Guest Review of Codex Inquisition by MadCowCrazy


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Hey everyone, Reecius here sharing a quick and dirty review of Codex Inquisition sent to us by our friend, MadCowCrazy.

Hey all,

figured I’d drop down a short rant about codex Inquisition. I will mainly focus on the problems with the codex so you know about them when you make your own reviews. This is mostly a copy/paste from my comment on Faeits youtube video, why rewrite it when I can just copy/paste the stuff….a theme these digital codicies all share…

The Bad:

The big question is if this book is, is it worth the money?

The book is riddled with problems, continuity errors and feels extremely cheap.

Index says: Codex Adepta Sororitas

All Inquisitors are copy paste from codex GK

No update from codex Adepta Sororitas on Death Cult, Crusaders and Arco Flagellants.

AS: Death Cult, two power swords

=][=: Death Cult, two power weapons

AS: Crusader, power sword

=][=: Crusader, power weapon

AS: Arco Flagellants Melta Gun points A3, two arco-flails

GK/=][=: Arco Flagellants Plasma Gun points A4, arco flails

What this means is that they are both the exact same but the AS one is cheaper, it also has A4 as it has 2CCW. Some could argue the =][= one has A5 as arco flails are technically 2CCW but it’s not listed that way. Why else would it cost more? Because all they did was copy/paste from the GK codex and didn’t bother to update it.

Priests got updated to be exactly like from codex AS, so why wasn’t Deathcult, Crusaders and Arcos updated?

They have the new Condemnor Boltgun stats from the updated AS codex so they were obviously reading it.

Inquisitors should just have been a generic Inquisitor for the same points, then there should have been a generic wargear section that all could take from and an exotic section where all ordo specific wargear would be listed with restrictions to what type of Inquisitor could take them. This way they could have added more options for ordos outside the 3.

Banishers are missing for some reason, guess it’s because no one would be willing to spend the points for a single model with an Eviscerator if they updated the Eviscerator points cost.

In the GK codex Banishers can buy an Eviscerator  for Plasma Gun points, in IG Priests can buy them for Plasma Gun points. I guess they will update them to so much in the next IG book.

I still think it’s retarded to have Eviscerators cost so much, on a S4 model I could see it but not on S3.

But Smash makes priests S10 Ap2 Armourbane with an Eviscerator! Well a Canoness doesn’t and she still has to pay the  for one as well.

Orks, DE, E and Tau should have been Allies of Convenience. We are talking about a group of people who are willing to do anything (if radical) for the betterment of the Imperium and they having picked up a few allies along the way from different races isn’t unlikely.

Desperate allies with Necrons, Chaos and CSM isn’t too unlikely either if you are using a radical Inquisitor.

All in all a very poorly put together book, they could have made it really awesome but it was nothing more than a copy/paste with a price sticker slapped on.

There was obviously no proofreading or balancing put into this codex, whoever put this together has no knowledge about the game or simply doesn’t care. This is the kind of thing I’d expect an intern to produce as a schooling project handed to him by staff.

The good stuff? Well you can field extremely cheap units in almost any army now. Almost all armies in the game now has access to Valkyries and Land Raiders. I am curious to why they are Come the Apocalypse with Orks, I do recall Inquisitors working with or hiring Freebootas or whatever the mercenary ork faction is called.

My army is based around a Hereticus Inquisitor and I was really looking forwards to this book but there was just no effort put into it what so ever. If this is the standard we can expect in the future then it’s a really shitty standard.

I guess we will be seeing a codex freebootas once the Ork codex comes out and it will be able to ally with almost anyone, except Nids ofc…

This is my rant on the codex Inquisition. No one expects (effort put into) the Inquisition!



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14 Responses to “Guest Review of Codex Inquisition by MadCowCrazy”

  1. Cruzcontrol39 November 16, 2013 10:51 pm #

    Kinda figured it would turn out this way… Glad I didn’t buy it… It was going to be my first digital download…lol…

  2. Paul Cornelius November 16, 2013 10:56 pm #

    Gee Dubya!!!!

  3. Creed November 16, 2013 11:05 pm #

    Thats a good comparison between the costs and abilities of the same units in Adeptus Sororitas and Codex Inquisition, I can see where you’re coming from. I felt differently though on my first glance through it this morning, there are a lot of ways to beat the force org now with the new Inquisition detachment and essentially you can have 2 allies. I think Coteaz is going to be a very popular guy if people use this codex, you can snag him and a team of plasma cannon servitors for a lot less of a points investment than a toolbox commander and a riptide. Extra land raiders or valkyries with scoring units inside never hurt anything either. Those servo skulls are pretty darn cool too!

  4. SCP Madfjohn November 16, 2013 11:28 pm #

    really by the orc they all are mercs. just some more than others . the two main ones is Freebootas and Blood Axes

  5. jadedknight November 16, 2013 11:44 pm #

    Lazy? Heck yes, but every competitive Imperial player with a shooting army is going to be thinking about rockin’ inquisitors. Prescience for a Chimera in terms of points is just too good to pass up and Coteaz is the bomb. For just a few points more, say goodbye to seizing while improving your own chances.

    This will be a must have codex for competitive players, sad to say. If the next IG codex is at all competitive on it’s own this is going to take it to an 11.

    I think the unmade point is this sucks for GK players, their secret sauce was just taken and given to everyone else for a song.

    • Reecius November 17, 2013 5:10 pm #

      GK are still really strong, though. They certainly didn’t lose anything, it’s just that everyone else gained.

  6. anonymou5 November 17, 2013 12:17 am #

    I think you’re missing the other side to this book. It’s going to shift the meta; for real. IG just came back, I think. A battle brother Coteaz? 55 point prescience? BB serve skulls?

    Imagine a pie plate list taking 110 points of two prescience bitches plus 6 serve skulls at 18 points? Twin linked artillery that only scatters 1D6? That you can’t scout on? I mean, shit. It’s good for any imperial army, super good for Guard.

    Or a power blob with GK Grenades? Are you kidding me? You could take 50 dudes, an inquisitor, and a White Scars IC for hit and run. That’s incredibly good.

    GK are crying though, now everyone can take their good shit as BBs, without taking Troops.

    • Gordy November 17, 2013 10:01 am #

      Servoskulls are a overrated for IG. Problem is, to reduce scatter, your target has to be close to the skull. But if your target is close to the skull, they can just move close enough to make the skull disappear, and you lose your benefit. They still help if you want to deepstrike, or to block scouts, but you really only need maybe 2, placed well.

    • Jrandom November 17, 2013 10:11 am #

      I agree with Anonymou5. This is a game changer. Being able to take 2 HQ and 3 Elites outside of the normal force org is huge. Especially with a faction they are Battle Brothers with.

      My IG approve.

    • Reecius November 17, 2013 5:15 pm #

      Yeah, Inquistorial Battle Brothers AND MEQ allies is going to be just brutal.

  7. Michael Hurwitz November 17, 2013 1:22 am #

    Regarding the Arco-Guys, consider this: they are more powerful in the =I= book then the AS book. Reason: The =I= can pile into an assault vehicle, whereas the AS version cannot. Is that worth the 5 points a piece tax? Certainly not, but that could explain it.

    Realistically, I agree, this was a copy/paste job. I’m so glad I didn’t buy it.

  8. Matthew Forsyth November 17, 2013 5:39 am #

    I DID buy it, and I feel bad about it. I’m seriously worried about the future of 40k here, because this really is just crap.

    Imagine this:

    Codex: Broadsides
    Price $35
    Contents: 1 line. “If you bought this book, you can have broadsides”.

    Codex: Inquisition is 1 small step above that.

  9. Fulcrum November 17, 2013 9:33 pm #

    Does anyone know if they ever corrected all the printing errors in DA or are they still selling the same error filled copy?

    Either way that was the beginning of this in my eyes.

    • Reecius November 17, 2013 10:07 pm #

      Space Wolves was riddled with grammar errors, too.

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