1000 Space Marine Chapters

posted: 12th Aug, 2007 - updated: 1st Feb, 2013

Visual Index [Currently 720]

The Visual Index is a gallery of Space Marine chapter colours. The chapters are divided into 20 chapters per image, with an example of their colours applied to a single tactical Space Marine. Each marine within this Visual Index can be clicked; which will open a new window containing more information about that particular chapter (the chapter's 'Index Astartes' or 'IA'). Some IAs are missing and in this case you'll see a request page for more information, and links should you wish to help out.

Update: New Gallery

I've created a new gallery for this project (based on nexGEN gallery). The new gallery is much easier to update, and allows me to divide the chapters in categories (All, Canon, DIY, and MIA). When it is complete it will replace this one. More information can be found on my blog: New Gallery for 1,000 Chapters Project


The images have 'tootips', hover over an image before clicking to see the tooltip. The popup galleries also have tool tips to show if a particular marine chapter is missing an IA, in which case instead of the chapter name, you'll see MIA (Missing Index Astartes).

Click a Thumbnail to browse chapter colours;

The Project

These galleries presented here were pulled together by Dazzo from many sources. Dazzo is an old hand from many forums, I met him over on Anargo many moons ago. He diligently collected together all the know chapters; both in fandom and official GW canon. At the moment there are 720 recorded here but 1,000 is the goal. Apparently my chapters inspired him to take on this crazy task, and I hope others will feel equally inspired by his work.

If you would like to chip in some ideas or submit a chapter please head over to my Projects Page for more details

My Chapters

I've contributed a few chapters to this project, and I would encourage everyone reading this to do likewise. Creating your own chapter of Space Marines is one of the great joys of war gaming in Warhammer 40K and a chance for you to express your creativity. As an example of what is needed - check out my chapters;

Head over to My Chapter Index Page for more details


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