OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
Intent: To provide a common, heavy battle droid in Lucerne Labs product line-up
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Manufacturer: Lucerne Labs
Model: Legionnairre Battle Droid
Affiliation:Directorate, Silver Jedi, Galactic Alliance, Closed Market
Material: Dura-Armor & plasteel plating, durasteel frame, typical droid components
Classification: Fourth Degree
Weight: 150 kilograms
Height: 2.3 meters
1 Assault Cannon (left arm)
4 Retractable vibro-cutters in right palm
Assault Cannon: The Legionnaire uses a knockoff of the assault cannon used by Phase II Darktroopers, providing it with good firepower for its size.
Retractable Vibro-cutters: The Legionnaire has four retractable vibrocutters embedded in its right hand, which allow allow it to cut through barriers or act as a melee weapon.
Ionization buffers: The Legionnaire has multiple ionization buffers built into its circuitry, making it resistant, but not immune, to ion and EMP attacks.
Magnetic Attractor: The Legionnaire has a magnetic attractor built into the palms of its right hand, allowing it to yank metallic objects towards it at a distance as well as provide a better grip of metal objects in its right hand.
Weapons Detector: The Legionnaire has a weapons detector suite built into its processor and sensor suite, allowing it to better detect weapons when placed ina security or sentry role. It does this through using a specialized DER to detect powercells, a chemical sensor to sniff out objects like explosives, chemical weapons, and blaster gas. This Weapons Detector cannot detect particularly primitive weapons (like a simple dagger) or some weapons particularly designed to defeat detection scans, but is useful for detecting typical weapons in up to a 40 meter radius of the droid.
Juggernaut: The Legionnaire boasts exceptionally thick dura-armor plating with secondary plasteel plating to help protect it against common battlefield weapons and uses multiple ionization buffers to protect it against EMP/Ion weapon threats. This makes Legionnaire's exceptionally durable on the battlefield.
Security Experts: Legionnaires boast additional bodyguard programming and a weapon's detector sensor suite, making them useful as a security detail, whether its as a honor guard detail for a diplomat or providing protection to officers on the battlefield.
Lumbering: While the Legionnaire's exceptionally thick armor makes it durable on the battlefield, it is also is heavy, which strains the locomation servo-motors. This heavy weight required the droid to have specially designed servo-motors which can stand the strain of moving and supporting this bulk. Unfortunately, this has also made the droid relatively slow, meaning that most humans can easily outrun it.
Bulky: The Legionnaire is not a small droid, which makes that it can have difficulty moving around in confined areas, such as within small starships or dense urban areas. Unsurprisingly, this size also means that it is easier to hit than many similar threats of the battlefield.
The Legionnaire Battle Droid is a hefty and conventional battle droid designed to act as heavy infantry, particularly to supplement smaller battle droids such as Lucerne Labs own IX-6 Combat and Security Droid. Unlike the IX-6, the Legionnaire is a committee design that attempted to carefully pull elements of other successful battle droids into a single, mass-produced package. Most of the droid's heavily armored chassis is influenced by the FLTCH-series battle droid, though there are also clear YVH droid elements visible in the droid's head as well. Like YVHs, the Legionnaire also incorporates a specialized sensor suite optimized for detecting threats for its secondary role. Other elements borrowed include ionization buffers from the SD-9 and the assault cannon from the Phase 2 Darktrooper. Yet despite this proliferate borrowing, the Legionnaire not only manages to seamlessly incorporate these features into a single design, but it also managed to incorporate some innovations of its own.
Perhaps the most unusual feature of the droid is its right arm. While at first it appears to be a simply powerful hydraulic arm, the armored palm actually conceals a magnetic attractor, which allows it a limited ability to manipulate many metals on the battlefield at short distances. It originally was incorporated as a means to quickly snatch or move objects away from a distance, such as unattended weapons or live munitions, but it has also been surprisingly effective in hand to hand combat. In this capacity, the droid can firmly hold onto opponents wearing metal-based armor or pull objects like swords and daggers towards it. This is further heightened by the right hand's other unusual feature, the inclusion of a quartet of vibrocutters on the inside of the palm that are designed to shred whatever is in the droid's grasp. Aside from its use as weapon, these cutters can also be used to carve through obstacles, such as bulkheads or impromptu barriers thrown in the droid's way. Combined with thick armor plating and powerful hydraulic appendages, this can make Legionnaire's terrifying in close-quarters combat.
Aside from their use as basic line battle droids, Legionnaires are also employed as bodyguards. All of the features that make them effective battle droids have direct and obvious parallels to protecting others, but the Legionnaire also features some minor refinements of its own for its secondary role. The most salient of these is the inclusion of a weapon's detector sensor suite, which allows the droid to better detect potential threats before they reveal themselves. It also includes a programming subroutine in which the droids prioritize and attack threats based on the danger to their charge. The droids will also not hesitate to arbitrarily carry or move their charge if needed, or even act its shield. Because of these traits, it's not uncommon to find several in the surrounding of VIPs or areas where they are expected to be encountered, such as command centers or political rallies.