Warhammer Fest Online continues. Games Workshop's Livestream of day two focused entirely on the grim darkness of the far future of Warhammer 40,000, revealing several new units as well as a brand new codex.
As the stream opened, the hosts began with smaller announcements. This included showing off the miniature for the Chaos Demon unit Belacor, which fans of Age of Sigmar will recognize in a fun nod to the fantasy franchise. This segued into a brand new narrative campaign book for the setting titled Act II: Book of Fire Battlezone Charadon. This new book coincides with a brand new boxed game, Battlezone Mechanicus Charadon.
But the biggest announcement by far was brand new Ninth Edition Codex for the Imperium of Man's most zealous of crusaders, the Adeptus Sororitas. In addition the already announced Auestred Thurga, the codex reveals brand new key units, showing off the Sisters of Battle's new warsuits, apparatuses adorned with holy ornamentation as well as powerful bolters and multimelta guns. The biggest highlight is the new High Lord of Terra, Morvenn Vahl. She wields the fabled Lance of Illumination, gifted to her by the Adeptus Custodes out of respect, which can sweep aside the unclean and pierce the foulest hide with ease.
In addition to the codex maintaining beloved rules from Eighth Edition such as the army's Miracle Dice mechanic, it includes rules for the Adeptus Sororitas' very first tank unit. The unit is called the Castigator and provides some much-needed mobile armor and explosive power to the army. As great as it was for them to have an artillery-throwing combat organ in the past, it doesn't amount to much if the enemy closes the gap after all.
Overall, if you've been waiting for the Sisters of Battle to get their dues in the latest edition of Warhammer 40,000, your time has come. Get those blades sharpened and get ready to purge all heretics.