Hello fellow sisters players.
In 2020 I started to collect a sisters army after getting a significant amount of old models from a friend. At the moment I have 1700 points painted and am growing ever more fond of the sisters and their ecclesiarchal friends.
But I ran into a problem on most of my games. Good to note that I play casual nearly all of my games.
I've played my best friends deathguard a couple of games and completely thrashed him every single time. I play my custom order as bloody rose because I lwanted something completely different from my other armies and I love the idea of a sea of sisters sprinting forward to zealously engage the enemy in close combat. The bloody rose Repentia are just too much for my friend to handle. He has no way to interact with them and they completely wipe a unit of 10 plague marines on the charge. If hey opponent is not having fun, I'm not having fun, so I decided to work on my list to tone it down to have a more balanced game. I have got a couple ideas and I'd like some feedback on my ideas and would like to hear other ideas if you have them.
My first idea is to play a different order and just keep the repentias in the list, but unsupported by a priest. That way I can still play them, but if not bloody rose they will not nearly wreck as much face as they would otherwise. My eye fell on the sacred rose as I really like the miracle dice mechanic. This brings me to one of my questions about this order. Would it be beter to bring big lady squads for the enhanced overwatch and the exploding sixes mechanic, or would min squads with a multimelta and simulacrum be better to exploit having a lot of miracle dice to work with.
The other idea I have to fix balance is to reduce the number of Repentia in a squad and field three min squads. That way I can put all of them in reserve and use them as scalpels to pick on weaker units and kill them off. if rolling perfect with full support they could kill a maximum of 8 plague marines, so it would probably be a lot less frustrating for my friend. This would allow me to continue play my custom order with my favorite ruleset.
So, what do you guys think about my ideas and do you have any other ideas? All advice is welcome, thanks in advance.
*For reference I included the units that make up my painted army*
2 15 woman holy trinity battle sisters squads Multimelta/flamer
8 Repentia and 9 reprentia
1 5 woman zephyrim squad
1 gemini superia
1 5 woman delta dominion squad
1 5 woman delta seraphim squad
3 penitent engines
1 5 woman multimelta squad
1 10 man arco flagellant squad