"Though I have slumbered, you will find my performance undiminished. I am an Angel of Death, and war never changes."
The most numerous and strategically versatile warriors in a Codex Astartes-compliant Space Marine Chapter form battleline squads. They are flexible enough to press home an attack, or hold a position with withering firepower. Whatever the strategic challenge, the battleline squads are equal to the task.
A strong core of reliable and adaptable warriors that can lay down fire while advancing or holding terrain is an invaluable aid to any tactician. In the case of strike forces bolstered by Primaris battle-brothers, this role is filled by the Intercessor Squads.
Capable of levelling overlapping salvoes of firepower, Intercessor Squads often form the flexible fighting core of newly-founded Primaris Chapters. Many already established Chapters have taken to fielding them alongside their Firstborn Tactical Squads.
Well does Roboute Guilliman recall the success of single-armament squads from the era of the Great Crusade -- the combination of the focused firepower of the Intercessor Squads and the adaptability of the Tactical Squads has proven all but unstoppable.
Recently Primaris-reinforced Chapters such as the Crimson Fists or Scythes of the Emperor have found these new warriors fit for a multitude of tasks. More Codex-divergent Chapters have found their own roles for Intercessor Squads, from the stern dropsite defenders of the Raven Guard to the breach-suppressors of the Imperial Fists.
Each member of an Intercessor Squad carries some variant of a Bolt Rifle, the standard Mark II Cawl Pattern version of which has a longer range and greater armour penetration than the older pattern Bolter. Additionally, each Intercessor also bears a Bolt Pistol and Frag and Krak Grenades.
This load-out allows Intercessor Squads to dominate any firefight, laying down punishing fire to eliminate all but the most resilient of foes. But Intercessor Squads are not purely ranged specialists. They are capable of punching clean through ferrocrete walls, enduring the heat of raging infernos, and ripping apart xenos horrors with their gauntleted hands.
- 4 - 9 Intercessors
- 1 Intercessor Sergeant
- Mark X Tacticus Power Armour
- Mark II Cawl Pattern Bolt Rifle
- Bolt Pistol
- Frag Grenades
- Krak Grenades
- Auto Bolt Rifle (Optional)
- Stalker Bolt Rifle (Optional)
- Power Sword (Intercessor Sergeant Only)
- Grenade Launcher (For every 5 Primaris Astartes in unit)
- Codex Adeptus Astartes - Space Marines (8th Edition), pp. 68, 148
- Codex: Space Marines (8th Edition) (Revised Codex), pp. 68, 120
- Dark Imperium (Novel) by Guy Haley
- Wrath & Glory: Rulebook (RPG) (Cubicle 7 Revised Edition 2020), pg. 117
- Warhammer Community - Primaris Space Marines: Gaming
- Warhammer Community - A New Breed of Hero
- Warhammer Community - Primaris Space Marines: FAQ.
- Codex: Space Marines Primaris Edition
|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|