Sisters Of Battle In November + A Psychic Awakening For 40K!

August 29, 2019 by brennon

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Moving to the world of Warhammer 40,000 we also had all sorts of funky new additions into the mix. We start with Games Workshop telling folks about the new Psychic Awakening which moves the story forward.

So, things are going badly and it seems like the Imperium are turning the gaze towards some unorthodox (by their standards) methods to try and keep the Imperium intact against its many foes. The hint towards the end of the video just so happens to be the Aeldari symbol for the Howling Banshees. Does that mean that we're going to be seeing these normally strict Inquisitorial forces joining forces with the Aeldari in some more meaningful way to stop the approach of Chaos?

This led to the announcement that we're getting a massive campaign series which will span the entire galaxy, bringing new Codexes into the mix alongside expanded rules for all of the factions, no matter who you play.

A whole swathe of new models was also promised with newcomers and old favourites getting a revamp. One sneaky look into the future showed off the coming of plastic Howling Banshees.

Plastic Howling Banshee - Games Workshop

One hopes that this means we're going to be getting a lot more new plastic for the Aeldari including some updated Guardians, vehicles, walkers and of course Aspect Warriors. I would love to see some of the big names from the past get an update too like Eldrad Ulthran and the various Phoenix Lords.

Talking of characters, we also got a look at the new model for the Chapter Master of the Raven Guard. Here is the new and improved Kayvaan Shrike who has got himself a Primaris upgrade.

Kayvaan Shrike - Games Workshop

I'm loving the emo fringe there Kayvaan, very Toby Maguire. He does look very cool though and Games Workshop also pointed out that he's got the first Primaris 'beaky' helmet which should hopefully mean we see some additional alternate helmets in the mix for future kits? It's always nice to mix it up with different helmet styles to make a unit feel a bit more diverse.

Kayvaan Shrike Detail - Games Workshop

One thing I am really hoping for however is that we see some of the more classic forces getting an update. Orks have been left pretty unloved for a number of years and it is about time they got bigga and betta than their frankly ancient kits. We need to see them swell to the size of the big Orruks in Age Of Sigmar, stomping over the battlefield and ripping apart Space Marines! Waaaaagh!

Adepta Sororitas In November

Keeping with the theme of new armies for Warhammer 40,000 we have a release window for the new Adepta Sororitas Sisters Of Battle army. November marks the coming of the big Army Set which will feature key new models from the army.

Adepta Sororitas Army Set - Games Workshop

The set will contain (as noted above) twenty-five new models alongside a limited edition Codex: Adepta Sororitas. Now, this wasn't confirmed as either being a limited edition Codex and set that was going away or just a limited edition version of the Codex which would be special to this set.

I am inclined to believe that this is just a special version of the Codex which will then be available later on down the line alongside individually boxed plastic Sisters.

At the core of the force, we have the new Sisters Of Battle Squad that we've seen in previews before...

Sisters Of Battle Squad - Games Workshop

...and of course, we're getting all sorts of additional goodies like the new Seraphim taking to the skies with duel bolt pistols at the ready.

Seraphim - Games Workshop

We also got to see a fully painted version of the Cannonness who is going to be leading the way and whilst she is still a lot different from the original metal model I think the battle-hardened matriarch look works better now I've seen some paint on the model.

Canonness - Games Workshop

I still would have liked a more dynamic model, maybe swinging that sword around with zealous rage, slicing the head off some heretic but...that's what conversion work is for! I will be interested to see whether or not these new models scale well against the existing Sisters Of Battle that are no doubt lingering in many people's collections. Will they be a seamless fit or are they going to be much larger in scale?

Last but not least for the Adepta Sororitas we also have the new Penitent Engine which has some poor soul strapped to the front of it.

Penitent Engine - Games Workshop

I would imagine this fellow is going to meet his end fairly soon but in the meantime at least he'll have a lot of fun ripping and tearing his way through some Xenos and Heretics. I bet he looks at Dreadnoughts and gets very sad. The grass is always grimmer.

A Dark Uprising

We also got a peek into the future of Necromunda with a teaser trailer which hints to a new House getting stuck into the mix.

There is a little bit of a hint towards the end of the video where a model is flashed up in a dimly lit room filled with red; not at all weird and freaky right? As Games Workshop has said, this is going to be one of the more vile and despicable Houses to find their way to Necromunda.

I imagine a lot of hacking apart of bodies and plenty of blood. Get that technical paint ready.

Are you excited for the future of Warhammer 40,000?

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