Siege of Hydra Cordatus
|Iron Warriors assault the Citadel of Hydra Cordatus|
|Iron Warriors|| 383rd Jouran Dragoons|
| "The Warsmith"
First Captain Forrix (d)
Captain Kroeger (d)
| Castellan Vauban (d)|
Lieutenant Colonel Mikhail Leonid
Captain Alaric Eshara (d)
| Several Grand Companies
Legio Mortis Titans
| One Space Marine Company|
383rd Jouran Dragoons regiment
| Thousands of human soldiers killed.
Several hundred Iron Warrior Chaos Space Marines killed.
Captains Forrix and Kroeger killed.
| Only 1 surviving Guardsman; remainder killed or taken prisoner. Imperial Fists company eradicated.|
The Siege of Hydra Cordatus took place in late M41, when a battle-force of the Iron Warriors Chaos Space Marines besieged the Imperial fortress on the Forge World of Hydra Cordatus. The Iron Warriors had been ordered to take the fortress by Abaddon the Despoiler, seeking to recover the hidden store of Imperial Fists' gene-seed inside the fortress, as part of his plans for the impending 13th Black Crusade1.
The First Parallel
The Second Parallel
Storm of Iron
Aftermath and Consequences
As the only surviving champion of The Warsmith, Honsou led the remnants of the Grand Company back to Medrengard, where the greater share of the captured gene-seed was delivered to Abaddon. However, Honsou kept a share for his own use, which provoked war with The Warsmith's former allies, Toramino and Berossus, with whom Honsou refused to share his spoils2a.