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Okay, I know that Sisters are preferable to Stormtroopers, but I am toying with the idea of using Stormtroopers to conserve my limited Sisters models to use for Celestians.
I have enough models for 2 squads of 10 sisters and (barely) 2 squads of 5 Celestians.
However, if I break out the Necromunda Eschers and conscript them into 5-man stormtrooper squads in rhinos, in will give me plenty of small, cheap scoring units. I can convert each to have a melta for 110 per unit.
That leaves me enough Sister Models for 5 Celestian Units (3 Elites, 2 HQ Bodyguards) which gives me 9 faith + 3 for my seraphim for 12 total, which is better than the 7 I would get.
I haven't totalled up the points yet, or seen how many squads I could field (at least 4) but this plan gives me more overall faith, more guns, more scoring units and more vehicles...
Let me know what you think...
Dropped them when I switched from oddball inq lists to all-out assault mech sisters.
They are cheaper to field if you use the IA2 rules, 105 for a rhino and 2 special weapons or 130 in an autocannon chimera, not quite IG vets but not bad by any means.
Yeah, this is more a case of necessity than anything. If I had the models I'd run 6 squads of 20 foot slogging SOBs, but I'm not really in a position to invest in any models right now. I also don't wan't to make any drastic changes in the year or so before a new Codex may or may not come out.
I'm just going to paint my models and learn to play them and wait to see what comes.
If they do come out with a new codex, I expect I'll try to expand my collection a little and make the jump to all SOB. In the mean time, an 'all girls' WH army will have to do...
Last edited by BlkSabbath74; April 15th, 2011 at 18:15.
IA2 was a 3rd edition release and contained rules for WH rhinos, immolators, exorcists, and a rhino variant called the repressor.
Because the book had become so outdated forgeworld released a free pdf update for the vehicles to bring them up to 5th ed standards, unfortunately it was mainly done to match up the space marine stuff and the WH updates were rather ham fisted - still some players use the pdf, either because they own repressors (like me) or because it's the closest thing the WH have had to an update for 7 years.
In real terms it means that chimeras and rhinos get matched to the 5th ed SM/IG books, while immolators and exorcists get stuffed expensive 5th ed extra armour without the cheaper 5th ed prices. Hunter killers come down to 10pts though.
Yeesh, put some points on paper and it ended up near 3k...never mind 'saving some points.'
Granted, that was with the full FOC filled out, but still...
Nice to see they got an updated. Not sure whether or not they would work for me. I've got no repressors, but I do have 5 more or less put together immolators that I'd like to use...
I was never big on using vehicle wargear though.
I see what you mean about that AC Chimera...