For all of you fearing how the Inquisition will work with other books, here is a good response from a good source that has been around here for quite some time. In fact as I have been reminded, we were talking about these mini-dexes here on the site about a year ago, and on and off behind the scenes as well.

So I have been told this will be a codex written to be a battle brother army to the Imperium, meaning yes, it will take up your allies slot. So if you were a little panicked, that Inquisitors would be able to join any allied forces, and still allow for an allies slot, this bit may calm that down.

So what about the Forgeworld Chapter Tactics that we have been looking at (Red Hunters)? It will be updated.

Please remember that these are rumors: A huge thanks to this source in particular, since its so easy for us to get all hyped and misdirected about how this supplement will work.

via an anonymous source on Faeit 212
Codex inquisition still uses your allies slot. 

They were written as "battle brother allies" in witch hunters and grey knights before the allies rules were actually implemented an edition later. Now they'll play that way, requiring a troop etc 

The difference now though is that the troop choice can be the retinue, full of fun stuff, or the retinue can be an HQ choice without taking a slot so that you can take storm troopers. 

It's not a full codex in a sense, you'll find fast attack and heavy support a little light on options. 

It's the first of what will be ally intended codexes which as I explained about a year ago can stand alone, but not with the same breadth as other armies. 

Also, immediately afterward we'll be seeing the Forgeworld forces of the space marines and inquisition to update all those rules as well. 

29 Comments:

  1. So much for the FW update being 'future proof'

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    2. You can only have one allied detachment ( two if you play games 2000 points or up but both have to be from the same codex)

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    3. I think it will stay just as it is written, and will work as a special exception. Red hunters say they can be taken as an battle brother ally with sisters where an inquisitor is present. To me, that means if I take an inquisitor ally with my sisters I can take these red hunter guys as a bonus ally. I could be totally wrong, but I don't play red hunters so it doesn't really mean anything one way or the other in my list building.

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    4. No, that still doesnt work. unless you have 2 or more force orgs you still cant ally the sisters with the red hunters. if you use the allies section for Inq then you can't ally red hunters. and even if you use two force orgs the Inq still isn't leading the sisters army, they are just an ally. Unless the Inq codex allowes using the Inq for an actual HQ slot in the sisters it doesn't work. maybe the inq army will allow sisters or grey knights to be taken directly, but as allies for any other army. That would work.

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    5. LOL, really.

      1) It's a PDF file, it can be updated and uploaded by FW as needed so in a sense it is future-proof

      2) The codex's units are mostly an unknown, it may work like a supplement in that the 'retinue' may simply contain tac Marines (for Deathwatch) or certain Sisters units from an existing codex to use as required Troops or as part of the Inq's HQ retinue along with Inquisition codex-specific units. The former would leave the FW chapter tactics as-is and still have it a viable rule.

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    6. it's entirely possiable this wasn't what that chap tactic as refering to eaither

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    7. I wanna this to be full dex not just ally joke dex. But that said ally this with my GK army and i have 3 inquisitors ;] those 25 points beasts kitted correctly can be @#$#@trains.

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  2. So this is the first of allie intended codexs. This will be interesting to see what others they will do.

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  3. Kroot would work or a generic demos allies list.. As would death-watch (if not included here). Adeptus mechanicus would also be fantastic (and are already featured in 30k).

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  4. No offence to you naftka or your source but it just dosn't make sense to me with the ally to sisters with inqusitors with fw was intended then forgeworld would have known in advance about this or a new update to sisters adding inqusitors but what would be the point if another dex alows you to ally with them thus making you unable to ally the fw army unless they add an additional ally slot for some reason. I dont know i feel that forgeworld knew somthing and thats why they added that to the red skulls update

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    2. I wouldn't credit fw with too much forward thinking (they have released rules two editions out of date before now) it was likely an error. I dont think much of their proof reading either (how is my chaplain dreadnought supposed to have a single lascannon, rather than a twin linked one?!)

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    3. Maybe i shouldn't give them the benefit of doubt but i just get the fealing that they knew exactly what this codex ( or supplement black library likes to just use the word codex for some reason) was going to do with adding a inqusitor.

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    4. Please naftka or the rumor source don't take what i say to mean a slight against you this is just my opinion

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    5. Yeah, feels odd to me too. If this is true, I'd wager the inquisitor HQ choice can be taken as a HQ for sisters and grey knights. Anything else would need to be allied in maybe. Explains the distinct lack of hq options for sisters ( they lost one generic and one named in the new digidex)

      Also, given that the author specifically mentions there isn't much in the way of heavy or fast attack in the dex, I'm guessing there is a substantial elites section, which to me indicates that the assassins will be making an appearance in here

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    6. I think that you guys are underestimating GW's drive for security. To prevent leaks I suspect that FW are supplied with a vague overview of upcoming releases and nothing more until it's released.

      Hence they knew enough to include Inquisitors in their Chapter Tactics update but not too much as to know exactly what mechanics would be involved.

      Also, bear in mind that Forge World are still a fairly small entity. I'd be interested to know what their total headcount is and of those how many people are involved with updating and uploading rules. I suspect that you could count them on one hand.

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  5. I'd comment on how bad the potential implications of this may be within a scope of reason; but then my comment would just get removed just for suggesting as such, wouldn't it?

    *cough*

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  6. So bring on the Harlequin Codex!

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  7. The Inquisition really makes me happy. They're a coat of black paint away from being Chaos worshippers and they're supposed to be the good guys lol

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    1. To right. They make people turn into heretics when they dont even know of chaos. And when you fight it to help save an imperial planet they think right now you know of chaos we are gunna ship you off to die on some rock where no one knowns what we have done.

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    2. What the Inquisition does is necessary. There are just a few overzealous individuals, like in every organization.

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  8. This is actually awesome news.
    If we re-call that the "Inquisition" Was supposed to be a new skirmish-style game... instead we get a mini-dex, which is AMAZING!
    But does anyone else besides me remember the plastic inquisitor with henchmen set back in the summer that was supposed to be included with it? Think we can expect a surprise model release mid-month along with the codex? Or can we just expect another GW bundle with pre-existing models that are included....

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    1. Everyone seems to assume that now that this codex has been announced, the "Innocence" skirmish game is cancelled/was a misunderstanding. Am I the only one who sees it differently? If GW was planning to release this "Innocence" inquisition skirmish game, perhaps in say, December, wouldn't it make sense for them to put out this Codex:Inquisition beforehand? "Innocence" was billed as being a sort of 'gateway drug' to 40k, this codex would give rules to use minis from that in normal 40, simultaneously providing a way for new people hooked on "Innocence" to transition into 40k proper, while also driving demand for the new inquisition minis released with it through the roof for existing customers.
      Not saying I'm especially in the know or anything, but it seems like it'd be a really slick marketing move, especially if the release does end up being in December (Which seems reasonable, I think a box set game could fit on the production lines alongside whatever Hobbit releases are coming down the pipe for December)

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  9. I guess the rumored Genestealer Supplement will be similar.

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  10. Nope, something dosn't make sense, for Forgeworld to update their Chapter traits, then a week later have news of something that's going to require them to update again?
    GW is not that disorganised and/or stupid.

    or the FW update referred to in this post must be the update we just received...?

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    1. See my reply above. I've never worked for or with GW but I've worked in a fair few corporations and it's all small empires...

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