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Been slowly getting back on the bandwagon for 40k. I've always loved the idea of sisters but I'm pretty keen to try something different...
Being that there is some shiny new Blood Angels models about to appear I wonder what is everyone's thoughts on using sisters as allies to a Blood Angels army? Also I would love to hear any other "Sisters as Allies to ......" ideas.
I'm focusing primarily on fluff and secondarily on gameplay. If I go ahead with this I want an army with solid fluff reasons for existing and that looks great on the table. It would be great if it had decent playability aswell but I'm afraid I just love the gameplay in Fantasy way too much and would prefer to keep this as a "fun" army.
Anyone got any thoughts?
If you're going to go space marine, why not keep it all under the Inquisitorial banner. Buy Grey Knights!
While a lot more expensive points-wise, they'll do alot more damage in assault than those drama-queens in there new nipple suits.
I've found that GK's augment SoBs nicely, clearing up in assault where the Sisters aren't so good, while the sisters sweep the board with the anti-tank, which GK's suck at. Both are wonderful at mid-range and are quite flexible to any situation.
Admittidly, you'll find that some players here don't feel they're are good combination. Mainly because such a point sink can drain your faith point potential. So be aware of that.
Personally, the only problem I find is wondering whether to take the awesome firepower of the exorcists along or employ the hulking behemoth that is a Land Raider.
Last edited by Oiad; March 9th, 2010 at 11:30.
I ally in a couple squads of IG and a leman russ. Call them the PDF of the shrine world the sisters are defending and you don't even need an inquisitorial mandate...
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Haha both are nice ideas!
I have to admit I'm leaning away from the normal Inquisitorial armies. I too love the idea of Grey Knights but I can't help but looking at that fantastic new winged Astorath model ... and then glancing at the winged Celestine model in the back of the codex ... and then imagining them both on the battlefield fighting side by side ...
So far my thoughts are of an "Angels of Light and Dark" style army. It would feature the above two models, and would play heavily on opposites for fluff (males - females, the "perfectness" of SOB against the Red Thirst and DC of Blood Angels etc). Plus for gameplay the armies might even compliment each other!
Would love to hear other peoples opinions/ideas!
Personally, I love allying GKs with my sisters. I've been taking 2 6 man squads of GKs and putting them in immolators and it has been FANTASTIC! The best part is, you can kind of cheat and take a 6 girl squad of rets and buy an immo for them and let the GKs have it. The best part about it is, the immo is a scoring unit at that point because the knights are troops. One thing to remember about faith is if you have less faith then you also have less units who need it, but even so I usually take 2 cannonesses which is a nice faith boost. This is also why I prefer to run sisters as the parent list and take GKs with them, otherwise I need to walk the GKs or get a landraider for them.
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just remember that if you have a space marine base army, you can't have sisters in your list.
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I've run everything from Pure SoB's to Pure GK's, to Sisters with inducted IG, GK's with inducted IG, pure IG....
I keep coming back to Sisters with inducted IG currently. I've become fond of 1500pt Sisters w/Inducted IG for my 1500pt list.
When I move up to 1750, things get shuffled a bit. I add in an Immolator in the heavy slot, drop the Rhinos from the Sisters squads, and make them 11. They get rides from the IG chimera, and the Platoon command squad takes the Immo. Then I buy another SoB squad in a rhino.
1750 Sisters w/inducted IG The actual list is about halfway down the post.
I'm going to be running a parent WH list with 320pts of GK termies w/psychic hood this weekend. I'll make a post about it next week.
Inducted IG makes for more bodies and better light armor on the field, which goes along with light armor saturation stlye of armybuilding. I think IG and WH are able to fill the table with light armor tanks, and be able to withstand what gets thrown at them due to number of targets outnumbering weight of long range fire incoming.
I think as far as using Sisters or GK's as allies to your SM army... you might be better off using your SM favors by themselves. a squad of Celestians w/2meltas in an immolator might serve you well, and 2 sisters squads in rhinos w/Books of St. Lucius for boosting LD might work... but I don't think SM's need that kind of thing.
ah and I think Fizzics means if you have a Sisters parent list, you can't have SM's inducted. You can have a SM parent with allied Sisters though.
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Darn straight you better post that battle rep! Hope you have fun with the new list change.I'm going to be running a parent WH list with 320pts of GK termies w/psychic hood this weekend. I'll make a post about it next week
Aside from that you make some good points. Most only bother inducting guard for the extra armoured firepower. Using Guardsmen to tangle the opponant up, give your self plenty of ablative wounds is a tactic I don't use much but I can see its uses. Mind, I don't tend to like the idea of IG or SM allies unless you're playing a 2v2 and your ally is an imperial player. The closest I bother getting to inducted IG are the IST squads.