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What armor does Boba Fett and Jango Fett wear in Edge of the Empire?

Laminate? Stormtroopers seem to be better covered so I doubt it is that one

Armored clothing perhaps? After all it was clothing with armor plates on top?

What are your thoughts?

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Mandalorian armor, which isn't in the core - don't expect official stats until... Bounty Hunter career book, maybe? It would probably have cortosis, minimum of 2 soak, and probably 2 or more points in defense.

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I'd go with the second (armored clothing) with laminate plates on it.  Not sure how I'd represent that in mechanics though, because it doesn't really cover "everything".   Maybe triumphs and crits - treat the armor as cloth, otherwise treat it as laminate.  

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Mandalorian armor, which isn't in the core - don't expect official stats until... Bounty Hunter career book, maybe? It would probably have cortosis, minimum of 2 soak, and probably 2 or more points in defense.

 

If that is Beskar or made from phrik, sure. Otherwise, you can say it is the heavy battle armor or mechanically works like laminate.

 

Boba Fett's armor has quite a few modifications, so those two would be my best guess without reinventing the wheel.

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Mandalorian armor, which isn't in the core - don't expect official stats until... Bounty Hunter career book, maybe? It would probably have cortosis, minimum of 2 soak, and probably 2 or more points in defense.

Not so sure I'd add a defense stat to it, that's serious.  It isn't a shield generator.   It's the same armor the clones wore, just less of it to account for better movement, thus it's not as tank.  Knock off a point of encumbrance.  That might be mando fan-boy talking. 

on a side note: if a mando catches a non-mando wearing the armor... it's bad juju.

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Mandalorian armor, which isn't in the core - don't expect official stats until... Bounty Hunter career book, maybe? It would probably have cortosis, minimum of 2 soak, and probably 2 or more points in defense.

 

Is that is Beskar or made from phrik, sure. Otherwise, you can say it is the heavy battle armor or mechanically works like laminate.

 

Boba Fett's armor has quite a few modifications, so those two would be my best guess without reinventing the wheel.

 

You could go the heavy route, but I picture more astronaut when I think of that.  The zero G troopers, shock troopers that kinda stuff.  And that's a small ton of encumbrance, and restricted to all get out.  

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I'd go for heavy battle armour. I doubt either of them had proper beskar. You could also go for the laminate route, I guess, either one would work well. Both probably also have the gadgeteer's armour talents thereby increasing both soak and defence.

Additionally they're going to have enhanced optical suite, I assume, and perhaps vacuum seals.

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If you do a google search for new space suit design, you'll see what looks like an old fishbowl design, similar to what Anakin and Ahsoka wear occasionally in the Clone wars, so Armour can be more about materials than bulky coverage.

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In other words from the comments posted thus far you can pretty much make it whatever you feel is appropriate and you'd be safe...............

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Boba's armor at 0 aby is Duraplast which is a very strong metal so heavy would probably be what I would use, to my knowledge Boba never wears a set of actual Beskar armor he does swtich it around 25 aby to durasteel.


 

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Mandalorian armor, which isn't in the core - don't expect official stats until... Bounty Hunter career book, maybe? It would probably have cortosis, minimum of 2 soak, and probably 2 or more points in defense.

 

Is that is Beskar or made from phrik, sure. Otherwise, you can say it is the heavy battle armor or mechanically works like laminate.

 

Boba Fett's armor has quite a few modifications, so those two would be my best guess without reinventing the wheel.

 

You could go the heavy route, but I picture more astronaut when I think of that.  The zero G troopers, shock troopers that kinda stuff.  And that's a small ton of encumbrance, and restricted to all get out.  

 

 

Considering we don't have what was traditionally "powered armor" in previous games, I see the Heavy Armor as heavy, thick plates that cover the whole body, thus the Defense bonus (as it is a form of cover).

 

 

Now, there was a long running discussion years ago with the d20 stats where Boba and Jango has two different suits of armor; if memory serves me correctly, Jango wore Medium Battle Armor while Boba wore Light Battle Armor. The only real difference was the thickness of the plates, placement of the plates, and the modifications.

 

In EotE, we don't have that many full suits (yet), so in reality, you could take a suit of Padded Armor and have that as one type of Mandalorian, while another could be wearing the heavier suits, all based on the role they had.

 

 

I should also add that someone had a thread here in the forum as they were statting up types of Mandalorian Armor if you want something that is "as-is" instead of a suit using stats of laminate with the serial numbers filed off.

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Actually he does upgrade to Mandalorian Iron armour later on. For most of the time it is durasteel. I would do superior heavy armour and add cortosis if you want the Mandalorian Iron version. With some extras of course.

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I think they gave Boba Fett "Heavy Battle Armor" when that other game company statted him out in d20 Saga Edition, which in that game, much like this one, was the heaviest available.

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Dangerous Covenants adds Powered Armour, Combat Armour and Steelskin armour to the mix. So far, I'd still say heavy battle armour remains the best approximation of Manadlorian armour as it has 4 hard points, and the book pretty much says that's what it is.

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Sorry, I can't buy the idea of heavy battle armor for Boba or Jengo.  From the waist down, he's pretty much just covered by a fabric flight suit.  If Boba is wearing heavy battle armor then Oola is wearing *at least* armored clothing, and Stormtroopers are wearing God himself.  Compare the protective coverage of Boba Fett's armor to the picture of Laminate Armor on page 170.  From the waist down, Boba is only protected by armor plates on his crotch and his knees, and he utterly lacks any plate coverage on his upper arms.

 

My view of the situation is this:

Jengo is wearing Armored Clothing, or Laminate at best (notice the better coverage on his legs)

Boba is wearing Armored Clothing.  While you could make the case that his upper body is Laminate, but the lower body is only Heavy Clothing (if that).  Oddly enough, that nets out to the same as Armored Clothing.  (A rank of Defense is potentially as good as Soak, but less reliable in it's effect.)

 

The Fetts aren't uber *because* they wear armor.  They're uber and they *happen* to wear armor.

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Keep in mind that what we see on screen is props, and is adjusted for comfort. Heavy Battle Armor is functionally a combination of laminate and armored clothing. Jango's pants had external armored plates, while Fett's may have been sewn right into the fabric, as standard armored clothing does. The heavy battle armor is also the most customizable of all the armor types, even new ones offered in later releases. Mind you, I need to have a closer look at Suns of Fortune...

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I don't think you're going to get a consensus. I've seen good examples of armoured clothing along with heavy armour or even laminate. Use whichever armour best exemplifies you view of Boba Fett's suit.

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In the immortal words of the renowned philosopher Harry Callahan, opinions and a certain anatomical feature are something everyone has.................. :)

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It says in the CRB that examples of Heavy Battle Armor include Mandalorian Shock Trooper Armor (ie the kind worn by Jango and Boba Fett). Seems pretty clear what FFG intended. Though of course in practice you can use whatever armor you like.

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For now the correct answer is what ever the GM wants it be. If you say Heavy Armor, then to you it is Heavy Armor. I can not look at Boba Fett's armor and see Heavy Armor though. It has no protection for the legs. The guantlets aren't there for protection as much as housing for his special weapons. One thing I am pretty sure of, you can not get a good approximation of his armor by the CRB. This book just does not deal with that sort of thing yet. His torso is a lot more protected than the lower half of his body, so he is essentially wearing different types of armor. Right now the game says you have armor or you don't. Not a rating for torso, and a another rating for legs. It is the same rating everywhere. Now, and I hope, the game may come out with optional hit location rules, then having two different areas of differing values of protection could come in. I have not seen on this thread, and I could have missed it, but I have not seen anyone take into account that Boba Fett will probably be a gadgeteer, and will have boosted the rating of his armor well above the original design specs. That outfit is definitely not factory fresh.

If you look at the dented helmet costuming forum, and other builders of Fett armor, they identify Fett as wearing a flight suit, now that could that could be padded or armored and a flak vest with armored plating. So to me, I wouldn't give his armor too much of a bonus, and add the stuff from Gadgateer. What I really think will Boba Fett the best boost in this game will be the Adversary 3.

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Just sayin... heavy armor and a jet pack makes for an awful lot of encumbrance for someone that's supposed to be mobile. 

Jury Rigged on Heavy Battle Armor results in no Encumbrance when worn.

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