"Amongst the most honoured Space Marines of a Chapter are its Apothecaries. It is their role to to mind the physical well-being of their battle-brothers – this is seen most obviously on the battlefield, where an Apothecary serves as an emergency medic. Their most important duty, though, concerns the dead; an Apothecary can harvest the progenoid organs from a fallen Space Marine, ensuring the creation of further warriors and the continuation of the Chapter." ~Games Workshop
The Primaris Apothecary is the supped up version of the regular old Apothecary from the SPEHS MAHREENS. The Primaris version of the trusty combat medic is noted for its high praise among many both in and out of /tg/ due to its high quality in the model, cool pose and superb design. Anyways, the Primaris Apothecary functions the same as the normal Apothecaries with the exception on the armor and equipment they carry.
Whilst the normal run-of-the-mill Apothecary isn't that well known for packing a lot of firepower, the Primaris version is known to carry both a Reductor Pistol or an Absolvor Bolt Pistol which gives it a much needed punch. Going back to the Reductor Pistol, whilst normal Apothecaries are perma-armed with a Narthecium, the Primaris Apothecary uses the Reductor Pistol as its equivalent. This allows the Primaris Apothecary to have some flexibility and dexterity (As well as range and firepower is needs be) when caring for wounded or dead marines on the battlefield. Like the Narthecium, the Reductor is designed to punch through Space Marine Power Armour quickly and cleanly in order to get into the juicy bits of the marine, or it can inject certain medicinal agents or combat drugs to boost military performance; it can also do much the same to the skull of a rampaging Ork Warboss if push comes to shove.
Furthermore, to complement the Reductor Pistol, the Primaris Apothecary is also armed with an advance sensor that enables the Apothecary to see the heart-rate, status and ailments of friendly marines. This would prove useful in times when even an Apothecary is not too sure about the status of a marine to enable the Emperor's peace or not.
Additionally, Primaris Apothecaries unlike conventional Apothecaries are able to attach a servo-arm armed with a power-drill to either punch through the armor of tanks/buildings in order to get to a trapped marine or create a giant hole to any foe charging its way towards the Apothecary. Curiously, Primaris Apothecaries are known to carry a bunch of small bottles filled with the progenoids of deceased battle brothers around their necks, to be used for future gene-seed reproduction. You would think they would put these precious commodities somewhere safe so it won't get accidentally crushed by a powerfist to the chest or something.
|Forces of the Primaris Marines|
|Command:||Helix Adept - Judiciar - Primaris Ancient - Primaris Apothecary |
Primaris Captain - Primaris Chaplain - Primaris Librarian - Primaris Lieutenant
Primaris Techmarine - Vanguard Librarian - Vanguard Lieutenant
|Troops:||Aggressor - Bladeguard Veteran - Eliminator - Eradicator - Hellblaster |
Inceptor - Incursor - Infiltrator - Intercessor - Reiver - Suppressor
|Vehicles:||Gladiator Tank - Impulsor - Invictor Tactical Warsuit - Invader ATV |
Primaris Outriders - Redemptor Dreadnought - Repulsor Tank - Storm Speeder
|Super Heavies:||Astraeus Super-Heavy Tank|
|Spacecraft:||Space Marine Landing Craft|