Warhammer 40K: Sisters of Battle Are Not Forgotten!

Warhammer 40K Sisters of Battle

A lot of people these days seem to take it as a bad sign that the Sisters of Battle are currently relegated to an army list published only in an out-of-print White Dwarf, with little to no up-to-date (read: plastic) miniatures to make the army reasonably collectible.

True, Blood Angels once suffered the same fate for a few years, but still, rumours persist that Games Workshop might be sending the Adepta Sororitas the way of their Specialist Games.

Just Ask Games Workshop?

Pressed for an answer, Games Workshop (or at least the guys at Games Workshop answering emails) apparently disagree. Damius of Dakkadakka send Nottingham a polite little email on the future plans of the Sisters…. and received an answer.

Here’s Damian’s Email:

“Hi there,

I’ve been out of the 40k loop since 3rd edition, but playing the Deathwatch RPG has rekindled an old flame once thought lost; a righteous fire that demands those unworthy of the God-Emperor’s divine blessings.

After scouring the web, I discovered the current codex exists within the confines of a couple White Dwarf issues, and was wondering if you have any plans to release it as a downloadable PDF. Also — and I don’t expect a straight answer here :s — will I be able to pick up a physical copy of a proper codex in the near future, or should I resign myself to prayer and self-flagellation in order to better understand His will?

Thanks for your time,”

And here is the response from Nottingham!

“Thank you for writing into us. We have asked that the rules for the Sisters of Battle be put on the Games Workshop website but I don’t know when or if they will be put on the website and for that I apologize. While the Sisters of Battle will no doubt get an update of their codex and miniatures at some point in the future, at this time we don’t know when this will be. However, please keep the faith that they haven’t been forgotten about and their time will come one day! Should you have any other questions please give us a call and we will work to get you helped out.

Sorry we couldn’t be any more help than this.”

What Do You Think?

Of course, it could all just be customer-service appeasement to clear their inbox. But the phrasing of “we have asked” gives me hope. It doesn’t really sound like a pre-formulated stock-response.

And, of course, even if the plans to release a new, full-fledged Sisters of Battle codex are genuine, it could still be years until Games Workshop will actually get around to doing it.

Still, I am optimistic. I’d love to go through a Sisters Codex. Given how long they’ve been “absent” (except among the most ardent of collectors), it would be a great addition to Warhammer 40K!

Let me know what you think! Leave a comment!




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  • ClockworkZion

    Sadly they’ve been saying that they’ve been asking for the PDF to be released since 2012. I don’t expect much in that regards.

  • belverker

    man on that day i will be a poor gamer, they are my favourite 40k army…and my metals need shiny new plastics to go with them

  • BroodKing

    a sister of battle codex for 6th? Battling them now is nigh impossible due to lack of sister players. I would be thrilled to see the sisters return.

  • MinimumWageHistorian

    I believe they’re blowing smoke. They’ve been saying that for years, “they haven’t been forgotten!” But it’s all a lie. Look at the latest Apocalypse game. Nothing for the Sisters. Is it that hard to turn the tiny WD “codex” into a downloadable PDF file? I got photo shop. It aint that hard. GW just doesn’t care. I wish I could say otherwise as I still play sisters and always get a very positive reaction from other players.