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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant




England

*Necroposting Intensifies*

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See that stuff above? Completely true. All of it, every single word. Stands to reason. 
   
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Battlefield Tourist





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What's your problem mate?

Some really great new Twitter Accounts that are posting a lot of the retro GW artwork. Check out PlanetOldhammer, Cool Old Gaming Art and The Crown of Command podcast amongst others. A couple of snippets from there

Classic Ork by Paul Bonner


1990s Imperial Guardsman, by Jes Goodwin


This one is a special one for me it was the first WD I saw in a newsagent when I was a kid. It had that much an impact, I still remember it
WD 110 cover 1989, by the sadly departed Wayne England

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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

Yes, still love that old art, and some of those WS covers are classics!

https://www.rpg.net/pictures/show-pic.phtml?picid=7655#

The first one I ever bought, however, was issue 100, and I was blown away - So much content, I absorbed it all, and my birthday list immediately changed

   
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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant




England

 Pacific wrote:
What's your problem mate?

The 5 year gap between posts

See that stuff above? Completely true. All of it, every single word. Stands to reason. 
   
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Battlefield Tourist





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 DalekCheese wrote:
 Pacific wrote:
What's your problem mate?

The 5 year gap between posts


Sorry Dalekcheese that was needlessly aggressive/defensive of me

Yes, still love that old art, and some of those WS covers are classics!

https://www.rpg.net/pictures/show-pic.phtml?picid=7655#


That was a great one.. I think the cover of the Ultramarines boardgame as well, sadly I never got to play it (don't know how much there was to it, other than an opportunity to the use the RTB01 boxset marines).

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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant




England

 Pacific wrote:
 DalekCheese wrote:
 Pacific wrote:
What's your problem mate?

The 5 year gap between posts


Sorry Dalekcheese that was needlessly aggressive/defensive of me


S’fine

See that stuff above? Completely true. All of it, every single word. Stands to reason. 
   
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Rampaging Reaver Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo

Does it mean that the new art everybody was complaining about had become the old art and therefore great?

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Regular Dakkanaut



South Africa

 DalekCheese wrote:
 Pacific wrote:
What's your problem mate?

The 5 year gap between posts


Why is your post dated 2187?????

KBK 
   
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Anti-Armour Swiss Guard






Newcastle, OZ

If I want to look at old school Jes Goodwin art, I just pull "the gothic and the eldritch" off the bookshelf.

As for the rest. "John" Blanche posts on social media and so do a few others.

I'm OVER 50 (and so far over everyone's BS, too).
Old enough to know better, young enough to not give a ****.

That is not dead which can eternal lie ...

... and yet, with strange aeons, even death may die.
 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Melbourne, Australia

This image from the original Space Marine rulebook has always stayed with me. Together with the short story next to ti it really nailed the desperation of the HH war in one page.


The galaxy is littered with the single-planet graveyards of civilisations which made the economically sensible decision not to explore space. 
   
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Very cool - I can't remember seeing that one.

That original HH story - was it Bill King or Alan Merrett? I have read differing accounts (I may be confused Bill King as I know he did the great story in the Space Hulk: Deathwing book).

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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot




UK


One of my favourites was one that I only ever saw in one of the miniatures catalogues.

It was by either Kev Adams or Adrian Smith and depicted a Blood Axe Ork Nob and an Imperial Commander having a discussion whilst their combined troops launched an attack in the background.



Unless that was posted on the previous page in one of Pacific's 'work blocked for me' images.

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Pewling Menial





I follow Adrian Smith on Instagram and his stuff he puts up is always terrific. I always loved his old artwork for the CSM codex, all of the mutations looked truly disgusting!

One foot in the hobby 
   
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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant




England

Kayback wrote:
 DalekCheese wrote:
 Pacific wrote:
What's your problem mate?

The 5 year gap between posts


Why is your post dated 2187?????


I don’t know, but I’ve seen the glitch before. Presumably some kind of Y2K dating problem

See that stuff above? Completely true. All of it, every single word. Stands to reason. 
   
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alphaecho wrote:

One of my favourites was one that I only ever saw in one of the miniatures catalogues.

It was by either Kev Adams or Adrian Smith and depicted a Blood Axe Ork Nob and an Imperial Commander having a discussion whilst their combined troops launched an attack in the background.

Unless that was posted on the previous page in one of Pacific's 'work blocked for me' images.


It was indeed, bottom of the last page

While Heroquest looks like it might be making a comeback, here are a couple of those:

Advanced Heroquest by John Sibbick


I might be biased but I think probably one of the best pieces of box art ever made, original Heroquest by Les Edwards


And not Heroquest, but definitely of a similar theme (White Dwarf 107 cover also by Les Edwards)


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Longtime Dakkanaut





Melbourne, Australia

 Pacific wrote:

Advanced Heroquest by John Sibbick



Always drawn tot he orc in this image. He clearly loves his job.

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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot




UK

 Pacific wrote:
alphaecho wrote:

One of my favourites was one that I only ever saw in one of the miniatures catalogues.

It was by either Kev Adams or Adrian Smith and depicted a Blood Axe Ork Nob and an Imperial Commander having a discussion whilst their combined troops launched an attack in the background.

Unless that was posted on the previous page in one of Pacific's 'work blocked for me' images.


It was indeed, bottom of the last page


Lovely art work, all the better for not being colour.

In the same way, although I enjoy both depictions of the Emperor vs Horus, my favourite is the simpler yet more powerful (to me) original piece.



   
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 .Mikes. wrote:

Always drawn tot he orc in this image. He clearly loves his job.


"Just happy to be here, boss!"

For hero quest art this one was always one of my favorites



Nice action, the ledge seems so perilous and the gargoyle crumbling out of the wall... just a lot of fun.

realism is a lie
 
   
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alphaecho wrote:
 Pacific wrote:
alphaecho wrote:

One of my favourites was one that I only ever saw in one of the miniatures catalogues.

It was by either Kev Adams or Adrian Smith and depicted a Blood Axe Ork Nob and an Imperial Commander having a discussion whilst their combined troops launched an attack in the background.

Unless that was posted on the previous page in one of Pacific's 'work blocked for me' images.


It was indeed, bottom of the last page

Lovely art work, all the better for not being colour.
In the same way, although I enjoy both depictions of the Emperor vs Horus, my favourite is the simpler yet more powerful (to me) original piece.


Me too, I really like the original. I hadn't realised that both this and the later version were both by Adrian Smith,although the later colour version is much more grand (almost seemed to me like something that would be a fresco or painted on the ceiling in a cathedral) and of course the game universe/miniatures had moved on a lot when the second one was done.

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Castellan of Dol Guldur





Bodt

There is a nice charm in most of the old art for me. I think my golden era of as around the turn of the millennium, where the universe was established and the artists were really pushing it with great work in colou and b/w. The modern digital stuff lacks a lot of character I think, plus when they get details wrong or proportions etc it just looks odd, where's with the older stuff you can forgive it because of its more pulp style.

I do like the 'remembrancer' pencil sketches of the heresy characters though. Some of those are great.

Heresy World Eaters/Emperors Children

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