CODEX: WITCH HUNTERS. Welcome, learned Inquisitor, to the secret texts of the Witch Hunter. Within these hallowed pages you will find all you need to guide . Guard, it can easily be incorporated into the Witch Hunters list. For instance, a Space Marine player may choose to lead his force into battle with an Adepta. Codex - Witch Hunters (3E - REVISED).pdf - Download as PDF File .pdf) or read online.
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1, × 1,, 34 pages ( MB), Triacom (talk | contribs), The codex with only the bare rules and without any fluff, Adversary rules, and no. So, according to the June White Dwarf, the Daemonhunters Codex and the Witch Hunters Codex will be available as a free pdf download soon. The Codex: Witch Hunters is an expansion book for the Games Workshop Table Top game Warhammer 40, This edition of the book was.
But there is a change to True Grit section with some rewording. It basically allows Grey Knights to count their storm bolters as a second pistol to gain an extra attack in close combat if they are already armed with another pistol or close combat weapon. They get no charge bonus but this hasn't changed from current.
Wargear No items of wargear have been changed either in cost or function that I can see. And the issue of DH Force weapons' 'killing outright' equalling instant death or not hasn't been touched here either. A bit of effort and careful editing here would have been welcome and easy to accomplish pulling into line niggly issues and incompatibility problems with 5th Edition.
Psychic Powers All these remain unchanged as per the book Codex.
Allies and Inducted units Both rules gone! This is the biggest change to the paper Codex. What were Games Workshop thinking of? There is no established fluff anywhere that I know of that imposes a similar such ban — indeed traditionally most Inquisitors do operate with non-Daemonhunter armies. There is no discernable fluff nor gaming reason that I can see for this rules omission so a real puzzler.
As someone who regularly used Grey Knight Terminators with my Deathwing this is an absolute disaster!! I shall greatly miss the cc capability of my GKGM, not to mention his useful psychic powers and Ld10 psychic hood.
No inducted Space Marine units either although this was rare. The day of competitive DH armies is now gone and I doubt that it will be many years before we see them at tournaments in this guise. Making it far easier to define a them by their unit names.
It would seem that by stripping out that page altoghether GW have, probably inadvertantly, actually helped. Interestingly Daemonic Infestation is still restricted to certain unit types, most of which no longer exist. Another item that could have been fixed this time around. Assault cannons et al The DH are still crippled with their own version of this weapon, as well as still having a unique storm shield.
Specifc weapons have not changed from the book Codex. New models were released by Games Workshop for the line and the many people who had always enjoyed Warhammer Fantasy were now thrilled at the idea of Warhammer 40, as a tabletop wargame, which was essentially a dark science fiction or more properly a dark science fantasy setting with many of the same tropes and elements as its dark fantasy counterpart.
The release of this edition was marked by the production of a boxed starter set containing Ork and Space Marine models with dice and a rules book. The animating idea behind this edition of the game was to provide more opportunities for players to participate in larger battles.
Also special characters were introduced to replace the older concept of battlefield heroes the earlier edition only had three generic "heroic" profiles for each army: champion, minor and major hero. New rules were also provided for the use of psychic powers which were essentially the equivalent of the magical system deployed in Warhammer Fantasy.
True codexes as they later became known to fans of the game were still not available for these early editions, but the army lists and background information for Warhammer 40, printed in White Dwarf became far more deeply detailed. This way, the Siphon could serve as a deterrent to shooting at your Inquisitor; if she or he survives the attack, their alien device will hit back hard.
Yeah, I've made a few attempts to re-write this to be simpler or more streamlined to do but it's tricky; I like the accumulating power aspect, but representing the actual drain on the target is fiddly.
Anything that affects the unit specifically could be too powerful if the template only slightly touches the unit, whereas requiring some portion of the unit to be affected could make it very hard to apply.
Per-model is annoying, though it's a relic so it's not like it should come up all the time. One alternative I had thought of was to add counters to the target for each point of energy drained, the unit must then re-roll this many 6's when rolling to hit with shooting attacks; this is a bit simpler, and not especially abusable as it's effectively losing one point of Ballistic Skill on a portion of your shots fired, the problem is how to decide which 6's to re-roll?
Simplicity is something that should be striven for in a ruleset. Debuffing enemies is a difficult thing to balance especially per-model effects in units , which is why I favour basing the Siphon on the Inquisitor's defence rather than a drain effect on an enemy.
Haravikk wrote: Thanks, these were another one I desperately wanted to be more like the fluff, as in the Eisenhorn books the Daemonhosts are incredibly powerful, whereas the older rules are just too unreliable to be of much use. Applying the same idea to a Daemonblade is interesting, the current form is from the existing digital release. The big problem with Daemonblades is that the randomness is a bit like Warlord Traits; they make it very difficult to build your Inquisitor for a particular role, as most of the time I find that I roll abilities that aren't much use against my intended target, or that make my Inquisitor much better suited to a target he's going to struggle to get to.
Using the same mechanism as the Daemonhosts would a bit, since you can risk disaster in order to get another chance at the ability you really wanted, but it still makes it a tough item to build around. I have had another idea though; instead of one big table the Daemonblades could use say two or three small tables themed around different abilities such as character killing, monster killing or mass damage. The tables wouldn't be random, but instead you have two points to assign allowing you to unlock the first ability of two tables, or first two abilities of one table, with abilities starting relatively weak but becoming much more powerful and more unreliable as you progress, and the ability to earn more points for kills?
It's definitely a tough area to get right, as too random makes it tough to use, which isn't as big an issue with the Daemonhost as it's fast enough to find something to hurt whatever powers your roll. I much prefer this concept. It fits better with the theme of Daemon Weapons without being too powerful or too dangerous remember that the ones wielded by the actual forces of Chaos aren't ever D weapons - not even the Murder Sword!
Randomness shouldn't be totally shied away from, though, since the Daemonblade abilities are all generally quite powerful.
I like the idea of an entry-level Daemonblade being relatively safe to use, while the truly powerful ones come with greater risks.