Tag: #returntoisstvan

#Return to Isstvan: Ollie’s Tip of the Spear.

I’ve been a wargamer since the early 90s and I’ve always loved the narrative element of the hobby. Having read Black Library’s Horus Heresy novels and listened to the audiobooks, I’d started looking at building a themed army for 40k. However as soon as FW unveiled Betrayal I jumped aboard the Heresy train without a…
Read more

Sons of Horus Justaerin Showcase.

All power demands sacrifice. Anon. Of all the vaunted warrior formations wihtin the Legions, the Justaerin sit at thier apex. In terms of savagery, skill at arms, determination, and sheer force, these were the pinacle of what the Astartes program could acheive. Within a Legion that prided itself on it’s preeminence within the Imperial war…
Read more

#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…
Read more

#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.…
Read more

#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.…
Read more

#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…
Read more

#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…
Read more