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The Scythes by MajesticChicken The Scythes by MajesticChicken
Colored up the Scythes of the Emperor getting pounded by Tau, likely during the Damocles Gulf Crusade.

Original artist is Paul Dainton.

Games Workshop Ltd. 2011
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:iconmivpus:
mivpus Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
"Yeah! Land in your face, how's that for "Weak melee"?!"
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dankmemes Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
it's amazing how color can change an artwork
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Thank you!
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Dragon-the-Tribrid Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Scythes are one of my favourite chapters, I've been meaning to do a force of them for a while!

I love the colours in this piece!
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Thanks!
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Dragon-the-Tribrid Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconcopellius:
Copellius Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Seeing jumped-up space marines getting torn to shreds by tau fire power is just so... beautiful.
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:icongim452:
Gim452 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
At that range the Scythes should drop their bolters and slap the shit out of the Tau FireWarriors!
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Love the Scythes, I hope they come out on top. Great work!
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ookamishichiyou Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
>.> anyone else notice that the crisis suit is missing it's foot? like....there's even an outline of where it was supposed to be drawn in.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Tau: "Look, can't we just live in peace for the Greater Good?"

Space Marine: "Well, actually, that's sound reasonable, except for one thing..."

Tau: "Yes...?"

Space Marine "You are Xenos..."

Tau: "That we are, as your kind designate us..."

Space Marine "Our sovereign and leader the Emperor told us all Xenos are bastards who fucks Humanity's shit up..."

Tau: "Okay...?"

Space Marine: "And since because of this, consorting, negotiating or even having a Xeno in the same star system is considered not only unacceptable, but outright blasphemous..."

Tau: "Well, its not that bad..."

Space Marine: "And above all, your pulse rifles scratched the paint of my Astartes armor..."

Tau: "What exactly are you getting at?"

Space Marine: "IT MEANS THE GREATER GOOD IS COMING TO YOU FROM MY BOLTER, FILTH!"

Tau: "... Oh for goodness sake, fine. PLAN B, BOYS!"

[Epic firefight ensured]
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NewGuy13 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
You see. This is what happens when you try logic and reasoning on Fascist-religious-zealots.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Lol.
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Lovely dialogue there, haha!
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
I shall write more! FOR THE EMPEROR!
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Hangman801 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Your art truly brings the world of warhammer to life.. AMAZING
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Thanks!
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Tanks608 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
do you have this in a larger size???this would be a kick ass background
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Sadly no, if I stretched into background size the resolution would be horrible.
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Scythes of the Emperor?? never heard of em. another one of those minor chapter that created to die.
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:iconmajesticchicken:
MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Yeah, they eventually got wiped out by Tyranids.
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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wolvesofruss Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
well next turn the scythes have it, charge =dead fishys! great work!
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:iconmajesticchicken:
MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Thanks!
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SabreXT Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
One of my favourite Tau images.
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Wolvencheif Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, awsome. THe Sythes are epic. And they wouldn't have too much problems with the Tau, I would think.
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PazWus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
the tau are getting into CQB.... bad idea against Space Marines.........
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Curbstompa26 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
this is amazing... but what happened to that tau's left foot?
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
I think it is intentional for the drawing to have a somewhat 'sketchy' look for the official codex, and so the original artist left some parts less than realized.
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Curbstompa26 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
alrighty then
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Huckey Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Wow! 11 awesome deviations in 1 day? I'm amazed!
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xalanthas Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Naah, fuck that, Tau lose.
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PazWus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
agreed.... some chainswords would splatter tau blood all over their visors :P
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Generalobiwankenobi7 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If the chainswords can reach the Tau, that's the problem with Tau you can't get near them.
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PazWus Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Well that is a problem... unless you're and orc... with several million other orcs... then you can just rush them, its just a matter of dividing the loot after. Imperial guard could do that if their morale held up to the massive losses.
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Generalobiwankenobi7 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you rush them you'll be devastated by a mass fire. Especially if the Tau had the high ground and had their battlesuits protecting their flanks.
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PazWus Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
FINE... ill use my billions of orcs. Or perhaps drop an astroid hulk from space and use the subsequent confusion to engage the Tau in close combat.

After all the best way to remove a ranged force multiplier is to engage in melee combat
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Generalobiwankenobi7 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And the Tau can blast the Asteroid with their ships which will most likely be in orbit, the guys like to be prepared.

Then the Tau will station their troops on an easily defensible position such as a group of hills, with areas to fall back on if one position gets overrun.
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PazWus Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Well considering the fact that asteroids several kilometers in diameter would break up and still make it planetside would sort of make my earlier scenarios useless... especially since it would kill everything in 1000km radius. Regardless i suppose the orcs would just keep pouring wave after wave into the Tau regardless until they all died or all the Tau died. I'm ignoring tactics here since orc aren't very intelligent to begin with.
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Pen1tence Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Aww shit I loved this piece, seeing it in colour is amazing!
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Thanks!
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Lorcan0c Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This image appears on the Tau history page of their codex adjacent to the Damocles Gulf Crusade text, so you're right :)

Go Tau!
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