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Gunner's Armor

Worn by soldiers of Gunner Legion and officers of Valonia Empire, it is a standard Valonian/Krin legionary armor, with the capability of a musketeer. It can protects wearer against all sorts of attacks and to be easier to recognize, creating the feel of harmony to friends, and the fear to foes.

Basic Appearance

The basic dress is what first makes the uniform so reddish: a red tunic and sandals. Then, they have to wear one of two types of armor, depending on the situation:

Segmental Armor
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It is made of iron plates riveted to a heavy leather strap on the inside of the harness so they won't break during a fight. Covering shoulders and ribs, the armor offers very good protection against both slashing and stabbing weapons. It can also deflect some projectiles such as arrows, but might not quite good when against bullets.

Furthermore, It's designed to be segmented into four parts for easier carrying, and also be able to produce in such large quantity for large armies, making it much cheaper compared to any other type.

Mail Armor
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The mail armor is made of metal rings hooked altogether into a single piece of cloth that can cover shoulders, chest, and part of the lower body. Unlike segmental armor, it has poorly projectile protection. Any bullet, or arrow if narrow enough, could easily be penetrating. An additional cloth could solve this problem as a whole.

Preferred by much higher rank officers, this type of armor can be worn like a shirt, making it very comfortable. However, the mail armor is expensive due to its difficulty to produce and the skilled craftsmen required to mend it.

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Helmet

The signature iron helmet offers maximum protection to the soldier's head; A neck plate, cheek pieces, and browband all help cushion the blow of an enemy weapon. A higher-rank officer includes the colored feather crest attached on top, making them being recognized easier in the public and the battlefield.


Loadout & Other Equipments

The belt is made of leather and has metal plates for both decoration and reinforcement. at the front is an apron of leather straps decorated with metal discs and pendants, which its tip craved an illustration of the Emblem of Val.

Crystal Musket, the primary weapon, is hanging on the right side with a shoulder strap, as well as containers of bullets and purple powder, and the old-fashioned gladius/dagger on the left. However, ordinary gunners can't use scutum to protect their exposed limbs. so the role goes to protector instead.

Coins, clothes, a wax tablet, and other personal belongings are being carried in several bags and a net. Those things are mostly kept inside the camp which they might not be able to take during—or after the engagement.

The Scutum

Scutum by Adcheryl

Manufacturing

It's produced by Ferrum Faber, the semi civilian-owned smith community—with supervisors for regulation. The system of blueprint distribution makes the job faster while keeping good quality. By metal sheeting, forging, and assembling separately done by each of the members, the result is top-notch products in no time.

All armors and equipments are stored in arsenals around the country, with the biggest one at Rondius Fort.

History

Before the invention of guns, the Valonia and the Empire of Kritus, a cultural rivalry, had the identical legion; Both uniform and tactics, only the color scheme was different.

This wasn't until the Age of Wealth and Peace (210 - 30 BVE) The Valonian's economy was skyrocketed without involving in wars whatsoever, causing their uniform to be the same as hundred years prior. Unlike Krin, who fought against former foes—trying to reclaim what they're losing. It'd be the reason that ended the wealthy age as well.

After the successful stormping of Rondius Fort during their revolution in 15 BVE, they acquired lots of Krin armors which had been used in the army to fight them back. By reverse-engineering the Valonians could continue their production without the involvement of then-defeated Kritus.

Not much thing was developed since as the armor seem to resist many weapons at the time. Although it's not much bulletproof, the only gunner legion's nation in the world don't need to worry about it anyway.


Variations

Everyone who participates in the military of Valonia, regardless of how rank they are, needs a specific set of armor. It is very important since it can be used for both rank recognization and body protection.

Enforcer

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Enforcer
A mail armor, a baton, and a scutum, it's designed to increase the wearer's agility. Comes with equipments that not causing death to the criminals but teaching them a lesson. If possible, a handful of bullets would be the answer.

Catasturion

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Catasturion
A mail armor made of Amethium, the strongest material Valonian have ever made which can emit a slight purple, help creating an outstanding look to the general of the mighty legion, with an enhancement from a crest made of red feather.

Valegion

Valegion by Adcheryl

Valegion
Catasturion but cooler; The blacken chest plate and mail suit entirely made of Amethium, with a fancy purple feather crest, and early-bird equipments. Purple is considered a royal color and thus being applied to represent themselves as the royal guards.

Owning Armor

Everyone who first joins the Valonian army is given the standard Segmental Armor. It can be mended for free but can't be lost. At the end of service, veterans can send it back to the office, or spend an amount of Sarts to keep it as a medal of honor. They may pass it down to their children, who would become the next soldier like themselves.

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Legionary by Adcheryl

(He forgot his belt! D:)
Item type
Armor
Owning Organization
Raw materials & Components
  • Metals: Iron, brass, Amethium
  • Leathers

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    Author's Notes

    The entry of Custume Challenge. Feedbacks are very much welcomed!

    16/5/2021 - Artworks and cover added.
    19/5/2021 - More artworks added and official published!
    29/5/2021 - Some re-editing and minor article updated
    6/6/2021 - Quick history added


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    9 May, 2021 22:41

    Already a nice article even though you are still working on it! You have already made a fine description of the pieces of the armor and the different types used. Nice read!

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    10 May, 2021 02:40

    Thank you! :D

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    16 May, 2021 17:33

    Oh cool update with the images now! Roman like soldiers with guns I like it :D

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    17 May, 2021 08:36

    Still need more artwork though, but once again thanks! :3

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    10 May, 2021 07:27

    Great start pf the article :D I like how you described the different pieces of the armours.   Some ideas of things to add:   You talk about projection from arrow but not from muskets. Are they the only one with that technology?   " The higher-rank helmet will get a colored feather on top." Do the colours have specific meaning? I think you can develop more on how ranks are identified and what symbols they wear on their apron and their meaning.

    13 May, 2021 05:03

    Glad you like it! :D (Sorry for the long waiting)   Like you guessed, the empire is the only one that uses guns in the army since they control the only source of explosive material which is the key factor without knowing of the outsider. So they don't worry much about it.   The color in feathers I'll detail later after I finish the college exam.

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    15 May, 2021 18:21

    How did you do the side by side paragraphs?

    15 May, 2021 18:55

    I'm using [row] BBcode. A format in the editor look like so:   [row]
    [col]This is the left column.[/col]
    [col]And this is the right column![/col]
    [/row]
      Hope this would be helpful! :D

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    15 May, 2021 19:00

    Cool, thanks. I'll try it on some of my articles

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    17 May, 2021 08:09

    Like the Roman inspiration

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    17 May, 2021 08:27

    Thanks! :D

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    18 May, 2021 17:54

    I just love your art style so much!


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    18 May, 2021 18:06

    I feel heartwarming right now. Thank you! :D

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    18 May, 2021 19:33

    This is an expertly formatted and very well written article! It's so descriptive, I enjoy the depth of detail you go into on this armor. The variations, as well as the differences between regular and officer helmets, is really fascinating. Your art really compliments the article nicely too! I really like the way you bordered the section on helmets with drawings of helmets.

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    19 May, 2021 18:46

    Thank you! :D The helmet section is my favorite as well as the variation.

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    18 May, 2021 20:05

    A very interesting article and very nice to read. I love the details and variety of armor depending on the troops. And as a fan of Ancient Rome, i love the roman inspired design of your armours and soldiers!!. Great work Adcheryl!!

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    19 May, 2021 09:29

    You're welcome! Ancient Roman is very fascinating, isn't it?

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    18 May, 2021 21:42

    Gorgeous art and wonderful worldbuilding!! And your layout is so clear and readable - makes the information a delight to read :D

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    19 May, 2021 08:29

    Thank you! I appreciate it :D

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    20 May, 2021 03:52

    I love that this is like a Roman Empire with guns. It's such a unique concept to me, and I personally love the detail and the art that you've done. The article itself is very well written and I have no ways on how I'd suggest improvement. A 10 out of 10 article. Well done.

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    20 May, 2021 10:56

    Thank you very much! :D

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    23 May, 2021 20:26

    Cool article. I love the artwork. i have seen a few of you using the switching images. That is always cool

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    24 May, 2021 04:01

    I'm glad you liked my article! And yes, it makes an article look a lot cleaner.

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    24 May, 2021 23:01

    Okay--this is my favorite, not because of the article so much as the artwork. But well done on all of it.   LOOOVE to pencil work. It's the cartoonist in me. =)

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    25 May, 2021 10:41

    Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it :D   The pencil work is charming I'd like to make more artworks more frequently, but the traditional progress is slow(drawing and scanning). Should I make the pencil works in digital instead?

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    27 May, 2021 13:55

    I've been professionally illustrating for 36 years and up until 3 years ago it was all traditional---pen and ink/scanning as you said. I bought an iPad Air ($600), Apple Pencil Gen2 ($130) and Procreate ($12)and have never been happier. This is my second iPad doing this--and have not killed a tree since.   The effects are limitless and you'll be able to transfer drawings SO fast, I strongly suggest that IF you can afford it--consider long-term tools for your world building.   ...but that's me.

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    27 May, 2021 19:53

    Actually, it's a tough decision to do the change. The pencil sketches are what I thought, very fit the default theme.   Now I've made my mind, my sister has a Wacom tablet(she's an artist) and I'll try my best to create the feel of it as close as possible.   Thank you for this wonderful advice! :)

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    25 May, 2021 20:35

    I enjoyed this article. I like how once their service is done they can either turn the armour in or purchase it outright to pass down through the generations.

    26 May, 2021 04:52

    I'm glad you like it :D Thank you!

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    29 May, 2021 05:13

    "Valegion - Catasturion but cooler" LOL   Great article and amazing artwork! It's kind of funny that a Roman soldier would have a musket. Reminds me of Fallout New Vegas.


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    29 May, 2021 06:35

    1) Thank you! I'm glad you like it. :D
      2) Sorry, I've never played fallout new vegas
      3) <Attack> Ave Caesar!

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    29 May, 2021 07:21

    lol


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    6 Jun, 2021 00:29

    Very interesting, I have to say! Although, since this is the first article I've seen in this world it does leave me with a lot of questions. But that is a fault of mine own. I loved the art in particular since even if we did them to death at my school, I still live for the roman aesthetic!   Just one thing I noticed was this line: 'They may pass it down to his children' Shouldn't it be 'They may pass it down to their children' or 'He may pass it down to his children'   Sorry to nitpick!

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    6 Jun, 2021 02:24

    Those drawing almost beat me up actually XD   I'm glad you nitpick me. I thought because legionaries are male so I wrote that just like so. but it seems to have an inconsistent within that sentence once I looked back.   Overall, thank you! :D

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    7 Jun, 2021 06:35

    Hi! Bit late to comment, but as is usually the case in your work, I love this style! The pencil sketches are really well implemented into the article, and it looks pretty good. As for the costume, I like that combination of relatively modern technologies and weaponery with Roman legion aesthetics! It definitely works really well.   A question regarding the equipment: it seems the soldiers are pretty unprotected from the legs on. Are they regularly injured at the leg, either shot at or directly hit? Also, how numerous are the Valonian armies? And do other states/factions use similar military uniforms, in the same way some roman legions did end up fighting each other in history?

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    9 Jun, 2021 18:27

    A bit late response, but I'm glad you like it! :D   So...  

  • Yes, which is why they have another type of soldier to fulfill this weakness.
  • One legion has at least 4 thousand soldiers, with the addition of auxiliary units such as cavalries, artilleries, and logistic automobiles(mostly for encampment).
  • I think it's the Ohun Kingdom. They were once a vassal to Kritus which they adapt a uniform, but they also have a big iron deposit so it'd have a bit of change.
  • It's fun to answer btw. Thank you very much!

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    10 Jun, 2021 11:53

    Great details, both in the written description and the artwork. My favorite part, because I'm a sucker for histories, was the history section.

    10 Jun, 2021 16:07

    Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it :3   Actually, a history part was not in my initial plan because I'm stuck. Hidden by using commend, I just figured it out and wrote minutes before the deadline @[email protected]

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