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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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ElysianTrooper Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thats a nice caught scenerio, like the pose of the guardsmen..well done...
TwigKnight Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Is the tripod-gun some kind of Heavy Stubber?
mg1325 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
its what we do best, we die standing

good, bad, we are the guys with the guns

glory to the emperor
kaa-angel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
you know warhammer!?
i'm just looking at that!
Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Amazing stuff!
machine3589 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
What is that tripod-mounted weapon?
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.
mg1325 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
a heavy bolter
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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