Starship Marines (tm)


The elite soldiers of space. Highly trained in the specialist activity of fighting in zero-g and a vacuum, in the confines of a crippled starship.

They are psychologically adapted to use a behaviour-enhancing drug called the Marine Activation Drug or MAD

STARSHIP MARINES ARE ALL REAL MEN, RIGHT?


Actually 50.1% of all starship marines are biologically female.
21.7% of all starship marines are homosexual
1.2% of all are asexual
11.1% of all are bisexual
the rest are heterosexual.
Sex, gender and orientation are not at all important to the marine corps - about as relevent as hair colour.

Of course all Marines are genetic Perfects and few marine corps will allow Transhumanists in their ranks (officially because of the higher maintenance requirement of Cyborg Humans on operations).


ARE MARINES TRAINED TO USE GF WEAPONS?


Yes, it forms part of their basic training. Marines are able to use GF Infantry weapons - but ideally they would need a period of reorientation training to suit them for planetside combat. Once on the ground, their high degree of training and MAD gives then a considerable advantage, although their starship marine armour is not optimised for fighting in gravity, so they are considerable slower than, say GF Armoured troops. If GF Armour and equipment is available, then they would be able to utilise that very effectively.

See also SCA APGW Combat Robot



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