The Blood Angels are the ninth legion of original Space Marines picked by the Emperor to help unite the Imperium. Their Primarch Sanguinius and his legion proved themselves as incredible warriors in many campaigns. During the Horus Heresy, Sanguinius sacrificed his life for the Emperor, confronting Horus in hand-to-hand combat. Memories and visions of his death were transmitted to all his Blood Angels, and this drove them into the insane Black Rage. Now, the Chapters, Companies and Guards of the Blood Angels are haunted by the death of their Primarch, spurring them on to annihilate the enemies of the Emperor, with a brutality and ferocity that has earned them a fearsome reputation.