Part 9: “There’s no problem that can’t be solved with the proper application of explosives.”
A Fulmentarus Terminator, usually employed as part of a Fulmentarus Terminator Strike Squad is an elite heavy support formation of Terminators that was utilised exclusively by the Ultramarines Legion during the 30th and 31st Millenniums. The Fulmentarus Terminator Strike Squads could be seen as one of the many examples of the genius of the XIIIth Legion’s Primarch Roboute Guilliman. Having observed his brother Primarch Perturabo, the master of the Iron Warriors Legion, field his Tyrant Siege Terminator squads in battle, Guilliman judged the tactic worthy of refinement.
He immediately ordered the creation of a number of similar units in his own Legion so that he might study and improve upon Perturabo’s innovation, proving himself once again the master of all of the myriad disciplines of war. The warriors of the Fulmentarus are equipped with Cataphractii Pattern Terminator Armour, enhanced to carry an array of targeting systems, referred to collectively as Peritarch Targeters, that make it possible for each to combine their fire in a highly coordinated fashion.
A larger number of such Targeters trained on an enemy unit from different angles increases the efficiency of the sum firing solution, allowing the squad’s weapons fire to more accurately find their foes, even through dense cover. When combined with a heavy weapons system such as a Reaper Autocannon, or the Cyclone Missile Launcher first utilised by the Tyrant Siege Terminators, these sensors make the Fulmentarus a fearsome heavy assault unit and one that, were it not for the outbreak of the Horus Heresy, might one day have entered service across the Legiones Astartes.
I need something that hits hard in this strike force. I don’t want any tanks so I needed to look for mobile heavy support, Fulmentarus will fill that slot. With 2+ save and 4+ invulnerable save they can weather some enemy fire, while pummelling the enemy with strength 8 krak missiles.
I wanted this unit to really stand out on the table so I’ve decided to model my Fulmentarus in an ancient set of Saturnine terminator armour. We will have a more in depth look at Saturnine terminator armour in the next blog entry.
Coming soon……….Part 10: What is Saturnine Terminator armour.