As we all wait for the all-new plastic Sororitas, take a look at the very first Sisters of Battle minis from 2nd Edition way back in 1997, plus their first codex.
Welcome to the BoLS Retro Corner, where each week, we take you on a time machine to the era of early grimdark awesomeness. This week, we take you back to the heady days of Warhammer 40,000 2nd Edition! Time to let the Daughters of the Emperor take out their flamers and start burning the heretics – Gav Thorpe style! Enjoy this trip through the mists of gaming time. The Sisters Miniatures
Now let’s take a look at the old metal Sisters of Battle minis that accompanied the codex – pre-Celestine. The tragic moral of the story is these are the same minis that JUST got retired… 22 years on. But we’re almost there folks – just a few more weeks till the plastic ladies come raining down upon us.
These are the bread and butter Battle Sisters. Bolters, maces, flamers, corsets, and fleur-de-lis everywhere. Don’t forget the classic bob hairdo. I’ve always been partial to Sob#5 up there, pulling the pin out of a grenade with her teeth (I think). She’s got moxie!
Without question the standouts of the range. The Seraphim have been flitting around dispensing the Emperor’s justice with bolt and flame pistols for 2 decades. The new plastic Seraphim are amazing but these ladies were stunning for their era…
Burninating the countryside since 1997. The Retributors have been blasting, melting and incinerating the heretics thanklessly for over 20 years while the Salamanders garnered all the glory.
Most people forget about the Frateris Militia models. If you need the perfect unit to deal with those irritating Chaos Cultists – have some faithful ones of your own. Run them before the blades and guns of the bad guys with a smile on their faces and the Emperor in their hearts. Hey, wait that sounds EXACTLY like Chaos Cultists. Hmmm.
Rounding things out are the Missionaries and named characters of the Ministorum to put a little vim into their sermons to whip up the faithful.
Codex Sisters of Battle
Now check out the very first Sisters codex, now over 2 decades old.