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I am sure this has been asked before but I couldn't find a real answer so:
How do I bring a Vindicare Assassin into a IG list? Is it possible? Or does the list have to be a Daemon/Witch hunters list first? From what I have gathered, it sounds like IG can take from those armies to a point, but I don't understand how. I've looked though the Hunters' codices but I'm still not getting it. Im not looking for points since I know we can't post that, I just want to know if there's any stipulations on taking one of the assassins.
I would LOVE to get a Exidos (However its spelled) Rifle in my list, so I hope it's possible!
You can induct 1 HQ, 1 Elite, 2 Troops, and 1 FA after you have chosen the minimum 1 HQ 2 Troop from the IG codex.
Which means in order to get an assassin you must first take an Inquisitor Lord as you must have an Inquisitor in the army to take an assassin. I'd advise against the Vindicare, though. He's not really worth the points for what he does.
Callidus or Eversor are much more useful.
3rd ed has the old Assassins codex. Isn't that still valid? According to codex Assassins you can take one for any Imperial force without restriction. That makes more sense to me than having some totally unrelated and unwanted branch of the Imperial bureaucracy tagging along. Who is the Inquisitor meant to be? The Assassin's minder?
Unfortunately the Daemonhunter and Witchhunter codicies have overridden the 3E Codex Assassins. GW did go ahead and say that Codex Assassins was no longer valid a while ago when the DH codex first came out. I'll link a reference if I find it.
I believe you, but that sucks. The Offiicio Assassinorum is nothing to do with the Inquisiton. Boo. A stock Inquisitor is only 20 points though, and with Purgatus can probably be kind of fun especially with the assassins doing so much stuff based on LD scores.
So, to summarize, you take an Inqusitor as an HQ, and then for your elite induction, you take your assassin. It's under the subsection "By the Order of the Emperor" or some such.
I had heard something to that effect on another forum, but it wasn't explained as well. Hence, my question. Thank you. I have a PDF of the assassin codex so I was wondering how that interacted.
And idk... being able to single out a model to kill seems pretty awesome to me. (The 4+ wound is the only problem, but eh, it would be pretty OP with that, AND there's the hellfire round if I REALLY need them dead)
But bringing the Inquisitor kind of puts me off, so I dunno.
Do something simple with the Inquisitor. Maybe a psychic hood, 2 mystics, and another retinue member for flavor.
IG Best Gen 1st overall of 10 DE 4th overall of 6
Eldar 3rd Overall/Best General of 26--2nd Overall/Best General of 7--1st Overall/Best General of 11