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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: White, with Black Pauldrons, Arms and Helmet[11]
Strength: Unknown
Battle Cry: Unknown
Black Guard symbol.jpg
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The Black Guard are a Raven Guard Successor Chapter that was created during the Second Founding.[7]


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]

Notable Actions


Conflicting sources

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

See also