‘Don’t worry, boys. Only something really big and well armed could stop us. And there is nothing big that can move through these corridors.’
Last transmission of the Sergeant Markus Holderlin, PanOceanian boarding force SV-03. Raid on the Nomad Extraction Platform Nochtli. First Phase of the NeoColonial Wars.
‘Overwhelming and excessive, that’s our squadron motto. If they wanted to round up prisoners and leave the facilities unharmed, why did they send us?
Wing Sergeant Hector Velasco, Gecko Squadron. Defence of the Nomad Extraction Platform Nochtli record. First Phase of the NeoColonial Wars.
Geckos were the lightest and smallest T.A.G. model in the Reptile series, as well as the first to become obsolete. Conceived as a reconnaissance and early contact T.A.G., the limited speed capacities of its tiny motor plant, its light armour and its rudimentary fire control system soon seemed insufficient in the fierce Human Sphere arms race. However, even with all its defects, Geckos had a virtue highly regarded by Corregidor’s military: they were comparatively very cheap. The Jurisdictional Command of Corregidor also came to value the simplicity of its design, which makes maintenance tasks easier, as well as its small size, which makes it ideal for naval operations and moving inside the narrow corridors of spaceships and orbitals, the most common operating environments for this Nomad force.
The officers of Corregidor, veterans of a thousand battles in ships and asteroid bases and used to the worst dirty tricks of deep space warfare, came to utilise the virtues of the small and hardy Geckos in a way nobody had seen before. They changed the playing field, revolutionising the way of understanding these combat units. They posited that Geckos should not be used like a normal T.A.G., but as a super heavy infantry unit, able to withstand damage and wipe out the opposition, but with its success and survival probabilities maximised when acting in coordination with the rest of the assault force. They asked the Praxis technicians to optimise the previous deficiencies of the original design and to give them Zero-G and EVA (Extra-Vehicular Activity) operational profiles. Now these small armoured lizards are the spearhead of Nomad boarding forces, running ahead to secure narrow corridors and passageways where their compact size and versatile weaponry makes them the alpha males, the toughest of Corregidor’s predator pack.
- 1x GECKO PILOT (2 Assault Pistols)
Please note: Miniature is supplied unpainted and some assembly may be required.