Battlefield Engineers have existed since the early 17th century on Earth, and have filled various roles since that time, usually preparing and upgrading defences for protracted sieges. Modern mobile warfare has rendered such set defences largely obsolete, but battlefield engineering in other forms has never been more important. This is especially true for Resistance bands, where planned excavations, environmental traps and running field repairs are strategically vital.
Lacing roadways with traps, blocking off avenues of escape and toppling enemy occupied buildings are just some of the weapons in their arsenal. Practical application varies from warzone to warzone, but a tried and tested method in urban environments is to set charges at weak points, choke points and T-Junctions. The charges are then detonated at opportune moments, sending enemy units down into crushing rock tunnels or excavated pits below.
Experimental rules and full background for the Sapper Infantry are available from the downloads tab above
6x 3-man stands per blister
18 White metal figures
Supplied with six 45mm x 22mm injection moulded plastic bases