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The impending assault by DarkCloak The impending assault by DarkCloak
Frantic firing erupts from the defenders as they make a last ditch effort to repulse the armored behemoth that relentlessly advances towards them. As ammunition begins to run dry, the hapless guardsmen fall into disarray. The bravest surge forward to engage in hand to hand, while the meek hesitate and prepare to take flight. They will not get far. The Sanctuary building they were ordered to defend will become their tomb.
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:icontattygumcancer:
TattyGumcancer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017
Lasguns or no, that sphess merine is dead
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Fishie493 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
real footage of me playing dawn of war 
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Tnynfox Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Student General Artist
Sanctioned mutant vs human Tyranids.
Wait-why is the Imperium fighting itself?
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:iconclankerflak:
Clankerflak Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016
They have fail so hard to roll fives to wound that marine with mass lasgun fire.
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RichtofenMaxwell Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
lol but they are working hard to kill it! (they only need 4.5 billion more mens OR EVER MORE!)
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:iconterrantechnocrat:
TerranTechnocrat Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They're not retreating. They're advancing in the other direction!
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:iconastromarine:
astromarine Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Student Artist
ha ha ha pathetic and i am just private!
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:iconmegatech2431:
megatech2431 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
well they are fucked
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:iconjefffletcher:
jefffletcher Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Don't worry, the Imperial Guard / Astra Militarum always has more Guardsmen to throw at that Marine!
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:icontarik94:
Tarik94 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
From which Horus heresy book is this part from, it reminds me too much of that assault on the whisperheads in horus rising, but that's just me...
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:iconjmrem1:
jmrem1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It may just be me but this sounds allot like a chapter from the book "wrath of iron" in which the Governors of the planet have corrupted and the guardsmen believe they still fight for the emperor. Even the colors are correct! either way its a good work   
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Enrico1946 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
100 soldiers with rifles and a RObot with a bowie knife, GENIUS
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ChuteTrooper Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It never ends well after the bravest of the group die.

Great picture, it captures the helplessness of the guardsmen as they are cornered and then slaughtered.

Also I'm guessing the guardsmen are traitor guard or that's a renegade marine. Either way, nice job.
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DarkCloak Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
If I'm not playing my Marines, then I'm usually playing my Guard. I think I was playing against a fellow Ultra-Marine player when I was inspired to do this drawing, so yeah, they're probably traitor guard. :D
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human72 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
IMpresive pic.
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:iconmaster-of-an-empire:
Master-of-an-empire Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
My space marines seemed to never fare so well. I once lost a captain, his command squad, a whole scout squad, and a Master of the Forge to a (admittedly full) squad of conscripts in CC... :(
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ChuteTrooper Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Very poor dies rolling but hey, it happens...more times than it should.
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:iconmaster-of-an-empire:
Master-of-an-empire Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Indeed.
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I-am-master-cheif Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
no fair!! the marine has godmod on!
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:iconbobdd0:
bobdd0 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
why are they fighting? is that a chaos?
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:iconmousedenton:
MouseDenton Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
The defenders remind me of the Arkin Low Tech Soldiers in my world...hmmm...
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:iconwolfknightlord:
WolfKnightLord Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
ha! should show the marine getting hit by a rocket at close range....

meh i have only lost men to marines in cc when i got assaulted by chaplain lead 10 man jump assault marines.. killed 3 who squad before demolisher get em.
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Elite-Pirate Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
That's about as accurate as it gets when it comes to twenty Imps taking on a single SPESS MUHREEN.
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arnarb14 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
I really like your style, all the action and grittyness comes to life! :thumbsup:
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The-SKA-King Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
Wow, is that just a random Space Marine or is it Chaos or what? I found this on the web some time ago and I've been trying to find the artist . . . now I have!
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:icondarkcloak:
DarkCloak Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
He's just a Space Marine Veteran Sergeant. But, well, I decided to color him so that it could go either way. I drew this after losing an entire platoon of guardsmen to 5 Space Marines in close combat.
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The-SKA-King Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Yeah, that's happened to me before. It was squad of Terminators. Tore through my 2nd Platoon HQ Squad and faced off the commissar for a few rounds. After the last man died, a Terminator with a chainfist killed the Leman Russ behind 2nd Plt HQ. Truely sad.
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:iconhuman72:
human72 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
It is.
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:iconrexspec:
ReXspec Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Student General Artist
Such is our brother Gaurdsman...Truly brave, ordinary men who take on foes as mighty as us. ^_^
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:iconthe-ska-king:
The-SKA-King Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Ah, yes. It is why I play the ordinary rather than the extraordinary. More honor.
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:iconhuman72:
human72 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
I see your a Starcraft Person.(I followed the link of yours)
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:iconthe-ska-king:
The-SKA-King Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Why I am. I'm actually reforming the entirety of the United Earth Directorate. Mostly a mix between the UNSC and other sci-fi military entities. Drones. Orbital drop troops. Cool stuff, really.
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:iconhuman72:
human72 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
see. I wounder if the UED will make a return to the sector after getting destoryed there the last time.
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ReXspec Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Student General Artist
and more casualties. I prefer to strike hard and fast (in extended engagements, if need be.) with an elite force that will induce little cost to human life, but cause the greatest amount of damage possible.
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The-SKA-King Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
It is unfortunate that only the Kasrkin and the Stormtroopers could even think of doing it that way. I tried to get into this guy's perimeter with a squad to blow up a high-value target and the entire team was slaughtered. So, next time: Orbital Bombardment, sustained artillery fire, and ROLL IN THE HEAVY CAVALRY. With a sizable infantry detachment and air support to drive the point home.
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ReXspec Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Student General Artist
Ah...but so much death. I guess the appeal of the Space Marines to me is the fact that they match more modern infantry tactics, coupled with the best-of-the-best men and technology that mankind has to offer.
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sanrokujuu Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
my god is that what will happen if that big black armored guys invade planet Earth? Our gun's can't even penetrate it! Maybe an Anti material Rifle round can....
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:iconhuman72:
human72 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Or armor pearcing pounds.
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner May 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!!
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Beserk06 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007
really well done, just browsing through your 40K works :D
May the Emporer smile upon you

--Beserk out--
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Darkzeer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
Hi DarkCloak

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Many thanks
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Ty22 Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
I thought Space Marines and Imperial Gaurd were on the Same Side.
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:iconty22:
Ty22 Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
I thought Space Marines and Imperial Gaurd were on the Same Side?
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gyro5 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your not the only one. Yet again, this reminds me of Dawn of War, Dark Crusade.
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:iconhuman72:
human72 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
I own the game. And yes there are cases where guards men had fought agant the space marines. The 1st Kronous regament aganst the Blood Ravens 1st,2nd, and Fourth companies. And the 452 Conservator regament aganst the Sister hood of battle and 5 companies of the Blood Ravens in Soulstorm.
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koplio Featured By Owner May 5, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahah the hordes of SM are oncoming :]
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CommissarKinyaf Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
*sigh* What a waste of such fine infantry...

Wonderful work, pal.
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:icondarkcloak:
DarkCloak Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
For each and every guardsman I lose in combat, I cry a little on the inside. :P

I'm glad you like the pic, and I hope you post more of your own stuff soon (I can't get enough of your art) :)
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:icontheguardingdark:
TheGuardingDark Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
So, you own a small, incredibly efficient waterworks inside your soul?

I love how you've captured the sense of grim determination in the face of certain destruction, btw. Great Stuff.
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CommissarKinyaf Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
So... your not the only one who mourns for them?

Dont worry, I'm cooking up some arts.
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