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just thought i'd do a full drawing of a steel legionnaire (since the first time i did draw one it was only a bust) to finally establish a design for them, it's not that different from the original GW stuff but this is just an initial design of course so i might come up with some more stuff for them

so here's a steel legionnaire

by the way how many people do you know use the term "steel legionnaire"? 'cause last time i called them that someone thought i was talking about a space marine chapter
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:iconroman11777:
roman11777 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"..And so far from Auckland!"
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Shaodanis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I gotta ask, what program do you use to draw? Photoshop? Or some other industry standard software?
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:iconcorporal-yakob:
Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Panzer-Grenadieren vorwarts-furs das Gott-Kaiser!

I've always called them Steel Legionnaires, Ork Fodder, Not-Norts and Hive Scum due to their conscripting of gangs and other low lives from the hive cities :D
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Shaodanis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Awwwwww come on. What they lack in recruitment strategies and an actual city, they more than make up for that with massive experience with fighting Orks, that and they are pretty much look-wise, long lost cousins to the Kriegers. Lest they save us from the ugly tide known as Cadians...
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
I don't doubt their ability to fight greenskins, I just question the wisdom of handing gangbangers military equipment-perhaps its just my snooty attitude towards the poor or distrust of anyone with more hive tattoos then teeth but I shall always look down on Steel Legionaires until they start recruiting more desirables! You don't like Cadians?
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Shaodanis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Eh, they know how to fight Orks better than any Guard I know, and that's all I care about. And Cadians look too basic and generalised, more or less their armour looks to be made out of Lego and provides the same protection, flak armour meant for shrapnel isn't going to do much against a mass-reactive round. Overall generic Guardsman like the Cadians don't have any interesting about them, aside from the fact that they have to defend the Imperiums worst idea of putting colonies on a planet right in the face of the Eye of Terror...
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
What about the stiff upper lipped Praetorians? They did pretty well against the Greenskins during their existence. Their armour does look pretty generic but I don't think its fair to criticise the crappulence of it when most Guard wear the same stuff just in different styles (as in they all get flak armour). Well they get Kasrkin, their pretty awesome.....
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Shaodanis Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
True. Kasrkins are the epic. But as for the generic armor, you can say some don't even look like they wear it in IG. But the only thing that's somehow less than different than other Guard is the Armageddon Legion's Officer, looks like Darth Vader, have a look on the Collections tab on the GW site, you'll see what I mean.
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
True, the Death Korps have one shoulder pad to the common footslogger and the Steel Legion don't even get that (perhaps thats why the models were discontinued-in fluff terms they were all killed!).
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ImashimeTheDaemon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Hilarious!
He is just standing there and do nothing, even the arms are normal.
But he screams Orks!
That looks so funny! xD
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
yeah even i was laughing a bit when i decided to add that caption :D
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:icontheeldarfarseer:
TheEldarFarseer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
"There'z a humie boyz! WAAAGH!" :+fav:
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
i'm sure the steel legionnaires are just as raring to go :D
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:icontheeldarfarseer:
TheEldarFarseer Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Yup. Officers are having some problems on Armageddon due to this.
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jarms48a Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
"Orks, I thought I smelt something."

*Spits in his mask*

"This could be problematic."
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
and you thought spitting in the wind was bad eh? :XD:
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TrilbyApocalpysePro Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
i dont think a legionnaire can get away shouting "ORKS" at random, he might get shout for a false alarm.

and i still refer individual people within the steel legion as legionnaires.
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
nah man you gotta trust a steel legionnaire when he cries Orks :D
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:icon10thdoctorwhooves:
10thdoctorwhooves Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think if you go with your old germanic panzer korps snipers smock camo that could work.
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MajorMurray Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Ha, awesome.
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Belazikkal Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I use the term Steel Legionnaire for my stories with them. Or just Legionnaires. Then again, mine are traitors and leftovers from the First Armageddon War. So no experience in fighting Orks, and no yellow tunics. They fight in steel grey garb.

Gasmask is a bit too high tech for Guard, but I like the overall design-take you have here.
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
thanks :D
grey tunics huh? that's funny 'cause i once made a custom steel legionnaire regiment and they had grey uniforms too, though i'm not sure how well grey would mix in with their wasteland environment

yeah wel i didn't really want it to look like it was taken straight from the olden days so i gave a bit of a sci fi twist
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KageRyuuUji Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Please good sir, I deplore you to do more to educate these poor unwashed masses in the glorious history of the legendary Steel Legion.
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
sure thing :D
i'm surprised at them myself i always thought the steel legion was very well known :shrug:
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KageRyuuUji Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Once upon a time long ago, but not so since forge world released the Kreig minis and thus captivated the imaginations of the masses with their grim esoteric.
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10thdoctorwhooves Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
look like more of germanic paratroopers just for wasteland battels.
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
well yes the steel legionnaires do have some falschirmjager elements in their uniform design not only that but their planet's environment is highly polluted due to all the factories they have which in turn made a lot of wasteland
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:icon10thdoctorwhooves:
10thdoctorwhooves Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well they need to send some of them to the krige guard
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
nah they wouldn't fit in at all and would be more a liability since steel legionnaires are accustomed to mobile mechanized warfare unlike krieg's siege warfare
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:icon10thdoctorwhooves:
10thdoctorwhooves Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well what about the germanics? Their closely related .
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fattoler Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Frankly I always thought The Teutons looked far more Germanic than the Death Korps (not to mention the fact that they are called Teutons). [link]

To be honest I think the Death Korps are seriously overrated; for one thing their 'speciality' is trench warfare, something the Valhallans (and just about every other regiment under the Astronmican light) did years before the Death Korps did. Secondly there are many, FAR more interesting and unique (Let's face it, Death Korps are just Steel Legion expies who walk) looking regiments out there, such as:

SPACE AZTECS! [link]
SPACE SAMURAI! [link]
SPACE ROMANS! [link]
SPACE GLADIATORS! [link]
SPACE GHURKAS! [link]
SPACE LUMBEJACKS! [link]

And the rest, [link] [link]

And if you want morbid then look no further than the Morbidians [link] who wear the skulls of their dead enemies as armour.

Now that being said, I don't hate the Death Korps, it's just so many newbies go nuts over them because they're Space Nazis... Which is basically what the Steel Legion were in the first place!
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CadianConcript Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Armageddon stuff! Cool =)
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
thanks :D i'm glad i finally got to drawing these guys
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warhammerdude Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
i use "Steel legionnaire" and a few of my friends do too
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
well that's cool it's nice to hear someone else use the term, i feel it's more catchy than just calling them "Steel Legion Guardsmen"
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warhammerdude Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
the way i see it, in the Roman and French Foreign Legion they're called Legionnaires so since they're called the Steel Legion, it makes sense to call them legionnaires
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Zeredek Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Orks?!
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
you heard that right!
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ManWithaHat Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
On Planet Armageddon there is still an Ork infestation after the Waagh's as more Orks just keep coming to the planet for a "good fight".
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Armageddon must be a fun place for orks and any ork hunter of the steel legion
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warhammerdude Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
It's basically the Ork version of Vallhalla
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DarkCloak Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Armageddon Steel Legion troopers were awesome. Actually, any of the old Guardsmen models done by the Perry twins were awesome. The plastics these days don't have enough variation in their parts so you can't get any good combat poses like these guys have.

He needs a Chimera behind him though. These guys are usually all mechanized :D
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
forgeworld models seem pretty good though

the steel legion's variety in vehicles is probably the coolest bit
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Cylexus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
I'm fairly Certain the Armageddon Steel Legions came first before the Death Korps of Krieg were thought up by, Forgeworld or whoever it was who made those fine chaps.

Anyway they are cool regardless. :)
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
thanks

yeah i know i remember the first ever death korps models GW released were just slightly modified steel legion models (some codices even had tips on how to modify them yourself if i remember correctly) :D
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Cylexus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Cool! Well I guess that means Steel Legion wins this argument over origins. Sides, Legion has Commissar Yarrick who is awesome enough to counterbalance it. :3

And Knowledge is power!

Probobly.
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
yeah well don't really see why there's an argument in the first place i like them both :D

and i'm not trying to promote side taking here
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Cylexus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Same here I like em both, Armageddon Steel Legions are more rapid assualt Mechanized Infantry while Death Korps are more HOLD THE LINE and heavy artillery.

Though both can do that as well. :3
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ShadowdracWill Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Pfft, wannabe kriegiens.

What's that? You specialize in killing orkz? We do that too. And a lot of other stuff too.
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
nah they're cool too :)

steel legionnaires came firs, not only that but they specialize in mechanized and urban combat which the exact opposite of what the death korps specialize in

they'd kick so much ass if they were put together :D
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