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The Steel Confessors are a Space Marine Chapter, associated with the Adeptus Mechanicus.[Needs Citation]

Marine Basic Data Chapter Symbol
- Steel Confessors -
Founding Chapter: Iron Hands[1]
Founding: M36[Needs Citation]
Chapter Master: Protonus[1]
Homeworld: Kracsis IV[1](destroyed)
Fortress-Monastery: Unknown
Colours: Steel-grey, bone[Needs Citation]
Specialty: Unknown
Strength: Unknown
Battle Cry: Destroy the weak![1]
Steel Confessors Space Marine.jpg


The Battle for Kalevala was fought on the Steel Confessors' own homeworld against invading Tyranids. This mammoth battle saw the entire chapter pit itself in desperate battle against Hive Fleet Leviathan. The world of Kalevala is home to the geneseed of the Steel Confessors, as well as a Psychic Choir designed to boost the signal of the Astronomican so that mankind can navigate through the psychic miasma of the Hive Fleets. On the planet is a vast Manufactorum; one the Steel Confessors are honour-pledged to defend.[Needs Citation]

As Kalevala was the Chapter's homeworld, there was no other choice than to defend it in open battle from the Hive Fleet, which landed ground forces on the planet. The battle was colossal and brutally straightforward, each of the ten companies of the Steel Confessors taking up defensive positions around the manufactorum and fortress monastery while the Tyranid horde attacked unrelentingly in an attempt to overwhelm the firing lines.[Needs Citation]

Despite the incalculable number of Tyranids present on Kalevala, the disciplined regimen of volley fire from the Tactical Marines and Devastators, combined with surgical counterattacks by Veteran Squads, Assault Squads and officers, with Land Speeder Squadrons flying between battlefield locations to lend their firepower to struggling companies, thinned the Tyranid horde while minimizing Space Marine casualties, and the Tyranids exhausted their own numbers throwing themselves into the teeth of the Imperial guns.[Needs Citation]

At the end of the battle, the eighth and tenth companies of the Steel Confessors had been destroyed to a man, the First Company was at 40% operational strength, the third and sixth companies remained at 60%, while the rest of the companies were between 40 and 20% operational strength.[Needs Citation]


The Steel Confessors Chapter gained notoriety at the Games Day & Golden Demon event at the NEC, Birmingham, England, in 2005, when they were featured in the Warhammer 40,000 mega-battle, The Battle for Kalevala; also displayed were a life-sized statue of a Steel Confessor Tactical Marine, a Terminator's helmet and a Bolter.[Needs Citation]

The Steel Confessors wear silver power armour with bone colored shoulder armour featuring their motif: a black cross surmounted in the middle by a lightning bolt in a red circle.[Needs Citation]

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