Genestealer Cult Release Rumors



Genestealer Cults were originally recently rumored by Hastings, only to be changed to a probable stand alone box set game vs Deathwatch. However, rumors are still being heard of Deathwatch and Genestealer codices. Whether rumor reverb, or indication that there will be a codex release, its still unknown.


Please remember that these are rumors.

Here was the rumor by Hastings.
http://natfka.blogspot.com/2015/05/deathwatch-genestealer-cult-standalone.html

via Bird in the Trees on Bell of Lost Souls posted by Larry Vela
http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2015/05/genestealer-cult-rumors-arrive.html
GeneStealer Cult Minis Rumors
Clampack 1: Magos with classic robe & staff
Clampack 2:Large-cranium figure with arms extended pose

Genestealer Hybrid box: Updated versions of the original plastic Hybrid models. Modern-Genestealer like arms in attack poses, alongside hunam arms with knives, and lasguns. 32mm bases.

Genestealer Cultist box: Rabble humans without obvious mutations. Minor tyranid bits here and there as armor, and some tyranid style weapons as upgrade options.

Cult Truck: A down armored open bed vehicle in the similar vein to the AM Taurox.

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  1. So, no limo? I never really liked it, so no major loss.

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    1. The guy's got a rock solid record. For instance, he was the source for the Assassin board game. Is there anyone on this Earth who could've possibly guessed something like that? That sure beats many "rumors", which are just people making guesses based off pre-existing patterns in order to pass themselves off as someone in the know.

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    2. Haha. Right?! Hastings is THE most reliable rumor monger out there. Him and Harry, both of whom corroborated these rumors. I guarantee the 30K starter box they rumored will land this year as well.

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    3. ^ so does this mean i am not wrong to expect renegade plastics which could be used for chaos marines? if you can guarantee HH plastic then you are confirming my expectation to a degree and as much as it is a stretch.....yeah we can expect to see plastic bits for chaos soon then.....

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    4. Uh. Horus heresy marines aren't really that chaosy, so I'm not sure how much that'll really help you. Its supposed to take place during the iistvan campaign, so it will basically look like two good SM forces fighting each other.

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    5. Gal Vorbak excluded... :D

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    6. Don't care @ Greyseerz. if they are both loyalist is a given, that said if they have pre heresy/heresy pads for the 40k renegades/traitors then that is all that matters, it's not rocket science adding chaotic bits or non chaotic bits to something. Death guard pre heresy, world eaters pre heresy, night lords pre heresy etc....would go a LONG way to making vanilla chaos dex marines flavorful.

      if they have two marine factions (of course they will HH) then it is also a given that atleast one of the two will be renegade....in this context pre-heresy/pre-chaos. wouldn't make sense to not include them if they expand it with other kits later on down the road.

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    7. if they are mono pose/snap fit then sure no pads for renegades seems plausible, if they are multi-part with separate pads and details like weapons and heads etc then it should mean both HH renegades and loyalists will get new bits, bits that could theoretically be used across both 30k and 40k (with a few mods) systems.....by having them is like needing a condom...it's better having them and not needing them than needing them and not having them. i kitbash everything i buy...so this should indicate why these "would help me".....saves me sculpting the detail myself, and i dislike resin miniatures (thanks failcast) so FW is a no-go for me.....give moar renegade bits GW!!!!

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    8. @Dark Apostle

      Did you just reference Alien vs Predator?

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    9. I do believe he did lol

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  3. we don't even have a Chaos Cultists box and you are expecting us to believe there will be a genestealer cultist box? I guess stranger things have happened lately, but this seems hard to believe.

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    1. http://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Chaos-Space-Marines-Cultists

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    2. I find it amazing how many people don't know about the Cultist box.
      Or do people think that a re-spruing of the snap fit models doesn't count?
      There is a box for cultist, it isn't good, but there is one.

      Besides when was GW ever logical about what gets what?

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    3. The problem with the Cultist box is there's no flamer or stubber, no champions and contains three with autopistol and two with autorifle.
      Not many people run mixed squads you'd need to purchase half a dozen boxes to get a standard squad.

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    4. you can't really say that the present mini cultist box is really a proper box, it is clearly just designed to bolster Dark Vengeance.

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    5. It's a crappy box so people ignore it even exists. No variation, I just buy catachans cause they are buff and ruthless looking. A little conversion here and there and blamo we got some cultists that look legit.

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    6. "This box DOES NOT EXIST"
      "dude it's right here"
      "THAT DOESN'T COUNT"

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    7. It's a crappy box so people ignore it even exists. No variation, I just buy catachans cause they are buff and ruthless looking. A little conversion here and there and blamo we got some cultists that look legit.

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    8. ROFL. It exists, and its crappy. Enough said.

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    9. I for one am looking to go 3ed party as having my cultists look like clones is no good for me add in the lack of heavy weapons in the box it was a waste of time to make

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    10. I for one am looking to go 3ed party as having my cultists look like clones is no good for me add in the lack of heavy weapons in the box it was a waste of time to make

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    11. I swear, if GW took a dump in a box and labeled it as a plastic SoB squad, people would be on here arguing that we literally had plastic SoB box.

      I'm pretty sure that by this point anyone who wanted bulk cultists just did what everyone else does and bought them off of Ebay. If that hilariously bad 'mini' box disappeared from the GW site, no one would miss it, and the only thing good that would come from it would be people noting the disappearance and expecting the release of a proper cultist box.

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    12. ^ my FLGS has that box at $9.90....5 guys for $10. in any human faction army $20 for 10....or multi part 20 = $100....yes clearly no value whatsoever in that kit.

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    13. How much value does it really have when you can get more models with more options via people splitting up DV sets online?

      The ONLY thing that box has going for it is that the numbers of DV splits are slowly dropping over time. Why you would pay $2/model for no heavy weapons or champion when you can get all of that for less, shipping included?

      I mean if you want to, then by all means go ahead. I'll just be over here shaking my head and laughing at you.

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    14. ^ 1. i don't use Ebay (too many rip-off merchants- had bad experiences man, like really bad) and it's fine your laughing at me as i am laughing at you now....you doofus. LOL.

      it is the cheapest way you can buy 5 human dudes for 40k without buying on Ebay that are still part of the 40k range...so keep on laughing....i have got plenty enough miniatures to NOT care if i am buying at or near retail....plus living in Australia i know i am paying more than everyone else (well beside our Canadian friends have it worse-mixed bag really) so again "Don't care" for your opinion.

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  4. This will all fit in nicely with the stuff I got from Space Hulk and Deathstorm. I have an old metal Magos already, too. :)

    ...and I don't even collect Nids. heh.

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    1. I'm in the same boat. I have both of those boxes and I collect neither nids nor Blood Angels, thought I'm thinking about starting nids.

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  5. Don't buy it. Where are my saltines. Oh, and my sisters.

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    1. I buy it. It'll be similar to the Harlequins release in terms of size and it'll give Nid players a new offshoot army they can also ally with.

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  6. God I hope they do something with the Genestealer rules. Currently Genestealers don't see much table time because their points are so horribly high for what they have.

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    1. Yeah but they may get the khorne daemonkin codex treatment with the points copy pasted. I hope you're right though

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    2. Genestealers are very fair for their stats and the stack of rules they get.

      The problem is 1) getting them into combat followed by 2) assaulting into cover. I wouldn't mind a unit taking fire IF they could actually put most of their abilities to good use when they charge. I get that they're designed to be used with a Broodlord pinning targets in place with The Horror which counters both issues but that's not cheap or that reliable. :'(

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    3. Right Mauler.... which might be why Jestar said he hopes they get revised...

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    4. I agree, but it's not like they're too expensive for their profile as a lot of people seem to think. A codex has to last into a new edition, basing unit prices on how they perform thanks to the core rules instead of their actual abilities is folly...if we get something mad like 8-10pt 'Stealers (like I've seen proposed) with WS7, I6 & 2A running about and the next BRB completely changes how units get into assault (init penalty removed, assaulting from reserves, whatever) we've suddenly got an insanely effective unit for sod-all unbalancing the codex and overshadowing all the other assault units.

      I've always said that Andy Chambers' 4th ed codex before he left GW and The Cruddace got lumbered with 'Nids is the way that Tyranids should've stayed; if the biomorph diversity of that book was mixed into today's codex we'd have a load of very flexible options balanced out by the mounting cost of adding options to each model. You want T5, Sv4+, assault grenade 'Stealers? A brood of Sv2+, T7, 5W Carnifexes? Biovores with toxin, acid & frag spore mines? Pyrovores with Torrent? That's cool, you can but they won't be cheap, as it should be.

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    5. I agree with your second point, Mailer, but stock genestealers are still a bit too expensive for how fragile they are. It always blows my mind that they don't even have stealth, too. That and something soon to the shrouded until they attack rule striking scorpions got seems kinda appropriate to me. I'm pretty confident if they do get a cult codex, genestealers will be buffed at least a bit, look at harlequins.
      I really hope the rumor of the taurox- like vehicle is true, I had actually been hoping for either that or them just b being able to take tauroxes. it just seems a good match, as a military vehicle civilians would probably be able to get their hands on.

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  7. I want to believe... But it's a Birds in the Trees rumour...

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    1. Which is code for anonymous, so i understand your trepidation. Genestealer cult is definitely coming, and I hope its more than just a board game.

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    2. As I've said before, I have no doubt that they are coming but I cannot put faith in these "box contents" as they where not from a trustworthy source.

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  8. 2 years ago plastic admech and new eldar jetbikes were the things of a fools dreams and now they're real, with the speed things are moving at at the moment I'd imagine this is highly probable. I hope it is anyway :)

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    1. Agreed. Highly probable as GW seems to be working its way through some old corners of its IP. We'll be getting squats and zoats soon.

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    2. ^ if we get squats *eye roll* then my dwarf army finally has a purpose beside collecting dust.... (and it give me a reason to keep building space craft for my space stunty merchant rogue traders)

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  9. I so hope this becomes a thing. As a massive Space Hulf fan I'm loving the idea of seeing the cult on the table again.

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  10. Limo's n Ho's with spikey hands and hoofed toes!
    :D

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  11. This has been on my wish list since I was old.enough to wish. Never thought it'd happen. But then again knights and skitarii were also on my wish list and I never thought they'd happen either.

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  12. I hope they have an interesting allies matrix.

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