Let the bodies hit the floor, Let the bodies hit the floor, Let the bodies hit the floor, Let the bodies hit the floor! Please as I need some players…
Welcome to the Kansas City Cadavers my first ever BB team as we run a league down at Leodis Games for all the fun times.
Now some of you may know is I like to convert things to make them more my own, I cant help myself. So when the chance to give BB a go and after deciding on Undead as a team I had to go all in.
So Elves and Orcs may I present to you the Kansas City Cadavers.
First up the Ghoultastic running corps, they will glide through team like they werent there.Crinkleberry, W.W.Winkle, L. Durrix
Next we have the Bashiest of Bash Brothers, the Brothers B’Ash (points if you know what model they are based from)J.
Next the backbone of the team the linemen, they can shackle any opposing player with their bone-jangling blocks..
Here be zombies, we dont get attached to them
Finally we have the players with the Wight stuff and always deliver when its needed.
So there is the starting 11 plus some zombies (and extra Ghoul) ready for the Leodis league, in which the undead hope to find some new team members ready to make an assault on the bottom of the table..
Welcome to the last of out looks at the Sisters Battle Box, we get to cover the Sisters unit themselves as well as the Repentia unit.
First up the sisters, they are glorious! GW continue to make these easy build models just more and more amazing.
On the whole the models come together really easily. Obviously with a standard sister only having a bolter the need to do weird and wonderful things to the model is some what reduced. But with plenty of head options you can get some nice variation and snipping off the peg means a head twist gives you more scope to give the very dynamic models a slightly different look!
One let down of these sort of kits does mean that changing the special weapons for instance is almost impossible. The example here being the stormbolter, half of it actually part of the leg!! You are going to need some serious plastic surgery to change that about..
Although the Sister Superior will be easy enough to do some weapons swaps. On the whole people are going to be very happy with these models even though they have a set build.
Ignore the sister hiding at the back, she was a test model 🙂
Look at the angry Superior bellowing a curse at someone, or at least a praying to her chainsword…. The detailing is just well bleurghhhhhh, words escape me, from the rosary beads to the armour detailing on the thighs.
The tiny details on the doors and even the insciption on the skulls, people are going to have fun painting this bad boy(girl) up. The sisters are going to be a an army that provides so much scope for a good painter, while also having enough raised areas that it is going to be OK for those of us that arent as good.
Now we go on to the sisters needing some penance for their crimes…
Something that I like in a really weird way is that they are on smaller bases than their sisters as they are walking around in armour. Helps make them feel smaller, although the flip side is they are so dynamic balance may be a problem on the battlefield.
If you had thought the other models in the box had so much detailing going on. The Repentia ironically are the most detailed, from padlocks to iron girdles. Of all the models in the box these would scare me the most to paint OK, the details are just so intricate .
Handily though not much converting is needed 🙂
The Superior for the Repentia is also again a lovely model and if I am honest a nicer model than the Canoness. She certainly will be noticed on the battlefield..
Although we do need to pause for a moment for that whip, its so long and breakable and WHAT WERE THEY THINKING!!!!
The grounded sisters of the box are probably my favourite sculpts at the moment. If it wasn’t for the nostalgia of the arco-flagellants. On the whole the new Sisters I think have to be some of the nicest things GW have done since last weeks releases 😉
Honestly though I think from what I have seen, the Sisters are the best range of models for 40K we have seen to date. With only the uniqueness of the AdMech coming close (Orks are also close but that is because every Ork player makes them their own).
Hopefully you have enjoyed the dig through the box I know I have 😀
Our continued look at the Sisters Battle Box, brings us to a set of models I have a real soft spot for. The arco-flagellants, they take me back to a simpler time when I was knee high to grot and enjoying the amazing 54mm models for the Inquisitor game. Damien 1427 was his name and he was very misunderstood.
So having these guys in 28mm (or whatever scale we are now) and in plastic is a very big, YES.
The models are easy enough to put together on the whole around 4 pieces and like alot of the models in the box also gives you head options for the duplicate spure body. With the leader model being different.
They are going to be difficult to convert over some of the other models as the options are a bit more limiting unless you do specific cutting to change the flails.
The detail is really lovely and very dynamic. They deliver everything they should be, chemical madmen with electro-shock arms..
I do have concerns about how well the cat’o’nine tails will last in the long run as the plastic is pretty thin and long…never a good mix with clumsy gamers. But apparent from that they are pretty robust for naked people with a lot of other details a bit more protected. For instance I have no concerns about the injection systems on the back.
For those interested the Blackstone Negavolt Cultists make pretty good leader models for the unit but from a scale point and also they look just as mad and having just two of them gives me a nice little currently gives me a unit of 5 for the time being.
I am really pleased to see these guys in plastic for the nostalgia, although I really wish he had a larger unit of them in the box, I appreciate it is a min unit but these guys are not surviving much with 3 bodies (we want more madmen!!)
As sort of promised in my first look at the Sisters Battle Box, I am going to have a look at the components we get 🙂
The build was pretty quick and pain-free, the only tricky part was getting the body/injection system fitted into the main body. The instructions are clear but it does involve a twist to get things into place.
The legs and arms although fit into specific areas to give the pose you see. But it would be easy enough to tweak to get different look to the model.
The arms although in 1 piece and the flamers also in 1 piece, I think will be easily tweaked into the other options with some ease if you have something for the fails or the heavy bolters.
Overall it’s a great model which is going to be a challenge to paint, so many little details you could really go to town on.
Well it has finally arrived, I am good boy and told the emperor I was……and he believed me
The sisters are back and back with a bang. It’s been a long time coming but we have new shiny, I am wanting to look at the models individual basis so for this post I am just going to be looking at the value of it.
The box is very pretty, the artwork that runs through the new range is epic. There is a real baroque feel which suits the theme of the army really.
We dont see the new artwork type/technique that has started to run through AoS, this is firmly set in the old school.
The unique codex is very nice, I am not going to call it limited edition as it isn’t at the same level as the normal ones. It is a normal codex with a cool cover, interesting it has no blurb on the back so we will never see this again unless they drop the box again.
The codex doesnt spring to many surpruises other than again some really cool artwork as well as much more fluff about the sisters and also some of the smaller orders as well
I will say we dont get to see some of the newer models in the codex, clearly not everything was ready when this was put together. Which means when the army drops for real in 2020 we will perhaps the ‘normal’ codex will be a little chunkier as far as pictures go.
Besides the tanks and some of the characters I believe the majority of the models are created from the this box. Speaking of which;
Look at the shiny mmmmmmmmmmmmmh.
The instruction manual is up to GWs usual standard, clean crisp and easy to follow. The main challenge is finding the piece on the spure.
Something I have noticed with this kit, which I probably failed to notice before is that the painting guides are that little bit more in-depth and really take you through the process of painting the models. Yes you need to put some work in still but its nice to know you could at least do some colour matching when painting them yourself. Much better than the old days when your were told about the zombie dragon being scorpion green when clearly it had more layers than that
The rules booklet/pamphlet which is always handy as it’s not the book of doom…
They are dice, just dice nothing special which I will be honest with I am slightly disappointed but with everything else going in this box. I can give GW a free pass on this one..
These two boxes come with all the cards you will need to play Sisters, the Tact objective cards and the like. Really nice little boxes in the same design as the other card holders for 40k .
Time for a glance over the spures, as we already know these are the ‘easy build’ type of models so everything is mono-pose which is a shame but we do get some choices but mainly in the head selection of models.
Then it is simply a treasure hunt to locate the bits you need, its a minor gripe considering how backed the spures are. But I spend more time looking for piece than building these days..
The detailing is amazing and will be a joy or a pain to paint depending how hamfisted you are.
I havent built the engine yet but that is a lot of detail to be behind the ‘pilot’ sometimes I do wonder if GW do because they can and that is the only reason.
The Cannoness is the only model that is on a separate spure (expect her to be released solo soon I assume).
A lovely model and the detailing on the rod is amazing, thank you Nuln Oil.
A final note one the Seraphim with the new flying stands/storks. I am not sure about them, yes the older ball jointed ones meant you had a gap in the model but the connection point for these have me worried. I wont pass judgement till I get to the Flying Nuns themselves.
The elephant in the room, very limited quantity of these at launch and the disappearing of them, when we wont see the whole range till the new year. Is a disappoint and I had hoped GW would have had enough to cope, but such is life of a gamer I wouldnt be surprised if its relaunched when the rest of the sisters arrive.
With that out of the way, the box is amazing and the value was pretty reasonable
If we consider the price of start collecting boxes and the Christmas army boxes which are around £65-110.
I think we have got a really good deal with the box, admittedly there is only around the 400-500 points in the box and unfortunately only really one troops choice. But with the addition of the codex (lets say £25) and the card sets (£10), we shall ignore the dice 😉 it does enter the same cost as those army boxes.
Admittedly they are slightly more points and have a vehicle of some description at least for brand new models rather than a repackaging I have to say it is a great way to start an army and I sort of hope that GW do more of these boxes which include the codex etc going forward.