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Centurion Trooper by Harry-the-Fox Centurion Trooper by Harry-the-Fox
Another Red Alert Zero artwork;

This soldier wears an exoskeleton-assisted suit of lightweight armor, and carries a submachinegun to use while moving, and a deployable grenade-launching machinegun for defense.

The machinegun has a fairly high rate of fire, and although each shot doesn't do much more damage than each shot fired by a Marine or Conscript, the explosive damage hits multiple enemies at a time- and more importantly, do more damage to vehicles.

On foot his submachinegun does high damage to un-armored targets and close-range (replacing the commando units in past Red Alert games), and can enter buildings to flush out occupants (like the Marine unit can).

At Elite level, they are outfitted with computerized sights on their grenade launchers (increasing range and allowing them to empty buildings by shooting at them), and a power-shield that enhances their frontward protection (moreso while on foot).

Design-wise, you may note that this suit looks awfully familiar to the real-life "Trojan" Ballistic battle suit by Troy Hurtubise - which it is somewhat supposed to be albiet with extra plating and a thicker helmet. That aside it also looks a little bit like the Halo suits too (both armors are pretty similar). The grenade gun is simply a miniaturized version of the XM307- a real grenade machinegun (though one that needs to be serviced by two people, rather than one), and the sidearm is a fictional heavy-caliber successor to the MP-5 (not much similarity in design I imagine).
The Shield was a quick idea- shying away from a plain shield (as he already HAS armor), or a purely energy-based shield (WAY too advanced), it is somewhat a half-way technology. A solid heavy-duty alloy with energy projectors on top- to absorb a little extra fire.
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Tetrahelix Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
This gave me an idea for a (GDI?) unit, which I am highly reluctant to post elsewhere because it's based on your idea and I don't have your permission.

The basic idea of the unit is that it's based on the Centurion's "mobile mode" - heavy armor with as SMG/PDW and a powered riot shield.

The unit's armor would be a mix of the Centurion's armor and the Advanced Bomb Suit [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced…; the main point is that this particular unit has heightened resistance to explosive, flame, and toxic weapons.

As for weapons - I'm a bit torn. On the one hand, I'm thinking that they might be armed with a PDW along the same lines as the Centurion - something like an MP7 [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heckler_…, VBR-PDW [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VBR-Belg…, or CBJ-MS [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saab_Bof….

On the other hand, another possibility would be to make them more of a support infantry - arm them with something like the M320 Grenade Launcher [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M320], but have them fire Flashbang-based grenades that disable enemy infantry (or Flashbang+EMP grenades that disable everything).

Anyway, that's the general gist of the idea. It probably won't go anywhere, but "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" and I thought that you might be interested in seeing what your ideas inspired.
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Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds good!
I am indeed flattered you are inspired by my centurion!
Let me know how it comes along, I'd be interested in seeing what you do.
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EnforcingFern48 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
dude its so....
AWESOME
i like the Shield thingy
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Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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TheEndOfPain Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's hope that this makes it into C&C Generals 2
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Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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KnightofSpades Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Not only a cool trooper but a great design as well. Very good ideas here! You should be hired by a game company!
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Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers- and that is something I also strongly believe too!
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VMetalic Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Yes! This is it! I imagined him to be more bulkier, but I am truly not disappointed with him! :D

You forgot he can remind Space marines from Warhammer, especially with the SMG XP

But something more to him. So will the shield be attached to the GMG when on heroic level. THe shield will split up and the barrel will go through the breach. And I thought he will be sitting on ground. It isnt a problem, just that this stance looks like he wants to go on toilet, or preparing for it XD
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Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!

The pose isn't quite meant to be final- I just couldn't decide how high or low he should be (as his gun is pivoting around 360, sitting would look strange- at the same time, I wanted to give some impression that he was honestly trying to keep his head as low as possible).

His shield- sounds good- I thought while moving, he simply has his SMG gun held to the side of it- and when deployed, probably just sits it in front of the front leg (or split in two and wrapped around it- forming a sort of 90 degree corner facing the front?
Of course- the shield would look just as good if it stayed that way while he was carrying it around (his smg pointing between the two sides)!

Also- Nuclear, Cloning and Barracks artworks almost finished!
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