Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
Iron Dingoes "Technician" Infantry Field Kit
Standard BDU of the Iron Dingoes Techs
Procured by the Iron Dingoes to give their field technicians better protection, the “Technician” Field Kit is an older, surplus Taurian Concordat standard armor kit.
Equipment Rating : C-B-B
BAR : BDU : 2/3/3/3, Helmet : 3/5/5/3, Boots : 2/3/3/1, Gloves : 2/2/2/2
Cost/Patch : BDU : 50/5, Helmet : 310/-, Boots : 50/10, Gloves : 60/-
AFF : Iron Dingoes, Taurian Concordat
Mass : BDU : 3 kg, Helmet : 1 kg, Boots : 1.2 kg, Gloves : 0.5 kg
Coverage : Head, Torso, Arms, Legs, Hands
Notes : Military Comm (10 kms), -1 to Perception; AV 7 vs. Flash.
Procured through The District of Garcias own surplus markets, the BDUs were originally intended for the Civlilia Guardia’s armories, but were sold-off when the unit was down-sized. They have traditional Dingoes coloration and badges, and are a significant boost from the previous equipment in use. The techs assigned this equipment are the salvage crews, Line technicians and anyone else who works with the potential for engaging an enemy in their duties.
The technicians are also typically assigned BM-118 Assault Rifles, but personnel often equip themselves with SMGs, shotguns, and handguns acquired through battlefield salvage. Shovels and crowbars are also a common melee weapon in use by these troops. Each kit also includes a heavy-duty portable light, a basic technician’s tool kit, and a heavy duty pack.
Additionally, each technician is equipped with a formal SLDF-era uniform, kept in their quarters for deployment during important unit events. Each is an olive drab infantry and technical dress uniform, complete with gloves, high boots and cap. The sewn star of the SLDF is covered by the simple, but prominently placed Iron Dingoes unit patch over the left breast. Furthermore, each tech has been supplied with a cold-weather suit for deployment in arctic conditions, in a white and green camo coloration.