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Legio Imprint - Dornian Heresy part 2


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Aurelius Rex

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With the first issue of the Legio Imprint / Dornian Heresy hot off the presses, I wanted to keep up the momentum and start a thread for the last nine Alt-IA articles for DH volume 2. :)

Only a few of the articles have been written at the moment - Iron Warriors is out, Iron Hands and Alpha Legion are in the works. The other articles are still in my head, but there are pointers as to the other articles in the overview.

This thread is a WIP, but I will put up what I can and this post will be edited with info and eventually pictures as it progresses.

It will be at least a year before I will be finished with the final IA article, and so there will doubtless be another (non-Dornian Heresy) Legio Imprint before I am ready to go with the second part. Hopefully we can take advantage of the available time and interest in part one of the Legio Imprint to get lots of artwork up for each article - hopefully even 3-4 each of the very best submissions rather than desperately scrambling for one picture to go with each article. :D As many of the articles will not be written for a while, the character of these legions may not be clearly defined, and so it may be best to focus first on the completed IA's and then on others as they are being developed.

Regarding the painter images, I loved the way the first batch turned out. The only thing I thought could be done to improve it was - like the GW IA's - is to have the painter accompanied by an image of the legion symbol, either a simple illustration or on a shoulderpad. I felt that the legion symbol couldn't ne easily shown off on the painter as you were seeing a side view. Similarly, it would have been really nice to have a stylised version of the legion symbol on the article's title bar - not sure the best way - as if embossed or carved into stone... see the GW IA's - perhaps this could be done for part two?

So, in an approximate order of publication...

Iron Warriors
From the article's introductory paragraph:
Armoured with a suspicion borne of bitter experience, the Iron Warriors have often been labelled paranoid, but as the events of the Dornian Heresy proved, not even brother Astartes can be trusted implicitly. As consummate siege-masters, they were instrumental in the success of the Great Crusade, and after the Betrayal they refortified the Imperium to withstand assaults from within as well as without. While other legions place their trust in dangerous psychic powers or the superstition of blind faith, the Iron Warriors depend instead upon thick walls, overwhelming firepower and meticulous planning to ensure victory.

So they are the siege-masters of the Imperium - both defensive and offensive. Like their norm-'verse counterparts they are still pretty bitter and paranoid, although not to the same degree. Aerion's great front cover showed their use of the Emperor's lightning bolt device in their legion symbol rather than the Aquila. They could well have that very interesting crenellation motif and chevrons on their armour from their GW IA in some way. Some of them may well have servo-harnesses or other techmarine adaptations.

Picture ideas:
1) Badaboom has offered to illustrate the iconic battle between Perturabo and Sanguinius at the Ultimate Gate. I can't wait to see it. :)

As to other picture ideas, something along the lines of the above for a picture of an Iron Warrior would be the starting position. Beyond that, I am open to ideas of mental images that grabbed you from the IA.

Examples could be pictures of their extensive armoury of vehicles - from tunnelers, Knight walkers, Fellblades (superheavies like the Baneblade) and even Ordinati! It is rumoured they have Titans, but as it is only a rumour, it may be best to steer clear of showing one. :)

- Squadrons of Land Raiders and vindi's ready for an armoured blitzkrieg assault, with the biggest war machines silhoetted behind them?

- Similarly a picture of their massed artillery company firing at the enemy - focussing on the IW giving the order to fire and the artillery itself rather than the enemy. .

- An IW fortress bristling with guns and the gun servitors scanning the horizon, and / or an enemy fortress shattered by IW fire and with IW marines forcing a breach in the defensive lines.

- A picture of the Olympian space elevator from the colourpiece, streching up from the highest mountaintop and up into orbit to bring weapons, raw material and the like to and from orbit to supply their armies.


Iron Hands
Check the WIP article here in the AD section.


Alpha Legion
Check the WIP article here in the AD section.


Dark Angels

Salamanders

Night Lords

Sons of Horus

Imperial Fists

Death Guard

Does anyone have ideas for the painter images or artwork, or better still are volunteering to work on the pictures then shout out here. It is probably easiest to concentrate on the first three. :)

Regards,
John.

Edited by Aurelius Rex, 29 May 2010 - 06:31 PM.

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Alternate Heresy Index Astartes articles for the World Eaters, Emperor's Children, Raven Guard, Word Bearers,
Ultramarines, White Scars, Space Wolves, Thousand Sons and Blood Angels available as a pdf
Click here for the Legio Imprint download thread
Iron Warriors +++ Iron Hands +++ Alpha Legion +++ Dark Angels

Index Astartes: Scions of Dorn

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Iron Warriors Painter- Very plain armour, a fair bit of lightning insignia as perhaps a reminder of the Siege of Terra and the role they played there

Artwork: The Siege of Terra, with the Ultimate Gate and possibly the face off between Sanguinius and Pertuarbo, a picture of the Iron Warriors' big guns or one of their fortresses

Alpha Legion Painter- Not sure what should be done with this, perhaps a picture of the Swords of Guilliman :D

Artwork: Perhaps some of the human agents could be featured, one of Lysander after his 'reawakening' as a Alpha Legion agent, an Alpha Legionnaire meeting an informant, one of the Shrine of Torment with Alpharius (in cloak) meeting Fulgrim with Guilliman in stasis behind them or a Legionnaire meeting some xenos (kroot or ork) and paying them.

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I've been doing alot of nightlords art work lately I could always de chaosify some of it for the loyalist versions for this. would make me feel better about missing the last one.

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Just a quick thought I had today involving the Night Lords. I was re-reading Soul Hunter today and was thinking - in the book Talos was given the name Soul Hunter by his Primarch cause Konrad knew that he would be the only one to chase after the assassin that was to murder him. So in the Alt 'Verse, could there not be a mention of Talos taking a section of marines to hunt down Sigismund and the 'Black Legion' ?

Edited by Ferrus Manus, 27 May 2010 - 08:24 PM.

 
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What I really want to know is: when are we going to get started? I´m pretty busy at the moment, but we should take profit of the experience we´ve got with the previous volume and start working as soon as there´s something to work on, to make sure everything looks as good as possible in the end.

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@ Sigismund Himself - I have added more ideas to the first post, and will add more to it based on your AL ideas when I get a chance. :D Can I count on you for pointman on painter duties again, Matt?

@ Nephren-Ka - It would be great to actually have some high-quality and photographed Dornian Heresy miniatures featured in part 2, so looking forward to seeing what you can do for the Night Lords. :D

@ Ferrus Manus - I have ordered Soul Hunter on Amazon and will be reading it for ideas when it arrives.

@ Badaboom - Glad to hear you are raring to help with part two, Diego. :D If Sergio is also interested, then it would be great to have his help. :P Do any of the ideas in the first post (mainly on the Iron Warriors at this stage, but also Matt's AL too) appeal to you?

When things settle down I will need to reach out to a few more artists and perhaps bring them in as new AD's if they work out. Hopefully the Legio Imprint will give us some visibility to get lots more talented artists involved in this project. :)

More later,
John.
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Alternate Heresy Index Astartes articles for the World Eaters, Emperor's Children, Raven Guard, Word Bearers,
Ultramarines, White Scars, Space Wolves, Thousand Sons and Blood Angels available as a pdf
Click here for the Legio Imprint download thread
Iron Warriors +++ Iron Hands +++ Alpha Legion +++ Dark Angels

Index Astartes: Scions of Dorn

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Hi John,

Sergio and me are more than willing to help on this new issue. Hopefully, we will have more time to contribute, but this is not sure; about the picture ideas, many of them are appealing, but I guess you´ll don´t mind if we (the artists, in general) come out with different ideas, isn´t it? I have some images in mind, but the showdown between Sanguinius and Perturabo could be very interesting. Consider it "reserved" :)

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Oh of course, Diego! :D The picture scenarios I suggested were simply examples of things to get the ball rolling. If you have an inspiring image of your own, then that is likely to give an even better overall picture. :blush:

Regarding the Perturabo / Sanguinius battle, I shall mark that as 'reserved' for you in the initial post now. :)
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Alternate Heresy Index Astartes articles for the World Eaters, Emperor's Children, Raven Guard, Word Bearers,
Ultramarines, White Scars, Space Wolves, Thousand Sons and Blood Angels available as a pdf
Click here for the Legio Imprint download thread
Iron Warriors +++ Iron Hands +++ Alpha Legion +++ Dark Angels

Index Astartes: Scions of Dorn

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I'm also interested in helping out for the Legio Imprints II if I'm needed...


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Good to hear that, Joey. :evil: Does anything grab you so far? There will doubtless be a Legio Imprint before the one featuring the second part of the Dornian Heresy which we may also be able to use your artistic talents. :)
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Alternate Heresy Index Astartes articles for the World Eaters, Emperor's Children, Raven Guard, Word Bearers,
Ultramarines, White Scars, Space Wolves, Thousand Sons and Blood Angels available as a pdf
Click here for the Legio Imprint download thread
Iron Warriors +++ Iron Hands +++ Alpha Legion +++ Dark Angels

Index Astartes: Scions of Dorn