Space Marine Standards
Standards are ceremonial objects of the Space Marine Chapters, bearing the symbol of the Chapter and marked with sacred motifs and the battle honours gained in past wars. They are revered as the embodiments of the honour and fighting spirit of the Companies and the Chapter. Standards are sometimes carried into battle.
Types of Standard
The Chapter Banner is the physical manifestation of Chapter's honour. Marines accompanying the standard bearer will furiously prevent the banner from falling to the enemy. Chapter banners are a source of fierce pride for any chapter, taken into battle only when the Space Marine Chapter Master takes to the field, or when a large part of a chapter is deployed to battle. Chapter banners are said to be created on Holy Terra and given to a chapter upon its founding.
Similar to the Chapter banner, the Company Standard represents the honour of a particular company and will bolster the morale abilities of nearby Space Marines.
The sacred standard embodies the faith and resolution of the Space Marines, bolstering the resolve of nearby Marines.
- Angel of Sacrifice - Imperial Fists 3rd Company Banner. Reforged into a Crozius Arcanum.
- Banner of Macragge - Ultramarines Chapter Banner.
- Guilliman's First Oath - Ultramarines Honour Standard (Heresy-era).
- Shroud of Yrnax - Doom Eagles.
- Standard of Devastation - one of the three Dark Angels Chapter Banners.
- Standard of Fortitude - one of the three Dark Angels Chapter Banners.
- Standard of Retribution - one of the three Dark Angels Chapter Banners.
- Standard of Sacrifice - Blood Angels battle standard.
- Standard of the Emperor Ascendant
- Stigmartyr - Excoriators Chapter Banner.
- 1: Warhammer 40,000: Compendium, pg. 137
- 2: Codex: Angels of Death (2nd Edition), pg. 44
- 3: Legion of the Damned (Novel), Chapter One, pg. 34
- 4: Deathwatch: Honour the Chapter, pg. 133
- 5: Codex: Space Marines (8th Edition), pg. 66
- 6: Codex: Space Marines (8th Edition, 2nd Codex), pg. 63
- 7: White Dwarf 405 (UK) - Reclusiam Command Squad
- 8: Sentinels of Terra - A Codex: Space Marines Supplement (6th Edition) - Relics of the 3rd Company
- 9: White Dwarf 94 (2015) — Betrayal at Calth: At Any Cost
- 10: Codex: Blood Angels (8th Edition), pg. 139 — Relics of Baal