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This article is comprised of a complete list of all the fanon Chaos Warbands created by our contributors here on the WH40K Homebrew Wiki. Along with a brief synopsis of each warband, this list also serves as a visual reference. This list does not include warbands that fall into the humour category. This is an ongoing project, and as such, additional warbands will be added or removed accordingly. For those warbands that are missing from the list, please feel free to edit this article and add it, or if the Chaos Warband article has been deleted, feel free to remove it.

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Ashen Exiles
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The Ashen Exiles are a notorious Chaos Warband that were once known as the Spearheads, a formerly Loyalist Successor Chapter created during the lamentable 21st 'Cursed' Founding from the vaunted lineage of the Ultramarines. They were created by a group of Tech-Priests to created an Ultramarines Successor Chapter with a lower mutation rate than even their genetic forebears. Initially deemed successful, the Spearheads were considered one of the few successful Cursed Founding results and inherited the planet of Kastarsuz IV as their homeworld. However, this purity came at a cost. Although the Chapter was freed of physical mutations, their minds had become significantly weaker than the minds of other Astartes. The Astartes of the Chapter were more likely to develop mental disorders and were still corruptable by Chaos even when they were under the protection of their Brother Librarians. Eventually, they fell to the corrupting influence of the Ruinous Powers, becoming the notorious Chaos Warband known as the Ashen Exiles.
(Excommunicate Traitoris)

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The Betrayed
The Betrayed Chaos Marine
The Betrayed are a Chaos Warband made up of traitorous Astartes that are former members of the Sworn of Guilliman, a formerly Loyalist Space Marine Chapter and sole known Successor Chapter of the Metamarines, created during the 26th Founding. Following the near-annihilation of the Chapter, during the events the now-rebellious Astartes call 'The Betrayal', the renamed Chaos warband, known as The Betrayed, are now slowly drifting towards pure Chaotic corruption - even if its members are still far from true believers - instead favouring the use of minor daemons as auxiliaries in their raids.
(Excommunicate Traitoris)
Black Devourers
Black Devourers Heretic Astartes
The Black Devouers are a notorious Chaos Space Marine Warband that was a formerly Loyalist Space Marine Chapter created during an Unknown Founding. Extant evidence points to this warband hailing from the proud lineage of the noble Rogal Dorn. To the shame of all Scions of Dorn, the fallen Black Devourers are descended from their lineage. They are one of the arch-foes of the Iron Blood Chapter, a feeling which is mutual.
(Excommunicate Traitoris)
Blight Butchers
Blight Butchers
The Blight Butchers are a newly emerged Chaos Warband made up from the renegade elements of the traitorous Storm Zealots, Space Naga, and Thousand Blades Space Marine Chapter. The creation of the Blight Butchers were followed by the end of Skabbian Heresy in M42, where the traitorous forces were spirited away by the forces of Chaos Gods shortly before the destruction of Indravari II. The Blight Butchers are created from vengeance and bitter defeat the traitor Zealots, Nagas and Thousand Blades suffered from their former brethren. The Blight Butchers are masters in Berserker Assault as well as employing Virus weapons and daemons.
(Excommunicate Traitoris)
Blood Jaws
Blood Jaws Heretic Astartes 2
The Blood Jaws are a formerly Loyalist Chapter of Space Marines created during an Unknown Founding, and from uncertain lineage, in 013.M37. This bellicose and ferocious Chapter was created in order to stand as a bulwark against constant attacks in and around the Eye of Terror, from both the Forces of Chaos and various xenos threats. Unfortunately, within the first century of their creation the Chapter fell from the light of the Emperor, for unknown to them, their first Chapter Master had been corrupted by a Greater Daemon of Khorne. Following their ill-fated sojourn into the Eye of Terror, the Blood Jaws were slowly corrupted by the insidious touch of the Blood God. When they finally emerged, they had been transformed into a large Chaos Warband, wholly dedicated to slaughter and murder. Now they commit the most obscene levels of carnage wherever they go, in tribute to their brutal and bloody deity.
(Excommunicate Traitoris)
Brethren of Hel
Brethren Hel Chaos Marine
The Brethren of Hel were are formerly Loyalist 2nd Founding Iron Hands Successor Chapter known as the Iron Invictors. This Chapter, along with the Iron Gorgons, Sanctors of Manus and the Templars of Iron, formerly made up a quadrumvirate of 2nd Founding Iron Hands Successors, collectively known as the Frateris Firmitatis ("The Ironclad Brotherhood"). Unfortunately, the Iron Invictors' pathological obsession with certain forbidden mysteries and nightmare sciences of the Dark Age of Technology eventually saw them being declared Excommunicate Traitoris, and cast out of the Imperium. Now they are hunted by their former erstwhile brethren, who will not rest until they see this warband utterly destroyed.
(Excommunicate Traitoris)

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Crow's Children
Crow's Children Heretic Astartes
The Crows Children are a notorious Chaos Warband made up of Heretic Astartes formed from the renegade Order of the Crow from the Loyalist Penitent Knights Chapter. Daedelus, the Warband's Chaos Lord, fell to the Ruinous Powers and turned traitor against his Chapter Master, Lithandros, after constant frustrations over the Highlord's sympathy for the mortal civilian life of the Imperium. And even when Lithandros reprimanded Daedelus for disregarding orders, a strange voice whispered into the ear of the Knight Captain, telling him that he would have his day. After the mutiny of the Order of the Crow, and the company escaped into the Warp, the powers of Chaos changed them all to Chaos Space Marines, and their sole mission was to destroy their loyalist brothers.
(Excommunicate Traitoris)

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Forsworn
Forsworn Heretic Astartes(slaanesh)
The Forsworn are an infamous Chaos Warband of Heretic Astartes dedicated to the perfection of killing, and thus servants of the Chaos God Slaanesh. The feared Warband stalks Imperial space lanes, plundering and murdering as they see fit. This was not always so, for once they were a promising Loyalist Space Marine Chapter, aspiring to great accolades and glories, the former Astral Consuls fell into a tragic downfall of ill-fate which led to the destruction of their beloved home-planet of Costov, as well as the branding of the Chapter as Excommunicate Traitoris and declared Renegades.
(Excommunicate Traitoris)
Forsaken Hammers
Forsaken Hammers Heretic Astartes
The Forsaken Hammers are a group of renegade Space Marines from the Hammer Guard and Solar Wardens Chapters. Originally just a company of Hammer Guard were lost in the warp during their penitent crusade, but their warband continued to grow, and now, they seek revenge on those who have forgotten them and do not see the power of the Great Stars, the Gods of Chaos.
(Excommunicate Traitoris)

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Heirs of Lupercal
Heirs Lupercal Heretic Astartes
The Heirs of Lupercal are a notorious Chaos Warband whose origins hearkens back to the ancient days of the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy eras, when they were originally the 22nd Company of the Sons of Horus. Following the defeat of the Traitor Legions during the epic Siege of Terra, and subsequent flight into the Eye of Terror, the 22nd Company struggled to survive the internecine conflicts fought between the various Traitor Legions. Eventually, the broke off from the main body of the XVI Legion and formed their own warband, renaming themselves the 'Heirs of Lupercal'. Since that bygone age, this warband has continued to plague the realms of the Mankind in their neverending Long War.
Hounds of Chaos
Hounds of Chaos Astartes
The Hounds of Chaos are a notorious Chaos Warband that were formerly the 6th Great Company of the Space Wolves Legion, until they were convinced by the Word Bearers to join the Warmaster's cause during the Horus Heresy. Following their defeat during the Battle of Terra, this renegade Space Wolves Great Company fled alongside the Traitor Legions into the Eye of Terror. Following the end of the Great Scouring, they emerged as the Chaos Warband known as the Hounds of Chaos, wholly dedicated to the Ruinous Powers, and have continued to raid and pillage the galaxy in the name of their dark masters.
(Excommunicate Traitoris)

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Keepers of Equity
Keepers Equity Heretic Astartes
The Keepers of Equity are a notorious Chaos Warband of unknown origin and Founding. They have continuously plagued the Imperium, raiding Imperial worlds and space lanes, disappearing as suddenly as they arrived. It is not known if this warband is comprised of various renegade Space Marines or of they are a splinter faction from one of the Traitor Legions. They remain elusive to Imperial forces, but continue to remain a thorn in the Imperium's side.
Knights of Laeran
Knights Laeren Heretic Astartes
The Knights of Laeran are a Chaos Warband devoted to Slaanesh, derived primarily from the Emperor's Children. They are particularly infamous for their tendency to infiltrate, fortify, and corrupt Imperial pleasure worlds, rather than the raiding and pillaging typical of Slaanesh worshipers. However, having recently claimed the world of Laeran as their own, they have since shifted their focus to defending this world from their arch rivals, the Knights Celestial and House Blackstone, as well as repaying the various debts they took on in order to claim it.
(Excommunicate Traitoris)

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Leviathans Eclipse
Leviathans Eclipse Heretic Astartes
The Leviathans Eclipse are a notorious Chaos Warband that was created from the corrupted Lord Executioner Androgous Mokurn of the Novus Krakens Space Marine Chapter. Since their formation at the start of the Fall of Mobidium in 837-838.M41, these renegade Astartes disappeared from all official records. It wasn't until the Cicatrix Maledictum ripped the galaxy asunder in 999.M41, that the first eye-witness accounts began to filter back to the Imperium's high-command of the re-emerged Chaos Warband called the Leviathans Eclipse, now wholly dedicated to the Ruinous Powers, continuously conducted raids against various worlds of the Imperium surrounding the Eye of Terror. Since that time, they have been spotted in various sectors throughout the Segmentum Obscurus.
(Excommunicate Traitoris)

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Privileged
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The Privileged are an infamous Chaos Warband that were formerly known as the Sons of Tyreme, a Successor Chapter of the stoic Imperial Fists that was created during the 23rd 'Sentinel' Founding in the latter part of M37. After two millennia of loyal service, the Chapter eventually fell to the corrupting influence of Chaos in M39 and were declared Excommunicate Traitoris by the High Lords of Terra. They later became the Chaos Warband known as The Privileged.
(Excommunicate Traitoris)

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Servants of the Truth
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The Servants of the Truth are a Chaos Warband formed at the end of the Horus Heresy by Blood Angels that turned away from the Imperium. The Servants of the Truth are primarily driven by their belief that in his final moments the Primarch Sanguinius turned to Chaos before being slain by not Horus, but the Emperor. Thus, by their service to the Ruinous Powers, they are fulfilling their Gene-Father’s final orders.
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Shackles of Khorne
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The Shackles of Khorne are a ferocious, if oddly lucid, band of chaos Space marines and fanatic cultists followers. Led by their enigmatic and devout Dark Apostle, Lord Arkhamos Esephotokylanam, who despite being a devout lord of the blood god, is as intelligent and cunning as any Tzneetchian tactician. Their goal, is to consume the entire galaxy in an orgy of blood and violence, and to this end, recruit as many followers and devotees as they can. As a result, those entering battle with the Shackles of Khorne risk not only their lives, but their souls, as these scions of the blood god will capture alive those enemies they deem worthy, and break them, until they are fanatic disciples of Khorne.
Excommunicate Traitoris

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