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Baloran Rifleman by Pyrosity Baloran Rifleman by Pyrosity
Baloran military doctrine favors simplicity, practicality, and stopping power over most other things, and their legions of Baloran Rifles embody these ideals. Using weapons decades old designed to fire the same kind of ammunition they've been making for the past century, they are hardened veterans of both warfare and peace, serving as the Baloran Empire's tempered steel blade.

They opt for a relatively lightweight kit compared to most other armies, relying on superior strategy, tactics, and logistics to see them through the day. A typical Baloran Rifleman has seen combat in at least 4 different countries, and their versatility on the battlefield is unmatched.

Perhaps the only thing that kept them from dominating the globe was the incredible vastness of their worldwide empire and the civil wars that led to the creation of the nations of Lysend and Daube - and the subsequent loss of almost two thirds of their military to the Daube defection. As their empire crumbled catastrophically out of control, the Balorans simply decided to pull out - they left entire colonies and garrisons, and decided to try their hand at running the world from behind a desk.

Today they've built and expanded upon a global infrastructure and logistics system that dwarfs the other nations, and while they may not be the military power they once were, they can quite comfortably operate their diminished army wherever they wish.
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Willsormiston Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
This chap is really nice. I've noticed some national themes in your armies. Would it be safe to assume that the Baloran are based on the British, the Koshyan are Russians, The Rossentians French and the Fronrange and Caluran being based on the North and South USA?

Sorry, I love seeing influences in fictional worlds, especially if they are largely based on the early 20th Century.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, those are mostly accurate assumptions. The 20th century has always been my favorite in military design terms :)
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th3-y0ung-0n3s Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
dude this is really fucking sweet
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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CabooseRIF Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Puttin' the lead in the ol' govna.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
One bloody great torso-full.
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KodyYoung Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job and story on this as well.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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AlexUnderwood Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The mag wouldnt be on the top? It would obscure the aim...
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sights are mounted to the side, same way as the Bren Gun
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