Someone on Dakka got shown a bunch of pictures of either models or screen shots but they got taken down. I don't know if this is a april fools joke cause it's still the 31st over here.
* GW understands this is new territory, Witch Hunters was a long time ago and Codex SoB even longer, some store managers weren't even born then. So there's no recent sales history to guide orders and they want to stress this will be a huge launch, and retailers should order expecting Primaris level numbers.
* The initial wave will include a plastic Immolator, a plastic/resin Exorcist, plastic Frateris Militia (with both a female and male sets), Sister Cestine and two bodyguards, a painting guide, a BL omnibus of SoB novels and a codex.
* There will also be SoB-branded Rhinos, Predators and Demolishers as well as a special DoB drop pod set to make the Ordo Hereticus strikeforce detachment
* SoB decal sheets will be available
* Sorry decals are mail order only.
* Also look for a Kill Team SoB box with St Celestine and a ruined temple.
* The Militia will be really grimdark, covered in robes, candles and weapons that look like homemade parodies of weapons carried by the Emperor's servants.
* New special character St O'Lander (sp?), keeps with the theme of death and rebirth but she's more of a ghost to Cestine's angel look. White robes and hood, great flying effect.
* She'll be able to summon some sort of spirits or ghosts who suck psychic energy. Really good flying effect but also easy build, comes in turquoise plastic.
* Another saint (!!) Arabelle (sp?) some sort of spirit of life,angel wings but nature looking with a fleurs de lis spear and halo mounted a giant xenos beast.
* There was some trouble on the line here when someone asked about the plastic sisters kit, kind of vague answers, nothing specific, couldn't get a price point or how many kits. Lots of cross talk, all I caught was something about sleeves and veils.
* New sisters unit, heavier armor, shields, CC weapons, reportedly taller than most Sisters, some kind of primaris maybe? not sure. Heard the word Eternals used for them.
* There will be ton of Sisters-appropriate terrain including a line of fortifications that captures the sisters' obsession with self-sacrifice where the bodies of the slain are literally part of the walls.
* The classic metal line will get one last splash launch with a 2 weeks made to order. There was some commotion on the line when someone asked if retailers can carry the MTO stuff lots of back and forth, stories not happy if they can't get a cut of this, GW rep said they'd consider it.
* A lot of excitement about a Sisters flier, some sort of ground support plane like an A10.
* Never mind, it's Forge World only.
* Hard at work finalizing the codex, based on playtesting and feedback the acts of faith are being rewritten "from the ground up". Someone asked about affecting ship dates. GW got a big laugh when they said "have faith", kind of had to be there.
So lots of excitement and enthusiasm from Nottingham, but some skepticism from the retail end. Strange they didn't have a shot of the Sisters kit to show.