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!

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!

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.

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

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.

zygo0 : Ok, the lead up the breach was AWESOME. 1) Fighter peels off to attack ship from behind. 2) Drone peels off to disrupt incoming missiles. 3) PDD turret on boarding craft takes out two missiles that made it through. 4) Fighter swoops in and draws attention of ship, drawing main AA fire. 5) Final drone takes out barrage of missiles. 6) Knock knock, Heretics. VERY nicely done!

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.

Sterling Felker : The most spectacular thing about this isn't just what's being shown, is the ambient way that it's visually flavored and posed. It is at the sweet spot of being stylized and simultaneously realistic. You clearly have a well developed eye for production and visual design

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.

gesslr : Possibly the best animated depiction of 40K space marines I have ever seen. I became a Patreon today. When I can increase it, I will. Fantastic work mate.

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.

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

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

Pássaro Azul : Space Marines the way they should be, not some shouting angry bois like Dawn of War, the only work i've ever seen that depicts Space Marines the way they should be, is WH40: Space Marine itself, Space Marines are ruthless, cold, extremely focused, only speaking when reporting something of extreme importance, they know what they'll do, and they know the outcome, because they probably done this a few hundred times already.

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. ♥

FrstSpctr88 : This is at: Hollywood level, multi-million budget with a multi-billion movie studio... And hollywood is making crappier movies with millions of dollars with their multi-billion studios, while independent creators create these high quality videos, at their own computers, in their own homes or in some low budget studio outside hollywood.

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

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!!!

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 :)

Schinak : I have never seen the sheer impact of a bolter round captured so perfectly

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.

Josh Morel : "How strong can a bolter be?" 0:53 "... I see."

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

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

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.

red engineer : Like if you'd play a game based around this.

Goulagtime : A little word from France. You are doing a fucking great work. I love it. You deserve more views and i can't wait to see more. You are doing a better work than the space marine film. You made exactly how I imagine Space Marine are. Keep Going man

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

Robin Falkner-Wedge : how to spacemarines: Step1: get out your version of a handheld pistol. step2: watch that guy over there *explode*

Carl : 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.

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.

General Irons : 0:45 I just realised, this is the heat sig that the Astartes are seeing It's just point and shoot!

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

nemis010 : Having read MANY 40k novels(my book shelf literally broke under the weight of books). I can honestly say this is one of the few representations of 40k and Astartes I've ever seen which I'd call accurate. The Prey Sense at 0:44 is a great touch, as is having the ship's arms-men be well armored and armed with slug throwers as opposed to energy weapons.

Han Jia : That auto gun at 0:54 looks like it's manufactured by Kel Tec... Sub 2000 with a huge heat shield... ignoring the side placed magazine that is...

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

Gisborne : Shame the Ultramarines film didn't look this good. 40K is prob the best sci fi universe ever created ever but GW keep giving shit game devs and indie company's all the rights to piss out low quality cheap games and content making it never do well and look bad. GW really need to get their shit together and actually get a tripple A high end game dev to make a 40k game. Space marine was awesome but the new MP game eternal crusade has already died and was too arcade and cartoony. Imagine a Battlefield game but 40k. I would 100% lose my shit if dice made one. and none of that pre spawning in vehicles shite either (bf1/bf5) make them so we actually have to find, run up to and get in tanks again like the old days. Shame most devs are now just sell outs to their publishers whims... i'm just waiting for Battlefield: Candy Crush

techpriest feeb 1101101-111001 : THE LIKES ARE AT 40k WE HAVE REACHED MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY

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.

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!

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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Alex Ye : Those space rocks probably came from a recently blown up celestial body. No natural asteroid field is so dense - it would have collapsed into a planet. But this is Warhammer, where planets do occasionally get blown up.

K33p3r99 : Coming back after watching this again, I was so mesmerized by the action that I was sad it ended abruptly. Warhammer deserves to be one of the best science fiction works of all time.

Norad2 : “Why is the next episode taking so long to ma-“ *Sees video.* *Jaw drops.* In all seriousness, this is just, I mean, wow! This is awesome! The time and effort put into this really, really shows.

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