Inquisitor Returning?

As we’re approaching that time of year once more the rumour mill has made an abrupt gear change. All the indications were that the next limited edition boxed game would be Blood Bowl.

I, personally, wasn’t that excited because I’m not a fan of the game. I was when I was 12 but then I learned the importance of balanced rules and good models so quickly fell out of love.

But it seems that the limited edition release will, in fact, be…Warhammer 40,000: Inquisition. Although it’s welcome news that it’ll be something a little more original, it’s a bitter pill for many to swallow ¬†considering the Specialist Games range has only just been sacked off.


From what I’ve found on various rumour sites the indications are as follows…

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. No indication of scale yet.
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!

4 thoughts on “Inquisitor Returning?

  1. I am ludicrously excited about this game much more than I was for Space Hulk (which I bought and played but still haven’t finished painting the minis) and much, much more than I was about Dreadfleet (meh).

    I haven’t played 40k since shortly after 5th was released, but as a long-time fan of INQ and NEC am champing at the bit for this.

  2. I’m also intrigued by this offering. However, the sad history is that no matter what they do, odds are that you’ll get a few months of White Dwarf articles and then it’ll be consigned to the “we’re going to support” it BS while nothing actually happens. I’ve seen it too many times to believe that they’ll do anything else.

    Considering that the black box is normally a Christmas-ish release they’re going to be competing against Necromunda wannabe Deadzone from Mantic.

  3. I don’t see there being any ongoing support for this. Likely a boxed game and maybe a boxed expansion. They don’t want to support a skirmish game when they can sell you piles of plastic tanks and resin monsters.

    Besides, if it was a return to skirmish games, we could expect to see $20-$25 Finecast minis. 8 of those will run you up to $200US. Add in a very expensive rule book and sundry mandatory templates, 23-sided dice, etc. and it all ends up costing more than most other games.

    As a boxed game though, it might make for some fun one-off games.

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