A Fire Support Squad is a tactical designation applied to Space Marine combat squads. A Chapter's Fire Support Squads provide heavy covering fire to their battleline and close support brethren, whether by assassinating key targets, suppressing the foe or hunting enemy armour.
By their target selection, marksmanship and timely application of firepower are countless battles won.
The designation began to be used in the wake of the reforms made to the Codex Astartes and the Adeptus Astartes themselves in the Era Indomitus after the resurrection of the Primarch Roboute Guilliman and the introduction of the Primaris Space Marines.
Space Marine squads that are designated as Fire Support Squads include:
- Aggressor Squad
- Devastator Squad
- Hellblaster Squad
- Eliminator Squad (Vanguard Space Marine formation)
- Centurion Devastator Squad
- Codex: Space Marines (8th Edition, Revised Codex), pg. 74
|Primaris Space Marine Forces|
|Command||Primaris Captain • Primaris Lieutenant • Vanguard Lieutenant • Primaris Ancient|
|Specialists||Primaris Apothecary (Helix Adept) • Primaris Librarian • Vanguard Librarian • Primaris Chaplain|
|Battleline||Intercessor • Vanguard Infiltrator|
|Close Support||Inceptor • Reiver • Incursor|
|Fire Support||Hellblaster • Aggressor • Vanguard Eliminator • Vanguard Suppressor|
|Combat Walkers and Vehicles||Astraeus • Redemptor Dreadnought • Repulsor • Repulsor Executioner • Impulsor • Gladiator • Raider (Bike) • Invader ATV • Invictor Tactical Warsuit • Stormspeeder|
|Aircraft||Overlord • Drop Pod|