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Plans to start an army when plastic comes out?

Sisters of Battle Adepta Sororitas

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Zephaniah Adriyen

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Anyone doing it? I'm probably going to if I can scrape together the funds to do so. As it is, Sororitas are one of the more expensive armies, but plastic could change that. With any luck, I'll be assembling a Sororitas list of my own once it drops, because power armor nuns are just a cool concept to me. Anyone else planning on doing something similar? I'd also like to ask any current Sororitas players what their opinion on the current makeup of the army is and what decent choices I might have once plastic drops.


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I'm strongly considering the idea! I'm in the midst of rebuilding my World Eaters, but man, those previews GW has been putting out are mighty tempting. It might depend on the codex, I suppose. And what they get for Kill Team.

 

Definitely getting them for Kill Team.

 

And maybe for a full army.

 

Dammit. 


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I already have an army of Sisters, but I will be expanding my army: I want to be able to field a brigade with 15 model Troop squads. I can field a Battalion like that right now. Plus I hope that there will be new unit(s). 


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Have a Sisters army already but I freakin hate metal models so I'm absolutely doing new armies when plastic drops.

 

Yeah, armies plural! I've saved over 2000$ for sisters so far and I plan to have about 1500$ worth of Our Martyred Lady and about 500$ worth of my own color scheme (blue, black, and white) so I can run at least 2 Convictions per list. I might actually need a third army if they keep the convictions as is but make AoFs good.

With actually usuable AoFs Oom+EC+Bloody Rose will be a powerhouse combo. 



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I will be adding detachments of different orders to my existing armies as they are unlocked in an escalation campaign- not sure if you've seen any of the St Katherine's Aegis posts I've put up yet, but there are some in this forum, some in the WIP forum and I think I've started the GSC series too.

 

Right now on the planet, there is a holy choir of the Order of Our Martyred Lady- all units are pure, faithful sororitas. It's currently organized as a battalion.

 

I've also got a Penitent Legion which is currently pure ecclesiarchy; they are currently organized as a spearhead as that is the only detachment in the beta dex that you can field as pure ministorum.

 

I had meant to have these armies fighting and growing by now, but it took so long to build all the scenery and buy the additional materials needed to run the campaign [I needed kill team and the commander expansion; adversaries include GSC, so I also bought Tooth and Claw and a Kellermorph.

 

The other adversary is a cult of slaanesh, and I need the rogue psyker model, so blackstone is next {also want Pious and the new Priest for the Penitent Legion}. I already have a bunch of necromunda models as cultists and tons of slaanesh daemons to be summoned by the cult once it earns enough recruits.

 

Finally, there's also an IG garrison on the planet- I have their story developed, and I've got their dex, but I have zero models and haven't even built an actual list, so I'm not sure about their detachment configuration.

 

So the idea is that both the GSC and the Slaanesh cults are trying to grow- infecting, recruiting, breeding, stealing vehicles and weapons, summoning and corrupting with combat drugs. The GSC start with six purestrains; the slaanesh cult is a rogue psyker, a leader specialist, a combat specialist and a two man firebase. They grow their rosters from that via missions and special post game actions, all while trying to evade detection from the IG and SOB. 

 

They are attacking mostly civies and miners, who have dangerous jobs and often go missing. And what that does is slow down the process of sisters getting in on the action until... You guessed it... The Dex and New Minis Drop!



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Not sure what I'll do at this stage. Money has been pretty tight for me for a while and only just starting to get savings yup again after a couple month off work due to injury.
I've recently seen a whole heap of Angel models from raging heroes which has got me wanting to save up for a small Angel army using Slaanesh rules. So unless the sisters release has some absolute must haves in it, I might just stick with what I've already got and do up angels for funsies.
I may grab a penitent engine just to round out the squad I have to 3.
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I play Sisters competitively (ITC) and am really looking forward to be new release. First it will just be to expand my current range to have more options - I have 4 of the old seraphim sets of 5, so, 18 total plus two extra superiors, and I really want to run 30 of them in my lists. Proper magnetizable penitent engines will save me a lot of travel headaches (I have 3 pewter ones), and of course I adore the hobby aspect, so I am looking forward to painting the new sculpts.

My initial plan is bulk up the force I have with magnetizable models, and then, once it is sizeable enough, I will offload the metal ones and replace them with plastic.

I have my color scheme worked out and am pretty excited. I tend to win prize money from most RTTs (I get painting prizes when I fail to place), and hubs also has a history of winning - I think he had about 8 victories in a row last summer - and we will probably use that prize money to buy the new models. Depending on when they start being available.

Or maybe we will win that survey prize :P

Competitively it is a question mark since the rules are changing, but you cannot go wrong by starting with Celestine...

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While I have a sizable army of pewter models (40-50 or so) and about 10 vehicles (4 immolators, 3 Exorcists, 2 Rhinos and a Repressor) that I have collected over the last 10 or so years I have played since Sisters were my first 40k army, I plan on going all in on the plastic models when they release regardless of the ruels, though of course I hope they are as playable as possible compared to this beta at least. I have already set aside about $500-1000 from my current savings for the release and hope to have another $500 ready for them before they release. I have always wanted my army to be in plastic so while I doubt I will sell most of my current stuff (though I have debated it just to get more funds for the plastic) I will definitely be switching from pewter and doing my own Principality of Antioch Crusader state color scheme like I did on my pewter models!



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Will be adding plastics slow time to my existing metal army...
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I have about 4k in metal. I'll be keeping it and adding plastics as a reboot and using the metals to make up the numbers. I tend to horde my Sisters on the field, over MSU.

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I do not own a sister army, so I'm gonna build a whole new one with plastic sisters. Anyway I'm gonna slam in it lots of Arc-flagellants and Penitent Engines because I like the idea of waves of ex-heretics used as meat shields.


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It will all depend on scale comparison. Aesthetic seems to be holding true, which is great. If the new ones look like primaris next to the old marines I won't be adding plastics in. I simply have too much of an investment in my metal Sisters collection to put them aside an I have my own mental issues about mixed scales. I have over 300 unpainted metal Sisters ready for conversion to new unit loadouts if necessary.
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Yuppers. Working on finishing up a Night Lords army and toying with adding some Slaaneshi daemons, but for sure I'll be getting at least 1000pts of Sisters.

 

I'm trying to nail down a paint scheme. I'm thinking a Yellow-Grey scheme, or a Purple-something else (orange...?). A lot of Sisters armies tend to look similar, I want something a little different.


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I will most likely start a second army of sisters with the plastics and paint them up as a different order than my metal ones.  I'm not sure which order I will paint them as, my metals are painted as Ebon Chalice... so maybe one of the orders that doesn't wear black armor tongue.png


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I have $3,500 set aside for plastic sisters.


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Pieces of paper for impassable terrain? My main problem with all of this is it really takes away from the game. A giant sheet of white paper on the table sort of breaks the theme of tiny fake armies running around tiny fake locales.

Real men play Adepta Sororitas!


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No plans to start an army of them, I never felt the appeal of Sororitas to be honest.

 

However...

 

I want to do a diorama involving the new Sororitas models and the ooold Necrons, depicting the battle of Sanctuarium 101. I have on hold some of the metal models that were used in the WD battle report back in the 90s, when this piece of background was established. Really looking forward to doing this one!


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I promised my sister way back in 2006 that I would make here display force when Sisters get a plastic revamp. Thirteen years later it looks like it might come in time to be given as wedding gift....


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I have almost 2 grand(CDN) saved up. I used to have a metal SoB army as well as a few others, hard times forced me to sell but I'm getting back into 40k, and am really looking forward to it. 



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This should have been a poll!

Starting a new army
Starting a new order to go alongside an existing army
Adding units to an existing army
Might add a couple of units /do a kill team
Just watching
Other!

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Me? I just want to collect the Seraphim because that's who I need. I'm slowly collecting enough metal Stormbolter Sisters to give each BSS 2 Stormbolter Sisters.



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The only thing I'm really looking for is to pick up some Penitent Engines, since I already have twenty some vehicles and over two hundred figs.  If we get new units I will probably pick them up too.

 

I'm just curious on how they're going to redo Acts of Faith.  I've been playing since 2nd edition, and each Codex or Chapter Approved has changed both Acts of Faith and how they worked.  Hopefully they won't get nerfed too much.



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I don't think it's possible to nerf AoF any further. I already play my games now completely ignoring that they even exist.

Back on topic: what I would do is work on getting plastic special and heavy weapons sisters.
5x meltagun (2 converted)
3x storm bolter
6x flamers
3x heavy flamers
3x heavy bolter (2 poorly converted)
Makes for some limited loadout options.

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This may be a somewhat unpopular opinion, but I dislike the metal sisters and what they represent. I’ll break this down into three points. Feel free to disagree, but hear me out.

To me i think they’re not a patch on current technology sculpts. I completely get that people have attachments to their models they’ve owned over the years, and may be both loyal and sentimental to their lovingly crafted/painted/restored metal models. That’s cool, and more power to you, but to me they’re nowhere near as good as what current technology can give us.

I dislike that they’ve existed for 20 odd years without a refresh. It reminds me of the older school of thought from Gee Dubs, who basically didn’t give a toss about sisters, despite them having some of the best fluff in the setting.

Finally, I dislike the price, because it represents again, the old school ‘greed is good’ mentality that was Gee Dubs M.O for a long time. By all accounts the new kits will be 1/2 the price, which makes for an exciting time soon hopefully.

I love everything about sisters fluff. It’s amazingly grim dark in places, and yet characters like Celestine are positively up-lifting.

My current sisters force is a couple of canonesses, Veridyan, Celestine, and a couple of immolators, all painted pain-stakingly to the best of my ability, about 15 months ago. But I’ve refused to do anymore as I really just don’t like metal models.

Roll on later this year, I’ll be first in line to add some lovely plastics to my existing force.
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I will be keeping my mostly metal force, but supplimenting with plastic -- I definitely will get all the clam pack characters, and a few penitent engines to supplement the two I have (they die so easily! If your running them, you need at least 3...) and maybe a few more seraphim, and a squad or two of any new unit that might be realized, but I'm not sure if there will be any new units that aren't characters.



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