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Eldar Furious Angel Concept by Sokil-Su Eldar Furious Angel Concept by Sokil-Su
My entry for the Eldar VS Dark Eldar concept-art fight in Russian Warhammer Art Community - [link]
The task was to create a new unit for either faction.

I wanted to pose this unit as a highly swift and maneuverable space infantry that matches the speed of an average interceptor and equips multipurpose energy 'tentacles', called wings to provide additional agility, protection and melee weapon (can be used for boarding ships). Well this idea looks kinda 'why not' to me, but causes distrust and anger in the community =D
Still, I'm grateful to those who tries to help me with logical advice.

Thus, I ask you - what would you see this unit to be like?
What is its purpose? Can it have one? Share your opinion, I'm glad to hear your ideas.
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Kmon13 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Artist
Wow seeing this make me want to play Warhammer 40k again but I figured I what else you had here first before making a detailed comment...

Other than that excellent job.... 
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Dysturbed7 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's a shame they almost stole your idea when forgeworld made their new aspect.
This is a awesome design i love how the wings actually come out of the helmet
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EndersMind Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
I know I'm late to the party, but I can't help but comment. Fantastic work! As everyone else has said, it's heavy looking armor, so this warrior belongs somewhere in harm's way. I'd say it's a breach clearer. the weapons on its forearms could be some kind of concussive pulse rifle (short to mid range) that shoot waves of, well, concussive energy, knocking lines of enemy troops back and pummeling them simultaneously. The energy tentacles can be used for more precision close quarters combat. And the jet pack would allow the warrior to travel to bottle necks and or places of congestion on the battlefield and bust the door in, figuratively speaking, allowing the other aspect warriors to rush in and do what they do best. Again, wonderful job.
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Raze-n-Burn Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
When I first looked at this I noticed the pair of arm-mounted shuriken pistols and the fairly heavy armour (for Eldar this armour is actually VERY heavy. Like Dark Reaper heavy.) and thought to myself "Is this some kind of close range front-line aspect warrior?"
It (he/she) looks like the perfect soldier to deal with swarms of weak armoured creatures without getting stuck in hand-to-hand. Perhaps this trooper would be sent out to worlds infected by genestealer cults to exterminate them before they call the swarm. Or maybe a key unit to hold back an Ork hoard while the rest of the army gets their shots off at bigger targets.
All in all I think this aspect prototype is very cool. Great job.
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LegionXXX Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
I don't know. From the look of the armor they seem less like a fast attack infantry and more like a heavy infantry. The way the plates overlap several times, it seems to be a thicker style of material. With the wrist mounted weapons, at least they look like possible shuriken pistols, it almost feels like you're trying to make a living version of wraithguard. Give them an eldar equivalent to the space marine jump pack and you have basically an Eldar Assault Marine. Give it a plasma grenade, eldar chainsword, and a heavy shuriken pistol....and make it a heavy infantry you have something that's hard hitting yet semi-faster than regular Guardians that could stand toe to toe with Space Marines.
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mindblade70 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Interface Designer
i like your idea i'm an eldar fan myself (mindblade) get it. it would be cool if there were a medium to heavy type infatry. they die too easily but i think they still rock ass.
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mandomasta Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
jump infantry/ heavy infantry/ space infantry/ honor guard/
deffinetly honor guard that would be cool. seeing an autarch have one at either side. nice work
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Dexterfan300 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
well if your still looking for opinions the tentacles kinda look like hair but i think if you made them fan out to the sides more they would look more aggressive and look a tad more angelic i hope my input helps haha i loved the pic but i saw post about telling you what we think so very well done any way i love the agile sleak look of your character wonderful work man :)
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SoylentRobot Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
time to use my superbrain to make rules for it!
if thats cool with you
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Sokil-Su Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would be my pleasure) Though everyone here convinced me this unit is unbalanced, not fitting the universe in whole and the Eldar in particular, and is just stupid =D
Still, it would be interesting to know how you see it =D
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Yujifanik Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Have you seen the New Aspect Warriors by Forge World???

I think you'd be shocked just how much your design runs parallel to theirs!
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SoylentRobot Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Okay these might be terrible but here you go!

Furious Angels 33pts each
WS BS S T W I A LD SV
Furious Angel 4 4 4 3 1 5 1 9 3+
Exarch 5 5 4 3 1 5 2 9 3+
Unit: 3-10 Furious Angels
Jump Infantry
Wargear: Twin-linked Shuriken Catapult

Angel Jets: A unit of Furious Angels may opt to engage their Jets at the start of each Eldar turn. For the rest of the turn, they follow all the rules for Eldar Jetbikes. If they do this, they cannot assault during the same turn.

Energy Tendrils: The tendrils may be used in one of two ways during close combat. Choose which when combat starts, the entire unit must use the same style. The tendrils can be used either as a pair of Rending weapons or as a powerfist.

Special Rules: Fleet

Skyfire: A unit of Furious Angels with an Exarch with this power that moves over an enemy unit while using its Angel Jets will cause one Strength 3 Rending hit for each Angel in the unit. These hits are distributed as shooting attacks, and the unit may hit more than one enemy unit a turn with this attack.

The Razing: A unit with an Exarch with this power may re-roll failed rolls to hit in close combat.

Options:

One may be an Exarch for +10pts
The Exarch may take the Skyfire power for +15pts and The Razing power for +15pts
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SoylentRobot Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
ill see what i come up with, with your description & picture ^^
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Finschi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
) а в Доминансе побиться не желаете?
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Sokil-Su Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Непременно, только он ещё когдаа...
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Finschi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
та уже скоро совсем))) в декабре стартует.Я за арттоком слежу, флуд читаю.))) Жду интересностей. Самой так хочеться поучавствовать О.о
Так что жду ваших с Няко работ!
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Sokil-Su Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Что ж это такое.. В декабре стартует 3D-миниконкурс. А полномасштабный Доминанс будет в начале следующего года где-то, причём без точной даты до сих пор, разве нет?
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Finschi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
[link]
пока такое
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Sokil-Su Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ну вот, с 5 января и будем стараться)
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DehFentom Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Elite tatical unite!
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
I think the art is fantastic and the idea is cool, but it's probably too overpowered a concept to fit into normal 40k fluff.

Since they have jet packs, they could be an alternative to Swooping Hawks.
Hawks are more like hit and run units, you could equip the Angels to be Fast Attack H2H with
a Harlequin's Kiss and a Shuriken Pistol.
The Exarch would need something sexy like a power claw or something plus plasma.
Then have the Phoenix Lord comes with a special Harlequin's Kiss.
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Armel Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One thing doesn't make much sense to me: who needs lightly armoured infantry in the 4Oth millenium? Ships fight usually at extreme ranges, and boarding actions would be led either by small assault crafts or by teleporting units (warp spiders?) I find it difficult to believe that these tentacles would propel them fast enough, it would just look weird (anime).
Why not make them space assault troopers with substantial but more limited void travel abilities and void-isolated suits who are taken to the enemy by a ship, maybe like the ones seen on this lugganath picture: [link]
They'd use mostly assault oriented weapons: one or two guys/squad with a dispersion melta to make a big hole in a ship's armor, and the rest with double shuriken pistols as shown here.
I think that you should change the dendrites, the concept is good (and reminiscent of Matrix sentinel robots), but these tentacles should not be "energy" ones as even for Eldar it's too powerful. Make them physical, and have these guys use them as limbs to attach to ships doubling as can-openers and CC weapons, and use another means of propulsion.

The image and concept are kickass though ^^
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Scarledian Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely exceptional :D
Stunningly brilliant - I can't think of much more to describe it :XD:

As ~Sebbythefreak said, it looks a bit too manufactured - though only in the smallest of areas.
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mike-jocelyn Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
класс!!!!!
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Sokil-Su Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ну, вообще-то коментаторы мне уже хорошо всыпали конструктивного и не очень =D
Теперь знаю, что надо будет передизайнить как-нибудь потом.
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Well, isin't that technically the job of the Swooping Hawks?

As for the design, it's too clearly manufactured, not grown. Not only that, but it feels completly uncomfortable and cumbersome. So it doesn't have the eldar feel at all. It's like a manmade imitation.
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Sokil-Su Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, look at these - [link] Do they look much different? Well, I agree that I made it a bit more technical, but not that much technologically different from Jes Goodwin's sketches. What I did obviously wrong is that I killed a silhouette with the rear jets and made feet wide and round, more in a way wraithlords have it. Anyway, thanks for your tips, I'll know what to pay attention to next time. As for this design, if you read the comments, you'll know that it's gonna be redesigned anyway. Btw would be grateful for some constructive ideas too.
And aren't swooping hawks' wings working only inside the atmosphere as they are based on the principle of the vibrating plates?
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Low orbit still has atmosphere, might be sufficient. Otherwhise they might have another method of working beyond that point, but "high speed vehicule interception" is their credo.

As for the design, personnally, yes I find it very, very different to Goodwing's in the major aspects I gave. Beside all the shit he puts, he never clutter joints, and all his stuff looks extremely flexible. Then, everything "flows" together. Eldar's technology is grown with song, not forged with tools.

Like, what I mean is this. The various pieces of armor are either just put in layers (just as some pouldrons), or lock into each other perfectly like pieces of a puzzle (particularly apparent in the "musculature" look of the armors). If you look carefully, nothing looks "bolted" or "meld" to each other. Some are kinda busy, as 40k is baroque, but still always organic.

As for the "wraithlord" comparison, it is a good one. But the wraithlord is a gigantic skeleton-like vehicule.

On a fluff-wise comment I'd make. A space-borne infantry fighting vehicule... he could never possibly have enough physical armor to withstand anything that'd be thrown at him, so eldars would probably focus entirely on force fields for protection. He'd probably be nearly naked in there, save for the environment protection and the domes for creating the field.
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TheStardweller Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Well it would probably be more useful to eldar space pirates. I guess it would help and let you navigate through the long halls of spaceships alike. Like crawling from ceiling above the main sight focus of humans and launch surprise hit-and-runs. Guess when combined with infiltrated rangers of Alaitoc they would kick ass real hard.
It would also help inside jungles gripping tree limbs, and bring the wrath of khaine from above the enemy in the worst expected moment. Again combined with ranger squad, would be 'very' effective. In my eyes they would be melee. Although, in jungle, being ranged would also help.
Overall, I really like the concept. The details are really good. However; couldn't really grasp the basis for tentacle concept. Maybe it would be more like threads of wraithbone?
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Sokil-Su Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thanks a lot for the detailed comment!
As for Eldar corsairs, yeah, I agree, and the image you've brought in is pretty cool and convincing! But in the forests they would probably need some additional camouflage.
As for Wings' tentacles, I thought it would be some kind of psychically controlled energy whips or some energy conducting fiber. Some energy reserve is circulating in this web, and by directing the strain, the impulses can be created, that can move the armor wearer in freespace - additional spurts in directions unpredictable to enemy. Certainly, that wouldn't work in the gravity environment. Besides, they can be used to create some cover from small missiles, shrapnel or debris and for some offensive action and melting through some armor. Surely, they will hardly get through some capital ships' armor, but once inside... =D
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TheStardweller Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Oh I think I am now getting to understand the concept better. I have read about the d-cannon and stuff as well. I am not sure I am repeating the early comments, but maybe they would not be 'equipped' with d-cannons, but somehow integrated to regular brightlance platforms and shuriken cannons when they move in space, since their mass wold not matter. With tentacles they would gain high mobility, and with the platforms' thrusters they would gain insreased speed. They would retract them back when they break in, and have even heavy weapon support.
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Sokil-Su Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, great idea with the platforms! I guess it's just what they need and it makes much more sense! I guess they can ride the platforms, maybe modified ones.. That's a splendid idea of yours! Thanks so much!
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TheStardweller Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
You're welcome. I'm sure you'll make it work somehow. Can't wait to see the time.:D
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TheStardweller Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
My thought is, they would be mostly populated among Saim-Hann and Alaitoc.
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh? Where's the stats for everything? Since all the artwork on these are done exceptionally well in their own, detailed way, it's hard to judge without seeing stats.

And freakin' hell... you competed with vampiredghost and WON?
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tutzdes Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
What's wrong with vampiredghost? I don't see anything hellish in situation. As for me, now the flow of events is quite predictable.
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see English might not be your first language. "freakin' hell" was used an expression of great exclamation, like "holy shit".

In other words, I found it quite surprising that his entry beat Vampiredhost something I didn't expect at all.
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tutzdes Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
I know what does "freakin' hell" means. But i see no reasons to be so surprised. Everything goes just like i expected, haven't i said it already?

Since you just didn't recognize metaphorical meaning in "hellish" i conclude that you're not a native english speaker either, right? :}}}}
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Sokil-Su Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, this concept i going to be remastered in terms of its purpose and info, so stats and stuff will be a bit later. Thanks.
Vampiredhost would have won if he went with the rules. The contest was about creating a concept for a new unit, and what he did was slightly modifying standard units, and this time, regrettably, not to the best. He haven't lost yet btw, he still has all the chances to win.
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kit-a-ga-wa Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010   Digital Artist
pretty badass design. I like it :)
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Sokil-Su Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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bale-storm Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
heh awesome though a little overpowered. I mean it'd be brilliant to have these as models but they'd be very expensive on points and such. I mean when fighting in space Eldar used to have simplified hawk wings which would give them the thrust to move through space and also to act as parachutes when descending to a planet.

Still it's a beautiful and Eldar design I love the level of detail poured into this. Especially when you had to work around the fact you couldn't give it actual hawk wings. Though the tentacles seem a little strange. I guess the warp packs of the spiders or the banshee masks seemed just as strange when I heard of them first.

I wonder what colours they'd be...
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Sokil-Su Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Well, you might enjoy some discussion concerning practical use of those guys that's going on in the comments =D
As for the hawk wings, I thought they don't work outside the atmosphere, as they create vibration, or am I mistaken?
And colors.. not sure yet =D Any propositions? 8)
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bale-storm Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
well there's no real explanation for hawk wings on Lexi on Wiki it was the vibrating plates concept. I always assumed they used anti-gravity motors as they do to fire the catapults. I guess I was wrong then. Though it's not so far-fetched to assume the wings have some kind of axillary propulsion system that can be used out of atmosphere. Or a modification that could facilitate it.

I'd see these being used in sabotage operations against warships, though I'm not sure how practical they'd be as boarders with those heavy looking suits and D-cannons. Maybe they act to destroy defence satellites and attack low gravity areas like asteroids.

I did have one idea for a colour scheme maybe something bright, white and red maybe? Or maybe golden shades with deep abyss blue. They could even have nebulae style camouflage that shifts as they move making them difficult to spot in space.
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Armel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One word: kickass!
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Armel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And mary-sue'ish, of course ^^
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Sokil-Su Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I've been told, yeah =D
Thanks 8)
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Samuel-Havana Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
I think it's kinda mary-sue'ish and and "elfen lied" inspired :/
"Hay I can cary a gun that shoots black holes, and I dual wield shaped charge launchers."

Don't get me wrong the art is nice though for a new unit going for the Banshee look, but the writing leaves something to be desired.
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Sokil-Su Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thanks for criticism! If you read into comments, you'll see some constructive discussion going on, so feel free to join. Hope you've got more to say than 'it's bad'. I'll be glad to give this unit some real life. So, bring in your suggestions.
Oh, and I wasn't trying to create some uber-destroyer. As I have already said, the main idea was that this unit doesn't utterly destroy everything it sees, but can temporarily disable say interceptors and deal some damage to larger or capital ships being able (due to it's small size and maneuverability) to deal precise blows with some powerful weapon. Carried D-cannon wouldn't do that much of a harm to some capital ship, and as for smaller targets it will be a pain to actually hit them =D
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Samuel-Havana Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Thats exactly the point and if you read my comment I've explained "WHY" it is bad, this one suit takes on capital ships, y'know the great battle barges of the Imperium that are 8 kilometer's long, or necron tomb ships, craftworlds and Rok's.

That is simply not on the scope in wich warhammer acts, within warhammer marines taking on a squad of khornate berserkers is already a superhuman feat for a superhuman, or in wich a "CHAPTERMASTER" allegedly the greatest warrior the spacemarines can field goes toe to toe with a greater demon.

Not instances where a single unit carries the greatest destructive weapon that race has to offer, wich is usually mounted on the on grav platforms, yes PLATFORMS. Is carried in space to destroy the greatest ship ANY race has to offer.

The rebuttal is than boohoo it can't hit fighters, yeah maybe it will just switch to it's "DUAL" haywire launchers to accurately own anything nearby. Or just swim around in it's "HIGHLY MOBILE WINGS OF ANNIHILLATION",
you must ask yourself these questions:
Does this unit replace any if not all units available to this race?
Does this unit carry the greatest weapons known to that race? and if so does it have a good reason to?
Does this unit make swiss cheese out of all the other units of the oposing race? Does it do this less effectively? or does it not counter those at all?
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