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Firstly I'd like to apologise in case I've posted this in the wrong section. I'm completely new to the world of W4K so much so that I've not even begun to collect an army but after some consideration I've decided upon the Daemonhunter Ordo Malleus as my choice. What I would like someone to tell me is if it's acceptable to create a chapter for my chosen army? I've found loads of info on creating Space Marine chapters but nothing on Daemonhunter chapters, I was thinking of calling mine "The Sons of Magdalene" and giving their armour a real Knights Templar feel (White, silver and a few Maltese crosses). I'd love to hear what anyone thinks about this and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...
The daemonhunters are a really cool army, though you do have to be careful with them as they lack numbers and are quite expensive. I'm not too hot on the daemonhunter fluff, but that sounds like you've got a pretty cool idea for a paint scheme there. I'm sure someone else will be able to help fill you in a little more on the specific organisations of the inquisition. (Even if they don't have chapters as per se, it still sounds like a cool way to represent them.) With heraldry like that though, they could be seen as being similar to Black Templars. Is this purposeful? Are you planning on getting them some BT allies? Something like that would look pretty cool and be really fluffy.
I was thinking of some allies to bolster the squad but wasn't sure who, but thanks for replying it's given me some help and something to think about
No problem, just make sure you post some pics once you've started painting stuff up.
hey the doctor, okay ive got my hands on an Ordo malleus army, along with Ordo Xenos, and Ordo Hereticus, so i know i thing or two about the Inquistors, now there is nothing to stop you painting the models how you like, all you need do for fluff wise and say they are on a special quest for the Inquistor in command, and go from there. mate
Best of luck and look forward to seeing the force built up.
thanks for the info, I'll make sure to put up some pictures as soon as I get my army and paint them!
They wouldn't be on permanent duty to a Malleus inquisitor, the only chapter involved to that extent is the Grey Knights (the chamber militant of the ordo). Nor can space marine chapters be requisitioned by inquisitors, as the reason for inquisitorial authority is the same as the marines' exitence and duty: they both stem from personal mandates given by the Emperor. An inquisitor can request that a chapter help them, but the chapter is under no obligation to do so. Even the GK can turn down something if they so wish, it just happens that they choose to work with the Inquisition on a permanent basis.
So having a chapter that's solely dedicated to the Ordo would be very unlikely, but as has been said you can have them with strong Malleus links. I believe the Exorcists chapter functions very much in this way.
Ok thanks for clearing that up, as a newbie all the chapters and the reasons behind them can be a bit over whelming.