Logan Grimnar, The Old Wolf, Fangfather, and High King of Fenris, has been the Great Wolf of the Space Wolves chapter for over 700 years and is one of the oldest Chapter Masters in the Imperium. Logan, like his fellow Space Wolves, is a fearsome warrior with great martial pride. He has led his Great Company against many enemies of the Imperium and has shown a renowned thirst for battle, which some say, even rivals that of their legendary Primarch, Leman Russ. He doesn’t tolerate any outside interference when running the Chapter, to the point where the Space Wolves have had numerous clashes with the Administratum and the Ecclesiarchy and this has lead to the accusations of heresy and treason.
A warrior from birth, Logan fought his way through the ranks of the Space Wolves under the watchful eye of Ulrik the Slayer. Logan's leadership of the Space Wolves has endured for five hundred years.
First War for Armageddon
In the First War for Armageddon the Space Hulk, Devourer of Stars, caught Imperial forces by surprise. Even worse the Chaos forces were led by the daemon Primarch, Angron. The forces of Chaos quickly defeated the Imperial forces at Armageddon Prime. Unbeknownst to the forces of Chaos, the Space Wolves were recently assigned to this sector and answered the Imperial forces' cry for help.
By the time the forces of Chaos had come around for a new attack, they found a well organized Imperial force bolstered by Space Wolves. Logan in all his foresight knew that he and the Space Wolves alone would not be able to defeat Angron's force. When the Daemon Primarch led the attack on the Imperial line, Logan played his ace, a full company of Grey Knights. At the great cost of many Grey Knights, they were able to banish Angron back to the Warp. With the defeat of their leader, the forces of Chaos were quickly crushed.
As is standard Inquisition practice for those exposed to Chaos, even for those who have valiantly been involved in fighting against it, the remaining population of Armageddon was rounded up into labour camps and sterilized. While in the labour camps, the original population was left to die while Armageddon was repopulated. Logan Grimnar attempted to rescue as many survivors of Armageddon as he could from this fate, having his fleet escort troop ships to their destinations before they could be fired upon by Inquisition vessels. This eventually led his fleet into conflict with Inquisitor Lord Ghesmei Kysnaros, and the two sides eventually agreed to negotiate terms to end the "Cold War" between the Ordo Malleus and Space Wolves in neutral space. However during the parlay, the Space Wolves fleet was betrayed and fired upon by the Inquisition and Grey Knights ships, with the Space Wolves losing four vessels and having a fifth crippled. Grimnar was brought aboard a Grey Knights ship to negotiate his "surrender", where he instead cut down Grey Knights Grand Master Joros for his breach of the laws of parlay before teleporting away to safety. Later, the crisis with the Inquisition escalated to all-out warfare when the Ordo Malleus, Grey Knights, and Red Hunters besieged Fenris itself. During the fighting, Grimnar and a force of twenty Terminators teleported aboard the Inquisition flagship Corel's Hope and the Old Wolf personally slew Kysnaros. However in the end, with the Space Wolves and Fenris taking heavy damage and with Bjorn the Fell-Handed all but commanding him to seek peace, Grimnar ordered his forces to withdraw and cease the fighting. But since the First War for Armageddon, Logan has never forgiven the Administratum and Inquisition for this act.[3a]
13th Black Crusade
During Abaddon’s 13th Black Crusade, Logan was selected as supreme commander for the defending Imperial forces. Under his command many key victories were won. If it were not for his leadership, more of Cadia would have been in the hands of Chaos. At the Battle of Kasr Sonnen, Logan and his Great Company and the Chapter Master of the Dark Angels, Azrael, defeated a force many times their size by putting aside their resentment of each other.
- Description of Logan Grimnar in the GW miniature gallery
- Codex: Space Wolves (3rd Edition) (pg27)
- 3: The Emperor's Gift (Novel) Chapter 21
- 3a: Chapters 22-Epilogue
- 4: Codex: Space Wolves (5th Edition) pg.56
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