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#returntoisstvan Blog Post 6. Tenebrism.

Every project is a chance to explore something new. A new paint, or a new a paint range. A new technique. A new colour that’s intimidated us. I’ve just come across a phrase that fits what I’ve vaguely reaching for, blindly and befuddled. It’s an art style known as tenebrism, developed by the master Caravaggio.…
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Thramas; The Grave of Heroes – First impressions of book 9!

Grand Master Michael John (@k3rrbox Instagram) and Terror Master Ed McBurney (@ednihilator Instagram) give us their first formative thoughts on Book 9. First up, the First. Micahel: So here we are, our new rules! A full-blown tactica is in the works, but I need to play a few games to wrap my head around the…
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Horus Heresy Blood Angels Chaplain comission.

“There is a mystical streak to many of the Blood Angels’ doctrines and also a strong belief that things can be changed for the better. After all, the process of transforming a scavenger into a tall, proud and handsome warrior is living proof of this tenet.” Angels of Death Codex. Chaplains and the heresy. Always…
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Furnace Jackals: Goliath Beserker

There are many ways to make a life in the Hive. You can trade the vanity of security. Swap glory for surety. Or you can walk the path of the strong. When Necromunda was relaunched I painted up a Goliath gang. Nothing about them has ever really appealed to me in the past (more of…
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Thramas the Grave of Heroes. Night Lords Army Showcase.

“It is better by far to be an object of fear than of respect, for one is a truth of the soul and the other an illusion of the mind.“ The Codex Hydra A Legion of horrors shaped in the form of man. The unerring, unrelenting march of dread – an army of monsters. The…
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Thramas, the grave of heroes – Hope is a fragile thing.

The Heresy community feels like a kid before Xmas with the launch of Book 9 this Friday, so who better than Grand Master Michael John (@k3rrbox on insta) to take us through his hopes for the coming book? The Thramas Crusade is so close, I can practically taste the untold glory of the First Legion.…
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Qin Xa, Master of the Keshig. White Scars Commission.

Yesugei thought of Qin Xa then, from whom there had never been a murmur of unbelief. ‘They will remember, before the end. Other Legions have failed this test – they let their souls change. Chris Wright, Path of Heaven. The elegant swordmen himself, Qin Xa. The miniature obviously draws upon Eastern culture and I wanted…
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Thramas the Grave of Heroes: Dark Angels Army Showcase.

“Loyalty is its own reward” Lion El Johnson, Savage Weapons. Aaron Dembski Bowden. We’re nearly there. I write this a day before pre-orders for book 9 go-live, around 1 week before the physical book lands in my hands. It’s been a long wait, but the Dark Angels, the First Legion, finally get their moment to…
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Winter Soldier. Roman Legionnaire Bust showcase.

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. Marcus Annaeus Seneca Winter marches alongside the barbarians, step by step in rhythm with their drums. This last frontier is what separates civilization from anarchy. This bloody earth that has seen so many sons of Rome meet their end. He is tired. 10 years service has…
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Principia Belicosa. Sons of Horus Legion Tactica: Special Units.

“‘I was there,’ he would say afterwards, until afterwards became a time quite devoid of laughter. ‘I was there, the day Horus slew the Emperor.’ Garviel Loken We get into the juicy bits now with our own chronicler of the damned Darren Winter. This issue takes a look at the elite of the Sons of…
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