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RFL Ard. II by Pyrosity RFL Ard. II by Pyrosity
Though somewhat antiquated, the Arimarda II remains in service in great numbers, especially with the Rossentian Foreign Legion. Ard.II tanks subsequently make up the majority of the Caluran Confederacy's armored divisions, and thanks to their simplicity of construction, operation, and maintenance, they are a popular export.

Even now, the Confederacy has the unfortunate circumstance of fighting against these tanks, as many have been appropriated by the native populations.


This particular Ard. II has been painted in RFL marshland camouflage. The emblem is the Rossentian blood halo.
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Fringecrow Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Would this be the design from that last ambush picture?
Either way, it's really neat. Panzer-like design, but a name that seems from a latin language(spanish/italian)?
Otoh, it wouldn't be too farfetched a design. The italian P40, despite bolted plating, looked like the love affair between a Panzer IV and a T-34 already.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It is said design :)

The name actually comes from Sanskrit, which I've taken to borrowing from/mangling as of late (mostly for a lot of stuff that hasn't seen the light of day quite yet...)

I wanted a very german panzer looking design (as this obviously shows), as it's something I feel which is both fairly unique in it's admittedly antiquated design look (with all of its flaws in terms of protection) and is also something I don't usually do (I usually take most of my design cues from russian and american designs)

Coincidentally, it also can be seen as possibly influential to at least one other tank which came much later on in the timeline; the AV series has a similar, almost flat-faced turret design (AV-2 in particular has similar large slates of heavy armor on the sides of it's turret) But I admit that wasn't deliberate, I just like those incidental connections :)

(parentheses are fun but I overuse them sometimes)
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Fringecrow Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Sanskrit, uh?

Kind of amuses me in a fashion, though, as for the vague idea of a setting in the past I had sometimes wondered what a more industrialized middle-east/east ccould have been like(and I do recall that more middle-east speaking, back in WW2 hitler had sold/given panzers to Turkey, in the hope it would open a new front against soviet russia. It failed, though Turkey decided it liked enough the panzers to keep them).
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah. I like to borrow from real languages when I can, and sanskrit is both very old and very far from what a majority of Americans know about. It also tends to avoid the whole apostrophes everywhere thing that I feel Sci-fi overuses too much.

I want to spend time studying the history of Turkey more, esp. the Ottoman empire... I feel it's so overlooked (itself, and just middle east/African slant of perspective and history in general) and I'm hoping to base at least one major part of this new fictional universe on them.
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Fringecrow Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Yeah, those are regions I'd wishes I'd study more myself.
Then a bit of eastern europe and so on looks like it might be interesting. I admit a bit of my passion had to do mainly with tanks, but stuff like the Romanian Maresal(a prototype tankhunter that could be said to be the Hetzer's daddy and the E-10/E-25's grandaddy as such) or some of the Hungarians' own prototype tanks designs and projects were quite modern. Then so can be said of the Australians' own Sentinel tank project(which, using modified Lees hulls would have achieved tanks capable of outperforming the more "modern" Sherman).
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KodyYoung Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice.
Btw have you tried the ROII beta yet?
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
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KodyYoung Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the tank interior setup?
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
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CabooseRIF Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Not enough headlights. I like the blood halo symbol, it's pretty legit.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :3

I was thinking of what sort of iconography they'd have and it just came to mind. I almost didn't go for it, but couldn't think of anything better. It came to me when I began to imagine the Rossent as having a history with similarities to both the ottoman empire and the romans, with slavery common as well as a love for spectacles of gladiatorial combat.
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