Art by Alan Blackwell ( shinypants ) . This is an original digital painting by Alan Blackwell. Alan was recommended to us by Anthony Scroggins to help do some Mech pieces that Anthony couldn't. Alan ended up doing 4 pieces for our site so far, and 3 of them are the beautiful team illustrations in the Team Histories section of our site. These are pieces I had been trying to get commissioned for nearly 5 years. I was overjoyed at Alan's dedication and help in achieving such a fantastic result - a full color series of team pieces featuring each team's main characters' Mechs deploying. You can check out Alan's DA page here: [link]
His first piece for us, this one is the mercenary team called The Crusaders. The team is a group of Ex-Knights of the Inner Sphere who were politically maneuvered first out of the Knights and then out of work in the Free Worlds League by the Word of Blake. The Crusaders eventually sought the help of one of their former lancemates, Sir Owen Hardcastle of the Knights of the Inner Sphere. Meeting with him and discussing contract options in the Draconis Combine, The Crusaders eventually entered a partnership with Strider's Strikers.
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