|This article is about the Space Marine recruits; for the Genestealer cultists, see Genestealer.|
In most Codex Chapters, Neophytes are formed into Scout Squads, until they are promoted to full Space Marine status. Even though it is a long and painful process, requiring the most brutal training and the receiving of implanted organs, it is a process that is undergone willingly for the defense of the Imperium.
Black Templars Neophytes are not organised into a separate Scout Company like other Chapters. Instead, they receive their training from an individual Initiate who teaches by example. Such Neophytes can be a part of any Black Templars Squad as necessary.
Space Wolves Neophytes, after undergoing the first stage of their genetic transformation, are assigned to Blood Claw Packs, encouraged to vent their youthful enthusiasm on the enemy under the tutelage of more experienced Grey Hunters.
- 1: Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition) pgs. 10-11
- 2: Codex: Black Templars (4th Edition), pg. 37
- 3: Codex: Space Wolves (5th Edition), pg. 25