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Old 18 Jun 2005, 06:17   #1 (permalink)
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Default sisters compared to space marines ?

I'm just wondering what the differences between them are are they the same, stronger, weaker ,?
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Old 18 Jun 2005, 07:06   #2 (permalink)
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You just need to look at their stats to see Sisters are alot weaker then Space Marines. They are a sort of medium between Marines and Guardsmen.

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Old 18 Jun 2005, 07:09   #3 (permalink)
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You just need to look at their stats to see Sisters are alot weaker then Space Marines. They are a sort of medium between Marines and Guardsmen.

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they still get a +3 save right ?
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Old 18 Jun 2005, 07:11   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: sisters compared to space marines ?

yes but we cannot tell you any more about their stats than this
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Old 18 Jun 2005, 07:12   #5 (permalink)
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Aye. *And Bolters. *Lower stats though (same as Imperial Storm Troopers).

Sorry I can't really say more then that. *People might not like it.

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Old 18 Jun 2005, 17:51   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: sisters compared to space marines ?

Frank:

Space Marines and Sisters are similar, but quite different as many have already said. But if you want to look at something powerful, the basic sister is something to behold. For the same price as a storm trooper, you get a basic trooper with good stats and power armor, along with bolters, storm bolters, flamers, heavy flamers and meltaguns. Sisters are very cheap for what they are and are arguably one of the best basic troopers in the game for their price compared to what they have and what they can do.

A sister has the same stat-line as a Storm Trooper does, so she has a very nice BS which is the same as the marines. She has the strength and toughness and initiative however of a storm trooper. The different is that she costs the same as one, but has power armor.

Now, if you consider that Sisters have something called "Faith" which allows them to turn their power armor into a 3+ invulnerable save, or allows them to gain +2 strength, or allows them to gain +2 initiative, or allows them to all have AP1 attacks with their bolters, or their fists in combat can be power weapons and we can turn fearless on command. And we can combine a lot of these in the same phase.

The basic Sister of Battle is very powerful for her price, and there's no arguing with cheap, plentiful power armor with bolters, not little hellguns.

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Old 19 Jun 2005, 05:14   #7 (permalink)
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However, you cannot simply outright compare SM to SOB for one main reason- they have different playing styles. While Space Marines can take a number of approaches (lots of missile launchers, assault squads, you name it) However, Sisters have (mainly) one approach- close quarters combat. They lack long range weaponry (except in their retribution squads) but mantain the ability to dish out quite a punishment at close range. Plus, they have a lot of numbers! High numbers AND power armour.. that makes them truly vicous

The thing that I like most about Sisters, compaired to a space marine, is the model range. Witch Hunters models just look so much cooler than Space Marine models! The army itself is very flavorful and incredibly fun to play.
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Default Re: sisters compared to space marines ?

Now if only they made plastic sisters...
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Old 19 Jun 2005, 12:37   #9 (permalink)
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I thought they did? :S
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I believe Sisters to be one of the best 'point for point' choices in the game :

http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=1596.0

The link is to a small analysis of how Sisters fare against other units in the game.
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