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 Strg Alt wrote:
 Thairne wrote:
Many of you might already know this, but for those that do not - Astartes Part 3 is now available to watch on youtube.

I cannot stress how awesome this guy and his interpretation/rendition of a 40k astartes boarding action is. Fluff marines in excellent CGI.
He definately deservers more attention (and Patreons!)

Astartes Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-MteECxZUY
Astartes Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfGPMJ8A0QY
Astartes Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMGRa4_UjE4


Looks good at first glance but it is after all only poorly concealed bolter porn. The guy who made Helsreach is still my favourite fan artist.


There's room for both. This stuff has great use of sound.

GW likely made the correct choice in that they will have someone who is shown to be able to handle a story and will fall into the PG-13 realm over having something rated R and potentially more controversial.

I know some might say "herp derp GW sells to kids" - let's be honest about how PG-13 can reach a wider audience, at least.

   
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If you want more accurate marines on the tabletop you use Custodes rules.

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on the forum. Obviously

Yeah, it was clearly causing some damage, which is why he had to take cover and throw smoke. It shows they aren't unkillable, but its very subtle.

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People need to keep in mind, this is kind of a classic story arc thing and we're only 3-4 minutes into the final product (which may only be 15 minutes long). You set up the antagonist here as being super bad-ass and nigh unkillable (again, accurate enough to the fluff) because we're setting the entire stage for when some of the marines are killed.

Watching it so far, you think "whoa, unstoppable dudes!" --- and that is what adds power to the first time we see a marine get killed by one of the big baddies, or whatever is hiding in vault "2". This is a fundamental and simple story-telling mechanic. When something from vault "2' waltzes out and shoots a marine in half, it'll be all the more shocking because of the precedent set by the first depictions of the marines, etc.

 
   
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Part 4 now uploaded https://youtu.be/V2B6de1Geks

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I pity you.
It is, again, an absolute masterpiece.
I suggest you work faster so you can get home!

Will add Part 4 to first post.

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Breathtaking.
I'm not exaggerating.

But what are those...things...the SM's are fighting in this one? Some sort of CSM sorcerer?
They are certainly on a different scale to the traitor guard we see in 1,2 & 3.
   
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Probably some form of renegade Psyker. Closest tabletop equivalent would be the Malefic Lord imo (4++, no weapons)

Clearly the Marines are Iron Hands successors for making those clutch FNP rolls against Smite.

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some kind of generic psyker twins is my guess...kind of remind me of something mentioned in Gaunts Ghosts...though I've not had much chance to read the newest books to kinow if its gone further.
   
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ValentineGames wrote:
some kind of generic psyker twins is my guess...kind of remind me of something mentioned in Gaunts Ghosts...though I've not had much chance to read the newest books to kinow if its gone further.


The creator answered that - heavily augmented (mostly illegal and unsanctioned) human leaders from the uprising.
So despite their size - not marines.

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Awesome stuff. moar please!

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 Thairne wrote:
I pity you.
It is, again, an absolute masterpiece.
I suggest you work faster so you can get home!

Will add Part 4 to first post.
I just watched it. Sweet Celestine's chestplate, that was amazing! This is quickly becoming one of the greatest things to ever make use of the setting.
   
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What is in vault Nr2?
   
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 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
Yeah, one of the marines should have bought it. It would have shown that they can be killed, they are just really tough. There's no drama if the hero or foe is unkillable.


That isn't quite true you know - plenty of traditional and mythic stories are just that. I could quote many a film where it is the case as well.


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 Stormonu wrote:
Overall, I’m loving it - but I do think the one marine should have gotten canned by the multi-laser (could have easily made it the one gets dropped, but the second one in pulls the plasma pistol and wastes the fixed gun).


I think as per their background they should be able to take the entire ship with no casualties.

I love how they show them at decent speeds as well. The action should be too fast to get the detail without careful viewing as they are superhuman.

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 grouchoben wrote:
Wow, the latest part is shockingly good.


That is the best way to describe it.

-"Wait a minute.....who is that Frazz is talking to in the gallery? Hmmm something is going on here.....Oh.... it seems there is some dispute over video taping of some sort......Frazz is really upset now..........wait a minute......whats he go there.......is it? Can it be?....Frazz has just unleashed his hidden weiner dog from his mini bag, while quoting shakespeares "Let slip the dogs the war!!" GG
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 Thairne wrote:

Maybe in the game it's AP 0, but there sure seemed a helluva lot of red death in that hall. Didn't have to kill the marine, but would have seemed a little less superhero if it had punched the armor (I like my stuff a bit on the gritty side).

Showing them as unkillable chilling murderous forces of nature also has an emeotional punch. Struggling heroes is not really their background trope.

The scene is what confused me as well.
If you look closely though, here is what happens:
The lead marine gets hit by a glancing blow on the chest plate and advances.
The second marine leans in, deflects the shot on his shoulder pad (that is brilliant, since it shows WHY these pads are as huge, thick and rounded as they are).
The third one stays back, communicating with the other 2.
Then you see onemarine approach in the muzzle flashes of the auto cannon.
He then actually syncs his two shots with the autocannon, eliminating the threat.


Love they don't slow it down for the benefit of the humans in the audience.


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Somewhere C.S. Goto is in a corner crying.


This man wins the internet.

Multilasers!!!!

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The_Real_Chris wrote:

Love they don't slow it down for the benefit of the humans in the audience.


Yeah, for the most part I totally agree. The pacing is excellent.

The only sequence that I have a real criticism with is the kill in part 3 when a guy gets shanked coming up behind a marine around a corner. The spacing/presentation of that short scenario took me several watches to understand what was happening. The sequence seems particularly dark and quick-cut.

Otherwise the whole thing is awesome and on-point. I'm eagerly waiting to see how this plays out for the series and the animator.

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Magnificent video series, I like that the creator injects his own aesthetic while still making them recognisable and appropriate for Warhammer 40k.

I still got a few gripes though, while I appreciate the deadliness of the Marines I do feel the oppositon's tactics leave a lot to be desired. Combining the psykers from video 4 with the heavy weapons from video 3 would have been an effective tactic.

I do love certain details, especially how the second psyker intervenes to save his wounded buddy, adds an interesting bit of personality in such otherwise action-only setpiece.
   
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Robbert Ambrose wrote:
Magnificent video series, I like that the creator injects his own aesthetic while still making them recognisable and appropriate for Warhammer 40k.

I still got a few gripes though, while I appreciate the deadliness of the Marines I do feel the oppositon's tactics leave a lot to be desired. Combining the psykers from video 4 with the heavy weapons from video 3 would have been an effective tactic.

I do love certain details, especially how the second psyker intervenes to save his wounded buddy, adds an interesting bit of personality in such otherwise action-only setpiece.
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 Ginjitzu wrote:
 Thairne wrote:
I pity you.
It is, again, an absolute masterpiece.
I suggest you work faster so you can get home!

Will add Part 4 to first post.
I just watched it. Sweet Celestine's chestplate, that was amazing! This is quickly becoming one of the greatest things to ever make use of the setting.


Agreed. The things that I really enjoy.

1) Not using GW specific stuff for the bad guys. I'm sure someone has said "Uhhh, they don't sell a wheeled double-multi-laser!" etc. It's great he's not limiting himself.
2) He made a likely deliberate decision to use basic Tactical Squad marines. Not to say other stuff won't show up later, but we often get carried away as do a lot of artists and CGI folks feeling the need to have this kind of dude show up all the time:


When really, a bog-standard Space Marine Tactical Squad is already more than intimidating/cool enough. Sometimes less really is more.

 
   
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If Netflix are as savvy as everyone thinks they are they would do well to pick up Astartes with a GW license. Love Death and Robots was a hit so there is a market for well done indy sci fi.
   
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If those are two Primaris Psykers, which I think they are given the hoods, it looks like they are not IG psykers, but possibly some planet's version of the IG psyker. They are one armed and hooded. They look way better armored and prepared than regular IG. Also, the wheeled Multi-las is an old relic from Forgeworld's Vostoyan collection. But what "ship defense" uses auto cannons, and multi-las?

No telling, but with 1% of a guess, I'd say this is Traitor Planetary Defense forces who stole something, and the Marines are called in? But what would a planet have, that could fit on a small ship, that would so interest the Asartes?
   
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 FezzikDaBullgryn wrote:
If those are two Primaris Psykers, which I think they are given the hoods, it looks like they are not IG psykers, but possibly some planet's version of the IG psyker. They are one armed and hooded. They look way better armored and prepared than regular IG. Also, the wheeled Multi-las is an old relic from Forgeworld's Vostoyan collection. But what "ship defense" uses auto cannons, and multi-las?

No telling, but with 1% of a guess, I'd say this is Traitor Planetary Defense forces who stole something, and the Marines are called in? But what would a planet have, that could fit on a small ship, that would so interest the Asartes?

The first episode prefaces that this ship holds the leaders of a failed rebellion. The best toys will be inside, surely.

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 FezzikDaBullgryn wrote:
But what would a planet have, that could fit on a small ship, that would so interest the Astartes?


Heretics. There's always an interest in destroying Heretics. Perhaps the marines were just nearby and an Inquisitor asked for help - I could see that.
   
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The last episode seemed to foreshadow what was behind the "giant ominous door of foreboding". Not much in a guard arsenal would merit the devotion of two high level psykers. And they were high level indeed if they could almost hold off a dedicated squad of tacs. I'd say it's a catatonic Sly Marbo.
   
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 FezzikDaBullgryn wrote:
The last episode seemed to foreshadow what was behind the "giant ominous door of foreboding". Not much in a guard arsenal would merit the devotion of two high level psykers. And they were high level indeed if they could almost hold off a dedicated squad of tacs. I'd say it's a catatonic Sly Marbo.

Are you implying Sly Marbo can be contained?

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Dude,

He's got 3 strength, he's not even that.....

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