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Title: Expeditionary Fleets of the Great Crusade
Description: Notable conquests and personalities


ShroudFilm - May 15, 2008 01:21 AM (GMT)
Quite rightly so, it has been suggested that we compile a list of the Expeditionary Fleets that took part in the Great Crusade so that we have a definitive collected record of who did what, and where, and with whom.

Post your collected canon facts and references, and we will keep this list updated as much as possible!

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4th Expeditionary Fleet
Notable Vessels
White Scars Strike Cruiser Swift Horseman (replaced by Dark Angels Strike Cruiser Wrath of Caliban), Battle Barge Invincible Reason (Flagship), Grand Cruisers Iron Duke, Decimator and Duchess Arbellatris, Troopship Noble Sinew, Troopship Bold Conveyor, Frigate Intrepid, Frigate Dauntless, Destroyer Arbalest
Notable Characters
Primarch Lion El'Jonson, Luther, Zahariel, Nemiel, Chapter Master Hadariel, Brother Librarian Israfael
Notable Actions
Compliance of Sarosh AKA Four-Three, conquest of the Shield Worlds of the Gordian League


12th Expeditionary Fleet
Notable Characters
Primarch Roboute Guilliman

27th Expeditionary Fleet
Notable Characters
Primarch Corax
Notable Actions
Original pacification of Isstvan III


28th Expeditionary Fleet
Notable Vessels
Flagship Pride of the Emperor, Strike Cruiser Andronius, Fulgrim's Virtue, Fulgrim's personal atmospheric attack craft The Firebird.
Notable Characters
Primarch Fulgrim, Lord Commander Vespasian, Captain Julius Kaesoron, Captain Marius Vairosean, Lycaon, Imperial Army Lord Commander Thaddeus Fayle, Captain Solomon Demeter, Gaius Caphon, Chaplain Charmosian, Apothocary Fabius, Ancient Rylanor, Lord Commander Eidolon, Captain Saul Tarvitz, Captain Lucius
Notable Actions
Compliance of Twenty-Eight One through Twenty-Eight Three
Aided in the destruction of the Diasporex Fleet
Discovery of Twenty-Eight Four and five others in the Perdus Anomoly discovered, later to be virus bombed by the fleet after an engagement with the forces of Ulthwe on the Eldar-named planet Tarsus
Liberation of Imperial worlds in the Callinedes system
Peacekeeping tour of the Satyr Lanxus Belt
Reinforcement of the 140th Expeditionary Fleet units on Murder AKA One-Forty Twenty

28th Expeditionary Fleet
Notable Vessels
Battle Barges Photep (flagship), Scion of Prospero and Ankhtowe
Notable Characters
Primarch Magnus the Red, Captains Azek Arhiman (1st Fellowship) Phosis T'Kar (2nd) Hathor Maat (3rd) Ankhu Anen (4th) Belaq Uthizaar (5th) Khalophis (6th) Auramagma (8th) Amon (9th)
Notable Actions
Compliance of Aghoru (Twenty-Eight Sixteen) and the Ark Reach Cluster
Present at the Council of Nikaea

37th Expeditionary Fleet
Notable Actions
Rendezvoused with the Emperor at Aldebaran after the discovery of Angron

47th Expeditionary Fleet
Notable Vessels
Battlebarge Fidelitas Lex, Cruiser Dominatus Sanctus
Notable Characters
Primarch Lorgar, First Captain Kor Paeron, First Chaplain Erebus, Captain Sor Talgron (34th co.) Captain Argel Tal (7th co.)
Notable Actions
Compliance of the Ark Reach Cluster along with the Thousand Sons and the Space Wolves
Compliance of Fourty-Seven Sixteen

52nd Expeditionary Fleet
Notable Vessels
Flagship Fist of Iron, Strike Cruiser Ferrum, Armorum Ferrus, Medusa's Glory, Heart of Gold, Iron Dream, Battle Barge Metallus
Notable Characters
Primarch Ferrus Manus, First Captain Gabriel Santar, Captain Balhaan, Iron Father Diederik, Master of Astropaths Cistor, Adept Xanthus: Senior representative of the Mechanicum.
Notable Actions
Aided in the destruction of the Diasporex Fleet

63rd Expeditionary Fleet
Notable Vessels
Flagship Vengeful Spirit
Notable Characters
Primarch/Warmaster Horus, Captain Garviel Loken, Captain Ezekyle Abaddon, Captain Tarik Torgaddon, Captain 'Little Horus' Aximand, Iacton Qruze, Maloghurst 'the Twisted'
(Captain Solomon Demeter, Lord Commander Eidolon, Captain Saul Tarvitz, Captain Lucius, Gaius Caphon, Chaplain Charmosian, Apothocary Fabius, and Ancient Rylanor seconded from the 28th Expeditionary Fleet at the Istvaan system)
Notable Actions
The compliance of Sixty-Three Nineteen
Final compliance of Murder AKA One-Forty Twenty
First contact with and eradication of the Interex
The crushing of Eugene Temba's rebellion on Davin
Eradication of the Technocracy Brotherhood
Orchestration of the virus-bombing of Istvaan III

140th Expeditionary Fleet
Notable Vessels
Battlebarge Misericord
Notable Characters
Captain Khitas Fromeof the Blood Angels, Master of the Fleet Mathanual August
Notable Actions
The disastrous failed invasion of Murder AKA One-Forty Twenty

203rd Expeditionary Fleet
Notable Vessels
Conqueror (flagship)
Notable Characters
Primarch Angron, 8th Captain Kharn
Notable Actions
Disruption of negotiations with human population of Drakonis Three Eleven
Eradication of the Auretian Technocracy

670th Expeditionary Fleet
Notable Vessels
Flagship Blamires, Carrier Loren, Loudon, Solar Wind, Cantium, Tancredi, Agostini, Siege-frigate Barbustion
Notable Characters
Lord Commander Namatijira, Alpharius, Omegon, Ingo Pech, Thais Herzog, Hetman Bronzi, Hetman Soneka, Major General Dev, Bajolur-Captain Chayne
Notable Actions
Compliance of Six-Seventy One through Six-Seventy Twenty-Four
Aborted invasion of Nurth AKA Six-Seventy Twenty-Five


954th Expeditionary Fleet
Notable Vessels
Battlebarge Ironwolf, Cruiser Stormblade
Notable Characters
Wolflord Bulveye of the Space Wolves 13th Company, Halvdan Bale-Eye second-in-command
Notable Actions
Pacification of the Lammas Subsector including Kernunnos and Antimon

GreyWolf - May 15, 2008 04:41 AM (GMT)
63rd Expedition Fleet- may want to include Davin, Ullanor, and Murder in the notable campaigns, although I'm not sure if it was that specific fleet that undertook those (the small possibility exists that the Luna Wolves got shuffled into a different fleet after Horus was promoted).

4th Expedition Fleet (from Descent of Angels)

Vessels
Dark Angels Strike Cruiser Wrath of Caliban
White Scars Strike Cruiser Swift Horseman (replaced by Wrath of Caliban)
Flagship Invincible Reason
Troopship Noble Sinew
Troopship Bold Conveyor
Frigate Intrepid
Frigate Dauntless
Destroyer Arbalest

Characters
Lion El'Jonson, Luther, Zahariel, Nemiel, Chapter Master Hadariel, Brother Librarian Israfael

Actions
Compliance of Sarosh/ Four - Three

670th Expedition Fleet (from Legion)

Vessels
Flagship Blamires
Carrier Loren
Loudon*
Solar Wind*
Cantium*
Tancredi*
Alpha Legion Battle Barge Alpha**
Alpha Legion Battle Barge Beta**

*these vessels are not designated by type, but are named in the book
**these vessels belong to the Alpha Legion, and so are not necessarily part of the regular fleet (as evidenced by later scenes in the novel)

Characters
Lord Commander Namatijira, Alpharius*, Omegon*, Ingo Pech*, Thais Herzog*, Hetman Bronzi**, Hetman Soneka**, Major General Dev, Bajolur-Captain Chayne

*these are Alpha Legion personnel, and so serve with the Expedition for a time, yet are not necessarily a part of it
**these men are Alpha Legion operatives, so are in a "grey area"

Actions
Compliance of Six-Seventy One through Six-Seventy Twenty-Four*
Compliance of Nurth/ Six-Seventy Twenty-Five (failed)

*these campaigns most likely did not involve the Alpha Legion, or any other Astartes Legions

More to follow as I brush up on my novels. B)

EDIT: I hope this what you were looking for...

Weiss - May 15, 2008 06:59 AM (GMT)
52nd Expeditionary Fleet (Iron Hands, from Fulgrim)

Vessels
Fist of Iron: Ferrus Manus' flagship.
Ferrum: Strike Cruiser. Captain: Balhaan.
Armorum Ferrus: Iron Hands ship. Class undesignated.
Medusa's Glory: Ship crippled in battle with Diasporex Fleet. Class undesignated.
Heart of Gold: Ship destroyed by Diasporex Fleet. Class undesignated.
Iron Dream: Ship boarded by the Diasporex. Boarding repulsed, but Diasporex Command Ship destroys it with an "almost casual" broadside.
Metallus: Batlle-Barge destroyed by the Diasporex

Notable Characters
Primarch Ferrus Manus, First Captain Gabriel Santar, Captain Balhaan, Iron Father Diederik, Master of Astropaths Cistor, Adept Xanthus: Senior representative of the Mechanicum.

Notable Actions
Destruction of the Diasporex Fleet (with the aid of the Emperor's Children Expedition)

ShroudFilm - May 15, 2008 05:34 PM (GMT)
We shouldn't suppose anything... let's keep to the stone cold facts here.

Keep those references coming, we're already well on the way! :)

Weiss - May 16, 2008 06:28 AM (GMT)
Suppositions removed. :D

ShroudFilm - May 16, 2008 10:14 AM (GMT)
It's ok - I already copied everyone's contributions into the first post, suppositions removed! :D

Anodyr - May 16, 2008 10:20 AM (GMT)
Could notable regiments be added as a heading to each fleet? e.g. the accompanying legions, named Imperial Army regiments etc.

Astelan - July 2, 2008 06:59 PM (GMT)
140th Expeditionary Fleet

Blood Angels Battle Barge : Misericord

18no. Assorted vessels comprising carriers, mass conveyances and escorts but all unnamed.

3 Companies of Blood Angels under Captain Frome
4000 Imperial Army personnel but no Mechanicum support

Notable personae :

Khitas Frome, Blood Angel Captain

Mathanual August, Master of the Fleet

Kharn - July 2, 2008 07:32 PM (GMT)
QUOTE
670th Expedition Fleet (from Legion)

Vessels
Flagship Blamires
Carrier Loren
Loudon*
Solar Wind*
Cantium*
Tancredi*
Alpha Legion Battle Barge Alpha**
Alpha Legion Battle Barge Beta**

*these vessels are not designated by type, but are named in the book
**these vessels belong to the Alpha Legion, and so are not necessarily part of the regular fleet (as evidenced by later scenes in the novel)

Characters
Lord Commander Namatijira, Alpharius*, Omegon*, Ingo Pech*, Thais Herzog*, Hetman Bronzi**, Hetman Soneka**, Major General Dev, Bajolur-Captain Chayne

*these are Alpha Legion personnel, and so serve with the Expedition for a time, yet are not necessarily a part of it
**these men are Alpha Legion operatives, so are in a "grey area"

Actions
Compliance of Six-Seventy One through Six-Seventy Twenty-Four*
Compliance of Nurth/ Six-Seventy Twenty-Five (failed)


I wouldn't be so sure. If there were Alpha Legionares in that fleet we wouldn't know anything about it, which means it must not be Alpha Legion! :blink:

ShroudFilm - July 2, 2008 08:10 PM (GMT)
Nice updates, I wonder what the next novel will hold for us?

VESPASIAN - July 2, 2008 08:38 PM (GMT)
My lips are sealed!!!...I can't say. ;) :ph43r:

I guess that you'll just have to wait and see. :P

Astelan - July 3, 2008 05:30 PM (GMT)
28th Expeditionary Fleet (Fulgrim)

Vessels :
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Fulgrims Flagship, Pride of the Emperor.
Strike Cruiser Andronius
Fulgrim's Virtue (unclassified)
Fulgrims personal attack craft "The Firebird", believed to be a modified Stormbird personally designed and constructed by Fulgrim

Battle barge Proudheart**

Notable Personae :
Fulgrim, Lord Commander Vespasian, Captain Julius Kaesoron, Captain Marius Vairosean, Lycaon, Lord Commander (Imperial Army) Thaddeus Fayle.

Captain Solomon Demeter*, Gaius Caphon*, Chaplain Charmosian*, Apothocary Fabius*, Ancient Rylanor*.

Lord Commander Eidolon**, Captain Saul Tarvitz**, Captain Lucius**.

Notable Actions :
Compliance of Twenty Eight One through Three.
Aided in the destruction of the Diasporex Fleet.
Worlds Twenty Eight Four and five others in the Perdus Anomoly discovered, later to be virus bombed by the fleet after an engagement with the forces of Ulthwe on the Eldar named planet Tarsus.
Liberation of Imperial worlds in the Callinedes system.

* Seconded to the command of the Warmaster and the 63rd Epedition at the Istvaan system
** Seconded to a peacekeeping tour of the Satyr Lanxus Belt, the reinforcement of imperial units on Murder and then to the command of the 63rd Expedition at the Istvaan system

Wall of text over but its a fairly comprehensive list taken from "Fulgrim"

Fulgrim - July 9, 2008 04:04 PM (GMT)
From Fulgrim:

12th Expeditionary Fleet

Vessels
?

Notable Characters
Roboute Gulliman

Notable Actions
?

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Benedict Arnold - September 16, 2008 02:23 AM (GMT)
Any chance someone could update this info to reflect Battle for the Abyss? I have yet to purchase a copy/read it, but am interested in relevant information for the Thousand Son involved. Is there any indication of what expedition he belonged to/fellow Legions involved with the Thousand Sons? I require information.... :ph43r:

(I'll delete this or a mod can if it is considered undesirable in this thread, I simply am hoping for updates and knowledge.)
Thanks in Advance,
BA

edit: So far I have that the Strike Cruiser Waning Moon commanded by Fleet Captain Mhotep is involved in the story. Any additional information would be greatly appreciated though.

ShroudFilm - September 16, 2008 11:29 AM (GMT)
I'm only about 7 chapters in... had NO time to read, but I am off to Prague tomorrow so hopefully I will finish it there! :D

I've not read any mention of any expeditionary fleets - we have a few collections of ships which have been commandeered, and a big one which shouldn't exist...

Magos Explorator - September 16, 2008 12:00 PM (GMT)
I don't believe the book details any expeditionary fleets.

teejay91b - December 20, 2008 03:59 AM (GMT)
I noticed in the entry for the 63rd Expedition, the final compliance of Murder is mentioned. I thought that the Diasporex appeared before the campaign was concluded. Could the world be considered compliant if hostilities were ongoing?

ShroudFilm - December 20, 2008 02:21 PM (GMT)
Interex... :D

It's an interesting point - I think the aim was the ending of hostilities on 140-20, which was essentially achieved?

teejay91b - December 29, 2008 10:40 PM (GMT)
Oops! yeah, I meant Interex.

Inquisitor Malaclypse - December 30, 2008 02:26 PM (GMT)
what fleets (if any) were the World Eaters and/or Death Guard involved in?

just curious.

The Red Sorcerer - May 19, 2010 10:55 AM (GMT)
Clearly this thread needs a bit of an update!! Have added the 47th and 954th fleet from Tales of Heresy - more to come...

EDIT:
And the 28th from Thousand Sons. Note there are two 28th Expeditionary Fleets in the list, because GW... ahem... seem to have forgotten that they had already used the 28th Expedition as Fulgrim's fleet when the time came to write Thousand Sons. Oooops. Anyway, its clearly a different fleet, so I've listed both.

ShroudFilm - October 4, 2010 11:26 PM (GMT)
Updated when I found a reference to Angron's fleet in False Gods.

Ancient Rylanor - October 5, 2010 07:29 AM (GMT)
I thought in Galaxy in Flames it said the Istvaan System was brought into compliance by the Raven Guard.

malika - October 5, 2010 08:41 AM (GMT)
A little something about the 27th fleet, the Raven Guard didn't bring Davin to compliance. Davin was conquered by a combined force of the Word Bearers and Luna Wolves. The Raven Guard took over Istvaan III.

Ancient Rylanor - February 10, 2011 05:02 AM (GMT)
51st Expeditionary Fleet

Notable Vessels
Iron Warriors 14th Grand Company's flagship, "fat cruiser", Benthos.

Notable Characters
Warsmith Krendl, Warsmith Dantioch, Iron Palatine Zygmund Tarrasch.
Legio Argentum Titan Legio
Colonel Kruishank’s Ninth–Ward Angeloi Adamantiphracts

Notable Actions
Compliance of Damantyne. Construction of the fortress, Schadenhold.


Sources:
http://www.blacklibrary.com/Downloads/Prod...eofdarkness.pdf

http://www.blacklibrary.com/Blog/Excusive-...Tour-Dates.html

malika - July 4, 2012 12:56 PM (GMT)
203rd Expeditionary Fleet


Notable Actions:
War on Alpha Shalish against Xenos (Lacrymoles)

Source:
6th edition Rulebook

Marcoos - November 21, 2012 09:10 PM (GMT)
I don't know whether this thread is being kept up to date any more, but there are a couple of peces of information from The Primarchs anthology. Nothing hugely informative, the information is very scant, but it is something to add.

915th Expeditionary Fleet

Notable Vessels:
Unknown

Notable Characters:
V Legion White Scars (unknown)

Notable Actions:
War against Orks on Phemus IV

Source: The Serpent Beneath, The Primarchs anthology


406th Expeditionary Fleet

Notable Vessels:
Fastidious Prosecutor (Heavy Cruiser)

Notable Characters:
X Legion Iron Hands, Iron Father Captain Lasko Midoa, Captain Casalir Lorramech

Notable Actions:
Compliance of various worlds pre and post Istvaan V, engaged Death Guard fleet in campaign around Perditus Ultima

Source: The Lion, The Primarchs anthology

Marcoos - December 7, 2012 09:23 AM (GMT)
A bit of information, of significantly varying level of detail, from The First Heretic.

1301st Expeditionary Fleet

Notable Vessels:
De Profundis (unknown class), Orfeo's Lament (destroyer), Shield of Scarus (strike cruiser, lost in warp), Unending Reverence (unknown class, lost in warp), Gregorian (unknown class, lost in warp)

Notable Characters:
Fleetmaster Baloc Torvud, Argel Tal & the Serrated Sun chapter of XVII Legion Word Bearers, 54th Euchar Infantry, Legio Cybernetica Carthage Cohort

Notable Actions:
Rediscovery of Cadia, exploration of the Eye of Terror, various compliances during the 3years after Monarchia

277th Expeditionary Fleet

Notable Vessels:
Unknown

Notable Characters:
XVIII Legion Raven Guard (unknown)

Notable Actions:
Unknown

2188th Expeditionary Fleet

Notable Vessels:
Unknown

Notable Characters:
Unknown

Notable Actions:
Disappeared in the warp in a 'region near Colchis'

3855th Expeditionary Fleet

Notable Vessels:
Unknown

Notable Characters:
XVII Legion Word Bearers Bloodied Visage an Crescent Moon chapters

Notable Actions:
Unknown




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