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Targetdrone.gif This article is about the the Chaos Space Marines unit. For other uses of Company, see Company (disambiguation).

A Grand Company is a combat unit within the Iron Warriors Legion. In the time of the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy, they were the second-most important formation type in the Legion, ranking below the Grand Battalion. Grand Companies of this period, alternatively called "Cohorts", were heavily mechanised and composed of three to five Space Marine companies as well as support forces composed of regular human auxiliaries as well as Mechanicum contingents.[4a]

Following the Horus Heresy, Iron Warriors Grand Companies became warbands which resembled Space Marine Chapters. They would be usually led by a Warsmith and be composed of several regular companies commanded by Captains.[1] The number of companies that will be part of the Grand Company will vary, depending on both the number of Chaos Space Marines in the Grand Company, and if the Grand Company has been able to absorb any other Grand Companies (usually by virtue of killing a rival Warsmith).[2]

Known Grand Companies