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Old 02 Jan 2009, 14:41   #7 (permalink)
Col.Gravis
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Default Re: Sisters of Battle allies?

Sisters of Battle are great, but they're at their best when used for firepower, getting in close with massed bolters and flamers, they're not what I'd call a Counter Assault unit which from your second post seems to be what your after (with the possible exception of a Canones and Seraphim combination, but that's hungry on the Faith Points to use effectively and as allies you probably wont have many). I'd far more likely suggest Roughriders, they're of course part of the guard codex, they're cheap points wise, nasty on the first charge so that they can take on most opponents, especially MEQ's which tend to be the biggest problem for guard in assault and can cover a large area of your battle line thanks to their 12" charge and fleet of hoof.

Oh and if you really want 'power armour' you can combine Carapace & Xenos mounts (from WD) to give them a 3+ save - though it has to be said thats expensive defeating Roughriders simple cheapness!

Also dont forget you dont have to model them as Cavalry if you dont want and horses are'nt your things. People use all sorts of biological mounts as an alternative to horses, be it giant lizards, polar bears or whatever, or you could have them riding bikes or even modelled as Jump Pack troops, the world is your oyster!
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