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10-11-2008, 12:23
My club has a keen Inquisitor GM and I am considering getting a model so that I can join in when I don't have an opponent for my Tomb Kings.

I play Eldar in 40K and the Severina/Sevora combo for Inquisitor attracts me - mainly because they remind me of Howling Banshees (my girls usually do quite well in 40K)

Are they a good choice for starters?

I don't mind difficult army/models as can be seen from specialised Eldar and the unique TK.

Thanks in advance.

10-11-2008, 13:16
Why not go all the way and convert some ACTUAL Banshees? Sure fitting them into the story is a bit more tricky, but if you've spent time creating and converting cool new characters chances are the GM will let you use them.

Sorry, I'm biased due to my all-Eldar warband...

To get back on topic and address your actual question, by "for starters" do you mean the basis for a bigger warband or as a team on their own? They're quite specialised characters so might be a challenge to begin with but personally I'd say go for it as it's always interesting to see a protagonist party that isn't headed up by an Inquisitor.

10-11-2008, 13:33
I thought the models for Inq were much larger than ordinary 40K/fantasy?

I was also under the impression that in a game of Inq it was every person for themselves in the end, with loose alliances going on during the game.

10-11-2008, 14:11
They are, but here's proof that it's possible to convert an Inquisitor scale Banshee (from the exact character you mentioned, in fact):


Severina and Sevora also make good bases for Harlequin conversions, or female Rangers (like my character Laara - god, never again, changing the arms and adding the cloak was a nightmare).

10-11-2008, 17:28
I play Eldar in 40K and the Severina/Sevora combo for Inquisitor attracts me - mainly because they remind me of Howling BansheesYou could use Severina/Sevora, but you really ought to create some new and interesting characters of your own. Personally I'd shy away from making them into Howling Banshees - they're more suited the the battlefield than the shadowy world of Inquisitor.

What about making them members of a heretical xenos loving cult who attempt to act like Eldar. Maybe their world was attacked by Chaos and the Eldar saved them - obviously defeating the Chaos incursion was the point of the Eldar attack, but the deluded cultists might believe the Eldar to be divine messengers and thus they attempt to emulate them. Such a cult could fit easily into the game, either as a target for a puritan Inquisitor, or as allies for a radical member of the Ordo Xenos.

The added advantage here is that as an Eldar player, you no doubt have all sort of spare 28mm bits, and as the twins are rather slender you'll find that most of your 28mm bits will work really well with them. You could swap their sword/knives for ones styled after those carried by Banshees, perhaps give them a laspistol each and change their masks to be reminiscent of Eldar helmets (or perhaps give them Eldar style warpaint). Add a few Eldar runes and flowing tabards and you'd have a perfect pair of Eldar-loving cultists.

10-11-2008, 18:37
I'm going to take a wild jump into this conversation and say: "Hello, Lee."

I actually have a spare Severina model at home. I think I might have to miss Wednesday again (although I'm working on getting out of a prior commitment), but I have BIG plans for Inquisitor at YGWC. With Jervis Johnson himself coming to playtest INQ2 in December, I need to really work out the kinks, so I'd be thrilled if you jumped on in.

In the unlikely event that this isn't Lee, the following advice is still valid:

Borrow some models. Your GM is bound to have spares (especially if he's me) as well as character sheets to go with them. Heck, he might even have an Eldar or two (I do). Play with Archon Phail'eq a few games and find out how deadly-but-fragile Eldar really are in INQ!

INQ isn't for everyone and you may actually have to finally learn to pin joints and to use some greenstuff to keep your models looking their best. Happy to offer tips and guidance.


11-11-2008, 07:27
Give that man a cigar!

It was just a thought when we are short of players I could have a go.

I'd still rather unleash the might of Khemri against the fantasy world, but I'd have a go when there was no game available. I get fed up of painting sometimes :)

11-11-2008, 11:23
I get fed up of your painting, sometimes, too. ;)

And I will be there Wednesday. Yay!


11-11-2008, 12:06
Arf arf arf.