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Hello all,

 

As you might've guessed, I'm finally re-implementing Infantry Specializations. This is part of Phase 3: Add more Jobs for the Infantry. 

 

 

Changes to occur:

Armorers Reformed

-'Armorers' will now simply fall into quartermastery, led by a Gunnery Sergeant who will also preside over Infantry Specializations as a whole

Ranks Added

-Mobile Infantry Enlisted ranks will now include Specialist ranks (3Spc-MSpc)

-A Gunnery Sergeant will be added to NCO ranks, instated to preside over Specialists respectively.

 

 

 Grenadier Specialist Added

-A Trooper may now specialize in the 40mm Underbarrel attachment

 

LRR Specialist Added

-Instead of NCOs controlling communications with Mobile Command directly, a trained Radio Operator will now take that role

 

LMG Specialist Added

-The LMG Specialist will also work with a spotter, effectively trained to work on a squad level in pairs as well as seperately

 

DMR Specialist Sniper/Spotter Duo

-The DMR Specialists will now be trained on a squad level to act with or without a spotter

 

The Morita X Infantry Sniper Rifle (Added to canon)

-A new weapon for DMR Specialists to Utilize on the battlefield

 

The MK3 SAW Suppression Weapon (Added to canon)

-A new weapon for LMG Specialists to Utilize on the battlefield

 

The 40mm Grenadier Underbarrel Attachment (Will now be restricted from general use)

-This weapon will now be restricted to the Grenadier Specialization

 

 

 

What we still lack:

 

1. Currently, I am searching for the following; An active player, preferably an NCO or Specialist of old with knowledge of our weapons canonically to fill the position of Gunnery Sergeant.  Send me a PM of why you think you'd be an excellent fit. No I'm not including the format, make your own. Yes, that's part of the test.

 

2. Specialists! It will take us a while to flesh out without anyone actually participating, so, after the Gunnery Sergeant has been selected, a mass training will be held, Specialist ranks doled out, and a roster assembled.

 

 

Your obedient Servant,

 

Durango  :)

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2 hours ago, Durango said:

-Mobile Infantry Enlisted ranks will now include Specialist ranks (3Spc-MSpc)

 

To add to this. If you elect to go down this route on a character, that character will not lead unless absolutely necessary, MSpc's included. The reason you go down this path is that you DO NOT want to lead. You have no authority over regular Infantry, just like any other faction.

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@Durango there's literally a morita long sniper rifle that is more logical of a choice, and not powered armor pathfinder-only levels of retarded, or a shredder cannon that could be your mk3 or lmg equivalent or w/e, which i've shown around too - it's literally grab and take from the staff forums, or go and ask me and i'll oblige happily.

i don't understand why shit like that is made to overcomplicate things when an easier solution is right under your nose, but w/e, you're the leader

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34 minutes ago, Archer said:

well, what're the sweps then, because mk3 sounds awfully like a renamed mk2 with the same swep

Mark III was recently commissioned by Xalphox.  We'll get back to ya when we can.

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44 minutes ago, Fitz said:

If you are a Corporal and want to be demoted to one of the Specialist ranks, do you start from the bottom at 3Spc. (which I would assume would be below Lance Corporal)? Is it a case by case basis according to either the Gunnery Sergeant or the Master Sergeant? I am principally asking how rank transfers will work from the normal ranking structure to the Specialist ones.

All specialists, regardless of rank, hold a Pfc. rank in the chain of command unless promoted higher. If promoted in the "normal" chain, the NCO rank overshadows the spec tag.

 

So an MSpc may be a superior in your divison and equivalent to a Sergeant, but if he attempts to order MI around, he's equivalent to a sack of shit (read: Pfc), as is his 3Spec underlings.

 

To answer more directly, I'm 100% sure that everyone will start from 3Spc. because Specialists and Command exist in entirely different chains.

 

 

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Last time we did the specialist system, regardless of rank, if you joined up you started as 3Spc. NCOs lost their NCOness, and became 3Spcs. Much like Kebab said, the only thing that increases is pay and what your rank looks like. 3Spc, 2Spc, Spc, SSpc, MSpc. Master Specialist would hold the same authority as a PFC (once again like old times and like Kebab said).

Last time we had this, Specialists could not become NCOs, unless specifically promoted by the 2Lt. I don't know how that will change.

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12 hours ago, Tonic said:

Mark III was recently commissioned by Xalphox.  We'll get back to ya when we can.

absolutely sure you will, just try to remember there's a lot of reference material to go off of before you decide to make up some sci-fi looking plasma shooting HE spewing thing in lieu of something that is already here. people come here to play SST, and I believe authenticity is a good step to recreating the feel of the universe we all enjoy.

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12 hours ago, Tonic said:

Mark III was recently commissioned by Xalphox.  We'll get back to ya when we can.

absolutely sure you will, just try to remember there's a lot of reference material to go off of before you decide to make up some sci-fi looking plasma shooting HE spewing thing in lieu of something that is already here. people come here to play SST, and I believe authenticity is a good step to recreating the feel of the universe we all enjoy.

 

@Durango underbarrel shotgun is a standard attachement for everyone but in the code it's inseparable from HE and smoke. you planning to change that or is buckshot restricted to grenadiers now too? 

 

if your snowflake has been trained and certified and has trained and certified people in the past on the additional weaponry, do they get to keep the access granted to them by previous MI leads etc, or do they have to be retrained?

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I have a question would the LMG thing work like a heavy weapons team where you have two guys a loader/spotter and a gunner also would there be a chance of ever creating an actual heavy weapons team like that? that actually like can deploy on the ground and acts like a turret

so like what i mean is this is like a HMG 

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this would be obviously the LMG

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On 1/31/2018 at 6:16 PM, Arrow said:

I have a question would the LMG thing work like a heavy weapons team where you have two guys a loader/spotter and a gunner also would there be a chance of ever creating an actual heavy weapons team like that? that actually like can deploy on the ground and acts like a turret

Will be discussed between Franco, I, and some others. Some thing will be changed around for reasons.

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On 1/31/2018 at 6:16 PM, Arrow said:

I have a question would the LMG thing work like a heavy weapons team where you have two guys a loader/spotter and a gunner also would there be a chance of ever creating an actual heavy weapons team like that? that actually like can deploy on the ground and acts like a turret

We now have both going on. I am going to be vague and confusing with that till Friday when shit will be revealed. :)

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Also I don't think it is stated or im just blind but if ur already an nco or what eves will u be droped to spc ranks?

 

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On 1/30/2018 at 4:21 PM, Kraegus said:

Last time we did the specialist system, regardless of rank, if you joined up you started as 3Spc. NCOs lost their NCOness, and became 3Spcs. Much like Kebab said, the only thing that increases is pay and what your rank looks like. 3Spc, 2Spc, Spc, SSpc, MSpc. Master Specialist would hold the same authority as a PFC (once again like old times and like Kebab said).

Last time we had this, Specialists could not become NCOs, unless specifically promoted by the 2Lt. I don't know how that will change.

We've updated the ranks but the concept is the same

 

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