Codex: Genestealer Cults Review/Talk


iNcontroL and Reecius’ video review of Codex: Genestealer Cults!


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14 Responses to “Codex: Genestealer Cults Review/Talk”

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    Jural October 4, 2016 3:33 pm #

    The video was much better than the audio only!

    Thanks guys. I’m looking forward to these lists.

    Dumb question- if I choose my primary as the Genestealer Cult, can I take both IG and Tyranid CAD’s or allies at the same time?

    Not sure I would… at the moment I’m looking to get my genestealers back on the table… and pairing with a HT or two would be nice.

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 4, 2016 4:17 pm #

      Depends on format, but most tournaments don’t allow any detachment to be CtA with any other detachment in your army.

      Glad you enjoyed it!

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        Jural October 4, 2016 4:37 pm #

        million $ question- why can’t they just make CSM fun like my ‘nids?

        ‘Nids aren’t super competitive right now, but this cult is fun and table worthy… and I can run some interesting lists with Flyrants and some MC, or go heavy GC with my hundreds of dust covered genestealers (only slight exaggeration.)

        Meanwhile my Noise Marines…

        Bonus $2M question- WTF is GW doing unleashing battlemats smaller than the normal table?

        Questions without answers. But thanks guys for the review!

        • Reecius
          Reecius October 4, 2016 9:07 pm #

          Yeah, some interesting things going on, but hey. Glad you enjoyed the review

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    Dex Kivuli October 4, 2016 9:59 pm #

    To what extent do you think the Patriarch-Purestrain mega-blob will overkill things? Could it have *too many* attacks, wipe things too easily, then leave itself hanging in the open? In a similar vein, it’ll be interesting to see what the best unit size is for the various hybrids.

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      AngryPanda October 5, 2016 12:01 am #

      Just imagine what you can do with a multicharge with the First Curse. With the reroll you could have the “pick your ambush result” Warlord trait 1/3 of the time (plus another 1/6 chance to just roll a 6 otherwise). 20 Genestealers, spread out all over the board, multicharging every Warp Spider and Jetbike they can get. If Its enough you don’t even kill them all and are safe from shooting the next turn.

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    z3n1st October 5, 2016 10:26 am #

    except warp spiders have hit and run

    • Reecius
      Reecius October 5, 2016 11:16 am #

      They sure do, but I think many GSC units will kill them outright.

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      Jural October 5, 2016 12:55 pm #

      And lets not forget that with 6I, hit and run won’t be super effective against Genestealer units anyway.

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    Requizen October 5, 2016 11:20 am #

    There for sure is a good name for “Decurion style”. Multiple Formation Detachment describes what those types of detachments are and shortens to the nice shorthand MFD.

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      Jural October 5, 2016 12:57 pm #

      You are probably just a Blood Angels fan who would like to call his Decurion the BAMF(D)

      But as GW didn’t give an official name, I’m personally fine with Decurion

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      WestRider October 5, 2016 6:57 pm #

      It’s like how warship classes are named after the first of their class. People have been trying to come up with a different name for them since the second one came out, but Decurion has stuck. Just deal with it at this point.

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        AngryPanda October 6, 2016 5:42 am #

        Its true. Even if GW came up with a term now (and they should, if just to be able to explain these things precisely) it would still be called a Decurion by a good number of people for a while.
        Personal I think it is a loss for the community, if not even humanity as a whole, that the term “Voltron Formations” for them didnt stick.

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    N.I.B. October 6, 2016 5:35 am #

    Love this codex so far, one game into it. Will play the heck out of it ASSUMING cyber skulls and Coteaz wont shelf this army completely. Difficult matchups – Gladius formation will pod you, mess you up and be within 6″ to stop you from Return to Shadows plus can beat you in attrition, Tau (stupid Interceptor spam, SMS and Overwatch), Deathstars probably annnd… that might be it?

    Not sold on Aberrants, the one game I played them they were instagibbed by IK pie plates, which will happen regardless of how good their FNP is.

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