Ekdromos

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Background

The Ekdromoi (classical Greek: “Runners”) are a special rapid intervention unit of the Assault Subsection, deployed where they are necessary, which is usually the hottest spots of a combat zone.

In Ancient Greece, the Ekdromoi were a corps of light hoplites able to act outside of their phalanx in quick actions, reacting to the many vicissitudes of battle. In the same way, the Ekdromoi of the Assault Subsection specialize in combat actions far from their own lines and requiring great mobility and troubleshooting skills. It is in fast and bloody coup de grâce actions where the Ekdromoi especially shine. Do you know who were the first to capture a Morat high officer alive? Do you know who destroyed the Seed-Embryo storage at Kaphiri, in the Shasvastii rearguard? You are right, the Ekdromoi of course! Usually the Assault Subsection sends this unit on missions with high risks and low chances of success… expecting them to return victorious! And you can be sure that for now, the Ekdromoi have not disappointed.


The Ekdromoi (“Runners” in Ancient Greek) are the Assault Sub-section’s quick special interventions unit deployed wherever they are needed, generally in the most dangerous areas of the combat zone. In Ancient Greece, the Ekdromoi were a body of light Hoplites that could act away from the phalanx line, responding rapidly to the different vicissitudes of battle. Similarly, the Ekdromoi of the Assault Sub-section specializes in combat operations far away from their own lines that require great mobility and decisiveness. The Ekdromoi especially stand out in hand-to-hand combat where they are quick and bloody.

Do you know who was the first to capture a high-ranking Morat officer alive? Do you know who destroyed the Kaphiri SpawnEmbryo warehouse in the Shasvastii rearguard? Exactly; the Ekdromoi. The Steel Phalanx generally sends these units into high-risk missions with low chances of success and expects them to return victorious! And you can be sure that the Ekdromoi have never let them down.[1]


In ancient Greece, Ekdromoi were light Hoplites who could act away from the phalanx, adapting to the chaos of changing battlefield conditions. In the Myrmidon Army, Ekdromoi are deployed in desperate situations, often deep behind enemy lines. Low chances of success? No support? Spotty, if any, intel on the enemy? Sign the Ekdromoi up, and don’t start the victory celebration without them. They can strike and withdraw before enemy command has any idea what’s happening.


There is no limit to the heights that they can reach, as Diomedes the Homeridae has clearly illustrated. Not actually a Recreation, Diomedes is an officer who was granted the name in recognition through his accomplishments and his uncharacteristic (for the Steel Phalanx) lack of hubris.[2]


Known Ekdromoi

  • Thersandros, veteran of the Third Offensive, rapid response unit stationed at Darpan Xenostation on Concilium Prima

Profile

N4

ISC: Ekdromoi Elite Troops Medium Infantry
Fury: Frenzy Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube 2.0
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 22 12 13 14 2 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Martial Arts L3, Courage, Frenzy, Parachutist, Combat Jump, Stealth, Super-Jump, Dodge (+1")
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 Spitfire, Nanopulser Pistol, DA CCW 34 1.5
2 Chain Rifle (+1B) Heavy Pistol, DA CCW 20 0
3 Hacker, Hacking Device Chain Rifle (+1B) Heavy Pistol, DA CCW 25 0.5
4 Hacker, Killer Hacking Device Submachine Gun, Flash Pulse Pistol, DA CCW 27 0

N3

Retired
ISC: Ekdromoi Light Infantry
Fury: Frenzy Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube 2.0
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 19 12 13 14 2 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: AD: Combat Jump, Super-Jump, Martial Arts L3
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Hacker Assault Hacking Device Nanopulser, Chain Rifle Pistol, DA CCW 26 0.5
Boarding Shotgun Nanopulser, Boarding Shotgun Pistol, DA CCW 28 0
Chain Rifle Nanopulser, Chain Rifle Pistol, DA CCW 20 0
HMG Nanopulser, HMG Pistol, DA CCW 37 1.5
Combi (AP CCW) Nanopulser, Combi Rifle Pistol, AP CCW 28 0
Combi (DA CCW) Nanopulser, Combi Rifle Pistol, DA CCW 29 0

Dossiers

Current Miniatures

Ekdromos Hacker from Blackwind (2022)
Unboxed
Photo Credit: Azaries

Old Miniatures

Ekdromos from 2009
Ekdromos from 2010, equipped with HMG which was available at the time.

Navigation

  1. https://infinitytheuniverse.com/blog/aleph-in-blackwind Published July 29, 2022
  2. Graybeaton et al, p46. 2018. 'ALEPH'. London: Modiphius Entertainment Ltd.