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Ours is the blood of Sanguinius and ours is the honour of the Angels
— Brother Captain Vitaro of the Angels Sanguine
[7a]

Angels Sanguine
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Founding Chapter: Blood Angels[3a]
Founding: Second Founding[3a]
Chapter Master: Sentikan[6]
Homeworld: Anzyra[8a]
Colours: Red and black, halved[9]
Helmet colour denotes squad type[3b]
Specialty: Death Companies
Strength: 500[Needs Citation]
Battle Cry "For Sanguinius and the Emperor!"[5]

The Angels Sanguine are a Successor Chapter of the Blood Angels.[1]

Overview

They were created during the Second Founding and were composed of those Blood Angels that were considered the most glorious and faithful to the image of their Primarch Sanguinius. Before the Angels Sanguine were sent to forge their own history, the Sanguinary Priests of the new Successor Chapters were gathered and presented with the Red Grail of the Blood Angels. Within the Red Grail was what remained of the blood of their Primarch and the newly anointed Sanguinary Priests were required to drink from it; thus the blood and vitality of Sanguinius would be preserved in the bodies of his children in these successor Chapters.[12]

The Angels Sanguine never remove their masks in the presence of anyone outside their Chapter. Even amongst their battle-brothers, their faces are usually hooded.[6] What drives the Chapter's Battle-Brothers to shield their faces from the gaze of others is unknown.[3a]

It is said that beneath the gleaming masks of the Angels Sanguine is a will of iron, but the truth is somewhat darker. Their terrible secret is known only to a few souls outside the Chapter, but despite this they have a long and glorious history.[2] When they are seen without their masks, though, the Angels Sanguine are described as having unusually ruddy skin and coarse facial features.[14]

Notable Battles and Campaigns

Heraldry

Angels Sanguine Marine[10]

The Angels Sanguine show company belonging using the same icons as the Blood Angels displayed on the battle-brothers right knee pad. Battlefield role is shown using a combination of Codex Astartes standard icons in white on the right pauldron and the colour of their helmets following the Blood Angels' system. Squad designation is shown with a black Low Gothic number on top of the icon on the right pauldron.[3b][15]

Gene-seed

A flaw in the Angels Sanguine's Gene-seed requires them to have Aspirants, with a genetic make-up compatible with the people of the Blood Angels' Homeworld of Baal.[12] The Gene-seed deviancy of the Angels Sanguine give its battle-brothers unusually ruddy skin and coarse angelic features.[14]

Black Rage

Members who enter the Black Rage are strapped to the Tablet of Lestrallio, in the Angels Sanguine's Fortress Monastery. Those who regain their senses are presented with the Shroud of Lemartes, as a symbol of their mastery of the Black Rage.[5]

Recruitment Worlds

Chapter Elements

Artefacts and Relics

Artefacts and Relics
Name Type Sources
Grail of Angels Blood Chalice [12]
The Mask of the Watcher Death Mask [7b]
Shroud of Servius Holy Garment [12]
Shroud of Lemartes Garment [5]
Tablet of Lestrallio Black Rage restraint [5]

Named Vehicles

Notable Angels Sanguine

See also

Sources