Sisters of the Cleansing Flame

Been busy in The Fortress this year with the first quarter being occupied with preparations for Robs visit in April and some 400+ 20mm Napoleonic figures to paint. With Rob also came a substantial number ofย  6mm Napoleonics (Many Thanks),so planning started on a ‘Waterloo Project’ which was promptly bumped off the workbench with the start of a ‘Liepzig Project’, as next year is the 200th anniversary of The Battle of Nations’ I’m currently working on some Russians and will get some Austrians to fight some Sharp Practice games ๐Ÿ˜€

Now what has all that got to do with Fantasy and Sc-Fi gaming? Well, that side of my gaming activities has been neglected recently, issues with rulesets and army lists have prompted me to look at other options (still looking). But even though I’m not going to be doing a lot of that sort of gaming this year it should not stop me from posting some pics of my figures and waffling on about them:-

I bought my first Sisters of Battle squad many years before I started playing 40k, indeed I ‘got into’ Games Workshop stuff initially by buying Citadel paint from a nearby store where, during one visit with friends we spotted ‘Fantasy Battles’, that lead to Necromunda and that was where The Sisters of the Cleansing Flame was born.

These 3 figures are the only ones that I can positivly identify from that original squad, the others presumably having had ‘make-overs’ over the years.

These two figures both started life in Necromunda but joined The Cleansing Flame as Preachers once I’d started playing 40k, you see I wanted a wholly female army!

I always fielded Seraphim, these 3 show the evolution of the type from ‘classic’ colour to the addition of some Eldar ‘Jump Pack Wings’, I have more wings to retro-fit yet! Also note the addition of the 2 pence coin to the base to aid stability.

Here the gold theme is carried through to the Battle Sisters, I started to use gold and silver to differentiate between my Seraphim squads and repainted some of the Battle Sisters because I thought it just looked cool.

A canoness and Sister Superior, when I played the Sisters in Necromunda their theme was the Flame (of course) and I carried that through to 40k with the army fielding as many flame weapons as I could, this led to many game losses ๐Ÿ˜€

Sisters Repentia and Arco Flagelants, never really took to these probably because they dont have flame weapon options ๐Ÿ˜‰

I really like these two figures, the Sister Hospitaller is simple and clean and the Inquisitor just came out well when I repainted her! (stripped the first paint job with Nitro-Morse and repainted)

Canoness with Jump-pack! I will still run these ๐Ÿ˜€

A colour exersize, someone else has a whole army this colour, I just wanted one, I run this as a Cononess with Jump-pack ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Sisters of the Cleansing Flame is my oldest and my favourite Sci-Fi army ๐Ÿ˜€




One Reply to “Sisters of the Cleansing Flame”

  1. In fairness to the use of the humble flamer, I think the problem with sisters is getting enough flamers on a single unit, because a single flamer in a unit doesn’t cut the mustard. Dominion and retributor squads, and seraphim with the better dual hand flamer rules let you really toast a unit, while melta in the battle sisters gives you a bit of a better last ditch stop he tank effect.

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