Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Netherlands
It can be done, veterans with carapace armor are a troop choice, so no worries. Take a look at my own abhuman race:
Krygans: A humanoid alien race, most likely of ancient human origin. Wears full armor and protective helmets, mostly fashioned after a skull. Explorers, mercenaries and corsairs, no home planet found up to date.
Note: commonplace confused with ab-humans, which they may be, but an extremely ancient variant. Came to existence around 45-55.000 years ago, during the copper age. Most likely abducted by aliens, possibly eldar/slann. Reasons unknown. Developed isolated, and thus different than humans on earth.
Jetblack leathery skin and bright yellow iris color. Skin is almost like a rhino's hide. With thicker skin around organs and other crucial parts of the body. Extremely muscular bodies and innate psychic abilities. Seems to be genetically modified, as all of them have these traits.
Their technology is extremely advanced, and appears to be a mixture of eldar and necron technology. For they use both wraithbone and necrodermis(living metal).
They have strong emotions, and praise valor and courage. They are known to welcome heroes of other races into their societies. Martial arts are commonplace and they have a highly militaristic culture.
They are low in number, but extremely dangerous to those who oppose them.
Maybe it will inspire you, you can also do this, by claiming they were a thriving colony during the Dark age of technology, but were lost thereafter, and only recently rediscovered.