Wait, what? Didn’t Faith and Fury count for the Sisters of Battle? Apparently not.
Alright folks, this is a bit of a strange one. Way back in August of 2019, Games Workshop put out this graphic with the promise of new rules for the following factions via Psychic Awakening.
We’ve been updating this as the books and releases have come out pretty consistently. That was all fine and good until a couple of days ago when GW dropped this little nugget on their Warhammer 40,000 Facebook page:
“The Sisters of Battle will feature in a future Psychic Awakening book.”
Well that changes things. This is a contradiction to the Psychic Awakening Website that has this graphic:
That’s the Sisters of Battle symbol, right? They had a whole video and some articles about it. However, they didn’t get any new rules in Faith and Fury – they just got an army release around the same time. That kind of blurred the lines a bit.
Anyhow, this new tidbit from Games Workshop has us questioning quite a bit about Psychic Awakening now. Seeing as how they used the Sisters of Battle Icon but have plans to release more rules for them later, we’re really confused about the rest of the armies on the list.
- Phoenix Rising – Aledari and Drukhari
- Faith & Fury – Sisters of Battle (according to the lore and website*), Black Templars, and Chaos Marines
- Blood of Baal – Blood Angels and Tyranids
- Ritual of the Damned – Dark Angels, Thousand Sons, Grey Knights
- The Greater Good – T’au, Genestealer Cult, Astra Militarum
- Saga of the Beast – Orks vs Space Wolves
- Engine War – Adeptus Mechanicus, Imperial Knights, Chaos Knights, Chaos Daemons
- War of the Spider** – ??? (Fabius Bile vs ???)
*But also getting rules in a different Psychic Awakening Book
**Also assuming this is part of the Psychic Awakening and not a separate thing altogether
So here’s the new updated Graphic:
So this is where we stand, folks. Release wise, the Sisters of Battle are getting their final wave in stores this weekend (March 21st). Saga of the Beast is up for Pre-Order this weekend also and should be available for stores the following week (March 28th). That puts us in line with the established pattern of one Psychic Awakening book per month.
March – Saga of the Beast (book 6)
April – Engine War (book 7)
May – War of the Spider (?)
June – ???
Are we going to see 9 books or 8? How are they going to fit everyone else in? I guess we’ll find out soon enough…