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Inceptor Space Marines

An Inceptor Squad is a jump pack equipped Primaris Space Marine unit, although it is not equivalent to standard Assault Squads, as its standard wargear relies entirely on guns rather than melee weapons.


The swiftest of the Primaris Space Marines, Inceptors fill the role of spearhead troops. They hit the enemy in one sudden and overwhelming blow, leaving them reeling as follow-up waves of Space Marines drive home the attack.[2]

Equipped with heavy jump packs and reinforced Mk.X "Gravis" Armour, Inceptors are dropped from low orbit onto the battlefield below. Leaping from the assault bays of low-orbiting attack craft, these daring warriors brave the fury of re-entry. If the enemy detects their approach at all, they will often do so under the misapprehension that the Inceptors are stray warheads, or castoff debris from orbital combat. Some squads intentionally make planetfall amidst such falling debris. By the time the foe realizes that they are under attack, the Inceptors are already upon them.[2]

Despite the ground-shattering force with which they land, Inceptors touch down with absolute control, opening fire immediately with the bulky but rapid-firing assault bolters that form their primary armaments, though some instead wield Plasma Exterminators. Servo-equipped boot-plates allow Inceptor Squads to survive landing at intense speeds, and provide extra boost when they jump from the ground. Often paired with squads deployed by Drop Pod, Inceptors are the perfect troops to blast out a beachhead and then provide fire support to keep it clear. They also slaughter crucial command assets or silence flak batteries before the main Space Marine attack descends.[2]


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