The Fate of Old Andrukah
Tactical marines are the riflemen of the kill-team. They are adaptable and skillful at various aspects of combat as well as other technical matters. The more tactical marines a kill-team has, the more flexible it is. They can provide fire support, including sniper support, as well as hold the line in melee. They also make excellent kill-team leaders, which provides the greatest benefit when a kill-team chooses to enter squad-mode. (Squad-mode is a game mechanic where the team works as a unit, becoming more effective than the same number of marines fighting independently).
Tactical marines can choose from the following special abilities:
The Tactical Marine gains a +10 bonus to all Ballistic Skill Tests and +2 to Damage when firing a Bolt weapon. This ability only functions in Solo Mode.
When initiating a Squad Mode ability, the Tactical Marine may share the benefits of his Chapter’s Squad Mode abilities with the members of his Kill-team as if they were part of his Chapter. This requires a successful Hard (-20) Command Test. At Rank 3, the Command Test becomes Challenging (20).