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The Emperor's Dragons by John-Stone-Art The Emperor's Dragons by John-Stone-Art
First piece in two months, running around on holiday! So good to get back to work, though I thought it would be great to get on with a brand new fun piece to kick start!

This is a captain from the third company of the 1st battalion, Emperor's Dragon legion. Last legion of the Emperor. Comparing him to my first one 12 months ago: jsfantasy.deviantart.com/art/H… I'd say I've come a long way!!

Hope you like it =)

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morion87 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
Since they are the 21st legion, which orginazational structure did they go with? If I remember right, each of the 18 First Founding legions had their own unique take on the same thing.
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John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Full strength of the Emperor's Dragons is unknown, with 10 battalion's of anything between 1000 to 10,000 marines under the command of a Commander.  Dragonatus, the Eternal Dragon and primarch of course leads the Legion as a whole.  Organisation of each battalion is similar to that of the Space Wolves, if only in organisation and nothing else, with squads of 10, 15 marines, command, etc in over-all similarity to the wolves, reason being that since the Dragon's roam the extreme fringes of the empire, they need a loose, adaptable formation to take on any of the Emperor's foes alone, as they are a secret and unknown force to a great deal of the imperium, except of course to those in the order 666 and inquisition...
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morion87 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
makes perfact sense, in the way the game ever does.
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Prockape1 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
What a cracking piece, the rain and wind effect works a treat.
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks mate, appreciate it! I like your work to.. i'll pop you a watch I think :)
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StampedeIndustries Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Custom Legion by any chance?? *w*
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yep :)
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:iconstampedeindustries:
StampedeIndustries Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Got 5 for a custom Ordos
Paladins of Vengeance
Imperial Crusaders
Astral Dragoons
Knights of the Fifth Griffon
and one undecided name wise :P

I'll take pictures of their color schemes that I've made for them on Space Marine x)
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
righto, well I have a full battle company of these bad boys painted with 10 custom heroes. I'll put up more art in the future. 
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StampedeIndustries Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Niiiice =^= 

Still painting mine :P
plenty of custom weapons and such since I kitbash more than I paint x)
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John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I always enjoy custom building, its half the fun!
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:iconstampedeindustries:
StampedeIndustries Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Seems to be all the fun for me at the moment xD
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:icongefey:
Gefey Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
The detail 0.0

And that sword!

Amazing. Pure and simple.
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou! :). Exactly the look i intended :)
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DreamDragon911 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow....just wow...
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha. Thank you. Still one of my favourites!
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:iconcorporal-yakob:
Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Oh wow, that is just pure awesomeness: the pose, the armour, the decals, the Chapter name - everything about this is freaking cool!
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John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha, thanks =)
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:iconcorporal-yakob:
Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
:D No problem.
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:iconcptjames:
CptJames Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Stella work man :) Can't wait to paint my Sons of Orar :)!!
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cheer mate! =)
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40k-Warlord Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Very nice my friend! keep it up!
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cheers! =)
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic work!!:D
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! =)
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Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Most impressive 
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou! =)
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Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome.
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work, and you really have come a long way...well done!
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! well It's all part of the dream! =)
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Epic!!
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! =D
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:iconlordhadrian:
lordhadrian Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
You're welcome :)
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Svetly-Nikolaev Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist
this pretty well, actually
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Pvt-Hazard Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
badass alert! looks great man.
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cheers mate =)
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Dark-Sinjid4 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is warriors like these that make me proud to fight in the Emperor's name.
For the Emperor, 'till my dying day.
For the Emperor, my blade drops.
For the Emperor, I shall fall.
And for the Emperor, I will.

"I was born in war, and I shall die in it."  -Gods' Hand Quauhuitli Yaotl of the Golden Eagles
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TheSGC Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
looks like some rendition of Aegis armor....
aegis armor is fucking badass. so's this.
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha, thanks =)
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MT-Artwork Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome !!
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John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
=)
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
The rain is a nice detail, as is the fire. This is superb!
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! =)
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Any time! 
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DeathIncarnate15 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Almost makes me want to betray my heretical brothers and turn to the Emperor... Almost.
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
well... then you'll die =P
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DeathIncarnate15 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Come at me, loyalist. My blade thirsts for your blood.
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GeorgesConcepts Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Cast your gaze to thyself, now to this battle-brother. Now back to thyself, now back to this battle-brother.
Heretically, you are not like him. But if you served the God-Emperor of Mankind instead of your pathetic Dark Gods, you could be.
Look to the earth, back to me. Where is your location? You are atop a pile of xenos corpses, smited with great zeal and righteous fervor in the Emperor's name.
What do I bear? It is a sanctified relic power sword from the Dark Age of Technology. The holy relic is now Iron Haloes. 
Anything is possible if you cast your faith and loyalty to our God-Emperor.
I'm in a Dreadknight.
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DeathIncarnate15 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Why is it that you loyalists never seem to learn that the Emperor is not a god? He is but a corpse, seated on a throne, with your delusions making him seem alive. Can he move, as I am now? Can he think, as I have thought out what I'm saying to you now? No. He cannot. His own power came from my Dark Masters. And now, His Imperium will burn under the might of Chaos Undivided. You should count the days, loyalist scum. For you only have a few left...
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