So yes folks, another Star Wars thread relating to the Galactic Empire. Now this thread we shall be looking at the Imperial Army Troopers! The standard foot trooper of the Galactic Empire.
Yes folks, despite many a belief, Stormtroopers weren't the main ground trooper for the Empire in Star Wars. Stormtroopers were the elite shock troops, hitting hard and fast or doing special missions IE: Death Star plans, defending the Endor Shield Generator and so on.
The Imperial Army Troopers are the main force and do a lot of the fighting, while they aren't shown much they do have some pretty nice accolades.
So let's get to it then!
For Stormtroopers thread: Stormtrooper respect thread
For Royal Guard thread: Imperial Royal Guard
Army Troopers make up a vast number of the Empire's planet bound fighting forces. These soldiers are trained to only fight, and they do it very well. They are taught all manner of combat techniques, hand to hand, blaster pistol, grenade and heavy weapons are just some of the areas these soldiers are expected to excel in.
- Taken from Imperial Sourcebook 2nd edition
Taught all manner of combat techniques, including H2H, blaster, grenade and heavy weps. They are expected to not just know these things, but to excel in each area.
Proficient in heavy weps, blaster pistols/rifles and simple weapons. They have blast helmets and vests and are also adept at fighting unarmed.
Helmet comlinks, survival gear and utility belts, also grenades.
The Imperial Army is highly trained and able to put up a good fight. SpecForce respects the Army's power and skill.
- Taken from Rules of Engagement: Rebel SpecForce Handbook
The Imperial Army Troopers are noted as highly trained and able to put up a great fight against the Rebellion's SpecForces and are given respect by them for their power and skill.
With the New Order, the Army was completely overhauled. Rigorous training and recruitment programs were re-established, and the missions of the Army were expanded. Drop missions into hostile territory were considered routine for normal troopers rather than the province of a few elite units. Training for complex assaults were considering the norm.
- Taken from Imperial Sourcebook 2nd edition
Army Troopers go through rigorous training, what was once considered select missions for elite units were considering routine for normal troopers and complex assaults were normal training for them too.
The Imperial Army Academy was on Raithal, in the Colonies. Most of its cadets endured a grueling 1 year long training program that included simulation and live fire drills in drop camps on a variety of worlds.
- Taken from The Essential Guide to Warfare.
Army Troopers go through 1 grueling year of simulation and live fire drills in various drop camps on a number of different worlds.
We'll make you fitter and healthier than you have ever been. By the end of it, you'll be tired but fit: ready to take on anything the galaxy can throw against you. The Imperial Army is the best in the galaxy, that means every soldier is highly trained to carry out the various jobs demanded of him. In the Imperial Army we don't send you into battle half trained. We have a galaxy to protect and have no use for dead soldiers.
So weither your a member of an armored unit, infantry regiment, the artillery, engineers or communications corp, we ensure that your basic training is second to none.
- Taken from Imperial Sourcebook 2nd editon
The Army makes their Troopers fitter and healthier than they have ever been, they are highly trained and their training is described as second to none.
At drop camp we aim to prepare you for every situation that you're likely to face. We train you in the types of environment you will be seeing the most action in. For most regiments this will be on standard worlds with a wide mix of terrain types. We'll teach you to survive and operate in jungles, deserts, swamps, arctic regions, forests and how to handle yourself under different planetary gravities.
- Taken from imperial Sourcebook 2nd editon
The Troopers are aimed to prepare for every situation they might come across, trained on various environment types including jungles, deserts, swamps, arctic, forests and dealing with different planetary gravities.
So even becoming an Imperial Army Trooper isn't easy, nor should it with a galaxy spanning organization, who knows what one might come across.
The Imperial Army has installations on nearly every inhabited world. For the most part, these bases train local forces and supplement the local defense forces in the event of a ground invasion.
- Taken from Lords of the Expanse Gamemaster Guide
The Imperial Army has bases on nearly every world and train the local defense forces.
Pretty much all there is to it. There's not really many feats for em, other than some comic panels with them in battle with Stormtroopers, but haven't really shown anything. Novels, nothing in particular, same with the adventure journals.
The Army has been mostly used to run their vehicles/walkers and the like. I'm hoping that the new EU brings back the Imperial Army and Army pilots, instead of just them making Stormtroopers run everything.
Even still this shows just how even the Army Troopers are a formidable force too within the GE, the Stormtroopers and Royal Guards are just moreso.