Wednesday, October 12, 2016

40k Genestealer Cult - Brotherhood of the Argent Coil build begins!

After the marathon painting session I felt it was only proper to get some build time in! I've been kicking around ideas for the Genestealer Cult, and have picked up a number of the new kits as well as pillaged the Closet of Doom for old un-built models which of course means the "small boutique army" has already bloomed up to 2500 points. We'll see if I can maintain at that point level!

Naturally when the army is completed it's going up on the auction block, so I wanted to try to balance a reasonably scary list that's also got a lot of fun units for me to paint. Decided on doing an Insurrection Detachment, picked out some fun-looking formations (and a couple scary-looking ones) and then started building!

I definitely wanted to do a Demolition Claw for the fun aspect of it - a trio of Rockgrinders careening around with dynamite-chucking hybrids holding on for dear life, and knowing my dice luck, blowing themselves to smithereens just as often as the enemy? Yes, please! While I quite like the new Goliath kit, holy throne were they fiddly to assemble! Tons of tiny delicate railings and a couple number mismatches between instruction book and sprues made them pretty challenging - they are rather neat once they're assembled though!

On the scary side of the formations is The First Curse, which is the Patriarch (not yet assembled) and 20 Purestrain Genestealers which, when accompanied by the Patriarch, gain one of several nasty upgrades as well as furious charge, fearless and a couple other special rules to boot. I had a spare copy of Space Hulk in the Closet of Doom, and thought the 'Stealers from that set should do the trick nicely!

Still have to sort out what I'm going to do for the army bases as a whole - Thinking it'll be a mix of mineshaft and rubble, need to rummage through the plasticard and tubing box and see what I can come up with!


  1. Those are too cool. I can't wait to see how they come out!

  2. Are the space hulk stealers on 32mm bases?

  3. Wow, that looks cool!

    What did you think of the truck set?

  4. A spare copy of space hulk... o.O

    I do love the look of the trucks though.

  5. Glad you are working on this one. I really like the new Cultist stuff ad think you'll paint it all up a treat.

  6. Sweeet! Looking forward to this all coming together dude

  7. @#2501: Indeed - Can't wait to get painting!

    @Dave Weston: Aye, some of the genestealer's molded-on basing had to be clipped and trimmed, and I'll be adding some further detritus to the bases to help 'em blend in.

    @Col. Hertford: It's a very cool model, but also has a ton of little fiddly parts. It was a painstaking process to assemble 'em, but all the parts fit together very nicely.

    @Rory Priest: Hah! I got it for a screaming deal when a local game store closed down quite a while back and has been gathering dust in the Closet of Doom ever since. Happy to finally have a use for the minis, the 'stealers have a ton of personality to 'em!

    @Dai: Thanks! The cult have long been a favorite of mine, and I'm super thrilled with the new models, so cool!

    @NafNaf: Cheers man! Got a lot of painting ahead but rather looking forward to it!

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone!