Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sisters of Battle

Sisters of Battle is one of those armies that I always said I'd get around to doing.  I love the sculpts and love the fluff.  I just always had something else that took priority over starting on Sisters.

That was back in the day before Sisters were cast in pure gold.  These days I cannot afford to play in that rarefied strata of society, and plans of a Sisters of Battle army are long gone.  Even eBay sellers have gone mad with SoB greed.  Slop some paint on a single Sisters model, call it "pro painted", and then ask $20 for it; that seems to be the operating wisdom these days.

Were it not for the generosity of a friend, I would not be able to show you my new and tiny collection of Sisters.

These models were as fun to paint as I had expected them to be.  I went with the Order of the Ebon Chalice paint scheme, as given in the old Witch Hunter's codex.  (The codex was sadly my only step taken in building this army.  I think it's one of the best GW codices that I ever saw.)   There are 11 models total, not likely to grow much beyond that count.

I will use SoB in skirmish or scenario play 40K games.  I can add in an Inquisitor and some Imperial Guard to round out things.  Honestly, I'll probably draft them into service for other non-GW games.  I'm already thinking of other meanings for their iconography and gender bias.  I can shove them into some 5150:SA games.  I'll find a way to make use of them and have an excuse to get more of them.

However, I won't be buying Seraphim models.  At $14 per model, a "codex legal" squad costs $70.  That makes Seraphim the one of most expensive squad in 40K.  I really have better things to buy for that price than five models.


Tim Kulinski said...

Those sisters look good man, I wonder who the friend was ;-)

Now what you need to do is buy a Rhino/Imolater to give the girls something to ride in.

Perhaps I need to look for a few other extras.

Jerry said...

Thanks Tim! Yeah, I wasn't going to volunteer my secret source! Any extras hanging around looking for a paint job, well, they have a home wit me.

Da Green Skins said...

Hey Jerry, they look very nice. I am going to plug away for my favorite web site, chaosorc.com. I looked on their site before writing this and under the Witch Hunters they had blisters of SOB. They are priced very low for blisters. You might want to take a look.

Jerry said...

I have now decided I love chaosorc.com! Those were blisters were dirt cheap! Nineteen more Sisters are on their way to my house!

They actually had Seraphim there, but they had not jump packs. Too bad about that. I cleaned out the rest of their stock of Sisters, though. Thanks Mike!