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Airborne Barrage by Equestria-Prevails Airborne Barrage by Equestria-Prevails
Shooter troopers defend airship crew and engineers. Light armour and compact repeater-shooters make them well suited for boarding vessels and fighting in tight spaces.
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:iconxunsusp3cted4nomalyx:
just realized, needs a trigger in the first loop, and needs a second loop to cock it. functionality, bitches(no offense).

but true, how do they reload? either their hoof to eye coordination must be amazing, or a unicorn is following the squad everywhere with a saddlebag full of ammo to be placed in the rifle when a pony needs a reload.

or there is a simple enchantment between their saddlebags and their rifle that involves a portal when they open the bolt to cock the action? that last one is quite clever, and i see saddlebags on him too. one side for ammo, the other for other necessities, possibly?
i believe i just figured it out!
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:iconhumansvd:
HumanSVD Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
I'd love to see one of these guys shit bricks hen they see a human with an ak47.
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:iconhamburgertime5:
HamburgerTime5 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Pegasi infantry would be the pony equivalent to paratroopers, right? This is awesome.
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:iconsilverbolt9999:
silverbolt9999 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
wow this looks so cool  sign me up to fight for the pony's
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:iconstatoose:
statoose Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013   Digital Artist
This is just endlessly cool.
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:icontenebris-sol:
Tenebris-Sol Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I *love* the concept, artwork and everything else. But I just feel the stock is a tad too long. (Seriously, just a tad.) 
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:iconclubpenguin1:
clubpenguin1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so awesome :)
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:icontclego:
tclego Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconyasha75:
yasha75 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
kewl
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:iconbnka:
bnka Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome ! :D Very cool. 
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:iconbamboopony:
BambooPony Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Shooter trooper pooper! >:3
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:iconscarletmarine:
ScarletMarine Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Sharpshooter.
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:iconbamboopony:
BambooPony Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:icondancingplz:
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:iconscarletmarine:
ScarletMarine Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student General Artist
NO.
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:iconbamboopony:
BambooPony Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconuguuplz:
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:iconscarletmarine:
ScarletMarine Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student General Artist
No.
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:iconbamboopony:
BambooPony Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconsadfaceplz:
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:iconbubblegumbloo:
BubblegumBloo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome design :thumbsup:
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:iconacebriggs6:
AceBriggs6 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
AIRBORNE FIGHTER POWER!!!
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:iconnicholsftw:
NicholsFTW Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
I dont know why..... but Ponies with weapons are awesome
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Coolness!
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:iconicestormy:
IceStormy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
WHAT IS YOUR ICON DOING!?
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
hitting a rock! XD
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:iconmomoisdrug:
Momoisdrug Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Are all of these based on a fanfic? If so, where can I find them? :)
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:icondragonstar1278:
Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Awesome.
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:iconthewanderer93:
TheWanderer93 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
I think a design of a shotgun would be better for tight spots
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:icondigoraccoon:
Digoraccoon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The gun design is nice. Pretty well thought out to be used by a pony.
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:iconthe-almighty-rager:
The-almighty-rager Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I wouldn't mind being a shooter trooper, really. That carbine seems like a sturdy, reliable piece of equipment if properly maintained, and fits my preference of a stock that doesn't make my arms feel like they're getting crunched together when I put the stock up to my shoulder.

 

Anyway, seems like an interesting role. My slight paranoia could easily save me as well as some of my fellow shooters.

 

Lovely work as always friend.

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:iconfrostmantis:
FrostMantis Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Are they like Oribital Drop Shock Troopers from Halo series?
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:icongooders008:
Gooders008 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
I would think more Rangers or 101 Airborne units
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:iconjack020:
Jack020 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
dude this would be my class..

when is there gonna be a MLP Equestria-Prevails universe MMO War Shooter anyway?
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:iconkyoshyu:
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I dunno but I can't wait for it.
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:iconhalcyon504:
Halcyon504 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
I sorta have issue with the big ass club/stock for boarding actions too.  There's a reason why boarding actions during the age of sail were done with small to medium swords and pistols, and why in later years this never changed.  Big ass rifles are only really good on the initial barrage when shooting at incoming attackers, but once the fight is engaged the long gun becomes a detriment.  You simply don't have the space required to swing a long rifle in the cramped confines of a ship, and even if you have a bayonet you're going to skewer one guy at best, then you're getting mobbed by half a dozen other guys.

There's a reason why that the carbine rifle length has dominated modern combat, because modern combat has become much more close ranged with an emphasis on urban combat, where shorter, more compact rifles are much more maneuverable in cramped conditions.  I've got two rifles...an M91/30 Mosin Nagant that comes in at 48.5 inches, and an AR-15 that is 32.75 inches with stock collapsed.  Which one would you rather take in a close combat engagement?  I'll tell you straight up in training that even in the average house, losing that extra 16 inches can matter a ton when trying to clear a room or round a corner.

Anyways, other than the gun gripe I am constantly in love with Equestria Prevails.  I always imagine that the heart of Equestria is a safe and relatively peaceful place to live but I imagine the farther you get from the border the much more dangerous it becomes, and although Equestria Prevails is a storyline setting, I imagine that the military presence in my headcanon of Equestria would be similar to this on the border and beyond.
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:iconicestormy:
IceStormy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
You talk a lot.
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:iconhalcyon504:
Halcyon504 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Aaaaand...your point?
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:iconbluepaladin42:
BluePaladin42 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Well, it looks about carbine length, except for the long stock. My issue is how can it be a repeater, as it looks like a flintlock or snaphance gun. Then again, it is also notably lacking a ramrod like the other shooters seen, so maybe this one can chamber more rounds somehow?

Eh, a wizard did it. Seems plausible enough. :3
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:iconhalcyon504:
Halcyon504 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Oh don't get me wrong, I have issue with the "repeater" aspect too, but I think the overall length is still the biggest bugbear.  Even if it works "as intended" the reality of it is that it's still rather long as hell for a firearm intended for close combat fighting on an airship.  I'm going to assume that Equestria Prevails' idea of an airship is not too different than a modern ship...small, cramped areas barely able to fit 2 people abreast.  That's going to be HELL to maneuver a long firearm through.
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:iconkalance:
kalance Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Bear in mind pony physiology: no thumbs.

Save for unicorns, they can't swing a sword/spear/rifle single-hoofed.  They'd basically have to "hug" it with both and use a lot of their forward body to heave the weapons around.

So while a short weapon in closed-quarters melee makes sense for humans; a pegasus would have no practical way to wield one.
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:iconhalcyon504:
Halcyon504 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Hoof-claws, yeah.  And really, Ponies.  I'm going to forgive a lot of things simply because the show has established that ponies can do all kinds of crazy shit without explanation.  How do ponies properly hold steins and shit?  How do they hold ANYTHING with their hooves as we have seen them in the show?  So yeah, I don't think that's much of an issue.  It seems to be the case that if ponies want to hold something, they can.
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:iconredcharge:
RedCharge Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
In his universe hoof-claws are already in existence, and even if not there's been several kinds of weapon shown that could be used for close quarters. 
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:iconkashimusprime:
KashimusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, can't help but notice a change in muzzle/facial styles for ya c: 
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:iconkingarthur5:
KingArthur5 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
I was wondering, what is the extremely long stock with the larger rounded end for?
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:iconkumoriwind:
KumoriWind Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Bashing someone. lol
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:iconkingarthur5:
KingArthur5 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Woah that's an old message! Yeah, I think Equestria-Prevails said that it was for better handling with hooves and mouth. Their description made sense, especially looking at the poses they put their characters in with other weapons.
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:iconkumoriwind:
KumoriWind Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
that make sense too.
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:iconkingarthur5:
KingArthur5 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Bashing's good.
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:iconqsy-and-acchan:
Qsy-and-Acchan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm being autistic here but how a caplock can be repeating ?
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:icongordon-weedman:
Gordon-Weedman Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
I just love your art EqP :D Please never stop making this stuff!
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:iconzerozi:
ZeroZi Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
so awesome i would love that position 
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:iconrvb476:
RVB476 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconmineplz: mine....
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