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This is something new for me. It turns out that I will be trading my 1500pt Mixed Tyranid list for a buddy's Witch Hunters. He's really bummed out with his army, and well, I've always had a fondness for the Sisters. So, I agreed to an even swap and this is what I've come up with after getting rid of the Inquisitors and their nosy servants...

Canoness - 186pts
-=][=- Jump pack, Blessed Weapon, Inferno Pistol, Cloak of St. Aspira, Book of St. Lucius, Rosarius, Litanies of Faith, Frag Grenades

Sisters Repentias - 150pts
-=][=- 6 Sisters w/ Evicerators and 1 Mistress w/ Twin Neural Whips

Battle Sisters Squad - 197pts
-=][=- 9 Sisters w/ 1 Meltagun and 1 Veteran Sister Superior w/ Boltgun and Book of St. Lucius
-=][=- Rhino w/ Extra Armour and Smoke Launchers

Battle Sisters Squad - 199pts
-=][=- 9 Sisters w/ 1 Heavy Flamer and 1 Veteran Sister Superior w/ Boltgun and Book of St. Lucius
-=][=- Rhino w/ Extra Armour and Smoke Launchers

Inquisitorial Storm Troopers - 70pts
-=][=- 5 Storm Troopers w/ 1 Plasmagun and 1 Meltagun

Seraphim Squad - 201pts
-=][=- 6 Seraphim w/ 1 Twin Flamer and 1 Twin Inferno Pistol and Veteran Sister Superior w/ Bolt Pistol, Power Weapon, Book of St. Lucius

Retributor Squad - 217pts
-=][=- 4 Sisters w/ 3 Heavy Bolters and 1 Multimelta and Veteran Sister Superior w/ Bolter and Book of St. Lucius
-=][=- Immolator w/ Twin Heavy Flamers, Extra Armour and Smoke Launchers

Exorcist - 140pts
-=][=- Exorcist Launcher and Extra Armour

Exorcist - 140pts
-=][=- Exorcist Launcher and Extra Armour

1500pts on the nose, with 50 Models, 8 Scoring Units and 6 Faith Points.


This army list is made with the models available with just a few exceptions. The two Rhinos and two Exorcists in the list will be scratch-built. One Rhino is complete thus far. The Immolator is part of the trade. I've never faced off against a competitive Witch Hunters list so I really don't know how this one should be considered (fun or competitive). Either way, its what I have so it'll have to do.
 

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It's a pretty solid list. There are a few tweaks that I might make.

Make your cannoness a bit cheaper, 186points for a T3 IC seems a bit much to me.

I think if you work to screen the Repentias and force them into combat where you want them to be they can work out well. It's just tough to keep them alive since they're easy to shoot down. And it'll be tough since your enemy has more control over where they go than you do most turns.
 

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Keeping the Repentias under wraps will be pretty hard, I suppose.

If you were to purchase one blister for this army, what would it be?
 

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Seems good, My 1850 list is pretty close to this one and it does well for me. I would trade the multimelta in the retributer squad for a heavy bolter as the exorcists can focus on the heavy heavy stuff; that way, the retributers can focus on solid troops. And dont be depressed when the repentia (aka twisted sisters) die, they always die and its what they are good at.
 

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Couple of thoughts from me:

Overall the list is actually very good with the exception being the Repentia's and the Inq troops, especially the Repentias. I cannot describe enough how much they suck but they are, bar none, the biggest point sink in the game. I would drop them and the storm troopers for a squad of melta armed dominions in an Immolater with the twin linked heavy flamer. The flamer will deal quite nicely with troops while the dominions themselves are awesomeness in a can at popping armour if needed and bringing monstrous creatures down.

Just my thoughts anyway.
 

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Sounds like a good deal to me, too, Wraithlord...

Anyone want to swap my 2 Defilers and a Chaos Land Raider for some Sisters?
 

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OK, how about this. It'll require a few purchases I'm loathe to make, but it's something to shoot for...

Canoness - 133pts
-=][=- Jump pack, Blessed Weapon, Inferno Pistol, Cloak of St. Aspira, Frag & Krak Grenades

Battle Sisters Squad - 209pts
-=][=- 9 Sisters w/ 1 Meltagun, 1 Heavy Flamer and 1 Veteran Sister Superior w/ Boltgun and Book of St. Lucius
-=][=- Rhino w/ Extra Armour and Smoke Launchers

Battle Sisters Squad - 209pts
-=][=- 9 Sisters w/ 1 Meltagun, 1 Heavy Flamer and 1 Veteran Sister Superior w/ Boltgun and Book of St. Lucius
-=][=- Rhino w/ Extra Armour and Smoke Launchers

Seraphim Squad - 223pts
-=][=- 7 Seraphim w/ 1 Twin Flamer and 1 Twin Inferno Pistol and Veteran Sister Superior w/ Bolt Pistol, Power Weapon, Book of St. Lucius

Dominion Squad - 228pts
-=][=- 5 Sisters w/ 4 Meltaguns and Veteran Sister Superior w/ Bolter-Flamer and Book of St. Lucius
-=][=- Immolator w/ Twin Heavy Flamers, Extra Armour and Smoke Launchers

Retributor Squad - 217pts
-=][=- 5 Sisters w/ 4 Heavy Bolters and Veteran Sister Superior w/ Bolter and Book of St. Lucius
-=][=- Immolator w/ Twin Heavy Flamers, Extra Armour and Smoke Launchers

Exorcist - 140pts
-=][=- Exorcist Launcher and Extra Armour

Exorcist - 140pts
-=][=- Exorcist Launcher and Extra Armour

1500pts on the nose, with 47 Models, 7 Scoring Units and 7 Faith Points.

A more 'elite' army, but with something to cover all the bases. Whatcha think?
 

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not a bad list not bad at all it would look pretty intimidating on the table
 

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Other than the fact that the Seraphim will have to hide behind some tanks to stay away from all the anti-troop weaponry looks fine to me.

I hate gving in and saying that a unit is just horrible but ive tried so many times to make repentia work but I just cant. They re good for stealing the eviscerators to model onto other models though. :grin:
 

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The second list is much better. Well basically the list resembles mine minus the serephim and jump pack cannoness but even though i never field them i know how good that combo is.

And everything about the repentia is true, good idea but poorly exected rule wise.
 

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Thinking of making a Witch Hunters Army of my own I've been thinking about a list for some time now: I have a Canoness, but rather than using the Seraphim & jump pack combo, I have fielded her as follows:

Adepta Sororitas Heroine – 135 pts
Canoness – 45 pts
- Inferno Pistol – 15 pts
- Blessed Weapon – 30 pts
- Cloak of St. Aspira – 20 pts
- Rosarius – 25 pts
- Auspex – 2 pts

Heroine’s Retinue – 170 pts
1 Sister Superior – 13 pts
- Veteran Superior – 10 pts
- Power weapon – 10 pts
- Bolter-Meltagun – 15 pts
4 Celestians – 52 pts
- Sacred Banner of the Order Militant – 50 pts
- 2 Meltaguns – 20 pts
- 2 Bolters

I was thinking of fielding them in an Immolator for support, but I thought I'd 'ask the experienced' first. Could somebody tell me how effective this squad would be, or point me in a better direction for fielding my Canoness?
 

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Drach: I think its a good Idea, In combination with a dominion squad in a immolator and a host of sister squads in rhinos having that unit isnt a bad idea idea. It could really bust some heads, although I would suggest dropping a sister for a priest with eviscerator. He gives the squad more wounds and allows re-rolls when they charge. Plus the eviscerator attacks can be pretty brutal. He dosent take away your ability to use faith in the squad either so hes probably a good addition although hes a bit pricey.

In general I feel like the Canoness dosent need the auspex because you almost want your opponent starting close to you.

Also consider dropping the banner, I really dont think you need it, maybe replace it with a litanies of faith. If you feel like you'll need to make inv saves you can just make the entire squad have one so maybe consider dropping the rosarius also. With the cloak thats a 2+ inv save on the canoness.
 

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Thank you for your response:

The banner has the rule that all units within 12" are fearless, as I'm sure you're aware, and I thought that might be handy if I have quite a few units in support in a combat situation. The auspex was originally a point filler, but can be removed as I'm redoing the list. Thanks for the Priest idea, that's a handy tip for me to use.

With the cloak, and using a faith point a turn, the Rosarius is useless, so long as we pass the test for the faith. I could include a Simulacrum Imperialis for that instead.

Dominion squad and an Immolator are also in the list, all with meltaguns. Battle sister squads with Rhinos will also be in the charge. Is it worth taking an Immolator for the Canoness' squad, or would it be better to have a larger squad in a Rhino?

Sorry about all the questions, I would just like to improve my plan for the army :)
 

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Forums are at least partially used to answer questions...

Part of the reason I said drop the banner is because you can use faith to become fearless anyway in the rare chance that the squad breaks. One of the best peices of wargear the sisters have is the book of st. lucius which is only 5 pts and helps with many leadership woes.

Yes the imagifier is a good choice, but if say you were trying to make the squad inv with only 6 models on average when rolling 2d6 you should get = or over the squad size over 50% of the time. Thats not bad odss and the litanies makes you pass automatically without using a faith point, hence that suggestion.

I say the squad is fine in an immolator, especially because the immolator can really pack some short range support. With support this squad will be fine as is.

I find that with sisters its a really good idea to have every squad have at least one squad backing it up. We dont have much that can stand alone and take care of itself. Adding 4 more models to the retinue wont really make much of a difference overall, only a few more non-power weapon attacks and a few more wounds. I like the immolator support.
 
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