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This is a list of all known Renegade Space Marine Chapters and Warbands that are considered renegades against the Imperium for reasons other than Chaos worship.

In the 10,000 years since their creation, many Space Marines have been declared as renegades from the Imperium. By far the most infamous and numerous of these are the Chaos Space Marines, however, there are some forces who are considered renegades against the Imperium for reasons other than the worship of Chaos (although it should be noted that many such Chapters later succumb to worship of the Ruinous Powers).

It should be noted that some Chapters have changed their names during their history and may be represented on this list more than once under different titles.


Name Origin Founding Status Source(s)
3rd Company (Avenging Sons) Avenging Sons Not applicable Active Renegades (Short Story)
The Rewards of Tolerance (Short Story)
Ashen Claws Raven Guard Not applicable Active
Astral Claws Unknown Unknown Became Red Corsairs Imperial Armour Volume Nine - The Badab War - Part One, pgs. 54–56
Crimson Castellans Unknown Unknown Chapter split into Loyal and Renegade factions Codex: Tyranids (5th Edition), pg. 27
Disciples of the Flames Salamanders, Raven Guard, Iron Hands, Iron Warriors Not applicable Unclear The Horus Heresy Book Six - Retribution, pgs. 35–44
Flame Falcons Unknown 21st Founding Excommunicate Traitoris Codex: Ultramarines (2nd Edition), pg. 13

Chapter Approved 2004, [Needs Citation]

Graven Spectres Unknown Unknown Frozen in time Codex: Grey Knights (7th Edition)Deeds of Legend
Knights of Blood Blood Angels Unknown Declared renegade, but remained loyal to the Imperium until being destroyed during the Devastation of Baal Codex: Blood Angels (5th Edition), pg. 54
The Devastation of Baal (Novel), Chapter 14
Relictors Unknown M36 Excommunicate Traitoris Codex: Armageddon, Armageddon Imperial Forces (saved archive page, dated February 2007, last accessed 7 November 2015)
Sons of Pertinax Imperial Fists (Speculated) 17th Founding Currently undergoing a Penitent Crusade, in order to redeem themselves. White Dwarf 297 (UK), pg. 96 - Chapter Master
Soul Drinkers Unknown 2nd Founding Initially declared Excommunicate Traitoris, later pardoned but destroyed; eventually refounded Soul Drinker (Novel) - The Soul Drinkers Omnibus, Chapter Six
Traitor by Deed (Novella), Chapter 4
Star Gorgons Unknown Unknown Battled the Black Templars in the Taricus Crusade Codex: Black Templars (9th Edition), pg. 14
Thunder Barons Unknown Unknown Soul Drinker (Novel) - The Soul Drinkers Omnibus, Chapter Seven
Tiger Claws Astral Claws Unknown Some became Red Corsairs Imperial Armour Volume Nine - The Badab War - Part One, pg. 46

Warhammer 40,000: Compendium, [Needs Citation]

Venom Thorns Imperial Fists Unknown Unknown Irixa (Short Story)

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