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Third Armored Infantry Regiment
Oriflamme Marine Unit
by Lewis Roberts
The Third Armored Regiment is the elite group of Oriflamme
Marines. Its history traces back to the original settlement
of Oriflamme during the Rule of Man. While most military
organizations have fanciful nicknames, the Third Armored
Regiment is simply referred to as The THIRD. During the
Solomani Rim War an Imperial Army General called them
"the Devil's own Regiment" for their forceful resistance
of the Imperial invasion. This saying has become the
unofficial slogan of The THIRD.
Before the Rebellion the Regiment was equipped with battle
dress. The Collapse, however, made the upkeep of battle
dress difficult, and by 1153 The THIRD was forced to the
conclusion that within 3 years it would no longer be
able to support enough battle dress troops to make up
an entire Regiment. The Oriflamme Generals decided to augment
The THIRD with cybernetics instead. Oriflamme was able to
produce TL-9 and a few TL-10 cybernetic devices. Most members
of the THIRD possess two to four cybernetic devices. Now that
Oriflamme has joined the Coalition and it has access to battle
dress that has been produced off world, The THIRD has been
fully re-equipped with battle dress, but still augments with
cybernetics. The THIRD also equips all of its troops with
both Slow and Fast drugs.
The THIRD is an elite unit, and only admits marines that have
already proven themselves in service to Oriflamme. The THIRD
is only used as an assault unit. If a piece of ground is to be
taken and the opposition is strong, The THIRD is sent in. They
are never used for garrison duty, peace keeping missions, or as
show troops. The unit is often dropped in dangerous positions
behind enemy lines without adequate support. Their tactics
tend to emphasize speed and destruction.
The THIRD is only a Regiment, and as such it is commanded by a
Colonel. There can only be one Colonel in The THIRD at any
given time. If the existing Colonel is offered a promotion,
he must revert to the standard Marines to accept. Most THIRD
officers are too proud to transfer to an ordinary unit.
Prerequisites: Special Duty while serving as an
- Commission: None
- Officers: 2 Gun Combat, Large Blade, Tactics,
- Enlisted: 2 Gun Combat, Large Blade, Melee,
Hvy Weapons, Tactics, Environ Suit.
- Commission: 9+, DM +1 EDU 8+,CON 8+, INT 8+.
- Officers: Determination, Melee, Gun Combat,
Hvy Weapons, Tactics, Interaction
- Enlisted: Acrobat, Melee, Gun Combat,
Hvy Weapons, Personal Transport, Technician
- Special Duty: 6+ for Spacehand, Fwd. Observer,
Explore, Medical, Interaction, Vehicle.
- Promotion: 7+, +1 if CON 8+, INT 7+.
- Contacts: One per term, military.
- Other Effects: First term select one cybernetic
device. Each subsequent term roll 7+ for device. Each
term in which a device is received, the Marine only gets
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