left to right we have a veteran stormtrooper sergeant a psyker a tech scribe and a combat servitor
Ah man I remember these guys, I miss writing about them. When my contract finishes up I should really get back into writing and maybe include these veteran nutters as well.
well thanks, i always liked the variety usually seen in an inquisitorial retinue, but yeah, i've been seeing way too many criminals, primitives, and high society folks. these guys on the other hand look more like inquisition trained personnel, more like a special forces team than a gang of adventurers.
the inquisitor who hired them is actually of a more intellectual path though, he schemes and manipulates, and tests new theories.
he's actually an inquisitor made for his old warhammer fanfic "Das Boot Imperialis", these guys actually appear in the later chapters, fighting their way out of enemy lines before being found by the Tartarus guardsmen, i suppose you still remember the rest.
Gerhardt Schtrek (fromerly Streke, and later Strake, due to a typo in the fanfic that stuck.) as stated, he's a stormtrooper who's a veteran of inquisitorial operations. other than that, he's a bit shady background-wise, his face heavily scarred supposedly from serving a sentence in a penal legion in between his term of inquisitorial service. he's a highly skilled fighter, and a more than competent team-leader. he also seems to have sadistic undertones as he sometimes faintly displays some odd enjoyment in all the killing he does, though this has not been openly confirmed.
besides that, he has a very protective fatherly like relationship with the psyker, Nikki Fahl, being the only person who's ever been truly nice to her, going so far as to always make sure to save half his rations and all his sweet rations just for Nikki. he'd surely stop at nothing for her safety, and has gone through grueling abuse and great feats of combat prowess to make good on that.
i pretty much based his gear (and pretty much the whole team's look) off of Helghast soldiers.
Nikki Fahl well then i suppose the innocent look was purely intentional, she's a relatively fresh novice psyker just out of her teens, and while she seems to have staved off the kind of madness that plagues other psyker, she's rather introverted due to mental trauma and social stigma and hasn't really gotten along or fit in well with all the previous teams she's been assigned with, Gerhardt seemingly being the only one she really trusts. she's also rather new to her powers (which you rightly guessed, involves her head cables) with her ability's strength sometimes getting tied up with her stress levels, she has mastered the manipulation of objects though.
Grigori Diugtyn 120509 (formerly Daimio) well i guess his names does tie in with the Russian feel you seem to be getting from him, dunno where the assassin part comes from since he's quite inadequate in combat, he doesn't even know "where the bullets go" on some weapons. he makes up for with incredible level headed-ness though, despite the situation he always has focus on what he thinks needs doing, in short he's not the type of incompetent combatant that just panics. besides that he's a highly talented and teched-up scribe (if i remember correctly both his arms and eyes were bionic).
Jahad 038856 he's a combat servitor of very visionary design, his biological base is that of an Ogryns, his servos and powered movement is the same that can be found in Space Marine power armor, and his programming is relatively advanced if not a bit unstable. he has a rigidly civil manner to him, as besides full on combat protocols in his AI he's also programmed to deal with civilians, whether it be medical care to law enforcement. he acts as Grigori's assistant.
#3: Jack of Trades, normally medical/engineering.
#2: Information and individual HVT hunting.
#4: Experimental distraction class.
#1: Heavy with heavy. And more heavy.
Seriously, i wonder why combat servitors haven't any helmet on in table-top or in the PC-Games.
But it's the same with Sergeants or Commanders of the Space Marines. Always without any helmet.
i always imagined soldiers of the inquisition to have access to more advanced gear than most
you lost interest in writing? what will you be doing now?
yeah i really wanted to give them a modern/sci fi look instead of the usual WW2 look i give the regular soldiers of the imperium since they're soldiers of the inquisition i'd imagine they access to much more advanced gear than the rank and file
i think they're called neckguards nowadays the stormtrooper sergeant was pretty much a revamped version of the stottroopers from retribution [link] while as for the combat servitor i wanted to give him a more hulking heavy armored commando look rather than the usual mechanical monstrosity look so i drew influences from here [link] his more advanced and sophisticated look adds to the overall elite feel of the squad
i always imagined the color black to be very prevalent in most of the imperium's organizations
I like your characters - they're 'alive', and they have no 'generic' aura around them.
Keep going, man.
that means and alot and is much appreciated which is odd since i always imagined my characters to have a generic look to them