Advance Guard Marines
The advance guard marines are the Praetorian Empires elite units, enhanced with various drug and gene therapies, they serve several roles from recon to surgical strike, they are also sent ahead on planetary assaults to capture key areas such as bases. No two Advance guard squads are the same they all feature different experimental and secret weapons that are years away from reaching the normal trooper.
The trooper above carries an experimental assault rifle with an undermounted Mk2 missile launcer base on the 'I-1-2-NUKE-EM' missile launcher used by the Territory marines.
That trooper has a prototype plasma shotgun with laser pointer, the shotgun has enough stopping power to put a Dalek out cold.
This advance guard commander is armed with light armour and several weapons.
The advance guard also have various vechiles for there use, they are often upgraded models.
above is a hovertank variant of a classic recon tank, it features a much more powerful cannon aswell as 'ECM missile flares'.