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Mechwarrior - Bait and Switch by Shimmering-Sword Mechwarrior - Bait and Switch by Shimmering-Sword
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 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018
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 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
That Stalker is gonna have a rude awakening. That Atlas is still hunting them.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Might be tough missing half his mech though :)
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ToriasTitus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Tis but a flesh wound!
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fidgetlilmeg12 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  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 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, go for it.
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WystenDraco Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
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 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
MA was a fun game. I play MWO these days.
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WystenDraco Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
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 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Student Writer
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 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
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 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
then an Oxide comes up and kills all three the end.
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StarBomber109 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016
That atlas looks like its about to be, in Misery :P
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jarmenj Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Hellloooo Huginn.
Nice piece of imagery and the small description adds a bunch to the tenseness!
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thenotsowelltaught Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
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 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
ravens are the best.  ^ 3^
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Hitman85Pl Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Bad ass Atlas.
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SirSeldrix Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Ah... This game brings back memories...
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Heavyhoof Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Sometimes your work is so good that I swear my brain is boiling.
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MX-O Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Bad-ass, very cool.
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Sekitonbo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
"IT'S A TRAP!"
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Tyrranus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
bad day for the assless ;) Steiners never learn
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Whitehare1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Perfection.
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
oh man. now u made me miss playing again. :P
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Rsmxz Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Nice!, Having a big boy doesn´t mean that you are unstoppable
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Memory-Of-Lakaeos Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heck yeah, love me some Raven. Your take on it is fantastic, I must say. Actually I've always had a soft spot for the recon 'mechs in general - the added sense of vulnerability they have compared to the larger units makes them seem more... exciting, I guess? Having said that, the old Mechwarrior games have been my primary Battletech experience, and the recons are almost useless in those... 
The feeling of 'impact' on the Atlas is just perfect, by the way, amazing work. <3
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YokoZoko Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Cute Heart 
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godzillaSan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
because he is like, What!, oh no!!!
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Ezekielepharcelis Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nice one, looks like a Huginn Hero. 
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gamios Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
That's almost like the MW3 intro ! I can almost hear the guy go "Die clanner !" XD

This reminds me of how much I love, and miss, Mechwarrior games XD
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SNAKER2D2 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Man I miss that game
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Well there's MWO to play now, if you don't mind a bit of a grind to collect mechs.
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SNAKER2D2 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
I just wish they remade it 4 the newer xbox's I remember playing mech warrior assault and part of the 1srt one I loved the huge one like the one in the photo while my friend preferred the suit or the raptor
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Woodgnome01 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Excellent artwork. Great job on the motion of the Raven and the explosions on the Atlas's torso. Another fav for me.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"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."

YES!!!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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LordCastigator Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Feel a bit sorry for the Atlas Pilot, thought they were gonna get an easy kill, only to run into an ambush. Mind you, it is an Atlas, & I may not have learned much about Mechwarrior, but I do know the Atlas isn't known as a serious bad-ass Mech for planting flowers. Part of me says don't count the Atlas out just yet. There's a reason I designed my custom Mech off the Atlas...
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
At least in game I'd give the Atlas a slight edge vs a stalker up close, but after that Stalker gets the first shot in, not so much.
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AlexanderDeath Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Every time I see someone in an Atlas I always think to myself: "sucker"
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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AlexanderDeath Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh seriously man! They always think "Oh look at me! I am a Big, Bad ass in an Atlas! Nothing can stop...*dead*"...... that's right about when they realize that 2 Clan ER PPC's targeted in the back with a Targeting Computer will kill just about anything, including and not exclusive to Battlemechs, and once a Dropship. Suckers hehehe. 
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abdamit Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
the lasers look really cool!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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angryangel81 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Student Photographer
I seen the 12th Donegal Guards in action, lets simply say that if they "chase" a light, everybody will give him a shot and then they focus again on the heavier targets.... usually the light dont survives that long. But anyways the 12th guard pilots are also high skilled and teamplaying members.
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SOTBS Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Not been my experience fighting the 12DG. Always seen them in big groups, but they've never acquitted themselves as well as you'd expect of an 8+ man team. 
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angryangel81 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Student Photographer
they have 7 companies ^^ and maybe you simply had a mixed team out of that 7 companies, since they pug often mixed match and with new people... and also testing things out.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds like a bad light if they're going down so easy :D
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angryangel81 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Student Photographer
Well most lights go down easy, only those Firestarters suck the moment, they are clearly overpowered at the moment.
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