The Sisters Hospitaler is essentially non-militant version of the Sisters of Battle. According to James Swallow's work they do get basic battle training, but nothing too fancy; the Bolter Bitches get all the good guns, and that's how both branches seem to like it.
They usually travel to worlds that are in dire need for medical aid, and also tag along with their militant counterparts to dangerous warzones. Some lucky worlds have charity hospitals run by them (The Imperium can do charity? Amazing!).
They can be bad ass too if forced to be. Dark Heresy 2nd Edition has a story where a planet is overrun by Nurgle, with the local Hopitalors having to break their way out to report it, and it's up to an Inquisitor and his retinue to destroy the daemon prince at the core(a traitor guardsman who caused the mess when he prayed for salvation from a plague). The Hospitalers accompany and fight alongside them, with their faith providing a shield against the diseased air that would otherwise be an instant kill.
Sometimes a Sister Hospitaler is taken in to a Inquisitorial Acolyte team. They're excellent at torture and interrogation, as many are trained in medical knowledge of xenos as well. Most of them would still rather prefer healing other loyal servants of the Imperium. This gives them a duality of being like benevolent angels to Imperial servants but a fate worse than death to the Imperium's enemies.
The original Sister Hospitaler is in the Witch Hunters Codex and is a possible fluff choice for the Chirurgeon inquisitorial henchmen.
If taken, the Sister Hospitaler/Chirurgeon grants the Inquisitor the ability to shrug off the first
Instant Death result wound taken in a turn, so long as it WASN'T an instant death wound, or an AP close combat weapon, if two are taken, you may ignore the first wound taken no matter the cause.
In their current codex, they may be taken as a part of the Sororitas Command Squad, where they add Feel No Pain to the squad.
Sister Hospitaler [Homebrew non-inquisitorial henchmen version]
[HQ Choice but doesn’t take up a HQ slot]
Cost: 30 points
WS: 4 BS: 3 S: 3 T: 3 W: 1 I: 4 A: 2 Ld: 9 Sv: 3+
Unit type: Infantry
- Bolt Pistol
- Close-combat weapon
- Independent Character
- Medic! – A Sister Hospitaler is trained in the finest battlefield first-aid the Imperium can offer. She grants any squad she is attached to the Feel No Pain special Rule
A Sister Hospitaler may choose to:
- Exchange her bolt pistol and CCW for a bolter: Free
- Exchange her bolt pistol and CCW for a Eviscerator: 20p
HHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhnnnnnnngggggg... the quality of waifu material has certainly gone up.
|Forces of the Sisters of Battle|
|Command:|| Canoness - Ecclesiarchy Battle Conclave |
Ministorum Priest - Sororitas Command Squad
|Troops:|| Avenging Angel - Arco-flagellant - Battle Sister Squad |
Celestians - Crusaders - Death Cult Assassin
Dominion Squad - Retributor Squad - Seraphim Squad
Sister Hospitaler - Sisters Repentia
|Vehicles:||Exorcist - Immolator - Penitent Engine - Repressor - Rhino|
|Flyers:||Avenger Strike Fighter - Drop Pod|
|Saints:||Living Saint - Geminae Superia|
|Forces of the Inquisition|
|Command:|| Inquisitor (Ordo Malleus Inquisitor - Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor |
Ordo Xenos Inquisitor)
|Retinue:|| Acolyte - Arco-flagellant - Astropath - Banisher - Cherubim |
Chiurgeon - Crusaders - Daemonhost - Death Cult Assassin
Jokaero - Hierophant - Mystic - Sanctioned Psyker
Sage (Autosavant - Lexmechanic - Sister Dialogous)
Servo-skull - Servitor - Sister Hospitaler - Pariah - Penitent
Ministorum Priest - Militarum Veteran Squad - Warp-Seer
|Auxiliaries:|| Inquisitorial Stormtroopers - Deathwatch - Grey Knights |
Sisters of Battle - Callidus Assassin - Culexus Assassin
Eversor Assassin - Vindicare Assassin
|Vehicles:|| Chimera - Land Raider (Land Raider Crusader |
Land Raider Redeemer) - Razorback - Rhino