|View Poll Results: Vipers or Cobra Troopers|
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|04-18-2008, 09:33 AM||#21|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Midway, PA
I'm working out a total breakdown of the Cobra units and such, to go along with my making up unit patches. I'll post it whenever I'm finished (so far, I've just got a list of all of the Cobra troops).
As far as the regular troops and vipers go, I think that the troops would fill other logistic roles (finance, cooks, supply personnel), whereas the vipers would be more frontline soldiers - the 11Bs to the US Army.
|04-24-2008, 01:32 PM||#22|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Texas RIO GRANDE VALLEY
Cobra Troopers, they look unified. Vipers on the other hand look too out there. When I 1st saw a Viper figure, I thought it was Cobra Comander as a soldier before he became Commander. Hell I was only 8 when I saw that. Sincew both had kind of matching mirror face hard to tell difference as a kid. Only character allowed to wear a mirror face helmet should be Cobra Commander
|04-24-2008, 02:38 PM||#23|
Join Date: Oct 2007
I like to think that Cobra Officers are leaders of the troopers since they're probably less disciplined and need micro management.
I see the vipers as a task force that the big wigs will command.. like destro or baroness etc...maybe in line with the officers, but they have their own special tasks... crimson guards are the elite leet.. I dunno. I'm not good at ranking. but that's how i see it.
I like the comparison of the vipers to the marines too
|04-24-2008, 08:45 PM||#24|
Join Date: Jan 2007
I kinda like the idea of Troopers being the stay at home soldier. They tend to the Terrordrome [guard duty, mopping] while Vipers are Promoted to field work.
In my mind, a Viper and an Trooper Officer carry about the same pull and rank. Trooper Officers hope one day to get that field promotion while working out their inferiority complex by bossing lesser blue suits around.
Tales of the Dead Eleven:
--How is it that I'm wearing a grey undershirt... but my bellybutton lint is still blue?
|04-26-2008, 04:11 AM||#25|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hiding from the ROC Police
|04-27-2008, 01:02 AM||#26|
Join Date: Jun 2004
When I collected heavily in the '90s I used "blue troops" as the lowest troops for most non combat uses. Vipers were the main combat troops and ___-vipers did their specialties.
Now I organize like:
Air Trooper squad of five
one officer (Scarface)
Nightwatch squad of five
Basic Squad of five
|04-27-2008, 10:02 AM||#27|
Join Date: Aug 2007
|04-27-2008, 02:34 PM||#28|
Full of Love and C-4
Join Date: Aug 2007
my version of Cobra
i see the Vipers as like Cobra's version of the US Rangers and assigned to Major Bludd
and the Specialist Vipers as kinda like the Special forces
Blue Shirt wise (depending one thier cobra symbol and color of their web gear, show who they serve under)
Silver Cobra are the basic trooper
Red Cobra are normally the pre-viper stage
Silver Cobra Officers are the Squad leaders
Red Cobra officers are Platoon leaders
Cobra Nightwatch are more like the Military Police assigned to the Baroness
Vechile driver wise
Cobra officer (target ones) are the top in thier field
Hiss Driver , only different is the red ones and blue ones(rip it) are assigned to different units, blue ones to the main cobra forces and red ones to high ranking cobra leadership.
Stringer drivers are the low level ones
|04-27-2008, 03:52 PM||#29|
Join Date: Mar 2008
There was a viper officer out a few years ago.And do not forget that the gold plated face masked vipers are the viper nco's.
|04-27-2008, 05:04 PM||#30|
Clone Commando Sniper
Join Date: Oct 2007
I'm with Mech-Viper
Vipers are to troopers what Rangers are to Regular Infantry. They either support the Blue-shirts with specialist weapons & skills, or conduct special missions independently.
Non-viper vehicle drivers, like Lampreys, Stinger Drivers, Air Troopers, etc. are considered specialists or senior enlisted.
For a while I viewed Cgies as senior officers. Majors and Colonels, while the Cobra Officers were Lieutenants and Captains. CGies also serve a Cobra Commanders Praetorian guard. With the advent of the Shadow Guard, they've been undertaking more covert missions like the CIA or DIA.
Right now since I have more silver logo troopers, they're the privates, with the red logos being the NCOs, with webgear color determing corporal or sergeant. Whichever I end up having more of will become the lower rank.
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