fortunata Imperiatrix — fought on Tallarn
- Spirit of Imperial Victory — fought on Tallarn
- Invigila Alpha — Reaver Titan — fought in the Siege of Vraks
- Praetorian — Reaver Titan — fought in the Siege of Vraks
- Avernus Maxima — Warhound Titan — fought in the Siege of Vraks
- Triarii-Dexter — Warhound Titan — fought in the Siege of Vraks
- Canis Secundus — Warhound Titan — fought in the Siege of Vraks
- Imperator Vigilatus — Reaver Titan
Notes on colour-scheme
Whilst the Warp Runners have consistently been depicted as having a deep blue livery with yellow heads, the original Adeptus Titanicus-era minatures combined this with bold flame-patterns which have been absent from most (though not all) of the more modern Forge World models.
- 1: A Thousand Sons (Novel) by Graham McNeill
- 2: White Dwarf 111 (UK), [Needs Citation]
- 3: Codex: Eye of Terror (3rd Edition), [Needs Citation]
- 4: Imperial Armour Volume Seven - The Siege of Vraks - Part Three, [Needs Citation]
- 5: Wrath of Iron (Novel) by Chris Wraight, Chapter Three
- 6: Apocalypse (2013), pg. 142
- 7: Imperial Armour Apocalypse II, pg. 39
- 8: Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus (8th Edition), pg. 16, Lucius
- 9: Adeptus Titanicus (2018) Rulebook pg.18
- 10: Titandeath (Novel) — Chapter 23