Seeking a further refinement of the Seeker concept, the Alpha Legion formed Kill Teams of skilled infiltrators who specialized in creating conditions of all-consuming chaos among the enemy's ranks. They sowed confusion by eliminating key officers, striking key positions, and sabotaging key assets. Had their activities been known by the Galaxy at large, they would have been greatly feared.[1a] They were considered to be one of several formations referred to as an Effrit Stealth Squad.
As the most skilled infiltrators and assassins in the Legion, Headhunters had access to the most advanced wargear the Alpha Legion could provide. This included Combi-Bolters with specialized Banestrike ammunition designed specifically to penetrate Power Armour, and Power Daggers.[1a]
- Efreet were a type of death-spirit in Arab mythology.
- 1: The Horus Heresy Book Three - Extermination
- 2: Alpharius: Head of the Hydra (Novel) - In the Shadows