The "Pilum" Strike Battle Armors are now finally available! (Get them HERE)
These mecha figures, expertly painted by MASTERGUNZ PAINT WORX, are stuff of nightmares for those who have to face them. Coming in bewildering variety of loadouts, the Pilum is a battlefield juggernaut capable of fulfilling many different mission profiles, especially if they involve destroying things. Various mission packs are usually available to units in the field to be able to customize their rides to the days mission simply by popping a different weapon or module onto the rear attachment points and maybe changing out forearms modules or hand weapons.
The quartet shown above are the notorious "Cherry Daggers", a sometimes-mercenary-sometimes-vigillante group. These scallywags use the Strike variant of the Pilum, shedding cumbersome back-mounted weapons for booster modules, hand weapons and combat claws. This loadout allows the "Cherrys" to move a lightning speed to their objectives and get out in one piece. Jumping, flying, and power boosting through any terrain, the Cherries prefer urban operations and have both had conflict with and worked beside Sec-Sec forces on multiple occasions. Regarded as a nuisance, it's only a matter of time before they push the envelope too far...
Pilum Combat Armors, actually named the Kombit Mashink-14 "Svird Bist" (Blade Beast) by the manufacturer Haitmar Progaktiks, are a manned unit where the pilot sits enfolded in the chest area with their knees drawn in. Rather than having a waldo-type control system like the Pugio Combat Armor, the Pilum uses an brain-wave interface coupled with minimal movement magnification. This system takes a lot of practice to use, and virtually guarantees that someone untrained cannot just run off with the expensive hardware and cause havoc at will.
One of the Pilum's oustanding weapons is it's combat claw arm. This module can be used on either the right or left arm, and besides having a wicked 3-proged slashing and crushing device the module is able to accept a wide variety of internal weapons. Caseless machineguns, auto grenade launchers, gas pellet bursters, or even short duration beam weapons can be switched out with minimal effort in the field. A real boon for any unit facing changing battlefield conditions or sudden mission profile shifts.
Most recently, Pilums in Strike configuration have been used on two occasions by the Popular Humanist Front to cause terror and destruction in Constance City in an effort to derail a voting referendum on simulacrum rights. In both cases Spec-Sec Pugios were able to destroy or disable the attackers after they had cut through Parmas the Police had deployed as a precaution. Despite being unsuccessful in their efforts, the PHF and others are sure to be deploying more Pilums in the near future...
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