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Only in Death... by NicolasRGiacondino Only in Death... by NicolasRGiacondino
"...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.


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.
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]
SirRinge Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
15 hours...
Theoneandonlyassasin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool drawing
Aurenian Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Always nice to see the IG get a pic where they aren't dying horribly.
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
lyciphur Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Your works are always teh joy and inspiration for me . Thanks!
Impguy101 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Again you grace us with your talent!
Rovien Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Nice job! Drop Site Massacre sometime?
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
MisterNobodyY99 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
You always make Imperial Guard look tough as nails, just as they should be.
thelimeofdoom Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
You really do need balls of steel to join the The Imperial Guard!
Gaston25 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
LOVE these guys!
Juggernaut453 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Downright Badass!

Cowards die in shame.
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