From what we've seen from the two on-screen examples, Insecticons are truly powerful creatures. The first one handily shrugged off all of Arcee's attacks, and defeated her with just two tackles (And if Jack hadn't been there, there wouldn't have been a second tackle), and the second one managed to hold it's own in a fight with freaking Megatron. It's pretty clear that the combination of strength, durability, agility and the flight-capable beetle mode makes the Insecticon a highly desired addition to the ranks. Seems like the perfect soldier. What I was wondering is how the Insecticons were structured in the Decepticon military. Referred to as beasts and vermin, they don't appear to have much regard to the regular Cybertronians in terms of intelligence, but their amazing combat skills suggests an elite trooper, the best of the best. It's possible that they are utilised in specialised hit-squads, under the command of a regular general to take out particuarly difficult targets. If in large enough numbers, they would also make a formidable assault force, shrugging off all but the strongest weapons and mauling any Autobot in their path. We know they are used as sentries, like guard-dogs, to protect Decepticon territory. By this, I'd also assume that a high-ranking commander, like Starscream in his glory days, might even have a personal Insecticon body-guard; Starscream would certainly garner more obedience with a hulking pet looming over him to enforce his will XD The final muse is Airachnid; are there others like her, a specialised sodier designed to and capable of coercing total obedience in the beasts? Or is she a simple one-off, and Insecticons were commanded like regular troops? There seems to be a ringing sound associated with said obedience; could Soundwave, or anyone else, replicate the sound and thus replicate the control? So, what do you guys think? How did the Decepticons utilise these beasts in the war for Cybertron? Share your thoughts!