Hum, yeah, perhaps all power mauls, I just wanted to give choice there.
As for how they fit in . . . I'm not sure what you mean. They're heavy infantry, good for walking into situations where you expect to take heavy fire, and good for delivering concentrated short range firepower. It's really a similar role to the Terminator. Sure, these Sisterd wouldn't be used for guard duty, that wouldn't make much sense. They're more expensive f a shock unit (albeit a slow one). The Sisters do pleanty of fighting in rather nasty conditions (genestealer/chaos cult infestations, Wars of Faith, and even assisting in Crisades that the Ecclesiarch has deemed are also Wars of Faith), so there would be a use for a very heavy infantry unit to push back the very thickest of hoards, and what not.
I imagine that once you're on a battlefield, they're good a defending a point, especially in areas where there is restricted movement, since they have lots of short range firepower. Really, they would be good for guarding shrines and whatnot, but I imagine their appearance isn't the most pleasant, and with the pain they're in and the scarcity of their equipment, well, it just would be pretty impractical.
So they would be for the big, heavy fighting (the kind of fighting the Sisters do in games of 40K) not so much for routine screening for mutation, or guard duty, or transporting a relic or whatever (especially that one since one of their arms ends in either a shield or a gun
As for getting in and out of the suits? That's. Not what I had in mind. I was thinking that this was a procedure to fully meld the Sister with the mechanical body. So their vitals still exist, they're just encased permenantly in adamantium, and their limbs are gone for good, the neural fibers fused into the control circuits for the limbs of their new mechanical body (and the idea is that those connections are pretty painful).
Edit: actually I'd like to let you choose which Merle weapon n to use, but I think it'd be good to make the whole squad take the same weapon.
As for eating sleeping and praying, they would still have to do all 3. Sleeping is just a necessity for your brain, and they still have one of those, it would just be reeeally uncomfortable, just like every other moment of their life. Eating, same thing, if they have biological components they need to eat, but I guess the mechanicus might be feeding them nutrient pastes or something. Probably not particularly tasty, though it's not like normal sister eat fancy. And prayer is just something all Sisters do, they still can kneel or prostrate themselves, they can still pray (and they still would) it's just less natural feeling and more uncomfortable like everything else.
I don't picture it as an abandonment of what makes them Sisters, but it is a sacrifice of normalcy for the good of humanity, which is really what Sisters do to begin with, this just takes it to 11. At least that's the way I see it
and it's not like I imagine the Sisters fielding large numbers of these things, they're a highly specialized unit, and. Sry expensive to make and maintain (and you just know that the mechanicus adds additional charges on top of that because they don't like the Ministorum, like how they charge the Ministorum exorbitant fees to fix arcane relics when they break).
Edited by Servant of Dante, 02 August 2017 - 02:16 PM.