I’ve been slowly cleaning out my basement lately and I recently dug out my Sisters of Battle. I started the army in 2nd edition to be allies for my Space Wolves. They gave me some extra bolters that weren’t as tough as the marines but were cheaper and could shoot just as well. They also gave me the option to bring Inquisitors and Assassins. With their current “codex” they don’t really add much to the Space Wolves and I’ve decided that it’s probably time to sell them. Before I do I wanted to get some pictures of the few I’ve painted.I have painted these as members of the Order of the Ebon Chalice. The paint job is over 10 years old but I had never bothered to base them so I took some time to do so now. It is amazing how much better they look now than they did with plain black bases.
I still like the models and I think the paint job looks pretty good. It almost makes me want to get them on the table, but not quite. This is now less than a minimum sized squad and pretty much all I have painted. Although I have easily enough models to fill the minimum requirement for an allied attachment they don’t really add anything to any of the armies I’m currently using. This is particularly true of my collection: I have Uriah Jacobs, a Canoness, a bunch of battle sisters, a small squad of Seraphim, a Callidus assassin, and a Vindicare assassin. Put differently I have a bunch of marginally effective models, and two that I can’t legally field. Yay! To field what I have would require a lot of painting. To field an effective force would require a lot of buying and a lot of painting.
I also have one of the Seraphim painted:
If GW comes out with a decent codex and some cool plastic models, maybe I’ll give them another go some day. For now they’re dead weight in my collection. Selling them off will free up some space and funds for the other armies.
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Painted Sisters of Battle squad
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