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Only in Death... by Aerion-the-Faithful Only in Death... by Aerion-the-Faithful
"...does duty end."

Hello fellow watchers and watcherettes!

I thought it'd be good to kickstart Monday with a bang!, and who are better at that than the Emperor's Hammer: The Imperial Guard.

I can't get enough of drawing these guys; the absurdity of being a soldier in a universe where a demon can come out of a portal and engulf your soul is only surpassed by the bravery of such a path. To keep firing, fighting and running ahead in spite of the inhuman threats before you is, I believe, the IGs most notable quality. As usual, I hope I have captured a glimpse of such epicness in this humble illustration, which (on top of being from one of my favorite forces in the Imperium) is also in B&W. A winning combination in my book.

This is also a prequel to this illustration:

I hope you all have a smashing week and see you further ahead.

Nic.-

Games Workshop Ltd. 2013
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Stahlriven Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
"I long for death, not because I seek peace, but because I seek the war eternal."
-Reflections on the Long Death, Cardinal Armandus Helfire.

Awesome work Aerion.
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gazzz477 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
he reminds me of Sergeant Merrick from Dawn of War 2 [and Chaos Rising and Retribution..yeah, he was badass enough to survive 3 DoW games, as a guardsman]
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SirRinge Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
15 hours...
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Theoneandonlyassasin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool drawing
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Aurenian Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Always nice to see the IG get a pic where they aren't dying horribly.
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WizardWolf359 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why waste ammo on the Rippers when stomping on them works just as good? I really like this picture, it certainly captures the brass balls of the Imperial Guard, faced with inhuman monsters from across the stars, and they push right into the fray. I also really like how pissed the other Ripper looks. :D
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lyciphur Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Your works are always teh joy and inspiration for me . Thanks!
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Impguy101 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Again you grace us with your talent!
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Rovien Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Nice job! Drop Site Massacre sometime?
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
This is fantastic. I recently bought a copy of the Only War RPG book and my head has been filled with nothing but Guardsman heroics since. :D
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