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you see the question, are there fluff or other reasons for why the sisters dont have a terminator or dreadnaught?
If you know the fluff behind the Dreadnaught, you would know that it does not make sense for the Sisters to have one. As for Terminators, it is probably just that it is extremely rare armour; there is none to spare for the Sisters.
when GW released WH they did say they wanted the WH to be more covert and against planetary population at large. More anti-insurrection than the more elite DH. So no termie armour but more flamer weapons.
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we sort of DO have some sort of equivalents to Dreads and termies. of course, they look different than what the SM's field.
I usually equate Penitent Engines to Dreadnoughts. they're fanatical walkers.
I draw a similarity from assult Termies to Arco-flagellents. tough? harder to kill? mean as all get out in CC? yup.
WH aren't supposed to be marines, we're different. Our units function a little differently, and are armed differently. Hence, we have a different codex, and aren't just 'girl Space Marines'
actually, SM's don't get dominion squads. Our Squads can go to 20 strong, like pre-heresy Marines.
I love me some penitent engines. Also just wait for the DH and WH to be combined with the inquisition codex. Then take yourself some grey knight termis.
That always works as well. I have just started taking allies with my witch hunters opens up a lot of fun abilities. I will have to try the GK terminators.
Remember, Space marines are super-humans altered beyond belief and Sisters of Battle are just Humans in Power armor. They can't have terminators because they don't have the black carapace and thus couldn't USE it. Dreadnoughts are walking tombs and I don't think they would willing commit themselves to such a monstrosity as they would rather fall in battle for martyrdom. However, I think it would be cool if they gave Celestians Artificer Armor and some better CC options to make them stand out as "Elite" would be similar to terminator but different enough to a Sisters unit without being a "lite" terminator. A living Saint base unit would be cool too, in place of a dreadnought. Mind you it would be nothing like a dreadnought but it would fill the role of "big nasty killing machine" quite well.