UCI Colonial Guard are often called marines by humans, functioning in the same manner. However, Colonial Guardsmen make up the entire armed forces of Ifrith and her colonies, from pilots, tank and mech suit operators, to standard infantrymen. The typical Guardsman is armed with a MAW-AR--high power, high accuracy assault weapon--a titanium blade with a diamond core in place of a bayonet, concussion grenades, or the 'Banshee' Sonic cannon. As Ifrithians are slightly more frail than a human, they use modest sub-dermal cybernetic enhancements for increased strength and speed to give themselves an edge. Coupled with light weight power armor, they can be truly deadly in hand to hand combat. The standard power armor has both a night vision HUD and a shoulder lamp for various reasons.
Love it. Great job with the suits. I also like the simplicity in the design of the little scenery you provided for them as well. Enough to set off your guards, but not so much to take away from them. Artistically great work.