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This page details military structure of Adepta Sororitas forces including Detachments, Formations and Apocalypse Formations.


Ministorum Delegation

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

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

Vestal Task Force

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

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.

Castellans of the Imperium

When the Imperium faces the direst of threats, it requires all of its military arms to work in conjuction to secure the future of Humanity. Bolstered by their versatility and shared devotion to the Emperor, and driven by the desperation such a mustering of strength signifies, disparate Imperial warriors become a force greater than the sum of its parts.

Unlike the Detachments shown in Warhammer 40,000: The Rules, the Castellans of the Imperium Detachment have Force Organisation Charts whose slots are a combination of Battlefield Roles from multiple Factions. However, they still have compulsory and optional elements, as well as Restrictions and Command Benefits, just like any other Detachment. If your Warlord is part of a Castellans of the Imperium Detachment, that entire Detachment is your Primary Detachment.

The Castellans of the Imperium Detachment 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. Each entry will include an abbreviated reference to the codex, publication or dataslate where their appropriate datasheet can be found, denoted as follows:

Heavy Support
Fast Attack
Lords of War

One of the following:
 • Inquisitor Greyfax
 • Celestine
 • Terminator Captain (AoD)
 • Commissar (AM/MT)
 • Commissar Yarrick (AM)
 • Company Command Squad (AM)
 • Enginseer (& Servitors) (AM/IA)
 • Knight Commander Pask (AM)
 • Lord Commissar (AM)
 • Ministorum Priest (AM/AS/IA)
 • Primaris Psyker (AM/IA)
 • Tank Commander (AM)
 • Canoness (AS/IA)
 • Ecclesiarchy Battle Conclave (AS)
 • Sororitas Command Squad (AS/IA)
 • Uriah Jacobus (AS/IA)
 • Inquisitor Coteaz (I/IA)
 • Inquisitor Karamazov (I/IA)
 • Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor (I/IA)
 • Ordo Malleus Inquisitor (I/IA)
 • Ordo Xenos Inquisitor (I/IA)
 • Militarum Tempestus Command Squad (MT)
 • Captain (SM)
 • Chaplain (SM)
 • Chaplain Grimaldus (SM)
 • The Emperor’s Champion (SM)
 • High Marshal Helbrecht (SM)
 • Librarian (SM)
 • Techmarine (SM)

One of the following:
 • Armoured Sentinel Squadron (AM)
 • Hellhound Squadron (AM)
 • Rough Riders (AM)
 • Scout Sentinel Squadron (AM)
 • Vendetta Squadron (AM)
 • Valkyrie Squadron (AM/MT)
 • Dominion Squad (AS/IA)
 • Seraphim Squad (AS/IA)
 • Stormhawk Interceptors (DftS)
 • Taurox Prime (MT)
 • Assault Squad (SM)
 • Attack Bike Squad (SM)
 • Bike Squad (SM)
 • Drop Pod (SM)
 • Land Speeder Storm (SM)
 • Land Speeders (SM)
 • Razorback (SM)
 • Rhino (SM)
 • Scout Bike Squad (SM)
 • Stormtalon Gunship (SM)

One of the following:
 • Knight Crusader (IK)
 • Knight Errant (IK)
 • Knight Gallant (IK)
 • Knight Paladin (IK)
 • Knight Warden (IK)
 • Baneblade (M)
 • Banehammer (M)
 • Banesword (M)
 • Doomhammer (M)
 • Hellhammer (M)
 • Shadowsword (M)
 • Stormlord (M)
 • Stormsword (M)
One of the following:
 • Infantry Platoon (AM)
 • Veterans (AM)
 • Battle Sisters Squad (AS/IA)
 • Militarum Tempestus Scions (MT)
 • Crusader Squad (SM)
 • Scout Squad (SM)
 • Tactical Squad (SM)

One of the following:
 • Contemptor Dreadnought (AoD)
 • Basilisk Battery (AM)
 • Deathstrike (AM)
 • Hydra Battery (AM)
 • Leman Russ Squadron (AM)
 • Manticore (AM)
 • Wyvern Battery (AM)
 • Exorcist (AS/IA)
 • Penitent Engine (AS/IA)
 • Retributor Squad (AS/IA)
 • Centurion Devastator Squad (SM)
 • Devastator Squad (SM)
 • Hunters (SM)
 • Land Raider (SM)
 • Land Raider Crusader (SM)
 • Land Raider Redeemer (SM)
 • Predators (SM)
 • Stalkers (SM)
 • Stormraven Gunship (SM)
 • Thunderfire Cannons (SM)
 • Vindicators (SM)
 • Whirlwinds (SM)

One of the following:
 • Callidus Assassin (A/IA/M)
 • Culexus Assassin (A/IA/M)
 • Eversor Assassin (A/IA/M)
 • Vindicare Assassin (A/IA/M)
 • Cataphractii Terminator Squad (AoD)
 • Bullgryns (AM)
 • Militarum Tempestus Platoon (AM)
 • Ogryns (AM)
 • Ratlings (AM)
 • Wyrdvane Psykers (AM/IA)
 • Celestian Squad (AS/IA)
 • Repentia Squad (AS/IA)
 • Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband (I)
 • Command Squad (SM)
 • Dreadnoughts (SM)
 • Honour Guard (SM)
 • Ironclad Dreadnoughts (SM)
 • Sternguard Veteran Squad (SM)
 • Terminator Squad (SM)
 • Terminator Assault Squad (SM)
 • Vanguard Veteran Squad (SM)
 • Venerable Dreadnoughts (SM)

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.

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.

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.


Ecclesiarchy Battle Conclave

 • 1 Ministorum Priest or Uriah Jacobus
 • 3-10 units chosen in any combination from the following list:
  - Arco-flagellants
  - Crusaders
  - Death Cult Assassins
All models in the Formation form a single unit.
 • Shield of Faith

Triumvirate of the Imperium

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.

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.

Wrathful Crusade

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

Apocalypse Formations

Purge Squadron

 • 3-6 Immolators
 • 3-6 Retributor Squads
All Retributor Squads must include four heavy weapons and include at least one heavy bolter, one heavy flamer and one multi-melta.
 • Battle Formation

 • Relentless

Fire and Faith: If this formation combines their shooting attacks (see Wall of Fire) and even a single unit makes a successful Divine Guidance Act of Faith roll, the combined shooting attack’s profile gains the Rending special rule.

Wall of Fire: Six or more units in the formation can combine their shooting attacks into a single attack using one of the profiles below. All of the firing units must have at least one model that is in range and has line of sight to the target.

Bolter storm36"54Heavy 1, Apocalyptic Blast
Flamer stormHellstorm54Heavy 1, Torrent
Melta storm24"81Heavy 1, Large Blast, Melta
Holy trinity24"63Heavy 1, Ignores Cover, Massive Blast, Melta

Repentant Host

 • 3+ Repentia Squads
 • 3+ Penitent Engines
All Repentia Squads must have 10 models.
 • Battle Formation

 • It Will Not Die
 • Rampage

Only In Death Does Duty End: All models in this formation re-roll failed Feel No Pain rolls.

The Angelic Host

 • Saint Celestine
 • 2-5 Seraphim Squads
All Seraphim Squads must have 10 models.
 • Battle Formation

 • Fearless

Victory Or Martyrdom: All models in this formation re-roll failed invulnerable saving throws.

Winged Deliverance: If the unit is held in Strategic Reserve, they can Deep Strike at the start of any friendly turn. All weapons in the formation have the Shred special rule on the turn they Deep Strike.