A Tactical Squad is the most versatile and tactically flexible force in the Space Marine army[1a], making up the majority of the four Battle Companies and the entirety of two of the four Reserve Companies in a typical Codex Chapter [1b]. This makes them the most common type of unit in the Space Marine forces.[1a]
Training and Deployment
Prior to service in a Tactical Squad, Space Marines must prove themselves capable in all aspects of warfare by completing several campaigns in Assault and Devastator Squads, a process that can last years or decades.[1a] Not all Space Marines are able to make the transition, either possessing a particular talent or obsession within one area, or simply lacking the mental flexibility required to embrace the Tactical Squad's fluid nature.[1a]
All Tactical Marines wear the standard Space Marine power armour and carry a bolt pistol, a boltgun, and frag and krak grenades. They may also be armed with a variety of Flamers, Meltaguns, Plasma Guns, Grav-Guns, Heavy Bolters, Lascannons, Missile Launchers, Multi-meltas, Plasma Cannons and Grav-Cannons [1c].
The Space Marine Sergeant may also have melta bombs and teleport homer, and can exchange his boltgun and/or bolt pistol for a Chainsword, Combi-melta, Combi-flamer, Combi-plasma, Combi-grav, Storm Bolter, Plasma pistol, Grav-pistol, Power weapon, or Power fist [1c].
- 1: Codex: Space Marines (5th Edition):
- 2: Games Workshop Website (last accessed September 25, 2012)
- 3: Games Workshop Website (last accessed September 25, 2012)
|Chapter Command||Chapter Master • Chapter Ancient • Chapter Champion • Honour Guard • Master of Sanctity • Chief Librarian • Master of the Fleet • Master of the Forge • Chief Apothecary • Master|
|Company Command||Captain • Command Squad • Reclusiam Command Squad • Company Standard Bearer • Company Champion|
|Specialists||Librarian (Epistolary • Codicier • Lexicanium) • Techmarine • Apothecary • Chaplain|
|Veterans||Terminators (Terminator Squad • Terminator Assault • Terminator Command • Cataphractii Terminators • Tartaros Terminators) • Sternguard Veteran • Vanguard Veterans|
|Troops||Tactical • Assault • Devastator • Scout • Centurion Assault • Centurion Devastator|