GW: Psionisches Erwachen, Sororitas und Ossiarch Bonereapers
Am Samstag geht der erste Band des Psionisches Erwachens mit Aufstieg des Phoenix in die Vorbestellung, begleitet von weiteren Neuheiten, der Inhalt des Adepta Sororitas: Sisters of Battle Armee Sets und für die Ossiarch Bonereapers wurden zwei neue Charaktermodelle von Games Workshop enthüllt.
Coming Next Week – Aeldari, Psychic Awakening and More!
We’ve recently been teasing you with Psychic Awakening… well, teasers, but as of Saturday, you’ll finally be able to pre-order your shiny new Aeldari miniatures – and the first book in the Psychic Awakening series! Let’s take a look at the details…
Blood of the Phoenix
We may have shown you some new models, but we haven’t shown you the amazing boxed set they come in! Blood of the Phoenix is the biggest battlebox that we’ve ever released. Not only does it feature 12 new plastic miniatures, including the stunning Incubi and Howling Banshee kits – not to mention two unique Characters, Jain Zar and Drazhar – but some Scourges, Hellions and no less than three vehicles too!
In addition to the miniatures, Blood of the Phoenix includes a 40-page campaign book telling the tale of the ancient grudge between those who fled the Fall aboard the space-faring Craftworlds and those who arrogantly continued the dark practices that first damned their race.
The action then follows Drazhar’s quest to cement his place in legend by slaying a Phoenix Lord in combat, and you can refight each stage of his bloodthirsty journey with three Echoes of War missions that are inspired by the narrative. Finally, the book features all of the datasheets for the models in the battlebox – including the awesome new rules for Jain Zar and Drazhar, both of whom are now utterly terrifying!
Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising
The first in an upcoming series of Psychic Awakening books, Phoenix Rising recounts the seismic events that may well change the future of the Aeldari race forever. Desperate alliances will be forged against ancient enemies. Hope and despair will become entwined. The mightiest champions of the Asuryani, Drukhari and Ynnari will fight as one to prevent their ultimate doom. Of course, this is just the first part of a galaxy-spanning series of events that is set to change the fate of Warhammer 40,000 forever, so even if you’re not an Aeldari fan, chances are you’ll want to get your hands on this book anyway!
You can read all about it and get all of the info you need to refight the key battles in an 80-page hardback book, deluxe Collector’s Edition, or in Enhanced and ePub digital formats. If you’re looking to treat yourself, the Collector’s Edition includes an additional 16 pages of background material, featuring Psychic Awakening fiction in the form of four short stories that won’t be available in print anywhere else!
In addition to a trio of exciting Echoes of War missions, Phoenix Rising includes rules for two Theatres of War – High Altitude and Maiden World – that you can apply to any of your battles. There are also the updated datasheets for all of the new miniatures from Blood of the Phoenix, as well as a number of other key Characters and units from the narrative.
And that’s just the start! There are loads of new rules and abilities for the Asuryani and Drukhari – an entire codex expansion’s worth of content! These include Exarch Power options for each Aspect temple, a third psychic discipline in the Runes of Fortune and new customisable Craftworld Attributes that work like the Successor Tactics in Codex: Space Marines! You’ll also find rules for Drukhari Obsessions (specifically for the Kabals, Wych Cults and Haemonculus Covens), and the full set of Ynnari rules first featured in May’s issue of White Dwarf.
White Dwarf – October 2019
On the topic of White Dwarf, you’ll also be able to pre-order your copy of October’s issue next weekend. While you’re at it, why not subscribe to receive your future copies through the post (usually a few days early, and always with exclusive, full-cover art), as your subscription will conveniently start from next month!
Keep an eye out for these fantastic releases, all of which will be available to pre-order next weekend. We’ll have more Phoenix Rising and Blood of the Phoenix previews for you to look forward to over the coming week, so be sure to check back every day for more awesome previews. Remember to sign up to our newsletter for all the latest information too!
Battle Sister Bulletin – Part 18: Arco-flagellants
Today, we bring glorious news as we can, at last, reveal the entire box contents of the upcoming Adepta Sororitas: Sisters of Battle Army Set! While we’ve shown you most of the miniatures in the set so far – and have even given away the amazing new Canoness to a number of lucky individuals* – we’ve kept our powder dry on a couple of the units… but no more! Before we take a closer look at the shiny new Arco-flagellants and Repentia Superior in the box, let’s show the army set off in full…
Amazing, huh? Just to recap, here’s a full list of what you’ll get in the box.
- 1x Canoness
- 10x Battle Sisters
- 5x Seraphim
- 1x Repentia Superior
- 4x Repentia
- 3x Arco-flagellants
- 1x Penitent Engine
- Exclusive Edition of Codex: Adepta Sororitas
- Adepta Sororitas Datacards
- 12x Dice
- 1x Adepta Sororitas Transfer Sheet
- 1x Warhammer 40,000 Core Rules booklet
Whether you want to start a new Sisters of Battle collection, expand an existing force with the new range of plastic miniatures, or even dip your toes into the (grim, dark and futuristic) waters of Warhammer 40,000 for the first time, the Sisters of Battle Army Set has you totally covered. And no, it’s not an abridged codex – it’s the fully updated new edition of Codex: Adepta Sororitas, with special cover art exclusive to this set!
Now that you know what you can look forward to, let’s take a look at the rest of the new miniatures in the set…
What Are They?
In the grim darkness of the far future, it’s really not a good idea to upset the Ecclessiarchy.** To be sentenced to arco-flagellation is to become little more than a weaponised, utterly berserk killer. Over the course of a long, painful process, the convict’s mind is wiped, replaced only with an uncontrollable urge to mete out violent destruction upon their prey. In fact, this process is so effective that Arco-flagellants must be subdued by the pacifier helm rooted deep in their nervous system and cerebellum to render them docile.***
When unleashed in battle, a trigger word is uttered, which not only deactivates the pacifier helms of the Arco-flagellants but floods their bodies with a murderous cocktail of stimms and combat drugs. No sooner has the kill order been given than the pack of Arco-flagellants roars off towards the enemy lines with inhuman speed, tearing through their hapless victims in a destructive whirlwind of cybernetically implanted flails.
The design of the Arco-flagellants was heavily inspired by the first example of their kind, the infamous Damien 1427 (seen below) from the classic Inquisitor game.**** Their physiques have been unnaturally distorted by all the cybernetic enhancements, and cables sprout crudely from their skin in multiple places. Some wear ragged clothing or hoods of penance, but they all feature the distinctive pacifier helms, cranial conduits, and the arco-flails that have been surgically grafted in place of their arms.
As one would expect from psychotic living engines of destruction, the Arco-flagellants are posed to be sprinting at full speed, wildly flailing their weapon limbs in anticipation of the kill. They certainly look suitably intimidating on the battlefield, and you can trust us when we tell you that you won’t want to be on the receiving end of a charge from a unit of them!
We couldn’t let you go without quickly talking about the awesome Repentia Superior miniature featured in the army set as well. These fearsome matriarchs are tasked with overseeing the Sisters Repentia in battle, ensuring they stay true to their vows by taking the fight to heretics without fear and with the Emperor’s name on their lips.
To that end, they wield neural whips with which they can ‘remind’ the Repentia of their duty and deliver a sound thrashing to their enemies. This miniature looks every bit the imperious matron, the snarl on her face showing the grim determination she has to see her charges redeemed in battle.
So there you go – a seriously impressive box chock full of brand-new miniatures and more besides! You may have noticed that the models are all single-pose. The good news is this means you’ll be able to get them assembled and on the battlefield in short order.
You may also have noticed that over the course of the series, we’ve hinted at loads of other models that aren’t in this set. That’s because this is actually only the (mind-blowingly awesome) vanguard of an expanded Adepta Sororitas range yet to come. How cool is that?
What’s more, you won’t even have long to wait before you can pre-order this amazing boxed set – it’s out next month!
In the meantime, remember that the long-serving metal range of Adepta Sororitas miniatures is only available for a few more days, so be sure to pick them up now so you’ve got everything you want before they disappear!
* Those who attended the Warhammer Preview at NOVA earlier this year.
** Unless, of course, you have ambitions of living out the rest of your days as a lobotomised, cybernetically enhanced, drug-fuelled killing machine, that is…
*** There’s no happy place quite like the one that’s mentally imposed upon you!
**** Inquisitor was a role-playing combat game with 54mm-scale miniatures that really delved into the nitty-gritty of the Imperial underworld. Watch Captain Artemis of the Deathwatch and Inquisitor Eisenhorn actually made their debuts in this game as well.
Lords of the Ossiarch Bonereapers Revealed
Orpheon Katakros is an incomparable strategic genius, capable of conducting warfare across battlelines that stretch across nations and even the Mortal Realms themselves. He is, however, but one man.* His will on the ground is enforced by the brutal Liege-Kavaloi, warrior monarchs charged with slaying those who dare not pay the tithe. Some of you may have spotted one such deadly warrior already – but the time has come for us to have a look at this glorious model in all its baroque splendour.
A dark mirror of the Lord-Celestant on Dracoth, a Liege-Kavalos is the perfect field general for your Ossiarch Bonereapers army, riding up and down the line and making your units even deadlier in close combat.
Even among the ranks of these lethal champions, however, one stands out above the rest. Meet Arch-Kavalos Zandtos.
Patru Zandtos was Katakros’ most trusted general in life. Once a professional assassin, now he is a relentless and savage killer focused on the “purification” of Shyish. Built from the same kit as the Liege-Kavalos, he’s the ideal choice if you’re looking for a fast and brutal Ossiarch Bonereapers force!
We’ll have more Ossiarch Bonereapers previews for you soon, so watch this space. In the meantime, if you really can’t wait to start your army, Nagash, Arkhan the Black and Morghasts can all be included in an Ossirarch Bonereapers force – so get yours today!
* Well, in a manner of speaking… “technically” he’s made up of parts from loads of different people, so some might argue that he counts as more than one man.
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