Tag: Forgeworld

Principia Belicosa: Deathguard Introduction.

“Say what you like about the Fourteenth Legion. They are mean, ugly bastards but tenacious. There’s no one else I’d rather have by my side in a war of attrition, and almost anyone else I’d rather have against me.” – Ferrus Manus Resilience Determination Stubbornness Weathering. All words you could attribute to the 14th Legion,…
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As above, so below. Word Bearers Leviathan Dreadnought Commission.

“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…” ― Hermes Trismegistus This is a commission piece for the redoubtable Leakycheese. If you are a fan of the Horus Heresy and know what youtube is, then I need not introduce him. A dyed in the wool heresy nut, Leaky contacted me…
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#Returntoisstvan – December 1st deadline!

Time is what we want, but what we use worst. William Penn Can you believe it was May that we launched this challenge? A deadline of December the first seemed so ludicrously far away. So why am I panicking to get the army painted now? Of the 15 Justaerin, 10 reavers and Abaddon for the…
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#returntoisstvan: Sons of Horus Reavers Showcase.

Reaver squads epitomised the Sons of Horus Legion’s way of war. Heavily influenced by the tactics used in the incessant tribal warfare of Chthonian, Reaver units specialised in lightning-swift assaults which maimed and disabled their foes; striking down leaders, and mercilessly cutting down any who were weak or isolated. The first unit of the #returntoisstvan…
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Thousand Sons Praetor Display piece.

This miniature heralded a new line of Legion specific praetors. I had initially planned to create a scene for each, but that plan soon hit a hard stop with the amount of commission work that was coming in. This piece was painted with a brush only to see if the metallic sheen was possible without…
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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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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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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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#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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