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Well, here's the thing. I have a lot of Space Marines. And I was thinking, what they really need is some allies. I really know little about the Inquisition (except a little about the Ordo Xenos), beyond seeing some cool minis at various times and occasionally reading threads about how people have added a sharpshooter to a retinue to represent the increase in ballistic skill a particular upgrade brings. This seems very cool.

Now Codex Alienhunters isn't out yet (if it ever sees the light of day), but I was wondering about 'proxying' in the meantime with WH or DH (ie, build a vaguely sensible WH or DH list and replace the Sisters or Grey Knights with Deathwatch when appropriate).

So what I'm asking for is opinions on
1 - whether it's feasible;
2 - whether it's sensible;
3 - which way to jump (WH or DH), given positive answers to 1 + 2;
4 - how to go about it (it's a given that 4a is "get the codex of the force you decide to go for" - after that, I'm open to suggestions!)

Thanks in anticipation to everyone who hasn't already given up!

 

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thing is with alien hunters is that their chamber militant doesnt operate in the same capacity as that of the DH and WH. They have armies behind them built and controlled by them. The OX have the Deathwatch, and thats it beyond the IG they second to their command.

so use a mix of the guard codex adding in the deathwatch rules that are available on the website.
 

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I was under the impression that once Marines had served in the Deathwatch, then returned to their chapters with funky new skills and kit, that they remained Deathwatch 'reservists' if you like, but also put their chapter under an obligation to the OX, and that therefore the OX would call up SMs if it thought it necessary. As the Deathwatch generally operates at squad level (as it's a really specialised ultra-elite force), and the IG operates at regiment level (being... non-elite to put it politely), my understanding is that Marines fill the (company-level, fairly elite) middle level of organisation.

Of course, I may have gotten the wrong end of the stick, the right end of a completely different stick, or merely connected some unrelated pieces of information into a plausible but erroneous pattern... (of sticks).

 

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its a good idea. the units i would think of getting are grey kignts in power and terminator armour from the DH codex or flagelants from the WH codex
 

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I was under the impression that once Marines had served in the Deathwatch, then returned to their chapters with funky new skills and kit, that they remained Deathwatch 'reservists' if you like, but also put their chapter under an obligation to the OX, and that therefore the OX would call up SMs if it thought it necessary. As the Deathwatch generally operates at squad level (as it's a really specialised ultra-elite force), and the IG operates at regiment level (being... non-elite to put it politely), my understanding is that Marines fill the (company-level, fairly elite) middle level of organisation.

Of course, I may have gotten the wrong end of the stick, the right end of a completely different stick, or merely connected some unrelated pieces of information into a plausible but erroneous pattern... (of sticks).

yeah, thats about right, so where does the question of proxying come in?
 

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Well, I would say go with Witch Hunters. They have cooler wargear, and you can't have Grey Knights and SM in one army together. (Except for Grey Knight Teleport Squads. Fast Attack). So, my thing is basically, you can't get the best units, pfft. Go with the wargear and awesome flagellant machines!

-Dirge
 
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