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61st ARC Detachment
The 61st ARC Detachment, Red Razors, commanded by Major Radjik.
About this creation
Like many armies, Special Forces and other specialized troops are usually assigned, in groups of squads or detachments, but no bigger than platoons, to large units, like battalions, regiments or divisions. During the Clones Wars, The Grand Army of the Republic adopted this practice, partly by choice, but mostly by necessity. With battles raging on so many worlds and with so few trained Special Forces and ARC troops, the Republic was forced to commission hundreds of Special Forces and ARC squads and 6 man detachments. These units, while insignificant in number compared to line units, managed to complete hundreds of successful missions usually under circumstances that would have required dozens or even hundreds of troops and support personnel. For detachments, there was one officer and 5 non-commissioned officers of rank no lower then sergeant. For platoons, this was two officers and 9 commissioned officers of rank no lower then sergeant.

The 61st ARC Detachment was commissioned, like many units of it's time, after the battle of Genosis. Lessons learned during that battle and the significant casualties taken by Special Forces and ARC units, prompted a restructuring of the basic force structure. It was also around this time that units began adopting color schemes particular to the unit, regardless of rank. For the 61st, or the Red Razor's, the choice was Red; which was also their commander, Major Radjik, favorite color. The 61st is organized with 1 commander, Major Radjik, 1 Light Repeating Trooper, 1 Rocket-Launching Trooper and 3 Riflemen. The squad is outfitted with enhanced comlinks and advanced armor. Their backpacks carry extra ammo, supplies and other sundries needed for extended missions.

The 61st specializes in Long-Range Recon, with missions lasting up to a month or more behind enemy lines. The Razor's also adopted battle skirts similar to the ones worn by ancient warriors on worlds Felucia and Mygeeto. The 61st served admirably throughout the war, earning many decorations and medals and the esteem and awe of both line troops and the Jedi Generals alike. Unfortunately, the 61st like many units turned on their commanders after the infamous "Order 66" declaration. Assigned to Open Circle Armada, the 61st was about to be deployed to the surface and a Recon and Search-and-Destroy mission when General, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi blasted to space after his betrayal by Commander Cody and his troops.

(The weaponry, except for the rocket launcher, is from Little Armory www.littlearmory.com. The rocket launcher was my idea.)



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   Both ARC Detachments assigned to the Open Circle Armada and a Jedi Commander



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   The missile launcher adds significant long range capability and the light repeating blaster provides increased firepower.



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   Tough aren't they?



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   This is the most common view of the 61st seen by their enemies...as they run away.



Comments

 I like it 
  December 21, 2007
Really cool! I love the ARC troopers in the Clone Wars cartoon. If you have time could you please review my MOCs. Thanks
 I like it 
  February 8, 2006
Looks kinda like warhammer, cool.
 
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