From Warhammer 40k - Lexicanum
|This article is about the Space Marine Chapter; for the Templars of Blood vessel, see Blood Sword.|
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- 777.M41 - The Achilus Crusade.
- 845.M41 - The Blood Swords Chapter conduct the purging of the Inando system. More than one hundred billion Imperial citizens are slain in the resulting Exterminatus actions.[2b]
- ???.M41 - Supported the Blood Angels on Baal against Chaos and Tyranid forces during the recent conclave meeting of the Sanguinius bloodline, called by Chapter Master Dante to discuss the fate of the Founding Chapter. Assisted in the defense of the remains of the Primarch himself.[1b][1c]
- ~M42 - The Devastation of Baal
- In the novel Red Fury by James Swallow, the Blood Swords are identified as a Successor Chapter of the Blood Angels.[1a] However, the 5th edition Blood Angels codex states that the Blood Swords do not claim descent from the Blood Angels, despite the suggestiveness of the name.
- 1: Red Fury (Novel)
- 2: Codex: Space Marines (5th Edition)
- 3: Codex: Blood Angels (5th Edition), pg. 54
- 4: Deathwatch Core Rulebook, pg. 339
- 5: Accursed Eternity (Novella) - Architect of Fate (Anthology), Chapter One
- 6: How to Paint Space Marines, pg. 89