Hafza

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According to Islamic mythology, each believer is escorted by four Hafzas (or Hafazas), guardian angels that protect him from the influence of the devil. In the army, an officer has a duty to his men, and is responsible for the lives of the soldiers in his charge. He must decide who takes the risks, who sacrifices themselves and who stays safe. His decisions will take his men to victory and safety or to defeat and death. To be able to fulfill such a compromise, natural talent and the highest preparations is needed. Therefore, all the members of the Hafza Unit are graduates from the prestigious Military Academy of Al-Khaafidif. The training they undergo is the best, and also the most expensive. Known for their leadership qualities and their tactical flexibility, each Hafza is ready to take the most diverse group of soldiers and turn them into an efficient combat force. Haqqislamite soldiers know they can rely on a Hafza, who will never ask of them something he wouldn’t be willing to do himself. But for this to work, the Hafza officer has to remain in combat with them, in the front line, where he is most vulnerable. To the enemy, the Hafzas are valuable targets. Since their inception, the mortality rate of this unit’s members was too high to guarantee its continuity, so they were trained to disguise their appearance with the use of identity-obscuring technology. Now a Hafza could be anyone in an attack force, but what is sure is that he will be there, hiding from everyone’s sight while directing his men to victory and glory.

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In Islamic mythology, four guardian spirits (known as Hafazas or Hafzas) keep watch over believers, bolstering their soul against malevolent influence and recording their deeds. In Haqqislam, the elite Hafza unit are guardian angels of the battlefield. Every Hafza trains at the prestigious Military Academy of Al-Khaafdif, where they learn tactics, philosophy, and behavioural sciences. A Hafza can turn any group of soldiers into an efficient, coordinated combat force, no matter how eclectic or diverse their skills and backgrounds. Soldiers know they can rely on the Hafza, who never ask for something they’re not willing to do themselves. Enemy forces quickly learned to target these lynchpins, so the modern Hafza is a master of disguise; even other Haqqislam soldiers have difficulty identifying them. The guardians are always there, invisibly guiding their charges to safety through any storm.[1]

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The sheer diversity of troops available to the Qapu Khalqi makes them very difficult to manage as a fighting force. The Balisehir Naval Academy, train- ing ground for many Qapu Khalqi officers, targets its curriculum accordingly. Officer cadets hone their decision-making skills, their independent spirit, and their creative thinking.

This suite of skills is epitomised in the Hafza Unit. Named for the guardian angels in Islamic mythol- ogy who protect a believer from the influence of the devil, the Hafzas take personal responsibility for the lives of their soldiers. They are known for their leadership, their tactical flexibility, and their willingness to lead by example. They are so valua- ble that the Qapu Khalqi issues Hafzas with special holoprojector concealment technology to preserve them on the battlefield. Any Qapu Khalqi soldier calmly issuing orders could be a Hafza in disguise.

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ISC: Hafza Unit 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 14 12 10 14 2 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Holomask
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 Rifle, Light Shotgun Pistol, CC Weapon 15 0
2 Spitfire Pistol, CC Weapon 22 1
3 Deployable Repeater, Forward Observer Rifle, Light Shotgun, Flash Pulse Pistol, CC Weapon 17 0
4 Lieutenant Rifle, Light Shotgun Pistol, CC Weapon 15 0
5 Lieutenant Spitfire Pistol, CC Weapon 22 1
6 Heavy Rocket Launcher Assault Pistol, CC Weapon 17 1.5
7 Reinf. Rifle, Light Shotgun Pistol, CC Weapon 15 0
8 Reinf. Heavy Rocket Launcher Assault Pistol, CC Weapon 17 1.5
9 Reinf. Spitfire Pistol, CC Weapon 22 1
10 Reinf. Deployable Repeater, Forward Observer Rifle, Light Shotgun, Flash Pulse Pistol, CC Weapon 17 0


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Retired
ISC: Hafza Unit Light Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 14 12 10 14 2 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Holoprojector L1
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Rifle Rifle, Light Shotgun Knife, Pistol 16 0
Lieutenant+Spitfire Lieutenant Spitfire Knife, Pistol 22 1
Lieutenant Lieutenant Rifle, Light Shotgun Knife, Pistol 16 0
Observer Forward Observer Rifle, Light Shotgun Knife, Pistol 17 0
Spitfire Spitfire Knife, Pistol 22 1
Heavy Rocket Launcher Heavy Rocket Launcher Knife, Assault Pistol 18 1.5

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  1. Graybeaton et al, p82. 2018. 'Haqqislam'. London: Modiphius Entertainment Ltd