On hiatus while Kaiser works on Vhane Glorious

Troops section in progress!

Eagle Ordinary

Officer's daily tip 5013: It is easy to overlook one of your platoon's greatest sources of intel: The men! Remember to listen to them! Knowing the difference between the screams caused by a grot's shank or a kroot's blade can mean the difference between life and death for the survivors!

Chapter 3 Fin!

I distinctly remember wondering if I would ever make it to this point of the comic nearly a hundred pages ago.

Between now and then over 3 years and 1,600 hours of work has passed (and that's not including Dave, Richard, Sio, and Jon's time writing, or Moses's editing!) That's 66 days of straight drawing, nuts! Imagine if I'd put that into something more productive, like working on my non-existent ice sculpture or piano skills.

A lot has changed since then, in terms of writing, style, and the lives of everyone involved in this comic. Two of us have become parents, careers have changed, and from this point on things are going to change quick in the comic too. We're just at the end of the first arch, and trapped between a hammer and anvil our party will have the option to crack or harden. I'm exciting to dig into the next chapter, but that will have to come after Adepticon. Which brings me to my next point!

Headed to Adepticon???

We'll be there too! Come say hi, or have your models or costumes repaired at our medic booth. Richard and I will be volunteering our time to help anyone in need of a fix-up with glue, paint, brushes, epoxy, zipties and more. We'd love to see you there! Also, join us Saturday when we help judge the cosplay contest!

But that's not all,
this week we're doing an ama on reddit!

Join David, Richard, and I with any questions you have! Be it about plot stuff, making a comic, or even how to make the best damn pie you've ever had, (Richard is a master baker,) we're looking forward to sharing our misadventures and questionable wealths of knowledge with the internet.

Finally, and most importantly,
We've been gifted with additional fine works of art from two of some of my very favorite people. Mika has graced us again this week with one of my favorite characters, miss Aetta Holt! (God I love this. I'm glad I'm finally to a point where I genuinely appreciate it when people draw my characters better than I can. She's just perfect.)

And my very own girlfriend Emika was kind enough to surprise me with my favorite old man this week as well. A welcome treat in the middle of a tricky work week from a very sweet and compassionate person. I'm lucky to know you.

Stay tune for next week when I add in Wrath and Glory's How to Play pages! The next season will be off to a rocky start as I sort out some life stuff next month, but bare with me, we'll be on our way to forging the next arch very shortly.

March 11th, 2018, 9:18 pm
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March 12th, 2018, 5:43 am

It seems the warp interference has lessened the moral of my guardsmen is now restored. Glory to the emperor.

March 12th, 2018, 5:49 am

Waaaaaiit . Those civilians have neat tatoos on their necks ... just like certain Beinton had when he got infe- .... Oh SHIT .

March 13th, 2018, 8:15 am

@Guardsman Bob: I had the exact same reaction.

March 19th, 2018, 10:24 am

@Ronmr: i just had a heart attack. i didn't notice it at first.

it's aaall going downhill.

March 19th, 2018, 3:04 pm

@Ryie: Right, I just saw the citizens and thought "oh the state of the current.... Wait... NOMEEEEEN!!!!!!"

April 8th, 2018, 10:54 pm

@Guardsman Bob: Oh, frak me sideways! False Men in the compound!

June 8th, 2018, 3:22 pm

@Guardsman Bob: Hide ya kids, hide ya wives...man, hide ya husbands; y'all gettin' all KINDS o' heresy in here.

March 12th, 2018, 7:42 am

That Woman has no eyes

March 20th, 2018, 9:11 am

@Hatarus: I think they're just closed

March 12th, 2018, 10:26 am

WHAT! That one came out super quickly! You caught me off guard and now I'm not the first comment. Good stuff.

March 12th, 2018, 10:45 am

Pin-up Talon is...so sexy

March 12th, 2018, 11:39 am


*fanning self*

By the throne...

March 12th, 2018, 2:57 pm

"Things are finally looking up" - Talon

Hope is the first step in disappointment...

March 12th, 2018, 5:44 pm

I know this wasn't what you were going for, but I came away with two thoughts. I want an Aquila hoody like that kid has, and, I want an Imperial Guardsman plushy.

Now, leaving that aside. Those poor poor civilians.

March 14th, 2018, 3:37 am

@Rhys: i also want the hoody and guard plush.

March 12th, 2018, 6:59 pm

Oooh... boy, this is gonna get worse before it gets better.

Also, this is NOT how I expected our first look at the Adepta Sonoritas to look like! lol

October 29th, 2018, 8:46 pm

@artemi: Remember, this is the Warhammer40K universe. It always gets worse, and never gets better.

March 12th, 2018, 7:03 pm

I've been following this for the last six or so months since learning of its existence from r/40klore. Keep it up, this is bloody incredible

March 13th, 2018, 2:15 am

Oh no.

March 13th, 2018, 12:16 pm

Well, even if fun and lighthearted this is still 40k, bad things happen all the time. Let's hope that it be painless for them, at least.

Oh, and may the Emperor in His grace find worthy that GW keeps calling you for webpage drawings. Worth it, always.

March 13th, 2018, 12:56 pm

I love the last panel! The citizens of the Imperium are mostly forgotten by the lore, given that the "interesting stuff" for the miniature game are the wars and battles. Seeing a normal family going through bad times reminds me what the Imperial Guard fights for, aside from the grimdark reasons.

Aetta's last comment though... it's not "What could go wrong?" but it's pretty close to tempting fate!

March 15th, 2018, 12:48 am

An Imperial Guardsmen plushy needs to be a thing. Why is it not already a thing?! That's Heresy!

March 22nd, 2018, 8:24 pm

Just finished my archive binge of this comic. Quite the story going on here. Knew as soon as the name Nomen came up that that techpriest was bad news. As a Dark Heresy 2e GM myself, it's cool to see somebody making a webcomic out of a 40k rpg. And yes, my screen name is drawn from my campaign.

April 10th, 2018, 1:13 pm

Love the comic, but I've got a question.
Is that character tab being fixed or something?

July 5th, 2018, 12:45 am

@Dawnstar: It was never broken my LOYAL friend . Are you dubting the work of the admins ? If you want I can help you with your ... issue **Takes out bolt pistol with =][= on it**

April 19th, 2018, 10:32 am

Loving this comic! I don't mean to rush, but any word on when it's continuing?

May 3rd, 2018, 9:43 am

the writers and artist's are both very handsome.

June 1st, 2018, 5:56 pm

Awesome work so far but is anyone alive in here...?

June 6th, 2018, 11:14 am

@Kosake: hold on man if we have patience and faith in the emperor we shall prosper

June 28th, 2018, 5:32 pm

Looks like the cicatrix has cut us off from the imperium. Welp, that's it then. CHAOS! PANIC! ANARCHY! HERESY!!!

June 6th, 2018, 11:12 am

yeah its been a couple months since you posted this but I hope you see this cause I am so excited for the next one

June 19th, 2018, 7:58 am

I can't say what I like best about this story. The art and the progression and the characters.. I'm really enjoying myself so far. The art, composition and basically everything is really impressive and I'm totally trying to figure out how you guys do it, because you do a good job. I just want to express my appreciation for all of you and your hard work. I am definitely looking forward to the next chapter.

July 2nd, 2018, 1:56 pm

*vox starts/vox static* This is Comm *vox static* Petran of the Ragtag reg *vox static* requesting reinforcement *long vox static* ETA on arrival of reinforcements? *Vox static* eagle do yo *vox static/vox stops*

July 2nd, 2018, 2:03 pm

*Vox starts/vox static* taking heavy casualties *long vox static* blue bast *vox static* have us pinned down *vox static* requesting ETA on reinforcement arrival? *vox static/ vox stops*

July 3rd, 2018, 8:10 pm

*Static on Vox* Lieutenant Grimspire 'ere, 5th Battalion *static* Cadian Artillery Battery, Devestaters out of commission! Som- *static* clogged! An no way to cle-*static* Orks Arse e-mail *static, blurry words, cuts off.*

July 5th, 2018, 12:52 am

*Vox Static* This is Ser- *Vox Static* - of the 231th Husa-*Vox Static*- Regiment . We are pinned do- *Vox Static* - we are taking heavy looses - *Vox Static* - we try to clear the Astronomical Arr- *Vox Static* - should give us more time to - *Vox Static* - resistance is hard but b- *Vox Static*- the Emperor we WILL TRIUMPH !*Vox Static* Emperor watch over us all.
*Vox Ends*

July 14th, 2018, 2:21 pm

I want to buy this as a hardback comic.

July 16th, 2018, 6:15 pm

just started reading this comic a few days ago, and I must say it's quickly become my favourite 40K fan work! Amazing characters, writing, and art. Thanks for this great ride thusfar, and here's hoping to see more soon!

July 21st, 2018, 2:50 pm

Like Sergeant Glory, I began reading about a week ago, and I love this. The only other 40k fancomic I've seen is Servants of the Imperium. It's good, but this is just full blown awesome in character.

July 25th, 2018, 2:19 am

I check everyday for a new update. I hope we see one soon, this story is too good to grind to a halt!

July 26th, 2018, 6:05 pm

Unfortunately GW has learned a better method for killing of things than a cease and dessist order...... hiring the artist.

July 28th, 2018, 12:38 pm

@Berma: So comic is dead?

July 30th, 2018, 10:27 am

@Guest: Well, more likely on pause. What Berma meant is that the artist is working on the new 40k RPG Wrath & Glory. I'm sure the Eagle will resume once all is done.

August 23rd, 2018, 5:42 am

@HereticPrime: nope comics dead

September 1st, 2018, 4:30 pm

@Guest: According to the artist's Tumblr, EO is not dead. Kaiser naturally has to concentrate on paying work, and has got a new job with GW, so it may be a while.

August 30th, 2018, 9:31 am


Called it. They did hire the artist full time for a new webcomic. Vaine Glouriously....

August 22nd, 2018, 10:02 pm

Kaldor Draigo present! WE WILL PROVIDE THE HAMS.

August 30th, 2018, 1:04 am

Meanwhile, in orbit (and off panel) the Inquisition decided the planet was lost and ordered an exterminatus. The End.

September 14th, 2018, 12:14 pm

I guess comic is ded

September 16th, 2018, 12:51 pm

@Emprah: Artist's tumblr specifically says comic is NOT dead. Artist has awesome day job for GW. Paying work has to take priority.

September 17th, 2018, 8:46 am

Yeah that's great that she got hired (and literally couldn't find the time of day to MAKE A PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT ON HER COMIC PAGE) but that kind of thing usually means we'll get one or two updates a year and it will either die off or snails pace until it dies. RIP great comic.

November 5th, 2018, 12:08 pm

I know of a few 40K comics, but this one and Eatatau are the only ones I've actually read. Now one of them is ending and the other one is stalled out. Too bad.

November 7th, 2018, 3:32 pm


November 15th, 2018, 5:56 pm

Hope all is going well for the artist hope we might eventually see a new update or whatnot in the future like this comic to much

November 18th, 2018, 9:31 pm

man its been awhile since a new one of these has come out I Sincerely hope these continue

November 26th, 2018, 6:37 am

@gabrielh7038: Yeah, it will likely be a while away as they've been hired by GW and paid work takes priority.

November 27th, 2018, 12:56 pm

I have reached this venerable page and am concerned that there might be heretics stalling the progress of this By the Emperor splendid series.

Thus i inquire about the next publicae?

I must though it pains my heart report this to the segmentum command for further investigation.

I will closely monitor the progress of this in the future. Until then....


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