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Rossentian Legionnaire by Pyrosity Rossentian Legionnaire by Pyrosity
A member of the Rossentian Foreign Legion serving abroad as part of the expeditionary force now supplementing the Caluran Municipal Army. The burnt orange strips of dyed canvas indicate his integration into the CCMA. This Legionnaire is using a Calur-pattern C500M1 rifle - an imported design from Frontrange - outfitted with a confiscated Baloran 3x sight.

The Empire of the Rossent - in danger of fading out of existence - was a major supporter of Calur's independence, seeking mainly to establish close ties with a fledgling nation on the New World, in a desperate move to keep itself in a position of power. As part of this support, the Rossentian Foreign Legion stationed in Calur now operates as part of the Calur Confederate Municipal Army.

Though Calur is technically independent, the RFL has a hefty stake in Confederate bureaucracy.


Those with keen eyes and memory might spy the resemblance of this uniform to something else; it's intentional, and part of my work building towards my latest project with this fictional 'verse.
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Sandnic Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
I want to draw like you one day, can I?
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CabooseRIF Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
I can't think of a joke for this one. FINE. I guess I'll leave a real comment. His posture confuses me. He looks to be at a sort of attention stance, but his gun is in a sorta 'standby to shoot' posture. The uniform is pretty sweet, very simple without being too bland. Also wood furniture is always good in my book.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Huh, yeah I can see that; probably stems from the fact that I referenced a soldier patrolling for the top, but wanted him just standing. I figure he's standing guard, wary of some possible disturbance.

For the uniform, kept it simple, very minimal. Also gave it a dated look with the straight cut trousers and non-centered button up. Almost business like, but also harking back to times around and just before wwi, before camouflage was used much in uniforms and there was little to no use of armor. Not as flashy as Napoleonic stuff, at least.

Reason being that the Rossent is meant to represent a much older empire, really one of the first of the "modern" or at least industrialized Old World. By the time the "present" rolls around, the Rossentian Empire is on a severe decline, having overextended itself too far and being too slow to adopt new policies to follow changes in the world at the time. The nation is run on an outdated system of ideals, and shows it. That's not to say they are incompetent, though. They still have a lot of power and sway in world matters, and in their prime were the most powerful empire in the world. They have a well trained, extremely disciplined military with mandatory service, along with many decades of experience keeping the world running under their foot. So while they're beginning to lose hold, they still cling on pretty steadily.

One of the inspirations for them is the Ottoman empire, actually. It's a pretty decent comparison so far at least.
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Sandnic Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
One of his legs flexed or standing apart from the other on a different angle would have work for sure
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CabooseRIF Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
That's bad ass. Mmmm delicious history.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
If only I could have studied the exact sort of history I wanted to, and have it count as credit. Hell, I would even still sit through art history 1-4 if I could replace my science credit with history of war or something likewise fascinating and practical for me.
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