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Where to start? $200?


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I'm a full blooded imperium player with a large guard army. I'm looking to slip a little and try GSC. If you had $200 what would you get to start up a GSC army with the idea of going full gsc eventually?
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I got most of my gsc stuff from
A/ deathwatch overkill
B/ tooth and claw

I shared the other half with a spacemarine enthoisiast. So that worked out nicely.
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Yeah it's not an easy one; GSC have the dubious distinction of being one of the only factions in either major GW system that doesn't have a start collecting box.

 

If you can track one down, the Genestealer Cults Insurrection Battleforce set has a good spread of units and was decent value ($170 for $245 worth of kits). Sadly it's out of production but a local store may still have one kicking around.

 

If you don't mind proxying in some of your Guard models as Neophytes, you could always do that and spend your money on the interesting GSC specific stuff like a Broodcoven, some Aberrants, Atalan Jackals etc.


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That was kind of my thought have a heavy brood brothers presence and splash in the GSC. Characters, aberrants, bikes. I really like the bikes. GSC has got to have the worst point to dollar ratio in the game.

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Acolyte Hybrids are pretty obnoxiously priced because you really want them in big blobs, but you only get 5 in a box for the same price as 10 Neophytes huh.png


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But with both sets you can easily get 15 accolyte so you will save an entire box. Only problem could be in the mining tools. One x tipe at best where rock saw are far better. Anyway if your opponents are not taliban of the WYCSIWIG, you can use them all as rock saws.

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But with both sets you can easily get 15 accolyte so you will save an entire box.


Not sure if I understood this correctly; are you suggesting using a box of Neophytes and a box of Acolytes to kitbash together 15 Acolytes?

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Yes. I did. Neophyte models are mostly bend as Accolyte are. They have boots but essentialy they work pretty well. In the accolyte kit you have enough arms to kitbash more than 10 models, the remaining can use pistols and weapons from neophyte kit. And for the heads you will have more than enough in both kits
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You could probably do it, but it'd be a really odd, less than ideal unit; to build 15 complete, legal models you'd need to give the leader the Bonesword/Lash Whip combo, use all 4 special weapons and give the rest a split of Autopistols and Hand Flamers.


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