I often wrestled with the idea of a Warhammer 40k Space Marine army next to my existing Tau. But the Chapters i wanted to take first often died as an idea (Mortifactors,Flame Falcons,Exorcists) or after the first miniatures i build (Astral Claws and Space Wolves). Then I looked at the Forge World Homepage and saw the Preview of the Imperial Armour Volume 10: The Badab War Part Two. I always were a huge fan of the 40k Lore, especially the Badab War. At the Preview i saw the Chapter of the old Space Sharks, now updated by Forge World, new named as the Carcharodons. From this moment i know which chapter i would play.
Who are the Carcharodons?
The Chapter named Carcharodon Astra -- translated into Low Gothic as the Space Sharks but known more widely as the Carcharodons -- is a Space Marine Chapter of unknown providence that has relatively recently carved for itself a dark and brutal legend in the bloody wake of the Badab War. Much of the information surrounding its history is shrouded in myth or allegory, but fragmented pieces of data point to it already being in existence as early as late M32, during the Astropath Wars. One thing is for certain however: that the Chapter was given a sacred duty to travel the empty spaces beyond the Imperium´s borders, seemingly forever, to seek out and destroy the enemies of Mankind.
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