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Warhammer 40k Campaign Poster by warp-zero Warhammer 40k Campaign Poster by warp-zero
Our club of 40k players finally finished a lengthy campaign game and are now ready to start a new one. This new campaign is going to be a team based Imperium vs. Chaos war. This is the poster I did to promote the start of the new campaign.

At the time I started drawing it, I knew for sure that my friend Scooter was going to be playing his Iron Warriors and that my buddy Sam ([link]) would be playing his Dark Angels. So, the two guys on the poster are from those two armies.

Later, Jay ([link]), reveals that he is going to be playing in the campaign with his Chaos Marine army of The Fallen. If I would've known that, I could've gone back in and made The Fallen fighting the Dark Angels instead. Drama!

Anyways, its all good. Perhaps as the campaign goes on I'll do more art based off of the events and the Fallen will be featured. Or maybe Jay will draw it. Which would be sweet.
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FoxBeckett Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Badass, dude!
chilledmonkeybrains Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the dynamism of this image. Kaboom!
Daft56 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
flyingdextersart Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
AsmodeusKarr Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great dynamic, love it
8492nd-squad Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Do Iron Warriors use Raptors? It kinda goes against the way they fight,but i love his "Come at me,Bro"-look ^_^
TheBroodMother Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
krusty-killer Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
awesome. love the poses
dForrest Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TheHeavenfallBlades Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Very nice Dark Angels,unfortunate about the fallen bit but on the whole: EPIC WIN :)
faceless117 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Dark Angels Kick Ass.
SykA-theblacker Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My money's on the dude with the banner XD
Marktrius95 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Judging by the Motion I say the Chaos Raptor will hit the Dark Angel before he hits him.
schnarre Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Sounds like it was a blast! Nice work!!
warp-zero Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! The campaign was fun. Our club is actually doing a follow up Chaos vs. Imperium campaign.
BossOfNOD Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Great work!
dishchi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
wonderful job! truely dynamic, and mood setting...
MadMonk7 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Purge the Fallen!
sk8er-guy123456 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
warp-zero Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Filmographer
In the end, the forces of Chaos won.
sk8er-guy123456 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
This has got to be one of your best. Do youknow if Jay ever ended up doing a piece with The Fallen to comemorate the campaign?
warp-zero Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Nah, he never got a chance to do a drawing for The Fallen.
sk8er-guy123456 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
lol well tell him to get goin on that. i need inspiration pieces like this one. again, this is probably one of the most EPIC stills of all time
DavetheBlade Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing artwork!
KingJoJohn Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Go Dark Angels!! Redemption is just ahead of victory!!!
sentree Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
hey bro no offense but the name is Gargatuloth not gortuloth just saying though other than that this is rlly good ^-^
warp-zero Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Filmographer
No offense taken.

I think an explanation may be in order here. A few people are getting Gortuloth mixed up with Gargatuloth. They are not meant to be the same daemon. I take it that Gargatuloth is the daemon from the first Grey Knights novel? Well, the one in my club's campaign game is not the same daemon. Then why are the names so similar?

Well, that's because my memory isn't so great and its been years since I read the Grey Knights novel and had forgotten that there was a deamon in there named Gargatuloth. After a while, the 40k novels that feature daemons sort of blend together and I forget stuff.

When I was trying to come up with a name for the character in our campaign, I really didn't put much thought or effort into it. This wasn't meant to be a pro-writing piece. :) Heh heh.

Anyways, I just wanted something sounding demon-esque. The process was this: I first liked the Greek name of Gorgon. I then looked on the internet for similar variations on that for inspiration. I then came across a website for the Swedish metal band named Gorgoroth. I thought that sounded cheezy and cool. But I didn't want to lift it wholesale so I changed it slightly to Gortuloth. Then ta-da...that's how I got the name.

It wasn't until much later in reading the replies that I realized that the Grey Knights fought and banished a Gargatuloth. Again, Gorgoroth and Gargatuloth are not the same guy. One of them is just not very original. :D Maybe in the warp, those two daemons are smiliar to two guys in our world named Jeffrey and Geoffrey? Next time I will name him Moon Unit. No wait...that's already take too! Darn it!
JazylH Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Epic win!
EvilGermanTier Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Your style of composition inspires me.

This looks like a Wallpaper for a Warhammer movie directed by Ridley Scott. It has somewhat of a documentary, legend-appeal to it.

I-m glad you shared this with us.
warp-zero Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Wow! That is a very generous compliment! I don't feel I'm anywhere near Ridley's league, but thank you sir!

I'll continue to try and capture that 40k scale and feel as best I can. :) Hopefully I'll get better at it as I keep doing more pieces.
EvilGermanTier Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Yeah, you'll get better if you keep doing more pieces. So will I.
I just wanted to know that I love the way you set your characters on paper
( oh, and I love your shades of gray and the way you draw clouds & rockets)
I've did some recent 40k artwork, some of it is inspired by your work.
I'll post it when I get the time.
Keep it up with dinamic poses and wh40k for teh win!
demonprincemar Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
the ones that killed gortuloth were the greyknights, you should read the book
BloodKing71 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
This is AWESOME! :iconimhappyplz:
Peturabo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
The poses and perspective give this pic alot of energy and awsomeness. Great work.
Axx123 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
... is it ok if i use this i have a darkangels army and their evil counterparts
warp-zero Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Sure. Go for it. :)
sk8er-guy123456 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
you need to update us on how this game went and the results! I want to see a poster of how it ended!
DreadHaven Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Niiiiiice :D
master-of-destructio Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
that chaos raptor is coll
LoZCollector Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
And I thought 40k was manly enough already! Kick-ass poster! Sometimes you can feel a piece just oozing passion and hot blood. This, it's more like a dam with the flood gates open! FOR THE EMPEROORRRRRR!/FOR THE DAAAARRK GOOOOODSSSS! :D
Kaos111 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
i miss the campaigns, but i can nvr get myself to play anymoooorrre!!!! :cries:

course the IG are the ones getting blown up XD
Death-Guard Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it. Raptors feet talons are awesome lol
anoob94 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
dark angels rule
wulfe-luer Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Woot! There's a poster to help you get your smite on! Well done!
XenosAstartes Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
This look so great! But pity it couldn't have been Blood Angels or Space Wolves instead of Dark Angels.
deamonoffear13 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
pretty shwank. GO CHAOS!!!
Shawnzy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dark Angels ftw!
SykA-theblacker Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
1 of the best 40k fanart out there. FanTastic job
EmperorBassexe Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
MyGod! :omg: That's aweosme! :excited: Though You've chosen my two most favourite factions as opponents. :shakefist: Chaos [with Raptors no less!] and the Dark Angels! DON'T MAKE ME CHOOSE! :noes:
Sheason Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
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