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Old 11 Dec 2005, 19:46   #1 (permalink)
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I'm currently working on a genestealer cult army list, but im not sure how to fit certain things into the list. I'm probaly just gonna use hybrid models for my elites, brood brother comrades for an infantry platoon and brood brother initiates for conscripts. I'm not sure, however how to use the Magus, Patriarch, or Purestrain genestealers in my army. Any advice?
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Old 12 Dec 2005, 07:29   #2 (permalink)
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A Magus could be a Sanctioned Psyker with an Honorifica Imperialis. The problem with using the IG list for Genestealer Cults is just that, though, you have no stats for gribblies like the Patriarch and the Purestrains. The LatD list is better, though it still doesn't have any good models for Purestrains. In my opinion, you should just use the actual Nid army list. It's what I did and I have a 1500pts army list of:
Genestealer Patriarch (Broodlord)
11 Purestrain Genetsealers Retinue (Genestealers)
7 Genestealer Hybrids (Warriors)
Genestealer Matriarch (Lictor) (this is an idea that the Genestealer Cults might have some specially adapted stealth Stealer for removing opposition to the Cult before they declare outright war)
12 Purestrain Genestealers (Genestealers)
20 Brood Brother Comrades, split into two groups of 10 (Gaunts)
32 Brood Brother Initiates (Gaunts)
3 Brood Brother Initiate Human Bombs (Spore Mines)
Magus (Zoanthrope)
Brood Brother Comrade Officer (Zoanthrope)
3 Brood Brother Comrade Mortar teams (Biovores)

The upside to using the Nids list is that the Gaunts have a relatively human profile, so you do have the rules for human units, plus you still have all of the gribblies. Additionally, you can buy 32 cheap troops in one slot for less than the cost of a basic Guard Infantry Platoon and have more models there.
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I would not give up on the IG rules so fast. No broodlord maybe, but with the help of the Abhuman doctrines from White dwarf I am sure that you can get a nice cult army.
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Old 12 Dec 2005, 12:55   #4 (permalink)
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Well there's the Feral Ogryns (Hybrids are already covered by regular Ogryns), the Afriel Strain (I don't think that a Genestealer Cult would have much infighting and without the Patriarch, there's little they feel so valiant and courageous about other than the Magus), the Nightsiders (doesn't make much sense with Genestealers), the Beastmen (it seems okay but it's only available to Conscript Platoons, so you have no psychotic Comrades or Hybrids) or Gland Warriors (still doesn't afford you anything like Purestrains).

The best Doctrines you could get from the Abhuman selection would be the Afriel Strain for the Command Squad of the Command Platoon and then give that squad the Magus (Sanctioned Psyker plus Honorifica), or the Beastmen one, which would give you crazed mobs of Initiates, however there still isn't much to go by the way of actual Nid gribblies.
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Yeah, i guess i just wanted a way to put genestealers into a chimera and have an excuse to make a russ into a cultist engine of doom.....
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Wouldn't rough riders (with 2 CCW's) work better as purestrains than ogryns would? They have Fleet...
And they aren't close combat killing machines... but ogryns, with 3 wounds and S5? What sort of monster genestealer is that?
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Ogryns work as Hybrids, however Roughriders do not work as Genestealers. They have a basic human profile, whereas the Genestealers are vastly superior. Purestrains also don't have a 12" assault range. The one final thing is that there's no Cult Limo transport option. A Chimera is too heavily armed and armoured to realistically be used as a Cult Limo.
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Don't forget the Kroot Mercs. Those are the great overlooked units for 'counts as' proxying armies.
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Kroot would only work well as Hybrids though.
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