The pride of the Palvar Defense Force, army troopers are a rarity as the PDF
has an army of only about 200,000 soldiers spread over sixteen worlds and
several dozen starships. The PDF maintains the illusion that their numerous
navy troopers are trained better and longer than the sparse army troopers,
this is not true. The army troopers are trained nearly twice as long as the
navy troopers and new recruits are hand picked.
Each PDF heavy cruiser carries at least a platoon of army troopers that
rarely see any action as hordes of navy troopers on board to everything.
Most of the PDF army is stationed on Kashan, with a handful on each of the
other fifteen worlds to keep the local governments happy.
Army troopers receive extensive training in various combat techniques as
well as instruction in the operation of combat vehicles. When deployed as a
squad of eight men, each trooper usually rides a PDF swoop, if terrain
PDF troopers take pride in their swoops and often times a squad will elect
some sort of mascot and paint its likeness on their swoops. The swoops
enable army troopers to easily get from one place to another while on
patrol and often times provide the extra firepower needed during light
The typical PDF army trooper uniform consists of a dark green jumpsuit with
the letters 'KS' on either shoulder (the letters 'PDF' are rarely seen on
anything they wear). Worn over the jumpsuit is usually a piece of armor such
as a blast vest with several small pockets that tend to be used to hold
extra blaster clips. Additional protection is provided by light leg armor
that covers the thigh, black armored knee pads, and sturdy black knee high
boots. Following PDF regulations, all troopers must wear black gloves, some
army troopers opt to wear the standard issue ones that the navy troopers
wear while others wear black fingerless gloves, this is overlooked in the
army, but not in the navy. Topping it all off, an army trooper would wear
black elbow pads and a specially designed facemask (facemask is worn only
when operating a swoop).
Type: Army trooper
Blaster: blaster rifles: 6D
Blaster artillery: 4D+2
Melee combat: vibroknife: 5D+1
Melee parry: 4D+1
Vehicle Blasters: 4D+1
Law enforcement: 6D
Ground vehicle operation: 4D
Repulsorlift operation: 5D
Swoop operation: 4D
Armor repair: 2D+1
Blaster repair: 3D
Firearms repair: 3D
First aid: 4D
Character Points: 3-7
Equipment: KI B-12 blaster rifle (6D), heavy blaster pistol (5D), vibroknife
(STR+1D), 2 grenades (5D), infrared goggles, protective armor
(+1D physical, +1 energy), comlink, Preybird swoop
Note: Some troopers receive more specialized training accounting for varying
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