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Alliance Slugger by jflaxman Alliance Slugger by jflaxman
While the Wasteland Alliance began its campaign with large stockpiles of small arms, heavier support weapons were initially in short supply. With their usual resourcefulness, militia bosses issued squads with whatever substitutes they could scavenge, steal or improvise. The resulting firearms take considerable strength and courage to use, even by the standards of troops who possess both traits in abundance. As their operators tend to draw a lot of fire in return they wear heavy armour for protection. They are best used in conjunction with more lightly equipped infantry who can quickly seize positions or outflank the enemy while the Sluggers provide covering fire.
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shadow07203 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Excellent picture. However, man-portable mini-guns are totally impractical. Their only advantage is their high rate of fire, which will use up any amount of ammo the gunner can carry in a few seconds. Add to that the fact that the gunner can't fire the weapon from  a kneeling or prone position, and the first thing a soldier does when fired on is get down seeking cover -- if he doesn't, he dies.
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jflaxman Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
I'm in complete agreement with you! This series has evolved over time. It was soft sci-fi at first, but then it started to diverge. The more over-the-top stuff's now in another folder called Necromechanics while recent Scorched Earth is harder sci-fi. They still share a few elements - this pic dates from early 2013 when the distinction wasn't as clear.

I've moved away from both lately but I'm more inclined to revisit Scorched Earth. Glad you've seen some merit here, it was an interesting exercise.
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TheElevatedDeviant Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Might we one day, perhaps, see a scene of battle between any of the three armies? 
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jflaxman Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
I've got a lot of character/vehicle concepts, but it's time for some epic action scenes. I'll hopefully have some early next year.

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TheElevatedDeviant Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Sweet. Lookin' forward to 'em. 
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Milosh--Andrich Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE THIS!!!
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productno49 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
sick!
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Interesting setting... Also that outfit looks awesome.
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JTHMFrAeK Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the design of the armour, man.
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unspacy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
DAME!!!N1 MAN!!
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