The largest of all the Wings at the time of the Heresy, the majority of the Dark Angels training battalions and mobile ordnance batteries were within its ranks. The members of the Wing were drilled to specialize in close combat and set-piece battles, unshakable on the defense and resolute on attack. Its veterans were capable of conducting complex maneuvers under heavy enemy fire. When the Legion took to the field of battle the veterans of the Stormwing stood in the front ranks, serving to steel the resolve of their battle-brothers and oversee the execution of orders in the chaos of war.
The Inner Circles of the Stormwing were notoriously difficult to gain entry to, with rigorous trials for those seeking to assume a higher rank such as Marshal. Only veterans of the largest engagements were awarded this badge of honor. The inner circle also included a large number of Apothecaries, who were often the center of a battle's fury and integral to massed infantry assaults for which the Stormwing was famous. Indeed, the first Master of the Stormwing also held the title of Chief Apothecary. The Stormwing also specialized in boarding operations.
As of M41, the unit no longer exists.
- 1: The Unremembered Empire (Novel)
- 2: Warhammer Community - Secret Orders of the Dark Angels (last accessed 14 January 2018)
- 3: The Horus Heresy Book Nine pg.104-105
- 4: Lion El'Jonson: Lord of the First (Novel) Chapter 1 Section III