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Space Marine Battles is a series of Black Library novels launched in 2010. The series focuses on notable battles and exploits of various Space Marine Chapters and their heroes.

At the 2012 Black Library Weekender, C.Z. Dunn announced that later episodes to be treated in the series would likely include memorable vignettes from the Badab War.

In 2017, Space Marine Battles was re-launched as the Space Marine Conquests series.

Novels in the series

Novellas and short stories

Anthologies and omnibus editions

Audio dramas

Art books

Novel summaries

Rynn's World

Details the Pyrrhic victory of the Crimson Fists over the Orks on Rynn's World, ending in the decimation of the chapter.


Reclusiarch Grimaldus and the Black Templars must defend the Hive City of Helsreach from the Orkish onslaught.

Hunt for Voldorius

Main article: Hunt for Voldorius

Captains Kor'sarro Khan and Kayvaan Shrike of the White Scars and the Raven Guard, respectively, unexpectedly join forces to capture the head of the Daemon Prince Kernax Voldorius.

Fall of Damnos

Main article: Damnos Incident

Captain Cato Sicarius leads the Ultramarines 2nd Company against the Necrons during the Damnos Incident.

Battle of the Fang

Main article: Battle of the Fang

In M32, the Chaos Space Marines of the Thousand Sons launch a devastating invasion of Fenris, the homeworld of their hated archenemies, the Space Wolves. To defend the chapter's fortress monastery, the Fang, Bjorn the Fell-Handed, the most venerable warrior in the Imperium, must confront the Daemon Prince Magnus himself.

The Purging of Kadillus

Main article: Battle of Piscina IV

On Piscina IV, Captain Belial leads the Dark Angels' Third Company in a desperate defense of Kadillus Harbour from the Orks.

The Gildar Rift

Main article: Gildar Rift

The Silver Skulls chapter retaliates when Lufgt Huron, the Tyrant of Badab, captures the Wolf of Fenris from the Space Wolves.

Legion of the Damned

The Excoriators are nearly overwhelmed by the World Eaters, until the mysterious Legion of the Damned appears.

Architect of Fate

Kairos Fateweaver, Greater Daemon of Tzeentch, manipulates the Space Marines to bring about the future he has foreseen.

Wrath of Iron

Main article: Purging of Contqual

The Iron Hands bring the Emperor's vengeance to the Slaanesh-worshipping cultists of Contqual.

The Siege of Castellax

In the midst of building a new Chaos empire on Castellax, the Iron Warriors, masters of siege warfare, find their fortifications put to the test by an Ork Waaagh! large enough to drown the system.

The Death of Antagonis

The Black Dragons must fight an outbreak of Plague Zombies.

Death of Integrity

A force of more than two hundred Terminator Space Marines is required to cleanse the Space hulk Death of Integrity of the genestealer taint.


The Dark Angels and the Grey Knights face off against the Black Legion and the Death Guard to prevent the opening of the Damnation Cache.


Darnath Lysander, First Captain of the Imperial Fists, leads his Chapter to the Iron Warriors' stronghold of Malodrax to exact revenge for his centuries of imprisonment there.

Novella and Short Story Summaries

Catechism of Hate

Ortan Cassius, Master of Sanctity of the Ultramarines and hero of the First Tyrannic War, leads the defense of the Imperial World of Styxia Prime from the Hive Fleets.


The Space Wolves forge new legends in search of a mythical beast.

Flesh of Cretacia

In the aftermath of the Horus Heresy, Chapter Master Amit of the newly formed Flesh Tearers leads his men on a mission to tame the death world of Cretacia and found it as their new homeworld.

Blood and Fire

Grimaldus and the Black Templars are joined by the Celestial Lions Chapter as they attempt to hold the beleagured world of Armageddon.

Traitor's Gorge

A year after the disastrous Invasion of Rynn's World, the Crimson Fists are still struggling to eradicate the greenskins from their homeworld.

Spear of Macragge

In the aftermath of the Damnos Incident, the Ultramarines' apothecaries work desperately to revive Captain Sicarius, struck down by a Necron Lord.

Plague Harvest

On Orath, an Ultramarines Librarian must stand alone against the undead victims of a plague.

Audio book summaries


Main article: Axonar Spirewar

On Axonar, a squad of Blood Angels Scouts infiltrates a Hive Spire, hoping to open a path for an aerial assault that will ensure victory.


In the Luetin Necropolis, the Kabal of the Shattered Hand are ambushed by an enemy as treacherous and bloodthirsty as themselves: the Space Wolves of Erik Morkai.

The Ascension of Balthasar

A Dark Angels strike force, led by Deathwing veteran Balthasar, clashes with the Chaos Space Marines of the Crimson Slaughter.

The Stromark Massacre

Main article: Stromark Civil War

The two feuding forge worlds of the Stromark system learn the price of unrest when the Angels Encarmine and the Flesh Tearers are dispatched to settle the conflict "by any means necessary."

Blood in the Machine

Chapter Master Gabriel Seth leads the Flesh Tearers Space Marines on an assault on Armageddon.

Master of the Hunt

Kor'sarro Khan, Master of the Hunt, leads the White Scars in pursuit of the daemon prince Doomrider.

Mortarion's Heart

Main article: Battle of Kornovin

The young Kaldor Draigo confronts the Daemon Primarch Mortarion, destined to give the Death Guard an insult he will never forget.

See also

Space Marine Battles
Novels Rynn’s WorldHelsreachHunt for VoldoriusThe Purging of KadillusFall of DamnosBattle of the FangThe Gildar RiftLegion of the DamnedWrath of IronThe Siege of CastellaxThe Death of AntagonisDeath of IntegrityMalodraxPandoraxThe World EngineBlades of DamoclesStorm of DamoclesCalgar's SiegeTyrant of the Hollow WorldsThe Eye of Ezekiel
Conquests Novels The Devastation of BaalAshes of ProsperoWar of SecretsOf Honour and IronApocalypseFist of the ImperiumMasters of Shadow
Short Stories and Novellas Catechism of HateAccursed EternitySanctusEndeavour of WillFateweaverKrakenFlesh of CretaciaSteel BloodBlood and FireTraitor's GorgeSpear of MacraggeStormseerShadow CaptainForge MasterPlague HarvestEngines of WarArmour of FaithThe Eternal CrusaderSeason of ShadowsDante's CanyonSons of WrathCrossed SwordsThe Hunt for Magnus
Anthologies Architect of FateArmageddonDamnosOverfiendThe War for Rynn's WorldWar of the FangDamoclesSanctus ReachFlesh TearersCrusaders of DornThe Plagues of OrathScythes of the Emperor
Original audio dramas BloodspireDeathwolfThe Ascension of BalthasarThe Stromark MassacreBlood in the MachineVeil of DarknessMaster of the HuntMortarion's HeartThe Tranzia RebellionBrethrenAt Slaughters End