Star Wars – Adversary Data File
Rival – Imperial Stormtrooper Sergeant
Imperial Forces – Stormtrooper
Imperial Military – The military arm of the Galactic Empire is a vast, seemingly infinite engine of oppression and destruction capable of maintaining an iron-fisted rule throughout the whole of the known galaxy. Only portions of the Outer Rim Territories escape its reach, and even these remote areas are still under threat. While most regard the military as one enormous, monolithic entity, the truth is there are many arms, several of which enjoy vigorous, even bitter, rivalries with one another. Perhaps the most iconic of the Imperial militaries is the Imperial Navy, responsible for policing the incomprehensibly vast reaches of space in between civilized planets and systems. The Navy is best represented by the Star Destroyer, the very symbol of the Empire’s power and a ship capable of blockading a planet completely on its own by sheer dint of its firepower and complement of troops and vehicles.
Less prominent, but still widely feared, is the Imperial Army, which many erroneously believe includes the independent Stormtrooper Corps. The Army and its subsidiaries are responsible for all operations conducted on the surface of a planet, including the maintenance of Imperial garrisons and operations conducted under the direction of planetary governors, sector Moffs, and Grand Moffs. Just as the Navy has a vast array of starships at its command, the Army possesses an almost infinite variety of vehicles and troops that are suitable for virtually any environment known to the galaxy.
From Age of Rebellion
Stormtroopers who survive engagements with high marks are promoted to the position of sergeant. Typically this involves command of a single squadron, but stormtroopers who excel at leadership are promoted to higher ranks. Such positions can include supervision of entire companies of stormtroopers. Rank within the stormtrooper legions is difficult for outsiders to fully understand, as they refer to virtually any officer from their ranks as commander. The uniformity of their armor and this tendency for vague references helps to enforce the image of stormtroopers as an absolutely faceless, monolithic military entity, which only serves to enhance their fearsome reputation.
From Edge of the Empire
Imperial stormtroopers are calculating, fearless individuals with a reputation for efficiency and an absolute lack of mercy or any emotion in the execution of their duties. Stormtrooper sergeants, who command squads of eight such individuals, are expected to exemplify those traits and show an increased grasp of tactics and abilities. Stormtrooper sergeants tend to be extremely motivated and self-assured individuals that place the mission above all else, sacrificing anything necessary to achieve the objective at hand. They can also carry more powerful weaponry than the rank and file.
Fantasy Flight Games Rules – Imperial Stormtrooper Sergeant [Rival]
Imperial Stormtrooper Sergeant [Rival]
Brawn 3 – Agility 3 – Intellect 2 – Cunning 2 – Willpower 3 – Presence 1
Soak Value 5 – Wound Threshold 15 – Melee/Ranged Defence 0/0
- Skills: Athletics 2, Discipline 2, Leadership 3, Melee 2, Ranged – Heavy 2, Ranged – Light 2, Resilience 2, Vigilance 2
- Adversary 1 – Upgrade difficulty of all combat checks against this target
- Tactical Direction – may spend a maneuver to direct one Imperial Stormtrooper minion group within medium range. The group may perform an immediate free maneuver or add one Boost (Blue) dice to their next check.
- Heavy Blaster Rifle (Ranged – Heavy; Damage 10; Critical 3; Range Long; Auto-fire, Cumbersome 3)
- Vibroknife (Melee, Damage 4, Critical 2, Range Engaged, Pierce 2, Vicious 1)
- 2x Frag Grenade (Ranged – Light, Damage 8, Critical 4, Range Short, Blast 6, Limited Ammo 1)
Game Master Notes
- 2022-03-25 – Added in content form Age of Rebellion.
Imperial Forces: Emperor’s Hand, Imperial (Army (Officer, Trooper), Gunnery Corps, Naval (Officer, Trooper), Stormtroopers (Cavetrooper, Commander (Ironarm), Sandtrooper, Scout Trooper, Sergeant, Snowtrooper), Vehicle Corps), Imperial Informant, Naval Engineer, TIE (Ace, Pilot)
Underworld: Arms Dealer, Assassin (Defel), Black Marketeer (Twi-lek), Black Sun Vigo, Enforcer (Barabel), Forger, Hutt (Agent Jora, Crime Lord), Impact, Infochant, Loan Shark, Pilot-For-Hire (Sullustan), Pirate (Captain, Crew), Shadowport Mechanic, Shipjacker, Slaver, Slicer, Slow-Witted Tough, Smuggler (Baron, Gang Leader), Street Tough, Swoop Ganger, Thug (Aqualish, Gamorrean)
Game Management: Annotated Stat Block, Character Creation, Choosing a New Campaign, Creating a Galaxy Map, Ending three year campaign, GM’s Luck Roll, Running Games over Skype, Tracking Experience, 2016 Campaign
Character Builds: Bounty Hunter (Karlid – Assassin, Vanna – Gadgeteer, Kyanna – Martial Artist, Jed – Operator, Theya – Skip Tracer, Cadkia – Survivalist), Smuggler (Ebaya – Gambler), Technician (B1-337 – Droid Tech)
References: for Characters, for GMs, Dice, Items (Lightsabers, Modifying, Purchasing, Qualities), Knight Level Play, Mechanics (Awareness, Duty, Morality, Obligation), Movement (Personal, Planetary, Vehicles), Roles (Bounty Hunting, Investigations), Secrets (Empire, Jedi, Mandalorians, Rebels, Sith)
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