I wanted to be early to spot the Inquisition PDF's. I wanted to see if my hunches were right.
ok, I wanted to see WHICH of my hunches were right. Since What GW tells us, or more likely DOESN'T tell us with the PDF releases for WH and DH might give some insight into plans. or lack thereof.
First, I give Kudos to MVBrandt from Whiskey&40k for spotting this, and showing me where to find this:
DaemonHunters PDF Codex
WitchHunters PDF Codex
so there you are. 2 codexes. in PDF. look close.
The allies/induction rules are MISSING from the DH codex.
The allies rules are MISSING from the WH codex.
no changes otherwise.
so what's it mean?
GW didn't like the allies abuses? maybe.
The Codexes are a throwback to a different time in 40K? yeah. esp. the allies rules.
I was 90% sure the =I= codexes would come out missing the allies rules. If not 100% sure. GW's going to release new versions of the =I=. It's best to undo all of the allies business in one fell swoop.
gone are the quandries about Vulkan w/Sisters
gone are the IG with 'good hoods', Emperor's Tarots, and Mystics (noone really ever allied in their poorer cousin the WH Inq.)
gone is my =I= mashup.
but all is not lost. my WH w/IG is still valid. which is good for me, I suppose. But it does make life harder for DH players.
then again, from my experience, a lot of DH players tend to be GK 'purists' and were already playing with their hands tied.
*sigh* no more GKT's firing two Psycannons out of the back of a Chimera.
which might be why the induction got taken away.
I think it speaks some of GW's plans for the =I=. I feel that the DH book will be out by the end of the year or so. why? There are already rumors of GK's being spotted with more frequency in GW studios, and the DH codex got a more restrictive cut to it than the WH did.
I'm expecting a codex with a lot more GK stuff, and harder Chaos fighting ability. An elite force. Sadly inducted IG don't really fit into that mindset. I had really hoped DH and WH would retain Induction. I like it.
I'm just not sure an IG equivalent will make it into the new DH codex. IST's probably will, just not IG. IST's might get upgraded to be like IG ST's, but I'd almost guess for a basic gun that's S3 AP5 ignore Invul. like a Hellgun with Ghostbuster juice. it's not super useful against most stuff, but boy, will it clean Daemons.
As far as what the GK's will get to flesh out their book, I won't speculate too much.
I am expecting Land Raider variants, and a StormRaven.
for WH, I think they're a while off. maybe within the next year to year and a half. WH aren't hurting as much, and induction still leaves them a LOT of options. I feel currently, WH are being realized as more competitive than a lot of people thought. =I= has been dismissed for a while, it's about time people realized that a whole lot of light armor surging towards you is tough to deal with.
so you stopped 4 of my 12 transports... I've got 8 more, and they're in melta range. plus, my crazy troops are in power armor! and the platoon in the back is stubborn Ld9! rawr!
I'll think more on what this means today, and see if I can give some more analysis.
but for now, EVERYONE can own the WH/DH codexes!
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