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« on: April 07, 2016, 08:31:54 am »
Special Forces Group - Equinox


Motto: Tueri Patriam, et Populum Nostrum (Protect our country and our people)

What is 'Equinox'?: Directive 82, also known as Special Forces Group 'Equinox' is a special forces group founded by high ranking officers in the military, members of parliament and royalty. The group was formed sometime after the Changeling Invasion, but were not deployed until Tirek's attack on Equestria, where high ranking officers in the military, members of parliament and royalty agreed to activate Directive 82, and form ‘Equinox’ with the intention of safeguarding Equestria from those who wished to do it, and its citizens harm. Since Equinox’s activation, they have played a crucial role in anti-terrorism operations in Equestria, as well as first responders to wars and conflicts.

What does ‘Equinox’ consist of?: Equinox recruit anypony, indiscriminant of age, gender, appearance, race, birthplace or ideology. They recruit soldiers either through volunteers, or through ‘taking’ enemy combatants, although this method of recruitment has not been confirmed in official reports and is just a theory. It is uncommon, but Equinox also involve common ponies in their missions, if they are willing to assist them.

Equinox Command Structure: Equinox is a Special Forces Group with influence in all major cities in Equestria, from Los Pegasus to Manehatten, and some minor cities, such as Ponyville. Because of this, Equinox has set up several Forward Operating Bases in major cities, with Equinox’s Main Operating Base located in the mountain in Canterlot, where they started. They also have Forward Operating Bases on Equestrian boarder as well as in conflict areas such as Saddle Arabia.

Equinox numbers well over 100,000 active soldiers across Equestria, and in other countries. Some say that there are as many as 1,000,000 active soldiers, but there have been no confirmed numbers. In each of the Forward Operating Bases in the major cities across Equestria, there are usually anywhere between 1,000 and 10,000 soldiers stationed in each major city, all of which is dependent on the size of the city. Cities like Manehatten, Fillydelphia, and Cloudsdale can have roughly 10,000 soldiers, while cities like Vanhoover and Baltimare have around 1,000 soldiers. Smaller cities only have around 100 – 200 soldiers. Examples are Trottingham and Ponyville. Canterlot, Equinox’s Main Operating Base has well over 50,000 soldiers in the base, in Canterlot, and around the perimeter. When soldiers are sent out on missions to foreign countries, Equinox forms a Combat Strike Force (CSF) A single CSF could have anywhere between 1,000 – 10,000 soldiers.

Within each base, the soldiers stationed there are broken up into various units, each soldier being placed into a certain unit based on their evaluated strengths, weaknesses, skills and expertise. These units are:

•   Command Unit – The center and proverbial brain of each Equinox Base. Soldiers placed here multi-task and assign orders to other units, as well as oversee all operations that occur.
•   Combat Unit – The main fighting force of Equinox. Soldiers placed here are sent on combat missions, whether it be hit-and-run, VIP Retrieval, Assassinations, Guarding an area, and such.
•   R&D Unit (Research & Development) – The R&D Unit oversee research and development of all gear and weapons distributed to Equinox soldiers. Mainly researchers, scientists and developers are stationed here. Recently, R&D Unit in Canterlot has made breakthroughs in development, creating modern firearms and vehicles, all of which will be crucial in their fights.
•   Intel Unit – The recon soldiers and spies of Equinox. Soldiers placed here are tasked with gathering Intel for Equinox soldiers. Sometimes, soldiers here will be sent on Intel missions, from reconnaissance, to stealing intelligence from the enemy.
•   Medical Unit – Doctors and nurses are located here, as well as most recovering soldiers, injured in the line of duty. Doctors and researchers stationed here are also responsible for developing medical gear for Equinox soldiers on duty.
•   Support Unit – The Support Unit is responsible for delivering weapons, gear, items, and vehicles to soldiers on the front lines. Occasionally, they are also on combat missions with soldiers in the Combat Unit, providing additional manpower.

Equinox Military Strength: With the dawn of revolutionary modern warfare, Equinox has developed multiple combat vehicles. They are classified as land, sea, and air vehicles.

Land Vehicles:

•   Light Vehicles
o   HUMVEE - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humvee
o   M1161 Growler - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Growler_(vehicle)

•   Main Battle Tank (MBT)
o   M1 Abrams - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1_Abrams
o   FV 4034 Challenger 2 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Challenger_2

•   Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC)
o   LAV-25 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LAV-25
o   AAVP-7A1 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assault_Amphibious_Vehicle
o   Stryker - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stryker

Sea Vehicles:

•   Patrol Boat x 10
o   Cyclone-class patrol ship
   HMES Thunder
   HMES Blizzard
   HMES Firestorm
   HMES Sandstorm
   HMES Tsunami
   HMES Typhoon
   HMES Raincloud
   HMES Thorn
   HMES Dagger
   HMES Phoenix

•   Cruiser x 5
o   Ticonderoga-class cruiser
   HMES Ponyville
   HMES Manehatten
   HMES Trottingham
   HMES Cloudsdale
   HMES Empiria

•   Destroyer x 6
o   Hobart-class destroyer
   HMES Magi
   HMES Loyal
   HMES Honest
   HMES Joy
   HMES Generous
   HMES Kindness

•   Carrier x 3
o   Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
   HMES Griffon
   HMES Pegasi
   HMES Changeling

•   Battleship x 3
o   Iowa-class battleship
   HMES Sun
   HMES Moon
   HMES Crystal

•   Command ship x 1
o   HMES Canterlot

Air Vehicles

•   Attack Helicopter
o   AH-1Z Viper
o   AH-64 Apache
o   Mil Mi-24 (Hind)

•   Transport helicopters
o   CH-53E Super Stallion
o   CH-47 Chinook
o   MH-53
o   UH-60 Black Hawk
o   V-22 Osprey
o   AH-6 Little Bird

•   Gunships
o   AC-130
o   C-130

•   Attack aircraft
o   None so far

With vehicles and weapons listed above only recent, Equinox only has so many of them that they have available, and that they use on missions. Obviously it takes a lot of money and resources to amass this military strength. Equinox was mainly funded by the government, but eventually they began accepting contracted missions for resources and money, relying less on the government, and becoming more self-sufficient, but there are times where Equinox does rely on the government for resources and funding.

Equinox Soldier Loadouts: These are the loadouts for various soldier ranks on missions within Equinox. With the dawn of revolutionary modern warfare, Equinox has developed firearms that soldiers are able to use, moving away from traditional weaponry.

Standard Uniform
•   Equinox standard fatigues (Gray fatigues customized with leg braces on the right side and brassards with the Equinox insignia on them.)
•   Equinox standard body armour ( https://i.ytimg.com/vi/fgCnjldhLwQ/maxresdefault.jpg )
•   Headset ( http://d1whee3s2ff61n.cloudfront.net/product/extralarge/115339.jpg )
•   Dual-saddle pack

Standard Issue Weaponry Loadout
•   Primary – Assault Rifle: Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR) with Holo sight, laser light and angled grip
•   Sidearm – M1911
•   Grenades
o   HE Grenades
o   Smoke Grenades
o   Flashbang Grenades
o   Flare

Riot/Breach Squad Weaponry Loadout
•   Primary – Shotgun: SPAS 12 with Extended Stock, Flashlight and Holo sight
•   Secondary – Submachine gun: P90 with Suppressor and Light/Laser Combo OR Kriss Vector with Suppressor, Light/Laser Combo, and foregrip
•   Sidearm – M1911 with suppressor
•   Equipment – Riot Shield
•   Grenades
o   HE Grenades
o   Smoke Grenades
o   Flashbang Grenades
o   Flare

Sniper/Spotter Squad Weaponry Loadout
•   Primary – Sniper Rifle: Barrett M82A2 with adjustable magnification scope and bipod
•   Secondary – Submachine gun: P90 with Suppressor and Light/Laser Combo OR Kriss Vector with Suppressor, Light/Laser Combo, and foregrip
•   Sidearm – TEC-9 full auto pistol
•   Equipment – Rangefinder
•   Grenades
o   HE Grenades
o   Smoke Grenades
o   Flashbang Grenades
o   Flare

Combat Engineer/Heavy Weaponry Loadout
•   Primary – Light Machine Gun: RPK-74M with 100 round magazine, bipod and Holo sight OR M249 with 200 round magazine, bipod and Holo sight
•   Sidearm - TEC-9 full auto pistol
•   Equipment – Repair kit (Possible sentry construction), extra ammunition
•   Grenades
o   HE Grenades
o   Smoke Grenades
o   Flashbang Grenades
o   Flare

Anti-Armour Weapon Loadout
•   Primary – Light Machine Gun: RPK-74M with 100 round magazine, bipod and Holo sight OR M249 with 200 round magazine, bipod and Holo sight
•   Sidearm – M1911
•   Equipment – FGM-148 Javelin, Anti-vehicle mine
•   Grenades
o   HE Grenades
o   Smoke Grenades
o   Flashbang Grenades
o   Flare

Combat Medic
•   Primary – Submachine gun: P90 with Suppressor and Light/Laser Combo OR Kriss Vector with Suppressor, Light/Laser Combo, and foregrip
•   Sidearm – M1911
•   Equipment – First-aid kit, defibrillators
•   Grenades
o   HE Grenades
o   Smoke Grenades
o   Flashbang Grenades
o   Flare



Well, I've done it. 3 months of shower thoughts and other thoughts compiled into one long post. So here it is, everything all of you guys want and need to know about Equinox. Obviously your OC's won't know this information unless they were part of Equinox. If you wish to have your OC join Equinox, contact myself, Broadshield, and I will work something out.

There will be more things I need to add as time goes on, so this will be open to change.

Thanks, Equinox (Broadshield)
« Last Edit: April 19, 2016, 04:02:28 am by Equinox »

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