Codex Inquisition: November Release Announced!!!!


This November Codex: Inquisition will be released digitally (and I hope a print version). It will be a full codex to allow you to field an Inquisitor and their retinue in any Imperial Army for 40k!!!!!

I am Sold.


via the Black Library: Games Workshop Digital Editions
http://www.blacklibrary.com/Blog/Angels-Daemons-and-Mysterious-Individuals.html

This November, you will be able to download the brand new Codex: Inquisition. 
A full codex, packed with background and artwork on the forces of the Imperium’s most secretive and powerful organization. You’ll soon be able to field an Inquisitor and their retinue in any Imperial army in games of Warhammer 40,000. 

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    1. I would buy it right now if it was available.

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    2. Yeah, me too. The other special codex publications so far were fine, but no automatic sales as far as I was concerned... but this one is a given. I'm curious if this'll be the first "Allies only" codex?

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    3. ... I am really upset about this. I am SO out of money. This is the most rapid release I could ever imagine. Sucks to own 11 or so Armies...

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  2. Nice! I'll buy it.
    I wonder. what will happen to the inquisition in the GK codex?

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    1. I don't see why it would have to change. More than likely, this will just be a re-print of the GK inquisitor rules with maybe a few extra pieces of wargear.

      I have ignored most of GW's releases for a good couple of years, but I'm snatching this up.

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  3. I'm throwing money at the screen and nothing happens! WHERE'S MUH LIMITED EDITION PRINTDEX?

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  4. It will be a joy to have a Vindicare in my Space Marine army

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  5. Now that I can communicate more coherently: am I the only one who thinks that this could well replace Codex: Grey Knights, by having all the Inquisitorial units (including the Deathwatch and Blackshields) in one book (along with assassins, Arbites, etc.) PLUS the rules for taking certain units in an Imperial army? Or is this too much to hope, and this is just a mini-dex/Supplement with various Inquisitor characters plus henchmen?

    If there was one book for the Inquisition as a whole, then there could be one book for the Ecclesiarchy (expanded Sister orders, Frateris Militia, other Ecclesiarchy madness like cathedrals on treads), and dare I hope, one book for the Mechanicus (Adeptus Mechanicus would rhyme nicely with Adepta Sororitas).

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    1. I share your hopes but also your expectation that this will be a mini-dex. Or at least on par with Adepta Sororitas. Still, my Marine army is modelled (and soon to be painted) as Deathwatch so I'm still happy!

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    2. I would guess if anything following this book the inquisitors will be pulled out of grey knights, rather than the whole book being replaced by this thing.

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    3. Q: Will Codex:Inquisition be replacing Codex:Grey Knights then? Or act as a completely different entity?

      Games Workshop: Digital Editions Codex: Grey Knights isn't being replaced, but this book means you don't need to use Grey knights to add inquisitors into any Imperial army.

      - Eddie

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    4. Perhaps taking an Inquisitor + retinue will follow all rules for allies except the troops requirement? Or maybe the retinue counts as troops, that way you can take inquisitor and his squad without the need for a squad of grey knights. I think that's the goal here.
      If they re-do rules for deathwatch and assassins too, that's a bonus.

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    5. Another possible reading is it enables any imperial army to take options from it, with some restrictions, sort of like allies, but in your main FOC

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  6. We fight for the All-father, Inquisitor. Do not cross our path.

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  7. Well, that explains the Red Hunters chapter tactics with regard to sisters then.

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    1. It also makes you wonder how the integration will work. Since Sisters don't have a native Inquisitor unit you can't ally in both an Inquisitor and a Red Hunters force, so will the Inquisition work like allies or will it be a brand new sort of system?

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    2. From the bit about the red hunters, it sounds like you would take sisters with an inquisitor ally, and because of the inquisitor presence you could then take red hunters as an allied attachment as well. Or something to roughly that effect

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    3. I think it more likely the inquisitor will simply be a HQ choice for any imperial army. And if you take him, maybe retinues can be taken as troops, ect. I would bet this isn't allied in so to speak, rather just expanded choices for imperial dexes

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    4. I imagine Rau has the right of it, the wording of "You’ll soon be able to field an Inquisitor and their retinue in any Imperial army in games of Warhammer 40,000." implies that they are selected as part of the main detachment, if they were to be allied they would likely have said 'You’ll soon be able to field an Inquisitor and their retinue ALONGSIDE any Imperial army in games of Warhammer 40,000.'

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    5. It also says that it's a full codex, which would indicate units in each FoC slot. At least I hope it's more than just an inquisitor and retinue option for any imperial army.

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    6. It also says that it's a full codex, which would indicate units in each FoC slot. At least I hope it's more than just an inquisitor and retinue option for any imperial army.

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  8. This is so unexpected! I literally can't wait, this is the best news all year! I never felt that the grey knight codex did a good job of representing the inquisition, they felt tacked on. I hope they bring back the crazy daemon hosts (along with rules preventing them from being in the same army as grey knights, it always irked me that they got rid of that rule). Thanks for the good news natfka!

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  9. This is so unexpected! I literally can't wait, this is the best news all year! I never felt that the grey knight codex did a good job of representing the inquisition, they felt tacked on. I hope they bring back the crazy daemon hosts (along with rules preventing them from being in the same army as grey knights, it always irked me that they got rid of that rule). Thanks for the good news natfka!

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    1. Nobody expects the Imperial Inquisition!
      Sorry, had to be done. You left it too wide open

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  10. So. Excited! The Inquisition has become an obsession of mine since I began the HH novels and read the GK books. Must have this book!

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    1. Check out the Eisenhorn series they are really bloody good. One my favourite series, and the series that showed me that the 40k tie books didn't suck. But yes its unexpected. But be awesome see new dex/supplement.

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    2. Thanks for the advice. I'll definitely put it on my reading list.

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    3. And once you're done with Eisenhorn, read the Ravenor series and then Eisenhorn vs Ravenor...

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    4. Ravenor series wasn't as good... hard to root for a cripple in a trashcan with wheels.

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  11. Talk about out of the blue!

    Could this be what people were thinking the "black box" was?

    Either way, I'd love to field an Inquisitor retinue with my marines!

    Wonder if any new figures will be released?

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    1. Probably more what the rumored Inquisitor game is. And this will probably be like the Sisters 'dex where the old metal models already in production will be what's used for the units. So good for people who built an army 4 or 5 years ago, not so much for those looking to start one.

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    2. I imagine given the nature of the inqustion this'll be heavy on conversions etc

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    3. There's a chance that rumor is legit still, and those models will just happen to fit really well with a recently released codex, one that's the most flexible in terms of using your units with as many armies as possible, including the one in the core starter set.

      It would be pretty clever, make chaos cultists of some kind the alternate force, or even genestealers, etc, something you can have face off with an inquisitor in a skirmish, but which hooks players into a full army as well.

      At least, that's how I'd do it if it was my business lol.

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  12. I have to give GW credit.... they have been coming out with nice surprises with these supplement/ally codices.

    Of course I am waiting for more/acceptable/useful CSM stuff. But until then, Inquisition sounds pretty cool, and I hope to see continued nice surprises like this down the line.

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    1. Yeah if the ultramarines supplement rumor is to be believed, they will have done 3 SM codex supplements, plus an imperial ally, and a big inquisition force addition for all imperial armies. Feel the burn chaos, feel the burn. One book and all it gave was scoring chosen lol

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    2. We already had scoring chosen

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  13. Huh, this could make for a crazy small scale converted army...

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  14. very excited, yet another digital codex to buy!

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  15. WHAT??!!!

    *shoves money at computer*

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  16. Is this a trend of "digital exclusive" codex releases? I mean, the word exclusive is fairly specific and intentionally placed. Should one even wait around for a future possible physical release?

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    1. my guess is that if they sell really well they'll come out in hard copy. but chances are this is a case of.

      GW writer: so I've got this great idea for a codex. Codex: Inqusition!
      GW management: fun idea, but it won't sell eneugh for us to make the profits back from a print run
      GW writer: how about releasing it digitally?
      Management: that might work well!


      I know other gaming companies have adopted this trick. using digital formats to sell niche books that they don't belive would sell eneugh copies to justify a print run

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  18. On the Black Library page it does say "Full" Codex I always said I might start an imperial Army if i could Do a proper Deathwatch, Goodness, am I going to have to eat my words and turn to the dark side leaving my beloved yet under-supported Chaos home boys back in third edition....

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  19. So, the mistery box was actually a CODEX!! Anyways, this is totally unexpected and makes me wanna throw my money at the screen right now. Damn you GW! you make me wanna go in a buying spree,,,

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  20. What?!? Holy sh*t!!! HAPPY DAY!!!
    Please let there be new models.
    Please let there be new models.
    Please let there be new models.

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  21. Out of the blue but very exciting, I'm going to buy this for sure. I have a bunch of old inquisitor models from back when Witch Hunters came out. Making a little force to ally to some marine will be a ton of fun.

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  23. I did not expect this Codex, there's a joke in there somewhere I'm sure...

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  24. Nice! Although I would also have loved the skirmish game... with new models... We cann't have everything :)

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  25. I bet you they renamed Grey Knight to inquisition lol just like battle sister to adepta sororita

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  26. I still hope for a 40k based skirmish game. Lotr doesn't appeal to me and the specialist games have mostly fizzled out.

    The codex announcement is pretty interesting in that it talks on incorporating a retinue in existing imperial armies. Wonder if that is different from allies.

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    1. I love LotR. It's a great system that suffers from too little support, so not too many people play it, so it doesn't get too much support etc. It works great for small scenarios up through medium sized battles. It slows down a LOT at the 1,000 point level, but it's still great.

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  27. Can't wait to run my 3 Inquisitors upgraded to PML 2 with Prescience and hopefully Perfect timing with 3 squads of 3 Plasma Cannon Servitors and 2 Jokaero rerolling to hit and ignoring cover and my opponent cries in anguish in a corner alone, his models cast to the floor like so many wasted days waiting for a proper Inquisitor dex... sorry, did I say that out loud?

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  28. I have a small pile of crazy models, both Inquisitorial, and just odds and ends that make excellent Inquisitorial henchmen.

    One thing I want to see would be different relics for each Ordo.

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  29. Yes yes yes yeeees! I just started converting my inquisitor for my GK and have a list to start a deathwatch army as allies...... Guess I'll wait and see now! Do love me some inquisitorial shenanigans.

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  30. How awesome for imperials to be getting broken unquisition rules for their broken armies. Don't like having to take Grey Knight allies for your Guard? No problem, here's an inquisitor with his undercosted henchmen that you can take as part of your normal army and get around the allies of convenience rules.

    This had better be immediately followed by a harlequin codex for eldar and dark eldar.

    Un freakin believable tbe depths this company has fallen to

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    1. Your right, that converted inquisitor model with daemonblade sitting on my shelf is super crazy OP. And I should totally be taking a GK terminator squad with him just so I can have that model tag along with my IG and/or Sisters. My opponents will now quake with fear! Those Termies are tame little kittens compared to the power of the dozen storm troopers sitting next to my radical inquisitor. Fear my S3 AP3 guns, fear them!

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    2. From my experience, the brokeness in the Grey Knights is centered around Coteaz and henchmen as troops. Just read around here on this site and look at natgkas own force as an example of why this will be bad for everyone

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  31. It's not broken it's just people making list to win rather than to have a fun. There is a lot to be said about playing to the fluff of an army... It is kinda how is supposed to be played. I blame tournaments!!!!

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  32. Ive been a tournament player for 6 years. I have two kinds of lists my tournament lists and my fluff fun lists. Its down to the person your battling not the field he wages war on.

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