The zealots of the Adepta Sororitas face off against the sadistic slavers of the Drukhari in the Piety and Pain Battlebox, available for pre-order from Games Workshop next week alongside the updated Codex:  Drukhari and the Drukhari Combat Patrol model kit.

Piety and Pain comes with two small armies featuring two factions for the Warhammer 40,000 game.  The Emperor-worshipping Adepta Sororitas are represented by a fire-belching Immolator tank, five heavy-weapon Retributors, a pair of flying Cheubs, and a new hero Palatine with an assortment of head and weapon options.  The cruel and alien Drukhari send the new character Lelith Hesperax into the fray, supported by ten Wyches, five winged Scourges, and a Venom flyer.

In addition to the 26 miniatures, the boxed set includes a 32-page booklet describing the story behind Hesperax’ murderous campaign and mission profiles for players to recreate the battles.  The book also has complete datasheets for the models in the box, Crusade rules, and Theatre of War rules for fighting urban battles.  All models are supplied unpainted and assembly is required.  MSRP has not been announced.

Click Gallery below for images of the models in the set.

The Codex:  Drukhari includes updated rules and datasheets for using any of the currently available Drukhari models in Warhammer 40,000, along with detailed background information about the Drukhari race, Drukhari-specific Crusade rules, and pictures of painted miniatures to inspire collectors.  The book includes a digital code to unlock the book in Warhammer 40,000:  The App.  A deluxe collector’s edition will also be on offer.  MSRP has not been announced.

Players looking to jump-start their own Drukhari force can start with the Drukhari Combat Patrol model kit, which features 18 Drukhari models, providing a suitable small raiding party or the core to a Crusade army.  This boxed set includes ten Kabalite Warriors led by an Archon, five Incubi, and two flying vehicles:  a Raider and a Ravager.  All supplied unpainted and unassembled.  MSRP not yet announced.

Rounding out the Drukhari-themed releases will be a deck of Datacards with 41 Strategems and a set of 20 turquoise-colored six-sided dice featuring the sigil of the Kabal of the Black Heart on the “6” face.

The Drukhari Codex and new model sets were announced last month (see “Games Workshop Teases a New ‘Warhammer 40,000 Boxed Set and Codex”).  New terrain rules and sets for Warhammer 40,000:  Kill Team were released recently as well (see “Games Workshop Reveals New ‘Kill Team’ Products for ‘Warhammer 40,000”).

Other recent news about the Warhammer 40,000 universe include two new board games from Games Workshop (see “Games Workshop Previews Two New Space Marine Board Games for ‘Warhammer 40,000”), a Warhammer 40,000-themed expansion for Magic:  The Gathering from Wizards of the Coast (see “Wizards of the Coast’s ‘Universes Beyond’ Announcement Reveals their Licensing Plans for ‘Magic:  The Gathering’”), and the upcoming re-release of Heroes of Black Reach by Asmodee USA (see “Asmodee USA Unveils ‘Warhammer 40,000:  Heroes of Black Reach’”).