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I'm noticing a trend for this squad, the trend being other players not using them. I think they have great potential if you use units to screen them with. I like to run two squads of ten in my 3000 point list. I was wondering why other SoB players use / don't use them? Or if you do use them, how? I run three squads of six Seraphim, and I use the hit and run ability they have to tie up most shooty units so my Repentia can foot slog across the board.
To be honest, I haven't done too well with them. They can make it, but I can't screen them long enough. But, on the other hand, I was playing Apoc. games against armies that run like two Baneblades.. so I don't know if that could be the cause of it.
5 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss
Repentias are just poor units thus far. I would love to use them, hell I painted 14 of them just cus they look cool... alas they suck.
The price in points does not help their cause also, if their evisccerators were backed up by several vanila sisters it would be much better. Each time one dies an eviscerator dies with her.
The combination of horrid save and human stats makes them easy targets for anything that can point and shoot save the orc, even orcs can probably make an easy game out of repentias by shooting, in CC repentias will be destroyed by orcs.
A good solution to repentias' delema is perhaps to give them means to get into combat sooner and maybe sort of an invulnerable save.
If you want melee, than go with zealots+priest, if you wany anything that can kick ass and take names just regular sister squad in a rhino if youre mech or on foot; but i like mechanized.
Repentia + Feel No Pain?
And over there we have the labyrinth guards.
One always lies, one always tells the truth, and one stabs people who ask tricky questions.
I've had some great sucess with them ironically and generally field a unit of them in a game. They can be great at taking down things like fexes as well as enemy vehicles and dreadnoughts... Them and some arcos can really cause your opponent some headaches... which ones to shoot at?
And the best part is that they shoot at the arcos who with a T5 are a pain for them to take down.
There is nothing more annoying when your Wyches with Plasma Grenades get "Always strikes First" for their combat drugs!
There is many ideas about fixing Repentias, but for now, as they are, they are not very point-effective IMHO. Arcos are probably best for that, but going against that huge S10 (or 9) Baneblade pizza-plate can ruin anyone's day...
Okay, another question that kind of has nothing to do with this topic - I'm going to run a retributor squad inside an immolator with four heavy bolters. Is this a setup worth running? With the points I save from the repentia squad, I can run those two as well as one more lone immolator. Is it worth taking two immolators?
5 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss
Anyway, I dream of the day when you can pack them into a vehicle (of course I suppose six would be the limit.) At least you'd have a better chance of getting them to the kill zone.