|07-16-2009, 03:59 PM||#61|
Join Date: Feb 2007
I think 1982 cobra officers filecards said they were 0-4 major. So the officers out rank any viper. I always liked the cobra soldier better than the vipers. To me cobra soldiers are the home front so to speak. The guys who guard cobra bases and terror dromes. Vipers are your assault forces. I use them to carry out offensive attacks and such. I always felt that blue shirts were more loyal to cobra commander. While vipers were more loyal to serpentor. Then you have your best of 80's para troopers. These guys to me are tougher than a regular viper.(jumping out of planes) Although not as elite as paravipers.
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|07-16-2009, 06:11 PM||#62|
Bringer of the Black Dawn
Join Date: Dec 2008
Here is my Joe verse cobra orginization.
Cobra troopers = the POGs (pronounced pouhg). These are the guys that do logistics, maintenence, supply. Even the officers. Basically the equivilant to a Joe Greenshirt. These are your truck drivers, cooks, medics, fuelers, intel, etc. Like Joes (fictional and real) all job skills are trained in basic soldiering and they fight when they are engaged or when ordered too.
Vipers= These are the infantry, engineers, tankers, cav scouts... basically all the combat equivalent jobs.
Specialized Vipers= Exactly what it says, these are the guys that go out and further themselves in the pyramid to try and become the next overlord type person.
Crimson Gaurds = These are all your legal and command officers, probably where I would put the psychologists as well.
I believe that they cobra has in there employ many like minded individuals from around the globe and that they follow the same basic stratigic outlay that most major militaries do. There will be elite units, specialized teams, as well as errand boys and low level non-combat officers.
|07-16-2009, 08:22 PM||#63|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: en la casa de tu abuela
the difference is that viper have surgicaly implanted fangs thanks to dr. mind bender
|07-16-2009, 08:36 PM||#64|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Texas RIO GRANDE VALLEY
I always assummed that the cobras during the 82-86 were as follows
Cobra Blueshirt-regular army
Cobra Officer-regular army
Strato Viper-Air Force
AVAC-Top Gun Pilot
Crimson Guard-Military Police
Night Watch-Special Forces
Stinger-Motor Pool officers
|07-16-2009, 08:37 PM||#65|
Join Date: Jan 2009
I have always wondered about this. I'm glad someone decided to ask!
I've usually thought of it as the army/marine distinction, but I like Barefoot Jedi's take on it as well.
And as far as the Desert CG's and Arctic Vipers go, I love having them in the sets.
|07-16-2009, 09:27 PM||#66|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New Jersey
You'd have to be pretty tough to jump out a plane wearing your pajamas.
|07-16-2009, 09:35 PM||#67|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hiding from the ROC Police
I have always treated the Vipers as "elite" cobra Troopers. So I have the Vipers above them.
|07-17-2009, 12:08 AM||#68|
Join Date: Feb 2007
|07-22-2009, 08:27 PM||#69|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Back in the US of A! (NoVA)
As an Army Builder
Bottom rung is a Blueshirt. Really a private. He maybe gets some Cobra basic training/indoctrination and is handed the standard issue Dragunov Rifle cause cobra got those at a bargain price during the cold war.
Once he gets a promotion he can continue to move up the ranks in the Blue Shirts regular units or he can get specialized. I would say a majority of the Cobra operatives are blueshirts. Supply guys, maintenance, security, transport, ditch-diggers, basic logistics.
Should they want more money and danger they move to the Viper Corps. These are Cobra Assault troopers. Either a Ranger or Marine Equivalent. Once they complete the training they are Corporals (E-4)
You first need to complete Viper training to move to any of the other Viper Specialties. For this fact alone All Specialty Vipers are at least E-5 sgts.
To become an officer in any unit of Cobra you just have to be the most ruthless guy around. It's more of a title than anything else. You get paid more but you have to answer to someone above and battlefield executions of officers are common. So any Cobra Officer is not afraid of anyone.
All Specialty Vipers are at least E-5 sgts.
Range-Vipers and Alley-Vipers and Para-vipers and Snow Serpents are all E-7 due to the amount of training.
Naval Blueshirts take a different path if they choose to become EELS, Then Snow Serpents. I don't know why Para-Vipers come from the Naval Forces, but that's one way. Lampreys are the Officers for the Cobra Navy, but really just Boat Captains.
I use Resolute Troopers as Cobra Marshalls. Like Federal Agents/Bounty Hunters/Kidnappers/Secret Service.
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