Antarian Rangers Pathfinder Force
Out of Character Information
Intent: The creation of a small Special Forces unit for use during Dominions, Invasions, or Threads.
Image Credit: The Silver Jedi Order's very own Celeste Rigel.
Role: The Antarian Rangers Pathfinder Force are small, elite infiltration units of the Silver Jedi Order, meant to deploy ahead of a main ground attack force in order to perform reconnaissance and make preparations for the arrival of the main force.
Unit Name: Antarian Rangers Pathfinder Force
Affiliation: Order of the Silver Jedi
|Type of Equipment||Manufacturer||Product Line|
|Ship||Kiribian Systems Armory||Panthera-class Stealth Frigate|
|Armor||Locke and Key Mechanics||Ghost Stealth Armor|
|Armor||Order of the Silver Jedi||Battle Dress Uniform|
|Droid||Saotome Foundry||Sentinel Archive Droid|
|Assault Rifle||Locke and Key Mechanics||Variable Ammunition Assault Rifle System|
|Sidearm||Sasori Research||SHG-001 Ranger Field Pistol|
|Melee||Locke and Key Mechanics||Shiva Throwing Knife|
|Melee||Sasori Research||SCK-007 Ranger Combat Knife|
|Sniper Rifle||Locke and Key Mechanics||Jackal Sniper Rifle|
|Explosive/Grenade||Lucerne Personal Defense||LPD-12 Hydra Electronet Grenade|
|Miscellaneous||Sasori Research||Ranger Multi-Tool|
Description: The Antarian Rangers Pathfinder Force operate in very small units of five, usually very deep behind enemy lines. Given those conditions, where your unit is only as strong as its weakest member, Pathfinders have a strong tendency to give it their all for the sake of the unit. Having suffered hardshipstogether, often from the very start of their training, they know each other better than their partners and significant others do and, as in many other elite units throughout the Galaxy regardless of affiliation, it creates a very strong esprit de corps.
Clad in their black Ghost Stealth Armor and wielding a variety of silenced state-of-the-art weaponry, the Pathfinders take special pride in what they often see as their art; silent infiltration and being the very last thing their enemies never saw.
Unit Size: Small
Unit Availability: Rare
Unit Experience: Elite
Combat Function: As an infiltration force, each unit of the Antarian Rangers Pathfinder Force places a lot of emphasis on stealth. Operating in small groups of five with handler support provided by their orbiting mothership, the Panthera-class Stealth Frigate, these units are meant to deploy ahead of the main ground attack force and either verify pre-existing intelligence or, if this is not available, gather intelligence by themselves. While experienced and highly trained, the Pathfinder units are not meant for front-line combat due to their lack of heavy support weapons and their very small numbers. Instead, once the main ground attack forces have arrived, these units serve as either saboteurs to wreak havoc behind enemy lines, or as forward reconnaissance units.
Strengths and Weaknesses:
+Elite Infiltrators: The Antarian Rangers Pathfinder Force are very experienced infiltration units, specialized in silent insertion deep behind enemy lines and stealth warfare.
+High-quality equipment: As specialized stealth units, the Pathfinders are carrying state-of-the-art equipment with them into battle, allowing them to strike precise, silent, and very deadly.
-Small unit size: The Pathfinder Units operate in very small units to maximize infiltration efficiency. If they are spotted however, they are very easily outnumbered.
-Lacking heavy support weapons: Only carrying suppressed weapons that enable precision strikes, the Pathfinders lack the firepower to throw a punch if necessary and instead have to rely on heavier units during prolonged firefights.
The Antarian Rangers Pathfinder Force began as an experiment; a joint project to combine the specialized firepower of the Antarian Rangers with the infiltration capabilities of the Silver Shadows. After much trial and error, which was an almost unavoidable side-effect after the two semi-independent organisations, both with very differing ideas and perspectives on what the end result should be like, began to pool their expertise and resources together for a joint project, Project Pathfinder eventually began to take shape. In the two years that followed, many of the core aspects that now make up the very basis of the Pathfinder Force were established; the focus of stealth and infiltration over superior firepower, and the doctrine of close mutual support with heavier units to compensate. As a subsequent result of improving the efficiency of said mutual support, the Pathfinder Force was eventually integrated into the command structure of the Antarian Rangers and established as the Antarian Rangers Pathfinder Force as it is today.
Edited by Nesota Kynnovan, 11 September 2019 - 03:11 PM.