BREAKING: New Sororitas Canoness Mini

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GW just pulled the covers off the imminent Adeptus Sororitas Canoness mini headed your way. WOW!

via GW 12-6-2016

 

Canoness Veridyan

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Here’s the quote:

“Many of you veteran collectors out there will recognise the fearsome warrior maiden Canoness Veridyan from the John Blanche illustration on the cover of the original Codex: Sisters of Battle. She is every inch the faithful representation of that iconic figure from two decades past, from her archaic bolt-pistol to her sanctified power sword and even down to the engraved heretic skull under her power-armoured boot.”

You may recognize that mini – she’s inspired from the cover of the original 1997 2nd Edition Codex Sisters of Battle:

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The full sisters of Battle codex is included in the upcoming Codex Imperial Agents, so you wont have long to wait to have full printed rules to use with the new mini.

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~These will be super limited, so be prepared to get up early if you want one!

  • Ed Butlar

    Wow, what an amazing mini, love it, simply fantastic.

    • Aezeal

      The boots are really odd. Even ignoring the heels (which I really don’t, they are ridiculouos) they are oddly formed. The rest of it is not bad (but it’s not really my aesthetic)

      • Heinz Fiction

        I think the mini sticks a little to close to the picture which isn’t a very good illustration to begin with

        • Red_Five_Standing_By

          Heresy.

        • rtheom

          No, it’s not that great of an illustration, but it is so iconic that I don’t even care. I am so happy they decided to get it as close as possible. 😀

        • zeno666

          I agree. Horrible art to begin with.

        • Gabor Fazekas

          agree, the legs and that hairdo :S creepy

      • Severius_Tolluck

        John Blanche can not do feet. Every woman or demon he draws, he draws them in crazy heels

        • Alpharius

          Funny all my exes wear crazy heels and I suspect are concealing hooves (and horns).

          • Xodis

            Seems like you have a type then lol

          • Alpharius

            Yes. Apparently it’s Satan. Should have listened to the church lady. 🙁

          • Jim Collins

            The devil can be quite a good time.

        • Red_Five_Standing_By
          • Ed Butlar

            This inspired one of the best chaos champion models.

          • dave long island

            Dear…. Lord… Dear Lord…

          • OldHat

            Those spiked heels are just one more weapon!

          • Severius_Tolluck

            Her head looks like a dandelion in bloom

          • Jim Collins

            Ballerina training

        • OldHat

          I mean, I am not excusing it, but hilariously these look exactly like Alexander McQueen’s armadillo shoes… which makes me wonder if McQueen was a secret admirer of Blache’s artwork!
          http://pmcfootwearnews.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/lady-gaga-nyc-armadillo-shoes-2.jpg?w=1170

          • Ed Butlar

            Mcqueens work is pretty cool, shame he killed himself.

      • Alpharius

        She’s got extra armor on the top of her foot for extra ball kicking power.

      • Spacefrisian

        Its not oddly formed, thats Blanshitsu, just a terrible artist in most cases (imo).

        And must be a nice battle going on cause bones were carefully stacked so she could place her toes on it.

        • OldHat

          Blanche was less about anatomy and reality than he was about the feel and tone of his work. It defined Grimdark as gritty and techno-arcane and kinda Mad Max-ish dieselpunk.

          And hey… no doubt she has a Selfish Cherub that helps her stack those bones just for her IG account. #notallsisters #purgetheunclean #sororitas4life

        • Alpharius

          Blanche was not trying for the sterile stuff currently produced by GW’s army of deviantart interns, he was going for atmosphere and remains the best era of 40K for that.

  • AnomanderRake

    …I get they’re trying to be retro, but the skull-boobs picture with the foot-thick boots and fifteen pounds of hair was not the one to use as a model…

    • ZeeLobby

      Eh. A lot of the old artwork matches their new style of overdo everything.

    • kingcobra668

      There is a reason heels like that are named after a blade.

    • Shawn

      I don’t think it’s nearly as bad as a demon-primarch’s nipple horns! We need to get Lemun Russ to get them in a twist and see if he gives up.

  • Alpharius

    So awesome, love all the retro call-backs.

  • Kampfgrot .

    I love it! A great model.

  • Dan T

    Skull boobs and high heel? Lol come on now

    • Arthfael

      Sanity is for the weak!

    • Welcome to 40k. It had always been hilariously pseudo-dark mixed with… I don’t know. I think the feet are too thick, the hair too much and the face is an abomination, but the overall style is totally screaming 40k.

      • Aezeal

        The emaciated face of a fanatic.seems spot on

      • lorieth

        I think the “I don’t know” is probably “Hair Metal”.

      • kingcobra668

        Why do women warriors need to be attractive to you? they’d be butt ugly likely.

        • dave long island

          Ala Brienne of Tarth.

      • Ross Allan

        Proper 80’s Cyberpunk is the term I think you’re looking for. That’s certainly John Blanche’s style 🙂 Not everyone’s cup of tea of course, but hey, that’s art for you (I mean, look at what Charles ‘definition of more money than sense’ Saatchi considers art. Tracey Emin’s bed, anyone?)
        Also, anyone else clock the Debbie Harry influence?

        • OldHat

          His is less Cyberpunk and more like some post-apoc dieselpunk Mad Max 2000 AD kinda thing. Definitely the defining look of Grimdark.

      • Emprah

        Yeah I think the feet are too big too, a little bit more slender legs and feet and it would have been spot on.

      • Dan T

        The skull plates I think can just scrape by but the heels kill it for me. The hair is also hideous.

  • Sparti67

    Hey isn’t that the lead singer of Twisted Sister?

    • nurglitch

      Dee Snider has been taste.

    • lorieth

      I think she was more White Metal. 😉

    • William Jameson

      Personally I think she looks more like Lady Gaga.

    • Ross Allan

      No, you’re thinking of Debbie Harry during Blondie’s heyday.

  • Testar

    “She’ll also be accompanied by a new selection of Made to Order miniatures, from the Inquisition, Ecclesiarchy and Adepta Sororitas range, including some classics not available for years.”

    I’m afraid. Are we geting new nuns or are we just left with the old ones?

    • Drew_Da_Destroya

      Made to Order has been all “classic” models that have been out of print for a while. I wouldn’t conflate this with the rumors of “All New Sisters”, which will totally be true one day, we promise.

    • ZeeLobby

      Yup. Old. Sucks. GW literally boned their fanbase with that teaser video.

      • Aezeal

        I’ve heard a lot of whining about wanting those mini’s without paying tons on ebay… so that and the fact tons are paid on ebay seems to me GW is listning to their costumers. I mean they’ve released quite a few new armies that have been demanded.. how much can you expect them to do in a few months.

        • ZeeLobby

          Hey. Don’t look at me. I wasn’t one of the many who were excited about plastic sisters. Go try and help them understand.

          • Valeli

            This doesn’t seem to exclusively rule out a future release though…. just that the current imperial agent thing is going to rely on made-to-order.

            But If a new release came with the next edition… or even before then, technically….

            Or maybe I’m just being foolishly optimistic.

            It feels inherently weird that they’d put out this one commemorative model without anything lined up though.

          • BaronSnakPak

            There was also the magnus trash bin video where they made the comment about “plastic sisters”.

            Sure, could’ve been a joke, but it seems odd to troll your customer base like that. I guess we’ll have to wait and see though.

          • Valeli

            The more I think about it, the more I convince myself it wasn’t a joke comment, but was simply in reference to “sisters of silence”.

            Which doesn’t make me happy. But seems like a working explanation.

            I’m sure even GW wouldn’t /intentionally/ troll customers that badly.

          • Aezeal

            I think the sisters of silence are way more interesting that these ones. Something different than even more fighters for the empire (well.. a little more different at least)

          • Valeli

            I think the sisters of silence…. belong in 30k.

            But money speaks, I guess.

          • Aezeal

            There could be remnants.. I mean the whole idea what that every thing is static the last 10K years right?

          • BaronSnakPak

            Well, they also mention/show the Thousand Sons space marine sprue, and it wasn’t the Prospero marine sprue. So who knows.

            I’m not a sisters player, but I want it to be true for those that are.

          • amaximus167

            The specifically said ‘Plastic Sisters of Battle’ in the video…

          • Carey_Mahoney

            I’m certain that wasn’t a joke. After saying that on their video, there was no way back!

          • Gaf Jones

            It was a joke, taking the mick out them constantly turning up on Warseer. Possibly it’s a British humour thing, but it was pretty obvious here!

          • Carey_Mahoney

            I don’t think so. Would be a darn stupid marketing move. Too stupid to be true.

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. I just know people who thought plastic was right around the corner, mostly because of that video, so it’s just going to be a shocker for them.

          • Cosmic_Seth

            Nah, they’re going to pull ‘here’s the lastest rules for SoBs’; make all the SoBs players buy said book…then release the entire army w/ new book in Janurary/Feburary. Good’ol double dip.

        • Severius_Tolluck

          So they listen to their tailors? Or you mean like the costumers in Final Liberation? 😉

      • StingrayP226

        Well they did say in the video the plastic sisters would not be out for MONTHS. We just got the plastic thousand sons.

        • ZeeLobby

          I mean that was October, and it’s been 2 months. Not to mention that line was never directly tied to sisters anyway. He says “ooo, this won’t be out for months” long pause, shock “plastic sisters of battle!”. There’s no guarantee that what’s coming in months is plastic sisters of battle and not something else he found while digging in there. Go back and watch, it’s def not guaranteed. I’d say it’s even less likely now that they’re re-releasing old models in metal again.

    • Carey_Mahoney

      I can imagine that they tease us with releasing MtO Preachers, Frateris Militia and OOP Inquisitors before releasing new plastic SoB sprues shortly after, so they get some drive into the hype, like the Picadores aggressively taunting the bull before the Matador elegantly delivers the crowd pleasing death blow. Who knows…

      • Valeli

        I’m thinking (hoping) this is what it is. Because presently, the majority of the metal sisters are still available to order other than the mistress of the repentia.

        So made to order really isn’t needed in large quantities, what with most of the stock still being there.

  • GirenZ

    Must get! New Canoness to lead my Sisters

    • generic eric

      New Canoness to lead your Lead Sisters.

    • Gabor Fazekas

      but its kinda ugly… however with a headswap from Malifaux or something, and a few changes to those wierd legs and it could go 😛

  • Phile Brosso

    Back in my padawan days when I started 40k second edition, 1st year of highschool, 12 years old, we had a mentor. He was a year older than us, didn’t even go to the same school. He was in fact a friend of a friend. Black long hair, crooked thin nose, pale skin. Had a name from my great grand parents generation. He was the one who introduced us to 40k, or GW in general. We had like, ‘nids, eldar, IG, chaos. But he had sisters. Those marvelous, mysterious metal models. Hard to get, hard to buy and hard to match. No one would even challenge him, in fact I never saw him play. Some years later, 4-5ish, I thought I had enough credit to gather sisters too. Models were then even harder to get by (Although they released the Witch Hunter not long after). I found a way to contact our old mentor, which I hadn’t seen in a long time. Is hair was longer, but he didn’t age. He lived in a cave then, probably immersed in madness. Today he’s surely blind and eating dead fish underground. So anyways, I managed to buy is lot of sisters, which sadly rested in half a battalion box. I gathered models around. When I hit 18, I did my worst with a credit card and ebay, woe is me. When I hit rock bottom of young adulthood, I sold my sisters. For damn peanuts. It was like, 90+ frigging models, for like 50 human simple bucks. Long story short, I’ve been waiting by the sea for the return of sisters, eyes wide open for the last 10 years. And now the wait is, almost, over.

    • Drew_Da_Destroya

      One day you, too, shall be your long haired mentor, living in a cave.

      • Aezeal

        Didn’t read his post ?.. damn he must be in the back of that cave wearing his old mentors skull as a hat now judging that post. He probably ate the mentor himself and is still talking to him (maybe even calling him “my precious”)

        • Walter Vining

          why do I feel there is a need to go to a mountain with a volcano in it and throw some models into it?

          • Aezeal

            😀

        • lorieth

          And he shall live again, when the Dragon awakes on Mars.

          • Aezeal

            Ow you are probably the next cave over 😀

      • Carey_Mahoney

        Maybe like this guy in Life of Brian?

    • dave long island

      Outstanding, my good man. Outstanding. Well done. You should do a testimony before congress with your tale of warning… lol

  • Emperor’s Champion

    shame she’s resin though

    • Ed Butlar

      why should it even matter that its resin?

      • Emperor’s Champion

        I just enjoy plastic more, less of a faff on with cleaning the mini up and filling air bubbles.

        • OldHat

          But also less crisp detail. Resin is good, just not Failcast. I mean, FW is pretty well known for its high-detail stuff.

          • Emperor’s Champion

            I’ve only ever bought FW resin and I hate the stuff. Sigismund thankfully came perfect with just a bent sword which I don’t mind doesn’t take too long but honestly plastic feels so much better to work with from a painter’s perspective, I’m not all into building and converting stuff. And to be fair GW plastic’s level of detail is slowly creeping up in recent years.

          • OldHat

            GW plastic is nice, but resin is really just better at holding detail (currently). My Solomon Lok model is absolutely gorgeous, with those nice tiny details on the chest and cloak, etc.Or any of the Primarchs! Gorgeous models.

            Really, resin is great. Not as fun to work with, but it is the tradeoff for detail. Eventually, though, I do think plastic will surpass it as techniques improve. GW, as you said, is kinda showing that now with their recent releases.

          • Emperor’s Champion

            Yeah, tbh I don’t hate it to the point I won’t buy it in spite but I have to really really like the model to buy it. Eldar avatar was a no brainer, and breachers for my fists too.

  • Valeli

    So how does one get this?

    In store/on shelves? Pre-order? Online?

    Yeah, it’s pretty silly, and not the way I’d have gone. But I’m glad to support GW (finally) giving my army some focus.

    Edit: I’m not too upset about the silliness, as it’s clearly more of a commemorative model/nod prior to the new release than a new design that’s going to be used.

    • BaronSnakPak

      Sacrifice the blood of your first born, on the 3rd moon of the 12th month at the 11th hour.

      • dave long island

        Yep, that checks out… lol

    • Alpharius

      In stores on the 17th, then direct order.

  • Aezeal

    It’s not as bad as those nearly naked women from another game I commented on a few days ago.. BUT WHY NOT WEAR ARMOR?

    • BaronSnakPak

      You mean on her head? Because the rest of her body is covered in armor.

      • Aezeal

        Those tights are armor? Seems… light compared to space marines. I do hope they don’t get a similar save as the guys wearing concrete the thickness of her waist .

        • BaronSnakPak

          Look again, they’re not tights, it’s armor with cabling. It should be lighter, they’re not space marines. They’re normal women, who fight because of their fanatical devotion the the emperor. I’d venture a guess that they’ll have 4+ saves to show they have armor, but it’s not on the same level as marines.

          • Aezeal

            What do marines have? And the militarum? (I don’t play 40K?)

          • BaronSnakPak

            Marines are genetically enhanced super soldiers that are over 8ft tall. Both the marines are sororitas wear power armor, but the marines armor is thicker and therefor more protective due to their enhanced physiques that allow them to wear it.

          • Aezeal

            I actually knew that. But I don’t really feel their models (well this picture even less than the model) seems to have anything even close to what marines have. So I was wondering how the ingame saves where in comparison.

          • Severius_Tolluck

            Same, always have been, always will be. Unless in a new dex they decide to reduce it like they did Necrons.

          • BaronSnakPak

            Also, the militarum have flak armor. While it is protective to a degree, it’s nothing compared to power armor.

          • Aezeal

            So their saves are?

          • BaronSnakPak

            5+ for flak. The elites have carapace armor which is 4+, but the vast majority wear flak.

          • Xodis

            3+ Armor saves for most marines
            4+ Armor Saves for most Sisters
            5+ Armor Saves for most Guard I believe.

          • Aezeal

            Hmmm seems like the marines should have 0 or lower when comparing it to the rest.. certainly when comparing their armor efficiency to the fluff. Thanks for the info btw.

          • Xodis

            I was wrong, just went to verify and it’s a 3+ for Sisters as well…..seems like Marines would be immune to all weaponry.

          • BaronSnakPak

            Movie Marines if they went by the fluff, they’d be a 2+ SV with a 3+ FNP, BS5 and WS6. Theyd also only be able to field like 10 of them in an entire army.

          • Xodis

            You wouldn’t need more than 10 lol.

          • Severius_Tolluck

            Basically how it was in RT days!

          • Aezeal

            They’d have a better save than that… they shrug of any small arms fire, 100’s of shots. They also kill regular enemies by the 100’s their bolters would need some sort of gatling gun rules 😀

          • Valeli

            Marines and Sisters have (basically) the same kit. The marines get the extra point of toughness from the bioengineering and extra organs and all that.

            If you want to go by what it “seems” the marines should have, especially if you’re going by fluff, you’ll end up with a rather silly rules set (cue the old white dwarf movie marine rules).

            Not that the existing rules set is tight or anything. But fluff works much better as an inspiration for rules than as a balancing mechanism for them.

          • Xodis

            I agree to an extent. When I look at a tank I want it to play like a tank, not a horse and not a jet. So when I look at a thinly armored model I expect it to be rather frail and fast (like Eldar), not tough as nails like Marines.

          • Valeli

            Mmm. Fair enough, and no argument there.

            If it makes you feel any better, that one point of toughness does feel like a significant difference more often than not.

            Sisters have a great save, but (to me, at least) end up being a lot more squishy than one might think at first glance.

          • Aezeal

            The T is reflecting their physique which is ALSO stronger (so this is correct) but it’s separate from the armor (though the whole T thing is odd anyway if something penetrates THAT kind of armor… anything even resembling flesh will not be much of a barrier.

          • Severius_Tolluck

            I would agree, however marines have like 3 stomachs, and auto systems in armor that plug the bullet wound and inject pain killers, and all the other organs. I mean for Christ sake a marine can spit acid, secrete resin to become air tight from space, not sleep for years at a time, andeat the brains of the dead and learn where their hide out so they don’t have to take prisoners. Think about that… no one reads how Bob the Space marine splits a rebels head open and takes a bite and says “aight, follow me lads!”

          • Aezeal

            Personally I’d like Space marines to have 2 wounds and regenerate to reflect that. They should be ELITE. It’s kind of a different discussion.. and it would really cut down of the cost of marine armies so not something GW would like.

          • Muninwing

            see, i’d love it if what was rumored for WHF actually happened for 40k…

            an actual skirmish-sized system that was both streamlined and buffed for small-count play.

            in that, you could ditch the old mechanics because longtime players would see it as a new game. you could change to any other model you wanted — use different stats, d10s, customizable equipment, whatever you want. and in that, they would have greater range to reflect the actual fluff versions of various armies.

            in that, Space Marines would actually be twice as strong as regular humans, able to shrug off mortal wounds, and could match up against other suitably buffed-up versions of everything else. Necron warriors would be terrifying death machines. Eldar would be graceful and deadly. Orks could be suitably brutish.

            because nobody would already have a preconceived notion of what to expect, it could be a rewrite from the ground up. and it would replace the mediocre killteams rules with something actually suited to that scale of a game.

            then again, it would also need a complete redo of the points system to reflect the changes. but GW’s needed that for most of the last decade anyway.

          • Aezeal

            But it would make militarum extremely expensive 😀

          • Severius_Tolluck

            Yep, I had to take a break from my sisters in third Ed because Eldar made me feel like I might as well play orc! With everything ignoring my armor and insta killing due to double strength I felt hopeless as Eldar dominated my area back then lol

          • Red_Five_Standing_By

            They are frail though. They have 3 Toughness.

          • Xodis

            Yes but that makes sense that the Sisters would be squishier than the Marines, still weird that their Power Armor offers the same protection as a Space Marines though.

          • Aezeal

            I know.. but if you put marines next to the sisters and say they have the same armor… well I think I’ve made my point. It could be explained if the sisters where the MOST elite the empire had and got some sort of UBER light yet strong armor…. but the space marines are the top of the bill so if that armor was available they should’ve had it.

          • Valeli

            I’m not sure I understand.

            Are you talking about how marines should have lighter power armor? This particular model isn’t really representative of the range. In general their power army is as bulky as anyone else’s, not better.

            If you’re worrying about fluff you can get into how the marine versions of the power armor actually are better, because they have more intricate things to interface with the marine’s GE systems inside.

            I’m not an expert on power armor marks either, but I’d guess marines probably have the newer versions.

            And if you’re just talking about who has the “best” armor available, marines have access to terminator armor, which clearly wins in the abstract as long as we’re not looking at point-per-model efficiency or anything like that.

            So… marines do have the best armor, really.

          • Aezeal

            No I’m saying (and I think you understood before my last post) that marines appear to have much better armor and the sisters armor seems more onpar with regular (flak) armor.
            2+/4+/5+ would seems a somewhat decent relation bethween these armors (if we excluded the rest of the game)
            And what I also said that the sisters having the same save as the marines could only be so if they had some sort of much stronger/lighter material … but IF that was available.. the marines would get it first so even that wouldn’t be a real good explanation.

          • Moonsaves

            Nah, the bulk of the Black Carapace wouldn’t be able to fit with that.

            Aside from that, the Echlesiarchy is insanely rich, and by all means could be able to afford the best mundane power armour possible.

      • Aezeal

        I must say though that the models legs look less skinny (so possibly more armored) that the drawing which I was looking at primarily.

        • Emprah

          The Sister power armour is definately better than the IG carapace or flak armour. Around on par with Enginseer power armour.

          Not on par with Marine power armour. I really feel like i should just make up some house rules based on D10 or D20 for “Narrative 40k” battles and skirmishes, but I live in a rather isolated place (as far as games are concerned) So it would most likely be never ever used.

          • Aezeal

            I know it should be like that… it just doesn’t LOOK like it’s that tough.

    • ZeeLobby

      A man who defends half naked elf goddesses riding giant beetles in combat has issues with skimpy battledress on genocidal warrior fanatic. Lol

      • Aezeal

        BECAUSE GODESS!! said that yesterday 😀 she heals herself for D3, D3 and possible another D6 each turn if needed. Not to mention she does have a very good armor save – combination of the weak beetle armor and the incredible divine skin -and can cast magic shield on herself.

        • ZeeLobby

          Right. My whole point was more to the ridiculousness of criticizing a high fantasy sci-fi character after having no issues with a high fantasy character wearing even less, all the while criticizing another companies fantasy model which also has justification for lack of armor. Lol. Just seems inconsistent.

          • Aezeal

            Well, I disagree. Starting with the other companies naked women: I don’t know their lore but lore where fighters don’t wear armor seems odd, same goes for sisters. Alarielle can get away with it being a godess. It’s also odd wizards generally dón’t even wear (at least) light armor in fantasy/AoS (unless their magic would suffer from that but cannot remember that from the lore – but I’m not a lore buff so might be wrong here. Anyway I critize a lot of non armor wearers (GW and non GW) but your example is a goddess and gets a get out of jail free pass I’d say 😀

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. Agreed. I mean Fyreslayers wear no armor. I’m sure they have some fluff reason for it. Satyxis don’t wear armor because they’re were created/brought by the Orgoth and have preternaturally fast reflexes. They’re a lot like Dark Eldar Wyches. The fact that their fast, and part demon, leads them to care little for armor, and wear what they want.

            In all cases, wearing armor is always a better idea. Even beetle goddess would take less wounds from arrows if she was wearing some armor on top of her scantily clad dress. But these universes are already insane, IE worshiping a dead corpse as a god, etc. It wouldn’t shock me if Sisters relied on their faith to protect them.

          • Valeli

            “It wouldn’t shock me if Sisters relied on their faith to protect them.”
            And it does! … 1/6th of the time…

          • Xodis

            Fyreslayers only get a 5+ unless they are characters though, that’s probably because they are short and have giant helmets on underneath all those mohawks lol.

          • Aezeal

            So their rules reflect their (silly) fluff.
            I mean I could forgive the old slayers.. a small group, borderline insane and wanting to die… ok.. no armor for you if you insist. A whole civilization doing the same seems… like a recipe for extinction.

          • Xodis

            Well FyreSlayers are only one small group amung all the dwarves (the only group to be found currently in canon I believe). There are suppose to be more dwarves out there, but it seemed like these dwarves are a small faction of all the original slayers combined that also lived in like the middle of a volcano so they didn’t need clothes either really lol.

          • Aezeal

            They are much bigger than slayers where in the old world. They are smiths, they leave their vulcanoes ergo: they should have armor.

          • Xodis

            I dont know about any size differences, but as for them being smiths, thats where the helmets and the massive weapons come from. Pretty sure they still have that classic “Slayer Logic” of Kill the enemy before it kills you and you dont need armor, much like Dwarven Battleragers of Forgotten Realms, just without the spiked armor (WHICH WOULD BE AWESOME!!!!)

          • Aezeal

            I didnt’mean bigger.. but more of them a whole society. Old slyers died but originated from the regular dwarven society (much larger). A whole society based on this seems like it would get extinct asap.

          • Xodis

            Eh, its possible, but it’s also rare that anyone could survive outside of “Heaven” in this Chaos controlled universe.
            I honestly see the Fyreslayers no larger than a Native American Tribe and probably living the same way as small groups within a much larger nation until rallied together for war. Dont forget they also have those rune designs tattooed/branded on them, so that may have something to do with their “protection” and how they can survive and keep fighting after losing all wounds.

          • Xodis

            Which again I think works well into their ability to keep going even after the die, making them extremely resilient even with a 5+ armor save. You see them and think “Yep its going to die” only to find out that despite its “squishyness” it just keeps coming almost like a terminator.

          • Koonitz

            Not necessarily always better. While armour can, and does, protect you more, protection for your own soldiers is not necessarily the effect you are going for.

            For instance, I remember a tactic used by a force in a novel that was vastly outnumbered by the enemy where they played heavily into the belief that they were ghosts. I believe this was based on tactics used by a historical figure, but I cannot verify that and do not have the time to research right now.

            The soldiers would strip naked, paint their bodies white, then perform ambush raids on weaker enemy positions, disappearing before the enemy could respond.

            This had the primary, intended, effect of spooking the HECK out of the enemy and destroying their morale because they truly believed they were fighting otherworldly creatures (after all, what sane man would fight naked who is also terrifying in combat and nigh unkillable?)

            Some times, wearing less armour can be intentional and worth the risk.

          • ZeeLobby

            Haha. OK. So there are rare cases. But still, historically, most armies had limited or no armor because they simply couldn’t afford armor.

          • Severius_Tolluck

            hmmm… They did that in Stone of Tears, or whatever by Terry Goodkind , aka Sword of Truth. They also did it in Dan Abnett’s third saga of Gaunt’s Ghosts with the native population on a planet as a guerilla fighting force. I think historically several armies had done it, celts and otherwise.

          • Koonitz

            Stone of Tears was where I read it, yes.

          • Aezeal

            Yeah I can appreciate going for fast.. but leather armor is like the minimum. bare skin.. is not acceptable (goddess or stone being etc excluded).

      • dave long island

        Beetles? What Beetles… That’d be cool tho!

        • ZeeLobby

          We have an ongoing spat about the AoS Elf Queen and her model, lol.

          • dave long island

            Ah okay

  • Damon Sherman

    well, this might be the first GW figure I’d buy in years.

    • dave long island

      Don’t do it! It starts with one, then a simple boxed set. Then… Remain stalwart in these turbulent financial times!…

      • Damon Sherman

        ugh… and Killteam is such a tempting gateway drug too.

  • Rainthezangoose

    wait .. so .. no .. plastic sisters?

    • ZeeLobby

      Nah. Sounds like mail ordering old sculpts. Would be mean if they then released new though.

      • Testar

        It’s Gw.
        It’s highly possible

        • ZeeLobby

          Yeah, for every step of good will, I see another step of pocket digging. Oh well, we might be surprised.

      • Brian Griffith

        The Made to Order stuff I think they consider a separate market. They’ve had no trouble doing Made to Order of stuff that already has plastic models (IE Daemonettes).

        • ZeeLobby

          C’mon. That’s a completely different scenario. Anyone buying those daemonettes already owned the original ones. Having a plastic range, then releasing old metal ones is a different order than re-releasing the latest but recently unavailable metal models, and then releasing plastic ones soon after.

          • Brian Griffith

            Considering a large portion of the metal Sisters range is still available in the GW webstore, I’d imagine these’ll be some fairly obscure ones.

            We can rule out normal Battle Sisters, Repentia, Seraphim, Hospitallers, heavy/special weapons, the Penitent Engine, etc.

            So even if we accept that GW won’t re-release anything on Made to Order that they’re about to do plastic kits of (and I’m not sure I agree with that) there’s huge potential for plastic kits in the remaindered stock that they won’t need to do Made to Order on.

    • OldHat

      Probably will see them next year. This is for the new Imperial codex, which doesn’t seem focused on Sisters, so much as adding various Imperial stuff to other factions (akin to the old Inquisition book). So stuff like priests and DCA and whatnot will be made-to-order. Doubtful it will be any Sisters.

  • ZeeLobby

    Not bad. I like their recent obsession with throwback but I was kind of hoping they’d advance their sisters design a little. I remember peaks of more streamlined body armor and correct body proportions, but this looks like the bulky frump of old.

    • luke snell

      this is a commemorative piece based strictly on a Blanche’s stylized rendition; I really don’t think this is the future of what new Sisters will be. I think it’s a nice nod to the past and a nice bridge to the future of bringing the SoB back into the limelight. Not to mention you apparently get rules to field her! I think it’s pretty great and I am not even a Sisters fan.
      And I do think plastic Sisters are still coming. If they went full bore on the plastic Thousand Sons there is no reason why they wouldn’t update the fan favorite Sisters.

  • Xodis

    Not a Sisters fan, but Ill probably pick up this model just incase Sisters get a massive release later that I fall in love with.

    • Valeli

      You’re going to steal the last one left /just/ before I order it, and I’m going to cry ;;.

      • Xodis

        If it helps, Ill take good care of her lol.

        • Valeli

          lol. Thank you 🙁

      • Alpharius

        GW have said that while she will be initially limited in the stores (orders start on 17th), she will go direct order afterwards so everyone can get one.

  • Deez

    The day Sia decided to purge the Heretic.

    • WhenDidVicesBecomeVirtues

      Just green stuff in the face with hair and you are good.

      • OldHat

        Best thread on this topic by far.

  • SilentPony

    Oh that’s a shame…

    • OldHat

      How even so? Its an epic piece of 40k history turned into a model. Blanche set the tone for Grimdark and this art is one of the most well-known. Can’t wait to get a few to paint.

  • Carey_Mahoney

    When I saw the headline on the BOLS mainpage I was super-excited (I’m a Sisters player from day 1, I started collecting the army from the first day their models were released, even before their first Codex in ’97 and they’re still my main army, you know) and expected some really fancy clampack sprue, something like the Tech-Priest Dominus. Seen the actual model and… I’m absolutely disappointed…
    And it doesn’t even look like a Canoness, it looks like a Veteran Prioris.

    • ZeeLobby

      They’re just spamming the nostalgia button, it’s hard not to feel like they don’t really care.

      • OldHat

        Tell that to GSC players. And Deathwatch players. And now 1K Sons players. This is a great piece of art-turned-model that isn’t just nostalgia, but a slice of Grimdark. I, for one, feel like they finally actually do care, hence obscure factions and strong releases that cater to the playerbases long-standing wants (except Squats, obviously). I mean, Sisters are allegedly coming soon! How can you think they aren’t caring now?

        • ZeeLobby

          I want NEW! Not old new. Itd be nice to get innovation and updates to old aesthetics. Not just “take old artwork and make replica model” nostalgia spam. The 1K Sons are an exception. That’s and existing line that was finally updated. But all new releases are either old aesthetic copy and pasted or fliers or giant walkers. What about the existing player base whose factions need some love (Orks, DE, etc.).

          • OldHat

            Orks are all mostly current models. DE too. They have been updated recently or added to recently. What more do you want? Especially keeping in mind they aren’t the flagship brand (Spehss Mahreens).

            And what “nostalgia spam”? They do a handful of nice LE models that are homages to old art over the last year or two and it is “spam”. They don’t get in the way of releases or anything, just give fans what they want – more models, nostalgia, etc.

            And when you have a product line that is set, bringing a faction up to the new standard (featuing walkers, flyers, etc) makes sense.

            Really, what can GW do to actually make you happy? Because they are doing just about everything right, at the moment.

            Once we get a new, streamlined 8th Ed and those promised plastic Sisters, what fan requests are even left to do?

          • ZeeLobby

            Haha. K. We’re done. “Promised” plastic sisters. Even my most devout fanboy friends didn’t see that video as a guarantee. You’re absolutely right. GW has given us everything we deserve. All hail the big GW!

          • OldHat

            GW eff’d up for YEARS. This current GW is doing all the right stuff to fix that and mend the relationship with its customer base. If you want to keep holding them accountable for old practices and bad leadership from before, go right ahead. But nothing I have seen this last year has shown me a GW that isn’t doing what the fans are asking for.

          • piglette

            Basically you are admitting you won’t be happy with anything GW does or doesn’t do. What’s the point?

          • ZeeLobby

            Lol. Did you read my comment? Has nothing to do with anything you said, but OK.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      Dude that mini is the embodiment of Sisters!

      I think your hope-meter was set too high.

      • Carey_Mahoney

        Well… no.

    • Jade Black.

      >Literally the most iconic artwork of a sister ever
      >more bling than the current cannoness
      >literally the image that defines what is the Imperial Church and its aesthetic

      Why do you even play the church if you don’t like the way it’s portrayed?

      • Carey_Mahoney

        Don’t exaggerate it. The cover artwork is cool, but not that epic either. There are plenty of other artworks in the first SoB codex that nail it just as good or even better. Actually, I never really liked that white-haired sister on th cover too much. To me, there are many other embodiments of SoB, be they miniatures or artworks, that convey the feeling so much better. And to be really honest: I like the cover artwork very much, the only aspect I dislike about it is the sister, that is its centerpiece.
        And apart from that: The miniature just doesn’t look well designed. The transition from artwork to miniature went absolutely wrong. To each their own, as always.

        • piglette

          So it wasn’t your favorite art piece so it’s wrong? Can’t we just celebrate the fact GW reached into the abyss of the past, dredged up an old iconic sisters art piece, and created a 1:1 mini of it? This is the GW that many veteran fans think has completely erased its past and forgotten it. A lot of people wrote Sisters off as squatted for crying out loud.

          • Alpharius

            It was the cover of their only real codex, how much more of an homage does one need?

          • Carey_Mahoney

            That’s not my point. If that new Sister model had a head sculpted somewhat correctly, I wouldn’t have much of a problem with it (apart from it bein called a Canoness). The point is: I think in the year 2016 it’s fair to expect something state-of-the-art to be released (especially for my favorite 40k faction), more so if considering GW’s high-end quality models released for years now. What the nigh-forgotten SoB got instead was a chunky piece of resin with an ill-sculpted head, making it more of a pseudo-fanservice than a fanservice. I hope you I made that one clear now.

    • Alpharius

      Just quit and sell all your stuff, your soul has clearly lost the Emperor’s light.

      • Carey_Mahoney

        No way, man, no way!!! It’s GW who botched this one. They could have done it right, but they just didn’t. I’m still as much the Adeptus Ministorum player I used to be.

        I’m tired of having to explain myself for not liking that new miniature. It’s not a crime not to like it, after all.

        • Alpharius

          It could be.

  • Donovan Palmer

    I hope they come up with a new style if/when they release a new line of sisters.

    Don’t be confused, I like the overall “Gothic Warrior Princess” Theme (I made a post a couple months ago pointing out that with space marines as hyper-masculinized as they are, then sisters could and should be hyper-feminized which makes things like boob armor and heels a solid design choice so long as they aren’t totally ridiculous) but some of the art style and design is pretty out dated.

  • Simon Chatterley

    Canoness: “Which suit of armour do I wear today Jeeves?”

    Jeeves: “Like everyday maam, I suggest the Skull Boobs set”

    Canoness: “Wonderful choice Jeeves”

    • dave long island

      Been there… lol 🙂

  • Gideon Ernesto
  • zeno666

    What a horrible mini!
    But then again the cover is even worse.
    GW just can’t sculpt women.

    • Ed Butlar

      and you can’t say a good word about GW, but hey we already knew that. Great model.

      • zeno666

        Please get facts straight before typing. Kthx

        • Ed Butlar

          when was the last time you said something good about gw? You need to get out more little man Kthx

          • zeno666

            I said some nice things about the old Sister-model which has a helmet and is carrying a multimelta.
            So once again, you’re wrong. Be-bop.

          • Ed Butlar

            When was this said? and before that when was the time before that? You are a whiney little child and you are a childish little man. Love ya baby x

          • zeno666

            Please learn how to use the internet.

    • OldHat

      Um. They do some rather top notch stuff. Lelith and Alarielle, for example. This is actually a solidly sculpted female too, given the source. Sure, stuff from the ’90s was garbage, but that isn’t exactly a fair standard to hold them to here 20+ years later.

  • Bryan Ruhe

    Couldn’t think eye have made the bone pile a little shorter so that her right leg could be posed perpendicular to the ground? It looks so silly extended out so far.

    I get that it’s a replica of the illustration but did it really need to be so precise?

    • SilentPony

      Its the unfortunate nature of thinking the 90s are something that needs to be brought back.

      • Xodis

        Well it was done with the 60’s, 70’s and even 80’s…why not the 90’s? lol

      • Jade Black.

        “Lets not revitalize the game to the way it felt in the very beginning of its lifespan.”

        Go back to Infinity.

  • Arthfael

    I think I will get it just because I always loved that old Blanche artwork. The missus may not like it too much though ^^

  • Zack Seiders

    If we can get the adeptas sororitas in actual plastic, That would be great.

  • Level1NPC

    Between the various rumors BoLS has helped spread over the past few months and the release of an updated Genestealer Cult, I had hope that the Sisters would finally receive their own long overdue, standalone, fully fleshed-out codex.

    Key word: “had.”

    I guess that’s too much to ask for.

    The new model is, at least, somewhat interesting. Not my cup of tea, but I’m sure others will appreciate it. For now, I’ll stick with my Haley2/Haley3 conversions.

    • OldHat

      Can you not just wait a few more months? The GW video said they were doing Sisters. JUST WAIT. What is another quarter or two after so many years?

  • Alpharius

    I can’t wait to see some amazing cosplay make this a reality, if it hasn’t been done already.

  • The Lost One

    Im glad that sisters are getting new plastics but the skulls on the chest just look goofy

    • ZeeLobby

      You mean one resin model?

      • The Lost One

        Didnt one of the gw videos say that plastic sisters were coming?

        • ZeeLobby

          They were pulling fans legs. At least so far it just looks like one resin model and a rerelease of some of the old metal ones.

          • amaximus167

            Seems like an awfully terrible leg pull on some extremely testy fans. I am less skeptical at this point. 4 years ago I’d have been right there with you though.

          • TenDM

            I don’t think it was meant to be mean. It was just a throwaway gag making fun of the fact the rumour mills are always saying plastic Sisters are on the way. The whole video was just a bit of fun (it was the ‘we found Magnus in the top secret garbage bin’ video).

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. But there’s some things you probably just shouldn’t poke fun at. Like a group of customers who’ve been loyally waiting for an update to their much-neglected passion.

          • amaximus167

            I know a couple people that will straight up quit 40k if that video was a joke.

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. I definitely know some that were looking to come back just because of it. IF it was a fake, then I’m sure they’ll never come back even if they do release plastic sisters 6 months from now.

          • TenDM

            I agree with that, I think the response was pretty predictable, but the tone of the video was a bit cheeky and causal. I’m guessing whoever decided to make the joke simply misjudged the line between a gentle nudge that shows we are all friends and touching a nerve.

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. It just shows how disconnected they’ve been with their customers. It really is like they were released from a fallout bunker and have no clue that customers may have been less than happy with their community involvment. not saying that it’s the staff’s fault at all, they were literally be held captive by the CEO who shall not be named. Hopefully that improves with time.

          • amaximus167

            Right, but you’d think they’d be aware enough to know that those people that have been wanting/hoping/demanding for a sisters release would be livid if they officially ‘joked,’ about a sisters release like that.

            Also, all their other cheeky, ‘rumoring,’ has been truthful lately, so I am not 100% pessimistic about it. I don’t play Sisters though, so I have no real emotion attache to it.

          • ZeeLobby

            I mean I’d say it’s totally in poor taste, but I think it’s pretty indicative of their still-existing disconnect with their customers.

          • amaximus167

            Right, I feel like the gap in that disconnect is closing. It still has a ways to go, but they are coming around. I was basically turned-off on 40k for the last several years, only working on hobby projects but not getting involved in the game. But 2016 has been turning me back around. The new Traitor Legions Band-aid may even get me playing again.

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. I’m patiently waiting. Honestly their return to social media, facebook and youtube means very little to me. Making a restrictive ruling, like saying that Custodes wouldn’t be available in 40K armies was HUGE for me. Showed they might sacrifice a sale to better their game. Then they reversed it, so I still have limited hope at this point.

          • amaximus167

            Right, I hear you. They don’t have my faith back 100% yet. But I am at least willing to consider the possibility they are coming around. Then again, some of my issues have been somewhat catered to recently, where it seems like your have not. Still not sure I want to invest any money into a Traitor Legion just to watch the new edition annihilate my force, like previous editions of CSM;Dex have done. I may start some kill teams in the meantime though.

          • amaximus167

            Also, I am not saying you’re wrong. It is possible that you’re correct.

          • OldHat

            Because you know that they were referencing this release and not a future Sisters release? Stop jumping to conclusions.

          • ZeeLobby

            Er. If anything I’m being the realist here. Everyone who took that video to mean plastic sisters are definitely coming are the ones jumping to conclusions.

          • OldHat

            The video says clearly (in adorably British inflection) “Plastic Sisters of Battle!?”. Who is jumping to conclusions?

          • ZeeLobby

            Oh. So it actually SHOWED plastic sisters of battle?

          • OldHat

            Now now, we don’t move goalposts, do we? A verbal confirmation of plastic Sisters should be enough to make any expectation therein perfectly reasonable. Expecting to see them is expecting way more than GW usually does, especially if the release is in Q1 or Q2 2017. We might see them in that month’s WD, at the earliest.

            But still, that was a verbal confirmation of plastic Sisters. What more do you reasonably expect? Is that not really enough?

          • ZeeLobby

            So what you heard couldn’t possibly ever be leg pulling in what was a leak/comical video? You have way more faith in GW than I do I guess. Show me plastic sisters and I’ll believe you. Male a joke about them while pretending to be digging through a trash can and I’m much less likely to. Lol. I love that people immediately jumped to “it must be true!”

          • OldHat

            Given it was said at the end of a major reveal of a rumored product, why not believe it? This is the new GW, who teases and hints at releases and engages it customers. They have zero reason at all to leg pull. A tiny hint like that at the end of a video sounds more like a fan tease than a joke.

  • Thrawn

    YAY!!!!

  • Manzoku

    Sororitas always pass the Bechdel test because they only talk about purging heresy.

    • SupPupPup

      Yeah, but that’s still kinda centred around a bunch of guys falling out with each other.

  • Nwttp

    I really hope no one’s buys this. I know that won’t happen, and I like the model, but their resin is garbage. If people buy this up, they’re going to keep making models that would be nice, if they weren’t resin. I mean it’s fact that the resin Is cheaper, yet the models never are. All they are doing is making lower quality models so their profit margins are fatter. Out of the 3 fine cast models I have, one has a big glob of resin that was supposed to be something, another looks like the top and bottom of the mold were about a quarter inch from being lined up, and the last one has tons of holes.
    I will never buy one of their resin models again. They could be half the price of plastic models and I still wouldn’t buy them. I’ve bought third party obliterators, third party cyberwolves, and theres a lot of other things i would want if they werent made from chrapcast.
    I’m ranting, but my point being that I thought they stopped making and transferring things into resin because after a while, when everyone found out how bad they were, they stopped selling well. But if this sells out, like im sure it will, what lesson will they learn? That they can continue to make low quality models, sell them At high quality prices and people will still gobble them up.

  • amaximus167

    Well I guess all you negative Nancy naysayers claiming it was only going to be a recast of an old model can admit that GW isn’t always trying to screw you over. Completely.

    • Nwttp

      You mean screwing over like if they made this model out of the worst resin on the planet? Oh wait!

      • amaximus167

        Hahahah, I keep hearing that people have a lot of problems with the resin, yet I have never had that problem. I have had greater issues with FW resin than I ever had with Finecast.

        But I did say, ‘isn’t always…’ meaning sometimes they do.

        • MechBattler

          Clearly you are unfamiliar with spaghetti staffs.

          • amaximus167

            Do they shoot noodles?

          • MechBattler

            I’m surprised they didn’t. Every resin character I’ve ever bought that had a staff, or any thin, long, straight object was always curvy. Had to straighten out EVERY. LAST. DAMN. ONE.

          • amaximus167

            That is awful. Sorry to hear it. I mostly bought big chunky chaos models so I didn’t get a lot of small staff like objects. I did pick up Lilith and she was fine, but that is about it for spindly bits.

          • MechBattler

            I even got an f-ed up METAL Bloodthirster once. The metal models were generally had way fewer casting mistakes, even if they were heavier and more unwieldy. On this one,one of the knubs on the shoulders where a wing fits on was all misshapen. So the wing would never sit right. I called customer service and the guy actually said, “Sir, have you tried filing the knub for a better fit? Or using green stuff?” I don’t usually kill the messenger as it were, because I know it’s not their fault, but I was really at the end of my rope. I said, “SIR, for $58 I shouldn’t F**KING HAVE TO.” I got a replacement Thirster posthaste. He now sits alongside my one-winged thirster, and my new plastic D-Thirster. GW really had an issue with quality control on their metal and resin back then,

          • amaximus167

            I always seemed to have the ability to find the one metal model that has mold slip issues. I can’t even tell you how many bad metal casts I ended up with. It was awful. And with the metal models it is so much more difficult to fix.

            My biggest issue with GW QC is FW vehicle models. As lovely as they are, I stopped buying them. They often arrived broken, painfully warped or, in the worst case shrunken to point of being completely usable with the plastic kit. I bought a Mecharius for a friend for Xmas one year. It was packed in a box that was twice the size of the model, which would have been fine had the tank been protected by more than 1 layer of small bubble wrap. It basically got tossed around in the box and arrived with a ton of broken pieces in addition to the usual warpage. I also ordered a Land Raider variant conversion kit. All of the upper body panels where about 2mm too small due to shrinkage. There was no way to build the kit as is. I basically have to rebuild each piece with palsticard just to get it to fit. And I agree with you 100%, for the price of these models I shouldn’t have to rebuild them. It is exceptionally frustrating to drop a ton of money on a product that arrives damaged or unusable.

      • luke snell

        Not sure if you have worked with any of their recent resin, but it has come a LONG way since the early days of finecast. Just building up the orc warboss on Wyvern and it’s really nice. leaps and bounds since the last time I bothered messing with finecast.

        • Nwttp

          Don’t even want to try, the fact they released such bad quality products for years is enough to keep me away… they don’t get a fourth chance from me, and I’m not the only one in my group of friends.

          Maybe if they come out and say “we know we released horrible resin models for years, here’s a free model for everyone who bought one when it was awful, to see how far it’s we’ve come”, but as of now they’ve never admitted, or addressed as to why it was so bad before, and what they do differently now (as far as I know).

          I assumed that they stopped making new things in resin until this model.

  • Sam Nolton

    Like….I appreciate the callback to old school art, and the miniature copies that perfectly, but…it’s a super awkward pose, and John Blanche’s work (while amazing), is more…of a reference tool for grimdark, not something you should sculpt from verbatim for anatomy and posing.

  • Kevin Maloney

    What on earth is Lady Gaga doing in the 41st millennium?

    In all seriousness, though, I love the mini, though I might convert it so that her leg isn’t raised to such a ridiculous height.

  • FlyingSwami

    The article says “the full sisters of Battle codex is included in the upcoming Codex Imperial Agents…” where is BOLS getting that from? I hadn’t seen anything saying a full codex would be included. It seemed the rumors were saying the opposite.

  • Shawn Pero

    GW: designs new model based on iconic illustration, attempting to appeal directly to the nostalgia fueling fan demands

    BOLS: “BOO” “WE HATE IT” “GO AWAY GW”

    • Alpharius

      BOLS is populated by adolescents who live vicariously through goat boy’s spam lists, and probably don’t have a single fully assembled or painted model in their collection.

    • piglette

      Sometimes I think we deserved the dark age years of GW.

      • Alpharius

        Not the GW we need, but the GW we deserve?

  • Talos2

    Well that’s just fantastic

  • Laurence J Sinclair

    Weird that they went with that name, since the design was basically the inspiration for Ephrael Stern, right down to the bionic eye in her first panel. She even had that chunky-ass bolt pistol.

  • polyquaternium7

    Awesomesauce a 3d version of Blanche’s classic artwork, Do Want!

  • Kaylum Dicks

    She’s put on a little weight, I guess the Sisters haven’t been as active as they should have.

    • MechBattler

      It looks like she’s wearing actual armor, instead of a skintight catsuit that looks like armor.

  • Erber

    Love the mini but I hate the heels. No sane person would go to war wearing such boots…

    • Djbz

      Is anyone that worships the Emperor sane?

      • PanzerDan

        The Grey knight shall hear of this 😉

        • Jade Black.

          You mean the sisters. Or the hereticus.

          Grey Knights exist to hunt demons. Not Heretics.

  • karloss01

    I see comments mentioning this is a resin model, yet the official source says nothing of the sort. If it’s like every other special model they’ve made recently it will be plastic.

  • Le_smee

    Great for people who appreciate that aesthetic but I’m personally praying the main releases look a bit more slick.

  • dave long island

    Those boots look like they’d be painful to wear.

  • piglette

    After eons of derision, scorn, and gnashing of teeth by fans, GW finally releases a Sisters mini. Fans then proceed to trash it: “WTF is wrong with her feet? “Couldn’t they have chosen some good artwork?” “Why so retro?”

    JUST

    • Alpharius

      Yeah all those people are children who don’t understand and this is not for them.

  • Iconoc1ast
  • rui valadares

    ME, ME, ME!

  • Karl Andre

    I think the cover picture looks more womanly and better than that model. I have to admit I am pretty disappointed she looks like a fat bloated version of the picture they should have let Raging Heroes Toughest Girls of the Galaxy do this model.

    • Jade Black.

      You know what armour is don’t you? Oh who am I kidding, this is bols. You probably think a few mill of latex could pass for bulletproof.

  • Commissar Molotov

    Sooo lovely…

  • Nineteen years we’ve been waiting for this… and that’s the best they could do?

    On one hand, this means my fears about them messing with the aesthetic of the eventual Necromunda reboot are laid to rest: I’m now quite confident that the only difference between whatever new Escher they release and my old girls will be material.

    On the other hand… THAT’s the best they could do?

    I get that Blanche’s artwork is indispensably foundational to the look of 40K, but carbon-copying his awful anatomy and ridiculous poses to the miniatures has never once worked well, a trend which continues here.

    But I suppose the more things change, they more they stay the same: GW still can’t sculpt women well and everything they do is laced with sexist, vaguely fetishistic undertones.

    • OldHat

      You don’t know this is the Sisters release. Nothing indicates that. The book as GK in it, so is this the GK release too?

      And they carbon-copied it because that was the point. They have done this before and will likely do it again. They are capturing their iconic Grimdark art in mini form. This is not the general Sister release, just a nice solo model.

      GW can sculpt women well. This is solid. Alarielle is solid. Lelith is solid. And the whole genre is vaguely fetishistic – it was born of the angsty ’80s. Get some context! And it isn’t sexist to allow women to look sexual. They aren’t sex-objects exclusively – such as these warrior-women, who are scarred and kinda rough-looking.

      Sheesh.

      • “You don’t know this is the Sisters release.”

        I know this isn’t a Sisters general release. The WHC article this is from flat-out says she’s “while supplies last”, and the book article from the day before flat-out says it’s not being accompanied by a miniatures release.

        “And they carbon-copied it because that was the point.”

        True. That still doesn’t make it a good idea.

        “GW can sculpt women well.”

        I remain convinced that any time they do it’s a fluke. Lelith and Alarielle are the exceptional best of a lot of very bad sculpting over many years. Veridyan here is NOT among those better examples. Even making exceptions for the “heroic” proportions of 40K minis and accommodations made for the scale, her anatomy is off and her pose doesn’t make any sense. She’s no worse than any of the other Sisters minis… but she’s not any better, either, and she really SHOULD be given how far GW has otherwise come in sculpt quality since the last time they did anything with the army.

        And yes, it IS sexist when the only way you depict women is as fetish objects, which is exactly what the army does. Doesn’t matter that it was acceptable in the ’80s, because it isn’t the ’80s anymore, and GW has done absolutely nothing throughout their existence to dissuade people of the notion that their games (and the company itself) are a boys-only club.

        • OldHat

          And confirmed on FB, I believe it was, that this new Canoness will be available on their webstore shortly after this “exclusive” release.

          And it does make it a fine idea, when the goal was capturing iconic art and nostalgia.

          I think this model is a great female sculpt in the face, which matters more to me than body (especially since she is wearing power armor). And Lelith and Alarielle are the most recent examples, so they are not flukes, they are a trend.

          She isn’t depicted as a fetish object, you dolt! She is depicted as a badass warrior wearing ’80s-inspired Grimdark garb that is long-established in its styling. Just because a woman has sexuality doesn’t mean she is being objectified or made into a fetish in any way. Especially when they are portrayed as empowered and strong and in no way objects of desire for any specific group. Sounds like you can’t handle female sexuality without it being, in your mind, a negative. It isn’t.

          And its far from a boys-only club, but it is a business and that business caters to its core demographic. Hate to break it to you, but this is a hobby mostly populated by 18-45 men. It isn’t particularly diverse in the gender area, but they have tried far more than you are giving them credit for, given that reality (notably the women present in their new community).

          • You seem to want to carry on this conversation, but you also seem incapable of not insulting me in the process. So we’re done.

          • OldHat

            Really? “Dolt” is too much for you. Tragic you can’t handle a little banter.

          • Alpharius

            He represents the new generation. You should have included a trigger warning and a route map to a safe space before engaging him.

    • Alpharius

      You are a tedious and boring little man.

      Sexist? Just go ahead and cut your balls off to sacrifice at the altar of 3rd wave pseudo-feminism already.

  • DJ860

    I’m going to try to take this at face value, an omage to the artwork and possibly even a test model for a new sculptor they’re working with.

    But, good god, those feet. What are those monstrosities of anatomy.

    • OldHat
      • DJ860

        Not sure if worried you already had this image, or trawled for it on an image search lol. Amazing.

        Whilst it might be fine for tottering down a straight line runway, I would have my doubts about those shoes functionality on a rubble strewn battlefield.

        You have possibly made my anatomy point invalid, well played sir.

        • OldHat

          I am a multi-faceted artist. I have been a fan of Alexander McQueen for years and remember these shoes well. Who wouldn’t?! Look at them! Plus, they are known as “armadillo”, which is my favorite critter. 😀

          But yea, I wonder how much practice it would take to make these combat viable!

        • MechBattler

          I’m sure you could ask that question of the character Claire, who ran around Jurassic World in heels with a giant man-eating murdersaurus chasing her and never fell down once. Plus she outran the Rex in those things.

  • Joka

    She arranged all those bones almost waist high just to pose?
    Come on, Canoness! Your sisters are giving their lives for the emperor and you are just worried about looking hardcore!

    • OldHat

      Looking hardcore is 99% of what Grimdark is all about.

  • Victor Hartmann

    GW did an amazing job of realizing the artwork. And the painting is excellent. Very few people’s models would stand up to being presented as a close up like that. The face seems a little harsh to my tastes but makes sense in universe. She’s thinking deep, harsh thoughts about burning heretics.

    • OldHat

      I love the face. I love that they gave her scars and stuff. Really makes it clear she is a warrior!

  • Paul Sinanan

    meh… a lot more work could have been put into tweaking the pose to make it work better… this one stinks of lazy and rushed

  • Paul Sinanan
  • Richard Mitchell

    Can’t go into battle unless you’re wearing your….battle heels…sigh.

  • Tothe

    That mini just looks silly. And not in the “silly but cool anyway” sense.

  • IntoTheMoshpit

    Has anybody noticed the Battle Sisters squads are missing from the webstore? http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/91da66455791820fb3e4aa31f34261f60c53766fe4534e4ab1bc98baade03ae1.png