"Behold! The Immolator!"
The Immolator is the Adepta Sororitas' standard Infantry Fighting Vehicle, and their answer to the Space Marines' Razorback. The main difference is that the Immolator's turret is mounted towards the front of the vehicle, rather than the back.
The Ecclesiarchy actually has a monopoly on this style of assault tank, as a result of the circumstances of its discovery. Its STC pattern was found before the Age of Apostasy, when the Ecclesiarchy was still allowed to have men under arms; said men, the Frateris Templar, discovered an ancient factory on one of the worlds they had reclaimed for the Imperium. They decided to keep it a secret, to use as a bargaining chip later.
They would use that chip shortly after the Age of Apostasy; with the Frateris Templar was disbanded, all of their vehicles went with them, and even though the Ecclesiarchy was able to rules lawyer its way into keeping the Sisters of Battle (being women under arms), they still needed to be armed somehow. The Ecclesiarchy arranged a deal with the Adeptus Mechanicus: they would give the data from the factory over to the tech-priests, in exchange for an exclusivity contract on any equipment produced from it. Deciding that access to ancient data was more important than open license agreements, the Mechanicus agreed, and the result, when the holes were patched with the Rhino STC plans, was a heavy flamer-toting assault tank (though later patterns substituted the heavy flamers for heavy bolters and multi-meltas). This act is a violation of the Treaty of Olympus Mons by both parties. As such, it is both heresy and treason by their own laws. Of course breaking laws like this is pretty standard for the Imperium. Also don't tell the Sisters that they're breaking any laws. It can, and will, result in being purged. Most likely by this very vehicle.
Now on December 2019, the new Immolator is out with a sweet-ass stained-glass window on the turret, which kind of raise practicality issues for a close-assault tank seeing as how blatantly expose the gun handler is. Pity the poor gun handler when it comes to snipers however.
|Forces of the Sisters of Battle|
|Command:||Triumph of Saint Katherine - Canoness |
Ecclesiarchy Battle Conclave - Imagifier
Ministorum Priest - Palatine - Dogmata
Sororitas Command Squad
|Troops:||Avenging Angel - Arco-flagellant - Battle Sister Squad |
Celestians - Crusaders - Death Cult Assassin
Dominion Squad - Retributor Squad - Seraphim Squad
Sisters Repentia - Zephyrim Squad
|Vehicles:||Castigator Tank - Exorcist - Immolator |
Paragon Warsuit - Penitent Engine
Repressor - Rhino - Mortifier
|Special Vehicles:||Pulpit of Saint Holline's Basilica|
|Flyers:||Avenger Strike Fighter|
|Spacecraft:||Aquila Lander - Drop Pod|
|Saints:||Living Saint - Geminae Superia|
|Non Militant:||Orders Dialogous - Orders Famulous - Orders Hospitaler |
Orders Pronatus - Hagiolater