Star Wars, Republic Commando or ARC Trooper?

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  1. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Its a silly question, and one that has been floating in my head since I picked up the Star Wars Republic Commando/Super Battle Droid comic pack, but which group was superior? Republic/clone Commando's or ARC Troopers?

    Both are referred to as the 'elite' units of the Republic, both have had no behaviorial modification, which most Clones have. Both sets are selected from Clone Commander stock, specialist trained by Jango Fett and other Mandalorians, have access to special weapons and equipment.

    But all this makes me wonder who actually is the best? Thoughts? And I've only really been thinking about this because I'm laid off at home with a nasty cough.
     
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    Actually, Commandos have some modification, just not as much as normal clones. In one of her books, Traviss makes a statement like "To complete a mission, you can take 100 Clone Troops, or 4 Commandos, or 1 ARC."
    Essentially, Troops are general Infantry, Commandos are like SpecOp Teams, and ARCs are just unadulterated badass on a stick.

    The NullARCs are a whole different bread basket. A crazy scary/effective one. Emphasis on crasy and effective. The noves are great, but the first one is a bit dry, as she was getting her feet in the SW universe still. it felt more like a militay book set in a GFFA than a SW book, if that makes sense? Triple Zero and True Colors are MUCH better, but you need to read the first one for some back story.
     
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    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    Clone wars episode 3 is all you need to know about the ARC trooper.
     
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    yodafett Well-Known Member

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    cagliostro Victi Vincimus

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    If you've read the Dark Horse Clone Wars Comics (esp. Vol.s 1,2, and I think 5) you'll know why I say ARC all the way!
     

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