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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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Lichen93 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Filmographer
I think this is Old GI+Peacekeeper
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Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's the idea behind it- it's basically a combination of things I've wanted to try for a national unit:
-Porting (enhanced) GIs as a National rather than standard infantry (as they are astoundingly good against infantry, and I wanted to try to make less-combat-oriented infantry more independently useful
-Porting SEALs as a national unit (same reasons above)- fun for a national, not so much for general)
-A question as to why there aren't auto-grenadelaunchers
-A nod to the new prototype "Trojan" battlesuit
-A concept I wanted to try (armoured exoskeleton for lifting heavier-than-one-man-gun)
-The shield was actually the idea of my friend (and RA fan) vmetallic when discussing what the alt-fire should be
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Lichen93 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Filmographer
really balanced!
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Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe- my approach is that the general sides shouldn't have easy fixes for any particular attacker- but national units are allowed to bend the rules a bit
Oh- and the grenade launcher is strictly a light-attack weapon- basically the GI's gun with a mild damage boost against vehicles and splash (and this unit costs more like a SEAL). In reality, this unit is about as potent as Emperor's Sardukar
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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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EnforcingFern48 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
hy also dos this guy also have an hammer space because the grenade launcher is big
r maybe the shield turns into a grenade launcher
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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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