Flius Land Speeder Squadron

An Ultramarines Legion Land Speeder Squad during the Battle of Calth.

A Legion Land Speeder Squad was a specialised fast attack unit of the ancient Space Marine Legions used during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy eras in the late 30th and early 31st Millennia. Land Speeders were a mainstay of the early Space Marine Legions and were often utilised for high-speed reconnaissance, tank-hunting and close air support on the battlefield.


Borvinus Land Speeder Squad 231

An Emperor's Children Legion Land Speeder Squadron during an Imperial Compliance action.

During the Great Crusade the Land Speeder was a mainstay of most Space Marine Legion armouries. These high-speed reconnaissance and rapid attack skimmers utilised anti-gravity technology to achieve extraordinary battlefield mobility and speed. As lightly armoured two-man craft, they required the kind of skill and reflexes to operate at peak performance that only a Space Marine could bring to bear, and relied more on their extreme manoeuvrability and speed for survival than durability.

Land Speeder squadrons provided a Space Marine force with a flexible core of rapidly deployable firepower and made for highly able tank-hunters and close air support units. As a result, mixed formations of Land Speeders were often called upon to operate as a rapid reaction force, held in reserve to quickly intercept enemy counter-attacks. Striking fast and hard they were particularly apt to fight delaying actions whilst the rest of a Space Marine force moved into attack positions or redeployed, and were able to use their speed to retreat successfully if needed from the very teeth of a foe.

Unit Composition

  • 1-5 Space Marine Land Speeders


Optional Wargear

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