As mentioned elsewhere, after several years of hobby burnout and not touching 40K at all, I'm finally getting some of my hobby mojo back and looking at finally (FINALLY) finishing my Ordo Hereticus strike force the way it should have always been done. A big chunk of this project will be fluffiness and "rule of cool", but I don't want the force to be completely dysfunctional -- I want to be able to at least put up a fight especially since tournaments (albeit narrative based ones) are my only real opportunity for gaming.
All that said, Inquisitor Karamazov is to be the centrepiece of my army (well, Lord Inquisitor Soulis riding his own Throne of Judgement and using Karamazov's rules anyway).
But I am not sure how to build a force around him.
He counts as a T5 vehicle ... is it best to surround him with vehicles?
Or should I have him accompanied by a foot-borne element (the army will include at least one, if not two, Crusader squads -- I had considered putting them into an immolator, but maybe they go on foot with Soulis/Karamazov)?
Or have bullet-catcher acolytes to give him essentially an extra wound at 8 pts per wound? Should they be solo/character acolytes or groups of 6?
Aside from Soulis, the "meat" of the force will be a Battalion Detachment of
Militarum Tempestus Inquisitorial Storm Troopers including some Taurox Primes and a Valkyrie which shall hold at least one squad of Acolytes (my lovingly converted and shockingly effective in past editions squad of 4 plasma gunners plus some belters/storm bolters). There will be 2-3 Penitent Engines and an Exorcist depending on price in the new Sisters 'dex.