Sisters of Battle Sell Out Across the Globe

March 4, or rather March forth saw sisters of Battle fans buying models in droves. As a protest of what sisters of Battle fans feel has been years of neglect, hundred’s (unconfirmed) of Sisters of Battle players decided to take matters into their own hands and show GW just how many people want to see new sisters released. This all stared out as a simple idea by Antony aka BlackTalos a member of DakkaDakka…

“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. ” 22/1/15

Collectors where given a simple and cheap suggestion as to what they should purchase

“On the 4th of March 2015, i would kindly ask that you purchase THIS MODEL. You may select an alternative, such as THIS or THIS. The 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.”

In parallel to the idea the members of the Sisters of Battle facebook community where discussing a model buying drive and a national sisters of battle day to raise their profile on GW’s raider.

“From Kieran Frankenstein
“I think someone should make petition to save SOB or make a date where everyone you could get, goes out and buys a sisters model or unit every month or 2 or 3 so that we can save the sisters of battle. ” 1/2/15

From Jon on the Sister of Battle facebook page “Should we have a Sororitas day, where everyone orders a model from GW?” 1/2/15

A poll was ran to find out when Sisters of Battle Day should be. Once Mathew Leahy joined the two initiatives, the date was set. March 4th 2014 will forever be know as Sisters of Battle day.

Mathew Leahy 1/2/15
“There’s a thread on Dakka that outlines the plan. I’m planning on doing it.

I also proposed that players send select members of the GW design team a letter that has been sealed with an old fashioned wax seal, timed to arrive around the same date.

And so began spreading the word. Sites far are wide came out in support of the forgotten Sisters Players.

The Warhammer Face book group
The Games Worksshop fan site
And of course the Sisters of Battle Facebook community

And there where more I’m sure.

There was one site which refused to take part. Response from Warseer “ideas from the sisters of Battle Facebook page can stay on Fackbook” thread closed.

But back to the result of this positive drive from a internet wargaming community known wide an wide for it’s ability to complain.

The result was, for a small window of time, GW sold out of Sisters of Battle models far and wide.

The UK, which acts as a warehouse for most of Europe sold out of 10 products. Four days later it is still trying to recover and it recasting 5 lines one of which, Sisters of Battle Superior with Bolter may never return.


We are contacting you today regarding your order with Games Workshop. We apologise for any inconvenience, but our dispatch department has informed us that unfortunately the SUPERIOR WITH BOLTER are currently out of stock and we do not have an exact date of when this will return.
Would you like us to hold the order or remove the item and you will not be charged?
If you could reply back stating which action you would like us to take we will organise this for you as soon as possible.
Kind regards
Games Workshop Customer Service”

So all in all I would say the Sisters really did have their Day.

One thing is left to be decided. Will this move by the Sisters of Battle community make the smallest bit of difference to GW release schedule for the Sisters of Battle. Unless GW comment, which they appear to have a policy against, we will never know.

If the Sisters of Battle don’t have many more years left at least the players tried to do something about it. If the Sisters do get new plastic models later this year the collectors can be happy they got hold of those last few models. With an estimated 2000 sisters collectors world wide, Metal Sisters of Battle truly will be a rare thing in years to come.

If you missed this it’s not to late to take part. GW reports monthly sales figures, so any orders placed on March will still point to Sisters of Battle day.

You can register you involvement in this poll

Have you ordered a Sister of Battle on March 4th 2015

  • No - I don't want to support this idea. (7%, 4 Votes)
  • No - I have just signed the petition (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Yes - I have faith. I ordered1 sister (55%, 32 Votes)
  • Yes - I have faith. I ordered more than 1 sister (34%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 58

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You can also sign the petition on which has reached 750 signatures. And like the Sisters of Battle page on Facebook.

I will leave you with some pictures from the GW webstore on Sisters of Battle Day March 4th 2015













14/3/15 Almost 2 weeks later stocks, have still not recovered in the USA

Adepta Sororitas Day, Celestine the Living Saint

The Sisters of Battle will have their Day

Sisters of Battle Day

Calls of the Saint will rise again echo through the Sisters of Battle community on a fairly regular bases, and we hear rumours of new plastic kits having design problems and then rumours of production starting but release being possibly more than 2 years away. Well the Sisters of Battle community are taking matters into their own hands. They have declared there will be a Sisters of Battle day.

” I think someone should make petition to save SOB (Sisters of Battle) or make a date where everyone you could get, goes out and buys a sisters model. I think it would be a sad day if they went the way of the squats.” – Kieran – Sisters of Battle collector.

The only problem is they can’t decide what day this should be.

“What is a good Sisters day? Like May the forth is for star wars.” Jon – Sisters of Battle community moderator.

A couple of ideas so far are 1st August and the 1st September “Adepta Sororitas August or Sisters of Battle September” (Sororitas September). wants to get behind this idea. The question is how, other than helping spread the word. So we have decided to host a poll on what Day should be Sisters of Battle Day. If more ideas are submitted we will add them to the poll.

Sisters of Battle Day Poll


Please vote if you want to support the continuation of the Sisters of Battle as an alive and kicking army in 40k.

What is the best date for Sister of Battle or Adepta Sororitas Day?

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After creating this poll we became aware of another similar idea running on DakkaDakka: Buy a sister of battle with a melta gun on on march 4th 2014, so this poll has been reset and that date has now been added. At the time the poll was reset 2/2/15

Sisters Sororitas September had 11 votes

Adepta Sororitas August had 10 votes

Valentine’s day had 8 votes.


How else can you help the Sisters of Battle?

The sisters of Battle Facebook Community can be found here

Anyone can join. You can show your support for the Sisters by and liking the page and joining in when Adepta Sororitas Day is announced.



Sisters of Battle Army

We will leave you with a collection of photos of the very old Games Workshop Sisters of Battle army in the old Warhammer World Miniature Hall.

Sister of Battle Order of the Sacred Rose

Sister of Battle Order of the Sacred Rose

Sisters Repentia led by Priest with a Crusader

Sisters Repentia led by Priest with a Crusader

Sisters of Battle Order of Our Martyred Lady

Sisters of Battle Order of Our Martyred Lady

 Celestine the Living Saint

Celestine the Living Saint

Sisters of Battle Order of Our Martyred Lady

Sisters of Battle Order of Our Martyred Lady

Sisters of Battle Order of Our Martyred Lady

Sisters of Battle Order of Our Martyred Lady

Sisters of Battle Order of Our Martyred Lady

Sisters of Battle Order of Our Martyred Lady with Rhinos

Sisters of Battle Order of Our Martyred Lady with  Immolator

Sisters of Battle Order of Our Martyred Lady with