Thorakites

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Thorakitai (Thorakites in singular) are the basic infantry of the Assault Subsection. If Myrmidons are the vanguard force, the wave that breaks against the enemy, the Thorakitai are the tide that comes behind, supporting their actions, securing the terrain, wiping out the enemy and consolidating the position. Despite the armor that names them (Thorakitai: “cuirassiers”) and links them to the heavy troops of the ancient Greek phalanxes, they are a mobile unit. They are capable not only of defending the rearguard and valuable supply lines but may also adopt a more aggressive role to lead offensives on the frontline. If Myrmidons are the howling warriors of the Subsection, Thorakitai are the silent bad boys, the ones who know how to wait for their opportunity to prove they are full members of the Assault Subsection, born to war and baptized in blood.


The Thorakitai (Thorakites in singular), is the base infantry of the Assault Sub-section. If the Myrmidons are the vanguard force, the wave that breaks the enemy front, the Thorakitai is the tide that comes afterwards giving support to the action, securing the terrain, sweeping away the enemy, and consolidating positions. Even loaded with the armor and protective measures that give it its name (Thorakitai: “Cuirassiers”) and link them with the heavy troops of the phalanxes of antiquity, they are a mobile unit ready to defend the rearguard and valuable supply lines, but one that can also adopt more aggressive roles by leading front line offensive actions.

If the Myrmidons are the howling warriors of the Sub-section, the Thorakitai are the silent bad boys that know how to wait for their chance to prove that they are full-fledged members of the Steel Phalanx, born for war and baptized in blood.[1]


The unfaltering infantry of the Phalanx, Thorakitai, wear serious armour that belies a deceptive mobility, since a Thorakites must adapt to its changing deployments. Whether providing a rear guard, defending supply lines, or leading front-line assaults, these silent warriors stand in stark contrast to many of their whooping and hollering comrades. Rather than chase after glory, the Thorakitai are designed to be content as the Steel Phalanx’s custodians.

Thorakites, from their inception and biogenesis, are the perfect rearguard and defensive troops for the Assault Subsection. They are self-aware and full humans, but are made for combat and not personhood, possessing a particularly robotic personality. They are not the most critical of thinkers, nor the most aggressive; they are instead perfectly content cleaning up their allies’ messes through a combination of caretaking and superior firepower.

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N4

ISC: Thorakitai Line Troops Medium Infantry
Fury: Frenzy Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube 2.0
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 17 12 11 13 3 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Religious Troop, Frenzy
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 360° Visor Submachine Gun, Pulzar Pistol, CC Weapon 12 0
2 Combi Rifle, Nanopulser Pistol, CC Weapon 14 0
3 Submachine Gun, Light Rocket Launcher Pistol, CC Weapon 16 0
4 HMG, Nanopulser Pistol, CC Weapon 22 1.5
5 Forward Observer Submachine Gun, Pulzar, Flash Pulse Pistol, CC Weapon 13 0
6 Paramedic Submachine Gun, Pulzar, MediKit Pistol, CC Weapon 14 0
7 Feuerbach, Nanopulser Pistol, CC Weapon 23 1.5
8 Hacker, Hacking Device Combi Rifle, Nanopulser Pistol, CC Weapon 19 0.5
9 Commlink, Specialist Operative Combi Rifle, Nanopulser Pistol, CC Weapon 16 0


Retired
ISC: Thorakitai Medium Infantry
Fury: Frenzy Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube 2.0
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-2 14 12 11 13 3 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Religious Troop
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Submachine Gun 360° Visor Submachine Gun, Chain Rifle Pistol, Knife 12 0
Combi Combi Rifle, Nanopulser Pistol, Knife 14 0
HMG HMG, Nanopulser Pistol, Knife 22 1.5
Light Rocket Launcher Submachine Gun, Light Rocket Launcher Pistol, Knife 15 1
Engineer Engineer Combi Rifle, Nanopulser Pistol, Knife, D-Charges 18 0
Observer Forward Observer, 360° Visor Submachine Gun, Chain Rifle Pistol, Knife 13 0
Paramedic MediKit, 360° Visor Submachine Gun, Chain Rifle Pistol, Knife 14 0
Marksman Rifle Marksman Rifle, Nanopulser Pistol, Knife 15 0
Feuerbach Feuerbach, Nanopulser Pistol, Knife 22 1.5


Retired 2nd Edition
ISC: Thorakitai Medium Infantry
Fury: Frenzy Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube 2.0
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-2 14 12 11 13 3 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Religious Troop, 360 Visor on All
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Submachine Gun 360° Visor Submachine Gun, Chain Rifle, Flash Grenades Pistol, Knife 13 0
Combi Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, Flash Grenades Pistol, Knife 16 0
Spitfire Spitfire, Nanopulser Pistol, Knife 23 1
Light Rocket Launcher Submachine Gun, Light Rocket Launcher Pistol, Knife 25 1
Engineer Engineer Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, D-Charges, Flash Grenades Pistol, Knife, D-Charges 20 0
Observer Forward Observer, 360° Visor Submachine Gun, Chain Rifle, Flash Grenades Pistol, Knife 16 0
Paramedic MediKit, 360° Visor Submachine Gun, Chain Rifle, Flash Grenades Pistol, Knife 16 0

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2017
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Photo Credit: Azaries
Photo Credit: Azaries
Photo Credit: Azaries
Photo Credit: Azaries


2012

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