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After talking with some of the friends in my area about my stand tall stand proud thread, I was asked how the sisters of battle invade entire planets, as space marines do, if sisters dont have seige machines. I know there isn't very much fluff on this. I just know that as the enimy of the sisters of battle are Chaos, Witches and Heretics, that sisters of battle may some times need to invade an entire planet in order to complete their agenda.
This would be true if the local Imperial Guard where all heretics, or if the leader of that planet was a witch, and controlled the local imperial forces. If the entire planet is owned by chaos, and your agenda is killing heretics, you have to destroy armies of chaos space marines to complete said agenda.
For most worlds it doesn't seem to difficult. The sisters dont have to attack an army just because its there, they just have to attack objectives. An armory, a factory, a radar station, an orbital defense grid, a palace with the worlds leaders, those can all be destroyed/handled by squads of comandos, im thinking elite sisters or saraphim.
Agro worlds of course can be invaded and occupied by even the weakest armies, as the army may outnumber the indiginous population. Feudal worlds wont be able to put up resistance with swords and catapults. Forge worlds are all factory. If the sisters could avoid titans then a forge world may be possible, although if a forge world was in the hands of non-imperial loyalist then it would allways be in the interest of ALL surrounding imperial worlds to deal with this. The sisters wouldn't be alone there.
However, while the sisters of battle may be able to face imperial guard on the open feild (fluff wise, I dont know how to do it on the table myself) they dont have anything that can shoot through a three mile tall Wall with basilisk cannon gun implacements built into the side of it. Sisters unquestionably have the power armor to allow them to fight their way right up to the side of the wall, but how do they get inside after that? While sisters are pretty good for city fight, and especially battles underneeth hive worlds, they still need to get there. How do nuns invade a fortified hive world.
Also I heard about the cadian fortress worlds. I only heard about them, but I know nothing about them. A similer situation for the sisters might be had if they needed to take a fortress world.
Well dont forget, space marines in many occasions have had to call upon titans and the imperial guard to assist them in taking worlds. All imperial forces work together in order to secure objectives. The sisters being the fighting arm of the Ministorium, have limitless connections to all imperial organisations.
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no imperial force fights alone, they all work in conjunction with each other. so the guard would provide the seige engines and mass man power while sisters and marines are the special forces with the marines obviously taking on the most dangerous of missions.
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