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D-Day Ouranberg by jeenhoong D-Day Ouranberg by jeenhoong
Out of the gray haze of an early morning we came
Barges and Valkyries and Marauders and Lightnings
Imperial Navy, Imperial Guard and Phantine
65 thousands men and 20 thousands steels
From Hassenville to Ouranberg
The endless skies of Phantine burned

"BANG!" down came the bloody ramp
"GO! GO! GO!" Sergeant Maull yelled and died
"Up and over! Up and over, you dogs!" Commissar Zeall screamed and chopped
Chainsword cutting through cowards and foes
"Here we go!" Corporal Tonks chased through las and bullets
The Chimeras died and crashed
Hellfires poured out from Beta, Alpha domes

"Fuck this shit, Macaroth!" Captain Harl roared
A las round sent him to repent his sins in front of the Emperor
"Keep going! Keep going!"
"I am shot!"
"Doc is dead!"
"Don't let me die!"
"Kill them all!"
"Cowards, let's go, in the name of all that's holy!"

And so we did
Up and over
Corpses of our friends beneath Munitorum-issued boots
Blood Pact laughing from the distant
But who, we say
Dare to tell us we did not put up a good fight
So many of us died
In the name of the Emperor

Heheh, sorry about this crap "poetry"
Gaunt's ghosts stuff
Well hell! It's finally done! My largest (A3) drawing so far on DA, i just hope that it is better, not bigger... XD T_T ^^"
As you guys selected, it's C, ouranberg assault by Urdesh.
Ouranberg is a tough nut to crack. In the books, it is the fortress of the archenemy on Phantine. The blood pact have months to prepare, much like Normandy in 1944. The Alpha, Beta and Gamma domes are reinforced in tiers of AA batteries and cannon and making them looks like 3 Mount Suribachi in one go out of Iwo Jima. Even when the Imperials are kilometres away, their tanks go sky high in balls of explosions.
Ourangate is the objective. I kinda imagined it like a big cathedral entrance. So it is like 2 giant arch way (which can permit a titan or more) with the gothic architecture of the Imperial bla bla... plus some defaced facades by the works of the blood pact.
The Urdesh and other forces, landed on the avenue down Ourangate, forming an attack wedge. The Urdesh is the tip and the bulk of the spear, with 2 elements of Tanith on their flanks, acting in a pincer attack on the gates. The Krassian, however, attack from Gamma dome in human waves assault, hoping to overrun Blood Pact defense grid. While the Urdesh stormtroops and Phantine Skybornes roped in to the vapour mills far behind and launched some commando/sabotage works to take the domes from within. It is a decisive victory but one that came at a great cost.

If there is an interest on more storyboard/info, you can check out the WIP :
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BrowncoatMando Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist


just finished Guns of Tanith so it was still fresh in my mind when I found this. You capture it well.

pauliszonek Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
So many details... Respect
pittbull44 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
the Tanith are up front
Kellkrull87 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
I like this although it looks more like the attack on Iwo Jima than D-Day.
WARORK Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
For some reason this reminds me of the cover of the "Call of Duty" series since there are a lot of soldiers looking/shouting/pointing at the person looking at the picture

good stuff, you can really draw in the scale of this battle from the pic

I give it 5/5 mulched loaxtls XD
Assassinorum Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Student Writer
Great piece I've seen buildings in real life like that. Maybe I should investigate.
Mr-Reaper666 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
nice pic though. exactly how i pictured it
Mr-Reaper666 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
were's the masks? wasnt the atmosphere toxic?
Vaders-Fist-1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Student Artist
bulletbarrage Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe, looks like their trying to destroy two testicles. but it's alright because they're chaos-infested testicles.

Stupidity aside, this looks intense and the IG rock.
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