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Codex Sisters of Battle part 2 came out this week in next month’s White Dwarf available in most retailers now for your viewing pleasure. I wrote up a quick 1750 list to see what melta spam MSU might look like with the Codex.
I’ve included Uriah Jacobus as my mandatory HQ, at nine times the cost of a meltagun (or 18 times the cost of a Grey Hunters meltagun!) he’s a steal since he allows me to reroll the Faith Point Dice, that and the fact that him and his girls have Feel No Pain USR and reroll to hit on the charge!
[HQ]
Uriah Jacobus
Battle Conclave
5 Death Cult Assassins
Dedicated Transport:
Rhino
[TROOPS]
Battle Sister Squad
2 x Meltaguns
Dedicated Transport:
Rhino
Dozer Blade
Battle Sister Squad
2 x Meltaguns
Dedicated Transport:
Rhino
Dozer Blade
Battle Sister Squad
2 x Meltaguns
Dedicated Transport:
Rhino
Dozer Blade
Battle Sister Squad
2 x Meltaguns
Dedicated Transport:
Rhino
Dozer Blade
[FAST ATTACK]
Dominion Squad
2 Meltaguns
Dedicated Transport:
Rhino
Dozer Blade
Dominion Squad
2 Meltaguns
Dedicated Transport:
Rhino
Dozer Blade
Dominion Squad
2 Meltaguns
Dedicated Transport:
Rhino
Dozer Blade
[HEAVY SUPPORT]
Exorcist
Dozer Blade
Exorcist
Dozer Blade
Exorcist
Dozer Blade
Uriah and his close combat girls form the only counter attacking force although their pretty fragile (even with a 5+ invulnerable save each and Feel No Pain) although they should be able to kill at least eight generic space marines on the charge. They’re more there to make the enemy think rather than form an attacking force all on their lonesome.
Forty sisters form my scoring units, loaded to the gills with Meltaguns and all mounted in Rhinos. The Battle Sisters are seriously reliable with their own little act of faith making them regroup automatically (if used in the Movement Phase) or rerolling To Hit rolls of 1 (if used in the assault or shooting phase).
Coupled with the epic (potentially twin linked with the acts of faith) melta from the Dominions (who can Outflank if I so choose) and triple Exorcist action tanks shouldn’t be a problem for this list. It melts Kill Points but then what list doesn’t these days.
Another unit worth examining is the Sororitas Command Squad, 3 Relentless Multi Meltas in one squad? Awesome.
Honourable mention goes to Retributors, the Heavy Support Sisters who clock in at only 85 points with maximum Heavy Bolter stock. “But Joe, Heavy Bolters are lame in 5th Ed. LOLOLOLOL.” Well said FarseerDave but not so easy to dismiss when they’re Rending….
So there you have it folks, my first go at a 1750 Points List for Sisters of Battle.
Let me know what you think!
Joe