The Hawk Lords eschew Drop Pods in favour of Thunderhawk Gunships for low-altitude insertion. They are the undisputed masters of such tactics and it is not unknown for Thunderhawk pilots of other chapters to hone their skills on temporary service as part of a Hawk Lords Talon Wing.[1a] The Hawk Lords also often use their Stormtalon Gunships as attack units, fielding entire squadrons of these manoeuvrable and fast aircraft to strike enemy positions deep behind the main front lines.
The Hawk Lords are also responsible for the creation of Hawk Wings, masterfully-crafted jump packs capable of bearing even a Devastator Marine into battle without costing him the use of his heavier armament.
- 544-546.M32 - The War of the Beast
- 998.M41 - Contact with the 7th Company was lost not far from the Hawk Lords' homeworld, believed to be due to hostile action by xenos forces.[1c]
- 999.M41 - 13th Black Crusade.
- ???.M42 - The salvation of Thesor
- ???.M42 - The War of Beasts. The Hawk Lords send 2 companies to Vigilus.
- ???.M42 - The Nachmund Rift War
- ???.M42 - The Arks of Omen Campaign
- Atherias - Founding member of the Deathwatch during the War of the Beast
- Armandus - Pilot. Corrupted during the Arks of Omen Campaign on Garvetha Primus
- Korr - Pilot. Corrupted during the Arks of Omen Campaign on Garvetha Primus
- Voldwyn - Pilot. Corrupted during the Arks of Omen Campaign on Garvetha Primus
- Uradus - Pilot. Killed during the Arks of Omen Campaign on Garvetha Primus
- According to Imperial Armour Volume Eight the Hawk Lords are descended from the Raven Guard. However, the 6th and 7th Edition Space Marine codices list them as being an Ultramarines Successor Chapter.
- According to The Horus Heresy Book Five - Tempest, the 21st Chapter of the Ultramarines Legion was known for the skill of its pilots and dubbed The Hawks. The 4th and 22nd Chapters of the Ultramarines Legion were known as the Aurorans and the Nemesis respectively, and went on to become the Aurora Chapter and the Nemesis Chapter during the Second Founding. It is thus possible the Hawk Lords are a Successor Chapter descended from the 21st Chapter of the Ultramarines Legion, taking their name from The Hawks.
- 1: Codex: Space Marines (5th Edition):
- 2: Insignium Astartes, pg. 55
- 3: Imperial Armour Volume Eight - Raid on Kastorel-Novem, pg. 104
- 4: Codex: Space Marines (6th Edition), pg. 33
- 5: How to Paint Space Marines, pg. 87
- 6: Codex: Space Marines (7th Edition) — Ultramarines Successor Chapters - Hawk Lords
- 7: Imperial Armour Volume Two (Second Edition), pg. 136
- 8: Gathering Storm: Fall of Cadia, pg. 98
- 9: The Horus Heresy Book Five - Tempest, pg. 39
- 10: Imperium Nihilus: Vigilus Defiant, pg. 79
- 11: Deathwatch: Honour the Chapter, pg. 128
- 12: Codex: Space Marines (8th Edition, 2nd Codex), pg. 29 — Ultramarines: Successor Chapters
- 13: War Zone Nachmund: Rift War, pg. 31
- 14: Arks of Omen: Angron, pgs. 46-47