Tag Archives: Inquisition

Inquisitorial Henchmen 5

Hi guys,

Just another super quick post to keep things ticking over, this time another of my Inquisitorial Henchmen. This is another member of the Kiddy Kreche that my somewhat twisted Inquisitor has following her around. I love these models, even though the casting has been terrible, purely because they revel in that horribly creepy grim dark vibe that a lot of the Inquisition really have.

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Again a relatively simple model, this time of a banner bearer. I like the way that the green has gone onto the model and the minimal freehand on the banner. Just nice and simple but thematic. I am hoping these babies work well with an Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor I have planned.

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I really need to get around to organising my Inquisition models into some kind of recognisable force and sorting out some little backstories for each Inquisitor.

 

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Inquisitorial Henchmen 4

Hi guys,

Sorry the blog has been slow – I started a new job and it has been hectic! Still, hr is another Inquisitorial baby henchman for you all, though sadly probably the least interesting model of the lot…

The baby is holding a sheet of parchmeent but it is quite difficult to see / photograph decently.

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You can see it a little better there, or if you click through on the image.

Blogging has been a bit slow as of late, but so has hobby. I haven’t had a settled address and most of my hobby  stuff is a couple of hundred miles  away – but hpefully the first part of that is changing soon.

I also still have a lot of EPIC Dark Angels posts to go up, some more Henchmen and Inquisitors, and some BFG Necrons.

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Inquisitorial Henchmen 3

Hi guys,

Another quick Inquisition post here –

I rather like how the text has come out on this one on the book he is holding. The stocking type thing adds a little colour which connects him to  the book – as if he has been dressed up to match the obviously more valuable book!

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Inquisitorial Henchmen 2

Hi guys,

Just another quick post with some pics of the next little baby servitor I painted up to use as an Inquisitorial Henchman.

As a little hovering baby, he fits in quite well with the Servo-skulls in the 40k background, while bringing a little touch of the macabre which goes so well with the High Gothic stylings of the 40k Inquisition.

Just nice and simple really.

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Inquisitorial Henchmen 1

Some of you may know, but I have a serious obsession with collecting 40k Inquisition models. They just hit that grimdark / obscure vibe that I love, and a great many of them are also lovely models.

This means that I currently have a pretty big 40k inquisition force, although it isn’t really arranged for actual playing. A while back I bought some additional models from Puppets Wars – baby servitor henchmen – which I have finally been getting round to paint.


The resin casting was pretty bad but I think he has come out pretty well. It felt so incredibly weird painting 28mm again tho!

I have the rest of the set to come plus a couple of other models I painted as a break from EPIC, so keep an eye out! 

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The Inquisition War Trilogy

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Hi guys,

Just a quick post this time. I have just recently finished reading the book series ‘The Inquisition War’, a very early series of books from Black Library, and wanted to seriously recommend them to anyone who is interested in the older, and more esoteric, background of the 40k universe.

In the kind of spirit of the more well known Eisennhorn and Ravenor book series, but pre-dating them by quite a bit, the Inquisition War series follows he exploits of the Inquisitor Jaq Draco as he and his companions investigate heresy and fight across the galaxy. In keeping with the early date of the book, the fluff is very much of the time period, being somewhat more adult in nature, and exceptionally crazy compared to the more modern writing coming out of Black Library.

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This attitude is nothing but good however, harking back to the days of Rogue Trader. This includes a pretty central role for Squats, interesting differences in the inner workings of the Inquisition especially regarding the Ordo Malleus, and a very interesting and humanising take on an Imperial Fist Space Marine. Also, the figure of the Emperor plays a very critical role in the storyline, but is presented in a pretty shocking and intriguing way. I won’t spoil things, but it is probably not the way you have thought about the Emperor, and adds a whole new dimension to him.

Having said all that, the storyline is excellent and deals with some of the more interesting aspects of the 40k universe, and with some convincing plot lines. Split across three books, Draco, Harlequin, and Chaos Child, the story visits a great number of places, including Terra (and the Emperor’s throne room), the webway and the Black Library, and a very trippy account of a Daemon world in the Eye of Terror. The series is also the source for much of the old Illuminati / Sensei Knight / children of the Emperor fluff, which I find wonderful.

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Basically, what I am trying to say, is if you have a liking for early 40k fluff go and read the series. It was a great read for me and totally unexpected as I had never heard of it before. It is available on Amazon as a trilogy, from Black Library as three seperate digital books, or there are .epubs floating around on the internet (but shush….). There is more info on Lexicanum here too. A definite 8/10 😀

Now go read!

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BFG – Gray Knights Strike Cruisers

Strike Cruisers

Strike Cruisers

Hi guys,

Just another quick update post with some recent BFG painting I have been doing – four recast Gray Knight strike cruisers. Again the quality was not great on the cast, but the price and rarity of the originals more than made it worth it.

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They are very simply painted in silver with a wash with bronze used as the main contrast colour.

I hope everyone is having a good time and getting lots of hobby-time in!

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BFG – Ordo Hereticus Inquisitorial Cruiser & Group Shots

Ordo Hereticus

Hi guys,

Time for the final Inquisitorial Cruiser, this time from the Ordo Hereticus those inquisitors charged with hunting down the mutants and witches of the Imperium. Once again a stock Imperial Cruiser with some additions.

The Valourous Heart

The Valourous Heart

I decided to draw on more of a Sisters of Battle vibe for this Cruiser, firstly to give it a little differentiation from the other two, but also to tie into my 40k Sisters of Battle army. The paint job was therefore done in the ‘classic’ Sisters of Battle colours, black, dark red, and gold.

Bridge

Bridge

I used another of the Forge World 40k resin icons on this ship, just like with the Ordo Malleus cruiser, and placed it behind the bridge once again. The Fluer de Lys is a pretty established Sisters of Battle symbol so it fitted quite well.

Prow

Prow

Unfortunately the ship had suffered some damage to its prow before I bought it and I was quite stuck with what to do with it. Luckily I found a vaguely appropriate and appropriately sized 40k Icon piece in my bitzbox. Shaving the prow off flat gave me a surface to fix it too, only needing some greenstuff to meld the two together. It isn’t great, but given how mangled it was before I think it has come out fine. At least it will be nice and imposing then the Inquisitor rams with it!

Inquisitorial Cruisers

Inquisitorial Cruisers

Finally have a picture of all three of the Inquisitorial Cruisers together – Malleus, Hereticus, and Xenos. All souped up Imperial cruisers with enough to set them apart from regualr ships without breaking the theme. At nigh on 400pts each they are very (over) pricey, but make nice scenario or campaign pieces.

Thanks for reading!

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BFG – Ordo Malleus Inquisitorial Cruiser

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Another quick BFG update, this time of the Ordo Malleus Inquisitorial Cruiser which pairs up the Ordo Xenos Cruiser recently featured here. I figured that since I wanted to make at least one Inquisition ship, that I would go ahead and build one for each of the Ordos. They each have their own aesthetic style so it only makes sense that although their ships will be similar, that they will still differ somewhat in style.

For this ship, I once again started with a standard Imperial Cruiser but this time I decided to show its Inquisitorial nature by mounting a large Inquisitorial “I” icon just behind the bridge piece. The icon comes from the Forgeworld resin set and is meant for 40k sized tanks etc, but makes a suitable large and grandiose spaceship piece to strike fear into the heart of the xenos, the heretic, and the mutant.

Apart from adding the big icon to the bridge piece, the only other additions are the two lance turrets along the spine to represent trading in the normal Bombardment Cannons for strength-2, range: 45cm lances firing Left/ Front/ Right for +15 points. This cruiser will also have traded in its Launch Bays for Torpedo tubes – there is something very fluffy about Ordo Malleus Inquisitors using virus bombs to exterminatus a planet – and once a Lord and the correct Ordo upgrade is purchased it brings it up to 385pts.

Inquisitorial "I"

Inquisitorial “I”

Paint job is just a heavy dry brush of gray over a black undercoat, with red and gold to pick out details. I have some Gray Knight Strike Cruisers that will join this cruiser to add to the Ordo Malleus component of the general Inquisition fleet which will also be making an appearance soon.

Pretty similar to an standard Imperial Cruiser

Pretty similar to an standard Imperial Cruiser

Sorry the blog has taken such a BFG heavy turn lately, but it is the game that I am most into at the moment and I am not really much of any game. I have pretty much dropped out of playing for geographical / work reasons, so for now I am just trying to work through my giant paint queue.

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BFG – Ordo Xenos Inquisitorial Cruiser

Gregor Eisenhorn, famously of the Ordo Xenos

Gregor Eisenhorn, famously of the Ordo Xenos

Hi guys,

Another quick BFG post, this time of an Ordo Xenos Inquisitorial Cruiser. I love the more obscure ships that are available for BFG – transports, Rogue Traders, Xenos ships, System ships, and Inquisitorial cruisers!

A tarted up Imperial Cruiser

A tarted up Imperial Cruiser

This model, standing in for my Ordo Xenos Inquisitorial cruiser, is just a tarted up Imperial Cruiser. In the fluff, Inquisitors can be in control of any vessels from the size of a gun cutter to truly huge Battleships, while in the BFG rules they are simply listed as Inquisitorial Cruisers.

Rules - 2010FAQ

Rules – 2010FAQ

In general they are souped up cruisers with tonnes of customisability and battlecruiser levels of firepower. They are able to trade their launch bays for torpedoes, and can swap their bombardment cannons for two 45cm lances. They are quite pricey however at 270pts. This only get worse once the Inquisitor Lord is added at 75pts, a Xenos-tech upgrade is added at 35pts – topping out at 395pts! Also remember that the opposing fleet will get D6x50pts worth of escort vessels for free as well. Overall not cheap and definitely a fluff only piece!

Prow

Prow

This cruiser was made by drilling some holes in the prow of a regular cruiser model and tacking a chaos cruiser lance turret onto the front. A little bit more detail on the paint scheme, and Inquisitorial “I”, and a few more aerials rounded it off. Just enough to stand out in any of my Imperial fleets while not being too different from the normal cruiser shape etc.

I have also converted / painted up another two Inquisitorial Cruisers, one for the Ordo Hereticus and one for the Ordo Malleus, which will come up on the blog in the near future.

Thanks for looking!

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