Everyone in the 40k world is talking about the Genestealer Cult and how amazing they are. They have a powerful ability to appear anywhere on the board. And there’s a chance they can even assault after being placed.
Pretty strong right?
In missions where you have to capture random objectives all over the board they’re really strong. But in missions where you only have 2 objectives their ability to be placed on the board becomes so much less powerful. And you can take advantage of their weaknesses.
I just played against them for the first time and I thought I’d share some tactics that worked well.
Yesterday I went back to Enchanted Grounds and played another Imperial Fists (1,250) & Blood Angels (1,750) VS Iron Warriors (3,000).
Lists were pretty similar with the big exception that the Iron Warriors player saved enough points to take Perturabo, primarch of the Iron Warriors. This was the first time I ever fought a primarch.
Perturabo and his bodyguard of terminators were held in reserve so I decided to march my 10 man terminator squad + Lysander right up the middle to take on the Leviathans.
Lysander & his squad did great. They took down one leviathan in two rounds of combat and a lascannon from the devastator squad rolled a 6 on the penetrating hits table and blew up the other leviathan.
Perturabo deep strikes in our back field right behind my rhino and an objective.
I figured with some shooting from the devastator squad and the tactical squad with a grav cannon, flamer, and disintegration rifle that we could do something. My allies sanguinary guard deep struck and were going to shoot their bolters and charge in.
We should be able to do something right?
We killed one. One. And that was from the disintegration rifle that also killed himself. *sigh*
The sanguinary guard charged in and killed one terminator. They were killed to a man.
Ouch. That could have gone better.
Next turn the terminators break off from Perturabo. The terminators go after some blood angels and Perturabo pulls off a 12″ charge to get into combat with my devastators. Ouch.
That half of our deployment zone was secure. Now it’s just a crater.
Next turn Perturabo needs to control the objective that the terminators are sitting on.
He pulls off another insanely long charge and does his best. He survived 3 rounds of combat before he fell to Lysander & his terminators.
Perturabo is a beast. The objectives made my opponent split up Perturabo & his retinue. If he didn’t have to do that it would be a been a very bloody fight at the end.
There isn’t much that can survive 3 rounds of combat against that many terminators but a primarch is one of them. Can’t wait to fight more.
I love having a Games Workshop here in Denver. But I wanted to try some of the friendly local game stores to play more types of games. So I went to Enchanted Grounds which is a game store & coffee shop. Amazing.
I joined in a game that was about to start. And we turned it into Imperial Fists (1,250) & Blood Angels (1,750) vs Iron Warriors. (2,600).