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Some info posted on the Warhammer Community page regarding this. It's also interesting to note that in today's post they say there will be no minis to go with the codex, except for one, a John Blanche inspired Sororitas Canoness.

This is a book that compiles together loads of specialist forces that commonly operate alongside other armies within the Imperium – including agents from the Inquisition, Officio Assassinorum, Deathwatch, Grey Knights, Adepta Sororitas, Cult Mechanicus, Adeptus Astra Telepathica, Aeronautica Imperialis, and even the Legion of the Damned.

Much of this content is only available digitally at the moment, some of it is new, and much of it is updated.

It’s worth saying that this will not replace existing printed codexes for the Deathwatch or Grey Knights – this just means that, if you want to add a small strike force of Elite Space Marines to your Imperial army (perhaps requisitioned by an Inquisitor, or high ranking officer), this book makes it easy for you to do so.

Speaking of which, one of the coolest things in the codex is a change to the way that the Inquisitorial Henchman Warband works. To further represent the unique nature of the Ordos (and a lot of the fiction featuring these mysterious individuals) Inquisitors can now go to battle with a squad of elite power-armoured warriors appropriate to their specialisation: Grey Knights for the Ordo Malleus, Deathwatch for the Ordo Xenos or Battle Sisters for the Ordo Hereticus, they still keep their acolytes, general hangers-on and space-oranguatan-mechanics.
The Sister is stunning, especially in how close it is to the original art worl.

 

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My lovely partner took one look at the model compared to the artwork and said "what the fuck is that dwarf thing they made?" :laugh:

I do agree that they botched the proportions on that model though. It's a pretty good replica of the artwork to be sure but she needs to be a lot more slender to really nail it, like Eldar or Callidus slender. Everything looks a lot shorter and rounder than the picture to me.

Regardless of any of that pedantic crap it's fucking awesome to see GW at least shining a light on the Sisters of Battle. They've been in the fluff and even recent campaign books, it's high time they got brought back properly and hopefully this heralds more on the way (said the internet, always).
 

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Looks like a dude. :laugh:
 

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Saw this on the internets:



EDIT: seriously considering picking this book up, I've got a GK terminator squad whose Libby could easily be twisted to a Malleus Inquisitor, another Inquisitor (though it sounds like they've lost access to servo-skulls), some Assassins...could be a nice one-stop-shop for someone like me that likes a couple units outside their main Imperial army.

Not sure whether to rejoice or not for Sisters players out there, but yeah. Nothing new on that front: 'Does GW care??"

Fuck, actually I've been toying with the idea of building up a "Blood Angel Sternguard squad" of Deathwatch marines all armed with frag cannons. This release is kinda mint for me actually having rules on hand for all the gribbles I have/want added to my collection.
 

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My lovely partner took one look at the model compared to the artwork and said "what the fuck is that dwarf thing they made?" :laugh:

I do agree that they botched the proportions on that model though. It's a pretty good replica of the artwork to be sure but she needs to be a lot more slender to really nail it, like Eldar or Callidus slender. Everything looks a lot shorter and rounder than the picture to me.
TBH, they DID nail it. The camera adds a few pounds... She's about Repentia slender with some obvious (power) armor added (which admittedly isn't on the original picture. You can see the very obvious plating around the upper legs on the 360 view on the GW site). I've added a shot where her waist is more obvious than most of her pictures. I don't think they could've shaved much material off without her looking like she's in spandex. Take off that armor and she's beach body ready :grin2:

Also added a comparison shot of my (nowhere near painted) model with a few others. She's a TALL bitch. She's in a very straight pose and cheating a bit with the heels, but she towers a head over the Commissar and Guardsman and can pretty much stare that Watch Master straight in the eyes.
 

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I'm not invested in her being slim or thick just looking at a picture and comparing it to the model. Your pictures do her better justice but my opinion is unchanged, and I'll add that the pistol and shoulder pads add to the 'off'-ness of the model to me looking at the picture again.

Ultimately so long as I don't look at the artwork first the model looks perfectly fine, and I did say that my comments on the matter were 'pedantic crap' so keep that in mind too :laugh:

In keeping with pedantic comments, 32mm bases add a bit of height compared to 25mm ones. While she is plenty taller than most models (taller than I thought, to be sure) you might see that they're closer in proportion than it seems from your pictures when they're all on the same base. When I look at my Marine and Necron units that are mixed because of the span of time my collections cover it's brutal to my eyes.


EDIT: OH WAIT this thread is about the C:IA book. I'm no longer sure if I'm going to buy the book, mostly because I have a very limited hobby budget right now and if any money goes out it will be for my BA or Crons. If I can find one for super cheap from someone rage purging things I might nab it still. The only thing that looks mostly useless is the Aeronautica Imperialis, where you can take a ton of Valkyries to transport...er...the Master of the Fleet unless GW overturns its core rulebook FAQ regarding Battle Brothers and beginning the game embarked on allied transports. The GK one seems a little odd too, you swap a tax HQ for a tax FA slot with the C:IA detachment but get the same rules as the C:GK detachment. I'd rather a Librarian to lead my Terminators than have Interceptors accompany them, and if I'm doing it for the Dreadknights it's still worth taking the C:GK detachment because HQs can be much less expensive than full units.

Well at this point I think I've just talked myself out of buying this since it doesn't replace the still-being-sold digital Codices. Ah well! Moar plastic.
 
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