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Mechwarrior - Bait and Switch
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Published: January 27, 2015
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Outgunned, the Raven darts from cover to cover in the falling snow, evading fire as best it can. It's all a ruse though, as the hunting Atlas chasses its target into the husk of a downed dropship, he becomes the hunted. A Stalker packing a battery of lasers and an AC20 let rip into the Atlas' torso. The tables turn.

A Battletech / Mechwarrior fanart commissioned by Mgeni
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Larssen's avatar
Next round; Atlas fires ac20 to the Raven, regardless of the outcome, and starts walking back behind the pillar to the left. The plot thickens ;)
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ToriasTitus's avatar
That Stalker is gonna have a rude awakening. That Atlas is still hunting them.
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Shimmering-Sword|Professional Digital Artist
Might be tough missing half his mech though :)
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ToriasTitus's avatar
Tis but a flesh wound!
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fidgetlilmeg12|Professional Digital Artist
I'm reworking the Battletech CCG cards for a free Tabletop Simulator mod. Would it be ok to use some of your Battletech images for some of the card art? I am making no money from it. It's a labor of love :)
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Shimmering-Sword|Professional Digital Artist
Sure, go for it.
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WystenDraco's avatar
I remember the Atlas. I think I still have my copy of Mech Assault or something along those lines for the first X-Box. My favorite Mech was the Thor.
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Shimmering-Sword|Professional Digital Artist
MA was a fun game. I play MWO these days.
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WystenDraco's avatar
Yup, I think before that I had the PC ones, Mech Warrior and ME Mercenaries. I kind of lost interest in the game over the years. However, Pacific Rim rekindled my love of Mechs in general, so some of my own stories include Mechs of different types and sizes.
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NightsOfFuturesPast's avatar
Something about the look of your art makes me think of the old Battletech books and their cover art. Very nice. ^^
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randomeye713's avatar
this song is relevant: open.spotify.com/track/5suWWkc…
the tension, the steel-on-steel violence, it isn't a fair fight for anyone
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Caboose941's avatar
then an Oxide comes up and kills all three the end.
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StarBomber109's avatar
That atlas looks like its about to be, in Misery :P
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jarmenj's avatar
Hellloooo Huginn.
Nice piece of imagery and the small description adds a bunch to the tenseness!
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thenotsowelltaught's avatar
Incredible,first of all I would like to mention the perspective and the balance of your artwork.It really feels as if you're that tiny soldier who is nothing more than a witness to a clash between titans.I love the how the laser beams are both transparent and solid,which to me is important since the beams show magnitude and direction.Making it clear that those are not flashlights and the explosions are very realistic as well.
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fecler's avatar
ravens are the best.  ^ 3^
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Hitman85Pl|Hobbyist Artist
Bad ass Atlas.
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SirSeldrix's avatar
Ah... This game brings back memories...
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Heavyhoof|Hobbyist Writer
Sometimes your work is so good that I swear my brain is boiling.
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MX-O|Student Traditional Artist
Bad-ass, very cool.
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Sekitonbo's avatar
"IT'S A TRAP!"
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Tyrranus's avatar
bad day for the assless ;) Steiners never learn
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Whitehare1|Professional General Artist
Perfection.
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thevampiredio|Professional Digital Artist
oh man. now u made me miss playing again. :P
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