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March 4th, Community Sisters of Battle Event


Sisters of Battle has long been the army that seems left out in the cold, with most of its model range dating way back to 1997. Of course the White Dwarf codex approach has also given collectors and players a sense of being forgotten for all these years.

The Adepta Sororitas, or Sisters of Battle as I still refer to them, have a strong community of supporters and collectors. They have put together a small campaign to say to GW, that we are still here, and a release has a lot of customers that are just sitting and waiting.

So whether or not you collect Sisters of Battle, or think that this kind of campaign gets noticed or not, any push for them to get a future release is a positive one in my book.

Here are some of the details from Antony on the campaign.

via BlackTalos (Antony)
The idea here is to get most players who collect Adepta Sororitas armies to purchase a single model in order to show our support for GW, and entice them to update their Battle Sisters range. 
The plan is very simple, and will simply work on the spread in Social media and gaming groups. 

It might have no effect, or it might force GW's hand in SoB releases, we don't know... But it's pocket change for many of us and a model with a lot of use for players of this faction.

Some more links to the event:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2206945593/permalink/10155268952920594/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2375487814/permalink/10152824836867815/
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/632419.page
On the 4th of March 2015, i would kindly ask that you purchase THIS MODELYou may select an alternative, such as THIS or THISThe most important thing is to try and do this as close as you can to a selected time: 8am PST 10am CST 11am EST for the US 4pm GMT in the UK 5pm CET for most of Europe Or the equivalent time in your time zone.
Kind Regards,
Antony



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  1. I'll be picking one up to show support.

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  2. Show your support to Adepta Sororitas!
    Buy the models from GW so they can empty their warehouse of that old metal models and they can finally destroy the army from 40k!
    How genius is the community sometimes!

    P.S.: according to the reliable rumors of hastings from warseer the plastic sisters are coming 2016

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    1. those same rumour mongers suggested 2014 and 2015.

      The only really reliable ones (Harry and Hastings) Have simply said, No sisters for 2015 or the foreseeable future

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    2. I remenber rumors of sisters being redone in plastic with the finecast switch... 4 years later still nothing

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    3. Night fury has been pretty reliable recently and he has been hinting at SOB within the next 15 months or so.

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  3. I won't be, I want to get some sisters but won't buy metal minis.

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    1. +1. i totally agree. also if i "upload" pictures will be those 3 models but i'll cheat. as i don't need to "buy them" as my brother owns them. buying models that are more then likely no longer avail means it's the only way i could support this "cause"

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  4. GW site is currently down for maintenance....for whatever that is worth

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  5. Yeah...that'll show 'em. Purchase an old model to "stick it to" GW, even though the plastics are already in the works.

    lol Oh the interwebs.

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    1. Funniest part? There aren't enough Adeptus Sororitas supporters to make this matter, and there are even less who will actually participate in this ridiculous stunt.

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    2. You know what though, McDoogle is right. If GW is redoing sisters it Will already be in the works and they won't just deviate and fast forward just because a FEW people bought one model.

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    3. I remember when natfka would delete spam....

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    4. yeah he's right. fact is that I'd buy sisters if they arrived in plastic, but I've already said I have no intreast in buying a metal mini just to make some sort of statement. particularly because it could make the WRONG statement. whats stopping GW from seeing "ohh look metal siser figure sales are pretty good, guess we should leave well eneugh alone"

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    5. actually such "support" schemes are a reasonably effective way to show a company that the numbers willing to support a product they produce, not just the numbers that are "currently" supporting the product, its an effective strategy that has worked with other companies in the past, but I dont really expect Mcdoogle to actually ever be anything but utterly dismissive and condescending of the community (dudes a running joke on tyranid hive(

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    6. I like that 487 people have viewed his profile to find out more about mcdoogle. Soon hell have his own hate cult with no friends n lots of speeece mariiines to play with

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    7. yo dawg i heard you liked hating while using hate to hate, so i got some hate for your hate, then i got a space marine and stuck inside a space marine within that space marine, then i chucked some hate on it.

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    8. sigh, my post calling out the scrooge gets removed, but not the scrooge himself? typical, this is where mcdoogle thinks he gets encouragement for his behaviour

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    9. "Behaviour"? Eh, what exactly does he do wrong? I don't see him swearing, bullying, spamming - in other words, he only does what he's allowed to, which is to say his opinion.

      If that's not right, I think we all might have a problem.

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    10. He can be more than a little bit rude at times. But then again can't say that I have never been either. Glass houses and all.

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    11. McDoogle I think you missed the point. The point isn't to "stick it" to GW. The point is that if we organize even a silly little internet gathering to buy a bunch of old minis they might look at it and go "holy crap, people really want to buy this stuff" and fast track its development.

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  6. FFS: SISTERS of Battle. No apostrophe. How many times....

    You can write supporters, collectors, and a number of other plural words properly.

    WHY?! *aneurism*

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    1. Yeah and it's "AdeptA Sororitas" not "The Adeptus Sororitas"

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    2. I'm right with you on the apostrophe though! Damn grocers.

      [For our non-native english speaking readers a misused apostrophe is often referred to as a grocer's apostrophe because of the habit of poorly literate shopkeepers wrongly using it for things like "Apple's £1 per dozen". It is a sign of being a grammatical neanderthal. Or possibly eating too much fruit]

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  7. Just a small quibble: "Sisters of Battle" should never have an apostrophe before the "s". Purely in the interest of improving the readability of your articles, Natfka!

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    1. sorry about that, fixed. Bad habits are hard to break.

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  8. I'll be grabbing a celestine, have been meaning to for a while and I have a little bit of disposable income for it.

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    1. i sawed my celestine to make a daemon prince. =) (it was a hefty trade with my brother but i managed to butcher her for a simple conversion) i'm telling you this because....reasons.... ;) *also i rather dislike facing them so it makes sense for my chaos to have a tainted saint with my word bearers*

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  9. Well, the GW has adamant plans for at least one year ahead, and with the rumours that plastic Sisters are already in the works, I highly doubt that this will have any effect at all

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  10. GW: People are actually buying these hunks of metal? CHA-CHING. Now we have room for more Space Marines!

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    1. or maybe some eldar terminators. some wraithguard with guardians inside them with a path finder inside the guardian.

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    2. Dude. I love ya, man, but you just made that same joke like seven minutes earlier in a post up there. Xzibit jokes about Space Marines are so two years ago, let alone two within a ten minute window. ;) *winky face to soften the ablow*

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    3. ...why do people think I'm McDoogle?

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    4. Ha sorry that was meant for Renegade Scum.

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    5. sorry couldn't help self. read too many variations on forums and was much the same as you J so i thought i'd offer up some as well.

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  11. I'm willing to, but GW's website has been down for maintenance for a few hours now. What were the minis they're suggesting be purchased?

    Also, pipe-dream, but this web maintenance couldn't have something to do with the mysterious floating Warhammer 30k tab could it?

    ~Muninn

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    1. any sisters miniature your would, doesn't even matter if you collect sisters, if you can afford 10 to show that you think they deserve to be in the game then by a sister superior or flame trooper, you could always Ebay it later if you wanted

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    2. GW Spai: see's above reports back with it's evil monkey bat wings to evil GW base.

      GW official response: we have noticed a short trending spike in sales figures of SOB's *gets cut off by upper management* .... continues with: "it's been good run while we ran them but since it is too expensive to support, we might revisit this when other companies challenge our right to females in power armor".

      in effect if someone worked for GW and saw: support a cause and then dump them the moment it fails to draw attention desired and outcomes not as intended.

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    3. maybe do what you want with the models. but don't say it in a place and a time that may influence the result before it picks up momentum. but hey it's not something i can participate in without using some of my brothers sisters and that isn't actually supporting this cause.

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  12. I'd support this even though I don't play sisters

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  13. I'll do it, but only because I think we should do Seraphim next. They're one of the best model concepts in 40k, I'd love to see GW make new Seraphim.

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  14. Also lulz at all the models to be chosen except the flamer sister (yay puns) are sold out.

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  15. As a Sister of Battle player, I plan to make an order tomorrow too.

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  16. Seems everyone jumped the gun. Two of the three models linked to are out of stock, lol.

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    1. And that's the point - the idea behind this campaign is to hopefully flood GW with dozens, if not hundreds, of customers that want sisters of battle models that are no longer available.

      They'll either have to tell them "more are being made, so hold tight and you'll get a finecast version" or "we're out, but we will be releasing plastics in the near future, so in the mean time we'll refund your money".

      Is GW going to rush out plastic sisters because of this? No, but it will show them that there are more people than they likely expect who want to support Sisters of Battle, and it will force their hand if they are indeed trying to push out plastic sisters in an update within the next year.

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  17. I'm suprized that this event made it on here. Was allready planning to participate for a while now and it will be buying some of the last models I need for my SoB.

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  18. I've played sisters for years so an extra model won't hurt. Us you can always use an extra melta gun.

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  19. If this works, lets buy genestealer cult units next ;)

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    1. no some squats and maybe some zoats.

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  20. Man... Should have done this durning the golden ticket... I had to hunt for cheap model to get me to 65 (was at 64.50 lol) would have totally tacked a sister on.

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  21. Im guessing Sisters are on their way to being squatted. A real shame.

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  22. Im guessing Sisters are on their way to being squatted. A real shame.

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  23. They're waiting till 2017 for the 20th Anniversary of the army to release the new minis.

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  24. Not to be a hater or anything but some of the characters from other armies (I play Space Wolves) are from '92.

    Still hope this works out as some plastic SoB allies would be great.

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    1. Ah man I forgot how under supported Space Wolves were.

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  25. Was this article written by a GW employee looking to be rewarded with a new mechadendrite for getting people to buy overstock of old metal models?

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  26. Show your support, buy a wfb dwarf or lizardman.

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    1. GW Zombies are excelent to use for CSM Zombies, so would be a shame if they went

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  27. Show your support, buy a dwarf or a lizardman.

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  28. well this is a slightly more viable alternative to a petition.
    are you going to tell GW about this, or are they supposed to guess whats happening when sales of that model jump up on one day?

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  29. Well I thought I'd join in, got Uriah as I always meant to get him, crazy old preacher . . .
    Also per people being quite anti metal models, bear in mind plastic and the modularity that brings is still a fairly new concept, there is still a lot of other large model makers still using metal!

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  30. The un-boycott. I like it. It might actually get their attention.

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  31. Done. I got Uriah Jacobus though, because he's the only model I can use. Thanks for sharing this with us Natfka, these kinds of things do get noticed. It may not change anything at GW HQ, but it still lets them we're here and we care enough to make the effort.

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  32. That squad they're selling for $80? I can get for $40 on eBay with free shipping.

    I'll just strip and repaint my old Sisters to show solidarity.

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  33. At least 4 sisters are on the way to my local store, 2 with melta guns. It is March 4th in the UK. If models are sold out you are meant to email Customer services. Tell them You would like to have taken part. This will get noticed at GW if it will make any difference I don't know, but at least we tried. If you don't want metal buy the transport tank, you can always use it as a Rhino if you don't collect Sisters. You can also sign this. https://www.change.org/p/games-workshop-reboot-the-sisters-of-battle-adepta-sororitas-army-models-in-plastic And report your involvement on Chaptermasters.

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  34. I'd like some Sisters, but I believe the plastics are on their way anyway. The only metal models I'll be buying at the moment are some Guard who are reasonably priced comparatively.

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  35. Got mine! Got a Blessed Banner model, since it looks really spiffy and fun to paint.

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  36. Got a Sister with Melta (#2) to add to my Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor's Retinue.

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  37. Nearly missed this, Got me a Cannoness, need one for a campain that my friends go to that has a "no more than 1 special(named) character rule"... I've not been able to attend that event in the past...
    Going to follow it up with an email to Customer Services letting them know I bought this because of this page/event.

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  38. The melta gun is sold out in the UK. :)

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  39. I'll buy one model from GW and then the entire range of Sisters of Eternal Mercy: http://www.ragingheroes.com/pages/the-sisters-of-eternal-mercy-picture-gallery

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  40. I believe this riot just motivated GW's greedy mind, and so they re-stocked nearly whole range once again (metal/failcast) ...

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    1. Or they now belive metal is booming & going to replace plastic One day!

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  41. I needed a couple new melta sisters anyway... done and done.

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  43. Thanks so much for posting this Mr G. Please let us know if any notice is taken at GW. The petition at Change.org has now reached 760. The poll on chaptermasters.com indicates at least 26 sisters where sold.

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  44. I bought a Sister with the Melta Gun last week to help out with this petition, and today I received two of them in the mail. I don't know if this is an honest mistake, or if this happened to anyone else. I also noticed a bunch of stuff now out of stock

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