"The Imperial Fists adhere to the doctrines of the Codex Astartes as strictly as their brothers of the Ultramarines. Squads, companies and Chapter household are all organised according to the standards set forth in that mighty tome, and the Chapter is capable of prosecuting every type of warfare, from orbital drops to mechanised assaults—they are the epitome of a Codex Chapter. There is one particular method of warfare in which the Imperial Fists stubbornness has meant they are naturally suited: the art of the siege. This speciality can be counted as the result of the Chapter’s character and doctrines, rather than an adherence to particular tactics or equipment.
The Imperial Fists are utterly immovable in defence, and their mastery of the scientific aspects of war makes them peerless as well as well dogged when holding a fortified position. The same is true in the attack. The Imperial Fists are able to identify weak points in an enemy’s defences, and through relentless application of force reduce it to ruins. The Chapter is quite willing to engage the enemy in open battle though, and does not seek urban or siege engagements above any other method of war. The Imperial Fists’ single-mindedness does have a side effect however. The Chapter’s refusal to accept that a position cannot be held or the enemy cannot be cracked has on numerous occasions resulted in far greater casualties being suffered than other Chapters would accept. Nevertheless, the position will be held, or the enemy broken, no matter the cost, making the Imperial Fists one of the most celebrated and honoured Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes."-'Deathwatch: Rites of Battle'
So it’s taking me for ever to clean and prep my first batch of custodes so why not throw back to one of my favorite primaris sculpts from dark imperium. I totally love the powerful inertia this sculpt has. I can definitely see him striding across a battle field, with rounds ricocheting off his armour as he bounds forwards! #spacemarines#warhammer40k#paintingwarhammer#adeptusastartes#crimsonfists
Deathwatch marksman ready for #Killteam Duty
A Reiver, who is usually part of a Reiver Squad, is a new type of combat specialist unique to formations of Primaris Space Marines who is tasked for rapid infiltration and lightning assaults. Where the Intercessors are the battle line heavy infantry of the Primaris Astartes, the Reivers are elite assault specialists given special training and wargear. Reivers are masters of terror tactics, breaking from stealth in a cacophony of Bolter fire, grenade detonations and guttural, Vox-amplified roars. Whole enemy units are scythed down in a burst of sudden fury and shocking violence before the Reivers fade back into the shadows.