Wetland assault stormtroopers, nicknamed swamptroopers, were specialized stormtroopers trained and equipped to operate in forested wetlands and other semi-aquatic environments, such as lakes, rivers, and settlements built on or near waterways. Their armor was tinted green for camouflage.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Trained to operate for extended periods in marshy environments, these specialized soldiers were deployed to dense, swamp theaters and similar environmental theaters such as lakes, rivers, and other waterways where settlements clustered on habitable planets. They are identifiable by their upgraded, green armor that allowed for easier operations in humid and poisonous environments. Their armor was tinted green to allow for camouflage in forested wetlands. While training aided the swamp troopers in navigating the swamps, a sealed suit and body glove with environmental sealants to keep out various biological perils thriving in swamps (such as toxic bacteria, swarms of stinging insects, amphibious carnivores, and the like), custom rebreathers in the helmets allowing the troopers to breath under water for a short amount of time, emergency flotation package, and enhanced viewfinder with multi-spectrum view-finders and terrain mapping software provided a greater chance of survival in the often dangerous swamps in which they operated. Each swamptrooper was armed with the Golan Arms FC-1 flechette launcher, except for the squad leaders, who carried Imperial Heavy Repeaters. Their survival kits include an emergency float and a serrated vibroknife.
History[edit | edit source]
The early versions of swamptrooper armor closely resembled the armor of the Galactic Republic's clone scout troopers, and they also resembled forest-style camouflage versions of scout troopers. In the years leading up to the Battle of Hoth, some swamptroopers were forced to equip themselves with previously used stormtrooper scout armor, with a green tint.
Their armor became more and more specialized and by the time of the assault on the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4, it bore little, if any, resemblance to that of scout troopers, and bore a closer resemblance to the armor model used on the Death Star.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Tiny Death Star (Non-canonical appearance)
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
- "Uninvited Guests"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 1 (As "Swamp Trooper")
- Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience: Prima Official Game Guide
- The New Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia (As "swamp trooper")
- Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game – Galactic Hunters (Card: Swamp Trooper)
- Rebellion Era Campaign Guide
- The Essential Guide to Warfare
- "Imperial Icons"—Star Wars Insider 148
- Star Wars: Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide (First identified as wetland assault stormtrooper)
- Lords of Nal Hutta