Name: Forward Command Center
Type: Rothana Heavy Engineering Mobile Forward Command Center
Length: 4.5 meters
Skill: Repulsorlift Operation: Forward Command Center
Crew Skill: Repulsorlift Operation 4D
Passengers: 4 (troops)
Cargo Capacity: 50 kilograms
Consumables: 1 day
Cost: 105,000 (new), 68,500 (used)
Altitude Range: Ground level-2 meters
Move: 28; 80 kmh
Body Strength: 3D
Hypertransceivers: Allows Forward Command Centers to communicate with orbiting warships and with Republic Command on Coruscant.
Communications Jammer: They are also fitted with com jammers to help prevent enemy spotters from dispatching their location to other hostile units. An enemy being jammed must make an opposed Communications roll against the Forward Command Centers communications operator. The Forward Command Centres gains bonus dice to jam, based on how many firing arcs are being jammed: All arcs +0D, Three arcs +1D, Two arcs +2D, One arc +3D, Focused jamming +4D.
Background: During the Clone Wars, the Grand Army of the Republic made use of Forward Command Centers, mobile command stations that were established by clone troopers on the front lines of the planet Geonosis during the first battle of the war. Grand Master Yoda oversaw the overall battle from the Forward Command Center as the Jedi took on the role of de facto generals of the clone army.
The center had a circular design and contained multiple computer screens that allowed clone troopers to issue orders to other locations, including clone crews commanding artillery such as Self-Propelled Heavy Artillery Turbolasers. While a commanding officer such as a Clone Commander, Jedi General, or senator could staff the center, during the Battle of Christophsis and Second Battle of Geonosis, only regular clone troopers were present at the Forward Command Center.
From a Forward Command Center, a Clone Commander and their Jedi officer could direct the Galactic Republic’s forces against their enemies. Additionally, it could serve as a command center for a Galactic Senate relief mission. The centers also had small ramps that could be raised off the ground for easier access to Republic Gunships.
Appearances: Episode II Attack of the Clones