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Crimsondude

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Elite Forces of the Sixth World
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I made a list so you all can stop speculating on what special forces, ops, etc. units exist. I listed them alphabetically by parent organization/sponsor.

http://shadowrun.tumblr.com/elite
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Re: Elite Forces of the Sixth World
« Reply #1 on: (06:16:46/09-19-15) »
Ooh, very nice! Thank you!

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Re: Elite Forces of the Sixth World
« Reply #2 on: (08:20:48/09-19-15) »
Beautiful. Thanks.

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Re: Elite Forces of the Sixth World
« Reply #3 on: (08:59:38/09-19-15) »
Excellent work! Thanks!!

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Re: Elite Forces of the Sixth World
« Reply #4 on: (13:07:41/09-19-15) »
This is super helpful for backstory purposes. Thanks for taking the time putting this together!
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Re: Elite Forces of the Sixth World
« Reply #5 on: (02:47:41/09-20-15) »
Updated and given its own (really pretty) page.

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Re: Elite Forces of the Sixth World
« Reply #6 on: (06:44:29/11-17-15) »
Thanks for the list. How ever if I can make a suggestion to the powers that be....


Minute men? MINUTE MEN?!  Nononononononononono. They are the Cola Commandos.  Get on that will you.

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Re: Elite Forces of the Sixth World
« Reply #7 on: (10:13:17/01-12-16) »
Minute men? MINUTE MEN?!  Nononononononononono. They are the Cola Commandos.  Get on that will you.

General, another settlement needs your help...

On topic: Awesome list, thanks. Several of those books I don't own, so I'd never have spotted them.
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Re: Elite Forces of the Sixth World
« Reply #8 on: (16:03:00/01-12-16) »
Minute men? MINUTE MEN?!  Nononononononononono. They are the Cola Commandos.  Get on that will you.
I'd prefer that be the name for a competitor.


On topic: Awesome list, thanks. Several of those books I don't own, so I'd never have spotted them.
Thanks. That was the goal.


I updated the link to the proper page.
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Re: Elite Forces of the Sixth World
« Reply #9 on: (18:05:14/01-12-16) »
An interesting list... just as a note though, when linked to Facebook the preview is talking about North American sports teams.
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Re: Elite Forces of the Sixth World
« Reply #10 on: (22:13:23/01-12-16) »
An interesting list... just as a note though, when linked to Facebook the preview is talking about North American sports teams.
Thanks. I'm trying to fix the problem now.

EDIT: I think I fixed it.
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Re: Elite Forces of the Sixth World
« Reply #11 on: (09:22:53/01-13-16) »
There seems to be no love for the Salish.  Back in NAN1, they stood their own against the Wildcats in some military exercise.  Maybe the issue is that they don't specialize their troops that way.  Anyway, I want to say there are 3 groups: The Border Patrol, the Coast  Guard and the Security Force (combination military/police).

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Re: Elite Forces of the Sixth World
« Reply #12 on: (16:43:26/01-13-16) »
They suffered a lot during the war with Tsimshian in terms of casualties and dilution of talent when the Rangers had their best removed to form the core of the Salish Defense Force.

Also, just the be clear, these are the groups actually identified in existing material. Some has been clarified, but for the most part they are as presented in the source material. There's nothing precluding the existence of elite Salish Rangers or SDF units, but none have been identified as of yet. That said, who can say? The Salish will probably be mentioned to some extent in Seattle Sprawl.
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Re: Elite Forces of the Sixth World
« Reply #13 on: (09:46:03/01-14-16) »
Like I said, they were mentioned back in NAN1 back in 1st edition.

I'm also going to throw out there that the Smoke Jumpers are stationed in Salish territory.  While they aren't a military force, they do routinely drop into the most hazardous situations imaginable. 

Maybe I'm just too sensitized that the Salish have been largely ignored despite being to intrinsically linked to Seattle.

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Re: Elite Forces of the Sixth World
« Reply #14 on: (14:13:22/01-14-16) »
It didn't indicate a permanent and discrete unit within the Rangers, though, and I'm not inclined to describe an entire national paramilitary police/security force as an elite unit.

However, that may change. I can't say.
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