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Inquisition and Agents in 8th


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I've not been dwelling on the Inquisition much, as the way I see it much can change. There's a few "omissions" from the codex that GW can correct, I'm waiting on their teaser update to see what may happen. I'm cautiously optimistic!


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Well when they discussed snipers picking out characters they said something like "a SM command squad (retinue) can help with that". So I am sure the Inquisition retinue will be a thing still.



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Well when they discussed snipers picking out characters they said something like "a SM command squad (retinue) can help with that". So I am sure the Inquisition retinue will be a thing still.

We can assume that Inquisitors are still HQ choice. But I wonder what kind of type will be inquisition retinue. Troops, elites, HQ ?

 

I hope we will have a way to still play full inquisition and get access to battle plans.



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I'd be surprised if GW starts to envisage Inquisition as a stand-alone army, although it'd fun to have the option. Using our current options, Acolytes as Troops, Valkyries as Flyers, Land Raiders in Heavy Support. Not sure about FA: give Arcoflagellants a nice high movement stat? There'd need to be a higher minimum unit size for Troop Acolytes (ten probably) to stop people spamming dirt-cheap three man units to fill their mandatory troop slots.

However, GW seems to be keen for players to have the option of fielding Battle-Forged detachments of mixed Imperial factions and Inquisition gives easy fluff justification for pretty much any combination. However, some combinations feel more natural as dedicated Inquisitorial detachments: any of our Chambers Militant, MT Scions as "Inquisitorial Stormtroopers" and AM Veterans as "Henchmen".

I'd quite like to see Inquisition providing alternative ways of building Imperial forces, trading some of the "pure" faction-specific buffs for Inquisition-related ones. E.g. A predominantly Guard force, taking an Inquisitor, loses some of its capacity for issuing orders (fewer slots for senior officers) but gets some Inquisition-specific bonuses instead.

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I wouldn't be surprised if they match keywords with the ordos militant, i.e. A malleus inquisitor gives the detachment the ordo malleus keyword, which is shared by grey knights. Something like that.

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I think that would be very logical and illustrates the flexibility of the keyword system.

I've just realised that, assuming that their equipment options are preserved into 8th, the new chainsword rules give Acolytes a bit of a bump: if you swap your laspistol for another ranged weapon, you still get two melee attacks (although lose the pistol shot in your shooting phase).

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I think the Warhammer Community article on transports can give us some comfort that whatever they do with warbands, we can still do pretty much what we've been doing in terms of a close combat warband in a Land Raider. It says:

 

Units now disembark at the start of the Movement phase, before the Transport moves, but can then move, shoot and fight normally in that turn. This opens up loads of tactical options for both shooting and combat themed armies, especially now that multiple units can share a single Transport up to its capacity.

 

 

It does indeed open up some interesting options. So, IF they were to do something like having seperate units of DCA, Crusaders, etc. as per C:IA but without the option to combine them into a single unit, they can now all ride in the same Land Raider, disembark, and then charge the same or different units, with an Inquisitor in there for good measure offering some sort of buff I imagine. You can even use the Land Raider to soak up overwatch fire by charging it first. And you can include a small unit of shooty stuff to boot. Very interesting stuff.


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I wonder if Key Word "Ordo Xenos" Will allow an Inquisitor and Deathwatch unit to pile into a Blackstar together? I'm really hoping for maximum flexibility here so you can go to town on your army and really make it your own. Use the Keyword system to stop the worst of the cheese of course, but Sisters of Battle and an Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor in Chimeras and Valkyries? Why not!?



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I suppose we will find our rules in the Imperium Codex under "Imperial Agents" ... or maybe "Imperial Talons" ?

 

I'm so hyped and we didn't have our faction focus yet ! ^^






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