N17 Genestealer Cult Gang Updated

Discussion in 'Tribe News' started by DerekDecker, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. DerekDecker

    DerekDecker Ganger

    #1 DerekDecker, Aug 13, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2018
  2. Sethmerlin666

    Sethmerlin666 Gang Hero
    Honored Tribesman Yak Comp 1st Place

    An actual update! Fixes the 3rd arm issue and also expanded psychic powers
     
  3. DerekDecker

    DerekDecker Ganger

    The familiar is dirt cheap for a pretty godlike dodge ability. And it's common too.


    On the other note, Demo Charge is now more expensive.
     
    #3 DerekDecker, Aug 13, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2018
  4. Ben_S

    Ben_S Hive Guilder
    Honored Tribesman

    I'd seen the new models, but missed the rules update, so thanks for that.

    Nice to see a number of points cleared up/updated. Though I note they still have wargear, rather than equipment.
     
  5. AmadeoUK

    AmadeoUK Juve

    Two types of leader, one psychic one combat focused. Clearer and slightly cheaper implementation of third arms. The fighter-type weapon restrictions are just gone. Aberrants now have a 5" movement, can use any close combat weapons and armour, but no other wargear, and they can become specialists.

    The HWL is expanded slightly, though bone swords and lash whips appear to have been removed.

    Oh my.
     
  6. RedRowan

    RedRowan Juve

    Nice to see this has been updated. New models are looking very cool.

    Steve
     
  7. TopsyKretts

    TopsyKretts Gang Hero

    This looks proper! You can have leaders with heavy weapons now?!?
     
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  8. Gunkaiser

    Gunkaiser Ganger

    Removing the Primus/Acolyte Hybrid leader weapons is definitely a blow.

    It's also disappointing that I can't take an Acolyte leader with Wyrd powers in this version. Otherwise it's good stuff.
     
  9. Guerre

    Guerre Ganger

    They have Personal Equipment rather than the small wargear heading.
     
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  10. Ben_S

    Ben_S Hive Guilder
    Honored Tribesman

    Ah, you're right, it was the larger category that changed.
     
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  11. Chitriel

    Chitriel Ganger

    But Neophyte Hybrids can no longer have heavy weapons. Now only the leades and Acolyte Hybrids can have heavy weapons, even though these models don't come with heavy weapons. That is rather unusual for GW
     
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  12. dwickham

    dwickham New Member

    Maybe we'll see some errata to fix that soon, hopefully it was just overlooked by whoever updated the rules.
     
  13. TopsyKretts

    TopsyKretts Gang Hero

    Yes that's definitely a mistake. I guess you would have to merge the good parts from both versions...
     
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  14. TopsyKretts

    TopsyKretts Gang Hero

    I always wanted to get both in the original version, but paying for secondary skill was very expensive! Now I can have 2 and choose good level-ups.

    If you lose your adept psyker leader, you can never get another psyker in your gang? So the wyrd power is basically a time limited bonus to fresh gangs? Unless you hide your leader in the corner every game and bottle as soon as any enemies gets close.
     
  15. SumpRat

    SumpRat Gang Champion

    Acolytes alone having heavy weapons make sense with Champions from every other group being the only ones who can take heavy.

    You can easily make an ‘acolyte’ from the regular box, complete with three arms and weird head.
     
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  16. TopsyKretts

    TopsyKretts Gang Hero

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  17. Well, not really a problem. Now you can have "later generations" acolytes. So in practice a GSC champion can look like a neophyte.
     
  18. TopsyKretts

    TopsyKretts Gang Hero

    In skill table, is there a mistake for "Specialist - Neophyte Acolyte"? Does this only apply to neophytes who have been upgraded to acolytes? What about non-acolyte neophyte specialists?
     
  19. Guerre

    Guerre Ganger

    "When a fighter is promoted in this way, their Type is changed to Cult Alpha if they are an early generation hybrid, or Cult Adept if they are a later generation hybrid, and from now on they count as a Leader for determining which equipment and skill sets they can access. Their characteristics do not change."
    The type changes so you gain access to psyker abilities and are a psyker if you get an adept leading the group. So long as a later generation hybrid takes up the mantle they will become an adept.
     
    #19 Guerre, Aug 13, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2018
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  20. TopsyKretts

    TopsyKretts Gang Hero

    Nice, thanks!
     
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