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More Rumors on the Sisters of Battle Miniature Lineup

By Rob Baer | November 11th, 2016 | Categories: News / Rumors, Warhammer 40k

Sister_of_Battle_Anna_Steinbauer - Copy (2)Come see the new rumors today of what may be the new Sisters of Battle miniatures lineup what may be an upcoming Sororitas release

Remember that quote heard around the world about new Sisters models recently?

Cool this isn’t released for months yet. <Long Pause> Plastic Sisters of Battle!

Well this may just really be in the works, and not the Warhammer TV guys being cheeky.

 

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Grab you salt shakers and checkout this thread on B&C recently:

First time posting rumors, but here are some things I want to add to the “meta” picture of rumors regarding upcoming releases. I would say this is a 5/10 on the reliability scale, so bring a salt shaker or 2, but leave the dump truck at home.

3 key points: 

1. 8th edition coming out sometime between April-June 2017

2. 8th edition 40k will be “halfway” between current 40k and Age of Sigmar rules-wise

3. 8th edition Starter Set features Sisters of Battle fighting a yet-undeterminable xenos force (based on how the sprues looked)

Source:

Insider in the US retail scene who had been to the UK for training earlier this year. Source is confidential so I can’t elaborate more than that.

This past weekend I was in a different part of the US than where I live and spoke to someone involved in the GW retail scene1 . Long story short, the person–in confidence–mentioned that 8th Edition should be coming out “around the same time as the Stanley Cup2” and that it features sweeping changes that bring it about halfway to Age of Sigmar. He had been in the UK for training on various things and was officially given some information on this (part of the reason we had to dance around things like specific release dates). He comes to the game from AoS side, so he was very excited about the changes. He said they knew that 40k and AoS are completely different games and could never use the exact same ruleset, but the sheer numbers of new customers that AoS’s easier-to-digest ruleset is producing is enough to make it the goalpost for 40k’s re-worked rules. They want to get rid of the bloat and obtuse rules as much as any player and streamline things, while maintaing as much diversity and flavor as possible.

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Near the end of our [LONG] conversation he hinted that the starter set for 8th Edition will feature Sisters of Battle. This came up unexpectedly as he was griping about how he was expected to assemble and paint to (GW-standards) the entire Starter Set in the 48hrs from when the boxes hit his premises to the official launch date….all while keeping it secret and continuing to turn a profit. I probed him about this and he said they were “robed female marines3 that I guess were popular before?” He was annoyed because he had never seen these models before and they were “smaller” so he was annoyed at not having more time to figure out the modelling aspect. I probed around asking if they were “more Prospero girls” and stuff like that to try to flesh out the details before finally asking straight up if they were called “Sororitas” to which he replied “nah, something Sisters, but not the Prospero ones.” So for that reason, putting the pieces together, I am speculating they are Sisters of Battle.

 

He could not name the force they were fighting in the Starter Set since again, they were models that did not look familiar to him. They were definitely “alien” looking with sharp lines and curves and things, but did not look like the Eldar stuff he had in his own collection. I as

1 I can not be more specific than that to protect the party I spoke with

2 NHL (US) hockey league’s playoffs run from ~April-June each year

3 his words

And guess what was partially missing from the display cases in Nottingham this weekend, Sisters of Battle of course!

Source: Jarhead (PM via Facebook)

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An today BoLS is reporting the following:

Today industry insiders tell BoLS today more of the Sisters of Battle line of minis themselves:

Adepta Sororita are real and returning as full fledged faction.

Look for a standard sized new line:

  • Codex
  • 3 Infantry Boxes
  • 2 Vehicle Boxes
  • 3 clampacks

Further details on the kits:

  • Standard infantry dual build kit
  • Elite infantry dual built ki
  • Walker kit
  • Leader clampack (Canoness)
  • Standardbearer clampack

Look for all of this in January, with some minor teaser releases very late 2016.

Which seems to line up with what we’ve heard over the past weeks, and could explain why those Sisters models were missing from their cases couldn’t it?

So while we have over a half a dozen folks saying that they are coming, make sure you ad salt to taste here folks. We’ve been fooled before.

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About the Author: Rob Baer

Virginia Restless, Miniature Painter & Cat Dad. I blame LEGOs. There was something about those little-colored blocks that started it all... Twitter @catdaddymbg
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