« on: November 7, 2006, 07:46 PM »
I always thought it depended on the calibur of the blaster fired.
Like a little Blasterpistol wouldnt really do too much damage.
But in the Star Wars Republic series there are a few shots of clones getting hit with lasers and surviving. I meen Bly gets shot in the head and it only destroyed the helmet, he was perfectly alright.
The empire really had to cut down on the militaries armor, making it cheap but getting better equipment.
The stormtrooper armor was also weaker, mainly because with so many new recruits they would need mass produced armor, which is in turn cheap but still effective.
Although the armor was downgraded considerably next to the clone armor they still got better blasters, equipment ect.
Also considering the fact that there wasnt a really big threat, like the seperatists were during the clone wars, the empire had grown arrogant and powerful so they always thought that they were impervious to anything.
Not to mention the fact that to the empire the rebels were just a little band of poorly equiped militia they hadnt really a need to go for the best armor they could get.