Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 15 STR 5 12- Lift 200 kg; 3d6 HTH Damage  15 DEX 10 12- 15 CON 5 12- 10 INT 0 11- PER Roll 11-/12- 10 EGO 0 11- 15 PRE 5 12- PRE Attack: 3d6 6 OCV 15 5 DCV 10 3 OMCV 0 3 DMCV 0 4 SPD 20 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 6+8 PD 4 Total: 6/14 PD (0/8 rPD) 6+8 ED 4 Total: 6/14 ED (0/8 rED) 6 REC 2 30 END 2 10 BODY 0 30 STUN 5 Total Characteristic Cost: 87 Movement: Running: 12m/24m Leaping: 4m/8m Swimming: 4m/8m Cost Powers & Skills 50 Combine Issue Weaponry: see text 14 Combat Vest: Resistant Protection (8 PD/8 ED); OIF (-½), Requires A Roll (12- roll; covers Hit Locations 9-14; -¼) 3 Airfilter: LS (Expanded Breathing); OIF (helmet/mask; -½) 7 Radio: Radio Perception/Transmission (Radio Group); OIF (helmet/mask; -½) 2 Observant: +1 PER with Sight Group 10 Vocoder: Hearing Group Images, -4 to PER Rolls, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½); Set Effect (only to disguise user's voice; -1), OIF (helmet/mask; -½) Perks 2 Fringe Benefit: Local Police Powers 1 Fringe Benefit: Law Enforcement Rank 1 Fringe Benefit: Weapon Permit Skills 3 Combat Driving 12- 1 Computer Programming 8- 3 Interrogation 12- 2 KS: Combine Law And Procedure 11- 2 KS: Combine Overwatch Customs 11- 2 Navigation (Land) 11- 2 PS: Combine Overwatch Soldier 11- 3 Systems Operation 11- 3 TF: Common Motorized Ground Vehicles, Helicopters, Wheeled Military Vehicles 3 Tactics 11- 3 Teamwork 12- 4 WF: Energy Weapons, Small Arms Total Powers & Skill Cost: 121 Total Cost: 208 175+ Matching Complications (50) 10 Distinctive Features: Combine Overwatch Uniform (Easily Concealed; Always Noticed and Causes Major Reaction [fear]; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 20 Hunted: Combine Overwatch Very Frequently (Mo Pow; NCI; Watching) 25 Psychological Complication: Total Loyalty To the Combine (Very Common; Total) 20 Social Limitation: Subject To Orders (Very Frequently; Major) Total Complication Points: 50 Experience Points: 33
Background/History: Overwatch soldiers are humans who have agreed to submit to certain Combine medical procedures. These procedures include the removal of all genitalia, memory wipes, and the implanting of cybernetic devices in the head, throat, and torso. The result is an almost perfectly loyal soldier.
Personality/Motivation: Overwatch soldiers seem to be fully and totally dedicated to the Combine and its aims. They appear to be indoctrinated at regular intervals and unlike Civil Protection don’t suffer from second thoughts about what they are doing. That said, Administrator Wallace Breen does admonish and berate Overwatch forces at one point for their failure to capture Doctor Gordon Freeman, indicating a possibility they may still have some vestiges of their original personalities left.
Quote: "Priority alert. Nova Prospekt exogen breach. Perimeter communication status zero. Internal stabilization team deploy sterilizers in suspected infection blocks; A5, A7, B2."
Powers/Tactics: Overwatch soldiers are very well-armed and armored, with heavy body armor and automatic weapons. They work in squads of four to six, and usually consist of individuals armed with the MP7 with one man armed with the SPAS-12 and another with the OSIPR. All may have grenades and will use them to flush out hidden combatants. Anyone too close to effectively shoot will struck with the butt of a weapon.
When attacking, Overwatch soldiers will cover each other’s advance with bursts of weapons fire, try to cover multiple quarters if staying in a group, look for cover if a grenade is tossed their way, and will broadcast “Outbreak, outbreak, outbreak!” when a unit is down to it’s last member. While they don’t have the constant radio chatter of CP units, Overwatch members will talk to each other, using code words, so that the squad knows what is going on at all times.
Appearance: The typical Overwatch solider wears a dark blue-gray uniform with sectional pieces of padding on the limbs. Heavy body armor is worn over the torso along with a dark-colored helmet similar to what Civil Protection uses.
Designer's Notes: Combine Overwatch soldiers appear in Valve Software’s Half Life 2 series of games. Much of the information here was taken from direct game play, as well as the Combine OverWiki, found at http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page. The stats given here are a mix of conjecture, game play descriptions, and an attempt to present in-game concepts in a manner consistent with the HERO System.
Note: This version of a Combine Overwatch soldier is tougher than the ones who appear in Half Life 2 due to the inclusion of body armor.
(Combine Overwatch created by Valve Software, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
Half Life 2 Weapons List | Zero-Point Energy Field Manipulator | Civil Protection | Combine Overwatch | Combine Gunship | Combine Hunter | Combine Strider | Antlion, Soldier | Antlion, Worker | Barnacle | Headcrab | Headcrab Zombie | Fast Headcrab | Fast Headcrab Zombie | Poison Headcrab | Poison Headcrab Zombie
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