"Space Marine Captains are both superlative warriors and strategically gifted commanders who lead Space Marine companies into battle. Those Primaris Captains who favour Mk X Tacticus armour are amongst the most determined and unstoppable of their ilk, and they let nothing keep them from their duty."
- – Games Workshop
A Primaris Space Marine Captain serves essentially the same function commanding a company of Primaris Astartes as does his standard Astartes counterpart. The only difference beyond his physical enhancements lies in his wargear, as it does for all Primaris Space Marines. The Primaris Captain is a stoic, indomitable commander. He is as much a leader as he is a fighter, possessing masteries in both ranged and close quarters combat.
When pressed on a battle too extreme even for the martial prowess of the Primaris Captain, he will adorn in the Juggernaut-looking armor known as the Gravis Armor. This allows the Captain to extend his lifespan and shrug off weapons that would have killed even the super-superhuman physique of the Primaris Marine in a single shot.
Primaris Captains can come in either three distinct flavors, the more cool and hip vanilla Primaris Captain, either with that bitchin mohawk or a laurel and more ornated Iron Halo; the notorious Primaris Captain in Gravis Armor, something so absurd looking that it resembles more like a Squat Hearthguard that has been put on a stretcher, and the impressively mustached Captain in Phobos armor
The more normal looking Primaris Captain is armed with a Bolt Rifle which can be swapped with either a Master-crafted Auto Bolt Rifle or a Master-crafted Stalker Bolt Rifle. In the other hand, he can carry a Power Sword. He can come equip with a Frag and Krak grenades for some extra oomph. The other version swaps both the Bolt Rifle and Bolt Pistol with a Plasma Pistol and a Power Fist, but he's only avaliable on stores' birthdays, and in limited quantities.
The one in the ridiculous Gravis Armor is dressed like a Terminator. He is equipped with two weapons, the Boltstorm Gauntlet (which is unusually piddly as a shooting weapon even compared to a common Termie Storm Bolter, albeit getting an extra shot in comparison) and a Master-crafted Power Sword. This turns the Captain into a walking brick wall at the expense of less equipment choice and a slightly slower movement speed.
The Phobos-armored captain is able to snipe enemy characters from afar thanks to his master-crafted Instigstor Bolt Carbine, and he sports a camo-cloak to make him nearly unshakeable in cover. Like other Vanguard Primaris, he can also infiltrate to start in an advantageous position, and he shares the omni-scrambler used by the Infiltrators to let him shut down deep strikes. While he's more shooty than choppy, he does have the same combat knife as the Reivers if he has to get into close combat.
All versions of the Primaris Captain possess an Iron Halo.
The more sneaky Captain. Also looks like Captain Price.
|Forces of the Primaris Marines|
|Command:|| Primaris Ancient - Primaris Apothecary - Primaris Captain |
Primaris Chaplain - Primaris Librarian - Primaris Lieutenant
Vanguard Librarian - Vanguard Lieutenant - Helix Adept
|Troops:|| Aggressor - Eliminator - Hellblaster - Inceptor - Incursor |
Infiltrator - Intercessor - Reiver - Suppressor
|Vehicles:|| Impulsor - Invictor Tactical Warsuit |
Redemptor Dreadnought - Repulsor Tank
|Super Heavies:||Astraeus Super-Heavy Tank|