Homebrew Reference Book: Clone Wars Saga Edition Fan Sourcebook - Vehicles and Vessels
A smaller, nimbler version of the AAT-1, the AST is designed for scouting missions in environments where the STAP is not an efficient scouting platform. Dense forest and other areas with thick brush are no match for the AST and its ability to trample undergrowth. The units were used in a limited fashion at the Battle of Naboo, mostly to patrol Gungan swamp areas, though some commanders used them at checkpoints in urban areas where using an AAT-1 was not cost effective. The Vehicle was used during the Clone Wars as well, though it always remained a secondary scout vehicle to the STAP.
Equipped with a Reinforced Chassis, the AST can mow down most brush and small trees without issue. This gives it a significant advantage in dense environment patrols over the STAP, which would have to fly above obstacles, potentially missing hidden targets. The AST is most often deployed in groups of three, back to back at checkpoints to maximize their protection, or in spearhead formations during scouting patrols, uprooting enemies, and leaving a wide path of flattened terrain for troops to follow behind.
AST Statistics (CL 8) Edit
Speed: 10 Squares; (Maximum Velocity 320 km/h)
Special Actions: Battlefield Effects
Ship Statistics Edit
Crew: 1 (Skilled Crew Quality); None
Cargo: 15 Kilograms; Consumables: 1 Day; Carried Craft: None
Weapon Systems Edit
Attack Bonus: +6 (+1 Autofire), Damage: 4d10x2