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Guess Who
09-02-2012, 03:19
Hi guys, I'm thinking of starting a new army. One that not many people play. I've always liked Sisters, but I've never wanted to spend all that model on an army made entirely of metal. But since I already play Marines and Guardsmen, and both can be used with them, is it a good idea to play witchhunters? I mean I know the codex is waay outdated, but I would still very much like to collect them. Also, if you could give me any tips, I would very much appreciate it.

Chem-Dog
09-02-2012, 03:51
I hate to be the precipitation upon your cavalcade, but the WH army is now defunct. I don't think it's possible to build a WH Non-Sororitas list with the WD list (unless you creep heavily into "Counts as" Territory) either.
You may get some mileage out of the CoteazWing (Inquisitors & Friends) list built out of Codex: Grey Knights if you just imagine all of your guys are associated with the Ordo Hereticus or Ecclesiarchy (and model appropriately).

Beyond that, I'm at a loss as to what to suggest.

Guess Who
09-02-2012, 04:00
Ahh nevermind. I thought it might have been dead. Maybe if they release a new codex in the future. Nevermind, I'll just look for another army. Oh and I have no intention to play as the I win everything forever army. I'd never get to use it, no one would want to play with me.

Droma
09-02-2012, 06:42
Ahh nevermind. I thought it might have been dead. Maybe if they release a new codex in the future. Nevermind, I'll just look for another army. Oh and I have no intention to play as the I win everything forever army. I'd never get to use it, no one would want to play with me.

Some people need to grow up. Coteaz list would probably be the closest to what you're actually looking for and if you built it fluffy instead of min/max its a perfectly fun list to play against. Whatever army you end up choosing just do it for the right reasons.

Guess Who
09-02-2012, 09:03
Could I have a link to this list please?

Dr.Clock
09-02-2012, 09:32
I don't think there really is a 'standard' Coteaz list...

Basically, taking Coteaz from the DH codex allows Inquisitorial henchman units to be taken as troop choices.

This means that you can 'build your own' super-crazy units consisting of just about anything under the sun... AND have them as the scoring core of your army.

Basically, it runs like a veteran IG list, with MOAR... of just about everything.

For instance, you CAN build a counts-as SoB (power-armour, bolter) using this method... but you probably wouldn't want to, as the resulting model would still be BS/WS3 and cost 15 points.

Currently, such a list is very flexible, often containing a high concentration of special and heavy weapons as well as some serious CC capability (deathcult assassins and crusaders are both quite cheap, for 2 I6 WS5 S4 PW attacks or a power-weapon and storm-shield, respectively). The real challenge of building the list is getting the right balance between expensive flashy stuff and just bodies on the ground.

I personally would have no problem with an opponent using SoB models as henchmen with carapace armour and bolters. So, you could end up with combined units of SoB and 'other' Inq. specialists if you are really interested in the Sister models. On the plus side, you probably wouldn't need as many of them as an actual SoB list would.

Cheers,

The Good Doctor.

Guess Who
09-02-2012, 09:43
Thanks, I'll think about it. I know I've going to start some new army. I'll consider my other options. But thank you, I appreciate it.

Speed Freek
10-02-2012, 03:26
I'm currently playing an infantry heavy SOB list and have scored closely contested draws against a mech guard army and a elite Necron list. If you have the models I'd give it a try but I could not recommend starting an expensive all metal army with the current codex.

Eternus
10-02-2012, 14:21
Why not just use the Guard list, with Inquisitor Lord represented by Lord Commissar and go Storm Trooper heavy?

The Devourer
10-02-2012, 17:58
I recomend Eternus' suggestion.
A CCS with advisors, priests and a commisar/pysker (depending on the type of inquisitor) could easily represent a inquisitor and his retinue.
Psyker battle squads and storm troopers fit as they are.
Veterans with shotguns and carapce could be arbiters which regularly fight for WHs.
Any other units can just be IG ordered to fight for the inquisitor

This is a better fit since most inquisitors don't have private armies and so would go to battle with IG backed up by their own specialists.