BoLS will be bringing you Codex Imperial Agents coverage all week. Today we peek inside the cover at Sororitas organization and relics.
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.
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 dive into today’s peek at the Sororitas, you can take a look at their army special rules here. Ok, let’s go!
First up we said yesterday that the army is a mix of old and new, so we are showing you two units. one should be a surprise to no one, and the other has been “drafted” by the Ecclesiarchy to go after the heretics alongside the Sisters:
Battle Sisters Squad – it does exactly what it says on the box… bolter? – CHECK, bob? – CHECK – MOVE OUT!
Death Cults are now in the armylist. It’s nice to see these gals back in the thick of it, stabbing the heretics every chance they get. These ladies live in mortal terror of massed bolter fire, but 15pts isn’t too shabby for 2 WS5 I6 Power weapon attacks. I like the max squad size of 10, and the transport options!
Ok, moving on, let’s take a look at the TWO Adepta Sororitas detachments we mentioned earlier.
Say hello to the Ministorum Delegation and the Vestal Task Force. When you want just a smidge of Sisters for flavor in your army, go with the Delegation. Grab yourself the mandatory Priest and back him up with you choice of a single unit chosen from: Repentia, Sisters Command Squad, Arco-Flagellants, Crusaders, DCAs or Celestians. The Vestal Task force is the full monty, for those who want an entire Sororitas army. That retro-chic CAD should give you all the space you need to put the heretics to the flame.
Finally let’s take a look at one sample relic. All the old Sororitas classics are in here (St. Aspira’s tailors really got around), and the skull pulping Mace of Valaan is fairly fun one to share granting Fleshbane/Armorbane when within 6″ of Daemons.
Come at me Heretics!
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.