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Since it is unclear in the codex organization where exactly command squads come from i have decided to go with the following and just wanted to see what others thought about it as i would really like my army to fit the background as close as possible
i field the 5th company of Imperial Fists led by Captain Sung Po who is equipped with terminator Armor. His command squad who are also equipped with terminator armor are marines he served with while he was a member of the first company and followed with him to his new post as 5th company captain.
i guess my question is would it be plausible for a company captain and his command squad to have access to Terminator armor and not be a part of the first company?
I keep my command squads light on upgrades so I don't know if you can do it mechanics wise but..
Its perfectly reasonable. Take a look at some of the army lists on the Space marine army list subforum.
Notice how you see 'terminator honors' next to a lot of folks? This means that space marine is advanced enough that should he request it, he can be granted use of a suit of terminator armor from the armory.
Terminator armor is limited, although the Imperial Fists (I believe) Have a buttload of it compared to other chapters due to their close association with Holy Terra. I believe Dorn was essentially castellan of the planet, post-heresy, and the IF recruit from there.
If a 10th company scout vet-sgt can ring up and get some armor. A member of the personal retinue of one of the ten company captains sure as hell can.
From a mechanics standpoint, I know they can -buy- terminator honors, but as terminator honors solely operates to make the armory available, I don't know if you can spend XX points on t-honors, then another XX on terminator armor.
You can bedeck a command squad with t-honor at XX points per, providing you t-honor'd the sarge, but the armor itself I'm not quite sure of.
I'd just get a terminator command squad, although then you admittedly miss out on apothecaries and standard bearers.
if your IC takes terinator armor the only option for him is to take a terminator command squad. but i may model them with a standard bearer and apothecary just for looks
but i too was thinking that the Imperial fists being a founding chapter and based on Terra would not have much difficulty acquiring terminator armor from the Admech