Tag Archives: Inquisitorial Cruiser

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

OXHi Guys,

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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