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[[File:InceptorSquad.jpg|thumb|250px|An Inceptor Squad of [[Primaris Space Marines]] of the [[Ultramarines]] [[Chapter]] armed with [[Assault Bolter]]s]]
 
[[File:InceptorSquad.jpg|thumb|250px|An Inceptor Squad of [[Primaris Space Marines]] of the [[Ultramarines]] [[Chapter]] armed with [[Assault Bolter]]s]]
An '''Inceptor''', who is usually part of an '''Inceptor Squad''', is the standard [[Jump Pack]]-equipped heavy assault unit of the [[Primaris Space Marines]] who wear the Mark X Gravis Pattern variant of Mark X Tacticus [[Power Armour]] and wield twin [[Assault Bolter]]s into combat. Inceptors are similar in combat function to an [[Assault Squad]] of standard [[Astartes]] or a [[Legion Assault Squad]] of ancient Astartes [[Space Marine Legions|Legionaries]].
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An '''Inceptor''', who is usually part of an '''Inceptor Squad''', is the standard [[Jump Pack]]-equipped heavy assault unit of the [[Primaris Space Marines]] who wear the Gravis variant of Mark X [[Power Armour]] and wield twin [[Assault Bolter]]s into combat. Inceptors are similar in combat function to an [[Assault Squad]] of standard [[Astartes]] or a [[Legion Assault Squad]] of ancient Astartes [[Space Marine Legions|Legionaries]].
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In the ''[[Codex Astartes]]'', [[Roboute Guilliman]] has been very clear about the role and importance of [[Astartes]] close support squads. A well-coordinated and perfectly timed assault can break the back of any foe, cracking open their lines and sending the remnants of their army fleeing. To make such breakthrough attacks, the designated troops must be fast, aggressive and hard-hitting.
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The swiftest of the Primaris Battle-Brothers, 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.
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Equipped with heavy [[Jump Pack]]s and reinforced Mark X Gravis Power Armour, Inceptors can be dropped from the very edge of a planet’s atmospheric envelope. Leaping from the assault bays of low-orbiting [[Attack Craft]], these daring warriors brave the fury of re-entry before locking their drop coordinates and jetting towards their objective like missiles. If the enemy detects their approach at all, they will often do so under the misapprehension that the Inceptors are stray warheads, or cast-off debris from orbital combat. Some squads intentionally make planetfall amidst such falling detritus, weaving through the blazing, tumbling storm of wreckage before breaking away as it flares to nothing, and plunging down into the enemy’s midst. By the time the foe realises that they are under attack, the Inceptors are already upon them.
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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 Bolter]]s that form their primary armaments. 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 attacking by [[Drop Pod]], Inceptors are the perfect troops to blast out a beachhead and then provide fire support to keep it clear. The tornado of firepower generated by an Inceptor Squad is more than enough to sweep away horrified enemy infantry, slaughter crucial command assets or silence flak batteries before the main Space Marine attack descends.
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==Unit Composition==
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*'''2 Inceptors'''
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*'''1 Inceptor [[Sergeant]]'''
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*'''Up to 3 additional Inceptors'''
   
 
==Wargear==
 
==Wargear==
*'''Mark X Gravis Pattern [[Power Armour]]'''
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*'''Mark X Gravis [[Power Armour]]'''
 
*'''2 [[Assault Bolter]]s'''
 
*'''2 [[Assault Bolter]]s'''
*'''2 [[Assault Exterminator]]s (Optional)'''
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*'''2 [[Plasma Exterminator]]s (Optional replacements for Assault Bolters)'''
   
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
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==Sources==
 
==Sources==
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*''Codex Adeptus Astartes - Space Marines (8th Edition), pp. 70, 171
 
*''Dark Imperium'' (Novel) by Guy Haley
 
*''Dark Imperium'' (Novel) by Guy Haley
 
*[https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/05/15/primaris-space-marines-gaming-may15gw-homepage-post-4/ ''Warhammer Community - Primaris Space Marines: Gaming'']
 
*[https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/05/15/primaris-space-marines-gaming-may15gw-homepage-post-4/ ''Warhammer Community - Primaris Space Marines: Gaming'']
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*[https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/05/15/primaris-space-marines-faq-may15gw-homepage-post-2/ ''Warhammer Community - Primaris Space Marines: FAQ''].
 
*[https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/05/15/primaris-space-marines-faq-may15gw-homepage-post-2/ ''Warhammer Community - Primaris Space Marines: FAQ''].
 
*[https://www.games-workshop.com/en-NZ/Codex-Space-Marines-hb-2017-ltd-ENG ''Codex: Space Marines Primaris Edition'']
 
*[https://www.games-workshop.com/en-NZ/Codex-Space-Marines-hb-2017-ltd-ENG ''Codex: Space Marines Primaris Edition'']
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==Gallery==
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<gallery position="center">
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InceptorPlasmaExterminators.jpg|An Inceptor of the Ultramarines Chapter wielding twin Plasma Exterminators
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</gallery>
   
 
{{Primaris Space Marine Forces}}
 
{{Primaris Space Marine Forces}}

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InceptorSquad

An Inceptor Squad of Primaris Space Marines of the Ultramarines Chapter armed with Assault Bolters

An Inceptor, who is usually part of an Inceptor Squad, is the standard Jump Pack-equipped heavy assault unit of the Primaris Space Marines who wear the Gravis variant of Mark X Power Armour and wield twin Assault Bolters into combat. Inceptors are similar in combat function to an Assault Squad of standard Astartes or a Legion Assault Squad of ancient Astartes Legionaries.

In the Codex Astartes, Roboute Guilliman has been very clear about the role and importance of Astartes close support squads. A well-coordinated and perfectly timed assault can break the back of any foe, cracking open their lines and sending the remnants of their army fleeing. To make such breakthrough attacks, the designated troops must be fast, aggressive and hard-hitting.

The swiftest of the Primaris Battle-Brothers, 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.

Equipped with heavy Jump Packs and reinforced Mark X Gravis Power Armour, Inceptors can be dropped from the very edge of a planet’s atmospheric envelope. Leaping from the assault bays of low-orbiting Attack Craft, these daring warriors brave the fury of re-entry before locking their drop coordinates and jetting towards their objective like missiles. If the enemy detects their approach at all, they will often do so under the misapprehension that the Inceptors are stray warheads, or cast-off debris from orbital combat. Some squads intentionally make planetfall amidst such falling detritus, weaving through the blazing, tumbling storm of wreckage before breaking away as it flares to nothing, and plunging down into the enemy’s midst. By the time the foe realises that they are under attack, the Inceptors are already upon them.

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. 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 attacking by Drop Pod, Inceptors are the perfect troops to blast out a beachhead and then provide fire support to keep it clear. The tornado of firepower generated by an Inceptor Squad is more than enough to sweep away horrified enemy infantry, slaughter crucial command assets or silence flak batteries before the main Space Marine attack descends.

Unit Composition

  • 2 Inceptors
  • 1 Inceptor Sergeant
  • Up to 3 additional Inceptors

Wargear

See Also

Sources

Gallery

Primaris Space Marine Forces
Command Primaris CaptainPrimaris LieutenantVanguard LieutenantPrimaris Ancient
Specialists Primaris Apothecary (Helix Adept) • Primaris LibrarianVanguard LibrarianPrimaris Chaplain
Battleline IntercessorVanguard Infiltrator
Close Support InceptorReiverIncursor
Fire Support HellblasterAggressorVanguard EliminatorVanguard Suppressor
Combat Walkers and Vehicles AstraeusRedemptor DreadnoughtRepulsorRepulsor ExecutionerImpulsorInvictor Tactical Warsuit
Aircraft Overlord
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