These are just amazing models. I keep getting close to being pulled in!
What is the play style of GSC? I assume they’re a horde style, melee focused? The models are so detailed you’d have to speed paint like Peachy and Duncan to put a decent force together...
It seems like they could do with a bit more across the force org chart. Maybe another Heavy Support?
If these are out within weeks (which seems likely) that pretty much leaves just the Kill Team stuff to release from the known upcoming releases, doesn’t it? And it’s still 50 days until Vigilus 2. I wonder what we’ll get in the meantime?
They're pretty much an infantry horde with the twist that a lot of their toolkit is themed around subversion, surprise moves, etc. This is represented mainly by Cult Ambush which is their special snowflake version of Deep Strike. They're very much a glass cannon army to the extreme. Look at them funny and they'll fall apart, but if a unit manages to reach yours? Chances are it'll be dead. If it DOESN'T finish the job- well, they're dead once that stiff breeze kicks in. They're quite similar to a melee-focused Dark Eldar but with army wide Deep Strike instead of amazing transports.
Their other unique twist is they can take an Imperial Guard Detatchment for every one of Genestealer Cult. Whether that makes it into the new codex remains to be seen, but the 'reliable leaker' claims it does and he's been pretty good so far. This is great as A) It's fluffier than most soups and B ) They can shore up the GSC's mediocre-to-poor shooting.
The problem they've had in the Index is that their games are usually decided by Turn 2. They win big, or lose hard, with very little middle ground. Due to the way Cult Ambush relies on rolls - and if you roll poorly, your opponents decision making - it suffers greatly from randomness. Your units either end up in a perfect position to annihilate them with Charges, or they end up halfway across the board and are completely slaughtered by a round of shooting.
Edited by Lord Marshal, 17 January 2019 - 12:14 AM.