samedi 9 novembre 2002

[Slammer] Mobile Infantry

J'ai commis dans un passé lointain cette adaptation de Starship Troopers - The movie pour le jeu Slammer the Fast Action SF Skirmish System.
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Mobile Infantry

The Mobile Infantry is the military arm of the Terran Federation in the purpose of protection against the Arachnid bugs.

Organisation
The Platoon is the basic Mobile Infantry unit. A Platoon consist of 42 men commanded by a Lieutenant. Each Platoon is divided in 3 sub-units called Squad. A squad consist of 13 troopers and 1 squad leader (Corporal or a Sergeant). A company consist of 3 platoons commanded by a Captain. They are 4 companies per battalion commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel. 3 Battalions make a regiment commanded by a Colonel.

Equipment
· The MI wear a black Tshirt, gray combat-trousers, Body Armor, M3 Tactical Helmet (communications capabilities,zoom magnification, infra-red, or starlight visions, ranging, targeting, and heads-up display), Utility Vest, Field Pack, Combat Gloves and Jump Boots.

· High officier (Captain+) wear a gray gabardine.

· 1 Trooper per platoon wear a Com BackPack for long range communications.

Weapons

· All troopers have the Morita SmartRifle. This assault rifle use high capacity magazines of HEAP ammos. The range of the rifle can be increase with a scope. 1 trooper by squad has a scope.

· Officiers use a compact version of the assault Rifle, the Morita Carbine. This weapon have a less effective range but is more effective for close combat.

· All troopers wear Grenades This a projectile thrown by hand, or launched by a grenade launcher fixed to the Morita Smart Rifle (1 trooper by squad), or fired with special grenade launcher (1 trooper by squad). The explosive radius is of about 30 meters. The grenade detonate on impact or 30 seconds after arming.

· 1 trooper per squad has a Rotary Saw for close combat. This Rotary blade is capable of cutting through any known molecular substance.

· 1 trooper per squad wear a Tactical Nuke Launcher, a shoulder-fired projectile launcher designed to use different warheads on a propellant unit. The warheads differe by the nominal yield of kilotons (2 to 20). The trooper wear also a backpack with 3 nuclear Projectiles.

Heavy Weapons

· The Twin-50 Machine Gun is automatic gun mounted in twin-gun configuration. Ammo used are HEAP. The effective range is about 1 mile.

· Rotary Cannon is automatic gun used by drop ships.

Vehicules

· Dropship are used to Assault Landing. They are armed with a rotary cannon.

· Retrieval Boat are used to transport troopers from planet to starships. They are not armed.

These vehicules are piloted by two Federal Fleet Personnel. They transport a platoon.

Batiment

Outpost are used like planet base for MI. Several Twin-50 Machine gun are present in the outpost.


Mobile Infantry in Slammer.

This is probably best played as a squad level game with individual troop ratings or platoon level game with squad troop rating.

Most of the troopers should be treated as green, even the leaders. But some experienced unit exist with trained and veterans troopers (like Rasczak Roughneck). These unit often mix with green troopers to remplace dead casulaties.

Sometimes, a Hero emerge from the combat. For exemple Jonny Rico (+2)

If using random troop quality for your own MI, use the following table :

Roll 1D6 for each element :

1,2,3,4

Green - New recruits & casualty replacements

5

Trained -Troops who have been in the unit long enough to know their way around

6

Veteran - Experienced troopers who have been through a few hard fights

If using random squad quality use the following table :

Roll 1D6 for each squad :

1,2

100% Green Squad

3,4

50% green troops, 50% trained troops

5

25% green troops, 50% trained troops, 25% veteran troops

6

25% green troops, 25% trained troops, 50% veteran troops

Roll 1D6 for each leader:

1,2,3

Green

4,5

Trained

6

Veteran

In Slammer terms, Mobile Infantry are equipped as Light Infantry.

Direct Fire Weapons

Type

Damage Rating

Close (<4")

Effect Range

Notes

Morita SmartRifle

B

1D+1

+3

20"

30" with scope

Morita Carbine

B

1D+1

+4

16"


Attached Grenade Launcher

EX

2D

N/A

20"


Grenade Launcher

EX

2D

N/A

26"


Grenade

EX

2D

N/A

6"


Tactical Nuke Launcher

EEX

5D

N/A

60"

3 ammos

Rotary Saw

N/A

N/A-

+4

N/A


RotaryCannon

BAH

2D

-

36"

Mounted on Drop Ship

Twin-50 MG

BAH

2D+1

-

30"

Employed in Defensive Installations

Miniatures

Galoob Toys produce a licenced range of "Toy" figures and models for Starship Troopers. The Mobile Infantry are approx 25mm scale, posable and come ready painted, 2 or 3 are included with each model pack. Some of the models are very nice, if you can find them!
Games Workshop WH40,000 Cadian Shock Troops made good Mobile Infantry Men.
Ground Zero Games produce a very good range of 25mm Science Fiction figures, they also produce a small range of bio-organic "bugs".

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