A leviathan of a space hulk, only known as The Primogenitor, has emerged from the gaping wound of Cicatrix Maledictum. This planet-sized conglomeration of starships, void stations and moons, of human and xenos origin, is plunging towards Terra and destroying Imperial worlds by psychical and gravitational forces. The mortis-screams of dying Imperial worlds are heard throughout the Emperor’s domains, as the destruction incarnate continues on its trajectory coreward Segmentum Solar.
It is the harbringer of scourges and plights. Home to uncounted factions, the hulk is a carrier of the arch enemy, creatures of the great devourer and messengers of destruction. For the lost and the damned, it is a breeding ground, a hive, a vessel of conquest. Their raids and warmongering adds to The Primogenitor’s tally of havoc tenfold, as it continues on its path of destruction. And more enemies and outcasts of the Imperium flock under its wing by their thousands each passing day.
Vassals and serviles of the Master of Mankind have been despatched to counter and repel the threat of the space hulk. Alliances are forged and heroic last stands are made. Boarding actions by post-human Astartes commence, crusades of holy and martial alike are embarked on, desperate planetary defense forces are roused. Solitary explorers of lost relics are also on their way.
For the loyal and the heretic, for xenos and the mutant: The Primogenitor calls!
Iron Sleet Invitational III is here: The Primogenitor calls! Iron Sleet invites everyone to flesh out the massive space hulk, its dwellers, boarders and adventurers alike. Be it single miniature, a group, or an army, display pieces of duels or lost souls traversing forgotten engine halls, or terrain pieces of classic or modern space hulk. We want each and everyone of you to join us bringing The Primogenitor to life.
Space hulking and interaction
Space hulk action is the key. Classic themes brought into Warhammer 40.000 aesthetic of this day, spiced with the grim and dark baroque. Story is king, use your imagination to re-imagine space hulks and their myriad denizens or explore the classic themes with nostalgia. Additionally on this Invitational, inspired by fellow hobbyists and our own terrain projects, we want encourage everyone to focus on interaction and dynamics. Interaction with surroundings, with extra emphasis on actually portraying the environment through terrain and reactive interaction with it through miniatures.
Miniature art in every shape, size and system
Continuing the tradition birthed almost half a decade ago, we set to explore a new setting in a new way. This time we haven’t limited the submissions to certain group sizes or bases, but instead we want everyone to contribute based on their vision and in different mediums that make the hobby. We also want to be inclusive to all hobby styles and support the goals we have set for this Invitational. Render your visions of space hulk, its multidimensional warfare and derelict caverns with their explorers into miniature art of all shapes and sizes.
In short: Single miniatures? Check. Warbands, retinues and armies? Hell yes. Display pieces, dioramas and duels? We got ’em. Terrain of all sizes and shapes? Yes! Illustrations, paintings or multimedia works? Check, check and check.
How do I take part?
There are two ways to participate and get your work featured here on our blog and @ironsleet on Instagram.
Firstly, you can start sending photos starting February 1st 2020 by email. That is, send maximum of three, jpg. format photos of finished model(s) along with your name or pseudonym that you would like credited to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secondly, you can use #theprimogenitor and #ironsleetinvitational on Instagram to share your WIP’s and other The Primogenitor related work. For finalized and finished submissions use #theprimogenitorsubmission to so that we can pick out finished ones and feature them.
Deadline for all submissions through different platforms is 31st March.
The Primogenitor FAQ
What is The Primogenitor?: Iron Sleet’s collective hobby push surrounding a massive space hulk called The Primogenitor. Primogenitor has emerged to real space and wreaks havoc across the Imperium as it plunges towards Terra.
Will there be games or events?: Yes. There will be small gaming events all around the globe to get us playing 8th edition Warhammer 40.000 and Kill Team. Battle-reports will be made.
Can I join?: We encourage everyone to participate by taking part in this Invitational and start your own adventure to The Primogenitor with us!