|View Poll Results: Vipers or Cobra Troopers|
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|04-17-2008, 10:12 PM||#11|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Crimson Guards = Secret Service
Cobra Officers = C.I.A Agents
Cobra Troopers = Army
Cobra Vipers = Marines
|04-18-2008, 12:16 AM||#12|
Cobra Peeping Tom
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: IN THE JUNGLE OF CA...
|04-18-2008, 12:21 AM||#13|
Join Date: Dec 2007
I concur with john shaft and wyld weezle or however i should spell it. They're the same guys, cobra could better afford to equip them in the mid 80s as opposed to the early 80s.
|04-18-2008, 12:38 AM||#14|
Mercenary for Hire
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: City of lost angels, Cali
in the TRU 6 pack Vipers the file card read that there the lowest of the lows, and they do all the dirty work
The Legions troopers are suppose to be like new recruits?
|04-18-2008, 03:14 AM||#15|
The Last Resort
Join Date: Mar 2008
i would have to go with vipers
|04-18-2008, 03:34 AM||#16|
Back for more
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North West England
I don't care for Vipers. The simple uniform of the Cobra Troopers gives the impressive of something having been handed out on mass to crowds of malcontents in Springfield.
I'll get two Vipers (or at least I'll try!!) to stand in the background as some form of Cobra Enforcer or MP, but my army will continue to consist of regular blue shirts.
-----------------There's no shame in being a pariah-----------------
|04-18-2008, 04:15 AM||#17|
Heat Viper Commander
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bethalto, Illinois
In all honesty they are all low level, due to the fact they are in platoons. Crimson Gaurds and IG are probablly the higher up levels of cobra infantry. You aren't special until you get a code name! Just the way I look at it.
Loved by many, hated on by many more!
|04-18-2008, 08:22 AM||#18|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Vipers were originally made to replace troopers, but it is clear that they are different troop types. The file cards contradict themselves about these two claiming both are either “Highly Trained” or “Bottom of the Barrel” at different times. Reading all of the file cards for both troop types, one is forced to throw out some information to have their positions make sense. I don’t think there is any “official” explanation of the difference, so it is up to us to use them as we see fit. The file card for the 2004 Cobra Trooper (and others since) say that they need to work their way up to become Vipers. Making it obvious to me that they are distinct from each other. So considering that, here is my take, based on all available information and some leaps in logic to make things work.
Troopers are entry level with little to no training. Used for low risk operations like garrison troops, base guards etc. Most cobra soldiers start here. They are the bottom of the Pyramid and there are the most of them.
Officers command groups of troopers. They are better trained and have proven themselves, but are still not Vipers. Officer level troopers can also become vehicle drivers or air troopers. Lt. Claymore commands all Cobra Infantry Troopers.
Vipers are basic infantry. If a trooper wants to see more action and get better pay, they train to be Vipers. Vipers can try out for one of the specialist Viper divisions and all (blank)-Vipers are promoted out of the Viper corps. Vipers have there own officer hierarchy. A trooper officer who advances to the Vipers is likely to find themselves in a similar position as a squad leader. Vipers have officers who lead squads or units just like the troopers. A “Viper Officer” figure may not have been made, but many collectors use some of the alternate color schemes for this role like the crimson or gold vipers. Major Bludd commands conventional infantry, so leads the Viper Divisions.
Crimson Guards are entirely different. Most crimson guards are recruited directly into the ranks, very few rise from the Viper corps. The Crimson Guard are like the CIA. The guard are seldom used as a combat force, working mostly on their own in deep cover. The Crimson Guard network is scattered all over the world.
I could go on and on. I have a huge complex system to explain the place of every cobra soldier and operative, with a clear line of command up to Cobra Commander. I have also created new figures / Characters to fill gaps in the hierarchy.
|04-18-2008, 08:34 AM||#19|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New York
|04-18-2008, 08:40 AM||#20|
that is why i will rule the world with my ROYAL GUARDS LOL
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