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The Hwarang Initiative is a private project run by chaebols, or Korean megacorporations. The initiative funnels young people who lack the connections who desire a high-flying career as an executive. All you have to do is complete a tour of duty in the StateEmpire army. Those that survive are invited to return to their sponsoring chaebol as an executive with special corporate perks. They learn traditional martial arts and utilize decent-quality powered armor. They do have the habit of going into a frenzy; sometimes you have to make a few extra extra kills to get noticed in Korean society, and they are extremely protective of their friends and countrymen.

Hwarang means “warrior.” Their real life history is complicated. Hwarang existed in Korea’s distant medieval past, but their existence is poorly sourced. They are associated with flowers, nobility, arts, culture, and training under buddhist monks.

Leadership is the destiny of the best among the best, those who are compelled to always be at the forefront, leading the vanguard, and setting an example of wisdom, courage, and courtesy. In Yu Jing’s competitive Korean society, there’s no one finer than the executives of the chaebol, the name given to Korean corporations.

These executives constitute a de facto corporate aristocracy that, despite the StateEmpire’s efforts to promote inclusiveness and equality, still enjoys a series of privileges that are inherent to any social elite. Knowing that the Party does not approve of this state of affairs, but is unwilling to change anything, the chaebol have tried to smooth things over through public relations policies to tone down this image, at least in the eyes of the public. And no effort has been more successful than the Hwarang (화랑) Initiative.

As part of the StateEmpire Army, the Hwarang Corps is a unit that is usually deployed in active theaters of operations or assigned to combat-ready groups that are constantly on high alert, such as rapid response forces and immediate support units.

The Hwarang always exhibit their excellence on the front line, ready to sacrifice their lives for their nation in the name of the chaebol that has given them the opportunity to become the prime example of the best that Korean society has to offer. Combining their skills in age-old martial arts with the enhancements that their lightweight servopowered armor affords them, the Hwarang are fearsome adversaries, unstoppable once they engage in battle.

Nothing feels more dreadful than to see them emerge from the smoke and chaos of battle with their elegant finery smeared with the blood of their enemies. Because, even though Buddhism has taught them to feel compassion towards their opponents, the Hwarang won’t hesitate to strike down anyone who threatens their fellow citizens, as they are bound to do by honor and duty. Blog



ISC: Hwarang Corps Elite Troop Heavy Infantry
Fury: Not Imeptuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
4-4 22 12 13 13 1 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Frenzy, Martial Arts L3, Courage, Dodge (+2"), Immunity (Shock), Stealth
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 Light Shotgun Pistol, EXP CCW 22 0
2 Light Shotgun, Panzerfaust Pistol, EXP CCW 23 0
3 Combi Rifle (+2 Damage) Pistol, EXP CCW 28 0
4 Submachine Gun Pistol, EXP CCW 23 0
5 Reinf. Light Shotgun Pistol, EXP CCW 22 0
6 Reinf. Light Shotgun, Panzerfaust Pistol, EXP CCW 23 0
7 Reinf. Combi Rifle (+2 Damage) Pistol, EXP CCW 28 0
8 Reinf. Submachine Gun Pistol, EXP CCW 23 0


Current Miniatures

Light Shotgun

Photo Credit: Azaries

Combi Rifle

Photo Credit: Azaries

Out of Print Miniatures

Limited Edition