Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Art Of Deathwatch. Smashing Face

From the previous posts, you might get the impression that being a member of the Ordo Xenos Deathwatch was a sweet deal. Travel. Perks. All the black armor you can swing a crozius at. I'll be honest, it's all those things and more. But there are those who turn from the Astronomican's light. Who reject the benevolent emperor and wander to the ruinous powers. Degenerate Xenos relegated to the galactic wastes. This is when the smack must be laid down.
Frontispiece for the Adversaries Chapter. Honestly, I don't think it can get more adversarial for the Deathwatch than Tyranids. Really, that is one big mama (What is that btw? A Mawloc?).
There's those heretics I was talking about. Just because the Deathwatch's mandate is to purge the Xenos, does not mean they are going to not beat down on your renegade guard. This is great for scale. Sometimes we forget just how big and terrifying a Space Marine is supposed to be.
Ah, yes. The Relic Blade. Here's a plate to remind you that even a 10,000 year old Chaos empowered traitor marine doesn't like to have a five foot sword crackling with lightning driven through his sternum. You would be amazed how many things that will kill (Sorry, classic Buffy reference, couldn't help it).

1 comment:

NR said...

Love the way you put things.