So, just to get on board this rapidly moving hype train, I went and got the Sisters of Battle Box over the weekend. Needless to say, I have been a little busy since then, assembling the minis and eagerly leafing through the shiny new Adepta Sororitas codex.
Expect a codex review soon in the future, as well as showcases of my progress, and thoughts on how I’m going to adapt my existing Sororitas army into the new book. Needless to say, though, I can’t wait to test the new book out on the tabletop.
So this is just a minor update post, but I felt I just needed to gush about a few things down the pipeline, specifically as it pertains to two upcoming GW releases, both of which will be huge for armies that I play.
c. Games Workshop
“The False Emperor spread his corruption one hundred hundred years ago, tearing down the true idols amongst the stars. We are here to undo that wrong, make right the galaxy again. We shall sanctify the soil of Vigilus with the blood of the those who champion falsehood. We shall purify it’s cities of the Corpse-God’s lies, fill the hearts of the worthy with the Primordial Truth. We shall Crown this continent with the black of the void and in doing so consecrate this world in the name of my lord, Warmaster Ezekyle Abaddon, the Great Visionary. Fear not my friends, for you too may be in black and gold reborn.” – Dark Apostle Khaunt, First Confessor of the Masked Lord, shortly before the mass sacrifice at the base of a Noctilith Crown
So recently (and by recently, because I am lazy, I mean a few days ago), GW posted that the official beta test period for Sisters of Battle has ended. Given that it’s been a few months where Sororitas players have furiously played the hell out of the beta ‘dex, given feedback, argued over what is and is not good about it, etc, I like to think that overall the beta test has been productive. GW posted a few things about the player feedback as well, and gave some ideas on what the finished product will look like.
A few weeks ago, I got another game in with my Sisters of Battle. This time, it was against the same Blood Angels player whom I had fought a year or so ago in an Apocalypse game. I am never one to turn down a rematch, and so we agreed to a 2000 point game to test out the new bolter beta rules that had been printed in White Dwarf.
The skies above Dontoria Hivesprawl had been smothered in a blanket of thick smog for as long as anyone could remember. Biochemical effluent, manufactoria burnout, industrial exhalations and the smoke of thousands of unsanctioned sump-fires had long ago created a noxious shroud of yellow-brown pollution that settled like a second skin over the centuries, staining buildings and streets alike in yellow corrosion, seeping into ground, water and people’s lungs alike, and smothering away the sky and blotted out all natural light like a damp rag guttering out a candle. Entire generations of hive-crawlers had lived and died under the this blanket of smog, and in this way, the citizens of the Big Fug were oddly blessed, for they were shielded from the madness of the Cicatrix Maledictum in a way that the other hive-continents of Vigilus weren’t.
On this day, though, the drab brown sky was punctuated by fierce streaks of yellow as Ork warplanes and missiles streaked overhead.
So, lately I’ve been taking more and more time to get some games in with the new Sisters of Battle beta codex. Before I get any actual games in, though, here on some thoughts as to how I want to go about testing the new rules.