Uniformology

Dressing the army of The Frontier is really fun. I’ve found this Imperial Legion mod which supplies excellent retextures of Imperial gear: Perfect Legionnaire – Imperial Armor Reforged by Ali Bengali and Aremeta, and I’ve obtained permission from the mod author to use his work in Frontier. He has created really good looking retextures which come in both Red and Blue variations. I was thinking that I will uniform town guards in the blue and the border troops out at the legion camps in red uniforms/armour.

In the picture we see here, I’ve also outfitted the soldier with gauntlets, helmet and boots from Baraban’s Witcher 2 Style Dawnguard and Standard Heavy Plate. This makes the soldier look like precisely the combination of Medieval and Roman I wanted all along. It really looks very sexy in-game too and beats Bethesda’s sorry excuse for town guard armour by approximately two miles.

The Perfect Legionnaire mod also includes armour that I can use for both light troops (archers), regular soldiers as well as officers. A red cloak on higher ranking officers will signify that they’re generals or camp commanders. I also have a plan to uniform The Protektor’s Guard, the ultimate elite unit of the Frontier responsible for the protection of the Castle in Anvil Nova and guarding the Protektor.

All the units of the Frontier’s army are based at Roman-inspired military camps. They are mostly heavy infantry of the type seen in the picture, but these legions have cavalry as well as archers attached as well. Maybe even auxiliaries (troops recruited among the barbarians). So much to do. So little time.

16 responses to “Uniformology

  1. There is a really good mod out there that diversifies all town guards in Skyrim. Their armour and outfits change and the only ones left untouched are the Windhelm ones. Great mod to use in combo with cloaks of skyrim as its town has its sigil on the guard cloaks.

    • Thanks. Yes, the shields and the legion weaponry (two- and one-handed swords as well as bows) are still up for changing. The stuff in the screenie doesn’t fit. Suggestions are welcome. For the shields, I think I could get a retexture together myself with the Frontier Griffin on.

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