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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 Millennium . 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 uitlised 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.
- 4-9 Fulmentarus Terminators
- 1 Fulmentarus Decurion
- Cataphractii Pattern Terminator Armour
- Power Maul
- Peritarch Targeter - A sophisticated weapons tracking augury system which uses the sum of the different scanning arcs of the augur units carried by the squad to augment its abilities, the Peritarch Targeter is capable of piercing the densest obstructions and securing near-impossible firing solutions.
- The Horus Heresy - Book Five: Tempest, by Alan Bligh, pg. 235