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So I've been toying with the idea of starting a witch hunter army up and I want to use an inquisitor lord as my HQ. But the biggest problem I've always had is how do you kit him and his retinue out?
any suggestions for different effective uses for him and his pals?
I normally go for the plasma retinue, one plasma cannon 2 plasma guns 3 sages 2churiguns and 3 acotlyes with carpace armour and a bolter each and one familiar. the lord has bolter the 30pt psyhic power and word of the emperor.also inquistoral mandate
note that this is when playing WH with no allies other wise I tend to use a DH Inqusitor Lord. The DH wargear options and weapon options better fit an inqusitor or inqusitor lord for they are less restriced and gain more versitility.
"Advance, or it will not be daemonic blood that stains my hammer this day."
Inquisitor Lord Hephaestos Grudd, addressing Colonel Molain of the 223rd Gudrunite Rifles.
if i want my lord for close combat i give him a force weapon plasma pistol and psychic hood
and a retinue of 2 crusaders 2 familiars or 3 if against eldar 2 chirugeons.
but for a shooty i basically go for a plasma setup as well minus the inquisitorial mandate but if i've got a elite slot to spare i give a normal inquisitor it with a plsama pistol and power weapon and stick her in a unit heading for the front line:drinking:
This is another topic that comes up often.
for shooty, I'm not so crazy about all plasma in a retinue. sure, it's a lot of high Str low AP shots. I prefer using Heavy Bolter Servitors though. For a basic shooty retinue:
1Plas Cannon Servitor
2Heavy Bolter Servitors
a DH Inq. Lord with Psycannon and Mystic
a WH Inq. Lord with StormBolter and Psycannon bolts, and chiurgeon
If I've got points, I'll throw on a Psychic hood. A DH Inq. makes for a better shooty retinue. I only use the WH Inq Lord if I need a WH HQ, and don't want to use a cannoness.
For Assaulty (poorer choice for an Inq)
I'd prob go with the WH Inq. Give him a force weapon, give him 3 acolytes in carapace with mancatchers, 1combat servitor with Powerfist, 2Crusaders, 2 chiurgeons, and a priest
it adds up pretty fast. Then on top of that, you've got to deliver the retinue. I think there are better ways to spend points than on a CC Inq.
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On shooty retinues I usually like adding acolytes with carapace armor and bolters to add some 'ablative wounds'.
There is no such thing as a plea for innocence in my court. A plea for innocence is guilty of wasting my time. Guilty.
- Inquisitor Lord Fyodor Karamazov
Thanks for the replys!
I was thinking of going shooty with him, I just wasnt sure how to go about it.
A nice and simple, yet really effective set up is:
Retinue: 3 Heavy Bolter Gun Servitors, 1 Acolyte (Carapace Armour, Boltgun), 2 Chirurgeons
Simple and effective. If kept in cover, it can easily last the whole game without giving over nay VPs.