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Nepleslian Space Marine Corps Training Manual

The NSMC Training Manual is a guide for members of the Nepleslian Space Marine Corps that marines the basics on fighting and being ready to fight. It is sometimes referred to as the “Nep-Fu” guide.


The NSMC Training Manual was first introduced in YE 33. In YE 45 it got an overhaul to the current version.

Section 1: Introduction

Welcome to the Nepleslian Space Marine Corps Training Manual, aka “How to Survive and Become a Space Badass!” If you're reading this, congratulations on making it this far! As part of the Nepleslian Space Marine Corps, it's your duty to defend our beloved nation from all manner of space threats. From the vicious space pirates to the tentacled interstellar nasties, you'll be well-equipped to kick ass and chew bubblegum. And trust us, there's never enough gum to go around.

Section 2: Martial Arts Techniques

Martial arts are essential for any marine looking to survive in the cold, dark vacuum of space. Lucky for you, we've handpicked a few techniques that'll make you a lean, mean, space-fighting machine.

2.1 Close Quarters Combat (CQC)

Whether you're aboard a cramped spaceship or duking it out in a narrow asteroid tunnel, close quarters combat is essential for any marine. The CQC training program combines elements from various martial arts, including but not limited to:

  • Boxing: Get in close and pummel your enemies with devastating combinations.
  • Krav Maga: Focused on disabling your opponent with maximum efficiency.
  • Judo: Know how to throw your enemies around like a space ragdoll.

2.2 Grappling Techniques

In space, no one can hear you scream… but they can definitely see you choke out your enemies with a well-executed grappling technique.

  • Rear Naked Choke: Sneak up behind your enemy and apply a textbook choke. Remember, the tighter, the better.
  • Armbar: Catch your opponent's arm and apply pressure. Their limb will thank you later. Or not.

Section 3: Effective Places to Hit

When you're fighting against alien scum and space ruffians, it's important to know where to hit for maximum effect. Here's a quick rundown of some key targets:

  • Head: Aim for the eyes, nose, or jaw for a potentially fight-ending blow. Remember, the brain is the control center, so scramble it well.
  • Throat: A well-placed strike here can cause some serious damage, or at least buy you some time to escape or follow up.
  • Solar Plexus: Located just below the sternum, a solid hit here can knock the wind out of your opponent's space sails.
  • Nuts: You don't want your enemies to have children, do you? Hell no.

Section 4: Weapons Training

As a Nepleslian Space Marine, you'll need to be proficient in a variety of weapons. Here's a brief overview of some of the tools of the trade.

4.1 Knives

Never underestimate the power of a sharp blade. A well-placed stab or slash can mean the difference between victory and defeat. Remember, “In space, no one can hear you cut the cheese.”

4.2 Axes

When you need to hack your way through the competition (or a stubborn bulkhead), an axe is your best friend. Just remember to swing responsibly.

4.3 Firearms

From sidearms to assault rifles, knowing how to handle a firearm is essential for any marine. Remember to practice trigger discipline: keep your finger off the trigger until you're ready to shoot. Treat every weapon as if it were loaded, and never point it at something you don't intend to destroy.

Section 5: Safety and Responsibility

Now that you've learned how to kick ass, it's important to remember that with great power comes great responsibility. Space may be a dangerous place, but we're all in this together. Look out for your fellow marines, follow orders, and don't forget to maintain your equipment. As the old saying goes, “A clean gun is a happy gun, and a happy gun makes for a happy marine.”

Section 6: Mental and Physical Conditioning

Being a Nepleslian Space Marine isn't just about knowing how to fight; it's about having the mental and physical fortitude to endure the harshest conditions and the toughest battles.

6.1 Physical Conditioning

You're going to need strength, speed, and endurance to survive in space. Our comprehensive training program will ensure you're in peak physical condition. Key elements include:

  • Cardiovascular training: Whether you're sprinting through a collapsing space station or chasing down a slippery foe, good cardio will save your life.
  • Strength training: Space marines need to be strong to carry heavy weapons, drag injured comrades, and deliver devastating blows.
  • Flexibility: Dodge incoming attacks, navigate tight spaces, and keep your body limber to avoid injuries.

6.2 Mental Conditioning

Fighting in space can take a toll on even the toughest marine. It's important to develop mental resilience to withstand the pressures of combat and the challenges of extended space missions. Techniques to improve mental conditioning include:

  • Meditation: Learn to clear your mind and focus on the task at hand.
  • Visualization: Mentally rehearse combat scenarios to better prepare for real-life situations.
  • Stress management: Develop coping mechanisms to handle the inevitable stress that comes with being a space marine.

Section 7: Teamwork and Communication

A marine is only as good as their squad. To be effective, you must learn to work as a cohesive unit. Here are some guidelines for effective teamwork and communication:

  • Always know your role within the squad and execute it to the best of your ability.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, whether it's through hand signals, voice, or other means.
  • Trust your fellow marines, and always have their backs. They'll have yours too.

Section 8: Reacting to Being Attacked

In the heat of battle, it's not a question of if you'll be attacked, but when. Knowing how to react quickly and efficiently can be the difference between life and death. In this section, we'll cover some key principles and tactics for reacting to enemy attacks.

8.1 Assess the Situation

When under attack, it's crucial to quickly assess the situation. Determine the following:

  • The source of the attack: Is it an enemy sniper, an ambush, or an all-out assault?
  • The threat level: How dangerous is the attack? Are you facing a lone assailant or an overwhelming force?
  • Your available resources: What weapons, cover, and allies do you have at your disposal?

8.2 Find Cover

In the words of a wise, old space marine, “Cover is your best friend when bullets start flying.” When under fire, immediately seek cover to protect yourself from enemy fire. Consider the following:

  • Solid cover: Look for thick walls, large rocks, or other substantial barriers that can shield you from gunfire and explosions.
  • Concealment: If solid cover isn't available, find something that can at least hide your position from the enemy, like bushes or smoke.
  • Use the environment: In space or on an alien planet, the environment can be as deadly as your enemies. Use it to your advantage whenever possible.

8.3 Return Fire

Once you've found cover, it's time to return the favor. Engage your attackers with controlled, accurate fire. Keep in mind:

  • Prioritize targets: Focus on the most immediate threats, such as those closest to you or those with heavy weapons.
  • Conserve ammunition: In the heat of battle, it can be tempting to let loose with a hail of bullets. But remember, you can't kill the enemy with an empty magazine. Aim carefully and make each shot count.
  • Coordinate with your squad: Work together to suppress and flank the enemy. Teamwork is critical to success in combat.

8.4 Retreat and Regroup

Sometimes, discretion is the better part of valor. If you're overwhelmed or outgunned, it may be wise to retreat and regroup with your squad. Consider the following when executing a tactical withdrawal:

  1. Maintain fire superiority: As you retreat, lay down suppressive fire to keep the enemy's heads down and buy yourself time.
  2. Use smoke and other obscurants: Deploy smoke grenades or other devices to obscure the enemy's vision and make your escape.
  3. Communicate: Inform your squad of your intentions and coordinate your withdrawal. A well-executed retreat can allow you to fight another day.

Remember, marine, the key to surviving an attack is to stay calm, think quickly, and act decisively.

Section 9: Conclusion

Congratulations, marine! You've made it through the Nepleslian Space Marine Corps Training Manual. By now, you should have a solid understanding of the martial arts techniques, weapons, and safety procedures that'll keep you alive out there in the void. Just remember, the training doesn't stop here. Keep honing your skills, maintain your equipment, and always stay vigilant. The Kagami Galaxy is a dangerous place, but with your newfound knowledge and determination, you'll be well-equipped to face any threat it throws at you.

Now, get out there and show 'em what you're made of, marine! And remember: “In space, no one can hear you kick ass.”

OOC Notes

Wes created this article on 2023/03/17 18:00.

Approved 2023/03/19. This is a living document that can always be improved on. Post any suggestions or ideas you have in its Approval Thread.

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