A Primaris Space Marine Lieutenant of the Ultramarines Chapter armed with Bolt Pistol and Power Sword

Lieutenant is an officer rank first found amongst the formations of the Primaris Space Marines. In the wake of the resurrection of the Primarch Roboute Guilliman in 999.M41 and his revisions to the Codex Astartes, the rank has been introduced to all the Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes since the start of the Indomitus Crusade. A Lieutenant serves as a Demi-company leader, with two assigned per full company of 100 Space Marines.

Lieutenants act as the right hands of their Captains by providing flexibility and helping to direct their Battle-Brothers in engagements. Space Marine Battle Companies are frequently divided into two Battle Demi-companies of 50 Astartes each in order to spread their forces across multiple combat zones. In most Chapters, command of each Demi-company falls to a Lieutenant, who leads his brothers unflinchingly into battle. Some Space Marine Chapters assign additional roles for Lieutenants. The Salamanders, for example, have given these warriors a ceremonial duty as bodyguards to their company's Captain, the three fighting as one. Within the Iron Hands Chapter they are charged as Naysmiths, questioning their Captain's battle plans so as to probe for human errors within his logic.

Unit CompositionEdit

  • 1-2 Lieutenants
  • 1-2 Primaris Lieutenants

Lieutenant WargearEdit

Primaris Lieutenant WargearEdit



Primaris Space Marine Forces
Command Primaris CaptainPrimaris LieutenantPrimaris Ancient
Specialists Primaris ApothecaryPrimaris LibrarianPrimaris Chaplain
Battleline Intercessor
Close Support InceptorReiver
Fire Support HellblasterAggressor
Combat Walkers and Vehicles AstraeusRedemptor DreadnoughtRepulsor
Aircraft Overlord