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Mordian Ironhearts by jeenhoong Mordian Ironhearts by jeenhoong
Mordian is the embodiment of the Nazi and 3rd reich in 40k setting. Being racist, pure blood, uniform, jewsterminatus, hitlol, yadda yadda and awesome weaponries and discipline~

the hive world is a highly regimented society, its subjects separated by a caste system of high spire, mid spire, lower spire and underhive inhabitants. Majority of Mordia citizen are conscripted into the guard as imperial tithe, it is a tradition, of martial servitude.

but of course, as you would guess, a low spire soldier could not become lord commander, even if he is blessed by the emprah. the caste system is both a political governing body of the masses as well as a tool of discipline. Officers only came from the top spire and men of lower tiers are to serve them without questions, or it is heresy. With this, throughout millennias, the reputation of the Ironguard as a ruthless, discipline and effective martial force is forged.

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Ironhearts is senior veterans of the low spire, (mid spire can buy their way into junior officer while underhivers is cursed with a lifetime as levy troops and cannon fodder) their years of service marking them as heroes of the regiment they come from, but could not promote any further into officer school due to the caste system. Thusly, created the storm-trooper/elite role where they serve out the ends of their lives. Younger Mordians look up to them as grandfather exemplars, legendary hero figures, the old breed, the soul of the fighting regiment and they rally around them. Ironhearts are as much as a spiritual core as well as a fearsome fighting machine. Skills honed throughout a lifetime of war and carnage, these men are cold blooded killers who said farewell to mercy and compassion along with the foes they have slayed along the way, long time ago. what is left is just the honor of serving the imperium till the last day of their life. Most have serious augmentic surgery and holders of the prestigious Iron Aquilla and Macharius Sash.

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Just need to finish this, been put too long away and skill level is so different now it is hard to finish.

ps: greater good illuminated, with imperial steel~
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CaccoXL Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
More than nazist propaganda, watch the WW1 propaganda and photos: the bigger part of GW's "inspiration" comes from that grim war where people actually died without great results.
Every european army had its "commissars" during that war.
Anyway, great job with these veterans!
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lolistick Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Goes well with the band "Sabaton"
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Dutch-CannonFodder Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I knew I was not the only one that thougt that.
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trooper937 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
I am a big fan of the technology the germans had during the war,but not a fan of what they stood for, or even what they did for that matter. Cool illustration mate. Is it on paper, just wondering.
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah
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Tr01ka Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Student General Artist
I think Mordians are closer to WWI Austere-Hungarians.
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LordSolarMacharius Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Or even Franco-Prussian War Prussians.

Scratch that, ESPECIALLY Prussians.
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jorgeelmuerte Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Apparently Tau-Jews have blue blood! You learn something new everyday :3...
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, it is actually fish sauce mate~
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chineseguy469 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
When I first saw this picture, I thought it was a WW2 era Kuomingtang-themed Guardsman.
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that may be an interesting take
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deathscythe517 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Well I was hoping for Krieg but I think that's another nazi-loving artists MO, anywho, like the blood effects for the Tau and the gritty look of the officers.
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
krieg is nazi-ness in the 3rd reich terror and vengeance weapon, and the nuclear atomic inspired terror of modern warfare. mordian is the spirit of the 3rd reich, the propaganda and the aryan ideology
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Calmar Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Krieg is a World War I style trench warfare army whose uniforms combine elements from several armies. [link]

The Mordian uniforms look pretty much like the blue dress of US Marines... [link]

The Armageddon Steel Legion resembles the Nazi army in appearance and strategy, though.
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yawnn~~ point not taken
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deathscythe517 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Ah so Krieg is like the army whilst Mordian is like the Gestapo? If I'm getting what you're saying.
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
exactly~
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deathscythe517 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Well I believe that puts us at opposite ends, sir, for i am a communist. o_o
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whatever~ i don't care what you stand for, politic shite is dime a dozen to me

i am no nazi; but find humanism agreeable, chinese lineage and proud of it

standing for ideology in this post modern world is just pathetic to me, if you want my opinion.
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deathscythe517 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Indeed, just as not dealing in absolutes leads to the fucked-three-ways-from-sunday political system we Americans have. o_O

Ah well, politics don't matter beyond what you say and what you wear, and after the apocalypse, they won't matter beyond what you wear.
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist
sweet!!! there's something cool about that Tau mech at the back.. looks kinda different in a good way. and that blood splat, awesome!!
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Ryu0710 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
wow..
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Wolfblade670 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
IMO Mordia was always much more like Prussia and Stalin's Russia than the Third Reich. People tacking Nazi onto anything remotely military ticks me off. Anyway, been waiting forever to see this finished, it looks great.
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah i love to tick you off by nazi-ing everything, did i do a good job?
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Wolfblade670 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I'm hoping you weren't being sarcastic, it wasn't meant as a personal attack. Its a touchy issue for me because I am half German, and I get angry when the masses associate everything German, Prussian, or anything vaguely high European or military with the Nazis. Its part of my heritage and a matter of honour that I am bound to defend. I wasn't looking to pick a fight.
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V-for-Vienna Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Mordian is the embodiment of the Nazi and 3rd reich in 40k setting. Being racist, pure blood, uniform, jewsterminatus, hitlol, yadda yadda and awesome weaponries and discipline

Always struck me as being more Austro-Hungarian Empire/WWI Germany, what with the "Iron Guard" moniker and the little pre-1915-style peaked caps.
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
quite a point there.

why nazi? it is because they have a strong resemblance when you view at any nazi propaganda poster and art of that period~
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V-for-Vienna Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
I'm afraid I'm just seeing it. Maybe Krieg, or the Armageddon Steel Legion, but not the Mordians. They're about as "Nazi" as the Praetorians.
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this for all the right and obvious reasons. The variety in the soldiers, their uniformity that keeps them a cohesive bunch, the energy and violence of the pic, without being so violent as to remove from it.

I have to worry though, that crisis suit is getting close, and those things and rip people up in a hurry, do these boys get the hell out or do they have a secret ace up their sleeve?

Fav'd because I've always loved the WIPs, and its so good to see a long term project come to completion. Also faved because its big and dynamic and you don't lose your control over the pic in any place.
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol that big mutha is dead ya?

i would suggest gtfo or call in an airstrike
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gant12000 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
gotta love the greater good. i like that the caste systearmieshate each other so much
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zillafire101 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
They really don't.
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yup
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gant12000 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
gotta love the greater good. i like that the caste systearmieshate each other so much
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brit92 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
you are gifted, sir. you have a keen eye for striking regiments and a wonderful imagination for these epic battle scenes.
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cheers mate
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:iconbrit92:
brit92 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
your welcome
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Lemniskate Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Poor Tau :(
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good~~~~
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
well i always thought the entire Imperium to be space nazis
i mean everyone does martial servitude and even Krieg and other grenadiers are expected to spend their last breathe fighting

though i really like how they're screwing up the Tau here
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
but krieg is cloning soldier at a terrible rate, their gene stock is from heroes, that is why they fulfil their duty so autonomously. Mordia is different, it is a hive world, everyone of them is different. And a great deal is required to unify them under 1 banner
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
yeah well not all loyal soldiers of Krieg come from the Vitae Wombs most are just raised with the sense of duty for redemption

but still like you said the Mordians come from a hiveworld so i guess they could use the extra iron discipline in their training
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
otherwise, it is just beaten into them
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Artimoi Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
wow, so cool, cant say i know much of the 40K stuff so im abit oblivious, but its very cool, i love their facial expressions
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cheers
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Vlaskiyov Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Been waiting for the finish of this. Glad to see it's finally complete; it's badassery is not in shame.
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yup
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heretic14 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, if mordian is the third reich, who is the jews?)
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jeenhoong Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wait~ jew would be the emprah~
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heretic14 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lenin ;_;
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