Fraacta

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Background

 "If you were to ask a Fraacta what their unofficial motto is, she would say, with a savage smirk on her face and a spark in her eye: “Always Careless”. No one can deny that the entire modus operandi of this unit is predicated on wanton recklessness. By definition, the deployment maneuvers of any transorbital drop unit are a dangerous proposition, and airborne troops are regarded as perhaps the most audacious out there. But the all-female drop unit of the Sygmaa Trihedron takes it one step further. I can’t disclose classified information, so here’s an analogy: the Fraacta don’t just dive directly into the deep end of the pool, they dive backward with their hands tied behind their backs, with the bravado you’d expect from a star stunt performer. 
 When they jump from the vacuum of space into the hell of a battle, with only their instincts and the sensory feedback from their drop symbiont as a guide, they feel invincible. While the crackling of their flight instruments still rings in their ears like an unbridled symphony, they are possessed by the certainty that they can achieve anything. There is no question that, with that blend of training and talent, and symbiont gear like that, you can afford the luxury of a little boldness. The Trihedron High Command frowns upon that kind of imprudent behavior, but what can you threaten them with? In their jump symbionts, the Fraacta are like goddesses of evil: something beautiful, and terrible to behold. Something treacherous. Something on edge. Something that must be stopped."

Officer Analyst Paul Harlow, Psi Unit of the Bureau Aegis, O-12. Liaison Group of the Paradiso Coordinated Command. Fragment of a conversation recorded during a break in an information session.

Republished June 25, 2021

Perhaps no sane person would cackle with unrestrained joy while hurtled at ballistic speeds into a war zone. Perhaps no sane person could giggle with simple pleasure while evading anti-aircraft guns. Then again, anyone who’s seen these all-female Drop Units at work would be hard-pressed to describe them as sane. Behind their thrill-seeking antics and gravity-defying movements and thirst for danger, however, the Fraacta are brutally efficient purveyors of violence.

The Fraacta have manoeuvring thrusters that jut out like angelic wings from their distinctive red combat armour. They’re the most technologically sophisticated airborne brigade operating on Paradiso.

Sometimes, it’s the simple things that bring the most joy. Like recklessly skydiving into the middle of a war zone, or unleashing automatic fire upon those who dared to call you traitors. Like weaving in and out of gunfire, always a step ahead of death. Like becoming death’s own angel, descending from the heavens clad in armour as deeply crimson as the blood you’re about to spill. Sometimes, it’s the simple things. Brutal, efficient, and quite possibly mad, the Fraacta are handily the most sophisticated airborne deployment brigade on Paradiso. Such are the legendary exploits of these violent thrill seekers, that more than a handful of male Sygmaa have donned curvy, moulded armour to gain admittance into this mad airborne brigade. But try to get a straight answer out of any Fraacta, and you’ll be greeted by their traditional battle cry, uproarious, cackling laughter.


Fraacta wingsuits can retract when the operator is injured, providing extra protection.


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Profile

N4

ISC: Fraacta Drop Unit (Jump Form) Spec. Trained Troop Light Infantry
Fury: Not Imeptuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 15 12 12 12 1 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Courage, Immunity(Shock), Parachutist, Combat Jump, Transmutation(W)
ISC: Fraacta Drop Unit (Survival Form) Spec. Trained Troop Light Infantry
Fury: Not Imeptuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 15 12 10 12 2 6 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Courage, Immunity(Shock)
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 Combi Rifle, Nanopulser Pistol, CC Weapon 27 0
2 Boarding Shotgun, D-Charges Pistol, CC Weapon 27 0
3 Spitfire, Nanopulser Pistol, CC Weapon 33 1.5
4 Hacking Device, Hacker Combi Rifle, Nanopulser Pistol, CC Weapon 32 0.5

N3

Retired
ISC: Fraacta Drop Unit: Jump Form Light Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 14 12 12 12 1 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: AD: Combat Jump, Transmutation, V: Courage
ISC: Fraacta Drop Unit: Survival Form Light Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-2 14 12 10 12 2 6 1 2
Skills and Equipment: V: Courage
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Combi Nanopulser, Combi Rifle Pistol, Knife 29 0
Boarding Shotgun Nanopulser, Boarding Shotgun Pistol, Knife 28 0
Spitfire Nanopulser, Spitfire Pistol, Knife 35 1.5
Hacker EI Assault Hacking Device Nanopulser, Combi Rifle Pistol, Knife 35 0.5

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Current Miniatures

Combi / Combined Army Starter Pack REF: 280665-0500

Unboxed
Originally submitted by Tristan Thorp

Out of Print Miniatures

Boarding Shotgun

Spitfire

Unboxed
Photo Credit: ToadChild

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