Dactyl

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Background

The Support Corps of the Assault Subsection of the SSS is composed entirely of specialists, both combat engineers and field medics. The Steel Phalanx was conceived as a purely offensive force, but the stagnation of the Paradiso conflict spread the always scarce Sophotects too thinly, forcing the SSS to create a new support unit capable of keeping up with the rest of its heroic troops.

In Greek Mythology, the supernatural beings called Dactyls (in Ancient Greek Δάκτυλοι, ‘Fingers’) were magical smiths and healers who discovered iron and metalworking. Their Phalanx counterparts are all master demolishers. Explosives are their forte and very few troops in the Sphere can boast their level of proficiency with D-Charges and plastic.

They have blasted bridges and facilities and mined roads on every Paradiso front. They can repair gear and treat their fallen brothers in arms, but their ability to fulfil their objective under enemy fire is not what makes them a valuable asset to the SSS. Dactyls shine in the finesse they demonstrate in the exercise of their job, be it an emergency surgery in the middle of the battlefield or a controlled demolition. Their nimble fingers make only the most precise movements and their full attention is on the desired outcome, whether an in extremis rescue from the clutches of death or an explosion to collapse the entire building.


Explosives are a remarkably versatile tool. From controlled demolition in a construction context, to lobbing grenades behind enemy lines, there is a lot more to the art of controlled explosions than many give it credit for. In mythology, the Dactlys (in Classical Greek: Δάκτυλοι, or “Fingers”) were both renowned smiths and healing magicians. In the Special Situations Section, the Dactyls are as likely to repair a broken transport as they are to treat a gunshot wound, living up to their namesake in that regard. But it is in demolitions where they have found their true calling. While reports vary on whether or not ALEPH has shuffled its most pyromaniacal, disruptive Aspects to this unit or not, when the chips are down, Dactyls are all business. Moving with incredibly precise control, they could be collapsing a building, repairing a generator, or removing shrapnel. For Dactyls, it’s just another day at the office.[1]


In Greek Mythology, the supernatural beings called Dactyls were magical smiths and healers who discovered iron and metalworking. Their Phalanx counterparts are all master demolishers. They can repair gear and treat their fallen brothers in arms, but it is not just their ability to fulfill their objective under enemy fire that makes them a valuable asset to the SSS.[2]

Profile

ISC: Dactyls Support Troops Light Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube 2.0
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 19 12 11 13 1 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Courage, Dogged
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 Engineer, Deactivator, GizmoKit Combi Rifle, Adhesive Launcher, D-Charges Breaker Pistol (+1B), CCW 20 0
2 Engineer, Deactivator, GizmoKit Combi Rifle, Flammenspeer, D-Charges Breaker Pistol (+1B), CCW 20 0
3 Doctor, MediKit Combi Rifle, Adhesive Launcher Breaker Pistol (+1B), CCW 20 0


Retired
ISC: Dactyls Light Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube 2.0
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 16 12 11 13 1 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: V: Dogged
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
ADHL Engineer Engineer Combi Rifle, Adhesive Launcher Knife, Breaker Pistol (2), D-Charges 23 0
Doctor Doctor, MediKit Combi Rifle, Adhesive Launcher, Nimbus Grenades Knife, Breaker Pistol (2) 23 0
Flammenspeer Engineer Engineer Combi Rifle, Flammenspeer Knife, Breaker Pistol (2), D-Charges 24 0.5

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Photo Credit: Azaries
Photo Credit: Azaries

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  1. Graybeaton et al, p62. 2018. 'ALEPH'. London: Modiphius Entertainment Ltd.
  2. https://store.corvusbelli.com/en/wargames/infinity/codeone/aleph-support-pack