The Algoryn Armoured Infantry – or AI – are the elite fighting force of the beleaguered Algoryn Prosperate. For centuries the Algoryn have been at war with their brutal neighbours, the barely human and utterly merciless race of Ghar. To survive against these implacable aggressors the Algoryn have developed a militarised society in which every citizen is a warrior, where service and duty override everything else, and where the greatest honour of all is to serve in the Armoured Infantry. Even amongst the veterans of the AI the Assault Squads are held in awe as the best of the best of a proud and courageous warrior race.
Assault Squads carry compact mag rapid repeaters, weapons capable of hurling a barrage of metalised shells that can cut through armour and overwhelm field defences by sheer weight of fire. They are also armed with forearm-mounted distort spinner also known as D-Spinners or Spinners for short. Spinners hurl a mix of distort shells, which break apart local space fabric, and plasma energy strings that entangle and erupt whatever they strike. D-Spinners have a range of only a few metres, but can cause tremendous destruction even against the most heavily armoured targets. The Assault trooper’s armour consists of impact resistant plates that carry an enclosing reflex field, a robust and practical defence that offers protection against most weapons of Antarean space.