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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. [www.fantasyflightgames.com/edg…

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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:iconbye23:
bye23 4 days ago  New member Student
Fight to his very last breath go get him
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SillyMadman Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Real men wear flak armour.

Because real men have balls.
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Xhydralisk Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Chaos Marine rolls a 1 and misses.
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:iconthe-harbinger-fa:
I feel bad for that CSM. That Guardsman is probably Ollanius fucking Pious.
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:iconleviathan762:
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!
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:icondeancota:
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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:iconthe-harbinger-fa:
Blood Angels: Faggy emo Vampires with a hard-on for their dad's corpse who was also a faggy' emo vampire with a hard on for his daddy.

IG: Sons and Bitches with standard issue Mars forged Adamantium Balls that have their own force field and whose numbers are fucking Legion, and then they have Catachans who don't wear armor but their abs still give them a 5+ armor save, and can bitch crush a Space Marine in hand-to-hand, Cadians who laugh in Failbadons face, Steel-Legions of Armageddon who turn Orks on their ass and violently ass-fuck them. Kriegers who don't give a damn about losses, Kasrkin who tea-bag Eldar on a daily basis and are what Space Marines WISH they were, and then theirs Rough Riders who ride fucking CYBORG-HORSES into battle and Stab fuckers with Explosive Spears.

Sorry, did you say something about how it was strange that Vampires lost against Necrons while Rambo's better equipped and 20-times more brutal lost offspring didn't?
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pierreloyvet Jan 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Super nice! Love the composition and the painting! :)
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:iconslayerhewkii:
Goddammit, just thinking of the Guardsman yelling "For the Emperor!" and charging the fucker at full tilt, revving the chainsword. UNF. Gives me the chills at how badass he is.
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Itsukiart Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!
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