Druze Shock Team

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Background

“We are bad people, but we can be worse”
Paramilitary motto of the Shock Teams.


The Druze are a people originating from Lebanon and the South of Syria. They have their own religion, a mixture of Islam, Gnosticism, and other philosophies. Hermetic, unknown, indomitable by nature and traditionally dedicated to pillage and plunder, they now control the transport routes and commercial traffic that binds Minor Asia with the Orbital Elevator of East Africa. They also posses their own caravansary, in the construction area near the stabilizer for Bourak’s second worm hole, that will bring in great profit when the Jump Gate is finished. Druze Society is rich, and possesses some influence and political power in PanOceania and Haqqislam. However, they’re still an enigma, because their religion and organization is full of secret rituals. For a long time, there were only incomplete and partial reports about their Society, however there were been no doubts about its effects throughout the Human Sphere, and its roots in the global economy. The proof is abundant, yet their motives are still unknown. Just the way the Druze prefer it.

The Shock Teams are a paramilitary assault unit, well trained and equipped with sophisticated military gear. They were created by the Druze Society with the initial purpose of protecting its businesses. But, after some massive shows of force, everyone got the message and the security of Druze commercial interests was assured. Now, since they are not needed for commercial protection, the Druze Society offers its Teams diverse mercenary contracts involving protection, escort, punishment, dissuasion by force, etc. The image of this unit fits perfectly with the archetype of frontier mercenaries: a cold, murderous, dark, and treacherous individual, without ideology, and paid to be so. The preventive and response missions that the Shock Teams carry out are characterized by their wild and bloody nature, forging a reputation of a fearsome force that must be taken seriously. The Drygalsky affair was a perfect example. The Shock Teams completely obliterated the Drygalsky organization, one of the strongest Russian Mafias not aligned with Tunguska. They killed all its men, associates, collaborators, and their families too. They burnt down their offices and blew up their strong-rooms. The security, artillery, thugs and mercenaries of the Drygalsky were totally useless. Nothing survived the attack of the Shock Teams, absolutely nothing... except ashes and desolation.


The Druze Society is probably Submondo's most powerful criminal organization, an international mafia association that extends throughout the Human Sphere. The Druze Society's interests and businesses cover numerous sectors, and its influence reaches even the highest circles.

But to be able to maintain a position of power within the criminal world, aside from money and influence, you also need fangs and claws. In the Druze's case, the sharpest ones are those of Bayram's security service on their private caravansary. Comprised of hard-core Shock Teams paired with a dreadful reputation, this security service is so effective that very few dare engage it. For this reason, Druze operations and this caravansary are the safest in the Sphere.

To maintain that maximum level of efficiency, the Druze offer one section of their security service to the military company market. This team operates as a small mercenary company that works as riot control. Bayram Security's fee is not cheap, but their deadly results leave no room to negotiate.[1]

If the Kaplan can be considered noble mercenaries, then the Druze Shock Teams represent the other end of the spectrum. Born from territorial struggles around the East-African space elevator, the Druze Society are one of the most vicious Submondo sub-factions. Not to be confused with the Druze people—who they are part of—the Druze Society is the infamously brutal mafia responsible for the destruction of the Drygalsky Group, though their enforcers have undergone a makeover of sorts in the decades since. Now tied to the Bayram Caravanserai as the legitimate private security company, Druze Bayram Security, these enforcers are licensed mercenaries willing to work for any client able to stomach their methods. On paper, Druze Shock Teams are regular mercs, but the reality is that each brutality serves as additional shock team training. One day soon, the Society will need the Shock Teams to bring their A game and settle a score with a level of ferocity not seen since the Ariadnan Commercial Conflicts. Neither can hardly wait.[2]

Profile

N4

ISC: Druze Shock Teams Veteran Troop Medium Infantry
Fury: Not Imeptuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 16 12 11 13 3 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: X Visor, BS Attack(+1 Dam), Veteran
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 Combi Rifle, Chain-colt Viral Pistol, CC Weapon 24 0
2 Heavy Machine Gun, Chain-colt Viral Pistol, CC Weapon 31 1.5
3 Combi Rifle, Chain-colt, Panzerfaust Viral Pistol, CC Weapon 25 0
4 Combi Rifle, Chain-colt, Grenade Launcher, E/M Grenade Launcher Viral Pistol, CC Weapon 28 1
5 Shock Marksman Rifle, Chain-colt Viral Pistol, CC Weapon 27 0
6 Hacking Device, Hacker Combi Rifle, Pitcher, D-Charges Viral Pistol, CC Weapon 30 0.5
7 Killer Hacking Device, Hacker Combi Rifle, Pitcher, D-Charges Viral Pistol, CC Weapon 28 0

N3

Retired
ISC: Druze Shock Teams Medium Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-2 15 12 11 13 3 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Fireteam: Duo, Fatality L1, Veteran L1
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Combi X Visor Combi Rifle, Chain-Colt Viral Pistol, Knife 23 0
HMG HMG, Chain-Colt Viral Pistol, Knife 29 1.5
Haris* X Visor Combi Rifle, D.E.P., Chain-Colt Viral Pistol, CCW 25 1
Panzerfaust X Visor Combi Rifle, Chain-Colt, Panzerfaust Viral Pistol, Knife 25 0
Grenade Launcher X Visor Combi Rifle+Light Grenade Launcher (E/M and Nimbus) Viral Pistol, Knife 27 0.5
Sniper* Mimetism MULTI Sniper Rifle Viral Pistol, Knife 32 1.5
Marksman X Visor Shock Marksman Rifle, Chain-Colt Viral Pistol, Knife 27 0
Killer Hacker Killer Hacking Device Combi Rifle+Pitcher, D-Charges Viral Pistol, Knife 25 0
Assault Hacker Assault Hacking Device Combi Rifle+Pitcher, D-Charges Viral Pistol, Knife 28 1.5
Paramedic* X Visor, MediKit Combi Rifle, Chain-Colt Viral Pistol, Knife 25 0
Lieutenant* X Visor, Lieutenant Combi Rifle, Chain-Colt Viral Pistol, Knife 23 0

Dossiers

Current Miniatures

Unboxed
Photo Credit: Azaries
Photo Credit: Azaries
Photo Credit: Azaries
Photo Credit: Azaries

Note: A new box was released in January 2024 (REF: 280774-1063) which includes Arslan, three of the existing Druze (HMG, Hacker, and Pistol) and Jethro as the Sniper variant.

Old Miniatures

Limited Edition

Navigation

  1. https://infinitytheuniverse.com/human-sphere/factions/not-aligned-armies/druze
  2. Graybeaton et al, p96. 2018. 'Haqqislam'. London: Modiphius Entertainment Ltd.