Gavil 'Doppelhorn' Herzog Heavy CAV FOIL
The Herzog was designed by Gavil, before its incorporation with Jiendel, as a test-bed for a new type of articulated shoulder & hip joint which promised a greater range of movement. The result was a narrower, more humanoid frame with excellent limb flexibility and articulation. While technically a success, the Herzog was criticized as having too tall a silhouette, making it more easily detectable at long ranges. In addition, the curved blades meant for use with its unique shoulder scabbards were also criticized, their lack of mass and a geometry poorly-suited for performing dueling thrusts hampering its ability to penetrate the armor of other heavy FOILs. It was also rumored that its height was to blame on a string of casualties resulting from the destruction of the headcase. Nevertheless, the few examples made have enjoyed success on the battlefield. Its sloped & fluted armor have demonstrated an admirable ability to deflect hostile blows, while its power & flexibility made it the bane of any lighter, weaker FOIL that it encountered.
Depicted is the Doppelhorn, one of the few Herzogs still in existence. It has seen numerous campaigns on Polemos in the service of Germane, as evinced by its scars and well-worn, weather-stained outer coating. As worn as it is, the predominantly red coloration of the protective finish has, in practice, blended in well with the reddish soil found in many areas on Polemos. The head is heavily protected, with segmented armor plates that permit it a limited degree of movement. This does not restrict its field of vision, as the main cameras are supplemented by smaller sub-cameras positioned elsewhere on the body. It is still armed with the original curved swords, proof of Gavil craftsmanship. On the left arm is a multilayer buckler shield, used primarily for dueling, sized and shaped to provide the least encumbrance when the FOIL is wielding two swords. On the left shoulder is the motto Tod ist ein Geschenk,Death is a Gift. It should be mentioned that the Doppelhorns pilot considers himself a very generous man.
This is a Heavy CAV FOIL design for
's Theos Ke Polemos setting, and created with his editorial & conceptual input.
Hmm...been a while since my last submission; haven't had time to drop by dA of late.