So we got our hands on the Genestealer Cults codex early thanks to Games Workshop. Personally I think they have the best looking range in 40K at the moment, and I don’t think that crown is being taken away any time soon.
We have actually decided to have the Genestealer Cults as our kids first communal army. We decided on this because they are very simple to paint with the way the models are constructed. Something as simple as a wash here or a drybrush there can make them a very good looking army.
The front cover I am a bit mixed on. The more I look at it the more I appreciate it lol.
So with all of the Genestealer Codex, the fluff section is massive and perfect to get anyone a true taste of the army.
It follows on to the famous cult armies. We believe that we are heading towards the Hivecult as our army of choice as the colours would be a great base for the kids to start their painting journey.
They have rules for Cult of the four-armed Emperor, The Hivecult, The Bladed Cog, The Rusted Claw, The Pauper Princes and The Twisted Helix.
Personally with these rules I like the Rusted Claw the most. Attacks with an AP of -1 or -2 are worsened (so an AP -1 would become AP 0) so it gives a good perk against most infantry.
Really like the Crusade and “Path to Ascension” rules and section. When your Cult begins a path to ascension, you must create the world it will attempt to take control of. This whole system really helps you feel like you are creating a narrative for your Cult, with perks depending on victories.
A cool book. Let the uprising begin. Thanks to GW for the Sample.