Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Threats of the Galaxy
Affiliations: General Units
The Soldier Commander encompasses a broad range of military ranks held by those who lead squads and companies of troopers and soldiers. Examples include the Rebel field officers who fought a delaying tactic against the Empire while the Alliance evacuated Echo Base, as well as the commanders that led the ground assault against those same Rebels from their AT-AT Walkers. "Commander" is indeed a rank, and one recognized in various military groups throughout the galaxy, but for these purposes, it can cover any people in charge, from Sergeants to Field Marshals.
The most obvious role of the Soldier Commander is to lead those under their command toward a specific military objective- holding the line, rooting out the enemy from a well-defended base, raiding supply lines, and so on. The Soldier Commander is the ultimate authority on the field, and it's their experience and expertise on which the rank-and-file soldiers depend to survive the engagement.
Soldier Commander Encounters Edit
Soldier Commanders lead other martial characters, and so they are found in the company of troopers, soldiers, and similar combatants. A soldier commander usually occupies a central position, directing their men as needed to best deal with the enemy. Soldier Commanders have a well-developed understanding of tactics and strategy, which means that soldiers under their command fight more efficiently and with better positioning.
Deployment is a critical factor for the typical Soldier Commander. If given the chance to get the jump on his or her enemies, they position their soldiers behind cover and scattered in small groups to set up a crossfire if possible. Once combat is joined, a Soldier Commander holds his position to direct his or her troops, using Assault Tactics each round, until their position is compromised. A Soldier Commander is no shirker in fighting, though, and when not giving orders, they adds their blaster fire to those of the soldiers under their command.
Soldier Commander Statistics (CL 6) Edit
Force Points: 2
Languages: Basic, 2 Unassigned
Hit Points: 40, Damage Threshold: 17
Speed: 6 Squares
Melee: Knife +8 (1d4+2)
Ranged: Blaster Rifle +10 (3d8+2)
Ranged: Blaster Pistol +10 (3d6+2)
Base Stats Edit
Feats: Armor Proficiency (Light), Coordinated Attack, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Skill Focus (Knowledge (Tactics)), Skill Training (Initiative), Weapon Proficiency (Pistols), Weapon Proficiency (Rifles), Weapon Proficiency (Simple Weapons)