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The Black Guard are a Raven Guard Successor Chapter that was created during the Second Founding.[7]

Marine Basic Data Chapter Symbol
- Black Guard -
Founding Chapter: Raven Guard[1][2][3][4]
Founding: Second Founding[1][2][3][4]
Chapter Master: Unknown
Homeworld: Unknown
Fortress-Monastery: Unknown
Colours: Unknown
Strength: Unknown
Battle Cry: Unknown
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During the Horus Heresy, the Primarch Corvus Corax reorganized his Legion's badly depleted Shadow Wardens into the Black Guard and named Gherith Arendi as their commander.[7]

The Chapter believes in the timely application of overwhelming firepower to defeat their foes and are masters of the careful ambush. During battles they deploy massed batteries of Thunderfire Cannons and Vindicators to annihilate their enemies in an instant; as overkill or half measures are not concepts which the Black Guard understand. As a result of this, they are known to leave vast cratered ruins in the wake of their many victories.[9]

In 295.M41, the 3rd Company engaged the Tyranids from a splinter fleet of Hive Fleet Kraken in the Battle of Doom Gorge. The swarms were confronted with Thunderfire Cannons, commanded by Master of the Forge Germanicus. Three successive waves were defeated. With the Tyranid attack broken, the batteries provided cover for the Chapter's counterattack, ultimately destroying the Tyranid forces. Black Guard casualties were minimal.[5]

During the 13th Black Crusade, the Black Guard aided in the defense of Cadia.[8]

Conflicting Sources

The date for the Battle of Doom Gorge is nearly 700 years before Hive Fleet Kraken enters the galaxy.[6]

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