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Offline Leftovers44

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Vestal Task Force
« on: January 07, 2017, 02:42:15 PM »
Codex: Imperial Agents offers us a special detachment for Adepta Sororitas called Vestal Task Force to play around with.

This formation seems to be only exclusive to this book and can't be used with units from the digital only codex. At least I believe so  since this book does move things around a little bit. Most notably is the elite choices in this book are just all of the new force org units, besides the Ministorum Priest who is now an HQ option.

Crusaders, Deathcult Assassins, Arco-flagellants, and the Sororitas Command Squad are elite choices now.

Your compulsory's are 1 HQ, 2 Troops, and 1 Elite unit, with your optional's being 1 HQ 4 Troops, 2 Elites, 3 Fast Attack, and 3 Heavy Support units.

The Restriction is quite simple, all your 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, you can declare that the units in this Detachment will pray for salvation. If you do so, then all units from 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.
 
All and all pretty decent, for one turn you get a better mark of Tzeench but at the cost of an elite slot.


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Re: Vestal Task Force
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017, 05:11:25 AM »
The main problem with the Vestal Task Force is that you lose Objective Secured for your troop units. The formation bonus isn't nearly good enough to make up for that. Given how many missions are based around holding objectives, there's no real reason to take this formation. Such a wasted opportunity for GW to do something cool for Sisters. I can only hope they're saving the good stuff for their new codex.

Meanwhile, the Castellan formation in Fall of Cadia has a lot of potential so long as you take Coteaz since he makes all non-vehicle units ObSec regardless of faction. ObSec St. Celestine! The formation makes it very easy to mix in common vanilla marine, Inquisition, and Guard units as well as Assassins, Baneblade variations, and Imperial Knights without using additional Detachment slots.

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Re: Vestal Task Force
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2017, 09:27:48 AM »
Castellan formation is pretty good with what you can do with it and you aren't forced to take a terrible elite choice.