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You probably guessed what I am going to ask from the title: can Vulkan take a command squad?
The codex is quite ambiguous in this matter, depending on your interpretation of the evidence I will present.
In the army list, on page 132, it states that: 'You may take one command squad for each Space Marine captain in your army" then goes on to state that this includes some of the special characters, but Vulkan is not mentioned.
However, it does not state that he cannot take a command squad.
Furthermore, on page 93, under Vulkan's entry it states that "....it is a burden borne by Captain He'stan."
My conclusion: Yes, but open to interpretation. Most non-SM players will have no clue, allowing you to take it.
Key points in bold, what are your thoughts?
I thought I would disagree with Ravendove but I concur. The writers mention he is a captain but in the HQ Squad listing it states clearly who can take one. Perhaps they haven't included him as he is working in quite a different capacity. He no longer captains a company and HQ squads form part of those.
Is it because he is a chapter master? The chapter master honor guard squad doesnt mention him but then again it doesnt mention anyone. Not even calgar, and he is definitely a chapter master.
Correct. Vulkan cannot take Honour Guard or Command Squads because he is neither a Chapter Master or Captain. He was the Captain of the 4th Company, but left that role to become the Forgefather.
This is a ceremonial role largely outside the standard organisation, tasked with finding and collecting ancient Chapter relics across the galaxy. Consequently, Vulkan does not command any one company of the Salamanders, but may call on any members of the Chapter to assist him in his task.
The current Chapter Master of the Salamanders is called Tu`Shan.
The current Captain of the 4th Company is called Doc'tyr.
you could always take another captain and get Vulkan to join that command squad,
My ToP - raven gaurd <- cliky
Raven Guard W/13 D/7 L/5
Yep you could. However I probably wouldn't consider it in games under 2000 pts.