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Sledge

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Coming through!
Operator Information
Affiliation:
Team:
Attack
Operator Role:
Real Name:
Seamus Cowden
Birthdate:
(1982-04-02) April 2, 1982 (age 39)
Birthplace:
Scotland John O'Groats
Height:
1.92m
Weight:
95kg
Released:
Launch (2015-12-01)
Renown price:
Free
500 SE
1,000 SE
1,500 SE
2,000 SE
10% off SP
R6 Credit price:
300
270 SP
Has Elite Skin:
Yes
Availability:
Casual
Ranked
Competitive
Base Stats
Armor:
Medium
Speed:
Medium
Difficulty:
Easy

Seamus "Sledge" Cowden is an attacking operator included in the original release of Rainbow Six Siege.

Unique Gadget[edit]

The Caber (Tactical Breaching Hammer)
The Breaching Hammer is capable of making doors in destructible walls and instantly destroying barricades. Additionally, the Breaching Hammer can be used as a melee weapon and to destroy barbed wire.
Charges:
Counters: 
 25
 Castle Maestro
Forged machined head for hammering and ramming with maximum damage and minimum slip. Molded fiberglass handle with two molded rings equally spaced to create stoppers preventing the operator's hands from slipping when ramming or swinging at objects. Forged crowbar end.

Weapons[edit]

Primary[edit]

12-gauge pump action shotgun favored by SAS, optimal at close range.
Damage:
Rate of fire:
Mobility:
Capacity:
Total ammunition:
 48
 Pump-action
 50
 7
 36 PVP (85 TH)
Assault rifle favored by SAS for medium to long range combat. Takes 5.56x45mm rounds.
Damage:
Rate of fire:
Mobility:
Magazine size:
Total ammunition:
 47 (39 Sup)
 670 RPM
 50
 30
 241 PVP (271 TH)

Secondary[edit]

S.A.S. 9mm handgun with a large magazine. Packs a good punch for short to medium range assaults.
Damage:
Rate of fire:
Mobility:
Magazine size:
Total ammunition:
 50 (42 Sup)
 Semi-automatic
 50
 15
 61 PVP (136 TH)
Small sized submachine gun with a high rate of fire. Lethal package in disciplined hands.
Damage:
Rate of fire:
Mobility:
Magazine size:
Total ammunition:
 35 (30 Sup)
 1270 RPM
 50
 16
 97 PVP (241 TH)

Equipment[edit]

Frag Grenade
Fragmentation grenade that explodes shortly after the pin is pulled.
Quantity:
 2
Stun Grenade
Delivers a non-lethal explosion that blinds nearby people.
Quantity:
 3

Lore[edit]

Background[edit]

Coming through!
Seamus "Sledge" Cowden
Born in the far north of Scotland, Cowden's military father and nurse mother moved to Inverness with him and his three siblings when he was five. His athleticism elevated him to the position of Captain of the 1998 Scotland National under-20 Rugby Union Team. Following a long family tradition of military service, Cowden joined the 3rd UK Mechanised Division of the British Army at age 18. His drive and physique suit the divisions's historical nickname of "Iron Sides." Cowden's first assignment was in the Armoured Division where he studied engineering and specialized in upgrading the infantry combat vehicles. From there, he developed various breaching tactics. After five years of active duty, he was recruited into the SAS, where he holds multiple records in speed and strength. An expert in mechanical, ballistic, explosive and thermal breaching strategies, Cowden is the operator to choose for quick and relatively silent destruction.
In-Game, Ubisoft

Psychological Report[edit]

It's part of my job to understand where the country shapes the person and Specialist Seamus "Sledge" Cowden seems indelibly shaped by the rugged terrain where he was born. It isn't just his imposing presence and athleticism. I can't help but feel that his personality evokes the wilderness as well. He's stoic and proud, though he admits that he can be hot-headed at times. Field reports describe his courage, leadership, and extensive operational experience as much as they mention his unpredictability. He's much more than a "gentle giant as some suggest. […]

Cowden is something of a raconteur, and for much of our discussion, he told me one rowdy tale after another. When he was twelve he cobbled a hang glider together out of boat sails and launched himself off his house. He broke both ankles. During military training, he accidently collapsed his entire sleeping barrack while testing a new breaching technique, and another time he sank a captain's motorcycle by riding it off the pier because he wanted to see how far it would travel on the surface - not far, I gather. His stories aren't just to entertain. They help to establish a comfortable connection. It's such a casual, offhand leadership style. […]

Cowden views his fellow operators as family, Specialist Mike "Thatcher" Baker in particular, who he credits for convincing him to switch to the Caber. Numerous Rainbow operators refer to Sledge as one of the easiest operators to work with. […]

Overall, Cowden is easy-going and unpretentious, though he get ruffled at the mention of politics. A self-proclaimed news junkie, he doesn't shy away from debates. In fact, it's the reason he joined the military, and why one of his brother is currently an elected MP. Cowden understands that while on assignment Rainbow operators don't voice their political opinions and so far there hasn't been any issues. We should trust that he can control his hot-headedness. At least before he's down at the pub.

Dr. Harishva "Harry" Pandey, Director of Rainbow

Training[edit]

  • British Army: 1st (UK) Armoured Division
  • HND in Automotive Engineering
  • 22nd Engineer Regiment RE

Relevant Experience[edit]

  • British Army: 3rd (UK) Mechanised Division
  • Operation Telic
  • Operation Herrick

Notes[edit]

Device: Tactical Breaching Hammer "The Caber"
Operator: Specialist Seamus "Sledge" Cowden
Evaluation Lead: Specialist Seamus "Sledge" Cowden

I'm told you wanted to have a looksee at my Brucie. Why? No offense, Mira, but I don't need someone mucking about with my Caber, trying to make it look sexier. When Mike's uncle built it for me (sorry... Specialist bloody Mike "Thatcher" bloody Baker), he damn well made me forge the thing over and over again until we got it right. It's a solid piece, no forge weld to introduce weak points. It's made with a differential heat treatment to better transmit the shock of blows along the core and the shaft is covered in fiberglass molded to my handspan for better grip. It's a solid 4140 steal, built for shock and stress, balanced to prevent it from being too top heavy. I don't need laser sights put on the damn thing, and I can promise you that if any of your techies come near Brucie, as the saying goes, "it will kill."

Specialist Seamus "Bloody Sledge" Cowden

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
3.4.0
  • The throw curve of both the Frag grenades and Stun grenades has been changed to be easier and more comfortable to use
    • As a result they can be thrown further
3.3.2
3.3.0
3.2.0
  • Operators now move faster with a pistol out
2.4.0
2.3.0
  • Sledge's Hammer can now more easily connect with the environment
5.2
5.0
  • The ACOG has been removed as an attachment from the SMG-11
3.0
  • Sledge's Breach Charges have been replaced with Stun Grenades
2.3
2.0
  • Swing speed of the breaching hammer has been significantly increased
1.0
  • New Operator

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