Each system has addressed Stormtroopers slightly differently. - Stormtroopers(in WEG) are certainly a cut above the average; however, despite being called the elites of the New Order, these guys are pretty much on par with your average Imperial Army trooper; in d20, there a varying levels for Stormtroopers, making them more of a challenge, potentially, for high-level PCs. - Imperial Army Troopers; while not the shock troops of the Empire, these guys have a fairly well-rounded skillset in the WEG sourcebooks for non-heroics and are about even in combat prowess with the stormtroops; I don't honestly remember ever seeing the Army in d20 stuff. What about anyone else? - Navy Troopers; these guys are jokes, yet accurately depicted based on their training to preform only the most basic grunt functions - hangar security, cell security, munitions guards, etc.; d20 Navy guys have just a few Thug levels as I recall, like stormtroopers, but not as many. - Death Star Troopers; supposed to be better than the average Stormtrooper or Army conscript, trained in many forms of combat, and quite deadly with a blaster, and WEG depicts this quite well in their game stats; Death Star Troopers in d20 are scary, too, shown as level 4 Soldiers in the Rebellion Era Sourcebook! So GM out there - how do you handle these NPCs? Do you like to have your Stormtroopers with some heroic levels to reinforce the feel of "elite"? (I've heard of some GMs statting their Stormies around 3-5th level!) What about the Army and Navy, or even the Death Star Troopers? For the purposes of challenging the part, how do you typically use them? Has anyone ever done anything unique and given Stormtroopers/Army/Navy a Force Point or some other kind of ace in their sleeve to use against the PCs? Do you have a particular group that is more often than not known as the canon fodder? Do you even bother to remember the other branches, since the Stormtroopers outnumber both the Navy and the Army, and chose to use the more recognizable Stormtrooper? Personally, I think the d20 Stormtrooper stat blocks work fine. Occasionally, I like to give a Stormy Sergant a level of Solider or Noble or something, but nothing too drastic. I'd never really paid much attention to them before, probably either confusing them with the Navy Troopers or simply assuming them to be weak security guards, but apparently, the Death Star Troopers are the ones that are the best of the best. I really need to start using them somehow in my game.