The Stormtrooper Corps of the First Order, also referred to as First Order Stormtroopers or Stormtroopers, were a independent military branch operating under the army of the First Order, acting as First Order military infantry units. With the stark white armor, inspired by older designs used by the troopers of the Galactic Empire, this new generation of Stormtroopers was one of many symbols that the First Order derived from the fallen Empire. In the aftermath of their Empire's catastrophic defeat in the Galactic Civil War, the Empire was reduced to a rump state, deprived of military and economic resources due to severe disarmament treaties and the war reparation. Not willing to accept the war outcome and the rule of the New Republic, a group of Imperial loyal officers, nobles and technologists endeavored to restore the Empire to power. In the Unknown Regions of space they established a military junta known as the First Order; then from there they began violating the Empire's treaties with the Republic by conducting vast rearmament programs, and ended with the secret creation of new fleets and armies. Through this policy emerged a new generation of Stormtroopers; their army of soldiers inspired by their predecessors, they were taken at birth and raised to be absolutely loyal to their Order. As a result of Captain Phasma's training program, these troopers were considered more dangerous than the precursors. After the fall of the New Republic, their First Order moved to seize galactic control through their vast military resources.
Trooper Variations Edit
The First Order incorporated a specialized training program for Flametroopers, Megablaster Heavy Assault Troopers, Riot Control Stormtroopers and Snowtroopers all variations in the Stormtrooper ranks. These specialist troopers were trained and equipped to function in various fields. Additionally, they could also be deployed alongside infantry units, supporting standard Stormtroopers in an auxiliary capacity. In addition to standard stormtroopers, the First Order possessed a variety of specialized troopers like the Old Empire before it. Specialist units were trained and equipped to function in various fields. Additionally, they could also be deployed alongside infantry units, supporting regular troopers in an auxiliary capacity.
Specialized Stormtroopers Edit
Flametroopers was a variant of the stormtrooper utilized by the First Order in the era after the Galactic Civil War. They had utilized a D-93 Incinerators to root out entrenched enemy positions and engulf any resistance, Flametroopers were equipped with Flame-proof armor and were feared for their ability to turn any battlefield into a blazing inferno. Based on the millennia-old infantry mainstay of incendiary weaponry, modernized by the Mandalorians and Clone troopers, these flametroopers would continue the practice of utilizing flame-based weaponry to crush opposition with some of the latest technologies available of the First Order martial forces. Commonly called "roasters", "hotheads" or as "burnouts" by the Resistance forces, Flametroopers were best used to flush out enemy entrenchments with the standard infantry firing on those fleeing the fire. Flametroopers wear backpack-style propellant tanks, special helmets with slit-like lenses that had reduced glare, and temperature control body gloves beneath their armor. In a dry and flammable environment, troopers deployment could lead to decisive victories. Additionally this flame was nearly inescapable when directed at enemies.
Snowtroopers were a variant of Stormtrooper utilized in the First Order decades following the Galactic Civil War. They were a latest generation of the cold weather assault Stormtroopers previously associated with the Galactic Empire, this breed of the snowtroopers wore advanced insulated armor and helmets that reduced the glare of icy terrain. They wore insulated gloves with adjustable heating units. Their body armor also had heating controls, and they wore the insulated belt kama. Many of these Snowtroopers were assigned to frigid planets such as the Starkiller Base and would did wear specialized armor and gear that let them operate effectively in cold conditions. The Snowtrooper teams did scouted the planet that housed the Starkiller base, eliminating native life forms that posed a potential threat. After the destruction of Starkiller Base, Snowtroopers were also involved in the battle on Crait shortly thereafter. Although this planet Crait was only superficially an snowy world due to the white dust obscuring red crystals on the ground, it nonetheless had similar enough properties to necessitate their deployment in that battle in an effort to destroy the last of the Resistance Forces.
Riot Control Troopers Edit
First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper was a specialized variant of the standard Stormtrooper of the First Order. They were assigned to keep order on worlds within the First Order Territories, these Riot Troopers were trained in riot-control tactics and given non lethal equipment, such as Lightweight composite betaplast ballistic riot shields and Z6 riot-control batons. They'd also carried lethal weapons, such as the Sonn-Blas F-11D blaster rifle, in case situations spiraled out of control. Riot Control Stormtroopers were present during such notable conflicts as an Battle of Takodana, and later were present aboard their First Order mobile headquarters and flagship Supremacy during the attack on the Resistance fleet. An example of the Riot Control stormtrooper was FN-2199, who armed with a Z6 riot-control baton, fought the defected Stormtrooper Finn, besting the traitor until Han Solo shot him with Chewbacca's bowcaster.
Executioner Troopers Edit
First Order Stormtrooper Executioners, also referred to as the First Order Judicial Stormtroopers or Executioner Troopers, were a variant of the Stormtroopers utilized by the First Order. As part of an special branch of Stormtroopers, Executioners were tasked with dispensing final justice on those found guilty of treason. Executioners wore the standard First Order Stormtrooper armor which was customized with black markings. They were equipped with laser axes, which they used to execute their victims. These soldiers, due to a highly specialized nature, are rarely seen in the frontlines or participating in battle, instead usually being reserved for disciplinary purposes. Owing to a First Order merciless attitude towards treason, trumping even that of the Empire where even an derogatory remark was considered to be treason, the Executioners tended to do several public executions on anyone with even slight loyalty issues each day. In addition, the First Order Stormtrooper Executioners had to undergo several rotations during each session, and was even considered to be at times an test to see whether the troops will make it within the resurrected Stormtrooper Corps in the First Order.