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by The Unitary State of Derika. . 58 reads.

Types of Soldiers/ Unit Composition

Imperial Guards: Loyal to the Emperor, Imperial Guards are the defending body of the Emperor and the Senate. Utilizing the body armor of Centurions, the armor is painted a black, and with a red eagle painted onto the breastplate.

Shock Troopers: Shock Troopers are the ones that are deployed with the regular battalions as the more heavy soldiers. They sometimes have rocket launchers with them, but most of them are equipped with X-94's. They are symbolized with their red markings on their armor. Commanders have a shoulder pad on them.

Skirmishers: Used in long-range ambushes, Skirmishers main purpose is to harass and disrupt enemy positions. Although they can be used in recon operations, their main purpose is to make the enemy's life harder.

Evo Troopers: Evo Troopers, or Environmental Troopers, are soldiers able to withstand harsh environmental worlds. They are usually deployed across backwater planets, such as Kidario. Their main weapon is the L-3 Heavy Machine Gun, although many of them prefer the Lancer Shotgun. Their armor is surprisingly light, as their main protection comes from a shield that surrounds them during fire fights.

Desert Troopers: Nicknamed the Desert Stormers, these soldiers are specialized for desert combat. They are camouflaged for the desert, and have some training in amphibious landings, but not as much as the Marines. The commanders have turbans on and a shoulder pad. On desert planets, these soldiers are seen as the main garrisons.

Marines: The Derikan Marines have been specifically trained for naval invasions and river crossings. Each battalion has some sort of makeshift bridge to cross rivers in some sort. They are symbolized with their cyan markings on their armor. A special sect of these the Marines are trained to board enemy starships. They are also trained for any type of combat, and quick responses to threats.

Jungleers: The Jungleers are the specially trained in the jungle. They are also trained in guerrilla fighting. Their armor is specifically used for the climate of the jungle, and is camouflaged.

Flamers: Flamers are a unique bunch of soldiers. They are armed with a flamethrower and many incendiary grenades. Their armor and helmets allow them to breath in toxic air and other kinds of hazardous environments.

Centurions: Rumored to be children kidnapped from birth, Centurions are the human-equivalent of MK.V's. Their armor is tough and sturdy, but they lack the mortar and 60mm rotary cannon. Instead, they are seen with any weapon of their choice, along with a wrist-shield, which activates a shield around their entire body.

Recon: Soldiers with light armor, these soldiers can move quickly due to enhanced armor. Their helmets allow for quick scanning of the area and communication. Their main weapon is the Faylia-Type AR or X-94.

'Regulars: The 'Regulars' of the Army are any soldiers without specialized training. They make up the bulk of the army. If soldiers of the 'Regulars' can pass a test, they can turn into a Shock Trooper.

Unit Composition

Regular Squad: 7 Regulars, 3 Shock Troopers

Skirmisher Squad: 3 Regulars, 5 Skirmishers, 2 Recon Soldiers

Heavy Squad: 5 Shock Troopers, 2 Flamers, 1 MK.V or 1 Centurion

Recon Squad: 4 Recon Soldiers, 2 Regulars, 1 Marine.

Platoons: 3 Regular Squads, 1 Heavy Squad, 1 Skirmisher Squad, 1 Recon Squad. (40 Men)

Battalions: 20 Platoons. (800 Men)

Regiments: 5 Battalions. (4,000 Men)

Legions: 3 Regiments. (12,000 Men)

Army: 10 Legions (120,000 Men)

Defense Corps: 10 Armies (1,200,000 Men)