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Battle for Macragge by slaine69 Battle for Macragge by slaine69
The Hive Mind had by this point targeted Calgar as the main threat to the Tyranid advance. The Swarmlord, the Hive Mind's deadliest servant, was dispatched to deal with him. The arrival of this unique beast was the turning point of the battle, for the defenders were beginning to grasp the near-mindless, rampaging way in which the swarms attacked, but now the Swarmlord's influence infused the Tyranids with a keen strategy. The defender's left flank was suddenly assaulted by tunneling Raveners, which only served as a diversion to lead the Ultramarines away from the Swarmlord's true target - the Pride of Hera. The Baneblade was left wide open for a wave of Carnifexes to rip it apart. Calgar watched as his enemy's tactics unfolded. Gargoyles and Harpies preyed upon officers and sergeants of the Auxilia units. Biovores bombarded the defenders and forced them to spread out to minimize casualties, but this in turn left them vulnerable to Mawloc and Trygon attacks. The Ultramarines reacted to each threat with valor and bolstered weakened sections of their line; however they were outnumbered and outmatched. Then the Swarmlord, with a bodyguard of Tyrant Guard and Tyranid Warriors, bellowed a challenge to Calgar and charged directly towards his position. The Ultramarines rushed to aid their Chapter Master, but even this movement was planned for by the Swarmlord. Hundreds of apparently dead Hormagants strewn across the ground leapt to sudden life and bogged down the Space Marines, delaying them from reaching Calgar. The Ultramarines Honour Guard could not stop the Swarmlord from renting, tearing and gravely wounding Calgar. Just in time, Thunderhawk Gunships arrived from orbit and blasted the Tyranids back to clear enough room to land and evacuate the survivors. Commander of the Guard Aloysius held back the Swarmlord and its attending Tyrant Guard as the rest of the Honour Guard helped Calgar to safety. Just as Aloysius fell to the Swarmlord's blades, the Thunderhawks lifted off to return to the Battle Barge Octavius in orbit above Macragge. Cold Steel Ridge was taken by the Tyranids, leaving the path to the northern polar fortress clear.
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ElderArchon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  New Deviant
Realistically, Calgar would've been destroyed by the Swarmlord.
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SoveriegnofTruth Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Don't mean to bring you down Mr captain guy in front......your good as dead
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FlairTheDark Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Artist
We March For Macragge, and we shall Know No Fear.
FOR THE HONOUR OF THE PRIMARCH!
FOR THE EMPEROR!


Ultramarine For Life.
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
AND WE SHALL NONO FEAR!!!

I'm actaully on the complete opposite end of the spectrum being a word bearer fan, but I like the Ultramarines, I'm even one of the few that really liked the movie but I'm a sucker for 40k.
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FlairTheDark Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Artist
Amen. 40K ROCKS!
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Chaplain-Seraphi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Epic!
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Technorakel Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
fuck DAMMIT, better than my version, now I'm jealous.
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Koowanchee Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I absolutely love the amount of detail and perspective. The depth and overall feel is AMAZING. Instafav.
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MisterScourge Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work.
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
horeyshet!!! those space smuffs are gonna get pwn!!
epic work dude!
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noyjatat Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
The guys who won the raffle for this and the Warhammer one were chuffed to bits Slaine. In fact one has cleared his wall already in preparation for it to go up tomorrow. Great work dude and looking forward to testing you some more next year with another Birthday present special as well as a few for me. Rest well my friend for next year I return to challenge you further :)
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dmastermanga Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
one of wh40k's defining moments, executed with such detail and finesse :nod:
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010   Writer
Two words; Pure. Awesome. I like the Screamer Killer Fex!
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FrostBlast Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Writer
And yet another OMFG-insane piece of work.

Do you ever make anything that doesn't look crazy good?
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JackAllenArt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thats an insane amount of work and effort!bravoħ
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TheShepster Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yikeeees... oO'

Very well done... :)
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burtont8 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Samuel-Havana Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
If thats Calgar where are his pimp gloves?
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010   Writer
Calgar isn't always in Terminator Armour. He has a standard Power Armour variant without the Gauntlets of Ultramar.
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Samuel-Havana Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
So he wouldn't always wear the Armour he has in every major depiction of the war for Ultramar, with the gloves that have been worn by his own Primarch (Space marine jesus).
Or that if you searched Marneus Calgar this very moment you'd always see him in termie Armour wielding his "Holy Relics"
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FlairTheDark Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Artist
"space marine jesus?" lol I guess ya could call him that XD he was the BEST primarch out there in my opinion, but thats coming from a dedicated Ultramarine for Life dude.
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010   Writer
There's even a model for him in his non-termie gear.
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GregorytheImpaler Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010   Writer
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There's a link with his orignal model/design in the shots. He still had the Gauntlets of Ultramar, but he wasn't in Termie armor. With the evolution of the Warhammer editions we was upgraded, as he was in storyline. I'm not bashing him or anything; just saying, as a Space Marine leader of his calibur, he sure as Hell has more than just one suit of armor, and storyline-wise, he wore both in different situations.
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arcane8uk Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Epic work :) another fav :)
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Sheeeepy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
excellent and once again Epic!
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lichlord08 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Such an epic battle.
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Tr01ka Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student General Artist
Sure, I'll fav it instantly.
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