|"No magic for you!" Sister Superior of the Silent Sisterhood, witch-hunting warriors of the 30k setting|
With that kind of power, you can see how they would be a big asset to the Censure Fleet sent to bring the Thousand Sons to heel on the world of Prospero. The warp-fueled powers of the XV Legion will falter with the Silent Sisters about on the battlefield, leaving them only conventional means to try and deal with the Space Wolves.
|Capes look dramatic, but they make painting the figure a real pain in the ass|
This is a multi-part plastic figure from GW's "Burning of Prospero" box set. While the sculpt-work is lovely, even incredible, I must say I find the models to be frustrating overall. It seems that GW likes to be increasingly bonkers with the organization of some of its plastic figure frames. Where, say, the Space Marine model frames work nicely so you can mix-and-match parts, other frames, like these, are very specific and inflexible. This is really true with the cloaks. These figures basically need to be built with their cloaks attached, making the figure much more difficult to paint than it would be otherwise.
|Scrolls and inspirational writings, anti-witch marks and other things seen on these figures hint at the overall setting changes that will be seen in the 40k setting|
|While they look a little smaller than a Space Marine, the Sisterhood figures are still too large in my opinion...scale creep...|
But, my blathering aside, you get the choice of arming the Sisters with swords, bolters or flamers. And as I said, the sculpting really is remarkable. They should be fun to use in the "Prospero" game, and also be useful for different narratives in our general 30k gaming.
I have only painted the one Sister of Silence figure so far as it is required for the first scenario of the "Burning of Prospero" box game. You get five of them all together in the box, and I will paint the balance of the squad after I finish painting all of the Thousand Sons models. Hope to have more of that later this week...