Chapter Tactics #14: Mission Theory, 1650 points, and Imperial Agents

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Today Pablo chats with two of the TOs from the Renegade Open GT about missions, how to pick the right format for your event, and laments the release of the Imperial Agents Codex.

QOTD: What is the most format you have ever played at an event? Also, should more TOs make the switch to 1650?


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11 Responses to “Chapter Tactics #14: Mission Theory, 1650 points, and Imperial Agents”

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    Dylan Campiotti December 17, 2016 10:59 am #

    Can someone tell me why everyone thinks the inq codex is invalidated?

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      Cephalobeard December 17, 2016 11:07 am #

      Because all of the Inquisition things, mostly, are from 6th Edition (iirc) and this is the new, repackaged and updated version of them for 7th Edition. If you’re looking at it similar to codexes, this would be the 7th edition version to the old 6th edition version.

      However, until GW confirms (outside of an email) I imagine people will argue either way, because it’s pretty ambiguous.

      • Petey Pab
        Petey Pab December 17, 2016 12:28 pm #

        Yes, 100%. Everyone has their own opinions and each is equally valid at this point. GW just needs to pull through with an official ruling.

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          Nightman December 17, 2016 12:36 pm #

          Black Library have been responding that both Codex Inquisition and Sister codex is still valid, but you can’t take the new detachments/formations with old datasheets. So if you want to take celestine or servo skulls you can’t put them in the new Detachments.

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            Cephalobeard December 17, 2016 12:44 pm

            Unfortunately a facebook or email response isn’t valid enough, people will want it set in stone.

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            Nightman December 17, 2016 1:26 pm

            There is that faq in regards to being able to use iron priest datasheets from both codex space wolves and the new supplement, which can create a presedense.

            Considering both inqusition and sister codex is still for sale i’d be leaning towards both being legal, but an official response would be great.

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    dylan campiotti December 17, 2016 8:39 pm #

    I have pictures of both post. the first says, “the Imperial agents book presents a revised and updated version of the adepta sororitas army list. It is indeed intended to replace the digital version.” this was posted by the warhammer 40,000 Facebook page. I want everyone to note it says nothing about inquistion. the next was posted on the same thread and was a email from gw us customer service. ” thanks for writing in to us. Bothe the existing digital codex: adepta sororitas and the upcoming codex: imperial agents will allow you to field sister of battle(either is valid).the army list in codex: imperial agents doesn’t replace the digital codex. st. celestine can still be fielded in a adepta sororitas detachment (see codex: adepta sororitas-digital), but not in a imperial agents detachment. similarly, kaldor driago of the grey knights doesn’t appear imperial agents (only a very small selection of grey knights and deathwatch are available).”
    David Monroe
    so, again can anyone tell me why servo skulls are gone?

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      dylan campiotti December 17, 2016 8:43 pm #

      better yet, someone just show me where it say that the old inq codex is invalid.

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    ibushi December 19, 2016 9:53 am #

    Great episode guys, I am a big fan of 1650 if it means getting to turns 5-7 in a regular fashion. Recently it has been rare to get past turn 4 just with whats out there, turn 5 is uncommon but appreciated, and I can honestly say I havent played a turn 6 or 7 in an 1850 tournament in a legitimate age.

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    Iago December 20, 2016 12:37 am #

    Deathwatch, Grey Knights and Sisters Squad do not join the Acolyte unit of the Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband.

    • Petey Pab
      Petey Pab December 20, 2016 11:03 am #

      Yes, after careful reading your are correct sir. Sadly.

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