The absence of faith is the mark of the weak.
The absence of faith is the mark of the heretic.
The absence of faith is the mark of damnation.
- extract from "The Stern Codex"
I have been very fortunate to come across more Sisters of Battle at reasonable prices. I found six blisters of Battle Sisters at the Chaos Orc's Superstore. I have no idea how often they restock. But I will certainly be watching for more deals. My only complaint is that all six blisters had the same three poses.
I added a few more models to round out the force. This adds twenty more Sisters, bringing my grand total to a whopping thirty one models. That's one full squad plus a minimum sized squad. Fortunately I'm not planning to bring this up to a 1500 pt army, at least not initially. I just love these models and have enjoyed painting them. Here they are all together. I threw in some background stuff just to break up my desk top.
Here is a close-up shot of the Veteran Superior and a few Battle Sisters.
I picked up a Canoness and an Inquisitor model to round out the leadership needs. I know Inquisitors are now under the Grey Knights and no longer with the Sisters of Battle. But I don't care about what the books say anymore. I just need stat lines.
So that does it for this update. I've been on a roll with the Sisters of Battle between painting the models and reading the book. I was ready to put them aside for a bit. But last week I found an excellent deal on Seraphim models on eBay. Unbelievably, there was a "buy it now" price which was great. So I picked them up. Chaos Orc had three more for a great deal, but they lacked jump packs. I was able to find those on eBay as well. So now I have ten Seraphim that I can split into two 5 Sister teams (I have two leader models in the mix). It was still a pricey deal at about $70, but that's half price!
One of the Sisters even came pre-painted. Just check out this pro job:
|Really? I'm afraid so.|
The former owner even puttied over the armor lines on the legs. Oh baby. Sexy. I got a good laugh out of this. But she's going to take a bath in Simple Green today.