Algoryn Hazard Squad & Hazard Command
Combat Level: Support
Where: The Chryseis Shard, p.66, 70.
Hazard units fight as part of the elite and heavily-equipped Hazard formations, often under the direct command of the ultra-secretive Special Development (SD) division, the select corps responsible for experimental weapon development and testing. Although few in number compared to the vast array of Vector formations and garrison troops that serve the Algoryn Prosperate, Hazard units are disproportionately effective.
Algoryn Hazard squads are equipped with heavily-armoured enviro-suits, generally known as Hazard armour. They carry a powerful combination of ranged and close-fighting. integrated weapon systems: distort-spinners and an uprated plasma carbine that draws power from the suit’s own energy pack facilitating a rapid rate of fire (RF3/SV0 in rapid fire mode).
Hazard formations are deployed in many kinds of hostile and dangerous environments, including the depths of space and as drop troops. Hazard troopers often form the initial wave in a massed attack of Vector formations, being used as quickly replaced strike troops, their armour and temperamental weaponry being not well suited to lengthy deployments.
The Hazard Command squads are Limited Choice but the Hazard Squads themselves have no selection restrictions.
|SD Hazard Commander with plasma carbine, hazard armour, D-spinner||3||6||5||6(10)||5||9||Command, Follow, Leader 2|
|SD Assault Command Trooper with plasma carbine, hazard armour, D-spinner||3||6||5||6(10)||5||8||n/a|
|SD Assault Leader with plasma carbine, D-spinner, hazard armour||3||5||5||6(10)||5||8||Leader|
|SD Assault Trooper with plasma carbine, D-spinner, hazard armour||3||5||5||6(10)||5||8||n/a|
Hazard armour consists of multiple layers of reflex armour that offer extraordinary protection against high-power weaponry, although at some considerable loss to both speed and manoeuvrability compared to the lighter armour worn by Vector troops. In game terms this means Res is increased by 4 but Init and Ag is reduced by 2 and the unit cannot Sprint.
Hazard units in store
A Hazard Strike formation drop force, army bundle and rules for accompanying drop pods is also available.