Monday, March 4, 2013

The sisters first outting...

Sisters of Battle in all their glory
Howdy everyone. It has been a while. Since I last wrote, I got engaged. It has been a great month. In that month, I acquired an entire Sisters of Battle army. When I say an entire army, I mean it. I got roughly 1200$ worth of them at one time. The list totals something along the lines of this

  • 40 bolter sisters
  • 4 meltagun sisters
  • 6 flamers sisters
  • 4 heavy flamer sisters
  • 2 heavy bolter sisters
  • 2 multimelta sisters
  • 10 seraphim, 2 with hand flamers
  • 5 rhinos
  • 3 immolaters
  • an excorcist
  • 10 repentia
  • inquistor and friends
  • 5 power sword superiors 
  • 4 power maul superiors
  • 3 flag sisters
  • various odds and ends
This is just a list off the top of my head.  It an amazing deal that I was happy to make. I have been writing something to play with this for a while and I finally just said screw it and decided to run what I wanted to try. There was a little bit of everything. I ended up with this

10 sisters 2xflamers rhino with dozer blade
10 sisters 2xflamers rhino with dozer blade
10 sisters 2xflamers rhino with dozer blade
Fast attack
5 dominion sisters 2xmeltaguns combi melta immolater with twin linked Multimelta
5 dominion sisters 2xmeltaguns combi melta immolater with twin linked Multimelta
9 seraphim with 2 hand flamers
 Heavy support
Excorcist (proxy)
5 retributor  4 heavy bolters (2 proxy)

1500 points. This list was surprisingly good. I played two games. They went something like this.

                                                                 GAME 1

Chaos demons!
 My friend rob got the new Demons of Chaos codex and we decided there was no better way to test a codex that we had no idea about like an army that none of us had any real idea about. I have only seen one sisters of battle army played in five years of play.  It was gonna be a wierd game. Here was his list at 1500 points

Blood thirster-2 greater gifts, lesser gifts
2 heralds of nurgle-2 greater gifts, 2 psyker powers
18 blood letters
15 blood letters
10 plague bearers
10 plague bearers
5 nuglings
Demon prince of khorne with wings

Or something close to that. The game was a long but interesting set up. Hammer and Anvil+Big guns never tire saw me with six scoring units. Tons of viable upgrading with the rewards. The demon prince got It will not die, reroll inv save, 4+ feel no pain, and +1 Wound. This guy was a nightmare as an entire round of shooting saw no damage sticking. The blood thirster was almost as tough , but with 1000 points of sisters dumping fire into him, he only died by an extra wound. Celestine and the seraphim squad Hit and Run with 3 inches of the big blood letter squad and they caused 28 wounds in a round of shooting. It was pretty incredible. This game also saw my only shield of faith save as a random Warp storm saw a pen on an excorcist. Saved on a six. We called the game on turn 2 as demons are gonna be a complicated game and by turn 2 I had killed almost all the blood letters easily and had only lost an immolater and 2 dominion sisters. Gotta get a rematch on the books for this one.
Game 2
Game 2 was against a friend from work named Micah. He is a friend from work. He was kind of new and he wanted a game and I was the only person available to play. His list was kinda suit heavy. Here it is

Shasel with twin linked plasma gun missile pod and toys
2 crisis suits with plasma gun, mutlitracker, and missile pods
2 crisis suits with plasma gun, mutlitracker, and missile pods
2 crisis suits with plasma gun, mutlitracker, and missile pods
6 fire warriors
6 fire warriors
6 fire warriors
6  warriors
fast attack
2 terta
2 terta
2 broadside with 2 shield drones
hammer head with toys
hammer head with toys

This game was alot closer.  Relic with dawn of war deployment. The suits all died to dominion sisters meltagunning them to death when he moved them forward. This is where the sisters were awesome. It was relic and I ended up clogging up the objective the entire time with all my marines with a 6+ inv save and vehicles. Dominions scouted up onto the relic and waited for back up. 50 Power armored sisters decided the relic was the place to be.  After killing all his suits, he didn't have enough to really kill my guys with the objective after I had LoS blocked with every rhino and wreck I could manage. Celestine died a few times, but kept getting back up. The tertas ended up lighting up anything they shot at, but since it was mostly vehicles, I wasn't to hurt by it. The vehicles showed their worth by being boxes against fire.  I feel it I had gotten first turn, this game would have gone a lot different, but I didn't get it.  It was a fun game.

Overall, this army has recaptured my love of the game. Beautiful models combined with fun rules. I really gotta get more organized in this. I want to pursue an idea with this army. I want to look at the idea of units being good without having to make their points back. For instance, where the dominion sisters melta'd the suits. Not nearly enough of a trade to make back points, but it really defanged the opposing army.  I am still ecstatic about the army and I will have more for everyone the more I play. Lets share in this adventure together!


  1. Looks like you're having fun again, which is a good thing! Trying out a new army is always a fun thing too. I regret having never gotten around to working on my Sister army...

    1. It is such a fun army, but boy was it expensive. I also love the challenge of everything again. It isn't just point doomsday cannon and win. I have the same problems dealt with, but in a better way. The army kicks alot of ass too without being all power gamer on someone.