Adepta Sororitas are getting a new Codex and a wave of new miniatures.
The incoming reinforcements will allow you to build many different army types, not just troops and tanks. The Codex will also keep the heart of the Adepta Sororitas, like the Miracle Dice mechanic.
Morvenn Vahl, Abbess Sanctorum of the Adepta Sororitas
That's a mouthful of a title, however fitting for a faction leader. Nearly elected as the Abbess Sanctorum, Morvenn Vahl is the supreme commander of the Adepta Sororitas. Morvenn Vahl leads her faction from the battlefield. She is equipped with a superior Paragon Warsuit called the Purgator Mirabilis.
In addition to being the Abbess Sanctorum, Morven Vahl is also a High Lord of Terra. She was recommended to the position by Roboute Guilliman. She is also held in high regard by the Adeptus Custodes, and they entrusted her with a fabled weapon called the Lance of Illumination.
Her power is said to be on par with other faction leaders like Szarekh, the Silent King, Abaddon the Despoiler, and Captain-General Trajann Valoris. Not only a powerful figure on her own, her leadership greatly buffs the Sisters of Battle around her. I can't wait to see this datasheet and how it fits into the new Codex.
Aestred Thurga and Agathae Dolan
Aestred Thurga was revealed recently in a Battle Sister Bulletin. Her charge is to carry the Auto-Tapestry of the Emperor's Judgement into battle. She fits in with all of the Orders Militant. The banner represents the God-Emperor's gaze and Agathae Dolan's role as a Hagiolater is to record the Sisters' deeds in battle.
If there is one thing the Adepta Sororitas like to do, that's crusade. This pair contains special rules that buff up the Crusade specific rules for the Adepta Sororitas in the new Codex.
The Dogmata is the Judge Dredd of the Orders Militant.
The Dogmata fills a similar role to the Chaplains found in Space Marine armies. They can roll for buffing abilities and present a serious close combat threat.
You've seen her in the Piety and Pain battlebox, but now she can be purchased on her own alongside the new Sisters of Battle codex launch.
We have seen a peak at these elite bodyguard units before with their halberd. Now we get to see their powerful mace loadout.
This sisterhood has halberds, maces, and large shields. In their shield hand they can carry a wide variety of pistols. Their ability to use the Heroic Intervention rule makes that great protectors for any Characters you want to keep alive.
They are tough. They are combat oriented. They offer up some great conversion opportunities. We'll have to take a look at the datasheets when they come out.
Their weaponry is on par with a Dreadnought. The left arm can be equipped with a heavy bolter, heavy flamer, or multi-melta. There is also a shoulder mounted weapon system that can either be a pair of storm bolters or a grenade launcher. In their right arm, the Paragon Warsuits present a true melee threat with either a large war blade or large mace.
The Paragon Warsuits can be taken in a unit of up to three.
Like the other tanks of the Adepta Sororitas, the new Castigator is built off the Rhino chasis. I can't wait to see what people do with this tank. I'm sure people will turn it into a true shrine and load it up with greebles.
The Castigator is a little different than the Predator in the Adeptus Astartes as it is equipped with a third, hull-mounted heavy bolter. It's turret weapon can be swapped between a battle cannon or double barreled autocannon.
Codex: Adepta Sororitas
Warhammer 40,000 Megaboss Stu Black takes us through the new Adepta Sororitas Codex, updated for 9th Edition.
Coming in at a thick 128 pages, the new codex brings the Adepta Sororitas lore up to date. Now sporting over 35 datasheets and of course a whole host of Crusade rules, the Sisters of Battle are bigger and badder than ever.
Some new additions include Hymms of Battle, the buffing mechanic for the Dogmata, and Minoris convictions that allow you to field your own custom Order Militant on the tabletop.
At the end of Act 1: The Book of Rust, Typhus and his Death Guard had invaded the Charadon system.
Book two of this campaign is The Book of Fire. Here we see new champions enter the fray. Inside you can find the Warhammer 40,000 rules for Be'lakor, including his ability to seamlessly soup together Chaos forces under his command in a single detachment.
Battle Group Tarsus from the Indomitus Crusade arrives in the system to push back against the forces of Chaos.
The Armies of Renown in this book show off the new arrivals to War Zone Charadon. First off is the Disciples of Be'lakor, which can contain Daemons and mortals.
Battlezone: Mechanicus - Charadon
Lastly is a new Battlezone box. I was a huge fan of the Vertigus box, and I love the idea of getting a table full of terrain at a decent price. Also, what better way to play your compaign on Forge World Metalica than with some Mechanicus terrain.
Check back here to the On The Tabletop Blog from Umbrella Games for tomorrows continued Warhammer Fest coverage, and release dates for these models when they are announced.