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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.