Nothing much to see here, just quashing a rebellion with the Zenexabas methods.
'The enemy flees, before our assembled might. But vhere vill they goo, when they run out off land?'
Kaiser Vlad, Battalion wars.
Trust me, it sounds far better in a phony german accent.
The Empire is as vulnerable to civil unrest as any faction, if not more, but it also gets rid of the rebels fastest.
The Imperial definition of 'rebel' is as follows: Any party who, with intent, deliberate or otherwise, causes disruption and damage to the Empire or its property.
That means if you go on strike, johnny steelworker, YOU are a rebel.
And we all know how the empire deals with rebels.
They take the occasional one prisoner, of course, but don't worry: they shoot them once they have served their purpose.
Some escape, but most do not.
No one is safe from the iron fist of the Empire!
This force, like almost all Zenexabas units, has a strider support unit nearby.
A Zenith C DIVAD, to be precise.
Ah, the glorious first appearance. You will be seeing this one again, mark my words.
No monkey business, you...
In case you wanted to know what effect 25mm flechette autocannon rounds have on a soft-n-squishy, this man has bravely been volunteered to show you.
Edit of 6:17 pm, 11-feb-09: somehow this got itself on the main page. Not quite motd, but still important enough to note, because unlike fed, I do not have a pair of mocs permanently stuck to the top of the main page. As this is the first of mine to get such an honor, I feel 'tis worth wasting twenty seconds of my time typing a note.
Everyone there who is not wearing white body armour is a rebel; a great deal of them are(or were) armed. You see, quite often a rebel force will be sponsored by the Alragatian led Coalition of Suns, but this force has been shattered in battle and has been on a panicked retreat for the last several days, whittled away at by constant Imperial airraids. Most of them probably dumped their body armour with the intent of going to ground in a town. Of course, the Empire ambushed them before they got there. That also explains the lack of supply vehicles: the first thing a fleeing force does is dump it's supply train to hasten its retreat.
The hovercar is held up by a pair of windscreens, the explosion gutting it was once a piece of coral. If I had the parts, I would add some Alragatian liason forces to situations like this, but I do not posses the requisite black stormtrooper torsos. Not to worry, the next one will have an about-to-be-mauled clone. Yes, mauled. By an animal of sorts. With claws. And teeth. Lots of teefusses.
No blood, however. Clone undersuits catch that sort of thing so Lucas can keep them PG at worst.
Anyway, in practice, 'rebels' are usually let off with a fine and figurative rap across the knuckles unless they attack Imperial forces or are caught red handed comitting sabotage.
Quoting Xiazeran yup. However, gratuitous violence isn't very humorous to me... depending on what it is. Armored troops killing defenseless 'rebels'? Is there a single rebel on there with a weapon in it's hand? It's a good moc, the hover-thing over the water was obviously made by someone capable of rational thought, but the concept is demented... unless the rebels look more menacing than common townspeople.
No need for rebels to have guns, Xiaz, when you can mindlessly kill 'um for fun. Anyways, good MOC.