The Atlantean Army is the best equipped and trained military force of the ancient world and we see that in this artwork by HoangPhuc. In this post we will see the concept art for a legionary, centurion, cohort centurion, and master centurion; the building blocks of an Atlantean Legion.
If this is your first introduction to The Atlantis Project then these pictures will probably confuse you! This is supposed to be Fantasy? It looks more Sci-Fi.
Its true. But this is a fantasy story, a story that follows a group of modern Americans who go back in time to build Atlantis. But this post isn’t about the story plot for the book.
Legionary of Atlantis
The Legionary Armor System
The first layer of the armor is a form fitting temperature regulating and moisture wicking body glove. The body glove is made from a phase change material that absorbs, stores and releases heat for optimal thermal comfort, creating a micro-climate between the material and the wearers skin.
The soldier wears a metal flexbody suit over the body glove. The metal element of the bodysuit damages and dulls and then the object is caught in a multi layered Kevlar material. The bodysuit is lightweight and comfortable, though it would be miserable to wear without the temperature regulating body glove.
The helmet has a poly-carbonate face shield that is rated to stop an arrow. In battle, the face shield has layers of clear plastic with tabs so that the soldier can rip them away as they get dirtied by dust, mud, and blood thereby keeping the soldiers vision clear.
The upper body armor worn on the chest is a segmented plate armor that allows a greater range of motion when compared to a solid breastplate. This is coupled with the shoulder plates, which are also segmented, forearm plates, and leg armor.
Armored boots with crampons finish out the Legionary Armor System. The crampons are designed to be removable and are usually only worn in battle, to give the soldier purchase.
The crests do serve a purpose, rather than just being ornamental. Chaos rules in battle and they ensure immediate recognition of rank. Each legion also has a different color scheme.
This article was written by Jake Parrick.