Episode 109: Genestealer Cult Part 2
In this episode, we continue our discussion on Genestealer Cults. In part one, we talked about the history and lore of Genestealer cults, their army rules, the cult creeds, and getting started. In this episode, we will cover the units, powers, stratagems and traits as well as a few interesting lists.
Lots of very good characters, weaker units that hit hard, but Aberrants are quite tough.
- Patriarch: tough melee unit that buffs other assault elements but can hit hard as well.
- Magus: psyker for GSC
- Familiars: can cast one more power once per game.
- Primus: re-roll wounds of 1, like a lieutenant.
- Acolyte Iconward: FNP bubble and morale bubble.
- Abominant: buffs abominants, but most times you don’t need to do more than what they already have.
- Jackal Alphus: sniper and +1 to hit aura.
- Acolyte Hybrids: Hand Flamers or Rock Saws
- Neophyte Hybrids: Guardsman that can take special weapons or heavy mining weapons
- Brood Brothers: Standard guardsman.
- Hybrid Metamorphs: melee focused units, but kinda weak.
- Aberrants, and how they can get nuts…
- Purestrain Genestealers: not as good a Tyranids…
- Clamavus: can’t set up within 12”
- Locus: unquestioned loyalty on a 2+, fights first and 6” Heroic intervention
- Sanctus: Sniper
- Kellermorph: gunslinger sniper
- Nexos: CP regeneration, move one marker
- Biophagus for Aberrants
- Achilles Ridge Runners: scout with Mining Lasers, ignores cover
- Atalan Jackals: bikes
- Goliath Rockgrinder
- Goliath Truck
Relic: the Crouchling
- Mass Hypnosis
- Mind Control
- Might from Beyond
- Psychic Stimulus
- Warlord Traits
Erik Lathouras – Cancon 2020
Bladed Cog Battalion
4 x 10x neophytes – 5x autoguns, 2x mining lasers, 2x webber, 1x autopistol
Bladed Cog Battalion: Deliverance Broodsurge
Patriarch + familiar
Sanctus + sanctus bio dagger
3 x 15x neophytes, 2x Heavy stubber, 2x webber, 1x autopistol, 10x autoguns
15x accolyte Hybrids, 6x rock saw, iconward, 9x rending claws, 9x cultists knife
2 x 10x neophytes – 5x autoguns, 2x mining lasers, 2x webber, 1x autopistol
Patriarch + familiar
Magus + familia ( 4AE)
Sanctus + silencer sniper rifle (4AE)
2 x 15x neophytes, 2x Heavy stubber, 2x webber, 1x autopistol, 10x autoguns (BC)
15x neophytes, 2x Heavy stubber, 2x webber, 1x autopistol, 10x autoguns (BC)
10x brood brothers, 10x lasguns
5x atlan jackals, 5x demolition charge, 5x shotgun (rusted claw)
Alex Macdougall’s Ridge Runner list
See his list and a discussion of tactics here:
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