Clone troopers were an army of identical, genetically-modified clones, created to serve in the Grand Army of the Republic during the conflict that came to be known as the Clone Wars. Grown and raised in the laboratories and facilities of Kamino, the clone troopers were trained throughout the first ten years of their lives to become one of the most efficient military forces in galactic history. Bred for the sole purpose of combat, the clones were indoctrinated with unwavering obedience to the Galactic Republic and—more specifically—their Commander-in-Chief, the Supreme Chancellor.
During the Clone Wars, the clone troopers proved themselves superior to the Confederacy of Independent Systems' droid army, winning many engagements despite losing much of their numbers whilst fighting alongside the Jedi Order. Their exploits were known far and wide across the galaxy, and they were widely known by their deeds to much of the galaxy. Unfortunately, the deed they were remembered by the most would be their participation in the dreaded Order 66, which saw the troopers turning against the Jedi, killing many of them according to the plan of Darth Sidious. In the founding of the Galactic Empire, the clone troopers were slowly phased out and replaced by the stormtroopers, though some of them saw use within the Empire as both instructors and stormtroopers themselves.
Battle vs. Jiralhanae (by Thebiguglyalien)
"Come on, men. Keep moving. The base isn't far." The clones continued to slip through the trees, stopping only to make sure they were not being followed. This went along fine until...
"Commander, do you here something?" they stopped.
"A starship is coming in on top of us."
"It doesn't look like it. I've never seen a ship like that before."
The ship was coming down fast. It glided down until it was only a short distance from the clone troopers.
"Should we investigate?"
"Negative, soldier. There are guns on that ship. It's best to wait until we can get some backup."
"Sir! They're jumping out of the ship!"
"Private, if those are Wookies, than they're the tallest Wookies I've ever seen." The soldiers quietly observed the unknown creatures.
"I'm smelling something," one of them uttered.
"What? What is it?"
"Humans... they're close."
"Well let's find them!" The brutes drew their rifles, and kept them ready.
"Sir," a clone said, "They're going to find us! And it looks like they have blasters. Probably modified illegally."
"We were made to fight," the commander said, "So let's fight." The clones burst out from their hiding spots, and started blasting fire everywhere. The brutes spun around, and started shooting.
The clones ducked behind the trees, waiting to ambush the brutes.
"Throw your thermal detonators!" the Commander shouted. The troopers all set their detonators, and lobbed them at the brutes. This created a wave of explosions, hindering the brutes.
The brutes returned the favor by blasting a clone with a mauler.
"Men, they're breaking our front line, fall back! Regroup fifteen meters up!" The soldiers swiftly shot back and managed to get a solid line in front of the brutes. Then suddenly, a beam of energy, and a clone dropped.
"Snipers! Get d... AAA!" The Commander was hit by a sniper. The rest of the clones hit the ground to avoid the sniper fire.
"You hide like cowards," a brute rang, "We shall kill you!" They threw spike grenades, but the efforts were wasted; no casualties.
The brutes marched through the trees, firing their rifles at anything that moved. However, they were not coordinated, and the clever clones had an idea. They crept around the brutes, and came in from behind.
"FIRE!" the clones discharged their rifles, and some brutes dropped.
"You will not kill me!" The final brute jeered.
"I wouldn't be so sure about that," a clone said. He brought the sights to his visor, and pulled the trigger...
Though the brutes were strong, the clones were simply better trained, and had more efficient weapons. The brutes depended mainly on their savage instincts, while the clones relied on advanced military training. In addition, the clones were able to put in much more firepower in a medium range combat, which made up most of the fight.