We are the inheritors of the galaxy and loyal servants to the Emperor. Born from chaos and war, the Empire is the beacon of light in the dark and shelters all. We are order through law, we are security through courage, we are justice through honor and we will reign a thousand years. We are the sons of the Galactic Empire.
The Imperial Military - Protecting Peace, Maintaining Order and Delivering Justice.
Posted by Ρrʌжis on Mar 3rd, 2012
The military of the Galactic Alliance have been reformed into the military machine of this New Galactic Empire. With enough volunteers for both the military and navies, there is complete order among the ranks and no defiance due to the fierce loyalty of Imperial citizens. These servicemen can be in some ways be considered to be the heart of the Empire. By their sacrifice, the Imperial citizens are kept safe and the laws kept.
Consisting of the Stormtrooper Corps, the Imperial Mechanized Group and the Army Honourguard Reservists the Empire has the most professional, disciplined and dedicated military in the galaxy. All recruits are zealous and dogmatic, convinced the ideals of the Empire are worth upholding to prevent anarchy in the galaxy and they will proudly die for the Emperor to protect the New Order.
Role: Assault, Defense, Garrison, Soldier
"The clone troopers, now proudly bearing the honourable rank of Imperial Stormtroopers, have tackled the dangerous work of fighting our enemies on the front lines. Many have died in their devotion to the Empire. Imperial citizens would do well to remember their example."
Named after the primary man at arms of the Original Galactic Empire from over a century ago. These Stormtroopers are absolutely and fanatically loyal to the Empire, its ideals and the Emperor himself of course. They obey commands without hesitation and are excellent soldiers, drilled to perfection and highly disciplined making them nearly unbreakable.
Role: Special Ops, Assault, Raid
The Storm Commandos are taken from the ranks of the Stormtrooper Corps when an individual shows exceptional potential. Recruits are given extensive training and the best equipment the Empire can provide. The Storm Commandos fulfil many roles regular Stormtroopers cannot; through discretion and cunning they infiltrate, sabotage, assassinate or see action on the frontlines as needed. An Commando may be equipped with a Blaster Carbine, Repeater or Sniper. In addition all Storm Commandos carry a Vibrodagger, a Blaster Pistol sidearm and various grenades and explosives. Each Storm Commando Squad consists of four men each.
Scorpenek Annihilator War Droid Mark II
Role: Assault Unit, Tank
These War Droids were essentially a much more powerful version of the Droideka, formerly used by the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars. The Scorpenek utilised four rapid-fire blaster cannons which were guided by a combination of a targeting crimson photoreceptor and composite radiation sensor. It also utilised a particle-energy shield, which was similar to that of the Droideka, though much tougher. They were so dangerous that a single Annihilator Droid was powerful enough to take down three platoons of Clone Troopers. They were rumoured to be able to decimate a dozen AT-TEs with ease.
All Terrain Advance Raider
Role: Support Unit, Reconnaissance, Patrol
The All Terrain Advance Raider, or AT-AR, was a variant of the AT-ST and sometimes even referred to as as an "Light AT-ST". It had a heavily armoured head with a single laser cannon mounted on the chin which was very effective against infantry, often suppressing them and forcing them into cover if not killing them outright. It had blisters on the side of the head with narrow slits that allowed crew members to fire their personal weapons at targets flanking the walker although an optional modification had the blisters replaced with additional laser cannons. AT-ARs were generally deployed as police vehicles on Imperial worlds or along with the Stormtroopers as a reconnaissance unit, as such they were quite fast for their size and were equipped with several different sensor types and scanning tools in order to scout out enemy positions and survey the battlefield.
TX-130T Fighter Tank "IFT-T"
Role: Support Unit, Assault Tank
Previously used by the First Galactic Empire, the TX-130T was introduced by Emperor Tarl in one of many reformations of the Imperial Military to fill the role of an assault tank.
The New Galactic Empire has modernized the previous design, and has made it into the main and most produced vehicle in the military, present on nearly every world.
They are mainly dispatched to support infantry, patrol around Imperial bases or simply in large groups to assault enemy positions. Armed with two heavy laser cannons, one beam turret and two missile launchers, the TX-130T fills its role perfectly, and plays a vital role in most defensive and offensive operations, able to hold its own against the enemy and dish out good damage.
All Terrain Anti-Aircraft
Role: Support Unit, Anti-Aircraft
The AT-AA had four stubby legs and lizard-like locomotion, along with a low profile not seen in other Imperial walkers. On most models, the only weapon was a turreted flak pod, capable of firing several types of ordnance.Other versions could be equipped with one or three rocket-launching tubes. Initially the AT-AA had an inability to fire at ground targets. This was partially rectified with the addition of gun ports to allow the crew to fend off infantry attacks. Some variation had flak pods replaced with concussion missile launchers. The AT-AA also carried electronic countermeasure systems that could scramble missile guidance systems, thus lowering the risk of missile strikes.
Self-Propelled Medium Artillery
Role: Support Unit, Artillery
Improvement in materials after years of research following the Clone Wars meant that the artillery walker could be lightened with the use of more modern alloys and composites.
The SPMA walkers' range was quite long, but they required targets to be sensor-painted in order to score a hit. The combination of slow movement and light armor meant that SPMAs were usually dispatched with an escort.
The SPMA-T model, "T" standing for Turbolaser, was fitted with a long-range, variable trajectory turbolaser cannon, and due to its modular design, it could, like its heavier predecessor, be deployed with specific payloads for different missions. It was generally faster and more nimble than the SPHA-T. Most of the walkers were also equipped with 12 light anti-infantry blasters that emerged from the ventral surface of the vehicle when in use.
All Terrain Armoured Transport
Role: Assault Unit, Siege, Heavy Tank
"We had the Battle of Gormen won, until the AT-ATs arrived. They came out of the fog and ripped apart the front lines. The locals ran in terror, but the experienced soldiers surrendered. We knew that you can't outrun an AT-AT."
The AT-AT walker was a behemoth of a war machine, standing at a height of 22.5 meters. The quadrupedal walker closely resembled ancient beasts of war, or even a giant legendary beast from the dark side of the Force. Designed for the dual purpose of crushing and demoralizing enemy forces, and also serving as a transport for Imperial troops and light vehicles, the AT-AT was among the most awesome vehicles in the Imperial Army inventory. Its intimidating and powerful presence often earned it the distinction of being the first vehicle into a combat zone.
Serving as the "head" of the mechanical walker was a movable command section containing the command cockpit, with room for the commander, pilot and gunner. The command section housed all of the AT-AT's weapon systems, as well as holographic targeting systems allowing the gunners a 360-degree view of their position. The cockpit was also equipped with a holoprojector for purposes of external communication. Forward visualization was supplied by a glowing red command viewport. The head could rotate as much as ninety degrees right or left and thirty degrees up or down for an expansive field of fire. Positioned above and below the command section was the walker's sensor array and blaster cannon energizer, respectively.
Lambda-class T-4a Shuttle
Role: Support Unit, Transport, Private Transport
The Lambda was designed as both a cargo and troop transport and could carry 80 tons or more than 20 soldiers. It was also equipped with a Class 1 hyperdrive since its mission profile involved traveling across the galaxy. Its main drive units were capable of reaching speeds of 850 kilometers in an hour inside atmospheres, or 50 MGLT.
The military version built by Cygnus Spaceworks was armed with ten laser cannons. It was also protected by a powerful deflector shield, which was powered by a pair of generators. A Lambda was covered by a heavily reinforced hull capable of deflecting laser fire. The shuttle class was so well armed that it was able to travel across the galaxy without an escort, thus making it suitable for covert operations. Additionally, the shuttle was equipped with a state-of-the art communications grid.
Sentinel-class Landing Craft
Role: Assault Unit, Heavy Transport
The landing craft's exterior was encased in armor plating 25% heavier than the armor of a Lambda-class. The landing craft was also equipped with four deflector shield projectors. Despite its large size and heavy weight, the Sentinel-class was fast and agile due to its Cygnus HD7 engine array.
The vehicle's sensor suite featured infrared imaging, motion detectors, and life-form indicators. The vessel's computer also featured an automatic mapping function and a rudimentary autopilot that could pilot the vessel towards an Imperial garrison, starship, or homing beacon during emergencies, and included powerful communication arrays which enabled contact with all Imperial starships and garrisons within a given system.
In its standard configuration, a Sentinel-class could carry 54 stormtroopers (approximately six squads), 12 E-web heavy repeating blasters, and 6 74-Z speeder bikes. When its seats were removed and it was converted to carrying supplies, it could transport 36 74-Z speeder bikes, or 12 compact assault vehicles such as AT-STs or AT-PTs. Its total cargo capacity was 180 metric tons. Sentinels could also carry TIE Maulers and SPMA-Ts into battle. For insertion into a planet, a Sentinel carried a Class 1.0 hyperdrive. Sentinels were also used to deploy Marine landing forces onto enemy starships.
The landing craft's weapons load consisted of 8 laser cannons, 2 concussion missile launchers, 1 retractable turret-mounted ion cannon, and 2 rotating repeating blasters (retractable, used when landing). Since the Sentinel-class was heavily armed, it also served as a combat support vehicle.
Imperial Royal Guard
Role: Assault, Defence, Bodyguard, Elite
The Emperor's Royal Guard, sometimes referred to as the Imperial Royal Guard or Imperial Guard, was an elite unit of the Galactic Empire's armed forces tasked with the protection of the Emperor and whomever else was deemed in need of their protection. The exact number of Royal Guardsmen serving the Emperor was unknown, with speculations ranging from less than fifty to tens of thousands, although their numbers were estimated to be at least four hundred at any one point. Like the Stormtroopers of the Stormtrooper Corps, the Royal Guards formed a military unit independent of the Imperial Military and answered directly to the Emperor.
The Royal Guard are based out of the classified Imperial Royal Guard Academy. Candidates for tutelage under the Academy, picked from various units in the Imperial Military, underwent rigorous training programs designed to build a sense of extreme loyalty to the Emperor, with students often being forced to kill each other in live combat. Guardsmen were trained in various forms of martial arts, including Echani. Guardsmen were commonly equipped with vibroswords and force pikes, in addition to heavy blaster pistols for ranged combat.
Imperial Sovereign Protector
Role: Assault, Defence, Bodyguard, Elite
Only the best of the elite Emperor's Royal Guard were specially chosen to become Sovereign Protectors. They endured years of selection procedures and training aimed at achieving perfection in soldiering. Extreme standards were set for combat fitness, stamina, strength, dexterity, mental acuity, reaction time, loyalty and intelligence. Their combat training included the use of heavy blaster pistols and the deadly double vibroblade.
Finally, each Sovereign Protector would receive rudimentary training from Senior Dark Side Adepts to wield the dark side of the Force—although not enough to provide independence or stoke ambition. The most exceptional Sovereign Protectors were eventually eligible for training as Dark Jedi.
Some of these armored and robed soldiers were charged with the personal protection of the Emperor, while others were deployed to guard Empire's interests throughout the galaxy, including the Imperial Palace, as well as other palaces and monasteries.
Imperial Royal Guard's TIE Predator-class Starfighter
Role: Assault, Defence, Bodyguard, Elite
These starfighters were commonly used to escort the Emperor's personal transport shuttle and its decoys during his travels. Displaying the distinctive crimson red color of the Royal Guard, these deadly war machines struck fear into any opposing fighters. Royal Guard fighter wings were thought to even rival the skills of the most elite pilots in the galaxy.
Under the direct supervision of the Royal Guard, Imperial workers spent many long hours modifying TIE Predator fighters. Unlike the original TIE Predator, the Royal Guard TIE Predator was equipped with a superior hyperdrive and superior deflector shield generator, while also having blazing speeds and even better manoeuvrability that exceeded that of its fleet counterpart.
Imperial Escort Carrier
Role: Special Ops, Raid, Transport
The Storm commandos' Imperial escort carrier was different from the standard escort carrier of the Imperial Navy. It was a nimble, narrow-hulled ship, with a flared arrowhead bow, and three sublight thrusters mounted in a vertical row on the stern. Its most prominent weapons were two single-barreled cannon mounted turrets on the dorsal centerline, with a wide field of fire ahead, above, and to either flank. There were also two double-barreled weapons mountings on the ventral centerline, both fore of the hangar bay, while two small turreted cannons were mounted on the very tip of the bow.
The Imperial Navy was formed from the Galactic Alliance Navy, and as such was still under Naval Command. The Imperial Navy conducts itself by the Imperial Naval Code, a set of martial laws and regulations created to guide the massive military organization. With a crew initially made up of Clones but now the ranks are filled with fully loyal Imperial citizens, mutiny is non-existant and commanders of the individual vessels know that they have absolute full authority, next only to the Emperor himself.
Executor-class Super Star Destroyer
Role: Flagship, Command Ship, Heavy Assault
The Executor-class Star Dreadnought, colloquially known as the Executor-class Super Star Destroyer or Executor-class Star Destroyer, was a heavy warship class in the Star Dreadnought league, often used as command ships and flagships in the Imperial Navy. At their prime, they were among the largest vessels in the galaxy, and were almost invincible in combat, although they were costly to operate.
Nemesis-class Super Star Destroyer
Role: Flagship, Command Ship, Heavy Assault
The Nemesis-class Super Star Destroyer is designed as a scaled down Executor-class vessel. Since the Nemesis-class is much smaller than other Super Star Destroyers, it is faster and easier to produce, at only a fraction of the cost.
The Nemesis-class also differs from traditional Imperial design for such a large ship in that it has a significant starfighter defense as part of its primary armament. It can go toe-to-toe with most ships of equal size.
Imperious-class Advanced Star Destroyer
Role: Invasion, Heavy Assault, Defence
Also known as the Advanced Star Destroyer, the Imperious-class was considered larger and more powerful than the Pellaeon-class Star Destroyer. It carries a larger complement of starfighters as well as multiple weapon emplacements. It is the most advanced Star Destroyer in the galaxy and provides a strong and secure core in any fleet.
The Imperious-class was designed to make use of several especially large thrusters and sported a 'tailfin' similar to those of the Star Destroyers of the Galactic Republic. The class' command bridge was very similar in design to those of most Kuat Drive Yards warships, while spaced in pairs on its sloped superstructure were several towers of unknown purpose. Compared to the Pellaeon-class, the Imperious-class was larger and more powerful, as well as more efficient in the regulation of its power. It had better shielding to the point that it could take on the full firepower of the Outer Rim Third Fleet before begin to falter, armor, and weapons, which included gravity mines, allowing it to outgun any ship within the Imperial Fleet of Galactic Empire. In addition, the Imperious-class could be operated by a smaller crew. Generally, it was to the Pellaeon-class what the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer was to the preceding Imperial I-class.
Pellaeon-class Star Destroyer
Role: Invasion, Assault, Defence
The Pellaeon-class was named in honor of former Imperial Grand Admiral Gilad Pellaeon, and drew upon the distinctive and classic wedge-shape of earlier times, made famous by the Venator and Imperator classes used by the navies of the Galactic Republic and the Galactic Empire respectively. The class was often used as command ships and combined certain elements from Star Dreadnoughts like the Executor-class and earlier Star Destroyers like the Imperial-class.
The Pellaeon-class was considered one of the most powerful warships in the galaxy and was noted as having unmatched weapon systems and starfighter components. With its sleek outline, it presented less of a target to potential enemies, while at the same time optimizing its shield protection. The Pellaeon-class also possessed an interdiction field, capable of pulling ships out of hyperspace.
Strike-class Medium Cruiser
Role: Assault, Defence
While a frigate in size, the 450-meter long Strike-class was capable of challenging larger cruisers with its surprisingly heavy load of firepower, strong shields, and high sublight speed. Armaments included 20 turbolaser cannons, 10 turbolaser batteries, ten ion cannons, and some point-defense weapons. The order of battle considered two Strike-class cruisers the equivalent of one Victory-class Star Destroyer.
Ton-Falk-class escort carrier
Role: Carrier, Support Vessel
The ship looked like a 500-meter box with a small rear protrusion to cover the ship's sublight engines. The escort carrier closely resembled Kuat's Super Transport series of container ships, and was probably derived from their design.
A standard Imperial chute system provided for rapid deployment of TIE Series starfighters and an onboard hangar allowed for minor repairs. The escort carrier was the smallest vessel that could carry a full wing of starfighters (6 squadrons of up to 72 craft). The ship also carried six shuttles, and could carry four more for each fighter squadron removed.
Armament included 10 Taim & Bak H8 dual laser cannons and 1 Krupx VL-6 warhead launch system. Though a capital ship, it was poorly armed and protected relative for its size, so it stayed to the rear of battle for its own safety while allowing its TIE fighters to engage the enemy.
Ardent-class Fast Frigate
Role: Raid, Interception, Patrol, Support Vessel
The Ardent-class frigate was about one-fourth the size of the Pellaeon-class Star Destroyers. They were designed for rapid responses and sacrificed both shielding and armor to increase their speed and weaponry. The class had a raised bridge section and three ion drives. They carried Nune-class Imperial shuttles. In overall appearance, the arrowhead-shaped vessels were reminiscent of the century-old Acclamator-class.The frigate's weapons emplacements were reminiscent of past designs, with turbolaser batteries flanking the raised section on each side.
The fast frigates were used as quick-strike vehicles. A common Imperial tactic was to send several Ardent-class frigates into enemy picket lines to exploit weaknesses and open gaps for other warships. They depended on their impressive shields to allow them to survive. Despite them, they still suffered more damage than most ships in the fleet due to their aggressive tactics.
Role: Patrol, Support Vessel
The Kuat Drive Yards Vigil-class corvette contained some weapons at the dorsal area of the ship, as well as a large dish. The command deck was flush with the hull near the main drive thrusters, providing a smaller profile. The corvettes mount three twin heavy turbolaser turrets on the dorsal hull, along with three twin light turbolaser turrets. Various laser cannons used in an anti-starfighter role are scattered around the hull.
TIE Predator-class Starfighter
Role: Assault, Defence, Interception, Patrol, Raid
Considered a successor to the older TIE/IN interceptor, the Predator-class fighter was still highly manoeuvrable and heavily armed, but unlike most previous TIEs, it was also equipped with hyperdrives and a deflector shield generated through its blade-shaped wings. As with the earlier Chiss Clawcraft, these wings could adjust to a variety of positions, aiding the starfighter's manoeuvrability. They folded back fully for docking mode. However, the complex technologies packed inside the wings of the Predator were a maintenance nightmare. In addition, the standard redesigned viewport offered poor visibility due to its narrow horizontal panes separated by thick struts.
After much lobbying, the Imperial Navy convinced Sienar to produce Predator-class fighters with classic TIE-style cockpits that were flown by squadron leaders. Other pilots flew fighters with horizontal slats across the front of the central fuselage.
Role: Assault, Defence, Raid
The Neutralizer-class fighter was a multi-purpose bomber, in use by the Galactic Empire. Developed by Sienar Fleet Systems' engineers by adapting the designs of their Predator-class fighter, the Neutralizer was larger, bulkier, and less agile than the Predator. Featuring impressive shields for a fighter of its size, the ship was also nimble for a bomber and was capable of reaching speeds of 1,500 kilometers per hour in atmosphere. The bomber was also equipped with a Class 1.0 hyperdrive, and a navicomputer for interstellar travel.
The Neutralizer had space for one pilot, and it was outfitted with two medium laser cannons and a proton torpedo launcher that could fire its complement of 10 proton torpedoes. The bomber was also able to hold a week's worth of consumables and supported up to 110 kilograms of cargo.
*Outdated units have been upgraded to meet the requirements of the modern battlefield, others have proven so effective designs that even centuries later, they are still a force to be feared.*