Golden Demon 40k Open Category

I may have the wrong category for these but I believe they were from the open competition. I was only able to photograph the Saturday entries this year. Hopefully GW will provide some good coverage of the finalist via their community site and White Dwarf.

Leman Russ

Primaris Space Marine Captain

Classic Eldar Farseer

Sisters of Battle Imperial Knight

Golden Demon 2017 Duel

The Golden Demon Duel is one of the category’s that gets the least attention, but is often the most fun.

Golden Demon 2017 Duel

First up a Geanstealers attacking a Grot Tank.

Golden Demon 2017 Duel

The Geanstealer Assult continues on an unsuspecting maintenance worker.

Golden Demon 2017 Duel

A brave Dwarf takes on a Dark Elf Sorceress.

Golden Demon 2017 Duel

A Tau Ethral faces a demonic attack from a Korne Blood Letter.

Golden Demon 2017 Duel

A Caldius Assassin strikes an unsuspecting Geanstealer Hybrid.

Golden Demon 2017 Duel

A Dark Elf warrioress takes on a mighty Korne Champion.

Golden Demon 2017 Duel

Last up a Plastic Sister of Battle Seperipim conversion takes on a Thousands Sons Sorcerer.

Golden Demon 2017 Duel

Sisters of Battle and Grey Knights vs Chaos and Eldar Battle Photos

The Sisters of Battle are responding to a request for assistance from Cal Saucon planetary governer of Jerome, a planet within the Cadia system, positioned very close to the eye of terror. Arbites have found disturbing unrest caused by suspected psychically gifted individuals, who have been massing popular support among local gangs; with in the hives of the capital city. Unusually Eldar forces have also been sighted within the system of Jerome. The reason for Eldar being so close to the eye of terror is not know, but any Eldar presence is unwelcome.

The untrained psychics have also caught the attention of the ever watchful eye of the inquisition. The taint of Chaos is suspected and must be investigated.

The Word Bearers who have been planting dark books and tainted artefacts with the population with the aim of turning the planet to Chaos, have intercepted the transmissions from the Sisters of Battle and are determined to ensure the Sisters of Battle are not given the opportunity to intervene at Jerome. An ambush had been set for the Sisters on the outskirts of the capital.

Unfortunately for the inhabitants of the Capital, the Grey Knights have also detected the presence of Chaos. While the Grey Knights may save the planet from the forces of Chaos, the outcome for the citizens of the capital city is unlikely to be positive. Only intervention by the Sisters of Battle could save the residents of Jerome from exterminate.

This game repersented the Sisters of Battle trying to reach the Govenor of Jorom to gain intelligence on the rouge psychics. The imperial players will win if the Sisters can reach the city line before the time limit. All other outcomes mean defeat and certain distraction of the capital.

The Sisters set up off the road in the corner of the table. The Chaos forces set up using hidden deployment markers. The Eldar arrive from reserve and Grey Knights will also all arrive via deep strike.


Turn 1

The Sisters advance but the lead Rhino is immobilised by the hidden Chaos forces. The Grey Knight deep strike near the governors location.

Turn 2

The Sister remaining mobile tanks try to move around the imobised rhinos, but are ambushed by more hidden Chaos forces. The Grey Knight reach the governor.

The time limit was reached before the Sisters could reach the Govenor resulting in the Chaos forces having the upper hand in the next mission.

The Plastic Sisters of Battle in January 

Many said the days of plastic Sisters of Battle would never come, yet here we are. It appears that Games Workshop have pulled the covers off, or even pulled the sprues of plastic Sisters out of the recycling bins. We will indead have plastic Sisters of Battle by January 2017. 

The Sisters of Battle Living Saint returns from a short period of death, other wise know as non production, but this time she is plastic. 

Looking very much like an Age of Sigma Eternal in gold armour. The wings look a bit flat, but therefore give the opportunity for some fantastic blending and artwork. The detail on the armour looks great and fully justifies the retirement of the old metal model.

The Living Saint appears to be accompanied by two plastic Seraphin Sisters of Battle, or a similar elliet unit brandishing power swords. It could be the Sisters will finally have a close combat unit. Even if it is only one per army the Sisters will at last have a highly mobile counter strike unit. What these models also do is prove the Citidle Design Studio can make plastic Battle Sisters. So it’s not at all hard to image a box set of plastic Seraphine are not far behind.

Thank goodness Games Workshop did save these designs from the the bin.

That’s not all there is also going to be a Plastic Witch Hunter style Inquisition 

What’s not clear yet is wether the Sisters of Battle will finally have their own physical codex, or if the new Living Saint is a special unit in another campaign book. All we have to go on and the moment is a back cover showing more Sisters of Battle but not clearly enough to tell if they are plastic or metal. 

Some gamers may not take kindly to needing two books to feild the complete Sisters range of figures in a game?

After 20 years of nagging the Design Studio to make one book can we really complain if they make two? And after all codex Imperial Agents is not just a Sisters book. It  also provides a way to field lots of other allies within a Sisters force, such as Grey Knights and Assassins. 
I’ve also seen some very negative remarks about they only being 1 new plastic set.

I think we have received far more than we could have imagined from Games Workshop. They have after all made 

  1. A new, be it resin Cononess. 
  2. A new plastic Inquisitor, 
  3. A new Plastic Living Saint with 2 Seraphim, 
  4. a whole batch of made to order Sisters and Imperial Agents 
  5. Most importantly they have put the Immoliator black in production, with the help of a resin component. I’m very curious about which component is resin. 
  6. Finally Sistets of Battle have access to a physical codex.

Are people really going to conplain about the rules being split over 2 books and there being no plastic foot soldier nuns with guns. Well of course they are this is the internet. As long at the second book isn’t too expensive I’d much rather have the love for the Sisters spread over 3 months. I mean it gives you half a chance to get them painted, before the next fantastic release hits.

I’m really delighted to see Sisters get something more than a digital codex for once. So what if the plastic range isn’t a total replacement. Just buy the plastic kits from GW and pick up the other units on eBay. If Games Workshop understand one thing it’s sales. So if you want plastic Sisters of Battle buy plastic Sisters.

Now after 20 years of debating the Plastic Sisters question. Who knows what else could could be found in the  recycling bins at Games Workshop headquarters? Might  we finally see some plastic Space Dwarfs, or a plastic Thunder Hawk,  dare we even dream of a plastic Warhound? After this year I think at least one of those three has got to be a possibility; for at least some point in the future? Is that getting a bit carried away? I don’t know but we have plastic Sisters of Battle and the sky hasn’t fallen yet. Getting carried away is probably in order!