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Monday, August 1, 2011

Preliminary view on new Sisters of Battle

Well I have spent the weekend reading and re-reading my White Dwarf Sisters of Battle codex part one. It is hard to make any real judgements yet as the wargear and points cost won't be out till next month, but I will highlight some of the things I do like.

I for one like the new Acts of Faith. I know others have stated they don't like them but for me I think they are pretty great and a real improvement over last editions.

I like the fact that they added the Sister Dialogus and Hospitaller as part of a Sororitas Command Squad, I just need to know what their gear is going to do.

I like the idea of Priests with Battle Conclaves but again until I see the points cost, I don't know how useful it will be.

I love the changes to the Repentia, Feel No Pain is going to be a great addition. I have always used them in the past and will continue to do so in the future.

I love the changes to Penitent Engines, the unstoppable rampage and battle frenzy are cool and they Get the Shield of Faith.

I love the Special Characters but again until I see the points cost it will be hard to determine their worth, but I will be picking up Arch-Confessor Kyrinov and Uriah Jacobs and adding them to the army.

The rest of the units are pretty good as well, but like I have stated already, without war-gear and points cost it is difficult to really decide on their worth.

That is all for now. Over all I like what I see but I have concerns on points. I will post a follow up article when the second half of the rules comes out next month.

-So what are your opinions on the new Sisters of Battle Codex?



Sleepy04 said...

I don't really like the new faith points as they now seem like a very under powered psychic power than a special ability bought upon by their belief in the Emperor especially since psychic powers can still be used in your opponents turn while these new acts of faith cant. Also the reduce in initiative with the Celestians is a bit disappointing since that separated them from the less trained sisters and that their other special rules got transformed into acts of faiths that they can't use without a Canoness being with them. Sure they may all now have a 6+ invun and grenades and bolt pistols like the favorite sons of GW but they have had a slightly large debuff also but i guess the points cost will ultimately determine if this codex is a improvement or a major flop. Hopefully the points and wargear fix the problems i have with the first part so i guess time will tell

Meatball said...

@Sleepy04, I can agree with much of what you said, that is why I am still holding any final judgements until I read the 2nd half. I do like the faith points though so we will just have to see how it goes.

Thanks for the response!

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