These characters are not to be confused with members of the royal guard. They’re regulars from the army. Both sides seem to have very strict physical requirements to become a guard member. The royal guard is considered to be an elite fighting force though they are rarely seen at the front. The main reason is because of there small numbers and they’re primarily bodyguards. Most of the bloodiest fighting is done by the average enlisted pony that can’t get into the guard.
These are members of the lunar 5th army. Winter has arrived on what is to become know as the dreaded northern front. The enemy has air superiority and has successfully cut off all supply lines to the south. All their food and medical supplies have been exhausted days ago. Reinforcements won’t be able to reach them until spring. If not by the enemy then most will likely die from disease and starvation.
Don’t like it? Well then draw your own dam art.
The original unmodified version of the lunar flag design that I used for this can be found at nadiarodriguez.deviantart.com/…
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