This is on the microscopic level of mattering, but that one trooper type is being called a "shore trooper"?
Like... besides flip flops, what special gear does a shore trooper need?
The names are meh to me. I ignore a lot of that stuff. To me a Sandtrooper is just a Stormtrooper with a backpack that has modular things to keep him cool you can take off and replace with things to keep him warm if you wanted. Too much "this guy's special" in a group called "Stormtroopers" which kind of denotes that as a group they're special already in their own way...
When there's 3 million different "special" soldiers, it gets kind of less special... I always figured Snowtroopers were just basically a Stormtrooper in his cold weather combat gear, not really so much a guy with specialized training.
I get Scouts, and then Scouts have sub divisions I figure... That kind of stuff makes sense, but when EVERY soldier has to be "special" in some way, it becomes impractical. Does every Destroyer/fleet just happen to have every specialty legion of trooper aboard, just in case they happen to be needed at any given invasion?
I mean I can see a "mountain" division, or guys trained to fight under water... These are kind of different things to a guy who just has to deal with the heat or cold as it comes at him ya know?
And much like Ep3 and The Clone Wars, it's sure an easy way to sell toys.
But like the "Flame trooper" from TFA... I figured he was just like any other Stormtrooper, and every group had one or two of these guys, and he was just a guy who'd gotten that extra work in on using a flamethrower like any infantryman in WW2 would've had (lucky them
). Not sure why his armor's even different really. He's just a guy with a flamethrower, which you can do pretty well in the same armor as everyone else, no?
Just a weird thought for the day... Shore troopers sound like they're out building sandcastles and stuff. They're easily spotted in combat by their colorful shirts, and marching to Jimmy Buffet tunes.