The Omega Specialists are the Ultra Marines Chaplins in training and therefore are "elite" among the troops of the Ultra Marines Chapter. Originally founded during the Horrus Herresy they where selected out the thousands of troops to serve the Chapters finest and highest leaders and to follow the very tough and difficult training to become a Ultra Marine Chaplin.
They are, during there practical training period, assigned to other squads of normal Ultra Marines to help the leaders and the Chapters Chaplin co÷rdinate en communicate with the squads during the battle. They can be assigned to leaders of the chapter to serve as bodyguards or even as a command squad.
During there training they are highly trained to performe as an taskforce that have extraordinary skills in Close Combat. They have defeated many enemy's against the odds and they are equipped with the best and most deadly close combat weapons.
When you use the Omega Specialists in your army, they count as a troops choice.
A squads consists out of 5 - 10 Omega Specialists
Omega Specialists wear power amour (save 3+)
The Omega Specialists may swap there boltpistols for bolters during the batlle for free.
The Omega Specialists may all be equipped with all kinds of close combat weapons like a power fist, power weapons, power axe, etc. Points as described in the rule book.
All Omega Specialists hit automatically at 2+ in close combat due to the fact that they are highly trained and skilled to use close combat weapons.
For the close combat weapons rules look in the codex Space Marines, all normal rules for these weapons apply.