This post is part of my ongoing translations of the Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance Memorial Book: Tellius Recollection (Vol 1).
This post is of page 166-167, which features concept artworks of generic classes (Knights, Soldiers, Generals, Myrmidons, Fighters, Swordmasters, Thieves, Assassins, Archers, Snipers, and Wyvern Riders). This is two of four of the pages, the other two of which will be posted on an individual post tomorrow. The commentary is translated both on the page and here on this post.
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These are designs of generic models for various classes (units). Up through page 169, non-promoted classes are shown on the left, and promoted classes on the right. Male and female models are shown side-by-side for some of the classes as well.
 The Knight units [unmounted]. The higher classes are on the right. When they reach the highest rank, they gain a shield.  [Armored] Knights. The design of the highest ranking one was used for “The Black Knight” as well.  Pegasus Knight (and related) units. The split miniskirt and long knight boots are a series standard in style.  Wyvern Riders. The design of their pants are plain in order to allow them to fly wyverns with ease.  Archers. You can get a good sense of equipment around their waists.  Swordmasters. Their design follows the usual series’ conventions.  Myrmidons, or (possibly) Fighters. They use quite a few belts.  Thief (male) on the left, and Assassin (male) on the right. The Assassin design is the same as Volke’s.  An advanced thief class unit. They feature cloaks that come up to their mouths.
- To clarify, the “knights (unmounted)” refers to Sword/Lance/Axe Knights (more commonly known as Cavaliers in the English versions of the other games).
- Most interesting is how there are female designs for classes that never use them (for the enemy).
Japanese text (original):