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Heya everyone, I've been working on this for a bit and I'd like your opinion on this unit.
Any Witch Hunters army of 2,000 points or more and including only Sisters of Battle units (Adepta Sororitas Heroine, Celestians, Sisters Repentia, Battle Sisters, Seraphim, Dominion, Retributors, Immolators, and Exorcists) may include an Abbess as an HQ choice.
Options: The Abbess may be given any equipment allowed from the Witch Hunters Armoury including War gear with the numbers 2,3, and 4 next to the War gear choice. An Abbess must pick an Order to originate from among the list given below.
Orders Militant: A skilled warrior before becoming the Abbess of the Sisterhood, her skills have not dulled sense her promotion, indeed, they have only increased as her faith in the God Emperor of Mankind increases. Add +1 to the Abbess' WS, BS, I, and A stat and gives the effect of the Book of St. Lucius to the entire Sisters of Battle army on the field for +20 points.
Orders Hospitaller: A powerful healer in the field before being promoted to Abbess of the Sisterhood, she now works towards helping the soul of the Sisters under her command. Psychic Save of the Shield of Faith is increased to 4+, and one squad per turn may reroll an Act of Faith roll, however, the second outcome must be accepted as the final roll for +15 points.
Orders Dialogous: Uncovering a great text, whether Xeno, Holy, or Blasphemous early in this Abbess' life eventually led to her becoming the Abbess of the Sisterhood, she now uses her skills with language to lead her Sisters on the battlefield with great hymnals and chants of the Emperor. Any friendly unit within 24â€? and Line of Sight of the Abbess receives +1 to her leadership score, stacking with the effects of the Book of St. Lucius and any squad the Abbess is attached to becomes fearless for +15 points.
Orders Famulous: Before becoming the Abbess of the Sisterhood, this Sister was renowned for settling even the most hot blooded of disputes between the Imperial Houses. Thanks to the many connections in high places and the respect most organizations have for this Abbess, she always makes sure any armed force she travels with is exceedingly well stocked. As such, every Sisters squad is allowed to take up to +1 special weapons (note that normal restrictions for taking 2 special weapons in a squad still apply to taking 3). In the case of Retributor squads, this gives them the ability to take +1 heavy weapon on top of the 4 they already get. This upgrade costs +30 points
Independent Character Unless accompanied by a retinue (see below), the Heroine is an independent character and follows all of the rules for characters in the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook. If the retinue is destroyed she becomes an independent character and is free to join other units.
Faithful An Abbess adds 3 Faith Points to the army's Faith Point total.
Adepta Sororitas The Abbess' are subject to the special rules listed on page 18.
Iron Will An Abbess will have an unbending determination to prevail, backed by a clinical understanding of how to achieve her goals. As such, an Abbess can choose whether to pass or fail any Morale check or Pinning tests she is called upon to make. This ability is conveyed to any unit she joins. Even if failure is normally automatic, the Abbess may still choose whether to pass or fail the test. Note that if the Abbess is formerly of the Orders Dialogous then the Abbess loses this rule and replaces it with Fearless.
Retinue Read page 27 of the Witch Hunters Codex under Adepta Sororitas Heroines Retinue for rules on the Abbess' retinue.
Thanks for reading all of this!
Remember that Rhinos should be considered Sororitas units as well.
It's a nice idea, though I remember the abesses to be quite old and usually not leaving their shrine worlds.
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Thanks for the funny comments, and the reason I didn't include Rhinos in the list is because they can only be taken as transports. They cannot fill up a specific part of the FOC without another squad to be inside of them, so, they really don't count.
But, do you guys think any part of it is broken or unfluffy?
Wasn't that on the internet???Originally Posted by Montford981
Anyway, I like the abbess idea, I would just up her ws and bs.
Oh, and the orders militant is WAY too good. Book of st lucius everywhere? quite a bit more expensive. Some of the other orders are under-priced as well.
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I'd just say make her a 0-1 choice (per order) and let her also choose the wargear without any numbers. But I must say I really like the rules, by the way is she a heroine? for the sake of taking the m bombs and stuff. And by the way isn't the hospitalizer a bit to weak compared to the others?
Last edited by Blood_Lord; August 21st, 2005 at 23:01.
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