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I am quite unsure of how the allies system works.
Amongst the Daemonhunter army led by an Inquisitor, you will find GK, IST and various Assassins. I assume all of these are led into battle by the Inquisitor himself and basically belong to the Inquisition or the Ordo Malleus.
If Space Marines were taken as allies, they are presumably working independantly led by their own Chapter Commander and only there to support the Daemonhunters in their work.
Is that the correct fluff behind allies and how the forces of the Ordo Malleus work?
Into rules, i have read the allies section briefly and i dont quite understand how it works and what guidelines one must follow!
The reason behind all of this is because i am thinking about collecting a Daemonhunters army as i love everything about them, but to add versatility and more interesting change to avoid getting bored, i may ally Space Marines.
Well, for the rules check the link in my sig (or click here ). It'll take you to my post where I've tried to clearly explain the ally rules.
As for the fluff end of things:
The Inquisition is divided into separate branches, called Ordos. The Grey Knights aren't part of the Inquisition itself (they're part of the Adeptus Astartes), but are attached to the Ordo Malleus as their Chamber Militant. This is because they're pretty much working towards the same goal. The Sisters of Battle & the Ordo Hereticus have the same relationship with each other. GK aren't actually answerable to the Inquisition as such - as in, they don't take direct orders from them, and operate independantly much of the time. I'm not sure how the Sisters are in that regard.
Assassins from the official Temples (the four expensive ones you can use) aren't part of the Inquisition either, but Inquisitors are the only people ranked high enough to order their use.
IST are a direct component of the Inquisition, being their only true military force.
Now, the Inquisition doesn't just go around fighting, that isn't their job. But when they have a goal that requires military strength, they call in the various Chamber Militant forces and/or the other Imperial branches (Marines, Guard, Navy, Mechanicus). The mixture of forces depends on the situation, but the ranking Inquisitor on-scene is pretty much always in charge. I mean, even if a Chapter Master is present, the Inquisitor technically outranks them. Usually, though, the Inquisitor won't just push them aside, as those commanders tend to have more war experience than Inquisitors do.
In-game, you pretty much have two choices on how to go: a base Inquisition army with an allied detachment of Guard or Marines, or a base Guard or Marine army with an allied Inquisitorial detachment. The method of building either type of list is VERY different (stupid GW :rolleyes: ). If your base army is Inquisition, you don't get to have Marine or Guard command units and the like - pretty much, your Inquisitor just scoops up some meat shields for his temporary use. If your base army is Marine or Guard, you must have a Marine or Guard HQ, but you also can choose to bring in an Inquisitor/Lord OR a Grey Knight Hero. There are other rules too, but check out that link for those.
Oh, and if your base army is Inquisition and you take Marine allies, you can NOT have ANY Grey Knights in your force!
Thats brilliant cheers buddy!
I totally understand it all now and i can now make sense of the rules in the Codex!
I think I might sticky this, so as to provide a more visible answer to any more such threads. If anyone wants a more detalied description/explination of the Allies rules, head on over to the Member Created FAQ also stickied in this forum.