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I've been looking around for a new hobbie for ages now and i've decided on 40k. Just need a little advice. Still not 100% on what army im going to play yet, but i am a really big fan of the Gray Knights or Deamonhunters (what's the difference?). i've read that these are costly in terms of points so i wont be able to field a large army :/
I was thinking about starting with the Black Reach box set and just using the Ultramarines as the core of my army with Deamonhunter/GK allies (is this legal? - don't have a Codex yet lol)
I'm also not sure about what to field in terms of vehicles. Im looking to start with about 1000 points so a few ideas would really help.
Hello and a big welcome to both the hobby and the forums!
Im on my way to work so just a few short answers:
One of the mightiest tools to keep the Imperium of Man free from corruption from both within and withour is the Inquisition. Each Inquisitor is a powerful individual with the authority to eradicate world by his/her command, anhd they often travel far and wide in the universe to root out corruption wherever they find it.
The Inquisition is branched in three major Orders.
- Ordo Hereticus (also knows as Witch Hunters, they have their own codex) defend the people of the imperium from rogue psykers, mutants and heretics.
- Ordo Xenos (Alienhunters, no codex for these guys) are there to root out and destroy alien corruption, mostly genestealer cults and ancient Necron influence but lately the rise of the Tau empire aswell.
- Ordo Malleus (Deamonhunters) protect the Imperium of Man from its oldest and most dangerous enemy, the deamons of chaos.
There isnt much difference to your basic Inquisitor (why i both think and hope that they will make a joint codex for all 3 in 5th edition). You have their personal retinues, their stormtrooper household and their authority to command over any Imperial Forces (adding either Imperial Guard or Space Marines). The DIFFERENCE between the list comes in the form of their "usual hangarounds". The Witch hunters for example are often accompanied by the zealous forces of the Sisters of Battle while the Deamonhunter Inquisitors are able to field squads of the Grey Knights chapter of Space Marines.
Now Grey Knights arent your basic average Marine, these guys are rumoured to have spawned from the geneseed of the Emperor himself and are all undeniably incorrupt and"pure". Given that all Grey Knights have some form of psychic ability they are also able to handle and channel the might Nemesis Force Weapon and they also have access to some other kickass anti-deamon weaponry. Being spread out across the Galaxy however, Grey Knights dont have any standing armoury and as such cant really afford to keep any heavy equipment like tanks and support weapons and therefore lack a little compared to basic Marines in that department.
Using the Ultramarines out of the Black Reach box as your "core" army and adding Deamonhunter (including Grey Knight) allies is not a problem at all and very much accepted both in terms of fluff and rules. I would however strongly recommend you to purchase the codex to be able to see just exactly what you can field before making any major investments.
I wish you the most of luck with your new hobby and hope to see you around these forums (and bring pictures of your army)!!!!
Hey, Great choice of hobby
Playing Daemonhunters with Grey Knights does mean spending a few extra points than a standard marine army. But what it does mean you get really cool weapons like the nemesis force weapon which is sword that the grey knight channels pyschic energy into to make it powerful.
That also means you'll get fewer models on the table, which isn't a bad thing because it'll take away the pressure of setting up loads of models (which I didn't like in my previous army)
The best vehicle to take at 1000pts would be a Dreadnought/venerable or a rhino.
The walkers are actually probably one the best parts of 40k, there great models, great rules and great background. There towering, clanking, walking tanks that just look so darn cool that you'll find everyone else will have one. These minatures hold a close part to many players hearts.
I might write like a ork but i fight like a poet.
Some one tell me they have ever seen a nightbringer die from a Nemesis Force Weapon.
It is legal to have a Space MArine and Daemonhunter force.