Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Crimson Fists 4th Company

One of the funnest parts of the hobby is gathering the history and background of your collection.
In recent posts, I may have stated that I am currently building and collecting the Crimson Fists 2nd Company. As a result, I had conducted research to use as background information on that element of the chapter. However, as you may have guessed there is little to no information regarding company history, colors, battle honors or notable characters. I've even tracked down some inquiries at the B&C that state due to the chapter's near destruction, they have forsaken unit designations and thus bear none on their armor. But I persevered. While searching through Volume 2 of the Imperial Armour books, I came across a couple of images of Crimson Fists Rhinos...and lo and behold one of them bore the company insignia of the Fourth Battle Company. Granted, it was prior to the Rynn's World campaign, but there it was in color. The Fourth Company's badge is a simple circle divided by a horizontal line. White on top and red on the bottom. So what does that mean?

I've decided to collect the 4th Company instead. I'm currently skimming through the entire volume, hoping to find more background or history beside the Rynn's World campaign. If anyone knows of any official (GW) background sources for the Crimson Fists, please let me know.


  1. I think this is one of those cases where you're going to have to, for the most part, make up fluff for yourself. At least you have a badge to work off.

    I only remember vague references in the Black Templar book, but other than that, I could not quote you anything specific concerning the fourth in any other publication...

  2. Imperial Fists fluff might help too! Since the Crimson Fists are a successor chapter…you might steal some fluff ideas from the IF chapter.

  3. Page 66 and reference sheet page 279 in original Rogue Trader rulebook has some introduction into Rynns World and Crimson Fists. Might be useful snippet.

  4. good luck tracking it down but then again look at it as a chance to get creative!

    Craig @ cadian8th

  5. sounds like a apothercary rhino to me with there being white on it an all but other than that i don't know