Tag: Forge World

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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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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#returntoisstvan Blog Post 5: Progress was made.

It feels like I’m getting somewhere now. Let’s recap. #returntoisstvan was created by a small group of hobbyists who wanted to revisit the old Black Book series by Forge World. You can find the original article here. Since then I’ve been furrowing away Justaerin and Reaver sculpts, slowly building them as lockdown has trundled along.…
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Tutorial: Krieg Command Squad

The Krieg are the faceless mass of humanity pressed into the unrelenting war against the alien, the daemonic, and the damned. This video tutorial covers: An exploration of colour recipes and how to paint Feldgrau green (two ways in fact!) How to use dry brushing to create the impression of a wool overcoat. How to…
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#returntoisstvan Month 1 round-up.

The project launched with a BANG and has continued apace. Even with Forgeworld’s doors being closed there is still some hot heresy action as modelers rifle through their mountain of unpainted resin and plastic.  The project is still in its early stages, refining itself with each new conversation. A date has been set to complete…
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#returntoisstvan – Visual Library of Choral City, The Precentors Palace & Siren Hold.

Istvaan III had two primary battlefronts: The Precentor’s Palace and The Siren Hold within Choral City. The images have been gathered from the Forge World’s Betrayal and the Horus Heresy Trading Card game. Unfortunately, most images do not have a description of where they are set. I’ve used my best judgement based on the descriptions…
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Necromunda Dramatis Persona: Apoco-Fist! Pit Slave Gladiator.

Life is tough Down-Hive. Taff-Sump eats the innocent and spits out abominations. Sometimes the only way to survive is to sacrifice your humanity. Taken as an adolescent into the flesh syncs of Splott, the creature that would become Apoco-Fist took to the synthesized protein gruel and muscle grafts like a Sump-Kroc to water. Bought by…
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Ultramarine Locutarus Assault Squad. Commission.

Locutarus assault squads were specialist hand to hand cadres, exemplifying the arts of sword and pistol play. During pitched battles, they were often held in reserve to bolster a failing line or press breakthroughs. Unlike other legions, the Locutarus are not chosen for their savagery, but instead for their courage in the face of impossible…
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Eikos Lamiad, Tetrach of Ultramar. Commission.

“Victory is a fickle mistress, failure a haphazard executioner; for those with the courage to persevere will not abide their dictates”  – Tetrarch Eikos Lamiad Eikos Lamiad was one of the ruling Astartes of the Ultramar system during the age of Crusade and Conquest. The turbulent ages of the Heresy Wars Lamiad came to embody…
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Keruvim, Crimson Paladins. Blood Angels Horus Heresy Terminators.

It is an observed curio of the IXth that an Astartes regulary commits himself to the Sacrophigi of their creation between battles. Towering edifices resplendent with the IXth gilded artifice, these coffin wombs aid in the optimisation of the incumbent’s inner chemistry, purifying the blood, aiding in the regeneration of old wounds. It is little…
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