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Made in au
Fresh-Faced New User

Hi All

I can’t remember the last time I played 40k. Here is my first shot at a sisters list. Only models I have are the army box, a sister superior and saint Celestine box. Everything else I will pick up slowly.

++ Unbound Army (Faction) (Imperium - Adepta Sororitas) [56 PL, 995pts] ++

+ Configuration +

Gametype: Matched

Order Convictions: Adeptus Ministorum

+ HQ +

Canoness [3 PL, 49pts]: Bolt pistol, Power sword

Celestine [8 PL, 160pts]
Geminae Superia [2 PL, 32pts]
. 2x Geminae Superia: 2x Bolt pistol, 2x Frag & Krak grenades, 2x Power sword

+ Troops +

Battle Sister Squad [6 PL, 61pts]
. 3x Battle Sister: 3x Bolt pistol, 3x Boltgun, 3x Frag & Krak grenades
. Battle Sister w/ Simulacrum: Simulacrum Imperialis
. Battle Sister w/ Special or Heavy Weapon: Storm bolter
. Sister Superior: Bolt pistol, Boltgun, Chainsword

Battle Sister Squad [4 PL, 51pts]
. 3x Battle Sister: 3x Bolt pistol, 3x Boltgun, 3x Frag & Krak grenades
. Battle Sister w/ Special or Heavy Weapon: Flamer
. Sister Superior: Bolt pistol, Boltgun

+ Elites +

Arco-Flagellants [2 PL, 39pts]
. 3x Arco Flagellant: 3x Arco-flails

Hospitaller [2 PL, 35pts]

Imagifier [2 PL, 45pts]: Tale of the Warrior

Repentia Superior [2 PL, 35pts]
Sisters Repentia [2 PL, 52pts]
. 4x Sisters Repentia: 4x Penitent Eviscerator

Zephyrim Squad [5 PL, 90pts]
. 4x Zephyrim: 4x Bolt pistol, 4x Frag & Krak grenades, 4x Power sword
. Zephyrim Superior: Bolt pistol, Power sword, Zephyrim Pennant

+ Fast Attack +

Seraphim Squad [4 PL, 64pts]
. 4x Seraphim: 8x Bolt pistol, 4x Frag & Krak grenades
. Seraphim Superior: Plasma pistol, Power sword

+ Heavy Support +

Penitent Engines [3 PL, 56pts]
. Penitent Engine: 2x Heavy Flamer, 2x Penitent buzz-blades

Retributor Squad [6 PL, 116pts]: 2x Armourium Cherub
. Retributor Superior: Bolt pistol, Boltgun
. Retributor w/ Heavy Weapon: Multi-melta
. Retributor w/ Heavy Weapon: Heavy bolter
. Retributor w/ Heavy Weapon: Heavy bolter
. Retributor w/ Heavy Weapon: Heavy flamer

+ Dedicated Transport +

Immolator [5 PL, 110pts]: Heavy bolter, Immolation Flamer

++ Total: [56 PL, 995pts] ++
Made in au
Fresh-Faced New User

Any help and ideas would be appreciated.
It’s been over 15 years and feel like I’m learning everything from scratch again.
Made in us
Preacher of the Emperor

Denver, CO, USA

Hey Gothm1, welcome to the Ecclesiarchy! There's an excellent Tactica thread in that forum that will be worth your time as you get to know the army.

For starters, you want to chase the Battalion with a passion... this is a CP hungry army. The Dominion/Celestian box is a great source of specials. I think you'll want a preacher before some of those other elites. I'd probably build both multimeltas from the Retributers box, use the cherub for a third shot, and wait on a second box to add 2 more. Heavy bolters and heavy flamers just dont seem as strong (although flamers might get a nice upgrade in 9th). Exorcists will need to come soon as they're you're only long range AT.

To offer any more, I'd have to ask which Order(s) you're considering. With Zephyrim and Repentia, this list seems to lean toward Bloody Rose...

Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut

Also consider if you are planning this to go to 2000 points or to be a 1000 point half army you want to soup in to (I don't know, maybe gaurd?)
I would look at allies for a list like this -- maybe not bother with the ONE flamer tank at all.
A cheap inquisitor (make it female, if you like) for 55 points gives you 2 psyker shots if its order malleus, not too shabby. Smite, dominate, castigate are useful workhorse spells to get your sistes into battle and put a few mortal wounds on a priority target (like that enemy character who always gets to melee before your sisters do)
In one way you are like gaurd -- not many attacks per model, so increasing that with a cheap elite or command slot unit (ministerium priest for gaurd, preacher or missionary for sisters) is a great basic idea.

You can do both of these for like 75 points, or a related buildout of the inquisitor with a combimelta and the spell "psychic pursuit" .. that single inquisitor can drop a melta shot and a castigate on an enemy character like a sniper could, and quite possibly strip enemy buffer units before the main body clashes with enemy main body.

I ain't sure but I suspect the exact tanks that end up being good or bad are going to change when 9th drops. Flamers might end up suddenly awesomesauce, but they may end up terrible compared to exorcists' blast weaponry. But an extra attack per sister never goes out of style, and a couple free smite or similar is going to be nice no matter what tanks you like later.

I know I shouldn't post so often, but I really miss this game, or just going out, or fresh produce, or any of the comforts of life before we started living in the Corona-Grimdark. 
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