Originally the Jaig, or Jai'galaar, Legion was a military Organisation that was affiliated too the Obsidian Union, but not a part of their official armed forces. Formed by and and owing their allegiance to Darth Reaver. The majority of its leaders are rebel Mandalorians, opposed to the current Mandalore. They agreed to help Darth Reaver organise and train the Legion in return for his help to overthrow the present regime and recruit and train their own rebel army that could be camouflaged as part of the Legion untill it was ready.
Whilst a good proportion of the Legion is made up of Mandalorians, it has also attracted recruits from amongst the Ranks of New Republic and Imperial Remnant Prisoners of War, captured during battes with the Union, and defectors from both of those factions who have grown tired of their governments . Other recruits were pirates or mercenaries attracted by Lord Reavers growing fame. While yet another fertile source of recruits has been the general population of the Obsidian Union, attracted by stories told of Lord Reavers exploits in a number of campaigns and battles.
The Groundtroops of the Legion are highly trained and motivated. They all receive the same basic training as Infantry before going on to receive more specialized training. For organizational and logistic reasons they are divided into Corps along the lines of their Unit specializations but on operations regiments will be taken from all the corps to make up the forces required. All wear the same uniform, differentiated only by the Corps Badge worn on the top of their right arm and unless stated they all wear the same armour as well. This branch of the legion is commanded by Commander Corvan Anno
Ranks & Insignia
The Normal infantry that makes up the Vast majority of the Jaig Legion Forces. They are trained to operate in all enviroments and climates with each unit holding stocks of both Snow Armour and Desert armour on top of the standard armour ready for rapid deployment.They are organised into regiments of 788 men plus a Commanding officer, Second in Command, Adjutant, Regimental sergeant Major, Regimental Clerk and Signaller for a total of 794. Each Regiment is divided into 4 companies of 192 men plus a Company commander, Company 2ic, Company Sergeant Major, Company Clerk and a Signaller for a total of 197. Each company is divided into two platoons of 96 men, divided into 4 troops of 24, divided into 2 sections of 12. Most troopers are equipped with a E-11 Blaster Rifle. Each section also has one man equipped with a KX-80 Repeating Blaster Rifle as a Infantry support weapon. While each platoon also has one man equipped with a RT-97C heavy blaster rifle and one man equipped with a Merr-Sonn PLX-1 portable rocket launcher. Each Company also has 2 E-web repeating Blasters.
Corps of Heavy Infantry
The men recruited for the Heavy Infantry are amongst the bigest and strongest in the Legion.The armour they wear is heavier and stronger than the standard suit of armour, able to take a lot more punishment and also has a flamethrower embedded in one wrist and a limited jump ability. The role of the Heavy Infantry is to provide Close Combat Infantry Support. Although organized along the same lines as the Regular Infantry they rarely fight in full regiments, instead being assigned in company or even Platoon strength to the areas where resistance either is, or is expected to be, hardest. They are used to punch through enemy strongpoints. To assist with this they are heavily armed, apart from the Flamethrowers, half of them carry RT-97C heavy blaster rifles and the other half carry PLX-1 portable rocket launchers
This Corps as the name suggests containes regiments equipped with all kinds of Armoured Vehicles, both Walkers and Tanks. Some regiments were dual purpose, Infantry Transport and Assault while others were purely assault orientated like the TX-130T fighter Tank. Other units were equipped with AT-ST, AT-ST/A,All Terrain Personal Transport (AT-PT) and the 2-M Saber-class Repulsor Tank. Its also the Division that contains the regiments of Low Altitude Assault Transport, Nemesis-class gunships, Sentinell Class Landing Craft and there crews.
Paratroopers, also known as airborne troopers, ere specially-trained Jaig troopers who are trained in high-altitude drops. They wear specialized armor, breathing equipment, and repulsorlift harnesses to help them survive these airdrops. Paratroopers use E-11 blaster rifles and DH-17 blaster pistol, plus an assortment of thermal detonators and other grenades. The indentation in the front of their helmets helps regulate the airflow as they are dropping into battle. They are also crosstrained as Medics. Normally they are the first in an attack on a hostile planet, dropped in when it is still dark to establish a landing site or sites so that the rest of the attacking force can come in later. Amongst the fittest of the Legion, they will normally land several miles from their target then force march to where they need to attack. They also have to be skilled as their role precludes them from carrying heavy weaponry with the heaviest weapon that they carry being a KX-80 Repeating Blaster Rifle. They are organized along the same lines as a regular Infantry regiments
Also known as Jumptroopers. The jumptroopers are trained as an air-to-ground attack unit that are trained to engage airborne, entrenched or otherwise inaccessible enemies. They are also trained in the use of hit-and-run attacks where they ambush the enemy from above and often provide the infantry with air cover during pitched battles. They are equipped with:
* AJP-400 Hush-About personal jet pack * rail detonators * heavy blaster rifles * Plasma casters * Merr-Sonn Missile Systems (built in their jetpack) * Rocket launchers
They are organised along the same lines as an infantry unit, but instead of companies they are called squadrons instead, during an attack each squadron in a regiment will be assigned to provide cover to adjoining infantry regiments. They are equipped with an AJP-400 Hush-About personal jet pack that allows them to burst through the air in short spurts of about 20 seconds and allows them to hover over a location for an extended period of time. In addition to this, some are armed with a "DN bolt caster" plasma disruptors which is far more powerful than standard -issued weaponry and is noted for its lack of a recoil when fired. This allowes the Jumptroopers to discharge the fiery white bolts of the weapon without any fear of changing their flight path or being knocked off balance while flying. This allows them to seek a high advantage point in the air and take out their foes at a distance. They utilize a heavy blaster rifle as their standard primary armament. To give an added punch, the jump troopers possess an integrated Merr-Sonn Missile System in their jet packs that can fire rockets that possess no homing capability, thus requiring the trooper to aim at the target directly. The missiles detonate with a grenade-like blast effect. The pack only containes a few missiles. They are also known to use devastating rail detonator guns, that allow them to eliminate targets from any angle they choose
The artillery division is relatively small. It is home to regiments that supply fire support for the rest of the legion. It is made up of regiments equipped with AV-7 Antivehicle Canons, Self Propelled Mobile Artillery (SPMA),AT-HE'’s AT-TE's. Each regiment has 4 Battery’s, which are divided between Gunners, Observation posts and Command Posts. All the Artillery troopers are also equipped with E-11 Blaster rifles as their personal weapons
A Recon trooper is a Jaig Trooper specially trained for scouting, reconnaissance, combat survival, and sometimes, sniping. Recon Troopers wear specially modified lightweight armour with greater flexibility than standard armour. Scout troopers operate in groups of two or four, called lancers and are led by a sergeant. Due to their light armour and weaponry, Recon troopers rarely engage in heavy combat and instead focus more on surveying areas, finding enemy positions and on some occasions, infiltrating enemy lines and performing recon missions. They are ordered to withdraw if possible in the event of possible combat situations and alert the rest of the legion. Recon troopers are normally armed with a Scout Trooper Blaster pistol in a boot holster as their personall weapon. The Legions snipers are also part of this division, highly trained in camouflage and concealment as well as infiltration methods they are armed with E-11s sniper rifles.Each Recon trooper was also equipped with these items:
Organized into Combat Engineer Battalions, these are the troops you call on if you want something built or demolished. They can build roads or bases, destroy bridges, blast there way through mountain passes, destroy bunkers or bridges. They carry F-187 Fusion cutters able to slice through armoured doors or bulkheads. They also carry detonation packs for sabotage. Each Engineer has a choice of carrying either an E-11 Blaster rifle, CR-1 Blaster cannon or the FC-1 Flechette launcher as his personal weapon
Electrical & Mechanical Detachment
Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all vehicles and electrical equipment operated by the Jaig troopers. A company of these troops are assigned to each regiment, with one platoon assigned to each company. They carry F-187 Fusion cutters that enabled them to repair vehicles, turrets and droids. They carry E-11 Blaster Rifles as their personal weapons.
Special Raiding Service
The special Forces of the Jaig Troopers, each man a volunteer and veteran of one of the other corps. After volunteering they undergo a rigorous selection procedure that ensures that only the very best are chosen. They then undergo extra training in all methods of warfare and all weapons systems. They are capable of operating unsupported for long periods behind enemy lines or on enemy held planets. Their roles include:
* Intelligence collection * Battlefield preparation by sabotage and offensive raids in the enemy territory and within key enemy structures * Counter-terrorism operations inside Obsidian Union territory in conjunction with police forces * Counter-terrorism operations in territories belonging to Allies * Training soldiers of allies, and training guerillas in unconventional warfare * Counter Revolutionary Warfare (CRW) activities in support of Darth Reavers and the Obsidian Unions aims
The Marines of The Jaig Legion are specially trained to operate onboard Ships or Space Staions and as such are experts in Close Quarters Battle. They are also able to operate on the ground if the situation calls for it where they are especially good at House to House Fighting in cities. Organised on the same lines as the Jaig Troopers they are more lightly equipped because of the role they perform. All Marines receive the same training, then some are selected for further training in more specialised roles. Each of the specialised units act as normal Marines unless and untill it is time for their more specialised abilities to come into play. This Branch of the service is under the command of Commander Kalik Morit.
Ranks & Insignia
5th Marine Division
This division makes up the majority of the Marine forces. Although specialising in shipboard operations they are also capable of operating in all enviroments and climates with each unit holding stocks of both Snow Armour and Desert armour on top of the standard armour ready for rapid deployment.They are organised into regiments of 788 men plus a Commanding officer, Second in Command, Adjutant, Regimental sergeant Major, Regimental Clerk and Signaller for a total of 794. Each Regiment is divided into 4 companies of 192 men plus a Company commander, Company 2ic, Company Sergeant Major, Company Clerk and a Signaller for a total of 197. Each company is divided into two platoons of 96 men, divided into 4 troops of 24, divided into 2 sections of 12. Most troopers are equipped with a E-11 Blaster Rifle. Each section also has one man equipped with a KX-80 Repeating Blaster Rifle as a Infantry support weapon. While each platoon also has one man equipped with a CR-1 blaster Cannon and one man equipped with a FC-1 Flechette launcher.
Explosive Ordinance Detachment
The primary explosive experts of the Jaig Legion. They can both plant and defuse explosive devices. When any other branch of the service has a bomb that needs defusing, these are the men they call upon. Their most usual role is to sabotage enemy ships by planting explosives to disable their weapons systems and engines. Their armour provides them with increased protection from explosives and improved visibility. They carry F-187 fusion cutters that enable them to cut through ships bulkheads and floors allowing them to make their way around any strongpoint’s on a ship and reach their objectives. They carry either a E-11 Blaster rifle or a FC-1 Flechette launcher as their personal weapon
Underwater Combat Regiment
A SCUBA trooper's armor was lighter in weight than the standard plastoid-alloy composite armor worn by the standard Marines. The helmet featured lenses and sensors that helped to penetrate the ocean murk and to bring underwater enemies into crisp focus. Miniaturized scrubbers built into the breathing unit were able to extract oxygen from water environments, and allow for attachment of oxygen tanks. A SCUBA trooper wore an aquatic propulsion pack and has maneuverability jets incorporated into his shin guards to allow for impressive underwater agility.They also carried specialized E-11 blaster rifles with a modified collimator barrel array that retarded blaster bolt diffusion from the water environment. These troopers were typically outfitted with explosives that took advantage of an ocean's ability to transmit concussive shock. When acting as normal Marines they wear standard armour and carry normal E-11 Blaster rifles
The Zero-G assault Marines, commonly known as a spacetroopers, are equipped and trained to capture enemy vessels intact. To perform their missions, spacetroopers wear a two-meter tall suit of armor that interfaced with standard armor. The suit provides a hermetic seal against the vacuum of space and propulsion that allowes spacetroopers to move and fight in space for extended periods. In addition, the suit allowes them to carry heavy firepower, turning each trooper into the equivalent of a light tank. Weapon systems include two shoulder mounted, magazine fed grenade launchers able to fire concussion, gas and stun projectiles; a right gauntlet blaster cannon; and a left gauntlet miniature proton torpedo launcher. Each gauntlet also includes laser cutters to penetrate ship hulls.
3rd Commando Brigade
The Elite of the Marines. They are trained and equipped to perform lightning raids on emeny installations and ships. Because they need need to be able to move fast but strike hard they are equipped with Lighter Armour than normal marines, this is camouflaged to allow them to conceal themselves and infiltrate their targets before attacking. They also carry heavier weapons than other marine units, including Heavy Blasters, Chain Guns and PLX-1 portable Rocket Launchers. The precise weapons load of each unit varies depending on the target that they are attacking
The starfighter command of the Jaig Legion is directly commanded by General Verna Occantir. It provides the fighter squadrons for both the ships of the fleet and for ground based forces. When he was helping plan the organization and equipment, Reaver decided that as pilots are valuable resources who take time and money to train, all the models of starfighters that they fly had to have sheilds. This has been kept too despite heavy lobbying by numerous Mandalorian Pilots for the legion to adopt the Fang fighter. He also picked models that were capable of multiple different roles and missions.
Incom Corporation T-65XJ3 X-wing starfighter
FreiTek Inc E-wing escort starfighter
Sienar Fleet Systems TIE/D Defender
Cygnus Spaceworks Missile Boat
Sienar Fleet Systems Emperor's Royal Guard TIE/IN starfighter (for the starfighter complements of the Guardian Class Light Cruiser)
Officially only responsible for keeping order amongst the branches of the Legion, they are also responsible for the intelligence activities of the legion, the interrogation of captured prisoners and the coordination of Darth Reavers spy network's. Military police are normally armed with an E-11 Blaster rifle and a stun baton, though some officers prefer to carry a DH-17 Blaster pistol in place of the rifle. The officer in charge of this Branch is Commander Valnas Kon.