Games Workshop Sight New Battle Sisters In Latest Bulletin!

July 9, 2019 by brennon

Games Workshop has put together a nice gallery of renders showing off the new Battle Sisters that you'll be getting soon to run your own full Adepta Sororitas army in Warhammer 40,000 once more.

Battle Sister #1 - Warhammer 40K

We lead with a typical Battle Sister from the squad armed with her Boltgun, rushing forward into the action. We're seeing a lot of attention still going into the idea that these are hardened soldiers but also warriors of faith, so they have those flowing robes and plenty of icons too. The pose makes me think that this kit would work well as a push-fit range as well as a more complicated one.

As well as your classic line infantry you've also got a few Battle Sisters wielding special weapons. Here we have one of them with Storm Bolter in hand. You'll notice that she's got an awesome unhelmeted head too bearing an eyepatch from a previous wound.

Battle Sister #2 - Warhammer 40K

You also have this Battle Sister carrying a flamer into battle, incinerating a daemon in the process. She looks awesome once again and I think you could have a lot of fun here with object source lighting. Imagine the flaming daemon corpse lighting her from underneath, casting dark shadows across her sinister features.

Battle Sister #3 - Warhammer 40K

A couple of leader figures also found their way into the mix for this preview too. Here is the Sister Superior of the squad holding her Chainsword up high in what they term a very 'Warhammer' pose. That's code for 'foot-on-rock' syndrome by the way.

Battle Sister #4 - Warhammer 40K

She does look rather awesome indeed though, again carrying through the look of Battle Sisters of old with a few modern tweaks here and there. The armour design is very reminiscent of the way Stormcast Eternals look nowadays so it would be cool to see what folks can do conversion-wise with these to take them into the Mortal Realms.

All of the models in the set will get the chance to wear helmets by the way, which is good for those who like their soldiers to be safety conscious. You can see one of the helmets on their Simulacrum Imperialis Bearer.

Battle Sister #5 - Warhammer 40K

The detail here is shown off again, especially when it comes to that icon. I love the woodgrain effect that they have applied to it, building on the idea that this is a very old relic indeed.

Overall, I think that this is going to be a fun kit to work with but I imagine there will be certain ways to assemble them, cutting down on a lot of the individuality. You might end up with a lot of very similarly posed Battle Sisters however that's just my initial opinion. Games Workshop may surprise us.

Painted Battle Sister

As well as these renders, the team at Games Workshop also painted up one of their new Battle Sisters to show that they do actually exist.

Battle Sister Painted - Warhammer 40K

I really like the return of the black scheme alongside the deep merlot red for their flowing cloaks. It means that the Battle Sisters cut an impressive figure on the tabletop. I think I'd like to see someone maybe try and invert the colours? It would be rather cool to see someone go with deep red armour followed by a lighter cloth, perhaps in an off-white or grey?

What do you make of the new Battle Sisters?

"What do you make of the new Battle Sisters?"

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