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Who handles Grey Knight "Techpriest" duties?
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Old 04 Apr 2007, 01:40   #1 (permalink)
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Default Who handles Grey Knight "Techpriest" duties?

Well, I recently purchased a Dreadnought for use in my GK army (I felt the list needs/needed some antitank capability in it, and Dreadnoughts can be kitted out to be pretty much anti-whatever.), and was reading through the rules for all of the DH vehicle options when the question hit me:

Who handles the work of the Techmarines/Techpriests, anyways? From what I've read (both Grey Knight novels), I'm under the impression that the 'Knights handle their own artificer work, but I've never heard mention of a Techpriest/Techmarine. It would almost seem like they would need both, as a Techpriest is probably not authorized to work on a sacred Dreadnought, and a Techmarine has better things to do than fix someone's Chimera. A Techmarine could probably handle all of the work, but like I've said, I've never heard of a GK Techmarine.

Who do they use? Do they make use of Inquisition-sanctioned Techpriests for the more mundane tasks and handle the work of their more "sacred" vehicles themselves? Is there actually a rank of Grey Knight Techmarine?
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I think the Inquisition takes care of all that; the Grey Knights just stick to fighting!
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Old 04 Apr 2007, 19:21   #3 (permalink)
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That sounds most likely. In order to be a techmarine you have to be sent to Mars and train there. It often creates something of a divided loyalty in marines. Who are they loyal to first, their chapter or the Tech adepts? The dark angels do not really trust their own techmarines and none are ever inducted into their inner circle.

It seems unlikely that a chapter as devout and secretive as the Grey Knights would risk sending any of their members away.
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Old 04 Apr 2007, 21:50   #4 (permalink)
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the inquistion probably has so much power he requisitions annother dreadnought and sends the broken one to a forgeworld.
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Thanks! The question was out of total curiosity, but now it's settled.



If only I could get the voices to stop asking me such odd and random questions... >
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