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Gamma097 07-19-2009 01:12 AM

I was watching Episode II the other day...
 
...I noticed a clone trooper say to Mace Windu, "Sir. I have five special commando units awaiting your orders, sir."

If I'm not mistaken, clone commando squads have four members in a squad, not five. Was this an inconsistency error or is there a commando squad that has five members?

By the way, if this thread is in the wrong place, please tell me and I'll move it.

Trench 07-19-2009 01:19 AM

He may have been referring to five squads, with each squad being a unit. Or maybe there was a Commando who's squad had died and he was made a temporary addition to another squad.

CommanderQ 07-19-2009 01:35 AM

^^I would say the same. Typically, 'Unit' is usually referring to a squad or a platoon.

Also, Gamma, I would think you posted this in the right area:)

Astor 07-19-2009 05:19 AM

It's likely referring to a number of squads.

Also, remember that Episode II was made long before Republic Commando was even launched.

SW01 07-19-2009 06:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Te Mirdala Mand'alor (Post 2651909)
He may have been referring to five squads, with each squad being a unit.

Quote:

Originally Posted by CommanderQ (Post 2651916)
Typically, 'Unit' is usually referring to a squad or a platoon.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Astor Kaine (Post 2651943)
It's likely referring to a number of squads.

That's the interpretation I'd take from it too. In a military context I would always take 'unit' to mean, as CQ points out, a group of individuals in a particular regiment or team, rather than the individual him/herself.

Commander Dimal 07-19-2009 11:31 AM

Later in the movie if you look closely during the battle at the place where the gunships are deploying clones you can see Mace Windu leading a group of five clones that look like regular clone troopers. Or maybe some clone commandos chose to where clone trooper armor. Also maybe some clone commando squads had five members.

Gamma097 07-19-2009 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CommanderQ (Post 2651916)
^^I would say the same. Typically, 'Unit' is usually referring to a squad or a platoon.

I always thought of a unit as a single soldier. I guess I was wrong all this time.

CommanderQ 07-19-2009 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gamma097 (Post 2652142)
I always thought of a unit as a single soldier. I guess I was wrong all this time.

I can understandwhy you thought that, though. Most Video Games{Galactic Battlegrounds, sometimes Empire at War} refer singular men as units, as do most RTS video games. It can definately lead to confusion, but...well, now you know the origin so to say:) Hope I've been of help:D

HockeyGoalie35 07-23-2009 10:02 AM

and if u look at the art after you destroy the sepratist cruiser on the prosticutor, you see mace windu with commandos....maybe a concept that didnt make the cut??

Deadshot#1 07-24-2009 02:43 PM

They were talkin bout seperate commando units.


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