The Scout Company forces may be led by one of the following commanders. There are two ranks available, that of Master or Grandmaster of Scouts.
Weapons & Wargear: The commander may take any item from the Scout Company Armoury within the restrictions specified there.
Options: A Dark Angels Scout company must be led by one of the independant characters noted above. It cannot be led by a master of the Deathwing or Ravenwing.
Independent Character: Unless accompanied by a command squad the Master counts as an independent character and follows the independent character special rules in the WH40,000 rulebook.
Command Squads: Any of the independant characters depicted above may be accompanied by a Scout company command squad.
Deathwing: All Dark Angel independant characters are members of the inner circle (Deathwing) and are therefore stubborn.