Steel Brigade Deltas
The members of the GI Joe's reserve Steel Brigade unit, even its elite Deltas, are all normal humans. Though they excel in their field and are typically quite skilled, each member of the Steel Brigade is but a normal human, no matter how exceptional they seem to be.
Hindrances / Augmentations:
Grenades (i): Steel Brigade Deltas usually go into combat with at least one grenade handy. They can fling these explosive devices to inflict intensity 10 fragmentary damage to all targets within near missile distance of it that are not currently under cover.
Helmet (s): all of the Steel Brigade's Deltas wear a particularly distinctive green helmet, which include a mirrored visor (for intensity 8 Screened Senses / Sight). This gear offers Steel Brigade soldiers intensity 8, or +2, protection to physical attacks on their heads.
Knives (s): a vital tool for any armed representative of the government, each Steel Brigade Delta carries two of these. Made from m.s. 13 materials, these blade can be used to cut through items of up to like m.s. (with time), or to inflict +2 slashing damage in melee.
M-16 Machine Gun (a): the Steel Brigade mainly makes use of this rifle, which can inflict their Agility +4 in damage when firing a single round, their Agility +5 in damage when firing a short burst of such, or their Agility + 6 in damage when it is fired continuously.
Sidearm (a): a backup for their ride should it fail them somehow, Steel Brigade Deltas carry a spare handgun. They can discharge one round from this weapon to inflict their Agility +4 in damage, or a three-round burst to inflict their Agility +5 in damage.
the VAMP, Mark 6 (i): when driving into action with the GI Joe team in 2011, each Steel Brigade Delta is issued a Mark 6 VAMP. This advanced refinement of the Joes' venerable vehicle is a powerful offensive and defensive ride, and is described in its own equipment entry.
Bonus Skill (a): in addition to the below, 'standard' talents, all members of the Steel Brigade also possess one additional skill of merit. The bonus skill a Delta possesses is related to their vehicular speciality (boating, driving, etc.).
Boxing (s): the Steel Brigade is big on self-defense, and can easily fight the forces of darkness without a weapon when necessary. They may divide their pre-card play action score between two unarmed melee strikes, the second they may attempt as a contingent aciton.
Guns (a): all members of the Steel Brigade are trained in the use of most modern firearms. Whether they're handling a standard, semi-automatic, or fully automatic rifle or pistol, Steel Brigade operatives may do so at one difficulty level lower than is normally necessary.
Military / United States (w): the source of all their talents, the Steel Brigade in their entirety have this skill as a general matter of course. They are well-versed in the SOP, and can seamlessly blend into, and function within, a military group of men and women.
Vehicular Combat (a): that which sets them apart from most of their fellows, Steel Brigade Deltas are vehicular combat experts, no matter which vehicle they happen to be wielding. When fighting in a vehicle, Steel Brigade Deltas may resolve combat actions at a reduced difficulty.
As members of the GI Joe team, albeit reserve members, Steel Brigade Deltas can rely upon the Joes - and each other - for assistance should they need it. In fact, that's part of the point of their unit, to spot emergencies and terrorist activity and call the Joes in.
Soldier: while the various members of the Steel Brigade are allowed other callings of course, this one represents the vast majority of their number. It shows their desire to protect their country from its enemies, their willingness to work with others, and ability to follow orders.
The Deltas of the Steel Brigade wear a uniform that is comprised of a long sleeved, grass green shirt beneath a dark green tactical vest, grass green trousers, gray leather boots and gloves, gray knee pads, a green leather belt, and the distinctive green Steel Brigade Delta helmet.
While the majority of the Steel Brigade is comprised of highly motivated soldiers with a specialty that the GI Joe team can make use of in local operations against Cobra and other costumed villains, a few of them have multiple specialized skills that make them highly valuable.
The Steel Brigade's Deltas are such soldiers. In addition to being a trained vehicle operator of some type (pilot, driver, etc.), Deltas are also experts when fighting behind the wheel of their rides. That makes them useful for more than just transport in and out of the field.
And those Steel Brigade Deltas who perform well are often on a fast track for full membership in the GI Joe team!
the Steel Brigade Ghost Hawk (i): those Deltas who saw action with the GI Joe team in 2014 were pilots who were issued a Steel Brigade Ghost Hawk. A slight variation on the Ghost Hawk series of Sky Hawk VTOL aircraft, the Steel Brigade Ghost Hawk has its own vehicular entry.
Steel Brigade Deltas received a new uniform after a few years, which consists of a light blue flight jacket, gray camouflage trousers, black leather boots and gloves, black and green knee pads, a black leather belt, and a green balaclava under their distinctive green Delta helmets.
GI Joe directories featuring a version of Steel Brigade Deltas:
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