The Greater Good Faction Focus – Genestealer Cults

There is a canker that grows across the Imperium, rarely noticed until it’s too late – the Genestealer Cults. Now, with the release of The Greater Good, these insidious cells will have a range of new tools with which to overthrow their oppressors.

Cult Creeds

Feeling downtrodden? Crushed by the relentless yoke of the Imperial machine? Ever thought that joining a Genestealer Cult would solve all your problems but you’ve never managed to find the right one? Well, now you can start your own! The Greater Good lets you create your own Cult Creed by selecting any two rules from a comprehensive list.

Do you like the speed and manoeuvrability of Atalan Jackals but wish that they, and the Jackal Alphus, could move and still shoot at full efficiency? Then choose the Agile Outriders rule, which was originally only available to cultists from The Rusted Claw.

But what if you wanted to combine it with a way to make psychic powers more reliable? Well, add Unnatural Symbiosis to your Cult Creed and your psykers will be dishing out powers left, right and centre. As an added bonus, re-rolling those 1s will mean you’re less likely to suffer Perils of the Warp too. Truly a blessing from the Star Children!

Speaking of psychic powers…

Cult Psychic Powers

For those players who prefer to use one of the six best-known Genestealer Cults, you now have access to a new psychic power, which can be taken instead of generating one from the Broodmind discipline. Fans of the gene-splicing Twisted Helix can give their warriors an unnatural blessing with Mutagenic Deviation. Use this on your Purestrain Genestealers to easily cut through enemy infantry.

Psychic powers aren’t enough for a successful revolution though, you’ll also need some new tactics.

Stratagems

Before the release of Codex: Genestealer Cults last year, the followers of the Star Children had to resort to taking the blue denim trousers of their enemies as a legitimate tactic.* The Greater Good adds an array of new Stratagems to those found in the codex. Combine Prepared Ambush with a unit of 20 Neophyte Hybrids to unleash a hail of autogun fire on your enemies.

This is just one from a collection of Stratagems that will allow you to easily show the truth to any who would deny the divine nature of the Star Children.


The Greater Good is available for pre-order on Saturday, alongside a new Start Collecting! Genestealer Cults box and the Kelermorph, who is available on his own for the first time. In the meantime, learn just how insidious Genestealer Cults can be by reading the Black Library book Cult of the Spiral Dawn.


* Oh no, wait, that was the jeans stealer cults!

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