Infantry are the backbone of armies all over the galaxy; unhappily, they are easily killed.
About this creation
Infantry are vital, but very easy to kill and they have little staying power in a firefight.
To remedy this problem, the Zenexabas Bureau of Military Equipment Acquisition produced a competition: to produce a practical power armour system superior in every way to those used by the Corporate Security Departments during the Great Depossession from which the Empire sprang, and, to be precise, those utilized by the military of Draconis Industries in the previous Corporate Wars. The MK-5 was well protected and quite agile, with a lethal weapon system. Most famously, it was standard issue for Draconis Marines in several versions through every conflict that involved DI, and was the preferred vehicle of several famed war heroes, such as Johnson, Diarra, Harrison and others. A high bar indeed, but one design of armour managed to reach it.
The TX-2 Firebird was designed by the Welby-Simms Arms Development Corporation, a famous name that can be found throught history. Welby-Simms survived the Great Depossession, in which almost all other large corporations and megacorps were dissolved, by the simple expedient of not fighting. WS was a designer and producer of weapons, and thus had no interest in preventing conflict. As the premier weapons producer of the newly formed Empire, Welby-Simms was very helpful in keeping the new rulers safe from renegade Corporate forces until the Empire could consolidate its new gains and afterwards was rewarded by not being dissolved.
The TX-2 was a good design, but after some trials versus others, some problems cropped up. The prototype was easily fouled and did not respond well to mud and muck, both in ready supply on a battlefield. The problems were fixed, and the TX-2 was adopted and designated the PA-42 Phoenix Powered Infantry Combat Armour System and issued to the more elite infantry in all Fleets, giving excellent soldiers a choice between striders and power armour.
It proved itself a devastating combat asset, capable of easily wiping out entire platoons single-handedly. Weapons were chosen by individual warriors, and, when armed with monomolecular swords the bloodshed tended to be horrendous.
Builders Note: Here is a picture of the backs, in case you wanted to see. This thing was made as a fluke; I have no idea how I got the idea to build it. It's quite simple, one of those things that are easy to build but tough to design.
This picture shows two things: that some of my lego could use a good scrub and the FIM-92 Flight System for the Phoenix. The weapons shown on the main picture are, from left to right: M-72 Gauss Rifle,; double barreled, capable of four round bursts at very high velocity. Reverse recoil, because it produces no explosion. Google exists if you want to know more. AR-77 assault rifle, non-standard issue. Special Forces often use it. And, finally, an SM-44 SMG and monoblade.
EDIT FROM TEH FUTURZORZ: these have been standardized. The white ones now have black visors, the grey one now has grey helmets on his shoulders.
FUTURE AREETSA OUT.
Quoting Deviss �
Wow, this is nice work! I really like the motorcycle/ a shoulder idea..5/5 ^_^
Yeah, me too. Strangest thing, though: I made this a long, long time ago. I mean, it was included in the first five mocs I posted. And I made it when I was particularly sick, I remember distinctly. I really should get the flu more often. Might make the moc of the century. Or die. Eh.
Quoting "Kurai Kage" Matthew Nguyen
Man, these Armoured Infantry are just sweet! Like the guys said, instructions would be great! I also like some of the songs on your homepage, despite the fact I'm the Metalhead type. Nice suits!
Warhammer 40,000? No, the only Tau stuff I know of is the Broadside. I don't play myself; I like the miniatures but the story is a bit nasty in the slightly occult sense and I prefer Classic-BattleTech myself: did you know that if you have a 20 ton scout 'mech and the enemy has a hundred tonner sitting on a cliff, you can shove him off for massive damage on the rocks below? Well, not really massive damage, but rather uncomfortable and it's likely to be stuck for the rest of the game.
No, power armour infantry are elites, having worked their way up from the ground pounders. I do not think they would appreciate being forced into a uniform colour scheme and weapons config. Besides, on the modern battlefield, paint jobs only designate individuals. IFF shows allegiance.
Have to agree with Phazonix, those infantries are awesome! Very original, and keep up the good work. Maybe you should branch off from this, building higher classes of soldiers, each with their own attributes and weapons :)
I like it
Elite Commando: George Kemper
January 7, 2009
these are really cool. I like the helmets on the shoulders. Check out my Post-Apoc Battle.
I make it a policy to ignore 'check my_____' requests. As a rule, if I think your comment, name and grammar are sensible, I'll just follow along sometime when I have nothing better to do. I had a look at that thing you mentioned, and it could do with some work. Spellcheck mostly, but zombies have lost whatever 'coolness' factor they ever had and are now just annoying. It's like anything after the end of the world has to include braineaters.