|This article is about the Sisters of Battle troop type; for the 2020 Video Game, see Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister.|
Battle Sisters are recruited solely from the female progena of the Schola Progenia facilities spread across the galaxy. They are orphans of the Imperial servants who have given their lives in the service of the Imperium. While being raised within the Schola they receive a strong Ecclesiarchal upbringing and education, coming to regard the Emperor as their spiritual father. Their training and education is brutal and known for its strict discipline. Progena recruited into the Sisterhood are indoctrinated even further into the Imperial Cult, becoming even more fiercely devoted to the Emperor and the Imperial cause. They recieve ample physical training in addition to the spiritual, learning the art of armed and unarmed combat, squad-based tactics, and strategic thought. Their level of discipline is renowned, so much so that they do not require the psycho-indoctrination or neuro-enhancing surgeries of the Space Marines. Their fearless and indomitable presence on the battlefield serves to inspire others and can turn the tide of battle.
Acting as the true fighting arm of the Ecclesiarchy, their duty as part of the Sisterhood is to ensure and enforce the physical and spiritual purity of humanity and the departments of the Adeptus Terra. As they frequently share the same role as the Ordo Hereticus, Battle Sisters often form a major part of Ordo Hereticus forces.
The standard weapon of Battle Sisters are usually Godwyn-De'az Pattern Boltguns, though others frequently carry Bolt Pistols and close combat weapons such as Chainswords. For personal protection, Battle Sisters wear specialized Power Armour.
- 1: Codex: Witch Hunters (3rd Edition), pg. 34
- 2: Warhammer Community : Sisters of Battle Army Set – Unboxing (saved archive page, dated 11/11/19, last accessed 20/02/22)
- 3: Warhammer Community: Sisters of Battle: Beyond the Box (Posted November 13th 2019) (Last accessed 11/14/2019)
- 4: Codex: Adepta Sororitas (8th Edition) pg.46
- 5: Codex: Adepta Sororitas (6th Edition) pg.21
|Adepta Sororitas Forces|
|Command||Canoness • Sororitas Command Squad • Palatine • Sister Superior • Sister Hospitaller • Sister Dialogus • Sister Famulous • Imagifier • Reliquant at Arms • Dogmata • Hagiolater • Ministorum Priest (Confessor • Missionary) • Ecclesiarchy Battle Conclave (Crusader • Death Cult Assassin • Arco-Flagellant)|
|Elites||Celestian (Celestian Sacresant) • Sisters Repentia (Repentia Superior) • Sister Oblatia|
|Troops||Battle Sister • Seraphim • Zephyrim • Dominion • Retributor • Novitiate|
|Walkers||Penitent Engine • Mortifier • Anchorite • Paragon Warsuit|
|Vehicles||Castigator Battle Tank • Rhino • Immolator • Repressor • Exorcist • Mobile Cathedral|
|Aircraft||Avenger Strike Fighter • Lightning Strike • Thunderhawk • Aquila Lander • Arvus Lighter|
|Characters||Saint Celestine • Morvenn Vahl • Aestred Thurga • Agathae Dolan • Uriah Jacobus • Ephrael Stern • Geminae Superia • Junith Eruita|