BoLS will be bringing you Codex Imperial Agents coverage all week. Today we peek inside the cover and learn the benefits of Adepta Sororitas.
The Adepta Sororitas are BACK! After years in the dark, and decades without new models the Sisters of Battle are back with righteous vengeance. This is an army with two different incarnations in Codex Imperial Agents and they are bringing a lot of old friends with them. More on this most non-standard of codexes in the days ahead.
I order you to buy this book sinner!
What we will say is the GW Design Studio has taken a fundamentally different approach with this codex. This is a book that brings as much stuff as it leaves behind. By that I mean for every new force in this book, there are some very unusual absences and hints at what may be coming in the future. This is a book with 9 new armies and not a single new miniature. You’ll find a lot of old friends long left out in the cold given a new lease on life, and new unexpected ways of fielding armies that already have standalone codexes alongside other Imperial organizations.
Before we get into the Sororitas, let’s do a quick tour of the codex basics to get your head wrapped around what’s inside.
Plus the back of the codex…
Every new codex gets a logo and Imperial Agents is no different. HERESY, Do I sense the foul influence of Tzeentch?
Take a good look at the Table of Contents
Right off the bat, you have 9 Armies in this book. You will note that several of these are very tiny affairs such as the Legion of the Damned (4 pages), Cult Mechanicus (6 pages) and Aeronautica Imperialis (6 pages). Several of the forces in the codex are teensy mini detachments you can easily shoehorn into your existing army for a little flavor. The big forces that you really pay your money for are the Adepta Sororitas (25 pages), and The Inquisition (18 pages). These both have a decent set of units and some surprises. Easily enough to build an entire standard sized army around if you wish. A key point is the Sisters and Inquisition detachments in this codex are NOT identical to the earlier digital versions out for the past couple of years. These are updated and expanded lists. Finally note that Mechanicus, Deathwatch and Grey Knights are in here with alternative mini-sized detachments for those looking for just a splash of the faction, rather than the full codex version of the force you can build with their existing stand-alone codexes.
Now, onto what you came for, the set of special rules that define exactly what the Adepta Sororitas army can do on the tabletop.
The Sisters have a LOT of tricks up their sleeves -spread all across their units and formations.
Just try to kill my Warlord – I DARE ya!
While the Imperium draws great advantage from the unbelievable weight of manpower it can bring to bear, the diversity of its military is its greatest strength. Many, many esoteric factions are expected to answer the call to protect humanity, from the arcane Adeptus Mechanicus, to the merciless, psychically-gifted Grey Knights and all in between.
The forces of the Imperium are myriad and distinct, but all follow the Emperor’s divine will – through this common goal, they strive to ensure the continued if fraught survival of Mankind.
This 136-page full-colour Codex presents background and rules for a number of smaller Imperial factions, whose forces fight alongside other armies of the Emperor. Use the rules, datasheets, wargear and detachments included to add members of the following operatives to any army of the Imperium:
– A full army list for the Battle Sisters of the Adepta Sororitas
– Tech-Priest Enginseers and Servitors of the Adeptus Mechanicus
– Valkyries of the Aeronautica Imperialis
– Battle Psykers and Astropaths of the Astra Telepathica
– Priests of the Adeptus Ministorum
– Kill Teams and Corvus Blackstars of the Deathwatch
– Terminator Squads and Nemesis Dreadknights of the Grey Knights
– The Legion of the Damned
– Assassins of the Officio Assassinorum
– Inquisitors of the Inquisition
~Have fun folks, and check back all week for more Imperial Agents faction reviews and more.