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Post  Neil on Sat Nov 27 2010, 08:07

SÙ-JIÀN Immediate Action Unit

The Sù-Jiàn Program, “The Swift Sword”, is the weapons system of the future. It goes beyond tactical exoskeletons and other concepts of modern war. It is a sure bet for progress. A jump into the future. The first step towards a war machine being a true extension of man’s will. The sublimation of the virtual warrior […]

[…] The Sù-Jiàn Program is the jewel in the crown of Yu Jing’s military industry. A Remote Presence Heavy Infantry with variable morphology. The key to its success is the integration of Remote Presence technology, the supposedly PanOceanian great achievement, into Yu Jing’s military specialty: its famous Heavy Infantry armor. Usually, servo-powered armors are slow and heavy, while what was sought was the opposite, nimbleness and mobility. To that end, instead of creating and developing hardware improvements, it was decided to remove the human operator.

After the achievements in terms of hardware from the Karakuri Project, it was necessary to go beyond them and create a precise interface able to reflect quickly and exactly the movements and intentions of its remote operator. The pilot had to become his own armor. For this purpose, it was vital that the remote interface allowed a direct connection with its operator. New neural connections had to be created that would work within the reduced space of a human sized exoskeleton.

Through the interface, a pilot feels the sensation of the exoskeleton getting ready for action. The energy concentrates in the limbs’ accumulators, while the entire system focuses on responding to new challenges, acquiring superhuman strength and agility. The interface also has an onboard tactical assistant, a computer built into the exoskeleton’s connection and control devices. This assistant remains constantly active, processing every situation and predicting future events; tracing trajectories, anticipating an enemy’s movements, guessing the pilot’s intentions and improving them. [1]




William Wallace

“Pro Libertate” (For the Freedom) Clan Wallace’s motto.

Sir William Wallace (1272?-1305) Scottish national hero, proclaimed as “Guardian of Scotland in the name of the king”. He was distinguished as the organizer of Scots resistance against the tyrannical English King Edward I, making his deeds a favorite theme for Scottish epic poems. Wallace took advantage of his knowledge of local terrain and the abilities of his light troops to engage in swift offensives. His actions caused the English to withdraw and saw some brilliant victories, like the one at Stirling (1297) and his devastation of the North of England. He died in 1305, executed in England after having been betrayed and then captured.

The idea of Project “Chieftain” was to recreate a figure characterizing the nationalistic Scottish spirit, introducing him to Ariadna and so inflame the desire for Caledonian independence. As an element of discord, he would try to divide the different Ariadnan communities, pushing the Caledonians into a series of campaigns to annex and conquer their neighbors. In this way, internal conflicts and civil war would weaken Ariadna and discredit it in front of O-12, allowing free entrance of PanOceania and Yu Jing to exploit this rich planet.

Wallace was sent to Ariadna in a personal, clandestine and unrecoverable dropship. While engaging in atmospheric entry from polar orbit, the most complicated but unprotected means of access to a planet, he ran into an electric storm. Losing control of the ship, he crashed in the sub-arctic zone of the Ariadnan continent, around five hundred kilometers away from the planned landing point.

Right in the middle of Antipode territory.

A normal man would have died with the force of impact’s, but Wallace is not a normal man. He survived, but he suffered an atrocious wound to the head, damaging part of his wetware and destroying his ability to communicate with ALEPH. Suffering a severe concussion and partial amnesia, Wallace wandered lost and completely disoriented. His travels took him across the entire region, killing every Antipode he found on his way.

When Wallace was at the limit of his endurance, he was found by a group of Caledonian hunters who took him in, believing him to be a rogue Cateran. The semi-comatose Wallace was taken to the nearest Caledonian town, where he quickly recovered from his wounds, but not from his amnesia, remaining unable to remember his mission or origin.

However, before he could worry about his situation, Antipode attacks on the town began. These were a series of reprisal raids for the slaughter caused by the Recreation, breaking an already fragile truce. In the heat of the battle, the legendary William Wallace re-emerged. The tenacity, resolution and bravery Wallace showed during the battle deeply impressed the Caledonians. Weapons in hand, he defended all sections of the town, taking charge through skill and the strength of his authority. He repelled the numerous Antipode assaults and organized hunting parties to run down the survivors before they could regroup.

Wallace had saved the settlement. He was the colony’s hero, but he was also responsible for the attacks, and for that he had to answer to the House of Clans and clarify his identity. His superhuman qualities made the members of the House suspicious of his possible extra-planetary origins, so they enlisted the advice of the Nomad Commercial Mission’s “cultural attaché”. A cover identity for the local Black Hand operator, the Nomad attaché quickly identified Wallace as ALEPH’s agent.

However, Wallace had spent too much time disconnected from the AI and its constant updates. During his stay amongst the Caledonians, he had returned to his true origins and therefore had no interest in recovering his lost memory or in being ALEPH’s puppet once more.

The Recreation underwent very delicate surgery performed by Nomad technicians, in which all his ALEPH-dependent systems were mutilated, applying the knowledge obtained in the “Avicenna Operation”. Once the independent thought abilities of Wallace were secure, the Nomads, with a black sense of humor, pressed the Ariadnan authorities to make the most of the Recreation’s skills against its maker. There would be no better revenge against ALEPH, and nothing that better fitted Wallace’s nature, than turning him into a symbol for the freedom and autonomy of Ariadna.

After a difficult beginning, Wallace perfectly integrated into Caledonian society. In his first days, because of his origins, he was seen by many as an upstart and someone overshadowed by the possibility of treason. Because of this, he engaged in more honor duels than any other officer of the Caledonian army. He was challenged to single combat by champions from most of the major Caledonian Clans; none of them managed to defeat him. Wallace knew how to win people over, first by the strength of his arm and then with diplomacy, cunning and courage, earning the confidence of the leaders of the House of Clans.

Wallace has been recreated with tactical knowledge updated for modern combat, making him an expert in all contemporary forms of warfare. His leadership skills are innate, but his greatest virtue is that he has the heart of a warrior. He can imagine the most risky battle plans but can also carry out them personally. His quick intelligence and incredible dynamism are extraordinary, as is the animalistic energy he radiates. His primal strength sees him always advancing, ignoring enemy projectiles and proving his predilection for hand to hand combat.

Wallace’s military history is as long as the blade of his Claymore, with highlights in the Fourth Antipode Offensive and in the Commercial Conflicts across the Ariadna system. He has earned his rank and position through determination, bravery and typical Caledonian tenacity. Now, after several years of constant service, he is recognized as a brilliant commander, and a terrible troublemaker. He is capable of extracting the last ounce of spirit and courage from his hardened Highlanders, of whom he feels extraordinarily proud and leads from the front line of any battle.



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Re: New releases -SÙ-JIÀN Immediate Action Unit and William Wallace!!!!!!

Post  Guest on Sat Nov 27 2010, 08:25

William Wallace miniature looks awesome. Don't these are out yet though, are they Neil? I haven't seen them on the new release flash from the distributor...
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Post  Neil on Sat Nov 27 2010, 08:51

I think its pre-order for them at the min, they have a release date some time in middle of december.

I can think of about 3 people who will want the wallace mini, so better order a couple lol

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Post  kwi on Sat Nov 27 2010, 08:54

Make it a 1/2 dozen.

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Post  Velsharoon on Sat Nov 27 2010, 11:03

To be honest I am not sold on it, maybe I shall change my opinion when I read the fluff behind Infinity but it just feels a bit silly Neutral

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Post  Neil on Sat Nov 27 2010, 21:44

Have a quick read at the basic fluff for him above dude, I think they have meshed him in in a very slick way! It's made me think about an ariadna force now also!

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Post  Dearg_Doom on Fri Dec 17 2010, 07:48

SÙ-JIÀN Immediate Action Unit Immediate Action Unit and the long awiated William Wallace models are now in!

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