Garuda

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Background

Named for the Vedic god Vishnu’s avian mount, the Garuda Immediate Tactical Deployment Bot is a staple of ALEPH’s Special Situations Section. A light remote with sub-orbital deployment capabilities, the Garuda eschews bulky armour in favour of mobility and evasion. All things considered, it’s a solid trade. Garuda are notoriously difficult to hit and terrifyingly accurate, often making it through entire firefights without so much as a scratch. Ostensibly unavailable to anyone outside the SSS, salvaged models — or curiously similar designs — first appeared in grey markets across the Human Sphere recently, often with novel integrated weapon systems. These knockoffs are called "Nandi" models.


Garuda, the fabulous bird ridden by the Vedic god Vishnu, has given its name to the Immediate Tactical Deployment Bots of the Special Situations Section. The Garuda is a light Remote model used for armed reconnaissance and airborne assault.

It has orbital and sub-orbital deployment capacity, able to be launched from spaceships, heavy unmanned gliders or a range of other airborne craft. The Garuda’s tactical profile is based on speed. Its rapid deployment to any point of an operation zone is its main feature, but once landed, speed remains a basic offensive/defensive element. Its light structure and protection make the Garuda a fragile remote, but it remains a lethal combatant. Its mimetic system, advanced fire control and great mobility confer the Garuda a high first shot kill probability, increasing its combat lifespan. If a quick kill is needed, the Garuda Tactbot is the best option to swiftly end any combat.

It is unclear who is making them, but someone is manufacturing Garuda Tacbot copies and selling them on the open market.[1]

Profile

ISC: Garuda Tacbots Remote
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: None
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
6-4 8 12 11 13 0 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Remote Presence, Courage, Immunity (Shock), Mimetism (-3), Parachutist, Combat Jump
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Boarding Shotgun Boarding Shotgun PARA CCW (-3) 19 0
Spitfire Spitfire PARA CCW (-3) 25 1.5
Forward Observer Forward Observer Combi Rifle, Flash Pulse PARA CCW (-3) 20 0

N3

Retired
ISC: Garuda Tacbots Remote
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: None
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
6-4 8 12 11 13 0 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: AD: Combat Jump, CH: Mimetism, G: Remote Presence
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Combi Combi Rifle Electric Pulse 22 0
Boarding Shotgun Boarding Shotgun Electric Pulse 21 0
HMG HMG Electric Pulse 30 1.5
Spitfire Spitfire Electric Pulse 28 1.5

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Dossiers

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Current Miniatures

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Old Miniatures

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  1. Graybeaton et al, p198. 2018. 'ALEPH'. London: Modiphius Entertainment Ltd.