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In the Future... by Howard-33 In the Future... by Howard-33
It is the 41st millennium. For more than a hundred centuries the Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. He is the master of mankind by the will of the gods, and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies. He is the rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology. He is the Carrion Lord of the Imperium for whom a thousand souls are sacrificed very day, so that he may never truly die.

Yet even in his deathless state, the Emperor continues his eternal vigilance. Mighty battlefleets cross the daemon-infested miasma of the warp, the only route between distant stars, their way lit by the Astronomican, the psychic manifestation of the Emperor's will. Vast armies give battle in his name on uncounted worlds.Greatest amongst his soldiers are the Adeptus Astartes, the Space Marines, bio-engineered super-warriors. Their comrades in arms are legion: the Imperial Guard and countless planetary defence forces, the ever-vigilant Inquisition and the tech-priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus to name only as few. But for all their multitude, they are barely enougth to hold off the ever-present threat from aliens, heretics, mutants - and worse.

To be a man in such times is to be one amoungst untold billions. It is to live in the cruellest and most bloody regime imaginable. Forget the power of technology and science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be re-learned. Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there is only war. There is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting gods.
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ScannerArtly Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
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ElysianTrooper Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thats a nice caught scenerio, like the pose of the guardsmen..well done...
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TwigKnight Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Is the tripod-gun some kind of Heavy Stubber?
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mg1325 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
cool.
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its what we do best, we die standing

good, bad, we are the guys with the guns

glory to the emperor
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kaa-angel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
you know warhammer!?
i'm just looking at that!
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:iconcorporal-yakob:
Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Amazing stuff!
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machine3589 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
What is that tripod-mounted weapon?
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shreddedmind Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Looking at the two little screen/net things on the side of the barrel, it makes me think maybe a flamer weapon.
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:iconmg1325:
mg1325 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
a heavy bolter
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:iconmg1325:
mg1325 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
when you say it, it dosent. what ever maybe its a lasgun or auto cannon.
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:iconmachine3589:
machine3589 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Looks nothing like a heavy bolter, though.
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Firewarrior909 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Love it, the Russ parked in the background is a nice touch as is the Bolter, which goes along with the beefier body armor to make me guess their some kinda Kasrkin special Ops squad.
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Howard-33 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Glad you liked the image.
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ItachI0 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
nice
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Turain Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
There maybe only war in the far future, but the Imperial Guard is there to make sure Humanity has it's share

Again, great work
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GarethLorn Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
What regiment are these guys from?
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:iconhoward-33:
Howard-33 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
The are sort of a generic Cadian.
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GarethLorn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Ah, okay.
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Sturgeonsurgeon14th Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Awesome! I love the bolter pistol and the Leman Russ!
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Zuzu-01 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
Wha! Great Work!
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The description is ownage
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WWGeneral Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
great work
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MisterScourge Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very? It is every*
I would say I love this artwork and the storyline.
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bonnyscott Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
There are bolters issued to certain specialists within the Guard, Veterans, some stormtroopers etc. Its rare yeah, considering Boltguns are expensive and require a grox load of mantainence and care, and giving them away to Imperial footsloggers just aint cost effective.

Anyway, the pic is great, very emotive, makes them more human, ofcourse, the boobs are the only problem I agree.

But love the Leman Russ in the background, brill
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kenfan0206 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
imperial guards holding space marine BOLTERS?! if it is, the bolter must be bigger. If not, You GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!

Nice Tho.....
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Kimmolito Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
It's a bolt pistol, a hand pistol. It's pretty big considering what kind of weapon it is.
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kenfan0206 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
well yeah...space marines are 3meters or taller...but a bolt pistol is wider and shorter
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twitchy01 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
Duty and Honor!
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dmaland Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The scene you've set in this picture is tremendous. There is enormous detail, and yet it is not "busy." Well done!
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Bagrada Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
Imperial Guard rules!
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captainmelgar Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
i think you went a littel over board on there boady armour but other wise good
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They have big shiny boob-protectors
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