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    Default scaling iquisitor 2nd ed. rpg to 40k

    So, as part of our campaign our DM has decided that our characters are going to be involved in a 40k battle,, our DM has prepared a gaming session and it is going to be hella fun (see below), but,, does any of you gents and gentleladies have any good ideas on how to scale the Influence/requisition characteristic of the RPG to 40k? how would you do it? how many Influence points does it cost to field, say a 1000 point army? 1000 points of influence??

    oi oi


    Through the Golden Gates of Gore
    - A Dark Heresy Narrative Warhammer 40.000 Battle Mission

    The Armies

    Khorne Cult of Xlaxlaklash

    Max. 2000pts Khorne Daemonkin (Primary Detachment)

    Forces of the Inquisition

    Max. 2000pts

    Unlock Codex Adepta Sororitas = 3+D5 Influence
    Unlock Codex Militarum Tempestus = 3+D5 Influence
    Unlock Codex Astra Militarum = 5+D5 Influence
    Unlock Codex Mechanicus (Both) = 5+D5 Influence
    Unlock Codex Space Marines = 5+D5 Influence
    Unlock Codex Grey Knights = 7+D5 Influence
    Unlock Codex Imperial Assassins = 20+D5 Influence
    Unlock Codex Imperial Knights = 25+D5 Influence

    Unlock Codex Inquisition = +2 Influence

    Unlock Max. 0-1 Lord of War = +10 Influence

    Formation: 'The Inquisitorial Warband of Lord Nyx', cost: 0pts

    1 Inquisitor Nyxothos (Infantry - Independant Character)

    WS 4 BS 3 S 3 T 4 W 2 I 4 A 1 LD 9 AS 4+

    Carapace Armor (AS 4+), Plasma Gun, Plasma Pistol, Power Sword

    Stubborn (Command); Prefered Enemy (Armourmongere)

    1 Judge Mors (Infantry - Character)

    WS 5 BS 5 S 4 T 6 W 3 I 5 A 1 LD 8 AS 3+

    Carapace Armour (AS 4+), Lockshield & Ballistic Surcoat (+1 AS), Bolt Gun, Auto Pistol, Combat Shotgun, Shock Maul, Close Combat Weapon (Lock Shield), Frag Grenades

    Fear (Intemidate. TFOTW, EOV), It Will Not Die (Iron Jaw), Move Through Cover (TMOTMM), Stealth (Stealth)

    1 Salc (Infantry - Character)

    WS 5 BS 5 S 3 T 5 W 3 I 5 A 1 LD 7 AS 5+

    Flak Armour (AS 5+), Sniper Rifle, Hotshot Laspistol, Close Combat Weapon

    Shrouded (Stealth +10), Split Fire (Target Selection), Stubborn (Command)

    1 Octavius Gunn (Infantry - Character)

    WS 4 BS 3 S 3 T 4 W 2 I 4 A 1 LD 9 AS 3+/4++ (Conversion Field)

    Carapace Armour (4+ AS), Bionics (+1 AS), Conversion Field*, Chain Sword (= CCW, special, AP 4), Grox Whip (= CCW, Special)

    Psyker Rank 2 (Divination, Pyromancy, Telepathy), Stealth (Stealth), The Constant Threat (May reroll perils of the warp table results)

    * Conversion Field (Codex Admech Skitarii p. 76) - 4++ inv. save. If Octavius makes one or more inv. saves all units within D6" must test as if they had been hit by a weapon with the 'blind' special rule. Friendly units can reroll this test.

    Formation Special Rules

    'Under My Command!' - Nyx must be chosen as the army's Warlord and can roll (w. one re-roll) on Warlord Traits: Codex Inquistion (any); Command; Personal; Strategic.

    'Right Hand of the Emperor' - all characters have the Eternal Warrior USR

    'Inquisitorial Authority' - The 'Characters' must be joined to a friendly unit as per normal rules. Nyx is an 'Indepedent Character'

    The Mission: 'Through the Golden Gates of Gore'

    The Battlefield and Briefing

    (Intel provided by the Pathfinder Rangers and Farseer Feyenord of Craftworld Zaluvezin to Morrinoe who passed it on to Lord Nyx aboard the Rogue Trader Pilgrim Cruiser 'Oath Unspoken'):

    A heavily build up urban area, badly damaged from the wars waged between the Xaluvezin Eldar and the Cult of Xlaxlaklash though a few structures still stand intact - three long abandoned and dilapidated Adeptus Mechanicus Research Facilities.

    The battlezone is dominated by a large hill crowned with the Golden Palace of the Govenor in which the Khorne Cult of Xlaxlaklash is performing unspeakable blood rites to invoke their patron.

    If the Forces of the Inquisition can climb the hill, penetrate inyo the Golden Palace and maintain ground presence for long enough, they will disrupt the ritual, banish Xlaxlaklash and thereby save the Craftworld Zaluvezin Forces trapped on Helgarth IV's southern Hemisphere.

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    Forces of the Inquisition deploy first.

    First turn

    Forces of the Inquisition goes first. Khorne Daemonkin cannot attempt to Seize the Initiative

    Game Length

    The Mission uses Variable Game Length

    Victory Conditions

    1. If the Forces of the Inquisition has any remaining scoring units left inside the Golden Palace of the Govenor, or on the mountain top the Palace rests on, by the end of the game, they disrupt the ritual and win.

    2. If they have all their remaining scoring units left inside the Golden Palace of the Govenor and have completely annihilated the Khorne Cult of Xlaxlaklash they win a crushing victory, which grants each surviving DH character one roll on the 'Boons of the Omnisiah' table.

    Mission Special Rules

    Night Fightning, Reserves, No Special Characters

    Xlaxlaklash Rises

    The infernal Blood Rites performed by the Khorne Cult of Xlaxlaklash is so malificent that while the ritual goes on lava rises from Helgarth IV's core and innundates the battlezone.

    Starting at the end of Turn 4, roll a dice at the end of each round. If the roll is lower than the turn number, a tidal wave of lava rolls over the battlefield. All models including vehicles, but excluding Daemons, Flyers and Zooming Flying Monstrous/Gargantuan Creatures, that are not inside the Golden Palace of the Govenor, or on top of the hill the Palace rests on, at this time, are removed from play; instantly incinerated.

    Boons of the Omnisiah

    A DH Character who enters and spend the rest of the turn embarked inside an Adeptus Mechanicus Building during nothing, finds one highly desireble item of use for that character in future adventures on a roll of 2+. Each subsequent turn spend inside an Adeptus Mechanicus Building during nothing grants a further roll of 2+ with a reroll.

    Death of Characters

    Should a character die during the battle he is immediatly reduced to 0 wounds and permanently looses 2+D5 Influence. He also cannot claim any Boons of the Omnisiah.


    Victory = 10+D5
    Crushing Victory = 15+D5

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    Oi oi
    No one seemed to respond to this post, so i’ll just close with my own comments..

    The armies:

    Cult of Xlaxlaklash Khorne Daemonkin Warband

    Lord of Slaughter:
    Insensate Rage 275

    Slaughter Cult:
    Lord Headtaker, Juggernaut, Bloodforged Armour, Powerfist, Lightning Claw 210
    10 Berserkers, 3 plasma pistols, Melta Bombs 250
    10 Berserkers, 3 plasma pistols, Melta Bombs 250
    10 Berserkers, 3 plasma pistols 245
    5 Possesed 150
    Spawn 32
    Spawn 32

    Maulerfiend 130

    Gore Pack:
    4 Bikes w. Champion, Combi Melta, Melta Bombs, 2 x Melta Guns 133
    4 Bikes w. Champion, Combi Melta, Melta Bombs, 2 x Melta Guns 133
    10 Fleshounds 160

    Total: 2000

    As players we opted for a pure greyknights army,, I do not have the list, but it contained two redeemers, a large paladin and terminatorsquad, a purifier squad with a rhino and two nemesis dreadknights..

    Our inqusitor deployed with the paladins, and the rest of the players with the purifiers,, getting first turn the greyknights moved forward at full speed,, the khornites then smashed into the advance to try to stop the players and battle commenced,, slowly the greyknights inched their way across the battlefield and unto the temple grounds and eventually won a glorious and extremely bloody victory over the foul chaos minions…

    Our DMs approach in assigning Influence point cost to the different armies seemed to work well,, the point cost of the individual armies where dependent upon availability in the campaign setting, and from a roleplaying view that off course made perfect sense,, I heartily recommend this approach in your own campaigns, as it really adds some epic flavor to the gaming sessions if done proper and within the context of the overall campaign goals.. the DM and the players being very seasoned 40k players with massive armies to pick from helps out a lot, but I’m sure you can make do with an even more focused narrative if the amount of miniatures available is somewhat more limited,,, I’d be glad to hear if any of you other players have had any luck playing 40k battles within the context of your RPG campaigns, and if you have any pointers on whats and whatnots to include in such endeavors…

    Oi oi

    Securitas Malignitate Flagitiisque



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