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Can Witch Hunters ally with Black Templars?
Their fluff would suggest they can, but rules say otherwise.
The Black Templars' "Abhor The Witch" states that Black Templars will not ally to any army that includes any models with psychic powers, with the exception of Grey Knight Space Marines. The Inquisitors have the "Psyker" special rule. However the second line of the first dot-point of the "Using Witch Hunters as Allies" rule states that Black Templars can ally.
It's just a flesh wound!
And why not?
The simple answer is yes, they can. Do you have the WH codex? Cause it says right in there, that WH can ally with any chapter of SMs, only when SM's ally with WH do they lose chapter distinctions.
Just don't forget that from the WH codex you can only take
0-1 Fast Attack.
Well, Codex: BT is newer than Codex: WH. Remember that codices (and FAQs) take precedance in the order of their publication - new overwrites old.
We used to be able to ally onto a Dark Angels army, according to the DH and WH codices, but the new DA FAQ says otherwise. And hell, according to the DH codex you cannot combine DH and WH - while the newer WH codex says otherwise, and this is the rule used by GW.
You *may* use WH as allies for a Black Templar army, but you cannot include any models with the special rule "psyker" in the allied force. So don't bring your Inquisitor Lords.
The rule specifically says you can't models with psychic powers, but that doesn't prohibit you from having Inquisitors. If your don't give your Inquisitor a psychic power then he doesn't fall under that rule. If it said you couldn't have psykers that would be a different story, but that's not what it says.
The Black Templars can ally in rules terms as shown below.
For fluff, just pair them with some really Zealous =][= guy - you know, one of those fellows that thinks astropaths should be burned.
Then, you're set.
THrow the DH FAQ away. It is superseeded by the newer DH Printing, which contains the phrase "with the exception of other detachments and units from other Ordos of the Inquisition".
It took me a long time to realize that was what they meant through all the smoke and mirrors. And it's so much easier to prove now that they finally corrected it in the latest printing. Check it out.
It's all one big happy inquisition.
For that matter, I saw an older NEcron Codex that said, "the monolith can fire two weapons at once" and I thought, "hmmm, that is exatly wrong from what I recall" and sure enough I opened mine (which was newer) and saw, "the monolith mat NOT fire two weapons at once".
How do such huge changes slip by realitively unnoticed?
Why is an outadated FAQ still on their site?
those sneaky sneaky people...
Sisters Repentia: Wow what beautiful models! Wow what terrible rules! -stjohn70
And since WH are also part of the inquisitors, focusing on the sisters of battle, they should be included in that.
Not quite. You're right in saying that Grey Knights are the only psykers the Black Templar will suffer. However you are wrong about Inquisitors. By 'Grey Knights' the Black Templar codex is refering to any psyker that has the 'Grey Knight' special rules. The Inquisitors don't, they are daemon-hunters of the Ordo Malleus but are not Grey-Knights.
In response to the original question, it would be highly acceptable for Black Templar to ally with Adeptus Sororitas and Ecclechaisary models (i.e priests) but not inquisitors. They'd all have something in common to moan about though...
Last edited by Oiad; March 10th, 2010 at 13:20.