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Dime-A-Dozen Troopers

Postby feuer_faust » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:12 pm

EDIT: Expect a number of these over the next while: my room mate and I like making different units... different. Eventually (if it gets bad enough) I'll cull some threads and make one giant, snaking monstrosity as an archive of my efforts.

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From the far reaches of an ancient empire a long time ago and way far away come the Dime-A-Dozen Troopers. Plentiful, hardy, and cheap, these ignominious soldiers fill the ranks of armies everywhere. They care not who they fight for or if they end up fighting each other; they care only that they are paid their five dollar combat pay on time.

Dime-A-Dozen Trooper: 4 CP
Skill: 1D6
Move: 5"
Armor: 5

Monopolystyrene Vacuum Armor (+1 cp):
Environmentally sealed and granting it's wearer +1 armor, this is the main reason why the troopers have survived for so frustratingly long.
Dies in Droves (-1 cp): Due to some genetic programming and the relative shoddiness of their mass production, troopers have a love of mayhem (even if they are on the receiving end!) Any time a friendly unit is wounded, the wound is transferred to a random trooper within 6", provided the trooper could have been attacked in the first place.

And now you know why they are everywhere!
Last edited by feuer_faust on Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:47 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Postby RunsWithLegos » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:01 am

haha cool.
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Postby Rev. Sylvanus » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:47 pm

For thematic reasons, it seems awkward that a trooper that is "a dime a dozen" costs more than a normal minifig.
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Postby Swordsalmon » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:59 pm

Yeah, the cp cost should be a bit lower. Otherwise, it's great! ^_^
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Postby feuer_faust » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:43 pm

I get what you mean... I sort of came up with the name not so much to describe their quality so much as their quantity:

"Quantity has a quality all its own." - J.S.

That said, I think maybe I made them too hardcore. I blame peer pressure, as my roommate's friend is a big Star Wars fan. I did sort of give them the bonus for the full-body armor a la my Mandalorians... let's edit the above and see what we get.
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Postby OneEye589 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:57 pm

Rayhawk is making a cannon fodder minifig, which is basically the lowest form you can get. 1d4 skill and armor I think.
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