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Tactical Bard by NIW Tactical Bard by NIW

If there was one operative that can set the tempo for a combat situation, it would have to be the Bard. Her objective isn't to send direct damage down range, but to manipulate battle situations through less than lethal means. Though it's rare that a Bard will boast a high kill count, it's thanks to her the term "psychological warfare" has been coined.

Outfitted with a high decibel tactical P.A. system, her influence on the battlefield is greatly amplified. With just her lute and voice, she sings songs that can mould the psyche of her enemies. In some cases, through singing highly classified songs, Bards have convinced enemy combatants to simply walk away from a battlefield out of home sickness.

Mobile assault teams with Bards as part of their group train rigorously together. To the point that they seem to develop their own language. This is important because if communication lines are down, the Bard is able to communicate songs of battlefield situations to just her team through her back mounted P.A. system.

In breaching missions she is invaluable. She can throw short band high fidelity wireless speakers calibrated to her throat mic into sealed rooms to sing songs of confusion before sending in the entire team to overwhelm the enemy.

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taylorsomethingartsy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
Incredible dude!  I've been trying to create my own 'RPG' of sorts just for fun, and I've had no idea how to make the BARD cool.  Just reading this description and seeing your character design, I am completely inspired!  Brilliant work
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NIW Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha Thanks for the kind words! I hope you come up with something awesome!
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macphersonscircus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
I LOVE IT!!!!!
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NIW Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
THANKS!
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HailMyself Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student
A Soldier: Hey, what the hell that chick over there doing ?

B Soldier: Don't know. Maybe she try to say "Hey !@#$, shoot me. I'm right here."

A Soldier: Then... what should we do with her ?

B Soldier: Well, shoot her of course. Not like we have anything else to do in this story.
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evilmurkrow Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
tactical to hear you everywhere you are !

anyways i love the color and the character face, the expression is close and beautiful.
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Knightster Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
I've got to say, I've never seen such design twist before. Love it :thumbsup:
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NIW Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man!  There'll be more Hungry Hounds stuff coming soon!
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Astral-Muffin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
How did you even came up with that concept? xD It's amazing!
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NIW Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
whale, i don't do much fantasy, so i thought i'd make it interesting for myself and add a bit of a tactical flaire.  It's a fun exercise!
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Astral-Muffin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It looks fun indeed!
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mattd-6 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha. Whatever you do, don't let her use the Pick! :D
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NIW Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
caution: ear plugs on approach is highly recommended
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Kaptain-Karmel Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Ha, nice.

I really like the style you used on this one. The sharp angles on her face and specifically her nose. 
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NIW Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! wanted to draw something with a less "standard" anime face this time, so i gave her a more aqualine nose line.
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S3rb4n Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha, nice design!
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NIW Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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S3rb4n Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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