BIO: The Shadow troopers were elite amongst the clone ranks. While not genetically altered like their ARC trooper Brethren, the shadow troopers were subject to rigorous and special training. Off planet, on Bothawui, they were trained in Espionage, Sabotage, and other Stealth operations tactics, by the leaders of the Bothan Spynet. Also, on camp, Kal Skirata, former mandalorian mercenary and Republic Commando instructor, taught them demolitions, pathfinding, night operations tactics, and escape and evasion. During the final days of the clone wars, the shadow troopers saw their last confirmed
action on Utapau. There they reported General Grievous' droid army there, Cleared minor Landing platforms for the rest of 212th attack battalions landings, and marked drop zones for the 2nd Airborne "Parjai" troops. It was rumored that some had gone on almost 3 years after the Battle of Yavin and became members of the Black Hole Stormtroopers.
This is the Communications specialist that reported General grievous' army on Utapau.
He carries a navigation pad to keep track of Drop zone positions and other troops of his squad in case of seperation after the drop.
With little assurance that any relief is coming, the shadow troopers carry enough equipment to sustain them for 13 days. This includes ammunition, food, and night operations equipment for movement during dark hours. This trooper as a comms specialist also carries an extended battery for his comms pack and long range transmission antenna. On the bottom of his pack a Pathfinder DZ marking device can be seen. The trooper also carries a demolition charge on his left leg.
This trooper carries a DC-15s with slight modifications. A starlight scope has been added and the muzzle break has been modified to reduce the noise of the tibanna gas discharge. Also on the trooper, is a Dc-17 compact pistol with extra ammo on the drop down holster, as well as his shoulder.
Parts Used: SA Clone #41,Evolutions Clone holster (painted grey,from yellow set), POTF2 biggs darklighter rifle (stock), Jango Fett Final Battle jetpack, Dc-15 rifle scope from #6, Dc-15s from #41, Antenna from #41, Backpack piece from POTF2 sandtrooper pack, Sheet styrene, Warhammer 40k bit, cloth material painted black, and ammo bandolier from Clone Commander #33
PHEW that was fun :p