Drop Troops or Jump Troops

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Drop Troops or Jump Troops

Postby Jeff Hopper » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:41 am

I have seen the battle dress clad warriors dropped from orbit referred to as both Drop Troops and Jump Troops. However, I have not seen anything in Mongoose Traveller about the size of a drop capsule launcher, size of drop capsules, or how much the whole system costs so that I can place some on starships.

Am I just missing the entry or has one been made yet?
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Re: Drop Troops or Jump Troops

Postby AndrewW » Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:30 am

Supplement 2: Traders and Gunboats has Re-entry Capsules.
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Re: Drop Troops or Jump Troops

Postby Jeff Hopper » Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:14 am

AndrewW wrote:Supplement 2: Traders and Gunboats has Re-entry Capsules.
Yes, thank you.

It looks like it is exactly the same as what is found in Striker.

This helps me greatly.
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Re: Drop Troops or Jump Troops

Postby Egil Skallagrimsson » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:01 pm

Am I right to think that the 3I uses "drop troops", mainly Imperial Marines, and the Solomani use "jump troops", but basically we are talking about heavily armed and armoured soldiers dropped in capsules from orbit regardless of which term is used?

I suppose the real answer to drop troops vs jump troops is which sounds cooler? :D
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Re: Drop Troops or Jump Troops

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:54 pm

Shock Troops.
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Re: Drop Troops or Jump Troops

Postby Infojunky » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:01 pm

Bullet Catchers?

Or at least that is what I teased my Jarhead friends with....
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Re: Drop Troops or Jump Troops

Postby Rick » Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:20 pm

Basically, high tech airborne/para troops; they'll carry everything they'll need until they can be resupplied or relieved by said jarheads, who'll usually be arriving by lander rather than drop capsule.
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