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i thought i'd slip this into the general 40k area because well, art is how we largely know the warhammer 40k universe. we can only get so much from the words of the codex and the words of the books, so on that little bombshell the Gretchen was clinging to, i have a question.

where is the love for the "lesser" chapters of the space marines? yes we have the emperor's favorite children the ultra marines. yes we have the black Templar, well sorta have the black Templar, not much of their art but a lot more than others. and then we've got the space wolves... but where are the other chapters in regards to art? where is their stage so they can get up on the podium and shout for the emperor?

ok excessively odd analogies aside, why dont you guys (and girls) think there are more space marine chapters that are featured in art? are they just not fun to draw? is a iron hand with all his mechanical augmentations not interesting to look at compared to the pristine true blue of the ultra marine? would you not enjoy seeing a raptor (chapter) slicing into a ork in his abnormal paint pattern armor complete with the additional air filters attached to his helm? or is the allure of a black Templar dreadnaught smashing a ork into the ground with his fist all that much more, alluring?

also, where are the images of the sharks at the beach while one throws a stick to a couple of space wolves just so they can get into the spotlight? come on, you know it's tempting to throw a stick at the space wolves and just say "fetch".

if you guys know where to find some decent stuff, please, enlighten me. share the grace of the emperor's light with me so i am not denied his love. because right now deviantart seems like it's the depths of the warp. colorful, but devoid of a lot of things.

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Well there's the Lexicanum, it has illustrations on some of the articles. Officially you also have Visions of Horus which are a series of artbooks with timelines and short stories of pre, during and post horus heresy. Hope this helps.
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While there isn't a lot in the way of drawings and so on, Forge World has a tendency to give lesser known Space Marine Chapters the spotlight in their Imperial Armor books which can be a refreshing change of pace.
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I think it is a deliberate policy. It serves to allow them to stick with a single iconic force and give more room to players to develop their own chapters.

In your example lets say GW make as much artwork for the Raptors chapter as to the Ultramarines. I am confidant in beliving that most forummers would also complain the Raptors get too much attention and them and the Ultramarines would be joint first in GW fanboyness (if such a term exists).

Similarly they cannot simply give very sparse amounts to every known chapter because it is necessary for every force given to have one specific iconic force to follow behind. Chaos have Black Legion, Dark Eldar have Kabal of the Black Heart, Orks have the Waagh! Thraka, Tau have the Tau sept and the Tyranids have Hive Fleet Leviathan as examples.


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hey now the UM were not always on the front there was time when the 3rd ed dex cover was all Crimson Fists

Your right many of those other chapters do get brushed aside. Gw just can't pull there heads out of the UM asses thats all

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see i know that bit. aint asking for that either. sides, who am i to denie people wonderfull artwork of the ultra smurfs?

sides, it's not just Games Workshop, it's a lot of other groups too. but what chapters do you wish had more art of them?

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I don`t much care for space marine art.

I want to see more for necrons and daemons, they seem to have fairly monotonous artworks so far, not many action pieces.


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Is much about merchandising, Ultramarines are the most with art for 40k, compared to imperial fist that is close to them.

Space Wolves, Black Templars, Dark Angels and Blood angels, are the most different chapters and have plenty of art; but maybe GW donīt want to produce the effect when you see an artwork and see an unknow by you chapter marine, and gives the chance for you to produce your ideas; there is lot of fan-art (even that they can sue you after)

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Honestly, I'd like to see more small-time chapters get some recognition. like maybe the Sable Swords. They sound pretty interesting as far as fluff and it'd be nice to see a change of pace that doesn't involve Ultrasmurfs.

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hey now the UM were not always on the front there was time when the 3rd ed dex cover was all Crimson Fists

Your right many of those other chapters do get brushed aside. Gw just can't pull there heads out of the UM asses thats all
yeah i agree with this completely and a friend of mine is the same way if its anything other than UM, DA, or BA then he says there pansies
i just wish they gave them alittle recognition once in awhile (besides whats on forge world)
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