Bashi Bazouk

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Bashi Bazouk is a term which comes from the Turkish word Basibozuk, which means literally ‘damaged head’ but is usually translated as ‘without leader’. That word served to designate some irregular troops of the ancient Ottoman army.

[Extract from Babelicom, encyclopaedic web of on line information and resources, available in Maya and Arachne].


Currently, the Bashi Bazouks are mercenary adventurers contracted to be part of the corsair crews in service to the Sultan and great lords of the Silk trade. Integrated into Search and Sweep Teams, their mission is to go through a boarded ship, eliminating resistance points and searching for interesting stuff. These are the kind of labors in which none can deny their effectiveness. Although most of them possess a military past, the Bashi Bazouks have forgotten everything about discipline and respect for authority. As boarding groups they form a turbulent, obdurate and colorful gang that devastates target ships with chaotic wildness. Rogues and crooks without any conscience or respect for law, these undisciplined troops live only for their own profit and are sometimes hard to control. Their raids, and the damage they cause, are widely infamous, but the greatest scandal was the Al-Umara Station Massacre during the Silk Revolts, in which hundreds of civilians were slaughtered. Since that event, the name Bashi Bazouk has become a pejorative term. However, the utility of the Bashi Bazouks has permitted them to survive their bad reputation, and while greed still governs inter-stellar commerce, there will always be a mission for these unruly opportunists.


 Bashi Bazouk (masc.). Term that comes from the Turkish Başibozuk, literally "damaged head", although it is generally translated as "without leader". This expression was used to designate certain irregular, ancient Ottoman army troops. 

[Extracted from Babelicom, your web-encyclopedia and on-line information and resources, available on Maya and Arachne].

At present, the Bashi Bazouks are mercenary adventurers contracted to be part of privateer crews in service to the Sultan and also to the large merchants and lords of the Silk Road. Integrated into the Search and Sweep teams their mission consists of exploring boarded ships, eliminating pockets of resistance, and searching for interesting materials: jobs at which one cannot deny their effectiveness. Although in general all of them have a military past, the Bashi Bazouks have forgotten all about discipline and respect for authority. As boarding groups they are a wild, inveterate, and disparate group which devastates ships with their chaotic unruliness. Scoundrels, villains without conscience or law, these undisciplined troops live thinking only of their own benefit and are sometimes difficult to control. Their raids and the havoc they cause are notorious, but the indelible stain on their record was the Al-Umara Station massacre during the Silk Revolts, in which hundreds of civilians were killed. Since then the term Bashi Bazouk has become a pejorative term among the people of space. However, the usefulness of the Bashi Bazouks has allowed them to survive their bad reputation, and while greed continues to control interstellar commerce there will always be a mission for these opportunistic rioters.

Published May 28, 2021

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N4

ISC: Bashi Bazouks Light Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Irregular Back-Up: None
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 15 11 10 12 2 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Holomask, Holoprojector, Surprise Attack (-3), Parachutist
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Rifle Rifle, Light Shotgun Pistol, CC Weapon 14 0
Boarding Shotgun Boarding Shotgun Pistol, CC Weapon 15 0
AP Rifle AP Rifle CC Weapon, Breaker Pistol (+1B) 14 0
Combi Rifle Combi Rifle, E/M Mines Pistol, CC Weapon 16 0
Submachine Gun Submachine Gun, Chain-Colt Pistol, CC Weapon 12 0
Specialist Specialist Operative Rifle, Light Shotgun Pistol, CC Weapon 15 0

N3

Retired
ISC: Bashi Bazouks Light Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Irregular Back-Up: None
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 15 11 10 12 2 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: AD: Parachutist / Zero-G, Holoprojector L2
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Rifle Rifle, Light Shotgun CCW, Pistol 16 0
Boarding Shotgun Boarding Shotgun CCW, Pistol 15 0
AP Rifle AP Rifle CCW, Breaker Pistol (2) 17 0
E/Mauler Combi Rifle, E/Mauler CCW, Pistol 17 0
Submachine Gun Submachine Gun, Chain-Colt CCW, Pistol 12 0
Specialist* Specialist Operative Rifle, Light Shotgun CCW, Pistol 17 0

* Druze Bayram Security only

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