(And now, after a re-organisation, pictures of shizz I brought back in september!)
The Ground Forces of the Great Scythian Empire -
-- 192nd Mechanised Division --
With the recent Immortal conflicts and further border skirmishes between the Scythian and Britannian Empires verging on breaking out into a full blown intergalactic war - the Scythian empire has recently begun a new wave of weapons development and re-drafting soldiers who have recently ended thier 10 year mandatory military service.
The first of these militarisations is the addition of the "Cockroach" Infantry support vehicle. Based in concept off of the Armored Cars features in other races back in GR.2009 - the Cockroach takes the concept of a small, fast and armored anti-infantry unit to the extreme - armed with an underbelly Laser Gatling cannon to shred infantry to pieces and a top-mounted Lance cannon, Cockroaches are deployed in hunter-killer teams to wipe out enemy infantry in enclosed urban spaces.
The second of these radical new vehicles that have been added to the Scythian armory is the "Gnat" Technical support vehicle - which is armed with a snub barreled version of the Tarantula's heavy laser cannon to rip apart enemy fortifications in a "Flash blast" of white hot fury.
(The two new vehicles together, in shot with my right knee)
A complete group shot of the Scythian 192nd Mechanized Division.
1 x "Orpheus" Super Heavy/Hover Death Tank
Built before the tigershark - but mostly forgotton by the forum goers - it is built with twin Anti-matter projector cannons, twin lance lasers, twin laser cannons, twin anti-air lasers and an underslung twin flamethrower - it does nothing in single figures.
And that includes kill counts.
It can carry a staggering 20 troops into battle in its hold and also includes a nose mounted shield generator between its imposing ramming systems - its primary goal in the field is to hunt down and kill other Death Tanks, get behind enemy lines and cause as much chaos as possible by letting loose with every cannon its arsenal and then drop off its troop compliment and hunt down other high-priority targets.
1 x "Titanus" Battle mech
Built with arm mounted heavy lasers and an advanced ECM/ECCM system and enclosed in the thickest of armour - it wades into battle handing out hot death where ever it chooses.
1 x "Tarantula" Main Battle Tank
The workhorse of the Scythian armed forces, it is armed with twin laser cannons, a turret mounted heavy laser and two anti-matter missiles to deal with any threat that comes towards this multiped beast.
1 x "Black Widow" Infantry Fighting Vehicle
What the Tarantula is to tanks, the Black Widow is to infantry - Armed with a lance laser cannon, 4 micro missiles and an underslung laser gatling cannon - it can also carry a squad of 5 into battle in its rear enclosure.
1 x "Gnat" Technical Support Vehicle
Originally designed as a civilian vehicle that was adopted for military use - the Gnat is designed to flash-fry enemy fortifications and all inside them with its prototype snub cannon - it is unfortunatly untested in the field of battle.
5 x "Cockroach" Infantry Support Vehicle
Designed as the Scythian Empires answer to the Armored cars used by other Galactic civilizations, it moves at incredibly high speed and is armed with an underslung laser gatling cannon and top mounted lance cannon - these beasts operate in groups using thier high speed and heavy frontal armor to out-flank the enemy to wipe out masses of enemy infantry in enclosed urban spaces.
1 x Hero "Harkins" in SIBAS powered armour + 1 x Standard trooper in SIBAS powered armour
The Scythian SIBAS powered armour is one of the most compact combat hardsuits in known existance - it is fast, strong and extremely powerful - it is also an asset reserved for special forces groups due to the fact that it costs as much to build as most Main Battle Tanks.
40 x Scythian Marines
The bread and butter troopers of the Scythian Empire are subjected to mandatory drafting at age 18 (once they have finished mandatory education) and then spend the next 10 years of thier lives learning honour, dicipline and duty - once released from the armed forces they are given enough "Pension" to set up thier new lives within the greater empire - or are allowed to continue thier posting (at groups of 2 years at a time).
As a result of thier - every single citizen in the empire over 18 years of age has been given combat training, and is fully capable of defending themselves and everyone else around them.
Duty to Scythia gives its own reward, and every citizen in the empire has given thier due - and it has brought an empire that was only a century ago on the brink of collapse into a new age of prosperity.
(Lemme know what you guys all think - C&C is always appreciated!)