A longer post, mostly some notes and thoughts to consider.
Firstly - Sisters.
I remember I was really thrilled when Sisters of Silence were made flesh (plastic) way in 2016 as part of the Burning of Prospero. A real pity that apart from 5 models with 3 weapon options and a transport from FW, they were just left at that point in gaming terms.
Then there came all the hype (and some disappointments ) with the new Sisters of Battle and their new releases.
I really like the lore of both factions and a small space in the far reaches of my brain has been growing, telling me it would be nice to have an army of those at one point in the future.
Nurturing that thought, I managed to get 2 squads of SoS. Then came Sisters Veridyan and Amalina. And quite recently I got a nice deal on the SoB Army Set box...
This means that I finally got to a point, where a decision will be needed on what to do next
My Blood Angels force is still growing and my personal goal of owning a complete 5th Company (meaning - pre-fall of Cadia 100 marines) is still to be achieved. This means that the 'Sisters' project will be slow-going, but that's OK for me.
I have been thinking on the colour scheme and name for the Sisters force and stumbled upon the Argent Lynx Vigilator Mistress
I immediately liked the dark (grimdark!), menacing look of this sister and opted to adopt it for my force.
And to honor the unnamed Vigilator, I decided that she will be the founder of my Order.
The idea is that after the Emperor's internment into the Golden Throne, the Argent Lynx Vigilator Cadre continued it's service to Terra hunting for witches and agents of the Dark Gods. Eventually only a single unnamed Oblivion Knight remained and she hid among the teeming masses of humanity of the Ultima Segmentum. While she was naturally predisposed to working alone and was shunned by most of the humanity for obvious reasons, she did eventually acquired a group of followers that helped her in her hunts. It so happened that this group comprised mostly of zealous women that through time and thanks to their natural empathy were able to resist the effects a psychic null has on regular humans. Of course the Oblivion Knight was mercifully sparing them the worst effects of her aura by suppressing it when not in combat.
After her death, that group of brave women (numbering almost 50 souls at that time) decided to continue her work.
Local Ecclesiarchy has long been watching the group's activities dreading their mysterious leader, but recognising their undeniable effectiveness. When they became leaderless, a decision was made that it's better to give them focus by supporting them and at the same time, ensure that they remain under control. Thus the group became a core of a newly created order of the Adepta Sororitas. Newly appointed Canoness Superior chose the name of the order to be that of the Order of the Argent Lynx. The unnamed Oblivion Knights became known within the sisterhood as a 'Blessed Founder' or Laudabilis Conditrix.
Thinkig on the color scheme, I want it to be applicable for both SoS and SoB models I own. The idea is also that the Orders's colours are derived directly from the Blessed Founder's armour. The original Argent Lynx Cadre seem to be burnished iron with some very dark violet/black additions. I want to keep the burnished metal armor, but don't really want a black surplice. So far I came up with several variants:
To sum things up, here is my current Sisters pile of shame:
Edited by Majkhel, 14 May 2020 - 08:48 AM.