Friday, February 08, 2013

Space Marines II

Alien by ~WillMcLean on deviantART

Sergeant Hardrock of the Space Marines bounded across the barren landscape, his enormous duck-foot sabatons  leaving deep prints in the ash. He understood their necessity: with the powered armor and weapons weighing half a ton, it was the only way to keep ground pressure within reasonable limits. But he hated the way they spoiled the generally intimidating look of the armor. There was a reason that recruiting posters only showed the Space Marines from the knees up.

He paused and triggered the voice activated controls. "Scratch back. Up. Up. Left. More. Stop."

At least they had finally got that right in the Mark VIII hardsuit.

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