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Background

The new attack Remote doctrine of Yu Jing’s StateEmpire Army was formally established in Campaign Manual 27-5 “Yáoxiè Units. Tactical Use.

The manual collected the experience acquired during the NeoColonial Wars and developed an offensively-focused military doctrine: “There is only one objective for attack remote units [...] the destruction of hostile elements.”

The entire text constantly emphasizes the need to make aggressive and vigorous tactical deployments: “The meaning of the name Yáoxiè (Remote Weapon) must not be forgotten […] and a good officer should use them in this way. [...] The Yáoxiè must be conceived as active combat units, above and beyond establishing defensive positions.”

A special emphasis is placed on their speed and ability to tactically overcome enemy forces. This manual influenced the design of the different Yáoxiè models, giving priority to speed over armor. This conception makes them more than adequate for low intensity conflicts and urban combat. However, the Yáoxiè can also carry out different and varied conventional military tasks, such as taking terrain, striking at an enemy’s command and control structure, providing infantry support, locating and destroying hidden threats, or repelling enemy counter-attacks. In counter-insurgency operations, carried out with Imperial forces, its roles are considerably broader, including tasks such as protecting convoys and resources as well as other internal security jobs. The technology included in the Yáoxiè gives them a superior target acquisition capacity over ordinary troops. Their advanced optical systems and Multispectral vision devices allow them to detect enemy activity through extreme environmental conditions, such as smoke or darkness, which would usually limit the better-equipped infantry. As threat hunter-killers, they are the Yu Jing soldiers’ protectors, receiving appropriate code names. Rui Shi are the two lions that guard the entrances to Chinese temples and palaces, while the Lù Duan were beasts that could detect truth and guarded the emperor’s throne. However, they are not passive protectors: either Yáoxiè model can lay down a concentrated curtain of firepower, as certain as it is lethal, over a designated target, which is exactly how the Yu Jing High Command envisioned them acting.


Lù Duān

Designed for speed over durability, the Lù Duān has a specific frontline role, assaulting, securing, and holding hardened battlefield positions. Equipped with state-of-the-art holographic technology and a multispectral vision system, it is ideally suited to both the dense combats of Paradiso and urban warfare. Its projector and speed confuse the enemy and make it a difficult target while it uses its Mk 12 to lay down suppressive fire and destroy targets with pinpoint accuracy. The heavy calibre and recoil of the Mk 12 pushes it beyond the limits of human capability to wield, but for the Lù Duān, it is highly effective. Restricted military technology, these remotes can be found sporadically on black markets throughout Yu Jingese territory and are often used as defence remotes by criminal organisations and hyper-elites.

Rui Shi

The result of serious investments in advanced optics to better stalk the StateEmpire’s prey, the StateArmy’s Rui Shi hunter/killer prioritises speed and accuracy over heavy armour. They are surprisingly swift despite their squat 4-legged construction, and their integrated repeater means they can carry loyal infowarriors’ quantronic fury into the teeth of the enemy in addition to their integrated dual spitfires’ rapid-fire accuracy.

StateArmy doctrine treats Yáoxiè (‘remote weapon’ in Yujingyu) remotes not only as passive support or defence, but as active combat units in their own right. The Rui Shi hunter/killer prioritises speed and accuracy over heavy armour and has a serious investment in advanced optics to stalk the StateEmpire’s prey. Despite their squat four-legged construction’s stability, they are surprisingly swift. Their integrated repeater means they can carry loyal Infowarriors’ quantronic fury into the teeth of the enemy, along with the rapid-fire accuracy of their integrated spitfire.[1]



Profile

N4

ISC: Yáoxiè Support Troop Remote
Fury: Not Imeptuous Training: Regular Back-Up: No Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
6-4 13 12 10 13 0 6 1 4
Skills and Equipment: Remote Presence, Courage, Immunity(Shock)
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
Lù Duān Deployable Repeater, Holomask, Holoprojector, Multispectral Visor L1,Surprise Attack(-3), Minelayer Mk12, Heavy Flamethrower(+1B) PARA CC Weapon(-3) 24 0
Rui Shi Multispectral Visor L2, Repeater Spitfire PARA CC Weapon(-3) 23 1
Rui Shi Reinf. Multispectral Visor L1, Repeater Red Fury PARA CC Weapon(-3) 20 0.5

N3

Retired
ISC: Yáoxiè Remote
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: None
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
6-4 7 12 10 13 0 6 1 4
Skills and Equipment: G: Remote Presence, Repeater, Multispectral Visor L2
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Rui Shi Spitfire Electric Pulse 20 1*
Lù Duān Mk12, Heavy Flamethrower Electric Pulse 21 0

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N4 Design

Current Miniatures

Unboxed
Rui Shi
Lu Duan
Originally submitted by Azaries

Old Miniatures

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  1. Graybeaton et al, p77. 2019. 'Yu Jing'. London: Modiphius Entertainment Ltd.