andrewm9 wrote:Armed warships of thier own would violate the decree passive.
Not necessarily; the Decree Passive (first mentioned in the 2E SoB
'dex) was concerning "men under arms". The Ecclesiarchy was indeed ordered to disband its armies and fleets - yet the Sororitas were always named as an exception to this rule as a whole. If they have any ships (however they are crewed, I could imagine several options), they would likewise fall under this protection. Furthermore, the Designer's Notes for the Witch Hunter Codex (published in WD
#293) clarified that the writers took great care only to expand on, but not to contradict anything previously published, including the ancient references in the original Rogue Trader rulebook - which were even referenced and re-confirmed in the same article. Personally
, this official statement about the Sororitas having never been subjected to a retcon (at least up until and including the 3E WH
Codex) is enough for me to believe in the existence of Sororitas fleets as they were mentioned in both the 1E Rogue Trader rulebook as well as the 2E Codex Imperialis.
Of course, it needs to be said that these fleets were (to my knowledge) never described in detail, so it may just as well just be a bunch of transports. Enough for them to get around, yet still have them rely on the Imperial Navy for escort into "hot zones" where the enemy has his own starships that would be likely to intercept such a convoy. In fact, I've read about alleged "single detachment transports" and "high speed corvettes" that only carried defensive armaments, yet were some of the fastest ships in the Imperium, sacrificing both the firepower of naval warships as well as the massive capacity of Guard-style regimental troopships for a higher maximum speed. Not only would this allow the (comparatively) small number of SoB
to traverse the entire Imperium in the pursuit of their duties (explaining how the few Major Orders, which only number about 4.000 Sisters each, can show up at every corner of Imperial space in GW
's own material), it also sounds like an interesting attempt to bring the early mention of fleets in line with the limitations that were introduced in later sources. I have yet to track down the original source of that bit, though, so I am not at all certain that this actually comes from GW
or just a licensed product or even just a fan who sought to "connect" these (on the first glance) seemingly contradictory statements...
As for fliers in the TT
, I'd love the Valkyrie and a "return" of the Dominica drop pods (which were pretty much identical to the Marines' Deathwind, except that the gun variant sported an impressive array of 5 multi-meltas) - I think this would indeed suffice for a cool representation, though I wouldn't say no to the Lightning Fighter from DoW
andrewm9 wrote:I just bought a second Valkyrie and I have been toying with the idea of decorating with symbols of the Ecclesiarchy. You just gotta love the Immolator sprue.
If you do, feel free to upload some photos!