Penitent Engines charge towards the foe heedless of danger, knowing that only in death, theirs or the enemy’s, can absolution be earned. The arms of the engine, mounted with enormous flamers, blaze a trail of fiery destruction as it thunders forwards. Upon reaching the enemy, the chemical and synaptic inputs pumped into the pilot are altered, causing them to see their own face in the faces of their foes. Thrashing at those before it, each a reflection of their unfathomable guilt, they rampage through the enemy’s battle lines leaving death and carnage in their wake. Some engines bear adamantine-toothed buzz-blades that are capable of cleaving through plated tank armour, while others mangle flesh and pulverise bone with lashing swings of their multi-headed flails.
Each Penitent Engine is equipped with a pair of heavy flamers and a choice of penitent buzz-saws or penitent flails.
Aside from the unthinkable act of outright heresy, there is no greater sin amongst the Adepta Sororitas than when a Repentia flees from battle. The sole duty of these Sisters is to atone for their failings in battle, and to run from this fate is an evil for which there can be no forgiveness. As punishment, these wayward Repentia are wired into the crucible of a Mortifier. Based upon the same mechanical chassis as a Penitent Engine, a Mortifier bears additional neuro-agoniser arrays and obloquial enhancers that amplify the pilot’s self-loathing exponentially. Metallic bolts driven into the Repentia’s bones leave her unable to move or even scream for death, while the baffle hood placed over her head prevents her from hearing any words of piety that are spoken in her presence.
To those Repentia who not only fled, but betrayed their Sisters in battle, an even worse fate awaits. After being wired into the crucible of their Mortifier they are further entombed behind thick adamantine casing. This sarcophagus protects their tortured bodies from incoming fire and desperately swung blades, denying them the release of death. Known as Anchorites, the Sisters behind these lifeless masks are forced to face their torment in absolute isolation, enduring years or even decades of agony before meeting their end.
Each Mortifier is equipped with two ranged weapons chosen from heavy bolters or heavy flamers and two melee weapons chosen from penitent buzz-saws or penitent flails. Any Mortifier can instead be assembled as an Anchorite.
The kit comprises 126 components and includes all of the weapons and assembly options for all three variants. The model comes supplied with 2x Citadel 50mm Round Bases.