I've long considered the joys of adding an Inquisitor Lord as a second HQ to my Grenadier regiment for the simple pleasure of getting to select Orbital Bombardment as a Heavy Support option; however, the flashy looks of a highly individual Inquisitor would be at odds with the regimented ( ) look of my company.
So I'm thinking of doing up a "Forward Air Controller" model, using a Kasrkin Sergeant body, and the plastic Vox Opperator backpack, and giving him a small bodyguard of Stormtroopers. ("Warriors") I wouldn't be taking any fancy psychic powers or outlandish wargear, just a dirt-cheap Inquisitor Lord counts-as so I can get the big bang.
There are some really nice Inquisitor models around and I think it's a shame not to use one. If you want an inquisitor, don't use a stand in use a suitable inquisiteor model, if your army looks that "regimented" it might be cool to have a nice contrast between your troops and one of thses guys. I have been concidering using one in my Guard army but if I was ging to I would give him the works. Terminator armour, force weapon combi bolter etc. Well that's what I think anyway.
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Well, i like the idea for the modeling, but i hate to point out a flaw in your plan, if you were planning on using the daemonhunters as allies, it says clearly in the codex that if you use them as allies, no heavy support can be taken, which means no orbital strike.
Post by Turtleboy(AWOL) on Jul 18, 2007 16:53:43 GMT -5
you could take the inquisitor as your hq and do 2 troops of stormtroopers then use your IG as allied IG (which means they'd lose all doctrines, but no doctrines means no restricted unit list). that's the only way I can see to get an orbital strike (which would be totallly awesome for an IG army - call it artillery support )
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Yeah, Turtle's right, the only way to do it would be to Induct a Cadian regiment so I get my Grenadiers back (as Kasrkin). Or take the Inquisitor + 2 units of Inquisitorial Stormtroopers as a second FoC. 500 points for a budget Inquisitor Lord, 30 Stormtroopers and an Orbital Lance Strike...
also on the note on the conversion i'd use agood head and have plenty of "I" around the model so it looks more like an inquistor and rember to paint them in a different scheme that your regiment this will proably ensure no arguments from oppents
Post by Rolling Thunder on Sept 22, 2007 14:24:11 GMT -5
Another point. How will you explain the ability to automaticly pass morale checks?! No FAC is as psychopathic as a inquisitor. Oh, and by the way mabus, taking terminator armour for inquisitors is daft, fluff-wise. They don't have the black carapace, so they (in fluff terms) should not be able to even wear terminator armour . But nevermind.....
take an inquisitor as an HQ and six squads of stormtroopers then another squad from an IG army (you're only allowed one Elites choice).
the inquisitor can take orbital bombardment.
You dont need a black carapace to opperate a suit of power armour. Sisters of Battle are almost completely unaugmented and they still take power armour as standard. The carapace just REALLY helps with interface and allows the suit to be worn like a second set of skin as opposed to armour.
Post by knight (M.I.A) on Sept 25, 2007 8:26:57 GMT -5
Yup. The black carapcae just let the power/terminator armour feel like a second skin and not like an armour. Oh and btw SoBs are totally unaugmented. They have nearly the same stats like a normal guardsman. I think that their profile is the same like the profile of the HSO...
Post by Rolling Thunder on Sept 29, 2007 6:42:21 GMT -5
No, SoB profile is the same as regular guardsmen. Its better to take SoBs that grenaniders, as for +1 point you get bolters and power armour.
By the way, I was not speaking of power armour. There is no reason regular humans cannot wear power armour. It is Terminator, or tactical dreadnaught armour that requires the black carapace to manipulate, since it is so ridiculously large.
No its doesnt. All the black carapace does is allow the wearer of the armour power or termi to use fully all the functions of that armour. All you need to have to wear power or termi armour is special training and the money and power to get and use it.
Post by Rolling Thunder on Oct 1, 2007 11:58:10 GMT -5
No, power armour requites nothing but specialised training and power. But if you read the fluff, Inquisitors do not actually wear terminator armour as they are not implanted with the black carapace which is a part of the space marines initiation programme/modification, as both the black carapace and terminator armour are exclusive priviledges of the Space marines.