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No quarters by jeenhoong No quarters by jeenhoong
"No quarter given and none sought!" - Jouran Dragoons' war-oath

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Farseer Muit’wa of craftworld Alaitoc did not even foresee the flying debris of Legio Athena’s destroyed warhound titan coming down towards her. 1 second was all it took to crush the xeno witch beneath burning sheets of adamantium; even in death the god machine of the Omnissiah still served. 3 cycles of bitter fight against the mon’keigh turned a rapid direction from foreseen success to utter tragedy. The collective elder host wailed in despair and began to fall back through the hellish battlefield to the webway. As they took flight, a grumbling grind of metal against rock intensified and soon chased after them. Banshee exarch Minaah risked a look behind her and cursed when a flotilla of gorgon assault landers appeared out of the fog and over the rims of massive craters, sponson weapons blazing. No less than a few minutes, the imperials have them surrounded in a tight noose and Minaah decided to take the fight to her enemies or die trying. Rallying her warriors and slayers; she charged, wraith blade in hand and thirsty for blood.

Far away, close-up observing the winning battle from ceiling mounted holo-display in the strategium abroad the Jouran Baneblade “Lion of Terra”, Senior Commander Hans von Weiss smirked devilishly.

"Your mistake, mamzel!"; he howled.

In chorus, heavy ramps of the landers crashed down unceremoniously with echoing bangs and within them cyan-clothed killers swarmed forth; their fist volley of las shots killing the majority of Minaah’s comrades mercilessly. Shocked at the brutality, she froze and faltered.

Growing in volume, the mon’keighs began roaring as they closed on her, terrible bloodlust shine in their eyes. Minaah did not understand imperial tongue but she knew what they meant and one thing only.

"Death," she whispered before a chainsword crush her heart and the world turned black.

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Extension to old drawing, Imperial Guard Jouran Dragoon.

Some fluff:
Jouran have a long martial history since the humans explore the frontiers of space. The name of their society may have changed throughout history from the Unification Wars but their legacy remain the same. Martial servitude is seen as the honor of the family and officers are mostly inducted from patricians amongst the Jouran society while common soldiers are from the lower tier such as citizen class or serfdoms.
The dragoon are masters of mechanized warfare, rarely fighting without close armoured support and truth be told, they enjoyed the patronage of the mechanicum since long time ago, being able to enjoy the most advance gears of war of the Omnisiah.
During blitzkrieg, dragoons are combined into a spearhead of 4 combined squad, called "gauntlet", or a larger of 8 combined, called "cohort" or the largest 16 combined, call "anvil". Each speartip is lead by a senior line officer called banjolor, rank is something of a supreme sergeant (the rank is rumor to be able to trace back to Terra itself) or guardsman kapitan.

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Complex sketch just take too long to finish.

ps: if you want to feel the full atmosphere of the produced work, you should take a deep breath and let go a long howl of “ura!” with the best of your manliness. (not for pussy)

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edit: fix with much realistic blood and carnage
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Subtorch Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely executed
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Rorenado Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Great picture. Definitely gets me in the mood to play some Only War or Dawn of War.
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pittbull44 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I like that it shows the somewhat simplicity of killing[the colors] with the confusion of war itself[the characters]
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Guest455 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Thad dud got f***ed up!
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Guest455 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
GONA HAVE ME SOME FUN!
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gufu1992 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When fighting Eldar, dimes are enough.
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lolistick Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Inspirational, you can feel fury radiate from the guardsmen themselves! Truely inspirational!
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Lexshade Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Nice dude!
Damn weeaboo xenos
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SillyMadman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This one is pure epic. Eff those Eldar up! YEAH!
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DarkCloak Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Awesome.
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