Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Eastern Bloc Soviet Independent States (pt I)*

This is a concept I've been playing w/ for many years, a supplement for Palladium Book's 1st Ed. Robotech RPG focused on the reborn Soviet state known as the E.B.S.I.S. (Eastern Bloc Soviet Independent States).  All of the 1st ed. books are long out of print but regularly available on Ebay and Amazon. 2nd Ed. doesn't include them unfortunately. This first post will be a collection of 1st ed. references from these books and the Palladium Weapons Compendiums.  Later posts will be O.C.C.'s (Occupational Character Classes), gear, vehicles, history, etc.

Macross Era:

Book II: RDF Manual 
Pg 28-32  This includs a history of the E.B.S.I.S., Soviet Mecha (both stolen/modified RDF and Zentraedi), Soviet Aircraft Carrier (CVS Iepetus), Conventional Aircraft (including the MiG-23, MiG-29E, and MiG-25). Several of the random adventures include Soviet forces.

Book VII: New World Order
Pg 28-30 An overview of the E.B.S.I.S Aswan Base in Africa including mecha, vehicles, troops, and major NPC's.Southern Cross/Masters Era mecha are included in the list detailed in Ghost Ship and Southern Cross. 

Book IX: Strike Force
Pg 25-27: T-99 Surgut Battloid
Pg 43-44: E.B.S.I.S. Infiltration Operative.
Pg 98-99: Soviet supplied black market in South America

Adventure: Ghost Ship
Pg 40-43 Details on the Soviet presence in space, mecha, & privateers. Random encounters include several E.B.S.I.S. conflicts.

Southern Cross/Masters Era:

Book IV: Southern Cross
Pg 71-75 These pages include an updated status of the E.B.S.I.S, their remaining RDF/Zentraedi mecha, and specs on the three Soviet battloids (mentioned above)

New Generation/Invid Invasion Era:

The book states that the E.B.S.I.S was completely annihilated during the Invid onslaught. A later book includes some survivors/splinter groups that details equipment that can be used for the S.C. era above.

Adventure: Lancer's Rockers
 Pg 8-9: E.B.S.I.S. Military O.C.C.
Pg 35-40:  Military vehicles, body armor, weapons, and alternate mecha.
Random Encounters throughout the book.


The Compendium of Contemporary Weapons includes numerous Soviet/Warsaw Pact firearms, heavy weapons, and armor including the T-72, BRDM-2, and BMD.  Stats would need to be modified from the SDC to MDC system since a typical tank in Robotech has 200 MDC.

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