House Leo boasts one of the most well trained and well equipped infantry in the whole Empire. Their footmen are armored from head to toe with platemail and serve as the steel backbone of the House . Armed with sword and tower shield, Leo Footmen fight in tight wall formations, allowing them to push lesser enemies back through sheer mass. As with all of House Leo, footmen are exceedingly proud and show great prowess and disciplined ferocity in battle.
Leo Footmen are professional soldiers, paid by the House. Their armor is courtesy of House Leo, and bear little decoration one would see on officers and nobles. However, footmen do bear the Aegis Ruber, the small shield on their left shoulder. This often shows the footmans company any major campaigns he has participated in. Footmen also have a small ornament on the top of their breastplate that displays their name.
Indulging in some lore making. Part of an empire in my mind. I'll make more of these House Leo guys and then move on to different Houses/factions in the empire. House Leo will mostly have Roman-style influences, as seen by the shield and skirt.
Or maybe Infantry armor... I kinda like the knee-length half-skirt of scale plate, a legion of these guys with tower shields walking in formation would be a fearsome threat on the field, assuming they don't all die of heatstroke. >_<
Yeah, I do assume that in whatever fantasy world I work in, metallurgy has progressed to the point that cheap, strong and incredibly light metals are easily forged. The problem there is that you really ought to think about how that affects the rest of the world, things like industry and mining and construction of buildings and tools... it can get out of hand pretty easily.
Or you can just ignore it all and have fun.
These are from my thumbnail book, so they're actually about 3 inches tall or wide, depending on the page orientation. I really like the warm color that the Moleskine pages scan with... it's really not that sort of tan color when it's in your hands, more of an eggshell white. But I'm not complaining at all...