Invaders

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Invaders
Number ?
Founding Unknown
Successors of Imperial Fists
Successor Chapters none
Chapter Master The current one's dead
Primarch Rogal Dorn
Homeworld Ogrys (ruined); now Fleet-based Chapter
Strength Currently 12 Marines
Specialty Fighting Eldar, Not giving a fuck about casualties
Allegiance Imperium
Colours Light Green with gold

The Invaders are a Space Marine background chapter that has picked up notice as Matt Ward likes to add them in his codices. They have the luck of Lamenters with the grit of Crimson Fists, often heading right into the next battle despite having little to no time to replace their losses.

Their biggest accomplishment was destroying Craftworld Idharae. How the hell they did that? Nobody knows (it would seem they simply damaged it beyond repair, later Ward explained it was still recovering from Hive Fleet Naga and lost most of its defences, but since Ward said it, most likely they just are that awesome or performed a Death Star run or something). It also seems that they took an insanely high number of casualties that they still didn't recover from in 43 years (but then again, the Iron Hands STILL haven't recovered from Istvaan V, and it's been 10 fucking thousand years), when Alaitoc showed up with Idharea's survivors at their home world. Only three hundred made it out and they were forced to become fleet based. Of course, with no idea of their recruitment practices but full knowledge of their absolute badassery, it could be their standards are just so high that they have very few potential recruits at any time, drastically slowing their growth in exchange for having significantly superior Marines. It never occurred to the Eldar that the whole reason the Invaders... Invaded was because Idahrae was stupid enough to attack them first. So, once the Invaders chapter has recovered, guess whose next on their shit list? They even were attacked by a xenos species called the "cell-kin". Exactly what it's name implies with a dash of The Flood. They won.

17 years later they lost two full Terminator Squads trying to teleport them down to the Necron World Engine. It's not clear whether they sent both squads at the same time or the second after seeing the first failing.

One year later, they try to liberate a planet that Ahriman took over only to set off a trap that Ahriman made, which resulted in the planet being ripped apart by warp fire. By the time the Grey Knights show up the fix the mess, only 12 of the 300 marines they sent were still alive.

Currently they're fighting Hive Fleet Leviathan thanks to Craftworld Iyanden.

If you're as paranoid as you should be in 40k, you may notice that each time Invaders were fucked up hard after Eldar failed to finish them for good they were fighting the enemies of said Eldar. Connect the dots yourself.

Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes
First Founding: Blood Angels - Dark Angels - Imperial Fists - Iron Hands - Raven Guard
Salamanders - Space Wolves - Ultramarines - White Scars
Second Founding: Angels of Absolution - Angels Encarmine - Angels of Redemption - Angels of Vengeance
Angels Sanguine - Angels Vermillion - Aurora Chapter - Black Guard - Black Templars
Blood Drinkers - Crimson Fists - Doom Eagles - Excoriators - Fists Exemplar - Flesh Tearers
Genesis Chapter - Iron Snakes - Mortifactors - Novamarines - Red Talons - Raptors
Soul Drinkers - Storm Lords - Wolf Brothers
Third Founding: Executioners - Scythes of the Emperor
Fourth to Eighth Founding: Howling Griffons - Marines Malevolent - Night Swords - Sons of Guilliman
Eighth Founding: Mantis Warriors
Tenth Founding: Astral Claws
Thirteenth Founding: Death Spectres - Exorcists
Twenty-First Founding: Black Dragons - Fire Hawks - Flame Falcons - Lamenters - Minotaurs - Sons of Antaeus
Twenty-Second Founding: Fire Claws/Relictors - Steel Confessors
Twenty-Third Founding: Marines Errant - Star Phantoms
Twenty-Fourth Founding: Celestial Lions - Disciples of Caliban
Twenty-Fifth Founding: Angels of Vigilance - Fire Angels
Twenty-Sixth Founding: Mentors
Ultima Founding: Blades of Vengeance - Knights of the Chalice - Fulminators - Rift Stalkers - Storm Reapers
Unknown Founding: Astral Knights - Blood Ravens - Blood Swords - Celebrants - Emperor's Spears - Fire Lords
Guardians of the Covenant - Hammers of Dorn - Invaders - Knights of Blood
Rainbow Warriors - Red Scorpions - Sable Swords - Solar Hawks - Space Sharks - Silver Skulls
Storm Wardens - Valedictors - Vorpal Swords
Unsanctioned Founding: Consecrators - Sons of Medusa
Chambers Millitant: Deathwatch - Grey Knights
Astartes Praeses: Black Consuls - Excoriators - Fire Claws/Relictors
Night Watch - Subjugators - Viper Legion - White Consuls