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Warhammer 40,000 introduces new plastic Sisters of Battle

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Some thought this day would never come

The first plastic Sisters of Battle miniature to be released to the public since the late 1990s, from the Order of Our Martyred Lady, was made available during Warhammer Day last month.
The first plastic Sisters of Battle miniature to be released to the public since the late 1990s, from the Order of Our Martyred Lady, was made available during Warhammer Day last month.
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Following a year of record profits, Games Workshop is reinvigorating its flagship Warhammer 40,000 miniatures line. Leading the pack of announcements and new releases this month is our first look at the all new plastic Sisters of Battle tactical squad.

The Sisters of Battle, also known as the Adepta Sororitas, are 40K’s version of militant nuns. As the lore goes, they’re known to be heavily armed and armored, able to go toe-to-toe with humanity’s greatest foes like the Eldar, Orcs, and Tyranids. But they’re also a bit mysterious, closely associated with the Imperial Inquisition and always on the lookout for heresy.

A render of a Sister of Battle with a flamer, striding over a bit of still-smoldering zenos. Games Workshop
A dynamically posed Sister of Battle running with a stormbolter. A CG render of the miniature. Games Workshop
A render of a Sister of Battle holding a dual-barreled heavy bolter, commonly wielded by Terminator Space marines. She has an ocular implant on her left eye. Games Workshop

The Sisters of Battle are one of the franchise’s most popular factions, and haven’t seen an update to their models since the late 1990s. Information about the new line has come out in dribs and drabs for the last year, and a single new model went on sale last month in very limited numbers. On Monday, Games Workshop revealed renders for five more, enough to make a decent Kill Team. No word yet on when they’ll be up for sale.

A helmeted Sister of Battle with a stormbolter hold aloft her unit’s sacred relics like a flag. An early render of a miniature. Games Workshop
A hero unit of the Sisters of Battle holds aloft a chainsword, heavy Imperial iconography all over her powered armor. Games Workshop

Games Workshop also recently released the new Warhammer 40,000: Apocalypse ruleset. It allows players to fight with preposterously large forces – so large that they must be moved across the table on trays like traditional Warhammer armies. The system is up for sale now and starts around $100.

Expect more announcements from Games Workshop to coincide with this year’s Gen Con, the nation’s largest tabletop gaming convention, which kicks off Aug. 1 in Indianapolis.

A fully-painted Sister of Battle with a stormbolter. Games Workshop
The first plastic Sisters of Battle miniature to be released to the public since the late 1990s, from the Order of Our Martyred Lady, was made available during Warhammer Day last month. Games Workshop