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My local store is going to start a 400pt Combat Patrol tourny in the near future and I was thinking about starting a SoB army for it. I have played 40k for almost 5 years now, and I've seen the sisters once in my area, and my wife has shown some interest in playing them as well. Has anyone ever played a SoB army in combat patrol that can give me some advice on where to start? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Im not experience at such small armies, but I would imagine that you would look more for storm trooper force rather than a sister one. Sisters tend to perform poorly on such scale due to the amounts of faith available.
Grey Knights on other hand seem to be a very well rounded force on such scale.
And if you just want to show some inquisition punch there try Death Watch from Ordo Xenos, they probably would fit perfectly with this setting.
Link to Deathwatch:
Games Workshop - Space Marines
I've done 500pt combat patrol. SoB's shine in smaller games. They're one of the most cost effective troop choices out there.
What to take depends on what Force org exceptions your store is allowing. If they're doing 1troop 1 HQ, no 2+ saves, you can build a standard rhino squad with a tricked out jumpy cannoness.
if they want to have 1HQ 2 troops, there are armies that can't do that.
contrary to waht some might think, faith isn't a problem at that small a game. it all depends on how wisely you're using it. I tend to use lower amounts of faith than other players it seems, I typically will have 6pts in 1500
at 400pts, you can easily have 3, with a mobile troops and HQ to get into optimal position to strike.
I've played a few 500 pt games with sisters recently, running a squad of sisters, seraphim, and an eversor (3 games in the battle reports).
Mobility was an issue - opponents driving up and rapid firing with a rhino full of troops. The sisters couldn't assault into cover, and the minimum squad of 10 meant that I couldn't hold objectives, I had to wipe opponents out.
Generally i've found that the sisters won't last more than a few rounds in a firefight against MEQs, and are not a real assault threat. Faith changes that, but you need to try and squeeze as much out of each point as you can - lots of flamer wounds are a good start.
The seraphim did well with flamers and faith, but they are really expensive and cutting the squad size down really hurts them. They also needed enough cover to hide and avoid being flanked by mounted troops, heavier scenery really helped them.
I'd take GK over deathwatch. They are a troop instead of HQ, and are generally better at range and in close combat, and if you buy special ammo they the GK are cheaper too.
Yea, I might just go ahead and stick with my Chaos for the tourny instead of trying something new. It's the 400 pt., 1 Troop requirement, no 2+ saves, yada yada setup. I would still like to start up a small SoB army for my wife though, she wants an all female army. Thanks for the advice guys!
what I would take
Canoness, fg, Plasma Pistol, Blessed weapon Book 96
Sister squad x9 Hvy Flamer Flamer Vet sister pistol ccw book 147
seraphim x4 1 hand flamer vet sister pistol eviserator book 157
gives 4 faith points and the best morale of any army
I'd say to always avoid ISTs unless you are going for the feel or fluff in your army, or can't use SOBs due to taking Marines. Look at the difference that 1 point per model gets you.........................
One thing IST have is a minimum squad size of 5, rather than the sister's 10.
Moving up from 500 to 750 in games with friends I didn't really want to include them, but the small squads were my best bet for cheap mechanized objective holding.
In larger games i'd expect them to vanish from the list once more.
True, but those 5 guys need to be able to acomplish something too...
I like the army list by Brother, but unfortunately there are no more than 2 wounds per model allowed. That cuts out the Canoness.