Astartes - Part Two

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Astartes : Thank you all for the positive feedback and support! I'm blown away by the response and pumped up to work on the next installment! I'll do my best to share spoiler free works-in-progress as I go along. Cheers!

Peter Mcloughlin : Absolutely nailed it. I even slowed it down to 25% to check for a half arsed skipped detail. I got nothing. Every shot the Astartes make is bang on target. Their aim is flawless. Utterly focused, brutally lethal and totally without fear or remorse. No chit chat, no dramatic orders barked into the vox. Just a cold silence from a squad that has done this a thousand times before. Swift, efficient, unyielding. The perfect warrior. ASTARTES

absolutelystupid : Holy shit. For the first time in the fluff it felt like spacemarines actually are unstoppable killing machines, not just bigger guys in armour dying heroically.

Jake Frost : You seriously managed to do more justice for 40k in *_one minute_* than what most AAA studios could squeeze out of half a decade. You deserve a pat on the back for this; in fact, make it two.

Chapter Master Valrak : Amazing stuff! That breach was GLORIOUS! The skill you have at making this look as realistic as possible blows my mind, it seemed it was all live action!

Bruce Reutens : Imperial Admiral: *looking upon the Astartes before him, blood splashed all over his power armour* I take it the boarding was rough? Astartes: The rebels were, uncooperative.

Andras Tuba : Haha, this is funny as hell, those rebels being very careful, preparing for the battle, taking defensive positions, but then the Astartes just come in, walk in a straight line while casually fireing with one hand :D and they STILL kill everyone in 5 seconds :D

CinnamonTea : Much has been said about the amazing animation (which is mind blowing, true), but I think equal praise should be given for the fantastic scene direction in this short. Before the hull breach, the drones make the scene interesting but ratchet up the tension by showing us action *far away. Then, inside the vessel, the shots give the audience a sense of space; something that is vital for good action scenes but that many indie animators miss. Again, tension is used so deftly to really give the Astartes' entrance a *boom. Action is harder than people think, and this short employs it so well without making it gratuitous.


Peptuck : I love how you managed to capture the essence of the Space Marine boarding action and the artwork. We have the iconic image of the line of Space Marines firing their bolters from the hip at an unseen enemy, but you managed to impart just how brief and utterly one-sided such actions tend to be when its the Astartes. They don't stand there blasting away for ages at resistance. Blam blam blam, a few seconds of precision lethality, and it's over.

RusStarik : How powerful they look, oh my! Every move, every step. They are superior here! You can just FEEL that they are not in any hurry, it's as simple for them as walking a dog in a park for us. Just a daily routine. No threats, maybe a little annoyances. Just by seing them in action you KNOW, that thay can do much, much greater things. Space Marine is a Space Marine in this project. Bolter is a Bolter in this project. Dead heretic is as dead as it can possibly be. Every single frame is oozing epicness. Best represintation of my wettest dreams about Adeptus Astartes. Thank you. ♥

Alex Anthony : At first glimpse I thought: "man, those bolters look small!" Then I came to my senses: "oh right... Astartes... never mind."

XerainTheBountyHunter : So I just watched a video about the size of a 75 caliber round and I realized why the barrels on your bolters look so much smaller. It's actually more accurate than GW's bolters.

the tyrant67 : Damn it people! Where's the 40k community at!? We need to throw more money at this guy. Thank goodness you have Paypal by the way. I can't be a Patron but I'll definitely drop a portion of cash every now and then when I can afford it.

John Fraire : There are many ways to view the space marines. Be they space knights, bloodthirsty warriors, religious fanatics, or honorable legionares; a great storyteller can capture that particular vision tenfold. What you have done is made them the cold, badass human+++ militaristic soldiers most people think them to be, and not just turned that image to 11, but also capture the more "realistic" science fiction motifs that haven't really been explored too much in the setting at large. And you *still* managed to make these adeptus astartes *actual* marines in space, and that deserves to be pointed out in of itself. I tip my hat to you, and await patiently for the next episode.

Arendelft : This is by far one of the singularly most realistic depictions of Astartes I have ever seen, I mean if you factor in their superhuman speed and reflexes it makes things brutal to a whole new level but I understand how that's a lot more difficult to factor into animations like this. Fragging awesome! Please keep this content coming!!!!

andrew lee : "WOW!!!!! SO COOL!!!!! The graphics on the Bolter firefight look so real!!!!!!! It feels like I am actually there!!!!" **Looks down, and sees a giant bolt shot crater in my torso** "......Well shit" XDXDXDXDXDXDXD ;D;D;D;D

Matthew Sykes : That boarding scene is pretty much what you'd expect from Astartes, a cake walk in many ways. I don't wish to nitpick your awesome work as it's way beyond my ability to create such, the sounds of the marines bootsteps kinda sounds a little muted, for what are effectively walking tanks. ANd yes I have watched Erasmus' videos and loved them, this is probably the closest to a real Astartes engagement I have seen yet, that's including the whole DoW game series. I did think a bit of voiceover might have helped establish what's going on, objectives etc but I'm guessing it's early days and so far...... it's awesome

Julie M. : The music is from Dredd 2012 right? It fits

Dr Pepper : 10/10 mate. the 53 people that gave this a dislike should be hunted down, flogged and publicly shamed before being mind wiped to become a servitor....and id burn down their mothers village too lol. keep up the excellent work :)

Ciarán Murphy : Absolutely incredible work. As others have said, you have captured the essence of 40k action, and the terrifying presence of marines in a way very little media has. I really hope you will always be proud of this work and look forward to seeing more

FungWarb12 : This is by far the best fan-made 40k animation I've ever seen

Wesleym134 : If the Federation wasn't so pansy-assed about genetic modification, they would have had soliders like this. If the Jem'hadar had to go up up against the Astartes in the Dominion War, it would be over before they knew it.

Sanguine Kek : That was crazy well animated, part 3 I am excited for.

Jordan Ciccarelli : Definitely got a beefy enough sound effect for the bolters.

heriberthuber54 : Let's just hope this fabulous project does not get shut down like so many others before...

Nate Wallinger : You nailed how the shots should sound, the size makes them sound blunt and deep while you also made it a sharp sound.

Carolus : Just amazing. In under two minutes of footage you have accomplished a level of grittiness, brutality and realism yet to be found in the 20 plus years of 40k depictions. Take note Games Workshop.

SicariiD : this is just insanely good! HOW CAN YOU ONLY HAVE 40 k subs?!?!?......oh wait..

James Mordue : This project looks amazing. You capture the tone of the setting so well. If you need any voice actors I'd be happy to help out.

Alex Frost : Cold, merciless, efficient. The way an Astartes should be in combat

ZOMBiE : OK! Just backed you on patreon max level ! OMFG this is so good! please make more.... ;D

Making fun of you Show : Go to Netflix and get a green lit.

Nik Darimi : Ooommmgggloriouss emperor. This is awesome

Keejchen : Instant patreon subscribtion!

-PwF- Eliono : Wow, keep going Sir

bigbenhoward : That split moment when you get to see all of the targets glowing red from the Space Marines' point of view, and seeing the deadly accuracy and sheer brutality of the impact of their shots. This is how Fluff Space Marines should be portrayed. Crunch Space Marines don't live up to the lore at all. This is a real treat. I finally get to see Space Marines playing to their strengths and being as bad-ass as they are described in the lore. I salute the skills, time, and dedication of the creator in bringing these monsters of combat to life for all of us plebs.

Svalfish1 : The buildup of music and then the sudden infrared is fucking amazing

ptr bshmnn : GW should give this man a contract.

Trehlas I : Love the vibe these space marines give off. Usually space marines are portrayed as glory speech spouting, super hero's saving the world from yet another villain. These marines however are no nonsense, lethal killing machines. The way they should be portrayed. Damn Ultramarines... Ruining it for the rest of them :p. Space marines are not super hero's... They're tools for war, oppression and destruction. (And its what makes them awesome.)

ДѴДЯЦS LЦЖ : YES, ALL THE YES. i just watched both episodes after youtube recommended the first one to me (at least 5 times now).... this is grimdark, its realistic, and this is how space marines are supposed to be, they arent screaming helmetless religious zealots, theyre tall, bulky, efficient stone cold killers with a mission that has a very religious aspect attached to it. i love this, the details are amazing and the flow is perfect and answers most questions as the scenes progress. the sound makes it realistic and the design and colour palette is spot on. my only gripe in this particular scene would be the density of the asteroid field (then again its sci fi fantasy), and a few to many visible tracer round coming from guns compared to the audible gunfire (pistol), but that being the only things i could find.... they're not even proper complaints, more like nitpicking XD i would love to see more, +1 subscriber, this is amazing :D

Warp Angel : Space Marine Sergeant: "They have us surrounded, those poor bastards."

ethan philpot : I *_LOVE_* how the Bolters are portrayed here. Even the pistol makes an intense _boom_ with each shot fired. They seem slightly "modernized" too, less cartoony and more practical looking. The best aspect, however, is how the poor bastards being shot at just straight up *explode* uncermoniously. Equally chilling and awesome!!!

Helios Retro : Dude, the lil guys dying looks so realistic, I've rewatched this so many times, I'm very impressed

Valens Augustus : The heretics who led these men astray from duty and honor will pay with their lives, how dare they reduce the Imperium's strength!

Voxx-Chatter_777 : this is far better than the GW movie we got a few years ago! they should have had you do it. i hope that at some point you put all these gems together into one video, and that it is a good length. I watch and rewatch these two over and over! So brilliant!

bigbenhoward : It took me longer to click on the link for this video than it took those Astartes to clear an entire hanger of traitors.

Павел Баскаков : Во блять! Прикольно!)))

Nayhaun : Hands down the best adaptation of Astartes in animation/film. You've outdone yourself, don't keep us waiting too long!

funkpb : The impact of the rounds hitting their targets is so satisfying. Especially the guy towards the end who hit the wall.