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I recently got into WH40k (A few of my friends play and it's always seemed neat to me.) I Like all the fluff and a good majority of the models for Witch Hunters. So I decided to make them my first army to collect and paint.
My questions are:
1. Are Witch Hunters becoming obsolete like some rumors say? I'd hate to have picked up an army that's getting thrown out the door.
2. What are Grey Knights that people are talking about "Allying with" ?
3. I bought "Witch Hunter Inquisitor Lord & Retinue" and "Sisters of Battle Squad" (Both before I saw rumors of the army being discontinued.) Where should I go from here? Im not sure what makes up a good army. Though I do know I want to be able to do alot of shooting and as little CC as I have to.
Thank you in advance! (Also sorry for being so new and dumb. :s)
Welcome to the madness that is 40k.
1. They most certainly aren't going away. We are sort of up in the air about the direction that we are going in. There are some rumors that we are going to get our own codex. There are some rumors that say we are getting stuck with the Grey Knights. I think you are ok in buying the girls, but I can't say for sure where we are going to go in the future.
2. The Grey Knights are part of the "Daemonhunters" codex. We are sort of sister codices with the daemonhunters. We can use some of their units, they can use some of our units... Make sure to read the ally rules section in the codex.
3. Let me begin by saying that the Witch Hunters are not a beginner friendly army. This is for a couple of reasons. Firstly, they are an all metal army, and thus very expensive. Secondly, they are what we would call a finesse army. It takes a good deal of practice to be able to get into (and stay) in the girls "stance of power." That is close enough to shoot a whole lot, but not close enough to be charged and forced into hand to hand combat.
OK, things that you are going to need, pretty much no matter where our new codex takes us, a canoness, some more girls (I would wait on these though, we might get some plastic models), and some rhinos. Most of the time you will want your girls to have a ride, and not walk across the field, alone. Take a look at some of the armies in the army section and that will give you a good idea of what builds are going around.
Make sure you buy a rule book. Either the big on or the little one doesn't matter.
Buy, or borrow a friends, codex. I would go with borrowing, as we are probably going to get a new codex within the next 6 months.
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Edit: I would ask questions and figure out what sort of army you want to build before you go out and buy everything. That will save you money, and it will prevent you from wasting time trying to build an army that doesn't work.
Start with a goal of 500 points and then work from there.
Last edited by Fizzics; May 7th, 2010 at 21:23. Reason: add more stuff
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Generally speaking you can't go wrong with basic sisters, but as metal models with their squad boxes taken off the shelves in many places they are expensive to build up. You'll need a second squad to meet your minimum troop requirements, and you may want to proxy your special weapons before investing in meltaguns and heavy flamers.
Also @ Fizzics: Would a Cannonness be more important then my Witch Hunter Inquisitor Lord? I wasn't sure since he's got the ability to use the psychic stuff. Though I might have been reading the Codex wrong. Or can the Cannonness use Psychic powers also?
I think im going to hold off on buying more box sets like you say they might be getting plastic peices. and I want to make sure each of my units is put together and painted awesomely. Kinda OCD about that. Haha.
Inquisitors can use psychic hoods to shut down your opponent's psykers and his retinue can field some long ranged weaponry, but can rapidly become a points sink. Inquisition psychic powers arn't particularly effective. The unit is required as an HQ or elite if you decide you like the look of an assassin.
I had a vindicare destroy enemy Land Raider on the first turn...
Culexus killing a squad of Eldar Harlequins and a Farseer...
Eversor killing a unit of Terminators by himself...
Callidus sitting on a shelf ever since I painted one...
Not a sure-do unit but IMO a very good addition to the fun-factor.
Welcome to 40k and LO!
I think you need to decide on how competitive you want your army to be. But a sure thing I would suggest, because I dont believe that it will get a major rehaul, to get an exorcist tank, it helps sisters immensely to deal with long range threats and arguably one of the best tanks currently in 40k. Besides it is a wonderful model to collect, not sure if money is an issue here.