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"There is no place foe traitors to hide from us. Let them go to ground. Let them surround themselves with throngs of baying Warpspawn or high fortress walls. It makes no difference. Our scopes will seek them out and we shall deliver unto them the Emperor's Justice."

— Eliminator Varrus, Ultramarines 2nd Company

An Ultramarine Eliminator during the War of Beasts.

A Vanguard Eliminator is a type of Vanguard Space Marine who is usually part of an Eliminator Squad.

Dedicated marksmen, these fire support Primaris Marines haunt the shadows of the battlefield, seeking out high-value targets and bringing them down with pinpoint volleys of bolt rounds.


Eliminator Squads utilise a particularly stripped down version of Mark X Phobos Pattern Power Armour. This allows them to operate with maximum discretion as they stalk their prey.

Their primary armament is the Mark III Shrike Pattern Bolt Sniper Rifle. The optical sights of this weapon can be tailored for any situation, from thermoscopic vision to precision Auspex scans that can penetrate several feet through solid matter. Once marked, there is nowhere for an Eliminator's prey to hide, and no amount of protective armour that can stop the killing shot.

Each member of an Eliminator Squad carries spare magazines filled with special issue ammunition, tailored for every tactical eventuality and variety of target.

A squad of Vanguard Eliminators armed with Bolt Sniper Rifles and wearing Camo Cloaks.

Hyperfrag rounds detonate in a shower of shrapnel, sending out a cloud of lacerating shards that devastates closely-packed infantry.

Executioner rounds, by comparison, are sophisticated self-guiding missiles slaved to a miniaturised Cogitator that can seek their target behind cover, even changing direction mid-flight with tiny bursts of ballistic propellant.

Mortis bolts, meanwhile, spew self-replicating mutagenic toxins into the flesh of the target, causing the rapid and complete collapse of all vital biological systems while making for a horrifying spectacle into the bargain.

When fighting amongst Vanguard forces, Eliminator Squads are expected to fulfil a wide variety of roles as the situation demands, switching quickly from knocking out artillery crews and enemy communications specialists, to mowing down massed foes moving to reinforce the battleline, to picking off the foe's own elite marksmen in vicious sniper-duels.

Ultramarines Eliminators zero their sights upon the enemy's commanders and unleash a lethal volley of shots.

When serving as 9th Company assets attached to a more traditional strike force, they instead inhabit the specialised niche of silent assassins -- an Eliminator Squad may be tasked with the death of a specific enemy leader, threading like the spectre of death through the mayhem of battle to line up their perfect kill-shots.

Alternatively, their pinpoint fire may be put to use covering spearhead assaults or swiftly cutting the legs out from under sudden enemy counterattacks.

Unit Composition



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 ExecutionerImpulsorGladiatorRaider (Bike)Invader ATVInvictor Tactical WarsuitStormspeeder
Aircraft Overlord
Space Marine Forces
Chapter Command Chapter MasterMaster of the KeepMaster of SanctityChief LibrarianMaster of the ApothecarionMaster of the ForgeMaster of the WatchMaster of the FleetMaster of the ArsenalMaster of the MarchesMaster of the RitesMaster of RelicsChief VictuallerLord ExecutionerMaster of RecruitsMaster of ReconnaissanceMaster of the SignalChapter AncientPrimaris AncientChapter ChampionHonour Guard
Company Command Command SquadReclusiam Command SquadCaptainPrimaris CaptainLieutenantPrimaris LieutenantCompany AncientCompany Champion
Specialists Librarian (EpistolaryCodicierLexicaniumPrimaris LibrarianVanguard Librarian) • Chaplain (ReclusiarchPrimaris Chaplain) • Apothecary (Primaris ApothecaryHelix Adept) • Techmarine
Veteran Squads Veteran Marines (Sternguard VeteranVanguard Veteran) • Terminator SquadTerminator Assault Squad
Battleline Squads Tactical SquadIntercessor SquadInfiltrator Squad
Close Support Squads Assault SquadInceptor SquadReiver SquadIncursor SquadSuppressor SquadBike SquadCenturion Assault Squad
Fire Support Squads Aggressor SquadDevastator SquadHellblaster SquadEliminator SquadCenturion Devastator Squad
Neophyte Squads Scout SquadScout Bike Squad
Light Vehicles Assault BikeAttack BikeScout BikeLand Speeder (Land Speeder StormLand Speeder TempestLand Speeder TornadoLand Speeder TyphoonLand Speeder VengeanceLand Speeder ProteusDarkshroud)
Combat Walkers Dreadnought (Castraferrum DreadnoughtSiege DreadnoughtHellfire DreadnoughtIronclad DreadnoughtVenerable DreadnoughtMortis DreadnoughtChaplain DreadnoughtLibrarian DreadnoughtFurioso DreadnoughtDeath Company DreadnoughtRedemptor DreadnoughtWulfen DreadnoughtDoomglaive Dreadnought) • Nemesis DreadknightInvictor Tactical Warsuit
Armoured Personnel Carriers RhinoRazorbackDamocles Command RhinoRhino PrimarisRhino AdvancerImpulsor
Main Battle Tanks Predator Destructor (Predator AnnihilatorBaal Predator) • Land Raider (Land Raider PhobosLand Raider CrusaderLand Raider RedeemerLand Raider AchillesLand Raider PrometheusLand Raider Terminus UltraLand Raider AresLand Raider ExcelsiorLand Raider Wrath of MjalnarLand Raider Angel InfernusLand Raider Solemnus AggressorLand Raider Anvilarum) • Deimos Vindicator Laser DestroyerRepulsorRepulsor ExecutionerAstraeus
Artillery WhirlwindVindicatorStalkerHunterWhirlwind HyperiosLand Raider HeliosThunderfire Cannon
Aircraft StormtalonThunderhawkThunderhawk TransporterShadowhawkStormravenStorm EagleFire RaptorStormhawk InterceptorCaestus Assault RamDark TalonNephilim JetfighterStormfangStormwolfCorvus BlackstarOverlordDrop Pod
Rare or Retired Vehicles Contemptor Pattern DreadnoughtDeredeo Pattern DreadnoughtCerberus Heavy Tank DestroyerLeviathan DreadnoughtJavelin Attack SpeederJetbikeDeimos PredatorDeimos RhinoSabre Tank HunterLand Raider ProteusMark IIb Land Raider PhobosSicaran Battle TankSicaran VenatorSicaran Punisher Assault TankSicaran Arcus Strike TankSicaran Omega Tank DestroyerSpartan Assault TankTyphon Heavy Siege TankFellbladeFalchionMastodonDeimos Whirlwind ScorpiusXiphon Pattern InterceptorStormbirdKharybdis Assault Claw