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Only War: No Surrender by ukitakumuki Only War: No Surrender by ukitakumuki
Games Workshop

This was a cover done couple months back for Fantasy Flight Games' Only War: No Surrender. […

Big shout out to Zoe Robinson and Andrew at FFG for helping to produce this :)

The brief was pretty straightforward, a guardsman having fought a long, exhausting battle with no end in sight. I thought a more graphic presentation would not only make a more arresting portrait of a guardsman in trouble, but perhaps also put an interesting spin on the usual "GET SUM!" image and hopefully sell that visual narrative of isolation versus courage, a theme I seem to enjoy coming back to with regards to the IG! All this was built around having him stand in the shadow of a Chaos space marine.
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Oogaboogy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
That shadow looks like Abbadon's. Poor fella.
chubbyninja89 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Guardsmen: *stands up straight and looks Abaddon* Well come on then. *spits at Abaddon's feet* 
IlluminatiScribe Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
is that.... ollanus pius?
mg1342mg Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Certainly in the spirit of him, only Ollanius stood up to a near demi-god. I immediately thought: My head is bloody, but unbowed.
bye23 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student
Fight to his very last breath go get him
SillyMadman Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Real men wear flak armour.

Because real men have balls.
Xhydralisk Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Chaos Marine rolls a 1 and misses.
The-Harbinger-FA Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I feel bad for that CSM. That Guardsman is probably Ollanius fucking Pious.
Leviathan762 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
40k, despite being built out of exaggeration straight from its premise on up, is just wonderfully full of nuance. Nothing in it really gets to me like those sad little guardsmen, though. One naturally empathizes with them and their miseries. This guardsman right here is a bro. He's already dead and he knows it, and it pisses him off. Don't make it easy for them, brother! For the emperor!
DeanCota Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Or he could be like the one Imp squad I unluckily decided to charge my Necron Wraith into, who was then stabbed to death by the Imp's survival/combat knife.  My other wraith took out two Blood Angels, and the other got beaten by an Imp squad.
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