Dangerous Dark Angels & Pious Battle Sisters Appearing Soon

January 13, 2020 by brennon

Games Workshop has been showing off some new Warhammer 40,000 releases which are going to be available to pre-order this weekend. Leading the way we've got a selection of new Adepta Sororitas releases which will help those build up a larger pious force, ready to bring low cultists and xenos alike.

Penitent Engines Jan - 40K

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Here we have the Penitent Engines which have been armed with all sorts of brutal looking weapons and prisoners, lashed to its frame. The set comes with the ability to build two walkers so you could either work on these familiar options or perhaps the new Mortifier which is piloted by the Sister Repentia who have committed the ultimate sin, turning from the light of The Emperor.

Finally, you can also build the Anchorite which is piloted by a Sister who has not 'sinned' so much as betrayed the Adepta Sororitas instead. They are encased within a sarcophagus much like with the Dreadnoughts of the Space Marines and are forever isolated from their peers. Forever entombed, this is a brutal kind of penance.

Wild Killers

As well as the punishment available through the Penitent Engines, there is also the option of being turned into an Arco-Flagellant. These soldiers turned into unthinking killers, are a another brutal tool in the arsenal of the Emperor's pious children.

Arco-Flagellants Jan - 40K

We talked about this unit last week which is looking very cool indeed. Armed with all manner of odd weapons lashed to their bodies they are given one goal. Kill. You might remember one particular character amongst them from Inquisitor, Damian 1427.

Damien 1427 Jan - 40K

The model is looking rather cool indeed and very much updates his look. That game did show us that these brutal killers can be heeled but they are simply now a vessel for carnage. I do like the idea of someone throwing these into the mix during games of Necromunda. Maybe you could have a few Arco-Flagellants sent out as assassins to kill a particular gang leader and you've got to try and stop these mad killers from reaching them!

A Tune Of Destruction

Following on from these units there is also a vehicle in the mix. The Exorcist is rolling into the mix with its rather fascinating appearance. If you ever wanted to take playing music to eleven in style then this would be the way to do it.

Exorcist Jan - 40K

I genuinely think that if you could find a way to include a little speaker in the mix here, playing classical music as it fires, you'd get all kinds of kudos. It is a rather fascinating model and I think it really shows off what the Adepta Sororitas can do.

Exorcist Detail Jan - 40K

If you're going to make an army which is focused on piety and zealous fury then making sure they have an organ on tracks seems like a good way to start. I also really like that epic helmet that you can see in the middle there and I would love to see that taken and applied to a character to lead your army. I think it would look great, especially on a sword-wielding Cannoness.

Healers & Saints

Keeping with the Adepta Sororitas themselves we also have a couple of new characters for you to consider. If you need a healer to watch over your Sisters as they take on daemons and more then that is where the Hospitaller comes in.

Hospitaller Jan - 40K

I do like the model, healing a fallen Sister as the battle rages around her. This is a moment caught in plastic and would make a pretty good diorama/vignette as well as being useful on the tabletop. I think if I were to pick a head choice for this miniature, I'd prefer to use the masked one as it gives the model a bit more of a battlefield look.

There is also the rather mighty Canoness Superior Of The Order Of Our Martyred Lady Judith Eruita. If you're looking for the ultimate battle pulpit then this is what you need to add into your collection.

Canoness Superior Of The Order Of Our Martyred Lady Judith Eruita - 40K

So yes, if you want to get an idea of exactly how off-the-wall the world of Warhammer 40,000 is then this is a pretty good guideline. Again, much like with the Exorcist, this is a good way to show off just how wild and different the Adepta Sororitas are compared to the rest of the Imperium. I think it's neat!

Ritual Of The Damned

As well as the Adepta Sororitas there is also the release of the next book in the Psychic Awakening saga. The Ritual Of The Damned awaits as the Dark Angels and Grey Knights seek to undo the plans of the Thousand Sons and their leader, Magnus The Red.

Ritual Of The Damned Jan - 40K

The cover character for this particular part of the story is the mighty Master Lazarus who has crossed the Rubicon Primaris in order to enact his revenge against the Thousand Sons who wracked his body and mind with powerful psychic energies. He comes with his mighty blade, Eternity's Edge which seeks the blood of psykers as much as he does.

Master Lazarus Jan - 40K

This kit can also be assembled in a different way, allowing you to build a Primaris Master, either helmeted or unhelmeted and with power fist at his side.

Primaris Master Jan - 40K

So, if you don't fancy being quite as zealous as Master Lazarus you can always dive in and throw this particular model into the mix instead. It might work for a Dark Angel force that you want to fight with away from the happenings of the Psychic Awakening.

There is quite a lot for you to get stuck into when it comes to Warhammer 40,000 at the moment so let us know your thoughts!

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