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I'm new to Daemonhunters and I have a few questions.
First of all, I am going to get an Inqisitor Lord with a retinue of a familiar, an acolyte, and a warrior. I was thinking that I could give my acolyte power armour (the codex says up to 15 points of equipment) but I'm not sure if thats possible. Also, if I'm going to face mainly Space Marines, Tau, and Eldar, what should the Inquisitor's equipment be?
This is sort of unrelated to the Inquisitor, but I was thinking about getting a Vindicare assassin. Is that a good choice?
Please let me know your opinions.
For the most part, the general consensus is that you need to specialize your inquisitor. The inquisitor is better for shooting and the inquisitor lord is better for cc, although from what I've read, cc inquisitors or inquisitor lords aren't efficient. It is much more point efficiant to simply get more grey knights or something, but on a radical list, it can be a good cc squad.
For acolyates, use one with either power or artificer armor to turn non power weapon attacks and have another one or two with storm shields so that they can turn powerweapon blows.
Originally Posted by The Paint Monkey
First an inquisitor with a retinue of only 3 models will not last long, and an alcolyte in power armor is way over priced (18 points for an extra wound on your INQ is not worth it, and his two low strength hand to hand attacks are not worth it). If you search the forum for inquisitors you will find what most people do and why it is effective. In short though it is make your Inquisitor shooty because GKs can handle the hand to hand; Inquisitors can pick up any roll, but are just more cost effective when shooting, which is nice for Daemonhunters because we lack shooting unless you are only trying to take down light infantry.
As far as the vindicator goes, he is great against space marines because he can take out powerfisting sergeants, can be ok against the eldar if you are able to take down some exarchs (never used him there), and shouldn't be of too much value against the tau because their squad leaders don't typically have extra wargear that helps the squad. Just remember that you are probably only going to get 3 wounds from him each game, so they had better count (and taking out a power weapon that is protected by a squad, or dropping a lascannon out of a 5 man lascannon tac squad can make the rest of the squad almost useless).
Hope that helped, otherwise there is a marevelous post about daemonhunter tactics which does a better job of explaining the why and the how.
Ok thanks for the advice.
I thought that the vindicare was pretty good, especially because of the special rounds.
And I will probably add more to the retinue, maybe some more acolytes/warriors and others.
I truly believe it is never in your best interest to build an assaulty DH inqusitor. If you want one, you should do it for fluff and fun reasons only, not because you actually expect such a squad to be effective in a competetive list. A shooty inquisitor will nearly always be less expensive and deadlier, as well as more useful to the average DH army list.
For details, there are several threads and army lists that address Inquisitor builds. A simple search of this forum will pull many up. Here's a couple of the most recent to get you started.
inquisitor/deamonhost wilth my templars?
Vet. Sarge in Power Armour?
ninjabackhand: point and click, again, really? even after i give you an military term "shock tactic" you still call it point and click.
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