I am off to a tournament again with very little prep work *sighs*. I will get better at this one day… So it came down to two armies for me, Blood Angels or Eldar. Tyranids were in the mix but I needed to do a lot of painting for them and in the end, I went with BA as I was missing some Swooping Hawks to take the Eldar list I wanted. The list then moulded to be primarily Sisters of Battle with a BA attachment.
The CA rumors have been swirling for a while now and we finally have some confirmation as Warhammer Community has released some tidbits. You can check the listed points changes and for the armies who not have a codex, their Warlord Trait, Relic and Stratagems on offer on the Facebook page (give it a like if you have not already; it’s a new one along with a new group page). Quickly running through the changes and their potential impact (I will consider each of these as factual currently but please take with salt until actually seen). There has also been some chatter on changing how detachments from other armies work – how though, we are not sure yet but this could drastically change army make up. Read more
We have not done a mathammer of Sisters of Battle yet but it’s not exactly rocket science – they have meltas and flamers. Go. With that in mind and given there has been some questions and buzz around Sisters, it appears to be a perfect time for some discussion and analysis of them. Maybe one day Games Workshop will give us multi-part plastic kits as well… Anyway, we all remember the lovely days of Flamestorm / Immo spam and the success those types of lists had in 5th edition.
As before with the Tau post, while more time has passed and games are under the belt, things will rapidly change with the codex release timeframes but for now, we shall look at must have, okay and bad units.
Sisters of Battle pages rather than that horrendous wall of text. Necron codex has been translated from the Italian – pictures linked.
So the last time around, when GW released the SoB codex in White Dwarf, I wasn’t terribly impressed with it. While it had some strong units, the codex as a whole was essentially a gutting and simplification of the 3E book, adding very few unique ideas aside from the Faith system. And, given how random that was and that it didn’t really fundamentally change most of your decisions, that could hardly be counted on to carry the whole codex. That didn’t exactly mean the book was weak– as I said, it had its strong units, like most books- but it certainly wasn’t flexible and really wasn’t interesting from my view.
Now, looking at the 6E update to that codex… well, I didn’t start off with high hopes; making Sisters a “real” 6E book would’ve taken quite a bit of work, work that I didn’t expect GW was interested in doing, and now having read the codex I don’t feel like I was terribly far off the mark. A lot of people will dismiss this as simple “oh the internet gives negative reviews to everything” pessimism, and so be it, but I do genuinely feel that the book has gotten worse yet again.
Alright so Games Workshop seems to be ramping up their release information from nothing, to tiny little itty bitty bits and using the Digital Releases to do this. Awesome – you’re a decade late but at least we’re seeing it. So we’ve been given some preview pictures (see after the break) and one includes the basic SoB page showing us some details. 12 points per model still which is still way too high even compared to CSM (WS3 and T3 are huge defensive drops for one point; sure there’s Faith and all that but…T3 man!!!! not to mention 2 points less than Space Marine Tacticals with ATSKNF and WS/T4!). Two specials per five is pretty solid however but we again need to consider the durability T3 models… 3+ armor won’t keep them alive long enough and as falbeer points out, it looks like a squad with the goodies might cost more than what they had before… Read more
I know you’ve already all seen this already but here it is anyway. The lack of actual additions rumored here is pretty poor again – Warlord traits and bringing rules in line with 6th is great but why not just, I don’t know, give them a damn real codex? It’s great that you’re pumping out books and supplements Games Workshop but the relative quality of 5th edition and the FAQs we came to expect seems to be dipping… Let’s see how this goes I guess!
So I have been working on house rules for my and my friends games for my sisters. I have spent ages painting them, but they are mega stale to play and really weak. They fall down on how bland the faith mechanic is.
So I have made the following changes to the faith mechanic. Other than the changes listed here, everything else in the Codex: Sisters of Battle remains as per white dwarf. I didn’t want to write a homebrew dex. Just change what i felt was the most compelling fluff wise aspect of the sisters, but the last compelling rules wise.
So I am looking for feed back on what people think in regards to power level, etc. And looking for people to playtest it with me.
This article below will cover why you should play Sisters of Battle, what you should expect and what are their strength and weakness. I guess I should introduce myself, people know me locally in the Pacific Northwest as MikhailLenin or the French Overlord and I have been playing Warhammer 40,000 for about 18 years ever since I was 9 years old but I have only truly begun my path to being a true competitive contender in the last 5-6 years. Over the half of the last decade I have played 7 different Competitive Armies to various Regional Tournaments (OFCC, TSHFT, Guardian Cup, etc…) but it wasn’t until 6th Edition landed that the stars were aligned for me to participate in one of the biggest Competitive Event in the USA for 40k, NOVA OPEN. Read more
Biscuit is back for Episode 4! We’re still missing an AbusePuppy though… This episode also includes the afterparty discussion where we stop trying to pretend to stick on topic or be reasonable and just chatter away like a bunch of nerds. That’s the 2nd download below.
This episode we discuss grenades (~1:10) and their new uses and the impact of 6th edition on some of the armies we haven’t discussed before. This includes Sisters of Battle (~12:00), Chaos Daemons (~18:00) and Space Marines (~24:00). Ironically, all three are talked about in relation to allies more than not…
And the amusing after party chat. Enter CSM rumor discussion and Timmah (with Biscuit leaving). ‘Scuse the typing, dice rolling and clicking as well – fully uncensored! lol