Sunday, 12 February 2017

Genestealer Cult List Review

So my first list option is to “tweak” the list I took to the LVO, simply to take out the stuff that didn’t work, building on the stuff that did.

That list would look something like this


Brood Cycle

Iconward

5 Acolytes
5 Acolytes
5 Acolytes

5 Metamorphs

16 Genestealers

10 Neophytes
10 Neophytes

Lords of the Cult

Magus, Level 2, Crouchling
Patriarch Level 2, 2 Familiars

Subterranean Uprising

Primus, 

5 Acolytes
5 Acolytes

10 Metamorphs, Cult Icon, 5 Claws, Metamorph Leader with Lash Whip and Bonesword
10 Metamorphs, Cult Icon, 5 Claws Metamorph Leader with Lash Whip and Bonesword
10 Metamorphs, Cult Icon, 5 Claws Metamorph Leader with Lash Whip and Bonesword

Subterranean Uprising

5 Acolytes, 
5 Acolytes

10 Metamorphs, Cult Icon, 5 Claws, Metamorph Leader with Lash Whip and Bonesword
10 Metamorphs, Cult Icon, 5 Claws, Metamorph Leader with Lash Whip and Bonesword
10 Metamorphs, Cult Icon, 5 Claws, Metamorph Leader with Lash Whip and Bonesword

Essentially, I’ve swapped out the Rock Saws and 4 Genestealers to put Leaders with Lash Whips and Boneswords in each of the Metamorph units. I’ve also swapped all the Lash Whips for Claws.

The second option is a little more radical, dropping the Insurrection Detachment completely and going for a CAD,  and 2 SubTs. Something Like

Combined Arms Detachment

Magus, Level 2, Crouchling
Patriarch Level 2, 2 Familiars

5 Acolytes
5 Acolytes

20 Genestlealers

Subterranean Uprising

Primus, 

11 Acolytes, Cult Icon
5 Acolytes

10 Metamorphs, Cult Icon, 5 Claws, Metamorph Leader with Lash Whip and Bonesword
10 Metamorphs, Cult Icon, 5 Claws Metamorph Leader with Lash Whip and Bonesword
10 Metamorphs, Cult Icon, 5 Claws Metamorph Leader with Lash Whip and Bonesword

Subterranean Uprising

Primus

11 Acolytes, Cult Icon
5 Acolytes

10 Metamorphs, Cult Icon, 5 Claws, Metamorph Leader with Lash Whip and Bonesword
10 Metamorphs, Cult Icon, 5 Claws, Metamorph Leader with Lash Whip and Bonesword
10 Metamorphs, Cult Icon, 5 Claws, Metamorph Leader with Lash Whip and Bonesword

So, here I’ve lost the benefits of the Cult Insurrection Detachment (shrouded for everything with infiltratrte on turn 1, d6 dead models returning to any unit that Returns to the Shadows, and +1 to my reserve rolls, and -1 to my opponents) for 4 more genestealers, an extra Primus in the second Sub T, and 12 extra acolytes with cult icons. Oh, and I also get Ob Sec on the 2 units of Acolytes in the CAD.

I have to say, I’m not convinced the benefits of list 2 outweigh the benefits of the Cult Insurrection Detachment.

Thoughts on

·         Am I right to swap out the Rock Saws?
·         Am I right to swap out the lash whips for claws?
·         Are the Metamorph Leaders worth it?
·         Do the benefits of the 2nd list outweigh the benefits of the Cult Insurrection Detachment ?

2 comments:

  1. In my opinion the GSC really do work a lot better in their insurrection detachment then in a CAD. The additional models returned to each unit really help to stop kill points against you. While the shrouded and infiltrate benefits are huge. I don't think the benefits of the CAD outweigh these.

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  2. In my opinion the GSC really do work a lot better in their insurrection detachment then in a CAD. The additional models returned to each unit really help to stop kill points against you. While the shrouded and infiltrate benefits are huge. I don't think the benefits of the CAD outweigh these.

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