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We have come. We are death

— war-chant of the Dreadwing[2]
Symbol of the Dreadwing[4]
A squad of Dreadwing Interemptors[3]

The Dreadwing was one of the six specialized formations called Wings of the Dark Angels Space Marine Legion during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy.[1]

Overview

The most feared branch of the Hexagrammaton, the Dreadwing was called in when the total annihilation of the enemy was necessary. Its members were masters of massacres, purges, and the deployment of Exterminatus-class weaponry. They also specialized in using terror as a weapon. The Dreadwing was an evolution of the earlier Host of Bone, maintaining many of its Scandinavian ceremonies and titles despite the influx of recruits from Caliban. Its members were known to be grim but capable of safely operating some of the most dangerous technologies in the Imperium. Its ranks included most of the Legion's Destroyers and Interemptors but also a large number of Techmarines and Apothecaries. The Dreadwing also operated Terminator units known as the Naufragia.[2] In its sealed vaults rested the least stable Legion Dreadnoughts, those whose minds had eroded to the point of savageness.[4] Its leader was known as Dreadbringer.[2a]

The Dreadwing also utilized mass armored assaults of Land Raiders, Spartan Assault Carriers, Mastodons, Whirlwinds[2], Vindicators[2], Arquitor Bombards[3] and Fellglaives with advanced Warp weaponry. They employed weapons of mass destruction such as Phosphex and Vortex Weapons.[2] The advanced weaponry of the Dreadwing was designed by the Emperor's own armorers.[2] As the Horus Heresy ground on, Lion El'Jonson also allowed the Dreadwing to utilize Marines with psychic abilities in defiance of the Council of Nikaea.[4]

As of M41, the unit no longer exists.[1]

Notable Members

Known Vessels

Notes

The 'skull-in-hourglass' heraldry of the Dreadwing matches that of the Star Phantoms, who are suspect of being a successor of the Dark Angels, although both chapter deny this.

See Also

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Legiones Astartes Forces of the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy
Command PrimarchLegion MasterPraetorCenturionSpace Marine Command SquadChief ApothecaryForgemasterChief LibrarianHerald
Elite Troops Veteran SquadTerminator SquadDestroyer SquadMoritatCompany ChampionHonour GuardNullificator
Troops Tactical SquadAssault SquadBreacher Siege SquadSeeker SquadOutrider SquadSky Seeker SquadHussar SquadTactical Support SquadReconnaissance SquadHeavy Support SquadSky Hunter SquadDespoiler Squad
Specialists Techmarine (Mortificator)ApothecaryChaplainLibrarian (Esoterist)Master of SignalsConsul (PraevianDelegatusWarmongerArmistosOpsequiariNullificator)Vigilator
Dreadnoughts ContemptorDeredeoCastaferrumVenerableMortisLeviathan
Armored Vehicles RhinoPredator (ExecutionerInfernus) • Land Raider (PhobosProteusAchilles) • SabreKratosTermite
Heavy Vehicles SpartanSicaran (VenatorPunisherArcusOmega) • Malcador (AnnihilatorDefenderInfernus) • CerberusTyphon
Super-Heavy Vehicles Fellblade (Glaive) • FalchionShadowswordStormbladeMastodonCapitol ImperialisLeviathan
Fast Attack Vehicles JetbikeBike (Attack Bike) • Land SpeederJavelin
Artillery BasiliskMedusaWhirlwind (ScorpiusHyperios) • Vindicator (Laser Destroyer) • Arquitor (GravitonSpiculaMorbus) • RapierHeavy Quad LauncherTarantula
Aircraft Drop Pod (Deathstorm) • Kharybdis Assault ClawDreadclawStormbirdThunderhawk (Thunderhawk Transporter) • Storm Eagle (Fire Raptor) • Primaris Lightning Strike FighterXiphon InterceptorCaestus Assault RamOrgus FlyerApisLotusWrathLightning CrowStormhawkCorsairDeathbirdSwordstrikeCastellanOrgusPythosHarbinger
Legion-specific

I - Deathwing (Companions) • Dreadwing (InteremptorsNaufragia) • Firewing (Enigmatii) • Ironwing (Forge-wrightsExcindio Class Robot) • RavenwingStormwingPaladinKnights CenobiumIII - KakophoniPalatine BladesPhoenix GuardIV - Iron CircleIron HavocStor-BezashkTyranthikosTyrant Siege TerminatorDodakathikThunderstrikeThunderburstWarsmithV - KeshigEbon KeshigGolden KeshigFalcon's ClawsKaraoghlanlarKyzaganSagyar MazanStormseerVI - Blood ClawsConsul-OpsequiariDeathswornFenrisian WolfGrey SlayerBlack CullRune PriestWolf GuardWolf PriestHrimthursarEldthursarVII - HuscarlsPhalanx WarderTemplar BrethrenVIII - AtramentarNight RaptorTerror SquadContekarReaverIX - Angel's TearsBurning EyesContemptor-IncaendiusCrimson PaladinsDawnbreakerSanguinary GuardX - GorgonIron FatherMedusan ImmortalMorlocksXII - DevourerRampagerRed ButchersTriariiBloodiedXIII - EvocatiFulmentarusLocutarusInvictarusXIV - DeathshroudGrave WardensPlague MarinesXV - Ammitara OccultCastellax-AcheaHidden OnesKhenetai OccultOsironScarab OccultXVI - JustaerinLuperciReaverXVII - Anakatis KulAshen CircleDark ApostleDiabolistGal VorbakMhara GalVakrah JalXVIII - FiredrakesPyre GuardPyroclastXIX - Dark FuryDarkwingMor DeythanRaptorShadow WardensWhispercutterXX - LernaeanHeadhunterOperativeSaboteur

Support Forces Imperial Army (Imperialis MilitiaSolar AuxiliaImperial Armada) • Mechanicum (Collegia TitanicaTaghmata OmnissiahSkitarii) • Sisters of SilenceCustodian Guard