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Battle of Dwell
Hibou Khan battles the Sons of Horus during the Battle of Dwell
Conflict Horus Heresy
Date 008.M31
Location Dwell
Outcome Traitor victory
Loyalists Traitors
Shadrak Meduson
Hibou Khan
Bion Henricos (KIA)
Horus Aximand (WIA)
58 Imperial Army Battalions totaling 8 million troops
Small numbers of Iron Hands, White Scars, and Salamanders
Loyalist Mechanicus forces
Sons of Horus taskforce
Nearly all Imperial army destroyed, moderate Astartes losses Moderate, Horus Aximand wounded

The Battle of Dwell was a battle during the Horus Heresy.[1]


In the aftermath of the Drop Site Massacre, Iron Hands commander Shadrak Meduson led a series of reprisal raids against the Sons of Horus in revenge for the treachery of Horus. Eventually, Shadrak was even able to marshal together a significant contingent of loyalist troops on Dwell which included 58 Imperial Army battalions, small Salamanders and White Scars assets, and Mechanicum forces. When Horus was able to identify Meduson's base of operations he had his Legion launch an immediate attack.[1]

After brushing aside the Imperial Army troops in a landing assault, the traitor Astartes were shocked to discover hidden Astartes teams throughout the loyalist defensive line on Dwell. During the fight, Sons of Horus commander Horus Aximand was gravely wounded in the face. The Sons of Horus eventually prevailed due to superior numbers of Astartes, but the loyalist forces proved a far tougher nut to crack than they had anticipated.[1]

After the battle Horus met with Fulgrim and Mortarion, and remaining Iron Hands under Shadrak had nearly assassinated the Warmaster with Fire Raptors before escaping. Five days later the traitor forces left Dwell, the planet a smoking ruin.[2]

See also


Battles of the Horus Heresy
005-006.M31 Battle of Isstvan IIIFirst Battle of ProsperoWar Within the WebwayBattle of the Somnus CitadelUnrest on CalibanSchism of MarsBattle of DiamatDrop Site MassacreBattle of the Rangda SystemFirst Battle of ParamarManachean WarSignus CampaignTreachery at Advex-MorsSiege of Cthonia
007-008.M31 Battle of PhallBattle of RavendelveRuin of MaedranBattle of the Alaxxes NebulaPale Stars CampaignBreaking of the Perfect FortressChondax CampaignSecond Battle of ProsperoFirst Siege of Hydra CordatusBattle of the Furious AbyssBattle of CalthBattle of ArmaturaBetrayal at IthracaDeath of CanopusShadow CrusadeCrusade of IronDoom of BorminaDefence of TyrosDefence of the Three PlanetsBattle of UlixisAmbush at EspandorBattle of Aquila AtollBattle of Drooth IIPercepton CampaignBattle of IydrisThramas CrusadeFall of Baztel IIIBattle of VannaheimSecond Battle of ParamarBattle of Constanix IIMezoan CampaignBattle of BodtBattle of DwellErellian SubjugationSiege of Baal
009-010.M31 Battle of MolechBreaking of AnvillusXana IncursionCarnage of MoroxSangraal CampaignBattle of ArissakBattle of PerditusBattle of SothaDrussen AtrocityScouring of Gilden's StarBattle of NyrconBattle of TallarnCataclysm of IronBattle of NocturneBattle of PlutoSiege of InwitBurning of Ohmn-Mat
011-014.M31 Lorin Alpha CampaignSubjugation of TyrinthMalagant ConflictBattle of the Kalium GateBattle of CatallusAxandrian IncidentBattle of TralsakTarren SuppressionBalthor Sigma InterventionBattle of AbsolomScouring of the Ollanz ClusterBattle of ZepathSecond Battle of ZaramundBattle of AnuariBattle of PyrrhanSecond Battle of DavinArgolian MassacresBattle of TrisolianBattle of YarantBattle of KradeBattle of DelugeBattle of Heta-GladiusBattle of the Aragna ChainBattle of KallethBattle of the Diavanos SystemBattle of DesperationBattle of Beta-GarmonDefence of RyzaBattle of ThagriaPassage of AngelsThassos IncidentBattle of Zhao-ArkhadSerpent's CoilSiege of BarbarusBattle of VezdellBurning of VrexorDawn of DesolationDeath of ChemosBattle of Luth TyreYdursk IncidentSolar WarRaid on LunaSiege of TerraGreat Scouring