Xenoplanetary Infantry

Eagle Corps Eyrie Defense Force
Platoon Type (Specialty) Foot, XCT (Vacuum)
Platoon Size (Squad/Platoon) 28 (7/4)
Technical specifications
Primary Weapon 20 Gyroslug Rifles
Secondary Weapon 8 ER Support Lasers
Armor Spacesuit, Combat
Tech Base/Rating Inner Sphere (E/X-X-E)
Transport Weight 3 tons
Ground MP 1
Jump MP 0
Armor Divisor 1
To-Hit Modifier (Range in Hexes) –1 (0 Hexes), 0 (1-4 Hexes), +1 (5-6 Hexes),

+2 (7-8 Hexes), +3 (9-10 Hexes), +4 (11-12 Hexes)

BV (1.0) 88


Xenoplanetary Condition-Trained Infantry, also known as XCT or Hazardous Environment Troops, are infantry which have undergone rigorous training and received special equipment that allows them to fight in areas and on planets dangerous to human life. This can range anywhere from nuclear waste sites to planets with toxic atmospheres, or no atmosphere at all.[1]. Among those notable XCT units are the Eyrie Defense Force, part of the Eagle Corps, SAFE's special forces branch. These soldiers are charged with defense of SAFE's Eyrie headquarters, a hidden bunker on Wendigo (a moon of Atreus). When the FWL dissolved, SAFE was similarly broken up, although the Marik-Stewart Commonwealth retained the Eyrie and its defense force.[2]


Eyrie Defense Force units carry Gyroslug Rifles for use against other infantry, while ER Support Lasers provide heavy firepower for taking on BattleMechs.

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  1. Tactical Operations, p. 351
  2. Technical Readout: 3085, p.201