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It was infiltrated by Genestealers under the guise of the Cult of the Emperor's Light. Apparently from there the cult eventually infiltrated the entire Gehenna system, and were finally destroyed by a force of the Space Wolves.
Gehenna Prime was also the site of an Ork invasion. During the war most of the Orks besieging the hive world's capital hive were drawn off by Imperial Guard armoured companies under the command of Colonel Born Tahal. This allowed Imperial reinforcements to land at the capital and break the siege a few weeks later.[Needs Citation]
- 1: Warhammer 40,000: Wargear, [Needs Citation]
- 2: White Dwarf 179 (UK) - Inferno battle report
- 3: Codex: Space Wolves (2nd Edition), [Needs Citation]
- Titan Legions (Epic), The Fires of Gehenna scenario booklet