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Tools Of The Trade by NicklausofKrieg Tools Of The Trade by NicklausofKrieg
just some IG characters i sketched up and colored along with some of their wargear some of which i made up myself this is also my first time at drawing steel legionnaires and praetorians

A. Catachan Devil
5. Night Reaper
6. Catachan Fang
7. Devil's Claw
B. Steel Legion Pioneer
1. Molotov Cocktail
2. Improvised Demo-charge
C. Death Korps Grenadier medic
3. Multishot Syringe Gun
4. Poison Gas Grenade (fired from under slung grenade launcher)
D. Praetorian Iron Aquila Holder
8. Lancaster RPRG (rocket propelled rifle grenade)
9. Combat Tea
E. Kasrkin Sergeant
10. Blind Grenade (can be thrown or fired from grenade launcher)
11. Targeter
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:iconmclanejeremiah:
MclaneJeremiah Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
COMBAT TEA!!! Praetorians are my favourite regiment, thanks to their British Empire feel. You managed to catch it perfectly! I imagine:

-"It's just the orks, Sir! They're here."
-"My God , Man! Do they want tea?"

Great Pic! Maybe you could draw another Praetorian next time, hm?
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:iconhikaru-119:
Hikaru-119 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Isn't she a little too cute for a catachan devil?
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roflcopter666able Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
*Buzzing noise*
Wounded Cadian Guardsman: whats that noise?
*Buzzing noise gets closer*
Krieg Grenadier Medic holding electric bonesaw: ze sound of progress...
*screams of agony*

Yeah normally I would trust a krieg medic but a grenadier medic that looks like that I think not....
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
well since grenadiers are destined to serve until death in the most hellish combat zones i'd imagine their medics are not at all that comforting
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:iconmogura:
Mogura Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
you forget one importent thing about deathcorps...

they arather kill you and take yoru stuff instead of carry you around and use medicine ....
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
yeah i know but salvaging gear is a role more specialized to their quarter masters (which are sometimes either known as being the death korp's equivalent of sergeants or medics)
i'd imagine if they had real designated medics they'd be more like combat drug dispensers and organ farmers along with mastering biological warfare

i'd imagine they'd simply pump a wounded soldier with drugs to make them ignore their blown off limb and just keep fighting (krieg medics would probably just be there to make sure soldiers keep fighting no matter what wound they got)

and anyway the death korps being who they are and doing what they do it would be interesting seeing how a krieg medic works don't you think?
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:iconmisterscourge:
MisterScourge Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Medic reminds me of the TF2 counter part. ;P
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
to be honest this whole drawing was kinda TF2 inspired
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:icontheeldarfarseer:
TheEldarFarseer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Losers or not, real men (and women) wear flak armor. Go Guardsmen!
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:iconrandomeye713:
randomeye713 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
:+fav:
that catachan woman looks interesting... *Looks closer* she's actually got leaves in her hair, that's really interesting.
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
thanks :D
well actually they're feathers since i've noticed recently that feathers were a common helmet ornament used by american troops in vietnam
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:iconrandomeye713:
randomeye713 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
well that is an interesting historical connection
I just thought it would be really funny if there were leafs in her hair
especially if she always has a habit of surprising people by stepping out of bushes unexpectedly
Catachan: "Excuse me, can you tell me where I can find a vox com?"
Krieg: "GAAAAAAAAHHHWHEREDIDYOUCOMEFROM?!! I'M TRYING to POOP in the bushes HERE!"
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:iconmandalorkian:
Mandalorkian Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
The kasrkin looks like he's juggling a baseball one-handed while talking to the praetorian, who looks rather occupied with that cup of tea.

E: Hey, wanna go play "grenade-ball" with some cultists?
D: Not now, I'm drinking my combat tea.
E: You know that the Lord General banned that, right?
D: Why?
E: Steroids and other drugs.
D: So? What's wrong with that?
E: .......Whatever, more innings for me.
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:iconrandomeye713:
randomeye713 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
grenade-ball and steriods
hmmm... :iconiseewhatudidthereplz:
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:iconmandalorkian:
Mandalorkian Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Easiest joke I could make with their positions. There's also one about the Steel Legion and the Death Korps.
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:iconrandomeye713:
randomeye713 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
*debates with self over asking you*
...and what is that one death korps and steel legion?
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:iconmandalorkian:
Mandalorkian Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
B:We have wounded! We need a medic!
C:I'm right here! Where's the wounded?
B:...You're the medic?
C:Yes, where are the wounded? I have my handy chain-saw ready.
B:...Forget it, I'll do them a kindness and tell a commissar they were running away.

Forgot original joke, but it was along these lines. The Steel Legion does look concerned/stunned by the Death Korps medic's chain-saw.
I like the Catachan's look of concentration with balancing the knife.
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:iconrandomeye713:
randomeye713 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
wait... you have "B" with a shovel and a gas mask, and "C" with a saw and his face is covered in bandages.
The joke I'm trying to imagine would involve burying a sentient face tumor near the latrines.... no, that is not as funny as what you came up with
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:iconnevesmose:
Nevesmose Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Gotta love the Praetorian there. Awesome work as always!
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
thanks :D
drawing the steel legionnaire and the praetorian was one of my favorite parts
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gaika89 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh mai, praetorian guardian FTW %)))
You made my day %))
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
thanks :D glad you like it
i quite enjoyed drawing the pioneer and praetorian the use of their colors was quite refreshing
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:iconcylexus:
Cylexus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
COMBAT TEA. Without it, the British Empire (or the Praetorians) would not have survived.

:D
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
it's the praetorian's equivalent to combat drugs they're pretty much herbs and leaves from plants they use to make combat drugs sneaked into some standard issue teabag rations since the praetorians draw recruits from hivecity gangs i figured they wouldn't have qualms using such substances
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:iconcylexus:
Cylexus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Now that is fantastic! :D

I even remember an incident in India when British Colonial troops were cut off from supplies and ran out of tobbaco for their pipes they then smoked tea leaves.

I dont know how succesful it was though. :3
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:iconvlaskiyov:
Vlaskiyov Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
The Kasrkin and Praetorian will be total bros.
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
yeah they do look like it :D
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:iconelysiantrooper:
ElysianTrooper Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Muahahaahh......I like the easy way handling the grenade done by the kasrkin...and the the pretorian is my fave to.., good idea..good work ;-)
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
thanks :D i wanted to give the kasrkin a confident professional feel
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:iconelysiantrooper:
ElysianTrooper Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
;-)
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ShadowdracWill Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
You...pretty much got all of the info right on the Catachen knives. Night Reaper has generally been described as dark and curved, though from a book I read I've imagined it to be more like a sickle, but I like yours more. Devil's Claw is deadly as per usual, catachan fang is long and machete looking. Great Job Niklaus!
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
thanks :D
it's funny 'cause when i looked up pics of some combat knives for reference i actually saw knives that look exactly like those
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ShadowdracWill Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Heh. I recently finished a Catachan Devil novel, and it's funny because each devil has one knife on him, it's personalized to him or her alone, and when they die it's by respect that they do something with the knife that I can't quite remember, I think they take the knife with them and leave the body(or bury/burn the body) It's kind of interesting.
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DanBoldy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope it's PG tips. :)
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
"PG tips"?
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DanBoldy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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:icontrilbyapocalpysepro:
TrilbyApocalpysePro Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
hehe combat tea ftw!

that iron Aquila holder reminds me of General castallin from DoW2 retribution.
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
combat tea's pretty much praetorian combat drugs

most guys with 'staches like his and a pair of chops would look like him though i think the general from retribution has a thinker 'stache
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:icontrilbyapocalpysepro:
TrilbyApocalpysePro Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed, the thicker the stache' the greater the man.
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Noisemaker111 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank goodness, you remembered the combat tea.
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
what kind of a praetorian would forget?
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:iconlordsia:
LordSia Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
One who's not a Praetorian.
Pass me the cream, would you? Damn it, almost out? We'll have to requisition some more, I won't have another man beaten silly because he asked the Adepta Sororita if they could spare some milk... And I still don't know what that was all about!
Ecclesiarchy, go figure...
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
if i ever find the will to do this i will draw something about what you just wrote there :D

more people should portray interaction between the imperial guard ans adepta sororitas
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:icon10thdoctorwhooves:
10thdoctorwhooves Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll take the shovel
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:iconhaute-clere:
haute-clere Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the Praet's pinky finger.
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
thanks :D i wanted to emphasize a gentry feel with him
would have though guys like hims are from hivecity gangs eh?
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:iconhaute-clere:
haute-clere Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, he must have attended a finishing school of some sort.
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:iconmajormurray:
MajorMurray Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
I can just hear that Medic saying, "Don't worry, I'm a doctor. Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha....."
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
i can imagine a krieg medics to be quite different from other IG medics due to krieg's rather taboo approach to anatomical and biological sciences and genetics
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:iconrandomeye713:
randomeye713 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
"Oh, you need that to breath? well that is fascinating! I am learning something new all the time!"
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