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Title: Inquisitors and their weaponry
Post by: -The Reaper- on October 29, 2005, 02:45:27 AM
I came up with a couple of arrangements for an inquisitor and its retinues the other day and found that they can truly be one of the most terrifying units in the game..

Ordo Malleus:

Inquistor with Psycannon, CCW Power armour

Sage

3x Servitors with heavy bolters.

This ones cool for the swarm army, the juicy one is this though..


Inquisitor with artificier armour, Plasma pistol, ccw, icon of the just.

3x warriors with plasma guns

sage

Now with this setup you will get 8 plasma shots if you stand and shoot...
so now when you drive your chimera up to the enemy and dump your usually sneered at inq infront of the enemy. He is perfectly capable of killing any high armoured squad he wants and light armour aswell.

Now you can laugh at that flying tyrant threatening your flank, or the wraithlord running at your squads.
Title: Re: Inquisitors and their weaponry
Post by: Findecano on October 29, 2005, 04:00:09 AM
I wouldn't get warriors with plasma guns. get servitors with plasma cannons... they are much, much better.
Title: Re: Inquisitors and their weaponry
Post by: gilber987 on October 29, 2005, 11:08:29 AM
you can get just 1 servitor with plasma cannon.

As for a Plasma Inquisitor i like this:

Inquisitor Lord
-Plasma Pistol
-Bolter-Plasma Gun
Targeter
Auspex
*Hammerhands

Retinue:

Veteran Guardsmen with Plasma Gun
Veteran Guardsmen with Plasma Gun
Veteran Guardsmen with Plasma Gun
Acolyte with Bolter-Plasma Gun
Acolyte with Bolter-Plasma Gun
Acolyte with Bolter-Plasma Gun
Sage
Sage

This makes 7 plasma guns and 1 plasma pistol, mount them in a chimera with heavy bolters and extra armour and is a Marine killer inquisitor squad.

Well some of are own guy will get toasted but the Inquisition cares not.


As for the shooty inquisitor:

Inquisitor w/ psycannon
Retinue
2 sages, mystic, and 3 gun serv w/ heavy bolters

you can change 1 of the heavy bolters for 1 plasma cannon if you want.

this makes them more reliable in th shooting phase plus the extra BS for the inquisitor ;D
Title: Re: Inquisitors and their weaponry
Post by: Findecano on October 29, 2005, 11:46:50 AM
for extra shootyness, get 3 more acolytes with carapace armour and stormbolters...
thus an inquisitor lord with psycannon and a ccw of your choice
3 acolytes with carapace armour and stormbolters (effectively giving your inq lord 6 wounds
2 servitors with heavy bolters
1 servitor with plasma cannon
2 sages
and a mystic if you are playing against deep strikers.
giving you 6 stormbolter shots
6 heavy bolter shots
1 plasma cannon for hitting rear vehicles
3 psycannon shots (on the move if you put your inquisitor lord in terminator armour)
which you can all reroll once/shoot at deepstrikers
Title: Re: Inquisitors and their weaponry
Post by: -The Reaper- on October 29, 2005, 02:20:07 PM
You can spend a max of 15 points on equipment for an acolyte. So thats one stormbolter a peice with a 6+ save. the problem with the plasma guns/pistols on acolytes is that if they take awound by rolling 1 or 2, they will more then likely die taking 15 points worth of pistol with it. Also with the acolytes being BS3 is it worth making each one cost 23 points to be killed by a lasgun??
Psycannons can shoot on the move anyway,
Title: Re: Inquisitors and their weaponry
Post by: Findecano on October 29, 2005, 02:32:13 PM
storm bolters are 10pts. and psycannons can shoot on the move indeed, just farther if you stand still. (when i wrote the post i thought the psycannon was assualt 2) but anyways, can't anything be killed by a las gun? warriors can also get killed by one...
Title: Re: Inquisitors and their weaponry
Post by: -The Reaper- on October 29, 2005, 02:35:55 PM
I know most things can be killed by a lasgun. im just trying to prove a point that it is a waste of points to give an acoltye extra weaponry, when anything can kill him off easily. At best they will be a one trick pony because as soon as they step off the ramp they all shoot half of them die through overheating. then someone just returns the favour with bolters and thats a lot of points gone..
Title: Re: Inquisitors and their weaponry
Post by: Findecano on October 29, 2005, 02:48:36 PM
it is, of course a one trick pony, just a very deadly one trick pony. in real battles, I don't even use inquisitor lords, (because of their bad s and t, and because a gk hero with his s4+a thunderhammer can wreck havoc) but small squads of inquisitors for small purposes. something like this:
when i'm facing a mass deepstrike army:

1 Ordo Malleus Inquisitor (Elites)
     Power Weapon (x1); Psycannon
     Power Armour

     2 Mystic
          Laspistol & CC Weapon

     3 Warrior
          Heavy Bolter Servitor (x2); Plasma Cannon Servitor (x1); Frag
          Grenades; Krak Grenades

or for close combat
1 Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor  (Elites) (wh)
     Inferno Pistol (x1); Power Weapon (x1)
     Power Armour

     1 Familiar
          CC Weapon (x1)

     1 Combat Servitor
          Servitor - Combat

     2 Crusader
          Suppression Shield; Power Weapon; Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades
Title: Re: Inquisitors and their weaponry
Post by: -The Reaper- on October 29, 2005, 02:51:43 PM
I always found the plasma squad especially effective for tyrants + guard. love the look on nid playes faces when one squad can really harm this unit when most other armys have trouble getting rid of a few tyrant guard.