Assault troopers were a variant of the Galactic Empire's stormtroopers. They wore standard white stormtrooper armor with yellow markings. With the yellow markings, the armor somewhat resembled the armor worn by Phase I Clone trooper commanders.
Assault Troopers were known to assault key Rebel Alliance bases, carry out head on attacks, escorts and usually found themselves combating Rebel SpecForces on a few occasions when ambushed. They were notable for their fierce brutality in the Battle of Restuss.[source?]
This type of soldier was constantly tasked with launching full-scale invasions of enemy planets and cities. Troopers of this variant specialized in full frontal assaults, open confrontations and search and destroy missions, sending in massive battalions at a time.[source?]
Despite the fierce reputation of Assault Troopers, they were quite vulnerable to the Rebel Alliance's guerrilla warfare tactics, they were favored by hit-and-run attacks organized by Rebel commandos.[source?]
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided (First appearance)