Black Templar Neophyte
So you know how a Neophyte is essentially a Space Marine in training? You know, the guys who are regulated to Scouts? Well, the Black Templars use their Neophytes differently because fuck you G-Man! We do what we feel like doing!
Black Templars Neophytes are not organised into a separate Scout Company like other Chapters. Instead, they receive their training from an individual Initiate who teaches by example. Because of this loose hierarchy, such Neophytes can be a part of any Black Templars Squad as necessary.
Yes, we know what you are thinking. "Wait a minute. Isn't an Initiate, by definition, a new recruit in-training? So why the fuck are the new recruits training the new recruits!?" Well, you see dear boys and girls, the Black Templars are an eccentric bunch and some may say, borderline illiterate. To them, an Initiate is actually what most Space Marines would call their Tactical Squad. So yes, those 'new recruits' called Initiates are, in fact, de facto NOT initiates by any normal definition. If anything, the Black Templars, an elite military force, literally runs off a buddy system you would expect from kindergarten. Makes you wanna jump off a cliff right?
Since they are literally Scouts in all but name, Neophytes wear Scout Armour as per usual as well as Camo Cloaks, which enable them to imitate almost any terrain. They are armed with Astartes Assault Shotguns, Sniper Rifles, Bolt Rifles, Bolt Pistols, Missile Launchers or Heavy Bolters.
|Forces of the Black Templars|
|Command:||High Marshal - Marshal - Castellan - Emperor's Champion |
Brother-Captain - Chaplain - Techmarine - Apothecary
|Troops:||Sword Brethren - Terminator Squad |
Black Templar Neophyte - Initiate
|Vehicles:||Bike Squad - Rhino - Razorback - Land Speeder |
Predator - Vindicator - Whirlwind - Stalker - Hunter
Land Raider (Land Raider Redeemer - Land Raider Crusader)
|Flyers:||Thunderhawk - Stormraven - Stormtalon |
Stormhawk - Storm Eagle
|Spacecraft:||Drop Pod - Boarding Torpedo |
Space Marine Landing Craft
|Allies:||Sisters of Battle - Space Marines - Primaris Marines|