From Warhammer 40k - Lexicanum
The Desert Lions are a Space Marine Chapter.
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Notable Battles and Campaigns
- Operation Carthage (the Second Pacification of Isstvan V): during the campaign to retake Isstvan V, the detachment of the Desert Lions was accompanied by an attached cohort of Legio Cybernetica robots. The chapter's attack on the planet's defence forts was preceded by the cohort, which had been programmed to advance on the defences in an apparently mindless fashion. Easily destroyed by the defenders, they succeeded in mapping out the defenders' fire-plans and blind spots. When the Desert Lions launched their attack only seven Marines were lost. All surviving robots of the cohort were inducted into the chapter as honourary members as a mark of respect.