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I know that for a rank and file Space Marine would address their fellow Space Marines as Brother, and would address their superiors with their rank such as sergeant or librarian or watever, but when it comes to those higher ups, i would assume they would address lower downs by Brother, but what would they use to address those of the same rank, would a sergeant for example still address another sergeant as Sergeant, or would they address them with Brother or something else?
Well, I think that even amongst Marines of equal rank, they would address each other by their title, so either by Sergeant or Brother-Sergeant (with Brother-Sergeant obviously being more formal and so used less in the heat of battle). It doesn't seem to be looked down upon either for a commanding officer to be addressed by his proper name when he has known his battle brothers for a very long time. After all, a Chapter is very much like an order of monks and they are all warriors and brothers in arms so there is a certain element of familiarity there. The chain of command in most Black Library novels is not as strict as it would be for the Imperial Guard, but that could just be due to each author's individual style. Chapters like the Dark Angels who are very sombre and austere will place a lot more emphasis on station, rank, and ritual as not knowing one's place is one of the quickest paths to Chaos.
Thank you, might help a little during the writing of my fluff :p
So during conversations outside of battle fields, they'd likely use titles to show respect and such, while in the heat of battle its more likely that they will call each other by name, or rather than brother-sergeant whatshisname, it would be either sergeant whatshisname or even just whatshisname?
Yep as NiteRabbit said... Brother-Sergeant, Brother-Captain and Brother-Master of Sanctity and all the ranks...
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I sometimes feel that everyone will leave me and they will be on their own...
I imagine it also varies depending on the situation. Where two old Marines (Let's say that both are now Captains) who have been good friends for a few centuries are sparring during a training exercise, they might just use their name, or just plain 'brother'. However if they then cleaned up and went to a briefing with the Chapter Master, they would probably refer to eachother in a more formal way - "Brother Captain Eshara and I were sparring earlier when I thought of a plan we could use to pwn the Orks." Etc. etc.
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Plus it would depend on the chapter too. Black Templars generally fight together not based on specific organization, but out of familarity and respect. Plus, SMs technically are brothers, both in the literal and figurative sense, so I don't think it would be so far out of line for a high ranking officer to call a low ranking one brother, or vice versa. I guess as was said earlier, it depends on the organization of your chapter, and the situations they are in.
I think you need to spend more time on your floor.
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