Today let's take a look at how Cawl's innovations have transformed how the modern Space Marine Companies fight.
Space Marines are the center of Warhammer 40,000, and represent, for their size, the most deadly fighting force in the galaxy. They operate according to the Codex Astartes; itself built on lessons and the ways Space Marines have operated since the days of the Unification Wars. As such, Classic Marines (the pre-Primaris Marines) operate within some fixed guidelines and in some precise ways.
Previously we've looked at how the Classic, non-Primaris, Marines fought and how that was heavily based on the armies of WWII. We've also taken a look at how Belisarius Cawl changed the way Primaris Marines fought, leading to a military renaissance as well as the real-world sources, the designers drew on in creating the Primaris Space Marine way of warfare. We have focused on the core squads previously; today lets look at the bigger picture of how Primaris Companies were reorganized.
The Inflexible Company
Previously we've discussed how the makeup of the classic Tactical Squad was based on WWII infantry units, in particular British Paratroopers units circa 1944. As we saw, this lead to a squad that had a fair amount of flexibility. It was able to carry a mixed loadout and respond to a variety of threats, from armor to infantry, while maintaining a degree of mobility. T...