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A Force Commander is the unofficial title given to an officer of the Adeptus Astartes who commands a non-standard size force of Imperial Space Marines.

Astartes forces are usually led by their overall Chapter Master or a Captain who commands one of the Chapter's companies.

However, when the forces of several different Chapters, or forces from more than one company of a Chapter, are engaged in battle, the overall command of the action goes to the most capable officer or non-commissioned officer on the field.

For the length of the engagement, this individual is usually referred to as the "Force Commander," regardless of his actual formal rank.

Notable Force Commanders

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