Adepta Sororitas

Adepta Sororitas Tactical Summary as of 10-26-16

Adepta Sororitas formally known as the Sisters of Battle have been around the Warhammer 40k mythos for a long time. The Adepta Sororitas have a cult like following mostly do to the 3rd party cottage industry of models and Games Workshop unwillingness to ever release new models. Thankfully, it looks like things are changing a bit, with the Horus Heresy delivering plastic Sisters of Silence models, and the subtle hints popping up everywhere, something is brewing.

Currently though the Adepta Sororitas have been in a competitive limbo, as Games Workshop doesn’t release new models and muddles around with have ass rules for years now. Adepta Sororitas are stuck, they have no specialized Formations or Detachments and a limited model range. The best units Adepta Sororitas have can easily be substituted by other armies like the Astra Militarum or Space Marines. When you combo this with the high cost of entry the Adepta Sororitas rarely see the battlefield and when they do are usually regulated to an Ally force.

If one is determined to use there the Adepta Sororitas then you have a few options. St. Celestine is still a great choice, giving a Armies of the Imperium unit Hit & Run, with an annoying objective grabbing unit, that comes back to life. The Exorcist tank is also cost effective for long range damage. Priest Battle Hymns are still amazing and along with Adepta Sororitas Command Squad can deliver some amazing anti-psyker punch. Still, this makes things very hard to fielding a Adepta Sororitas army. Hopefully, in 2017 we will finally see progress when it comes to making the Adepta Sororitas a real army and faction again.

Below you find all the quick reference material you need to build an competitive or fluffy Adepta Sororitas army.

As of 12-27-2016 Adepta Sororitas Detachments are…

 

  • Combined Arms Detachment
  • Allied Detachment
  • Ministorum Delegation
  • Vestal Task Force

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Combined Arms Detachment

 

Force Organization

Compulsory: 1 HQ, 2 Troops

Optional: 1 HQ, 4 Troops, 3 Elites, 3 FA, 3 HS, 1 Lord of War, 1 Fortification

Restrictions: All units chosen must have the same Faction (or have no Faction).

Command Benefits:

Ideal Mission Commander: If this Detachment is chosen as your Primary Detachment, you can choose to re-roll the result on the Warlord Trait table.

Objective Secured: All Troops units from this Detachment have the Objective Secured special rule. A unit with this special rule controls objectives even if an enemy scoring unit is within range of the objective marker, unless the enemy unit also has this special rule.

Source: Warhammer 40k 7th ed. Rule Book

 

Allied Detachment

 

Force Organization

Compulsory: 1 HQ, 1 Troop

Optional: 1 Troop, 1 Elite, 1 FA, 1 HS

Restrictions: This Detachment cannot be your Primary Detachment. Your Warlord can never be chosen from this Detachment. All units chosen must have the same Faction (or no Faction). All units chosen must have a different Faction to any of the units in your Primary Detachment (or no Faction).

Command Benefits:

Objective Secured: All Troops units from this Detachment have the Objective Secured special rule. A unit with this special rule controls objectives even if an enemy scoring unit is within range of the objective marker, unless the enemy unit also has this special rule.

Source: Warhammer 40k 7th ed. Rule Book

 

Ministorum Delegation

 

Force Organization

Compulsory: 1 HQ

Optional: 1 Elites

Restrictions: The HQ unit chosen in this Detachment must be a Ministorum Priest, and all uits from this Detachment must have the Adepta Sororitas Faction.

Command Benefits:

Shield of Faith: All units from this Detachment have the Shield of Faith special rule.

Source: Codex: Imperial Agents

Vestal Task Force

 

Force Organization

Compulsory: 1 HQ, 2 Troops, 1 Elites

Optional: 1 HQ, 4 Troops, 2 Elites, 3 Fast Attack, 3 Heavy Support

Restrictions: All units from this Detachment must have the Adepta Sororitas Faction.

Command Benefits:

Army of Faith: Once per game, at the start of any of your turns, all units in this Detachment can re-roll any saving throws of 1 until the start of your next turn.

Blessed Warrior: If this Detachment is your Primary Detachment, you can re-roll the result when rolling on the Adepta Sororitas Warlord Traits table.

Source: Codex: Imperial Agents

Castellans of the Imperium Detachment

Force Organization

Compulsory: 2 HQ, 4 Troops

Optional: 0-2 HQ, 4+ Troops, 6 Elites, 6 FA, 6 HS, 3 Lord of War

Restrictions: This Detachment must include at least four Troops choices and two HQ choices. It may include up to two more HQ choices and any number of additional Troops choices, as well as up to 6 Elites, 6 Fast Attack and 6 Heavy Support choices, and up to 3 Lord of War choices, in any combination. This Detachment must also include units that have at least two different Factions.

The Castellans of the Imperium Army List divides the units available into several categories, according to their Battlefield Role. You must use the profiles, points costs, equipment, options, special rules and any Dedicated Transports available to each unit as described on their datasheet.

  • Inquisitor Greyfax, Celestine, Terminator Captain,  Commissar,Commissar Yarrick, Company Command Squad, Enginseer (& Servitors), Knight Commander Pask, Lord Commissar, Ministorum Priest, Primaris Psyker, Tank Commander, Canoness, Ecclesiarchy Battle Conclave,Sororitas Command Squad, Uriah Jacobus, Inquisitor Coteaz, Inquisitor Karamazov, Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor, Ordo Malleus Inquisitor, Ordo Xenos Inquisitor, Militarum Tempestus Command Squad, Captain, Chaplain, Chaplain Grimaldus, The Emperor’s Champion, High Marshal Helbrecht, Librarian, Techmarine
  • Infantry Platoon, Veterans, Battle Sisters Squad,  Militarum Tempestus Scions, Crusader Squad, Scout Squad, Tactical Squad
  • Callidus Assassin, Culexus Assassin, Eversor Assassin, Vindicare Assassin, Cataphractii Terminator Squad, Bullgryns,  Militarum Tempestus Platoon, Ogryns, Ratlings, Wyrdvane Psykers,  Celestian Squad, Repentia Squad, Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband, Centurion Assault Squad, Command Squad, Dreadnoughts, Honour Guard, Ironclad Dreadnoughts,  Sternguard Veteran Squad, Terminator Squad, Terminator Assault Squad, Vanguard Veteran Squad, Venerable Dreadnoughts
  • Armoured Sentinel Squadron, Hellhound Squadron, Rough Riders,  Scout Sentinel Squadron, Vendetta Squadron, Valkyrie Squadron, Dominion Squad, Seraphim Squad, Stormhawk Interceptors, Taurox Prime, Assault Squad, Attack Bike Squad, Bike Squad, Drop Pod, Land Speeder Storm, Land Speeders, Razorback, Rhino, Scout Bike Squad, Stormtalon Gunship
  • Contemptor Dreadnought, Basilisk Battery, Deathstrike, Hydra Battery, Leman Russ Squadron, Manticore, Wyvern Battery, Exorcist, Penitent Engine, Retributor Squad, Centurion Devastator Squad,  Devastator Squad, Hunters,  Land Raider, Land Raider Crusader,  Land Raider Redeemer, Predators, Stalkers,  Stormraven Gunship, Thunderfire Cannons, Vindicators, Whirlwinds
  • Knight Crusader, Knight Errant, Knight Gallant, Knight Paladin, Knight Warden,  Baneblade, Banehammer, Banesword,  Doomhammer, Hellhammer, Shadowsword, Stormlord,  Stormsword

Command Benefits:

Zealous Defenders: All units in this Detachment have the Hatred special rule. However, if this Detachment’s Force Organisation Chart contains the maximum number of units (excluding Troops), then all units in the Detachment have the Zealot special rule instead.

Flock to the Front Line: Each time a Troops unit from this Detachment is completely destroyed, roll a D6. On a 5+, you can immediately place a new unit into Ongoing Reserves that is identical, in terms of the original number of models, weapons and upgrades, to the unit that was just destroyed. This new unit counts as being part of the original Detachment, so roll a D6 as described above if they are subsequently destroyed. Victory points are awarded as normal for new units in this Detachment that have been completely destroyed.

Lord Castellan: If this Detachment is chosen as your Primary Detachment, you can choose to re-roll the result on the Warlord Trait table.

Source: Gathering Storm Fall of Cadia

As of 10-25-2016 Adepta Sororitas Unique Item groups are…

  • Ecclesiarchy Relic

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A model can take one of the following. Only one of each Ecclesiarchy Relic can be taken per army.

The Litanies of Faith 15pts:

The bearer, the bearer’s unit and any Independent Character that has joined the bearer’s unit automatically pass any Leadership test required when attempting to use either an Act of Faith or a War Hymn.

Cloak of St. Aspira 20pts:

The wearer of the Cloak of St. Aspira re-rolls all failed armour saving throws and Shield of Faith invulnerable saving throws.

Mantle of Ophelia 25 pts:

The wearer of the Mantle of Ophelia has the Eternal Warrior special rule.

Blade of Admonition 30 pts:

Range: – Str: +2 AP:3 Type: Melee, Master-crafted

Book of St. Lucius 5 pts:

All friendly units within 12? of the bearer automatically pass any Fear or Regroup tests they are required to take.

Mace of Valaan 25pts:

Range: – Str: +2 AP: 4 Type: Melee, Chaos Bane, Concussive, Master-crafted. Chaos Bane = The Mace of Valaan gains the Fleshbane and Armourbane special rules when the wielder is within 6? of one or more models with the Daemon special rule.

As of 10-25-16

The next section features all the various Formations each faction has. Expand each Formation for detailed information for, including (red highlighted) links to shopping lists for each Formation.

Ecclesiarchy Battle Conclave Formation

Ecclesiarchy Battle Conclave

Requirements: 1 Ministorum Priest or Uriah Jacobus, 3-10 units chosen in any combination of Arco-flagellants, Crusaders, Death Cult Assassins.

Restrictions: All models in the Formation form a single unit.

Special Rules: Shield of Faith.

Source: Codex: Imperial Agents

Triumvirate of the Imperium Formation

Triumvirate of the Imperium Formation

Requirements: Belisarius Cawl, Celestine, Inquisitor Greyfax

Restrictions: None.

Special Rules:

Inspiring Presence: Friendly units from the Armies of the Imperium that are within 12″ of two or more models from the Triumvirate of the Imperium have the Stubborn special rule and automatically pass Pinning tests. Friendly units from the Armies of the Imperium that are within 12″ of all three models from the Triumvirate of the Imperium have the Fearless special rule instead. Note that the Geminae Superia that accompany Saint Celestine do not count for the purposes of this rule.

Exemplars of the Imperium: If you choose a model from the Triumvirate of the Imperium to be your Warlord, then all of the models from this Formation can use their Warlord Traits

Source: Gathering Storm Fall of Cadia

Wrathful Crusade Formation

Wrathful Crusade Formation

Requirements: Celestine, Inquisitor Greyfax , 1 Captain, 0-1 Sternguard Veteran Squad,  2-4 Crusader Squads, 1-2 Assault Squads, 1 Militarum Tempestus Platoon

Restrictions: All units from Codex: Space Marines must be drawn from the Black Templars Chapter.

Special Rules: Crusader.

Collective Fanaticism: If the Wrathful Crusade contains the maximum number of units, then all units in this Formation gain the Zealot special rule.

Unbridled Fury: All units in the Wrathful Crusade can re-roll failed charge rolls. In addition, if you roll a 10 or more when determining the charge distance of a unit from the Wrathful Crusade, all models in that unit have the Furious Charge special rule for that turn.

Source: Gathering Storm Fall of Cadia

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