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Looks like GW is revitalizing the old Inquisitor idea and giving it some reworking. I disagree with the assesment that this is GW just getting into skirmish games, they've done them for years, I do however think they'll only stay around for as long as they're selling as stated in the rumor below.

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Inquisition: GW's Entry Into the Skirmish Scene


You heard that right. It appears one of the biggest surprises this year is not going to be the re-release of Bloodbowl, but something that is much more insidious.......Warhammer 40k: Inquisition.


This will be a skirmish sized game of 5-10 models per side, and may end up becoming more than a limited edition run. It seems that seeing all the skirmish sized game out there, Games Workshop is capitalizing on their 40k universe and peoples drive to want a smaller game. Rather ingenious if you ask me.

Definitely if a game like this was the same scale models as 40k, and was expanded upon as more than just a limted release, count me in. Might have to count me in regardless.

Please remember that this is a rumor, some salt is always required. This breaking rumor comes from TastyTaste and more can be found here on his site.
Rumor Has It: Blood Bowl isn't coming, but you never expect...

via TastyTaste on Blood of Kittens
GW is about to enter the skirmish scene with the release of
Warhammer 40k: Inquisition
Inquisition is designed for 2-4 players and each side will use custom cards and dice. Army sizes consist of about 5-10 models per side. A whole new set of models drawn from Blanche artwork will accompany. The game should be flexible as you can make and design your own Inquisitorial retinue. As for rules complexity that is anyone's guess, but the general marketing goal for Inquisition is a gateway game into the greater Warhammer 40k universe.
Beyond that GW, seems to be taking cues from Kickstarter projects like Sedition Wars and home-brewed rules like Inq28 for Inquisitor. This also might not end up as a limited edition run, but that all depends on sales, and if any support is continued will be done through digital expansions and updates.
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Well we are closing in on that time of year again. The time of year when people start to wonder what little surprise Games Workshop is going to pull out of their hat for a special limited release. If GW keeps their every other year track record you can expect something.

Everyone and their mother claims it will be Bloodbowl 2013, sadly I have news for you it ain't coming. Besides Games Workshop licenses Bloodbowl out to any 3rd-party developer who can write a check; Blood Bowl was just one of those rumors that makes sense to a fan-boi, but not (remember Dreadfleet) Games Workshop. Speaking of misfires Games Workshop cannot afford to take random risks. Now, GW has consolidated (killing off specialists games) there IPs, they are turning to making new products.
With a lust for a Space Hulk type gravy train GW will return to what makes them the most money: the Warhammer 40k universe.
So, what is up GW's sleeve?
GW is about to enter the skirmish scene with the release of
Warhammer 40k: Inquisition
Inquisition is designed for 2-4 players and each side will use custom cards and dice. Army sizes consist of about 5-10 models per side. A whole new set of models drawn from Blanche artwork will accompany. The game should be flexible as you can make and design your own Inquisitorial retinue. As for rules complexity that is anyone's guess, but the general marketing goal for Inquisition is a gateway game into the greater Warhammer 40k universe.
Beyond that GW, seems to be taking cues from Kickstarter projects like Sedition Wars and home-brewed rules like Inq28 for Inquisitor. This also might not end up as a limited edition run, but that all depends on sales, and if any support is continued will be done through digital expansions and updates.
As it is that is all I have for now, but if my sources hold true expect more information as it comes!

I'm going to guess this is a mesh of Necromunda and Inquisitor, at least in feel if not actual rules.


Hopefully the balance is better than it was in games like Mordheim.

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I for one would love to see this happen... honestly I couldn't give to shits about Blood Bowl, but I could get into this.

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So...after discontinuing all the specialist range they came out with the "40k Mordheim"...in what will be a limited edition run (i am pessimist). I am really angry with GW now.

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Oh boy... If they are smart enough to make this 28mm scale with bits in a nifty new plastic sprue, my mortage will come under threat. ;)

Seriously, I'm guessing about 3/4 of the current 40k playerbase can stroke their beard and could consider getting this. Unlike their previous dreadfleet...

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Given this is a BoK rumour from TasteyTaste, who I'll point out yet again has a ZERO Percent accuracy record for unique rumours like this, I'm inclined to autoflag this ac being bull and not happening.

Ever known reliable rumour monger has told us its Bloodbowl... so the weight of things is defiantely against this.

That said, this does sound interesting, something off the necromunda inquisitor mash-up that Zion pointed to.


However... BoK, Tasteytaste.... back a truckfull of salt up to this one.
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If this is true I'm all over it. Necromunda is still one of the best systems GW brought out, and if they can update it and give it the ever popular Inquisitiorial twist it's bound to be a seller. I'm with Griz though, every other source says BB, and for this to just drop out of the blue with only a couple of months to go detracts from it's credibility.
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No one predicted Dreadfleet - so actually I give this credence over BB.
Could be interesting. I played the original Inquisitor for a while and enjoyed it, but it just kind of faded away. I think this as a boxed concept would sell quite well.

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As much as i would love to think this is true, im really not that convinced it is, part of the problem with rumours like this is they are pretty easy to invent and thanks to GWs wall of silence policy they are pretty much impossible to totally dismiss.

As an idea it has legs, but then again rehashing anything that was successful in the past is always going to sell pretty well or be received well by the fans, dreadfleet would have done better had they stuck closer to "man o war" and had actual fleets for races rather than what we got, space hulk was massively successful on the other hand because they gave us exactly what we wanted, which was space hulk with an ass kicking board and ass kicking models, had they fucked about with space hulk too much it would also have nose dived.

So anyway until we see some leaked photos im not holding my breath for this, the idea sounds good and is very saleable, fits into the game in a box ideal, easy enough to produce, but i think it would be more likely to get this type of game in a warhammer fantasy setting being that its a pretty heavy 40k year, so i think its still gonna be blood bowl of some kind.



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I'd be very surprised if this is true, it'd be awesome if it is though, minis from the mind of John Blanche, I'd be very keen!

However this seems to be a hodge podge of Necromanda and =I=. Doubtful it will happen but I'd love to be wrong.
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If this is true I'm all over it. Necromunda is still one of the best systems GW brought out, and if they can update it and give it the ever popular Inquisitiorial twist it's bound to be a seller.
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