Done in an OpenCanvas session with some friends. A sketch of an offshoot program of the elementals, may or may not keep the idea (first started years ago). If anyone knows me from PK, you may know these guys
The elementals are still unrivaled in their technology and skill, but once the enemy gains a technology that has effect, all they must do is scale up it's application. Meaning many squads of these monsters to a single Ele. The Rangers are strained for resources compared to the long standing empires.
This one is like a stripped down mass producible unit, with minimal armor and frame, made up by the heavily genemodded clone user. They're made solely for the purpose of engaging elementals (once the program is stolen).
[link] This is an earlier revision to the elemental. The true first shielded armor were ASBA suits though.