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Only a few days ago I posted a thread about a Genestealer Cult.
The idea was that I would use a Cult model but use Tyranid rules (i.e. a Brood Brother counts as a Gaunt).
It was a quite complex rules conversion as the Cult can have things like stolen Imperial Guard Tanks and the Tyranid list (obviously) has no vehicles in it.
Basically my problem is that very few army lists contain Imperial weaponly AND models that can used to simulate a decent Purestrain Genestealer.
And that's when I looked at Codex: Witch Hunters
Not only does it have Inducted Imperial Guard (Brood Brothers) as an option but it also includes killy hand to hand troops such as Arch-Flagellants (Purestrain Genestealers).
I can even simulate Hybrid squads by using the Sisters of Battle.
And to top it off (and make it perfect) I can simulate weird psychic Cult powers by renaming the Sisters of Battle Blessings so that my Hybrids can get bonuses from the mental power of the Patriarch.
I'll probably post a "counts as" list in the future but any input would be greatly appreciated.
Finally the Genestealer Cult can become a reality in 4th Ed 40K! :happy:
I'm interested to see your counts as list when you post it, should be a very interesting conversion. Good thinking outside the box to get this in motion.
I tell ya, it's all about the limo man. If nothing else, you need the limo for your cult.
All in all, sounds like it will work just fine with either list, honestly.
16,000+ of Eldar (only need flyers)
7,000+ of Nids (want heirophant)
6,000+ of Space Marines (need rever titan)
4,400+ of Cygnar (all models for the faction)
1,500+ of Legion (just started)
LOL yeah the Limo is awesome.
And that's why I swapped lists.
No limos in the Tyranid list.
But a a Limo could easily be a converted Rhino or Chimera.
Too many awkward weapons and vehicle cross-overs when I use the Tyranid list.
Starting to sketch down the Cult/Witch Hunter conversion today - will keep everyone posted!
Great idea. I can't wait to see it.;Y
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Hmm, that's actually quite brilliant. The Witch Hunter Codex is perfect for the Genestealer Cult list, since you can mimic many things from the list without stretching some of the entries. Great idea there Squig69, I'm looking forward to seeing WIP pictures.
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