40K: Genestealer Cult Products Spotted

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The Day of Reckoning is at hand – The Genestealer Cult is here! Come see the first wave of products coming this weekend.

Looks like someone got a hold of a few items a little earlier than the rest of us!

via tetrisphreak

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Wow! First off, I LOVE the cover! It looks fantastic. Now lets break down these boxes a bit:

Acolyte Hybrids Box:

  • Well at least we now have those Tyranid Weapons confirmed and also the big “Buzz Saw” thing.
  • These are very clearly NOT the same models from the Deathwatch: Overkill game.
  • That one guy in the back has BUNDLES OF DYNAMITE!

Neophyte Hybrids Box:

  • These are the later Generation Cultists for sure.
  • Cool Icon/Standard Bearer.
  • The Mining Laser is back and appears to have a Bi-Pod to support it.
  • Lots of Shotguns and Autoguns, reminds me of Chaos Cultists. (Side note: OHHH we gotta have a Cultist throw down now!)
  • I see the Heavy Stubber for another heavy weapon option.
  • The “leader” model has a Mining Pick and a strange gun…hey, so does that other guy on the right side…
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So that could totally be a flamer but the “canisters” look off as well as the nozzle. You know what that reminds me of:

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A Web Pistol! I haven’t seen of of those in ages. Eh, it’s probably just a hand flamer though, right? I mean, it’s not like Games Workshop went all the way back into the annals of their gaming history to pull a new release out from “Nostalgia Town”… Oh wait.

 

So who’s excited for the Genestealer Cult!? Raise all 3 hands if you’re with me! Yes, even the Rending Claw hand, it’s okay Timmy.

  • John Starck Cadice

    WEBBERS!

    • Myu

      ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Yeah, I’m really hoping for a web pistol… If you’re going to do a nostalgia army, go all the way!

    • Ross Allan

      Well, a lot of stuff has come back since the 3rd Ed Cull of Banality….Conversion Beamers, Thudd Guns and Mole Mortars (albeit united in the Thunderfire Cannon), and I’m continuing to appreciate their recent attempts to recover their roots.

    • Aezeal

      Arent they called netters?

  • BartTP

    Ok, human cultists WHERE?

  • rakshasa

    some more cultists for my chaos army!

    • Nubu

      I was thinking about the same thing. These are perfectly ok mutant cultists.

  • Ross Allan

    Well, I’ve been dusting off the old memory cells, and I’m fairly certain…

    1. Totally Webbers. A weapon well suited to Genestealer Cults for purpose of ‘press ganging’

    2. Fairly certain this is the first time they’ve actually been realised I in mode form?

    • georgelabour

      IIRC one of the necroumunda weapon packs had one in it.

  • Sam Nolton

    Considering the Primus already has a Needle Pistol (another pseudo-archaic Rogue Trader era weapon), I can totally see a web pistol being the case!

  • nurglitch

    The Mad Bomber that bombs at midnight!

  • Paul Jan

    less thrilled with the pricing of the acolyte hybrids. I forsee a lot of kitbash combinations with the overkill box

  • Stanton Brown

    Do you think they will have a Start Collecting box?

    • Bryan Ruhe

      I hope so. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Bryan Ruhe

    Pretty sure the heavy weapon on legs is not a mining laser – it looks pretty different and is being operated by a guy with only two arms. If you read the Deathwatch: Overkill book, you’ll know that the Mining Laser was designed to require three arms (either a human with a servo-arm or a mutant).

    That, combined with the facts that 1) the business end looks different and 2) the classic Genestealer Hybrids had access to the Conversion Beamer, I can only hope that the weapon is indeed a CONVERSION BEAMER! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Bryan Ruhe

      …and I gotta say that Neophyte head with the rebreather is awesome.

    • Haighus

      I was thinking the same thing, it is either a conversion beamer, or perhaps a cryocannon based on the pale blue crystal on the end and the blue vents. Both of which could have a mining application.

      • Bryan Ruhe

        I guess there’s a rumored “Seismic Cannon?” I suppose that’s what the weapon is.

        • Haighus

          Is there? That is probably it then.

  • Krizzab

    Martyr Cultist spotted!

    • Haighus

      It is holding a detonator in its third hand, so I think they are demolition charges for it to throw. Which often works out as a suicide weapon anyway with 6″ range…

      • EnTyme

        Someone on Dakkadakka came up with a great idea: Give the charges to one, and the detonator to another. See just how dedicated these guys really are to the cause.

  • Andrew

    Wait are these actually new miniatures and not reboxings of the stuff from the boardgame?

    • Alpharius

      Yes!

  • Imrahil

    It all looks just wonderful! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Dan Wilson

    I smell slaaneshi cultists!

  • Ben_S

    “This multi-part plastic box set contains all the components necessary to
    assemble 10 Genestealer Cult Neophyte Hybrids, armed with autoguns,
    autopistols and blasting charges. Any model can replace their autogun
    with a shotgun โ€“ 10 are included โ€“ and 2 models can take special weapons
    chosen from a seismic cannon, heavy stubber or mining laser.

    One model can be upgraded to a Neophyte Leader, armed with either a web
    pistol, autopistol or bolt pistol and a chainsword, power pick or close
    combat weapon. One model can take a Cult icon.

    Supplied with 10 Citadel 25mm Round bases and 2 Citadel 32mm Round bases.”

    Source: New Zealand

    • euansmith

      10 shotguns! Groovy!

    • Balazra

      Well that Maxmini getting some of my money for extra torsos and legs so I can get 20 from a box ๐Ÿ™‚ perfect or maybe I’ll grab a box of guard dependent on the exchange rate ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • CF

    I went to the New Zealand site to check stuff out … there’s an alternate head in the Metamorphs box that has a ball-sack for a chin. Never gonna use that head.

    • Bayne MacGregor

      It’s the acid biomorph, you’ll find one on the genestealer sprue and acarnifex head too.

  • Ghaniman
    • polyquaternium7

      we procastinators thank you

  • Edouard Decaen

    I am wet…

  • Alex Rowley

    Why are these things up on NZ but not UK? I want to waste my money already dammit.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      NZ starts the day earlier than the UK and the US.

    • mysterex

      Buy from NZ and pay NZ prices. That should help on the wasting front.

  • web pistol confirmed. now I need to buy me some cultists.

  • Aaron Elvis Pearce

    Need to know the allies matrix prior to getting excited!

  • Fincas Khalmoril

    All hail the four-armed Emperor! That’s already better than I had hoped for! New Neophytes and Hybrids. Now please, please, please do give us a decent Coven limousine!

  • Myu

    That cover is really nice

  • Marko Gorupic

    On the games workshop website you can change the currency to New Zealand / English and it shows you all of the genestealer stuff