Some call the Rebel Alliance a collection of naive fools while others call them noble heroes, but none question the courage and dedication with which the Rebellion’s soldiers combat the dread Empire. First among the Alliance’s infantry units are the daring marines. These soldiers are trained to perfection in order to serve as frontline fighters in ship to ship boardings and planetfall operations. However, for all their expertise and daring, a rebel marine is nothing without their armor.
Rebel Marine Armor
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Marines of the Rebel Alliance are known not only for their bravado but also for their ingenuity when faced with overwhelming odds. This is a fortunate trait as Rebel marines rarely, if ever, descend to a planet expecting a fair fight. The armor issued to Rebel marines reflects these characteristics and is designed to be durable, protective, and highly customizable.
Rebel marine armor is almost always greenish yellow in color and marked with the insignia of the Alliance. The armor is composed of a form-fitting body suit covered in a series of interlaced, shaped durasteel plates. The suit is articulated at all joints allowing for a reasonable freedom of movement without sacrificing too much defensive capability. The suit’s helmet is slightly conical in nature, coming to a point a few centimeters behind the crown of the head. The helmet’s appearance has led to marines being derisively called “squid-heads” by Imperial units.
Many Rebel marines take great pride in spending significant time and personal resources on customizing their armor to fit their tastes and unique skill set. These modifications are often the defining factor in conflicts fought with a razor-thin margin for victory. The Rebellion’s marines wouldn’t have it any other way.