The Long Road to Tomorrow
Class: CA-6EX Heavy infantry armor and exoskeleton.
Size: 6 feet, 6 inches (1.95 m) to 7 feet, 6 inches (2.25 m).
Weight: 60 pounds (27 kg).
Bonuses: The exoskeleton adds the following bonuses to the attributes
of the soldier who wears it: +8 to P.S., +14 to spd, +10 feet (3 m) to the length and height of leaps, and reduces
the rate of fatigue by 50%.
Mobility Penalties: Good; -30% to prowl, but only -10% to
swim, perform acrobatics and similar physical skills/performance,
and no penalty to climb.
M.D.C. by Location:
Arms —100 each
Main Body — 200
1. HUD Multi-Screen: A Heads Up Display (HUD) that can
project data, charts or transmissions on the visor of the helmet
for the wearer to see. As many as six different HUD viewing
sections/images can be projected without impairing the vision of
2. Computer & Video Link: The helmet can be patched into
computers, televisions, cameras, monitors and sensory equipment.
This means video transmissions and encoded audio or
video signals can be displayed directly on the HUD. This requires
“plugging in.” Located in the ear section of the helmet is a
3. Optical Enhancements: Passive nightvision (2000 ft/610 m
range), telescopic (lOx magnification, 6000 ft/1830 m range),
macro-lens (6x magnification), thermo-imager (1000 ft/305 m
range) and light filters.
4. Laser distancer: Measures and indicates the exact distance
of a target or item. Effective range: 1000 feet (305 m). Maximum
range: 2000 feet (610 m) with a 20% margin for error.
5. Laser Targeting: Adds a +1 strike bonus. Effective range:
1000 feet (305 m). Maximum range: 2000 feet (610 m), no bonus
Standard CS Armor Features:
• Complete environmental battle armor suitable for use in all
hostile environments including space.
• Computer controlled life support system that monitors and
displays bio-data of the wearer as well as the capacity and
failure of life support systems and damage to the armor. The
wearer will know approximately how much M.D.C. is remaining
and whether or not the armor has been breached.
• Computer controlled, independent oxygen supply and purge
system that automatically engages in low oxygen or contaminated
air environments. Five hour oxygen supply.
• Internal, voice actuated support computer and data base. This
secondary computer provides mathematical computations and
serves as a data base of basic military data, protocol, rules,
laws and procedure. It also includes CS troop and vehicle recognition/
identification based on verbal description or optical
link (if it’s not a friendly, it’s probably an enemy). The computer
can also “read” for the soldier (85% of all grunts are illiterate).
This is done either by reading the letters composing
the word (assuming the character knows the alphabet; 70%
don’t) or with an optic link via multi-optic eye patch or bionic
eye linked to the computer. The new heavy armor has an
automatic optic link built into the armor.
• Internal cooling and temperature control.
• Artificial air circulation systems, gas filtration, humidifier.
• Insulated, high-temperature resistant shielding for up to 300
degrees centigrade. Normal fires do no damage. Nuclear,
plasma, magic fires and mega-damage fire and heat do full
• Radiation shielded.
• Polarized and light-sensitive visor with a tint that automatically
adjusts to the level of available light.
• Built-in loudspeaker; 80 decibels.
• Directional, short-range radio built into the helmet. Range is
five miles (8 km).
• The helmet can be completely removed, but unlike the old armor,
the face plate is not removable; it is one piece with a
jointed back plate that is unlocked and opened to put on and
remove the helmet quickly and easily.
• Ammo and supply waist belt, shoulder belts, and shoulder
holsters are all standard issue. Pilots and officers have choice
of shoulder or hip holster.
• Boot survival knife or vibro-blade for officers, military specialists
and Special Forces.
• The light areas of the skeleton portions of armor are a light
grey color. The material is light sensitive and darkens 20% in
low light to prevent giving the enemy a nice, light target to
aim for during night attacks.
Current Owner: Adam Churchill
The “EX” in the classification stands for “exoskeleton.” The
CA-6EX is fundamentally the same heavily plated armor as the
CA-6C except that it has an exoskeleton built into it. The exoskeleton
enables ordinary humans to wear it, providing incredible
armored protection and enhanced robotic strength and speed.
This makes the EX a simple suit of power armor, an idea borrowed
by the CS from the New German Republic (T-11 armor).
The enhanced body armor can be assigned to any of the Coalition
Military O.C.C.s, but is typically reserved for Special
Forces, platoon sergeants, commissioned officers, rail gunners
and loyal soldiers who have an impressive natural strength or
speed (21 or greater). It is also sometimes assigned to units using
heavy weapons/equipment and construction forces.