Last friday, in my lastest Strategy and Wargaming News I revealed that Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is going to be one of the first videogames to include the Primaris Space Marines. A new breed of the Adeptus Astartes, genetically-engineered super warriors and defenders of the Imperium. They have been developed in secret by Archmagos Dominus Belisarius Cawl, on Mars, on order of Primarch Roboute Guilliman. They are bigger, more resilient, more powerful and are faster compared to the original Astartes.
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Here are the Primaris Space Marines units you’ll be able to command in Warhammer 40,000 Battlesector
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. They can use their “Jump Pack” to move rapidly across the battlefield and leaping above obstacles. They also use “Death from Above” to jump and dive into their enemies, dealing armor-piercing splash damage. They can be armed with either Assault Bolters or Plasma Exterminators.
Clad in heavy Gravis Armour, Aggressor Squads advance on the foe as walking fortresses of ceramite. An elite unit with a squad size of three heavily armed and armored Primaris Space Marines. These hulking monstrosities are capable of unleashing devastating fire on their enemies with their ability “Hail of Fire”. They are armed with either Boltstorm Gauntlets or Flamestorm Gauntlets, and Fragstorm Launchers sprouting from their backpacks.
The Furioso Dreadnought is death incarnate, a towering war machine whose fearsome weaponry is guided by a pilot buried deep within its shell. It is capable of using its Frag Cannon to fire 3 grenades in a single turn and Furioso Fists for powerful melee attacks. It will explode on death, dealing ample damage to all nearby units. It can be armed with either a Storm Bolter, a Heavy Flamer or a Meltagun.
Primaris Techmarines stride selflessly through oncoming fire to soothe the machine spirits of wounded war engines, deftly peeling back damaged armour plates to repair burnt-out cabling and bending warped panels back into shape with their servo-arms and mechadendrites. He is capable of invoking the Omnissiah’s help to heal mechanical units and vehicles, increase the armor of nearby units and even buff a single nearby mechanical unit by giving it more accuracy and damage through their Invoke the Machine Spirit unique ability. He is armed with a Bolt Pistol and a Power Axe.
Through many years of learning and practice, a Librarian is a potent Space Marine Psyker capable of channeling the Warp. He can use the Wings of Sanguinius, and temporarily grow blood wings which will allow him to leap across the battlefield. Through Vision of Angelic Fury he can terrorize all enemies within a certain radius, and even conjure and throw a Blood Lance which will damage all enemies on a straight line. He is armed with a Bolt pistol and a Force sword.
Also, here’s some gameplay from youtuber Chapter Master Valrak if you want to have a sneak peak at the game in movement.