At Gen Con 2021, Games Workshop revealed the first expansion for the new edition of Kill Team, Kill Team: Chalnath. The expansion leaves the Octarius Sector for another corner of Imperium Nihilus.
The box set is full of “new” including a new unit for the Sisters of Battle as well as new miniatures for T’au.
Novitiate Sisters are Sisters of Battle in training looking to prove themselves and advance. Lighter armed, the aspirants carry holy relics into battle. The new kit features a flexible loadout and posing.
T’au are what they’ll be going up against bringing specialized Pathfinders to the battle. Excellent at infiltration and reconnaissance, they carry high-powered weapons to spring ambushes while drones provide support. This is a new updated kit for T’au Pathfinders and includes an upgrade sprue to add options to the flexible squad. It includes new heads, weapons, upgrades, and all of the high-tech gadgets you’ll need.
Both units are great for Kill Team as well as your games of Warhammer 40,000.
Kill Team: Chalnath will also come with a full Killzone of Imperial ruins to do battle. The box set includes a Rules Manual featuring nine new missions, expanded rules for both squads, Strategic Ploys, Battle Honors, and more.
In Marvel‘s debut comic series based on Games Workshop‘s Warhammer 40,000 universe, major revelations were dropped. This wasn’t just some generic army force going to battle, the series rewrote what we knew about one of the major characters in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1 kicks off the second series to debut under Marvel and it’s clear in this first issue, we’re in store for a shift in focus.
The Sisters of Battle are an army but one focused on religion and prayer. Its focus is to lead the charge against those that stand against the Emperor, the living corpse that is revered in god-like ways. Torunn Grønbekk takes us into this world with a new story that gives us something similar, but different enough, from the first volume by Marvel. While the comic does have a “named” character in Canoness Veridyan, it’s not Veridyan’s story. So far, this isn’t some earth-shaking revelation about the character. Instead, its most interesting aspect is the Sisters surrounding her.
Sent to a planet in the middle of an uprising, the Sisters of Battle must figure out what’s going on while retrieving an asset. We’re given hints as to the evil behind everything but overall, the first issue is a general mystery. What we do know is the corruption is everywhere. The squad is up against numbers they weren’t expecting. We get reactions from the average Sister. We experience their fear and their faith. You get the sisterhood between them and the sadness when one is lost.
Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1 also delivers some interesting thematic aspects that reflect the real world. We’re seeing the masses fall under the spell of something. It could be the leader. It could be something else. But, these are individuals turning on their fellow citizens corrupted by a force. To say it doesn’t hit home a bit would be a lie.
Edgar Salazar‘s art is solid. The issue has a lot of detail, something the Sisters of Battle are known for. Instead of smooth armor repeated over and over in the Space Marines, the Sisters have rather intricate looks in the armor including small rivets, skulls, and more. It’s a more ornate look and Salazar nails it. Arif Prianto handles the color while Clayton Cowles does the lettering and the color and lettering help nail down the feel of the world and issue. There’s a “dirtiness” about it. The world features browns and dark colors. The Sister’s ship is blues and whites.
Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1 might lean a bit more towards fans of Games Workshop but the issue should be accessible for those who know nothing about the world. It delivers solid hints in the details as to what the Sisters of Battle are about and the world of Warhammer 40,000. It gives us the next chapter for that world in the hands of Marvel comics and shows they’re willing to shake up the formula a bit with each new series.
Story: Torunn Grønbekk Art: Edgar Salazar Color: Arif Prianto Letterer: Clayton Cowles Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy
Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
After the success of last year’s Warhammer 40,000 Marneus Calgar comic book series, Marvel and Games Workshop’s exciting collaboration will continue this August with Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1! Written by Torunn Grønbekk with art by Edgar Salazar, this latest team-up will delight those familiar with the popular tabletop game phenomenon and serve as a perfect introduction for newcomers to the grim future of the 41st millennium that has captured the imagination of millions of fans around the world! The new series will tell an all-new action-packed adventure of the sisterhood of warriors known as the Adepta Sororitas.
A squad of Adepta Sororitas, led by Canoness Veridyan arrive on planet Siscia to retrieve a lost Inquisitorial acolyte and put down a heretical uprising. As Novitiate Ghita’s first mission with her Order gets underway, what should be an easy mission turns into something much worse, as an unknown force deep within the subterranean city of the planet rears its ugly head! It’s no-holds-barred action, mystery, and daemons galore as the all-female fighting force lets bolters blaze and flamers scorch in this all-new saga!
Show your faith and fervor to the Emperor by joining Marvel Comics for the start of the next phase of Warhammer comics when Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #1 hits stands on August 18th! Check out the cover by Dave Wilkins.
The Adepta Sororitas are coming and Games Workshop kicked off their Warhammer 40,000 portion of Warhammer Fest 2021 showing off a lot of the new toys.
Morvenn Vahl, Abbess Sanctorum of the Adepta Sororitas is the supreme commander of the Adepta Sororitas as well as a High Lord of Terra. Unlike many leaders, she likes to be in the battle leading from the front line.
Morvenn Vahl, Abbess Sanctorum of the Adepta Sororitas wears Purgator Mirabilis, a Paragon Warsuit and superior quality. The Adeptus Custodes have also allowed her to wield the legendary blade the Lance of Illumination. With her mentioned in the second book of the “War of Charadon”, expect Morvenn Vahl to be a big player to come.
Aestred Thurga and Agathae Dolan are the bearers of the banner known as the Auto-Tapestry of the Emperor’s Judgement. The standard can help turn the tide of battle.
Dogmata is the judge, jury, and executioner of the Orders Militant and ready to swing her mace. Great at melee combat, she also helps Sisters redouble their efforts when performing actions or holding objectives.
Palatine came in the “Piety and Pain” battlebox but will soon be available on her own.
Celestian Sacresants have been teased but now we get a look at the entire squad. Featuring halberds, maces, and large shields, they’re bodyguards without peer.
Paragon Warsuits have already been revealed but we get a bit more information on them. The Paragon Warsuits are perfect for advancing through thick enemy fire and engaging in hand-to-hand combat. They feature firepower to rival a Dreadnought having a heavy bolter, heavy flamer, or multi-melta. Then there’s a shoulder-mounted secondary weapon system like a grenade launcher or storm bolters. Then they also have a large war blade for melee combat. There are three in the unit (and upcoming box).
The Castigator brings some fire support the Sisters. Much like a Predator, it has a turret-mounted main weapon and sponson-mounted heavy bolters. You can choose between a twin-barreled autocannon or battle cannon as the main turret weapon.
You’ll also want to get Codex: Adepta Sororitas to get all of the rules for these new weapons to cleanse the galaxy of the impure. The codex is 128 pages that updates their lore, has 35 datasheets, Crusade rules, and more.
It introduces Hymms of Battle, verses sung by the Domata that venerate the God-Emperor, and Minoris convictions to help represent an Order Militant of your own creation.
After a few weeks of no new pre-orders, Games Workshop is back with a pretty packed week of new releases. You’ll be able to pre-order all of the below starting next Saturday!
Necromunda gets a new boxed set with Necromunda: Hive War. The new set has everything you need to play and a perfect way for new players to get into the game. The set comes with two gangs, Escher and Delaque with 10 plastic miniatures for each gang and a variety of weapons to arm them.
Also included is a 10-page softback rulebook which includes everything you need to play from how to generate gangs, to the rules, scenarios, and more.
There’s also modular scenary with which you can use to do battle as well as a double-sided gaming mat, dice, tokens, cards, and templates.
Also coming is a Necromunda Underhive Propaganda Transfer Sheet that features 499 decals that you can use to help make your scenery unique and add finishing touches to your own Underhive.
You’ll need to upgrade your gangs which means the need for new weapons. The Weapons & Upgrades Sets has you covered with over 60 alternative components to make your gang even more unique. Two will be released, one for Escher and one for the Goliaths. They include different heads, weapons, and more.
Blood Bowl is getting some love with new releases as well for the Chaos Chosen.
You can get a set of pitch and dugouts for the Chaos Chosen so you can play Blood Bowl honoring the Dark Gods.
You’ll be able to better keep track of your team with the Chaos Chosen Card Pack which is a handy reference. It also includes 20 blank cards to keep track of your team as it develops as well as Special Play cards exclusive to Chaos Chosen teams.
Finally, show your allegiance to the Chaos Gods with the Chaos Chosen Team Dice Pack.
Warhammer Underworlds gets two releases to expand your games with.
Hedkrakka’s Madmob is a new warband of four feral Orruks led by a mask-wearing Shaman. They’re an aggressive warband sure to mix games up and deliver new elements to the Underworlds.
Warhammer Underworlds: Silent Menace Universal Deck is an expansion perfect for every warband. It offers new card options and a greater variety of deckbuilding combos. The release features 32 cards – 12 objectives, 10 gambits, and 10 upgrades. They’re all themed around the treasures and tactics of Beastgrave’s Silent People. The set doesn’t include any spells meaning you don’t need a wizard to get everything out of it.
Black Library has a bunch of releases coming too.
Warriors and Warlords is available in paperback and is a collection of short stories set in the world of Warhammer 40,000. It includes stories by Rachel Harrison, Graham McNeill, and Chris Wraight.
The Sisters of Battle Collection brings together works by James Swallow. It includes his full collection of novels and short stories focused on the Sisters of Battle in a limited edition release that features two hardbacks. It includes five tales – Faith & Fire, Hammer & Anvil, Red & Black, and Heart & Soul, as well as a brand new story, Iron & Bone.
Sisters of Battle: The Book of Martyrs has more adventures focused on the Adepta Sororitas. It has three action-packed stories by Danie Ware, Alec Worley, and Phil Kelly.
Dive into the world of Necromunda with Fire Made Flesh by Denny Flowers. Danger is afoot as Tempes Sol of the Guild of Light seeks the dark secrets that lurk in the Fallen Dome of Periculus.
Sons of Sanguinius: A Blood Angels Omnibus features 20 short stories and novellas from Dan Abnett, James Swallow, and Gav Thorpe. It’s the ultimate book for fans of the Blood Angels and their successor Chapters!
Ultramarines: Dead Sky, Black Sun is out as an MP3 audiobook. Graham McNeill tells the tale of Uriel Ventris’ daring attack on the Iron Warriors home world, deep in the Eye of Terror itself.
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During today’s online preview, Games Workshop teased a lot of what’s coming in 2021. The Adepta Sororitas got an updated range of figures last year but more are coming in 2021. The Palatine model has been revealed already and now we get a look at the Paragon Warsuit!
Check out the video for more variations on the model and check out the image below that.
The first wave of McFarlane Toys‘ Warhammer 40,000 action figures hasn’t arrived yet but we got a look at the next two releases in the line of figures.
While we hoped we’d see one, we didn’t think it’d happen. But, our prayers have been answered as a Sister of Battle enters the toy battlefield. With the focus on the faction with the launch of the 9th edition of Warhammer 40,000, it isn’t a total surprise but it is still awesome to see.
The figure is painted in the colors of the Order of Our Martyred Lady and features a lot of detail throughout.
And, not surprising, the Sister of Battle is joined by an “Artist’s Proof” edition Necron Warrior. The unpainted figure will allow collecters to paint their own!
Both will launch next year with the Sister of Battle being available in multiple shops and the Artist’s Proof Necron Warrior being exclusive to Walmart.
The first wave of figures should be released soon.
Sister Superior Amalia Novena is coming! Games Workshop has been revealing their new Sisters of Battle line in the lead up to their release later this year.
One of their earlier reveals was the below figure, Sister Superior Amalia Novena.
The miniature game company has announced the figure will be available on Warhammer Day on June 29th. Along with the figure, the ser will include an A4 art print of the original Karl Kopinkski artwork the figure was based on. Along with that, there’s a datasheet for a Battle Sisters Squad, including a profile for Sister Superior.
You can pick up the figure at your local store on June 29th or online at the Games Workshop website.