This is an awesome picture. The detail and emphasis in the soldiers in amazing. I've seen great art, but this is amazing. The title kind of goes with it. I believe it would be better suited with something starting the battle of something or whatever. As I said before this just downright awesome. The color is very good. Personally I cannot color at all. The weapons could be a little bit more realistic. I see that some of them are a little bit too blocky. you should also work more on skin tones. All the humans look as if they are from the same race. I hope this helps you.
This is really badass. "It's what we do best! We. Die. STANDING!" Lucky for the Guardsmen, Orks nearly always miss what they are shooting at. I wonder if that makes the tactics of the Mordian Iron Guard more effective against them since it presents a smaller, clustered target?
This pic got me thinking.
You know, a laser array in 40K is when two or more lascannons strike at the same spot on the target at the same time. Lasguns have rather thick beams and there are a lot of them. So, what if the guardsmen paired-up as "battle-buddies" and trained to shoot the same spot on the target at the same time? Each pair could simply appoint the more skilled of the two as the senior buddy and his partner would just shoot the same spot that he does at the same time (the first shot being just to show where to hit). The lasgun only has a fire rate of 220 rounds-per-minute, according to Forge World (I think it was them). That isn't hard to keep track of, so they could synch their shots easily enough with practice. Combined with the sheer number of Guardsmen, this would be rather devastating. Assuming the Imperium doesn't do this already (given their human wave tactics, I doubt they have bothered with this).
Aah the Guard, they will fight to the end they will die in their legions secure in the knowledge that for every one of them that dies 10 will take their place truly the bravest the Imperium has to offer
yea its REALLY hard to be brave when your flesh mends in seconds you can eat poison and not even get heartburn, your standard weapon is a high cyclic rate RPG and your armor makes most battle tanks feel inadequate