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Genestealer Cults: Purestrain Genestealers

What a Genestealer Cult without some Genestealers?

Genestealer (cthulhu head)
Genestealer (cthulhu head)

The Kill Team list building rules seem to encourage diversity in the Genestealers. You can take Scything Talons for free, along with Rending Claws. Then you can split your attacks between them.

Genestealer (flesh hooks)
Genestealer (flesh hooks)

You can also take one model with Flesh Hooks and one with an Acid Maw for free, giving further options. Sure, I’ll take free options.

Genestealer (acid maw)
Genestealer (acid maw)

I gave the acid gland the same orange as the hazard suits on the Neophytes. It doesn’t totally make sense that the organic components would match a jumpsuit, but it helps give them a unified look so I’ll take it.

Genestealer Cults: Neophyte Hybrids

My friend Sean got excited about Kill Team, and I decided to join him. Even though I wasn’t playing 40k when Genestealer Cults came out, I’ve been tempted by them from afar. The small model count of Kill Team makes it relatively easy to start something new, so here we are.

Flamers autohit in Kill Team, so I wanted to take two of them. The kit only comes with a single, so I mashed a second one from the bit box. The leader’s arms are magnetized to swap the loadout, but I decided not to bother for the shotguns. After all, I’ve got another five guys on sprue.

Ultramarines: Tactical Squad

From time to time I’ll reach into the hobby vault to feature models painted before I started this blog.

Let’s take a trip back in time. My wife had been doing a lot of shopping at the craft store, and I had been eyeing a F-15 plastic model kit like one that I lusted after as a kid. I never really got into model airplanes as a kid. It turns out that $30 is unimaginably expensive to a nine-year-old but quite affordable to an employed adult. So I bought it and put it together.

Tactical Marines (group)
Tactical Marines (group)

With that done, I thought I’d try some 40k again. I had a bunch of stuff in the closet from when I briefly played in the 2nd and 3rd edition era. While I made some attempts at painting back then, most was unpainted, including this squad. I read some articles, watches some videos, and bought some paints.

Tactical Marines (group with sergeant)
Tactical Marines (group with sergeant)

Then, with a handful of painted models, I had an excuse to try playing again. I found a pickup game at the local shop with a kind soul who was willing to put up with my ignorance. Things kind of snowballed from there.

Tactical Marines (group with missile launcher and meltagun)
Tactical Marines (group with missile launcher and meltagun)