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LoneSniperSG
22-05-2008, 05:54
I've been strolling throughout the 40k world for 3 years now. I've got a Space Wolves army (granted I am very short on infantry..), several off-hand pieces, such as 3 Leman Russes and other Guard tanks, as well as some Chaos and Necron troops. I've got a Battlefleet Gothic fleet as well, so I am no stranger to Specialist Games.

Lately i've been poking my nose into my Ordos Inquisition codices, and I am thinking of laying hands on the Inquisitor rulebook in the next couple weeks (Getting a Baneblade first..).

I spent a couple hours today looking at many of the available Inquisitor figures, and it seems to me that there is not much variety in the way of the actual Inquisitor, assuming he/she is the head of the group in the game. :eyebrows:

Are you limited to using one or two named Inquisitors? (Like Eisenhorn and such..)

Is conversion quite easier on a larger scale as I would imagine, or are parts far too difficult to come by?

What size does a player's group generally run? 4-5 members?

I know you can use 40k tabletop mini's in the Inquisitor game, is this common practice or do people tend to leap on the actual Inquisitor mini's?

SittingSpartan
22-05-2008, 09:06
I've been strolling throughout the 40k world for 3 years now. I've got a Space Wolves army (granted I am very short on infantry..), several off-hand pieces, such as 3 Leman Russes and other Guard tanks, as well as some Chaos and Necron troops. I've got a Battlefleet Gothic fleet as well, so I am no stranger to Specialist Games.

Lately i've been poking my nose into my Ordos Inquisition codices, and I am thinking of laying hands on the Inquisitor rulebook in the next couple weeks (Getting a Baneblade first..).

I spent a couple hours today looking at many of the available Inquisitor figures, and it seems to me that there is not much variety in the way of the actual Inquisitor, assuming he/she is the head of the group in the game. :eyebrows:

Are you limited to using one or two named Inquisitors? (Like Eisenhorn and such..)

Is conversion quite easier on a larger scale as I would imagine, or are parts far too difficult to come by?

What size does a player's group generally run? 4-5 members?

I know you can use 40k tabletop mini's in the Inquisitor game, is this common practice or do people tend to leap on the actual Inquisitor mini's?

You're not limited to "named" inquisitors or henchmen at all. Use them as a basis, but as in an RPG character design is part of the fun.

Conversion is easier, but parts can be difficult to acquire. I find that a trawl through Ebay (or similar)for similar scale figures from other games will find plenty.

And lastly, although you can use 40K miniatures, in my humble opinion that's what Necromunda is for, short battles in 28mm scale.
No, invest in a couple of Inquisitor figures and find a couple of like minded players in your area, and enjoy.

LoneSniperSG
19-06-2008, 20:35
I just got my Inquisitor Rulebook in the mail today.

I must say, it's a hell of a book. Apparently I wasn't aware of how grungy the 40k universe really was. I like it.

I am left with one question though..


.. How do you go about making a retinue? I get the "Inquisitor" part, but do most players just pick what henchmen they like?

I plan to create a lot of my own characters (Sticking within the limits of my overall story for what I have.. ), so I'm really hung on that question..

precinctomega
20-06-2008, 18:24
How do you go about making a retinue? I get the "Inquisitor" part, but do most players just pick what henchmen they like?

Pretty much. I have a large collection of 54mm models, each with their own character sheet. I tend to just throw them together in a fashion that suits my particular scenario (with som consideration for the backstories of the individual characters, but not so much that I get hung up on it).

R.

Decius
20-06-2008, 19:09
For the campaigns that I GM, I sit down with the players and ask them what they want out of the campaign. They decide what kind of characters they want and we work together to make them fit into a backdrop or a backdrop that fits them. As a result, only the first out of the three campaigns I have hosted actually revolved around an Inquisitor. The second one, and one of my favourites, involved hive gangers turned chaos cultists. My current one is about a Rogue Trader. If anything, inquisitors might show up as villains in my campaigns. But I'm starting to digress.

I can't really tell you how to run your games. Maybe you should hold a few one-off scenarios to get a feel for the mechanics and where you want to go with your games. I can tell you what I do to give you some ideas (and so I can brag about how awesome my games are :p).

Personally, I love 28mm models. Not only is all my terrain 28mm but my model collection, and my friend's collections, are all in 28mm, allowing for basically anyone and anything to show up. Genestealers, Necrons, Tau, Tanks, Marines, they can all just be plunked down on the table when the scenario needs it. This doesn't make ranges that difficult to work with because, well, I don't really measure anything anyway. I just sorta say, "That's pretty far away, but your gun's accurate, so -15." or "you ran twice so your guy moves to here..." Which bring me to my next point...

I have changed so many rules for the sake of streamlining that I almost play a different game. I like the games to be fast paced and full of action, so I modded the rules to facilitate that. I won't bore you with every rule unless you ask (please ask :angel:) but it allows for lots of NPCs (most I had was 20), turns go by fast, car chases, stuff determined by a few quick rolls, and other stuff that is awesome, or something.

One thing I strongly recommend is that you get yourself a D20 and colour code the sections of it to make a neat and convenient little "hit location die". Works wonders.

LoneSniperSG
21-06-2008, 03:53
That was another thing that hit me today. Does the game only use D10's and D6's? I was thinking of getting maybe 4-6 D10 (or more if they're cheaper in greater numbers)

I also face the question of whether or not I will actually be able to play anyone. I've tried to ask around, but my connections to the stores aside from the one I regularily go to are quite limited, except when it comes to one at the edge of the city north of me.

I've been asked about starting to play D&D with a friend of mine, and he'd get a couple other people in on it too, so I was debating on turning the same offer on him for Inquisitor.

precinctomega
21-06-2008, 13:40
Where are you? I assume not actually Fenris.

R.

LoneSniperSG
23-06-2008, 01:48
Well.. during some months it's close enough, I reckon. I'm in the States, Minnesota to be exact, south of its capital city.

precinctomega
23-06-2008, 08:14
Hmm... I can't say my network has picked up any likely candidates in Minnesota before. But if you come over to The Conclave (www.the-conclave.co.uk), there's an "Index of Where We Live" and you might find a compatriot on this (rather long) list somewhere.

Alternatively, you can do what I do: run demo games at your local games or hobby store and see who bites.

R.

talos935
24-06-2008, 22:33
Just remember to get diferent color D10s for the D100s[IE. 00,10, 20, etc]

As for characters, you more or less pick what character you want as your leader and then you make some minions/henchmen. There is no limit of such on what you can equip your warband with, but if you have an inquisitor in power armour with bolt pistol and power weapon with bolter & chainsword armed henchmen in carapace armour you may struggle to find opponents, but obviously don't make them too far the other way either