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So, I was at my local GW store and one of the red shirts there was saying that GW has given up on both Witch Hunters and daemon Hunters. Some day they will get a new codex but will most likely not get any new models.
He went to say that IG are going to get a flying vehicle, that will have the skimmer rules and that there is the possibility of Death Korps geting their own army away from forgeworld.
Can anybody verify this. As a Inquisition player I would be very sad to not see them go to plastic.
I'd be taking it with a pinch of salt tbh. As it is, GW Staffers know as much as you or I (sometimes even less).
Even if they are informed, GW have been known to pay people to spread rumours about stuff (like the one about smurfs rapid-firing and assaulting; I wouldn't be surprised if that was one such example).
Sorry, not buying it.
The only reason they'd have for terminating the armies is a lack of interest caused by their own abysmal failure to support the armies. Two problems with that:
A> There's plenty of interest in both - not as much as Marines or Chaos Marines, but plenty of interest nonetheless.
B> If they haven't killed off Dark Eldar due to sheer neglect by now, no way DH/WH are even remotely close to that point!!
If anything they might terminate both codexes in order to fold it all into a long-awaited Codex: Inquisition, but I simply can't see them pulling support from two of the most characterful armies out there with no apparent reason.
I think they will just leave both codexes and not bother to do anything with them or for them in the near future. They will still sell a few minis and there are plenty of us using those codexes. Obviously forgeworld think there is money there or they wouldn't be releasing all the new Grey Knight tanks etc.
One day they are likely to get a new codex but it would seem a long way off. I hope they do get a full inquisition codex but i would be sad if they removed characterful units like arco-flagellents and penitent engines.
The more-established rumor (allegedly coming from Jervis himself) is that the Inquisition (all three ordos) is NOT dead, but don't look for the new codex + plastic model luxury enjoyed by other races anytime soon. There are simply too many other projects GW is working on, which will keep them busy for the next couple of years (yes, years), and they simply haven't gotten around to it yet.
Now, whether GW is using this as a mere excuse to avoid dropping the hammer on something they don't have the heart to grant a clean death to, well, that's up to you to decide. I can only tell you what I've heard. At best, =I= fanboys will have to get in line behind (in no particular order here) Dark Eldar, Space Wolves, Necrons, IG, Chaos Marine Legions, staggered in between with a series of "second-string" new model releases a la the new Ork sculpts coming out next month, and maybe once that's all done a new edition of the 40k rules themselves will be in the works, plus there will be at least an equal number of WHFB and possibly LOTR projects, so yeah, it's gonna be a while. Get comfy and bring something to read.
I, for one, am a little stunned, since the trend seems to be inching toward a more model-centric approach by GW to the hobby (apparently a throwback to days gone by, according to Jervis' most recent Standard Bearer, which further confirms the trend is real). The =I= is the only 40k race I can think of that has no plastic infantry models available whatsoever. None. Zip. Nada. Even the long-ignored, woefully-lacking-in-the-update-department Space Wolves, Dark Eldar and (to a lesser extent) Necrons can at least say they have SOME plastic sets available.
Jervis has repeatedly stated that they will update both armies, but only after every other army has been updated to fifth edition. In response to Inquisition Day, a response was mailed back (I got one of these). It was just a generic reply, but it reiterated that these armies will remain supported. As always, ignore pretty well anything a red shirt says, unless it was something you read online 12 months earlier.
I wouldn't be surprised if GW merged the codex's. Without an armory it would be really easy to keep things straight. Seems like it could save them some production costs. Also, I'd be surprised if GW kept any allying rules. I'm betting they will provide a stripped down version of Imperial guard as a foundation, and spice it up using the knights/sisters and various inquisition squads/models.
One reason they may be on the back burner is that GW is changing a lot of the major fluff around the game. The "Time of Endings", the critical flaw in the golden throne, etc. It wouldn't surprise me if GW is planning to alter the role of the inquisition somewhat in a new book. Make them more into a standing army rather than a shadow force.
I wouldnt mind the Imperium starting to act like it had noticed it was at war. I wouldnt mind that at all.
The name refers to facial hair, not playing style.Originally Posted by A news vendor's stand, London, June 1940
Wait, isn't the Imperium already under martial law? Essentially, that is.
I'd like to see some consolidation of the Inquisition, maybe with doctrines and availability of gear separating them. Where the hell is Xenos, I ask you? We've only got the Deathwatch mod packs on direct only, and you would think that with all the scary dangerous xenos skulking around there would be some in game support for them.
As an aside, has anyone else read the original apochryphal collection of Inquisitor novels, The Inquisition War? My goodness, I have never read a book so poorly constructed.
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