Tabletop Spotlight: Goliath

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The Tabletop Spotlight is on the Goliath!

Our Friends from Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy brought over the brand new Genestealer Cult Goliath kit for us to take a look at – and it lives up to the hype!

The Goliath box is a multi-part plastic kit that allows you to create 1 model – either the Goliath or the Goliath Rockgrinder. While the kit itself has been condensed down to only 2 spures, the amount of bits packed on each sprue is pretty impressive.

via Games Workshop

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I’m really digging this look of this new vehicle. I had hoped that it would be a limo, much like a lot of the other old school fans of the Genestealer Cults, but I’m disappointed with the Goliath by any means. It fits better with the lore that the Cults are a “working-class” army. This idea is cleverly expressed in the design of the Goliath – it’s a utility vehicle with guns mounted on it. And not just regular guns, a few of the options are re-purposed mining equipment. The Rockgrinder is an even stronger example of this concept. It’s a mining vehicle that is now a warmachine.

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Personally, I want to get my hands on this kit to build and paint. I haven’t gotten to assemble it yet but it’s definitely on my list of things to pick-up. Because of all the extra bits, it looks like a slightly more complicated build some of the other models in the Games Workshop line. Thankfully the instructions are pretty easy to follow. Now I just need to decided if I want to magnetize the dozer blade or not…wish me luck!

Goliath Truck $60

99120117002_goliath09Infinitely adaptable, hard-wearing and rugged, the Goliath Truck is a mainstay of the Genestealer Cults. Fast and manoeuvrable, it bounces around the battlefield laying down walls of gunfire, heavy stubbers and autocannons ablaze. Once dedicated to the shadows, the crew manning the Goliath – proudly emblazoned with insignia of the Cult – now do everything in their power to get as close to the enemy, screaming rapidly across even the most hostile terrain to slam open their cargo compartment and disgorge broods of up to 10 scuttling Hybrids.

Cause we got a little ol’ convoy / Rockin’ through the night. / Yeah, we got a little ol’ convoy, / Ain’t she a beautiful sight?

  • ZeeLobby

    Man, that $60 price tag. Seems to be a little too much. Especially since it lacks the style and sophistication of a limo…

    • Orangecoke

      And it’s actually quite small – I wish it was a big larger. That said, I bought two so far….

      • ZeeLobby

        Yeah, I saw some pics of it near other vehicles and thought it looked small for the price.

        • Orangecoke

          AND they don’t give you any decals (genestealer icons or whatever). They kinda skimped, for the price.

  • david

    The big question is ,can it take the standard dozer blade?
    Looking at the “truck” version, I think it can.
    I’d like to do one of these as a military utility vehicle similar to the old UNIMOG.

    • georgelabour

      Neither the Goliath Truck nor the Rockgrinder can make use of the cult vehicle upgrades list.

      So no dozer blades, HK missiles or extra stubbers/storm bolters for them.

      pages 69, 83, and 84 if you want to double check that once you get a chance to peek at the codex.

  • Bryan Ruhe

    “I’m disappointed with the Goliath by any means.”

    PLEASE PROOFREAD

    • ZeeLobby

      He could honestly be disappointed. I’d have preferred limo mobsters as well :D.

  • ZeeLobby

    New Magnus!!!

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    Model is pretty cool, though image is super blurry. But gosh darn GW and their detail bedazzler gun. Those wing symbols just look horrible.

    • Andrew Thomas

      Looks neat, but I just don’t know how they’re going to pull off his ability to alter his perceived might on the battlefield.

      • ZeeLobby

        No scatter D-blasts, 10 a turn. They might as well go the full mileage.

  • orionburn

    I’m loving pretty much everything they’ve rolled out for the Cult. That being said it’s going to hurt being a horde army and some of these price points. I know it’s a new army but really hope GW does a big box set for these guys with a decent price break.

    As to the model itself I really love it. Just wish this would have come in at a max price point of $50.

  • Lord Solar Mac

    Love the army, not the price tag associated with it. Kind of unfair for a horde army to have to invest about a dollar per point. Hopefully a “start collecting” box is on the horizon.

    Wishing for a Goliath, 10x neophytes, 5x acolytes/metamorphs, and who cares about what character! Please GW! I would buy probably 6 to 8 of those things!