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Posted by2 months ago

You see it everywhere: Fan films, fan art, cosplays, games etc. where Mobile task forces (And in extension the rest of the SCP foundation) are depicted as being tacticool paramilitary operators, guns first, actual tactics second. What I dislike about this common depiction is that it goes against basically the entire doctrine and ideas behind the foundation (As described on the wiki). Hell, most mobile task forces (Who's job is to secure and contain/recontain anomalies, not shoot at things) don't even need to be soldiers or require any military equipment, and applying military tactics would in many cases hinder the containment process (You can't just shoot at SCP-173 with your assault rifle, it is literally made of concrete)

Yet the aesthetic prevails, which I think squashes any attempts at creative reimagination and interpretation of these units. Furthermore, it leads to the misconception amongst a lot of people that the SCP foundation is about military operatives shooting at SCPs, something which has only been reinforced by game developers making basically every SCP game into a tactical shooter. In-universe, the use of any military tactics is only reserved for very rare occasions (Most notable being the containment of SCP-682), so I think it's disingenuous to portray them as such.

While there obviously are many creative and unique depictions of the SCP foundation, I think that this paramilitary aesthetic has too much influence on its popular perception despite being often contradicted by the wiki (Such as in the MTF overview), and I'd like to know why from you guys. Is it just because it's a simple idea to cling on to? Is the name of "mobile task force" just particularly evocative of military stuff?


P.S. I would love to see more love given to field agents, they are the coolest SCP personnel IMO

P.P.S Wasn't expecting this post to gain so much attention! I thank you all for your viewpoints and willingness to discuss something which I thought I was the only person who cared about.

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For context, in my world during the Cold War, the US Government established the Strategic Defense Division as an independent, clandestine federal paramilitary force meant to specialize in civil defense who answers to POTUS (yes, I know this sounds very similar to TC’s The Division, I was inspired by it). Their primary mission is the reestablishment of law and order while also safeguarding and executing all continuity of government plans to ensure the continued presence of the federal government even after disaster has struck.

So far, this is their standard issue gear:

Weapons:

  • M4A1 carbine or M16A5 w/180 rounds of ammo (the M16A5 is essentially just an M16A4 but with a collapsible buttstock) (also still debating what kind of optics they should run)

  • Sig Sauer M18 w/100 rounds of ammo (NOTE: ammo is consolidated in Division arms caches spread out in a certain area where all agents can rendezvous/rally at when activated)

  • 6 M4/M16 PMags

  • 4 M18 mags

Uniforms:

  • Dark blue military canvas bomber jackets w/an American flag patch on the left shoulder pocket and 3 SDD patches on both the left and right shoulder pockets as well as the left breast pocket. Above the right breast pocket is a name tape w/the agent’s last name and above the left breast pocket is a “STRATDEF” name tape.

Other Equipment:

  • Holster

  • IFAK

  • War belt

  • Mag pouches

  • Assault pack

  • Chem lights

  • Flare gun w/flares

  • 2-way radio

Special Issue Equipment:

  • Augmented Reality Intelligence Integration System/ARIIS Transponder (capable of advanced, encrypted comms with fellow SDD agents, GPS, radar, data collection, etc.)

  • ARIIS System Support Watch/SSW (black, conservative watch meant to help support and augment ARIIS. Capable of also getting biometric data, GPS, radar, encrypted comms, etc.)

  • ARIIS Visual Emitter and Contact Lenses (allows agents to gain a tactical advantage in a fire fight as well as helping ID friendlies, search for people/items, etc.)

Other than the Special Issue Equipment, agents are free to customize their individual gear to fit their specific needs due to the SDD casting a wide, covert recruitment net across American society in order to get as many people from all trades and walks of life as possible (e.g. a farmer recruited into the SDD would probably specialize in agriculture, an engineer would be focused on helping restore and defend civilian infrastructure, etc.). But my question is, for a paramilitary civil defense organization that’s suppose to be clandestine, what else should they be equipped with? Would more tactical gear like plate carriers be of much use or are they good with just running around with a war belt? What else should I consider?

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