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The Legio Ignatum (or "Fire Wasps") is a Titan Legion from Mars. It is one of the oldest and most honoured Legions, fighting throughout the Great Crusade, and later through the Horus Heresy, in which they defended the Imperial Palace. Their motto is Inveniam viam aut faciam which translates as I will either find a way or I shall make one.[1e]

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Name: Legio Ignatus
Alternative name: Fire Wasps
Affiliation: Imperium
Founded: Pre-Great Crusade
Forge World: Mars
Colours: Red, black and yellow
Strength: Unknown
Battle Cry: Unknown
Arch Enemies: Legio Mortis


The Imperator Titan Magnificum Incendius of the Legio Ignatum on Terra

The Legio Ignatum were one of the Triad Ferrum Morgulus, the three original Titan Legions that were founded during the Age of Strife.[3] They later fought in the Horus Heresy; at one stage they even defended the Imperial Palace. The Fire Wasps still retain a number of Titans from the Emperor's time. During the battle on Terra, the Legio was led by the Warmonger Class Titan Imperious Prima.[4] After the lifting of the siege of the Palace, the Legio took part in the campaigns to track down and punish the heretics.. Also during the Heresy, It fought on Paramar V, the War Within the Webway, and in the system of Tallarn, whose inhabitants courageously fought to resist the Renegade Legions.[Needs Citation]p

Throughout the long and bloody campaigns, the Fire Wasps kept their fierce hatred of the Legio Mortis, their old rivals turned to Chaos. This infamous Traitor Legion battered the walls of the Imperial Palace, and terrorised and systematically exterminated the populations of dozens of hive cities on Paramar and Tallarn. The hatred for the traitor Legio burns in the hearts of the members of the Legio Ignatum and one day old debts must be repaid.[Needs Citation]

Today the Fire Wasps are the only Titan Order to have the honour of guarding the Gate to the Golden Throne. More recently it was involved in both the Third War for Armageddon and the 13th Black Crusade.[Needs Citation]

Recent History

Third War for Armageddon

In the Third War for Armageddon, the Legio Ignatum was used by Commissar Yarrick along with Space Marines, Cadian Shock Troopers and the Legio Metallica to destroy Ork Roks, especially along the Hemlock River.[Needs Citation]


On the world of Tanakreg, the Legio Ignatum would deploy one of its last remaining Imperator Class Titans, the Exemplis. Engaging Word Bearer forces, the Exemplis was destroyed during the campaign.[2]

Thirteenth Black Crusade

In the Thirteenth Black Crusade the Legio worked alongside the Jouran Dragoons and Space Marines of the Death Spectres chapter.[Needs Citation]

Defence of Hydra Cordatus

A small group of Legio Ignatum titans were assigned to defend the fortress of Hydra Cordatus including the Warlord class Battle titans Imperator Bellum [1d], Honoris Causa [1g], the Reaver class Battle titans Clavis Regni [1a], Armis Juvat [1f], Pax Imperator [1f] and the Warhound class Scout titans Jure Divenu [1b] and Defensor Fidei [1c]. When the fortress was attacked by the Iron Warriors, the defending Legio Ignatum titans took on the despised Dies Irae which led a group of Legio Mortis traitor titans. Most of the defending titans were destroyed primarily by the heavy firepower of the Dies Irae however after several attempts the Legio Ignatum titans were finally able to destroy the Dies Irae.[1h]

Notable Personnel

Notable Titans


A Warhound Titan in Fire Wasps livery
Epic Scale Reaver Titan
Epic Scale Warhound Titans

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