March 18, 2017 by brennon
We got a little bit of a heads-up on this set coming out due to some teasers earlier in the month but now the Talons Of The Emperor are available for you to pre-order this weekend by Games Workshop plus multi-part plastic kits for the Adeptus Custodes and Sisters Of Silence which are sold separately.
Inside this main set, you get a smattering of the core bits and pieces that you’ll need to start playing with these warriors on the tabletop. As well as the units you see here and their accompanying vehicles you’ll also get the rules for playing detachments of Adeptus Custodes in Warhammer 40,000…
…and Sisters Of Silence on the tabletop. They won’t have the breadth of a larger force that you might expect but this allows you to bring their deadly martial abilities to the tabletop alongside other forces from the Imperium.
Effectively, we’re seeing these warriors leaping out of the pages of history and doing battle during the current conflict alongside Roboute Guilliman. The chosen men of the Emperor and power anti-psykers sounds like a potent combination for dealing with a growing Daemonic threat from Chaos.
The Adeptus Custodes & Sisters Of Silence
As mentioned above, you can also pick up the different sets as individual kits too. Leading the way is the Custodian Guard Squad which can be armed in two different ways.
These warriors can be armed with the larger sentinel blades and storm shields or the guardian spears if you prefer bringing a gun-blade into battle. These models have come in for a bit of a hit from some folks as they believe the proportions look a bit off. I think that might be the case with the spear-armed warriors but the blades look just about right to me.
Matched alongside them we also have the Sisters of Silence with three different combinations on offer starting with the Witchseeker Squad who have, you guessed it, flamethrowers.
If you prefer to get up close and personal with your foe then they also have the Vigilator Squad here…
…and it can’t have escaped most of you that these warrior women don’t particularly look that Sci-Fi. So, why stop with Warhammer 40,000 when you could transfer these ladies over into Age Of Sigmar and use them as some Female Stormcast Eternals fighting alongside their heavily armoured counterparts?
You could probably even swap out these ranged weapons here for the Prosecutor Squad to give them the Boltstorm Crossbows that we saw with the Vanguard Chamber members.
But, instead of me dragging these miniatures into the world of the Mortal Realms these are a welcome addition to the range for use in Warhammer 40,000. They might not exactly be Sisters Of Battle (love those models) but they will do for now!
The mix and match nature of the Sisters Of Silence means you could work on a rather more in-depth force to use against your foes compared to the regular Adeptus Custodes.
What do you think of these golden offerings from The Emperor?
"As well as the units you see here and their accompanying vehicles you'll also get the rules for playing detachments of Adeptus Custodes in Warhammer 40,000..."