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How many Troopers make a squad in ROTS?
« on: August 19, 2005, 04:17 PM »
I used to play the WEG RPG and it said "in the Empire era 8 Stormtroopers made up a squad" and "in the Republic days a squad was 12 troopers".
Since Lucas has actually made movies about the Republic Era now, I was wondering if anyone actually knows what the # of troopers in a Republic era squad is?

I've heard the #'s 4, 8 and 12 used. Any ideas?????

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I'm making a squad of clones and have a question?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2005, 04:19 PM »
I'm making a custom squad of Cody's clones and was wondering what a squad is in ROTS?

I used to play the WEG RPG and it said "in the Empire era 8 Stormtroopers made up a squad" and "in the Republic days a squad was 12 troopers".
Since Lucas has actually made movies about the Republic Era now, I was wondering if anyone actually knows what the # of troopers in a Republic era squad is?

I've heard the #'s 4, 8 and 12 used. Any ideas?????

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Re: I'm making a squad of clones and have a question?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2005, 04:25 PM »
A squad is 8-10 men composed of two fire teams with 4-5 men in each. That is what it is the US Army anyways.

The Marines are made up of 3 fireteams, with 4 men and an NCO in each. So 15 guys.
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Re: How many Troopers make a squad in ROTS?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2005, 06:30 PM »
I don't know that I'd follow any gaming book necessarilly, as they sometimes have to make adjustments for fair play and such... 

Squads and teams can vary greatly by any military's need.  I like to envision around 12 men in a squad generally, but I can just as easily see 10, or 8 - 9 even.  There's no set standard to this though written anywhere so you could make it whatever you wanted to EUCM... 

Would you want a sniper for each squad?  A 2-man support gun team?  Those are also things to consider when figuring how you want to break these things down as well.  And of course there's other specialists and whatnot.

Lots to consider.
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Re: How many Troopers make a squad in ROTS?
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2005, 10:17 PM »
A lot of the stuff Lucas, DelRey, and every other "now offical star wars source" uses was info ripped out of the West End RPG. So to discount them as a source would be kind of odd.
I just thought someone might play the new RPG or had seen in one of the countless ROTS refrence books a # somewhrere?

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Re: I'm making a squad of clones and have a question?
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2005, 10:20 PM »
Thanks! Thats pretty much the same thing that the old RPG said. I guess I'll stick to that.

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Re: How many Troopers make a squad in ROTS?
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2005, 10:49 PM »
The gaming material is as official as any book.  People who know me know I certainly don't discount the RPG's as source material.  The issue of "squad size" though becomes something that gaming rules can fudge around and aren't necessarilly accurate or good guidelines though. 

As a resource though, RPG books are generally great...  I would say the WEG stuff's better than a lot of current stuff.  Definitely superior to WOTC's garbage books they put out.
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Re: How many Troopers make a squad in ROTS?
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2005, 11:06 PM »
I merged the Customs topic with this one too...  I didn't catch it earlier.

It's a film topic so one thread in the film area should suffice.
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Re: How many Troopers make a squad in ROTS?
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2005, 01:42 AM »
I don't know if this helps, but thought I'd point it out.

Assuming a squad and a squadron are actually the same thing, the X-Wing books depict a squadron of pilots and their fighters at 12. That has been something that has been widely accepted by the various EU novelists.

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Re: How many Troopers make a squad in ROTS?
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2005, 12:57 PM »
The number of troopers in a squad probably varies by mission needs, how big an army/division you're talking about, etc. OTOH, 12 sounds fine to me as the "standard".
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Re: I'm making a squad of clones and have a question?
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2005, 11:37 AM »
I'm making a custom squad of Cody's clones and was wondering what a squad is in ROTS?


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Re: How many Troopers make a squad in ROTS?
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2005, 11:56 AM »
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Re: How many Troopers make a squad in ROTS?
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2005, 01:49 PM »
Offically a squad is 9 troopers. 8 troops and a Sargent. (acording to the insider)

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Re: How many Troopers make a squad in ROTS?
« Reply #13 on: November 2, 2005, 10:44 AM »
Thanks for the info! I've been trying to figure this one out for a little while now.

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Re: How many Troopers make a squad in ROTS?
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2005, 02:45 PM »
Exactly. in the locations book for Episode II, it said a sergant's group is made up of 9 troopers