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Have not contributed for some time, sorry. While gone, though, i have finally begun to play the game! (Painting and reading are fine, but come on!) My beautiful ladies have held their own against the forces of Chaos. Even as I write this, there are Chaos Marines out there licking the wounds inflicted by my Repentia's eviscerators!
However, we are putting together a campaign and a particular fluff issue comes to mind. As my Inquisitor and the Sisters arrive on a ravaged planet, seeking artefacts from a ruined city (hopefully ahead of the forces of Chaos and renegade Space Marines!), I wonder has anyone ever employed an army or even a squad of Skitarii? As my Inquisitor has a Lex Mechanicus in his retinue and is in search of STCs, wouldn't he have brought soldiers that serve the Machine God along? If so, what models were used? What size and type of army?
Would the very mention of a Machine God infuriate the Sisters with their fanatical allegiance to the God Emperor?
Can't wait to hear.
I once thought about doing a Skitarii army using IG and doctrines. Special weapon squads, carapace armour, heavy weapon squads, mechanised and another one and you're just about set.
Modelwise, I tried to convert Cadians into wearing robes with greenstuff. It didn't go too well.
I really hate to tell you, but I seriously doubt an Inquisitor would be searching for STCs, unless he was trying to beat some heretics to it. Lets just say that the Inquisition and the Adeptus Mechanicus aren't on very friendly terms...So i'd say that no, he wouldn't side with the ADeptus Mechanicus, and if he did, he would probably be branded a heretic (if thats what you want, than go for it).
-The God of all Machines
Not really. The Machine God and the Emperor are widely believed to be the same entity. It's the only way the Imperium could absorb the technology of Mars without causing a schism between the Ecclesiarchy and the Adeptus Mechanicus. This explanation is also commonly used when absorbing feudal planets - the native religion is said to be an aspect or an evolution of the Imperial Creed, thus negating any need to purge them on grounds of heresy. They simply merge the doctrines. That said, the Technomagi are hermetic and highly oligarchic, refusing to divulge arcane secrets to anyone outside the order.Would the very mention of a Machine God infuriate the Sisters with their fanatical allegiance to the God Emperor?
There's not reason why an Inquisitor can't search for an STC. They're not heretical, just ancient, although they can become corrupted - in which case an Inquisitor would be required to destroy it. But there's nothing against the Inquisition and the Adeptus working together if they have the same ends in mind, and if the Inquisitor in question doesn't have any particular bias against the Machine Cult - they vary wildly.
There's no standard rules for Skitarri, but it's not hard to simulate them. IG Stormtroopers with carapace armour, special/heavy weapons and some judicious modelling can represent cyborg legionaries. For the larger Praetorians, simple combat servitors should suffice. The rule of equivalencies applies here. Remember, if your Inquisitor does have extensive AM ties, he's likely to make heavy use of tanks and mechanised troops - which fits well with a Adeptus Soritatas army, who happen to have the Exorcist and the Immolator, two extremely useful tanks when it comes to actual gameplay. Add this with some Basilisks or Stormtrooper/Skitarri squads with Chimerae transports and you've got a tactically viable mechanised army with a good fluff explanation. Just stick Techpriests or cyborg models wherever possible and paint with rust-red and black.
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