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Below is a list of Space Marine words and their meanings:

Adeptus Astartes Also known as the Space Marines. See Space Marines.
Assault Cannon A machine gun type weapon that is usually fitted to suits of Terminator armour or to Dreadnoughts. Also the Baal Predator sports a set of Twin-linked assault cannons in it's turret.
Auspex A scanning device used by the Space Marines to detect infiltrating troops and the presence of Lictors.
Autocannon The autocannon is a weapon usually employed by the Space Marines and feature tank busting capability with a higher rate of fire then the lascannon.
Blood Angels A Chapter of Space Marines that has a genetic flaw in their make-up. The Death Company are the epitome of their flaw.
Bolt Pistol A weapon used by Imperial Guard officers, Space Marines, Sisters of Battle and the forces of Chaos, these light weight weapons use the same shells that bolters use and are just as effective.
Bolter These rapid firing weapons that launch mass reactive shells that explode after penetrating organic flesh. These are used by many Imperial organisations, but also by the forces of Chaos.
Boltgun Also known as Bolter. See Bolter.
Chainsword Close combat weapons that inflict damage due to jagged teeth that are set into a shaft of metal, and operates much like the chain saws of milliennia past.
Chapter The current organisation of the Adeptus Astartes. Each Chapter us split into 10 companies and each company has 10 squads. This differs slightly from Chapter to Chapter.
Dark Angels A Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes, who's power armour is painted dark green. Their first company are known as the Deathwing. This chapter has a mysterious past.
Death Company The Death Company wear morbid black power armour and are suicidal to extremes. They are feared by the enemies of the Emperor.
Deathwing The 1st Company of the Dark Angels Chapter. Their armour varies from that of the rest of the Chapter in that they are painted bone white in honour of their past.
Heavy Bolter A heavier version of the Bolter that can utilise heavier bolts. See Bolter
Krak Missile These are high strength projectiles which are fired by missile launchers and are used agianst anti-tanks and heavily armoured opponents.
Land Raider These are the height of armoured defense, an mobile battlefeld command center, troop carrier and battle field tank in one vehicle. Fitted with susponsons sporting twin-linked lascannons and a set of twin-linked heavy bolters, the Land Raider is a formible opponent to face.
Land Speeder Tornado These are like the Land Speeder, but also field an additional heavy weapon that can be either a heavy flamer or assault cannon. These cannot be fielded in squadrons.
Land Speeder Typhoon These are like the Land Speeder, but also field Typhoon missile launchers. These cannot be fielded in squadrons.
Land Speeder The Land Speeder is a fast attack craft used by the Space Marines to deliever firepower to where it is needed most. However,like the Attack Bike, only field a single heavy weapon. These can be fielded in squadrons.
Legion The former organsations of the Adeptus Astartes, and were larger then the Chapters are today.
Meltabombs These are small melta technology based weapons which are used to destroy vehicles.
Meltagun These short range anti-tank weaponry uses concentrated bursts of heat to destroy it's armoured foes. These are smaller then the multi-meltas.
Multi-Melta These short range anti-tank weaponry uses concentrated bursts of heat to destroy it's armoured foes. These are larger then the meltaguns.
Plasma Gun A weapon that uses white-hot plasma to kill it's opponents which is a little bigger then a bolter. Sometimes harms the user as the weapon can malfunction in the heat of battle. Larger then the plasma pistol, but smaller then the plasma cannon.
Plasma Pistol A small hand held weapon that uses white-hot plasma to kill it's opponents. Sometimes harms the user as the weapon can malfunction in the heat of battle. Smaller then the plasma gun.
Power Weapons A weapon wielded by Veteran Sergeants and other Space Marine heroes. A monomolecular edeged blade covered in a power field.
Predator Annihilator The main Space Marine Battle tank, this varient uses twin-linked lascannons as it's main turret armament. Can be fielded with side susponsons.
Predator Destructor The main Space Marine Battle tank, this varient uses an autocannon as it's main turret armament. Can be fielded with side susponsons.
Ravenwing Another company of the Dark Angels Chapter. Their armour is black and are great masters of their iron steeds. In battle, they ride Space Marine Bikes and Land Speeders.
Razorback A transport used exculsively by the Adeptus Astartes. Has less troop carrying ability then the Rhino, but sports additional firepower.
Rhino The standard troop carrier of the Adeptus Astartes and the Sisters of Battle. This armoured personal carrier sports light weapon but is easily fixed.
Space Marine A genetically engineered fighting force, that are encased in power armour in battle.
Space Wolves A Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes, who's power armour is painted light grey.
Storm Bolter These weapons are basicly a set of two Bolters that are set to fire in unison.
Tactical Dreadnought Armour Also known as Terminator armour. See Terminator Armour.
Terminator Armour These suits of personal armour are very protective and include composite layers of differing materials that not only stop projectiles but also obsorb energy projectiles to some degree. Also known as Tactical Dreadnought Armour.
Thunder Hammer A powerful energy-field weapon. Unlike other "power" weapons, such as swords, fists or Lightning Claws, the Thunder Hammer stores the charge until the moment of impact, causing horrific damage. No armour in existence can withstand a Thunder Hammer attack, and even vehicles are vulnerable. Usually used with Storm Shields, and favoured by the Salamanders Chapter, who supposedly invented the weapon.
Ultramarines A Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes, who's power armour is painted blue. The colour of the trim varies from Company to Company.




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