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ASBA by Shimmering-Sword ASBA by Shimmering-Sword
The 'Advanced Shielded Battle Armor' program was created shortly after the material for energy based friction shielding was discovered.
While other programs focused on simpler shield implementations to give added defense to large scale mech units, the ASBA design would focus on compacting the technology, both powered armor and shields, down into a smaller package with a focus on more discretely applied firepower.
The program would evolve bulky armor down into a more infantry friendly package. This new philosophy of use (a flexible soldier instead of walking tank) would come about by passing the task of defense from armor plates to shielding.
As the true potential of shield tech was revealed, the Elemental program was started with a concentration on developing such potential. Shielding materials being rare and expensive to synthesize, the ASBA program was redirected to rebuild their prototype into a new standard production suit that would return to armor for defense. It is now the standard mid weight powered armor of the Ranger army, coming an many variations and roles.
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Yay. Heavy armor guy.
I like heavy armor guys. 
I think they don't get enough love.
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GBlade25 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
sir knight of future!!!!
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chihuahuablend Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
is this from anything?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yah, my own story :)
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chihuahuablend Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
do you do commissions at all?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
In a month or so I may announce some openings.
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chihuahuablend Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent. I've noticed your work before and could use it for a project i'm working on.
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
It like it the extra armor in form of a regenerative shield a la Master Chief in halo, give the guy on the ground a second chance.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Except mine don't need to regenerate as they don't diminish. They take a set level of velocity off the incoming rounds, anything with enough power will pass through.
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
So it only decelerates the ballistic rounds. Neat concept, but exploding rounds are dealy. Because they connect with the armor just like regular rounds. And let's not talk about energy weapons. Still the concept is unique. Never heard it in use until now.
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