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Plastic 40k Sisters Already Exist, Here’s 3 Changes They Need

By Gothmog | February 9th, 2019 | Categories: Adepta Sororitas, Sisters of Battle, Tactics, Warhammer 40k

sisters of silence

Plastic Sisters models already exist in 40k as Sisters of Silence, but they are kinda meh. Here’s how they GW could make them useful in 8th Edition!

Sisters of Silence are a small, plastic, largely neglected, force in 40k is really in an unfortunate spot. With Sisters of Battle on the Horizon in 2019, and Forge World not really doing much for them, they really can’t and potentially won’t get any love in the future.

They are stuck in this perpetual state of meh, and the current rules surrounding them make it even worse.

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7th Edition Codex Cover, from Talons of the Emperor Box Set

If you don’t know much about them, they have 3 Elites Choices. You can take them in a Vanguard Det of JUST SoS, but gain no command benefits (this includes CP). Combine that with a somewhat mediocre stat line AND the fact they are Index only, and you are left with virtually no reason to play them.

sisters of silence

And while it would be great to get prosecutors with the dual pistols and their sweet FW transport, there are really only 3 changes, NONE OF WHICH REQUIRE NEW MODELS, that GW would need to do, and could do OVERNIGHT with a simple update to the Index FAQ

CHANGE 1

Make Prosecutors Troops- Simple change. If Custodes have troops, they should to. They are just Bolter ladies. But critical in order to make them playable (ie, get around the rule of 3) and useful in context of the next 2 changes.

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CHANGE 2

Add an HQ Choice- GW should do exactly what they did with Custodes: make it so you can make an HQ out of the box. Essentially make up a Knight Commander Stat-line, just like they did for a Shield Captain, and allow it to pick the wargear in the box (sword, flamer, bolter). Give it some special ability, probably an enhanced Deny the Witch or something of the sort.

 

jenetia Krole

Jenetia Krole, the Knight Commander of the SoS, actually exists in the Horus Heresy, will we see her in 40k?

CHANGE 3

Add an ELITES Choice Command Squad- They key here is a squad with min squad size of 4. Limit- 1 per knight commander. See what I did there! You get 5 in a box! If you make a Knight Commander, you’d have 4 models left over… PERFECT FOR A COMMAND SQUAD. Probably stick just with Bolters and give them a 2+ BS. Or maybe same stat line, and allow mixed weapons. IDK. Point is to make a 4 woman squad possible.

Simple. Done. All can be done via an FAQ. You’re welcome GW. No credit needed. Just please implement these changes and make such a unique fluffy little force practical!

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About the Author: Gothmog

Hobbyist and Gamer since 1999. Blood Angels faithful since the beginning. I am also big into various GW Specialist Games and Historical Wargames. Love the hobby, love the fluff, Grognard for life. @Gotmog_Balrog www.sepulchreofheroes.blogspot.com
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