Battlefleet Gothic: Armada – Space Marines Inbound


Space Marines fleets are responding to threats in the Gothic Sector – Check out the latest Battlefleet Gothic Armada info!

Greetings Battlefleet Gothic Armada Admirals! I hope you’re ready for reinforcements because the Space Marines are arriving to shore-up your boarding actions.

via Battlefleet Gothic Armada’s Steam Page


The Space Marines DLC will release on June 21!

We’re pleased to showcase the upcoming Space Marine fleet with new images, along with the release of our latest update! The Space Marine fleet will be available on June 21, and will be playable in the multiplayer modes of Battlefleet Gothic.

The Space Marines faction – as well as the Tau faction, currently under development – is free to all Early Adopters of the game on Steam. The Early Adopter offer applies to all Steam pre-purchase owners and people who buy the game in a participating retailers during the first two months of the game’s release – until June 21.

Players now only have 12 days left to purchase their Early Adopters Edition of the game and receive for free the Space Marines and the Tau factions. Players who will purchase Battlefleet Gothic: Armada after June 21 will be able to purchase the Space Marines and The Tau as DLCs.

The Space Marines are the greatest of humanity’s warriors, fierce warriors that have been subjected to intense training, genetic modification, and psycho-conditioning. Their fleets are experts at close-ranged battles, sporting well-armoured ships and specialize in aggressive boarding techniques. In addition, they have access to two unique faction traits which make them immune to insubordination mechanics and give them the ability to prioritize their attacks on different subsystems when boarding.

The Space Marines DLC includes 5 different Space Marine chapters including the Ultramarines, the Imperial Fists and the Blood Angels. Today’s images show off the Dark Angels and the Space Wolves.


The secretive Dark Angels hold traditions and rituals that date back to the earliest days of the Imperium – they were the first Legion, and one of the most powerful. Every single Dark Angel wishes atonement for a great sin their brothers committed long ago on their homeworld, Caliban. These monastic Space Marines have only a single goal: To eliminate the Fallen Angels, the Dark Angels that have given in to the temptations of Chaos during the Horus Heresy.

Space Wolves are savage. They accept who they are, fierce warriors from the land of Fenris, proud of their anti-authoritarian ways. A mutation in their gene-seed makes Space Wolves who bear the “Curse of the Wulfen” transform into wolf-like mutants.

Stay tuned for more info about the Ultramarines, the Imperial Fists and the Blood Angels!


There you have it folks – June 21st will mark the arrival of the Space Marines in the Gothic Sector. I’m sure the Tau will be close behind…

If you currently own the game you’re good – it’s going to be a free update. If you DON’T own the game by the 21st of June then you’ll have to purchase it later as DLC.


Well I know what I’m grabbing when I get home today…

  • SilentPony

    So how’s it gonna work the Space Marines that are already in the game that are used as elite boarding troops?

    • Ryan Cunningham

      Its a little interesting, since the space marines only have 1 type of battle ship, 1 type of cruiser and 3 types of escorts ship.

      • Mr_Pickles

        in the extended fluff, Space Marines could take Venerable Battlebarges, which are relic Imperial ships (including ships commonly seen only in Chaos Fleets) If those are added, They could really shake up fleet composition.

        Space Wolves had an Emperor Class Battleship as the flag ship of the Great Wolf (Chapter Master) As well as Ragnar Blackmane’s flagship being a Mars class Battlecruiser.

      • Vomkrieg

        Well, to be fair, the Imperial navy doesn’t have many more hulls in the game. The difference between a gothic and a lunar is a few panels changed.

        Hopefully, they take the battleships and cruisers and do a few variations on them in a similar style. Or, at worst, allow them a small selection of navy ships as supplements.

  • Darth Bumbles

    Elite troops become Militarium Tempestus?

  • WindSplash

    No blood ravens no buy.

    • Ryan Cunningham

      remember that the Blood Ravens pretty much belong to Relic Entertainment, since they were the ones that created the chapter. GW simply adopted the chapter into the 40k lore.

      • Emprah

        I think everything 40k related actually belong to GW to avoid the “malal issue” . The il-logical culmination of this was rebranding fantasy into AoS.

        • Mr.Fister

          no Warhammer discussion without AoS bashing 😀

  • Gooberbaby

    That was pretty freaking cool…Cept the part where they say “We are the Imperial Navy!” and there a Imperial Fist ships on the screen.

    • Vomkrieg

      The launch trailer has no marine stuff in it. That’s a gothic sector fleet ship

      • Gooberbaby

        Watch it again friend

        • Vomkrieg

          I have, at what time stamp do you see a marine ship?

    • Bonesaw1o1

      the imperial fists colours are part of the ‘adeptus astartes’ favour that can be bestowed upon any (Imperial) of your non escort ships (which was an upgrade in the original BFG book too before marines got a fleet list), gives you better boarding capability

  • Ryan Cunningham

    cool space wolves, wulfen boarding action, then ship dies.

  • Goood, now about the Tau Kor’vattra~

  • Darth Bumbles

    How will they handle?
    I’m thinking forward facing weapons a la Eldar, but slow with thick armour like Imperial Navy. Maybe even heavier armour?

    As for Tau, not as fast as Eldar, but hit harder. Rubbish boarding actions, but good repair times courtesy of drones.

  • euansmith

    I like the way the Space Marine ships look to be armoured with old Land Raider side panels.