Tag: Return to Isstvan

Return to Isstvan Spotlight: David Taylor

I first started to see the hashtag #returntoisstvan being used mid-way through 2020 on Lil Legend’s video tutorials, then later on Instagram. I didn’t really pay much attention at first, as I had been focused on my WFB Empire army at the time, and to be brutally honest I wasn’t interested in the Heresy at…
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Saul Tarvitz, Captain of the Emperor’s Children Commission.

‘Our names may be forgotten, and our bones crumble to dust, but our deaths will echo through the millennia to come.’ Captain Saul Tarvitz of the Emperor’s Children Legion. The First-ever named character from the Horus Heresy – and he finally has a miniature! The miniature is special to any Horus Heresy fan, and I…
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Return to Isstvan Spotlight: James Turner.

James Phoenician Turner is a well-known member of the Heresy community. A lover of the finer things in life, James is turnin his hand to the creation of the perfect sons of the IIIrd. I’m collecting a small force of Emperor’s Children loyalists led by Saul Tarvitz and Rylanor the Unyielding. It was a combination…
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Sons of Horus Praetor – Secret Santa Gift.

“My sons, will you hear my oath of moment?” Horus Lupercal This is a much delayed present from a friend in my gaming group. We’re all on the Return to Isstvan adventure together, myself the traitor, my friend the loyalist. I thought it would make a nice touch to create a unique consul for him…
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Return to Isstvan Spotlight: Davd Gec

Welcome to the spotlight series! This is a space to showcase some of the best miniatures collections in the world. I’m delighted to bring David Gec’s developing Deathguard project for the #returntoisstvan challenge. Take it away David! I have always been tempted by The Death Guard. I didn’t know much about their lore, but something…
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Return to Isstvan. Phase 2.

The deadline has elapsed. The challenge is over. The dust has settled. Well, that’s what I thought. It seems if you roll a snow ball down a mountain, sometimes, it keeps on rolling. We never thought it would develop into an avalanche. The start of 2021 saw an explosion of new armies being pledged, new…
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#returntoistvaan John Roberts – in search of perfection.

John has walked the path of glory and has completed a wonderful Emperor’s Children Force. Take it away John! So you, Cambria Synod and David Braines at the 30k channel inspired me to participate. I’ve been following HH since the original concept in AT and I didn’t have a force for Isstvan III, just Isstvan…
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#returntoIsstvan: Blog post 4 – summer heat and straying eyes.

I’m hot. Really hot. I can hear the chortle of Australian readers, but there’s a reason I live on a cool damp rock (Britain). The #returntoisstvan project feels like it’s hit that 4 week wall. If you’ve ever been on a diet you know what I’m talking about. Week 1: Why I love salad! Week…
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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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#Returntoisstvan – Isstvan III project log 1. Blame it on Saul.

April 2020. The height of quarantine boredom. Saul Tarvitz is released and a member of our gaming group mentions something about always wanting to do an Emperors Children army. How great were the older black books? Always wanted to play through the scenarios. We should do it. We should totally open a bar!… ahem I…
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