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Thousand Suns — Designer Notes — Ground Forces

August 12, 2007

I want to do justice to the ground pounders, so let me know what you think. Also, suggestions regarding shiny new ranks is always appreciated, as I love what you did for the Naval Infantry (Marines).

Army

Often considered its least glamorous branch, the Army (more formally known as the Ground Forces) is nevertheless a vital part of any interstellar military, providing the ground troops that protect and defend worlds during times of peace and war.

Novice: Athletics 2, Bureaucracy (Military) 1/1, Defend 3, Diplomacy (Leadership) 1/1, Dodge 2, Heavy Weapons 2, Medical Sciences (First Aid) 1/1, Melee 2, Profession (Army) 2, Shoot (Pistol if Officer or Rifle if Enlisted) 2/2, Tactics 2, Unarmed Combat 2, Vehicle Operation 1, and either Intimidation (Orders) 1/1 (if Officer) or Technical Sciences 2 (if Enlisted).

E: Private, Lance-Corporal, Corporal; O: Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant, Captain

Experienced: Athletics 4, Bureaucracy (Military) 1/2, Defend 3, Diplomacy (Leadership) 2/2, Dodge 2, Heavy Weapons 4, Medical Sciences (First Aid) 2/2, Melee 3, Profession (Army) 3, Shoot (Pistol if Officer or Rifle if Enlisted) 4/4, Stealth (Camouflage) 2/2, Survival 2, Tactics 3, Unarmed Combat 3, Vehicle Operation 2, and either Intimidation (Orders) 2/2 (if Officer) or Technical Sciences (Specialization) 3/1 (if Enlisted) and a total of two ranks from any of the following: Cultures, Engineering, Gaming, Gunnery, Intrusion, Language, and Streetwise.
E: Sergeant, Staff Sergeant; O: Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel

Veteran: Athletics 4, Bureaucracy (Military) 2/3, Defend 4, Diplomacy (Leadership) 2/3, Dodge 3, Heavy Weapons 4, Medical Sciences (First Aid) 2/2, Melee 4, Profession (Army) 4, Shoot (Pistol if Officer or Rifle if Enlisted) 5/5, Stealth (Camouflage) 3/3, Survival 5, Tactics 5, Unarmed Combat 4, Vehicle Operation 3, and either Intimidation (Orders) 3/3 (if Officer) or Technical Sciences (Specialization) 4/2 (if Enlisted) and a total of four ranks from any of the following: Cultures, Engineering, Gaming, Gunnery, Intrusion, Language, and Streetwise.
E: Sergeant Major; O: Brigadier, Major General, Lieutenant General

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