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                                               Guide Name: Unit FAQ              
                                        Contributor Name: Jedi_Master_Sam
                                                   Version: 1.03
    
    
    
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    .Contents
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     1. Introduction
    
     2. Republic Clone Army
        .Clone Trooper
        .Clone Sharpshooter
        .Arc Trooper
        .Clone Pilot
        .Jet Trooper
    
     3. Confederacy of Independent Systems
        .B1 Battle Droid
        .B2 Super Battle Droid
        .Assassin Droid
        .Assault Droid
        .Droid Pilot
        .Droideka
    
     4. Galactic Empire
        .Storm Trooper
        .Scout Trooper
        .Shock Trooper
        .Imperial Pilot
        .Dark Trooper
    
     5. Rebel Alliance
        .Rebel Trooper
        .Rebel Marksman
        .Rebel Vanguard
        .Rebel Pilot
        .Wookiee Smuggler
    
     6. Closing
    
     7. Version History
    
    
    
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    1.Introduction
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     Welcome to my guide for Battlefront 1. Now I realize that this game has been
     out for a long time. But I was looking for a Unit Guide, but I couldn't find
     one. So I've decided to make my own, using my extensive knowledge of the units
     of this game.
    
     I hope this helps you become better with every unit you use.
    
     This guide can be found on the following websites:
    
     http://www.gamefaqs.com
     http://www.neoseeker.com
     http://www.supercheats.com
    
     It can also be found on GameSpot, but GameSpot share GameFaqs FAQS.
    
     On to the guide...
    
    
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    2.Republic Clone Army
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    .Clone Trooper
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     Armed With:
      Blaster Rifle
      Blaster Pistol
      Thermal Detonators
      Concussion Grenades
    
     Pro's:
      .Good at both close and long range
      .Very effective rifle
      .Carries large amounts of ammunition
      .Good at cutting down enemies
    
     Con's:
      .No special abilities
      .May be difficult to eliminate Droideka's
    
     Rating: 8.5/10
    
     The standard trooper. They can be used in any situation. They aren't good at
     anything, but they aren't bad at anything either.
    
     Strategy:
      If you get some other troopers to follow you, then you can be quite the
      fighting force. Try to save grenades for vehicles or Droideka's, because both
      of them are difficult to beat normally. No matter what you are doing, always
      try to find cover. Even a rock that isn't even half your height is better 
      then no cover.
    
    
    .Clone Sharpshooter
    -------------------
    
     Armed with:
      Sniper Rifle (One level of zoom)
      Blaster Pistol
      Thermal Detonators
      Recon Droid
    
     Pro's:
      .Very effective at long range
      .Faster running speed than average troops
      .Orbital Strike feature can be very damaging
    
     Con's:
      .Lower health than average troops
      .Not as effective at close range
      .Slow rate of fire
      .Small clip size
      .Only one level of zoom
    
     Rating: 6.5/10
    
     A sniper unit. Good at long range despite the fact that the sniper rifle only
     has one level of zoom.
    
     Strategy:
      Try to find a place higher up than most units. Once you've found it, go prone
      and try to get some headshots. If need be, get some Clone Troopers to follow
      you, so if anyone sneaks up behind you, you can be alerted. After you've
      taken a few shots, if possible, find a new place to fire from. This can 
      confuse enemy humans as to where you're located.
    
    
    .Arc Trooper
    ------------
    
     Armed with:
      Rocket Launcher
      Blaster Pistol
      Thermal Detonators
      Mines
    
     Pro's:
      .More health than the average trooper
      .Rocket can be devastating against vehicles and large groups of units
      .Mines can kill many units/vehicles at once
      .Can fire two rockets before needing to reload
    
     Con's:
      .Slower than normal running speed
      .Rocket Launcher takes a while to reload
      .Not very good against single opponents
    
     Rating: 8.5/10
    
     Probably the best Rocket Trooper in the game. The ability to fire two rockets
     before reloading is a really good asset.
    
     Strategy:
      If you're going into a small room, it's better to use a pistol rather than
      a rocket. Laying mines in hallways and choke points, can give many kills.
      The downside to this troop is it's ability to only fire one rocket before
      needing to reload. Luckily the Rebel vehicles for the most part are pretty
      weak, so this isn't much of a downside. When taking on soldiers, aim at the
      floor in front of them, so they receive the splash damage. This way you don't
      have to be as accurate.
    
    
    .Clone Pilot
    ------------
    
     Armed with:
      DN Bolt Caster
      Blaster Pistol
      Fusion Cutter
      Ammo/Health Dispenser
     
     Pro's:
      .Can kill enemies in one hit
      .Fusion Cutter can repair equipment
      .Ammo/Health dispenser can, well, dispense ammo/health
      .Automatically gives health to any vehicle that he's in
    
     Con's:
      .You need to be close to use DN Bolt Caster well
      .The DN Bolt Caster must be charged up to deal enough damage
      .Can't really hold his own against many troops
    
     Rating: 4/10
    
     Probably the most useless unit in the Clones army. Only really good to use if
     you plan on sticking in a vehicle for most of the life.
    
     Strategy:
      One good thing about the Clone Pilot is, that a fully charged DN Bolt Caster
      shot to a Droideka's shield at close range will take it down. The only
      problem is getting close enough, and figuring out what to do after you've
      taken down the shield.
    
    
    .Jet Trooper
    ------------
    
     Armed with:
      EMP Launcher
      Commando Pistol
      Thermal Detonators
    
     Pro's:
      .EMP Launcher can take down a Droideka's shield in one hit
      .Jetpack allows you to get to previously unavailable areas
      .A very high amount of Thermal Detonators, mean you can throw more
      .EMP Launcher can shoot twice before needing to reload
    
     Con's:
      .Same health a sniper, but without the running speed
    
     Rating: 9/10
    
     On vehicle-less maps, this is probably the Clones most useful unit. The
     ability to fly, easily take down Droideka's, and having a rapid firing pistol,
     make this one of the best units to use. You just have to watch out for the low
     amount of health.
    
     Strategy:
      Try to keep to the roof tops. This can give you an advantage over most units.
      Also, because of the sheer amount of grenades Jet Troopers have, I like to
      through a few before a charge in to get a command post. This way it softens
      it up a bit.
    
    
    
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    3.Confederacy of Independent Systems
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    .B1 Battle Droid
    ----------------
    
     Armed with:
      Blaster Rifle
      Blaster Pistol
      Thermal Detonators
      Concussion Grenades
    
     Pro's:
      .Much like the Clone Trooper
      .Good accuracy
      .A lot of ammo
      .High accuracy
    
     Con's:
      .No special abilities
      .Only available on the first two maps of the campaign
    
     Rating: 8.5/10
    
      The standard trooper. They can be used in any situation. They aren't good at
     anything, but they aren't bad at anything either.
    
     Strategy:
      Use them like you would any other trooper. Use plenty of cover.
    
    
    .B2 Super Battle Droid
    ----------------------
    
     Armed with:
      Wrist Blaster
      Tri-Shot
      Wrist Rockets
    
     Pro's:
      .Different weapons than the standard trooper
      .Tri-Shot is like shotgun
    
     Con's:
      .Wrist Blaster shoots awkwardly
      .Wrist Rockets not as effective as Thermal Detonators
    
     Rating: 7.5/10
    
     A very different trooper. No where near as good as they sound.
    
     Strategy:
      Use Tri-Shot when you're out of blaster ammo. Aim rockets at the feet of
      large groups of enemy troops. Try not to use at too long of a range, try to
      keep the fight closer.
    
    
    .Assassin Droid
    ---------------
    
     Armed with:
      Sniper Rifle (two times zoom)
      Blaster Pistol
      Thermal Detonators
      Recon Droid
    
     Pro's:
      .Very effective at long range
      .Faster running speed than average troops
      .Orbital Strike feature can be very damaging
      .Two Levels of zoom
    
     Con's:
      .Lower health than average troops
      .Not as effective at close range
      .Slow rate of fire
      .Small clip size
    
     Rating: 7.5/10
    
     Assassin Droid's, like Rebel Marksman's, have two times zoom on their sniper
     rifles. Otherwise they're the same as any other sniper unit.
    
     Strategy:
      Use the superiority over the Clone Sharpshooter to your advantage. With a two
      times scope, you can sit even further away from the battle, and still get the
      same view.   Try to find a place higher up than most units. Once you've found
      it, go prone and try to get some headshots. If need be, get some B2 SBD's
      to follow you, so if anyone sneaks up behind you, you can be alerted. After
      you've taken a few shots, if possible, find a new place to fire from. This
      can confuse enemy humans as to where you're located.
    
    .Assault Droid
    --------------
    
     Armed with:
      Rocket Launcher
      Blaster Pistol
      Thermal Detonators
      Mines
    
     Pro's:
      .More health than the average trooper
      .Rocket can be devastating against vehicles and large groups of units
      .Mines can kill many units/vehicles at once
    
     Con's:
      .Slower than normal running speed
      .Rocket Launcher takes a while to reload
      .Not very good against single opponents
      .No special Rocket abilities
    
     Rating: 7.5/10
    
     Just like the Empire Shock Trooper. No different than the other Rocket
     Troopers, except that they can only shoot one rocket before needing to reload.
    
     Strategy:
      The downside to this troop is it's ability to only fire one rocket before
      needing to reload. Luckily the Rebel vehicles for the most part are pretty
      weak, so this isn't much of a downside. When taking on soldiers, aim at the
      floor in front of them, so they receive the splash damage. This way you don't
      have to be as accurate.
    
    .Droid Pilot
    ------------
    
     Armed with:
      Mortar Launcher
      Blaster Pistol
      Fusion Cutter
      Ammo/Health Dispenser
    
     Pro's:
      .Can kill enemies in one hit
      .Fusion Cutter can repair equipment
      .Ammo/Health dispenser can, well, dispense ammo/health
      .Automatically gives health to any vehicle that he's in
    
     Con's:
      .Mortar Launcher is pretty inaccurate
      .Can't really hold it's own against many troops
    
     Rating: 5.5/10
    
     Generally you'll find that Pilots are pretty useless at combat. Only use as
     either a support unit, or to drive a vehicle.
    
     Strategy:
      Stay behind the pack lobbing mortars over and damaging their troops. Either
      that or get a vehicle and stay in it.
    
    .Droideka
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     Armed with:
      Repeating Blasters
      Shield
    
     Pro's:
      .Repeating Blasters tear through enemies
      .Shields make you very hard to beat
      .Ball mode so you can get around quick
    
     Con's:
      .Ball mode hard to control
      .Non-Ball mode very slow
      .Weak once shield goes down
      .Quite hard to master
    
     Rating: 9.5/10
    
     THE most powerful unit in the game. Very deadly when you use it. Even deadlier
     when the AI use it.
    
     Strategy:
      Roll up behind cover, deploy, activate shield, waddle out into hallway,
      completely destroy enemy resistance. Rinse and Repeat as needed. Make sure to
      get back under cover once your shield goes down.
    
    
    
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    4.Galactic Empire
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    .Storm Trooper
    --------------
    
     Armed with:
      Blaster Rifle
      Blaster Pistol
      Thermal Detonators
      Concussion Grenades
    
     Pro's:
      .Good at both close and long range
      .Very effective rifle
      .Carries large amounts of ammunition
      .Good at cutting down enemies
    
     Con's:
      .No special abilities
    
     Rating: 9/10
    
     THE most versatile unit in the game. The Storm Trooper is more accurate, and 
     can shoot faster than any other trooper in the game. When teamed up with other
     Empire units against Rebel units (not vehicles) you'll win nearly every single
     encounter.
    
     Strategy:
      Team up with other Storm Troopers/Dark Troopers or any other unit you can
      find. And then go on a rampage. Don't forget to use cover. You aren't
      invincible.
    
    
    .Scout Trooper
    --------------
    
     Armed with:
      Sniper Rifle (one level of zoom)
      Blaster Pistol
      Thermal Detonators
      Recon Droid
    
     Pro's:
      .Very effective at long range
      .Faster running speed than average troops
      .Orbital Strike feature can be very damaging
    
     Con's:
      .Lower health than average troops
      .Not as effective at close range
      .Slow rate of fire
      .Small clip size
      .Only one level of zoom
    
     Rating: 6.5/10
    
     Same as the Republic Sniper. Best long range unit in the Empire arsenal, but
     only has one level of zoom.
    
     Strategy:
      Try to find a place higher up than most units. Once you've found it, go prone
      and try to get some headshots. If need be, get some Storm Troopers to follow
      you, so if anyone sneaks up behind you, you can be alerted. After you've
      taken a few shots, if possible, find a new place to fire from. This can 
      confuse enemy humans as to where you're located.
    
    
    .Shock Trooper
    --------------
    
     Armed with:
      Rocket Launcher
      Blaster Pistol
      Thermal Detonators
      Mines
    
     Pro's:
      .More health than the average trooper
      .Rocket can be devastating against vehicles and large groups of units
      .Mines can kill many units/vehicles at once
    
     Con's:
      .Slower than normal running speed
      .Rocket Launcher takes a while to reload
      .Not very good against single opponents
      .No special Rocket abilities
    
     Rating: 7.5/10
    
     Just like the CIS Assault Droid. No different than the other Rocket Troopers,
     except that they can only shoot one rocket before needing to reload.
    
     Strategy:
      The downside to this troop is it's ability to only fire one rocket before
      needing to reload. Luckily the Rebel vehicles for the most part are pretty
      weak, so this isn't much of a downside. When taking on soldiers, aim at the
      floor in front of them, so they receive the splash damage. This way you don't
      have to be as accurate.
    
    
    .Imperial Pilot
    ---------------
    
     Armed with:
      Mortar Launcher
      Blaster Pistol
      Fusion Cutter
      Ammo/Health Dispenser
    
     Pro's:
      .Can kill enemies in one hit
      .Fusion Cutter can repair equipment
      .Ammo/Health dispenser can, well, dispense ammo/health
      .Automatically gives health to any vehicle that he's in
    
     Con's:
      .Mortar Launcher is pretty inaccurate
      .Can't really hold his own against many troops
    
     Rating: 5.5/10
    
     Generally you'll find that Pilots are pretty useless at combat. Only use as
     either a support unit, or to drive a vehicle.
    
     Strategy:
      Stay behind the pack lobbing mortars over and damaging their troops. Either
      that or get a vehicle and stay in it.
    
    
    .Dark Trooper
    -------------
    
     Armed with:
      Blaster Cannon
      Blaster Pistol
      Thermal Detonators
    
     Pro's:
      .Jump Jets allow you do 'jump' really high
      .Blaster Cannon is devastating at close range
      .Many Thermal Detonators
    
     Con's:
      .Jump Jet takes along time to charge up
      .Less health than the standard trooper
      .Pretty useless at longer ranges
    
     Rating: 8/10
    
     The ultimate ambush unit. Jump Jets would be more useful if they charged
     faster.
    
     Strategy:
      Hide behind some cover. When someone comes along, jet out, land in front of
      them, and hit them with your Blaster Cannon. Instant kill at close range.
    
    
    
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    5.Rebel Alliance
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    .Rebel Trooper
    --------------
    
     Armed With:
      Blaster Rifle
      Blaster Pistol
      Thermal Detonators
      Concussion Grenades
    
     Pro's:
      .Good at both close and long range
      .Very effective rifle
      .Carries large amounts of ammunition
      .Good at cutting down enemies
    
     Con's:
      .No special abilities
    
     Rating: 8.5/10
    
     The standard trooper. They can be used in any situation. They aren't good at
     anything, but they aren't bad at anything either.
    
     Strategy:
      If you get some other troopers to follow you, then you can be quite the
      fighting force. Try to save grenades for vehicles, because they are difficult
      to beat normally. No matter what you are doing, always try to find cover.
      Even a rock that isn't even half your height is better then no cover.
    
    
    .Rebel Marksman
    ---------------
    
     Armed with:
      Sniper Rifle (two times zoom)
      Blaster Pistol
      Thermal Detonators
      Recon Droid
    
     Pro's:
      .Very effective at long range
      .Faster running speed than average troops
      .Orbital Strike feature can be very damaging
      .Two Levels of zoom
    
     Con's:
      .Lower health than average troops
      .Not as effective at close range
      .Slow rate of fire
      .Small clip size
    
     Rating: 7.5/10
    
     Rebel Marksman's, like Assassin Droids, have two times zoom on their sniper
     rifles. Otherwise they're the same as any other sniper unit.
    
     Strategy:
      Use the superiority over the Scout Trooper to your advantage. With a two
      times scope, you can sit even further away from the battle, and still get the
      same view.   Try to find a place higher up than most units. Once you've found
      it, go prone and try to get some headshots. If need be, get some Rebel's
      to follow you, so if anyone sneaks up behind you, you can be alerted. After
      you've taken a few shots, if possible, find a new place to fire from. This
      can confuse enemy humans as to where you're located.
    
    
    .Rebel Vanguard
    ---------------
    
     Armed with:
      Rocket Launcher
      Blaster Pistol
      Thermal Detonators
      Mines
    
     Pro's:
      .More health than the average trooper
      .Rocket can be devastating against vehicles and large groups of units
      .Mines can kill many units/vehicles at once
      .Can fire two rockets at once
    
     Con's:
      .Slower than normal running speed
      .Rocket Launcher takes a while to reload
      .Not very good against single opponents
    
     Rating: 8.5/10
    
     Probably the best second Rocket Trooper in the game. It's ability to fire two
     rockets at once is a really good asset.
    
     Strategy:
      If you're going into a small room, it's better to use a pistol rather than
      a rocket. Laying mines in hallways and choke points, can give many kills.
      The downside to this troop is it's ability to only fire one rocket before
      needing to reload. Luckily the Rebel vehicles for the most part are pretty
      weak, so this isn't much of a downside. When taking on soldiers, aim at the
      floor in front of them, so they receive the splash damage. This way you don't
      have to be as accurate.
    
    
    .Rebel Pilot
    ------------
    
     Armed with:
      Blaster Cannon
      Blaster Pistol
      Fusion Cutter
      Ammo/Health Dispenser
    
     Pro's:
      .Blaster Cannon is better than the Dark Troopers
      .Blaster Cannon is the best close range weapon in the game
      .Ammo/Health dispenser can, well, dispense ammo/health
      .Automatically gives health to any vehicle that he's in
      .Can hold his own against other troops
      .Best pilot in the game
    
     Con's:
      .Not good at long range
    
     Rating: 9/10
    
     Both the best Pilot, and close range fighter in the game.
    
     Strategy:
      Try to stand around corners, and surprise enemies with a blast to the face.
      Try to keep away from long range fights. Or you could take a vehicle. 
    
    
    .Wookiee Smugglers
    ------------------
    
     Armed with:
      Wookiee Bowcaster
      Grenade Launcher
      Timebombs
    
     Pro's:
      .Excellent amount of health
      .Both weapons effective at longer ranges
      .Timebombs gibe you enough time to get away before detonation
    
     Con's:
      .Running Speed is terrible
      .Grenade Launcher accuracy can sometimes be bad
    
     This unit has the most amount of health of any trooper in the game.
    
     Strategy:
      Use it as you would a normal trooper. Because of slow running speed, you'll
      get hit by shots more often. Use cover wisely.
    
    
    
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    6.Closing
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    .Contact Information
    --------------------
     This is the place to go if you want to contact me. I have a few rules that
     you need to follow if you would like a reply.
    
     1.Because of the possibility of getting spam, can you please include in the
      topic of your email, something along the lines of, 'Battlefront' or,
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     2.Please use the best spelling, grammar, and English that you know. For
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      understanding of Spanish and Dutch, writing an email in a language other
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     3.Don't ask anything that doesn't have anything to do with this guide.
    
     Anyways, now my email address:
    
     samusgfx@gmail.com
    
     I try to check my email everyday, but there are some day when I just can't
     even get to my computer. Every question will be answered within a week,
     that I can promise you.
    
    
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    7.Version History
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     Version 0.5 (December 6th, 2006)
      .Started guide
      .Completed half
    
     Version 1.0 (December 7th, 2006)
      .Completed Guide
      .Submitted to GameFaqs
    
     Version 1.01 (December 12th, 2006)
      .Added new allowed site
    
     Version 1.02 (December 13th, 2006)
      .Added new allowed site
    
     Version 1.03 (July 13th, 2008)
      .Fixed spelling mistakes