Included in Chapter Approved 2018, is a Beta Codex for Adepta Sororitas. This is to provide rules for those Sisters of Battle players out there, while also trialing some new and exciting rules.
Firstly, I just wanted to pick a couple of the units that really stand out to me. The first one, has to be Celestine. This model has to potential to deal large amounts of damage both at range and in melee, but also, this model has the ability to heal wounds from friendly unit and even bring slain models back to the battle field. On top of all that, once Celestine is killed, on a 2+, it returns will all its wounds intact.
The next one I really liked was the Penitent Engines. In close combat, these would be very deadly, with 4 attacks, strength 10, AP-3 and 3 damage. Not only that, but they get to attack twice in each fight phase. The models are also stunning, which always helps.
Next up, I wanted to talk about the new Acts of Faith rules. The way this works, is that if you have a model with this ability in your army, you start the game with 3 faith points. You also gain 1 more for every 10 models you have with this ability. You can then spend these points performing Acts of Faith. However, each act can only be performed once per battle.
The one that really stands out to me is The Passion. If successful, a selected unit can attack 2 times in the Fight Phase. You combine that with the Penitent Engines, and that will mean they could attack 4 times in one turn.
The Sisters is Battle also have access to some very good Stratagems, like Burning Descent. This allows a Seraphim Squad to fire their Hand Flamers at 12’ range when deployed via their Sky Strike ability. This will allow them to make an immediate impact. Or, you could use Faith and Fury. This allows you to re-roll wound rolls of 1 for a unit that you have just completed a Test of Faith with. Again, if you use that with The Passion on Penitent Engines, then not only could they attack 4 times, but they will also be able to re-roll all wounds rolls of 1. Pretty filthy.
There are 14 Stratagems in total, so there are plenty to choose from when you are building your army.
Last up, we have the Warlord Traits and Relics. The Warlord Trait I particularly like is the Beacon of Faith. This allows you to potentially gain more Faith points. With the Relics, you will have the choice of 6. From some very characterful weapons, to armour that increases the bearers invulnerable save. Each one of these, I can see being quite useful in certain circumstances.
Overall, I think this is a very interesting Codex, and I am really looking forward to seeing how these armies will do on the battlefield. And I am even more looking forward to seeing how these will do in Kill Team.
Let me know what you think in the comments down below
Take care :-)