This article is going to go over all the different types of Rebel Soldiers under the Rebel Alliance Star wars.
1 Regular Rebel Troopers
First is the regular Rebel Trooper also known as shock trooper, also known simply as Rebel Soldiers. They served as the backbone of the Alliance army and were made up entirely of volunteers. Rebel troopers were usually employed in squads, and they mainly used guerrilla warfare tactics against the empire.
Due to the Rebel Alliance’s limited resources, Rebel troopers were not equipped with a standard uniform. Instead, they wore whatever was available, and what was best suited for the environment, they were fighting in.
These soldiers’ most iconic uniform was the one seen during the Battle of Tantive IV, where they wore black vests and long white helmets. Other uniforms were worn depending on the environment.
These include the ones worn on Endor, Hoth, Tatooine, and Sullust. Although these uniforms provided far less protection than stormtrooper armor, they did provide the rebels better mobility and the ability to camouflage into the environment. Rebel troopers were usually equipped with the A280 blaster rifle.
2 Rebel Assault Troopers
Second, are the Rebel Assault Troopers. They were used during rebel sieges and large scale attacks. They wore special battle armor, which consisted of a helmet and full-face visor.
It provided them better protection than the uniforms worn by regular rebel soldiers. This armor was also worn by Rebel Desert Troopers, who were used to guard the Rebel base on the planet Corellia. These characters are similar to the tiefling names.
3 Rebel Honor Guards
Third, are the Rebel Honor Guards. They were mostly used for ceremonial purposes, as the award ceremony at the end of A New Hope.They wore a button-down jacket and wore the same white and long helmets worn by some RebelSoldiers.
During ceremonies, they were equipped with Electropoles. In some cases, they wore combat armor and were used to guard Princess Leia during battle.
4 Tauntaun Troopers
Fourth are the Tauntaun Troopers. They were trained to ride Tauntauns and were primary used as scouts. They were used on icy planets and were equipped with flamethrowers.
5 Rebel Marksman
The fifth is the Rebel Marksman, also known as rebel sharpshooters. They were equipped with the E-17d sniper rifle and were used to harass the enemy from a great distance. A large number of rebel marksmen were women.
6 Rebel Marines
Sixth is the Rebel Marines, also known as alliance Fleet troopers. They were tasked with defending rebel ships from enemy boarding parties. They wore very similar uniforms to those of the rebel troopers stationed on TantiveIV. There was at least one Rebel Marine during the Imperial boarding of Tantive IV.
7 Rebel Pilots
Seventh is the Rebel Pilots. They flew rebel starfighters, air speeders, and light freighters. Though most of them lacked formal training, they made this up with sheer experience and diligence, which made rebel pilots very dangerous in battle.
They typically wore orange flight suits that contained a life support box on the chest. They also wore a helmet that included a visor with a special computer projection for targeting.
8 Rebel Bantha Riders
Eighth is the Rebel Bantha Riders. They rode on top of Banthas and used them to strike down enemy defenses.
9 Rebel Prison Troopers
Ninth is the Rebel Prison Troopers. They guarded the detention facility in the Rebel base on the planet Corellia. They wore full body armor and helmets similar to those worn by Mandalorians.
10 Rebel Heavy Soldiers
The tenth is the Rebel Heavy Soldiers. They were equipped with blaster cannons and wore light armor. They were used to destroy everything in their path.
11 Rebel jetpack troopers
The eleventh is the Rebel jetpack troopers. They wore unique jetpacks that allowed them to hover in the air and attack the enemy from above.
12 Rebel Sea Commandos
Twelfth is the Rebel Sea Commandos. They were trained for aquatic combat and to operate marine vessels.
13 Alliance Observers
The thirteenth is the Alliance Observers. They were tasked to ensure that Rebel Privateers, who were rebel mercenaries, were kept in line and honored their contracts.
14 Rebel infiltrators
The fourteenth is the rebel infiltrators. They were used to cut into Imperial armored vehicles, especially walkers, and control them. They wore all black combat suits and were equipped with jetpacks.
15 Rebel Missile Troopers
The fifteenth is the Rebel Missile Troopers.They were equipped with missile launchers and wore blue combat armor. There was a variant of this trooper called Armored Missile Troopers, who were equipped with two missile launchers.
16 Rebel Mortar troopers
The sixteenth is the Rebel Mortar troopers. They were trained in mortar combat and positioned behind front-lines to efficiently hit the enemy with mortar shells.
17 Rebel Sith Hunters
The seventeenth is the Rebel Sith Hunters. Though it isn’t exactly known what they did, we can assume they were trained to fight against dark Jedi and Sith. The next set of rebel soldier types is part of the Rebel Alliance Special forces, also known as Specforce.
Specforce troopers showed extraordinary skills and were given more advanced equipment than the regular rebel soldiers. First are the SpecForce Marines. They were used to fighting aboard starships and space stations and were trained to fight zero gravity.
They wore light armor or armored spacesuits, depending on the environment. Second, are the Pathfinders. They were used on stealth missions and for surveillance.
They generally performed their missions behind enemy lines and were inserted by parachuting down to their target. They were lightly armored and extremely mobile. Third are the Specforce Guerrillas, also known as Urban Guerrillas.
They were trained to fight in urban environments and planet-wide cities, like Coruscant. They were experts in hand to hand combat. They were usually equipped with blaster pistols and Vibro knives.
Fourth are the Wilderness fighters. As the name implies, they were trained to fight in the wilderness, like jungles and deserts.They were able to use the environment to their advantage. They usually wore uniforms that suited the environments they were in.
The fifth is the Infiltrators. They mastered the skill of stealth and were sent on missions involving sabotage and raiding. They were also used to start up rebellions on the Imperial social worlds.
They wore light armor and were equipped with silent weapons, like the Adjudicator. Sixth is the Heavy Weapons Specialists. They specialized in the use of various weapons, including repeating blasters, missile launchers, and artillery. They were trained to never leave their positions during the battle, even under fire.
This lead to them having the highest casualties in the SpecForce. Last are the Technicians. These included combat engineers, medics, pilots, drivers, and communications specialists. They were mainly used as support for the other Specforce units. They carried specific equipment depending on their role.
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