3 Jul 2017

Genestealer Cult - Armoured Sentinel

Hi Readers, thanks for dropping by. Here is my latest addition to my slowly growing Genestealer Cult, a good friend of mine Dark Canon bought me this for Christmas so it was about time I completed it, even if it is Xenos infected scum! (He is an ardent Dark Angel Loyalist! - Rob at 30KPlus40K has painted up his force for when he returns from far afield with work, I look forward to facing them in their 8th 2W incarnation).
The Genestealer Cult rules allowed these to outflank, so three armed with Plasma Cannons can be a right surprise and pain for the enemy. I'll have to look up the new Cult rules for 8th... I used an icon from the Genestealer Cult Upgrade Sprue to denote its allegiance, and magnetised the weapons.
Here is the Plasma Cannon, I trimmed the cables and added the Laser Power Pack piece as this fits better with the interchangeable weapons. The colours reflect the choice of Hivefleet too, Hivefleet Kraken.
Here is the Autocannon, I envisage only arming with either Plasma Cannons (was Blast) or multi shot weapons to counter the low BS.
And also the stock Multilaser in case points are tight. I refrained from painting the Lascannon as a single shot would miss knowing my luck. The missile launcher will be used as a Cyclone Missile Launcher on a future Termie, the Flamer is a waste, better fitted to Scout Sentinels.
I desecrated the Aquila too, Emperor forgive me ;)    The horned skull on the base was a bit I found in my bits box from eons ago, from my original Skeleton Warriors box set from the eighties, the horse head and two horse tails stuck on as horns, lol. Cheers for dropping by, cheers, Siph.

12 comments:

  1. I do like that a lot! I was planning on doing my GSC in red, though a bit more subdues than this one - how easy was the sentinel to magnetise?

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  2. That looks well, only thing I can note is the red on the weapons in particular the plasma cannon doesn't seem to match the main hull. Could be a lighting thing though.

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  3. @ Nick, yes mate, really easy.

    @ Rory, it's the light for some reason, the Feet, Weapons and Body are all Khorne Red painted over black and highlighted Blood Red.

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  4. A pack of three is always good.

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  5. Looking good Siph.

    Don't feel bad about the Aquila, your daemon lovin' marines do that already.

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  6. I dig it! That's a brutal paint scheme - Very cool!

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  7. Col H, how dare you! Ha ha

    Mordian, thanks mate. As Zzzzzz says, two more yet to buy and add.

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  8. I want one! Why is the flamer a waste? Just curious, I've never actually played my GSC (for shame!)

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  9. @ Monkeychuka, the Scout Sentinel comes with a Heavy Flamer so it you are getting that up close and personal, you might as well buy three Scout Sentinels for cheaper points as the extra Armour on this variant won't save you either. Flamers in general in 8th are quite good, but the range still means you are having to get within the charge range of the enemy to use them.

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  10. Flamers all day. They even knock planes out of the sky in this edition (hilarious)

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  11. @ Gregg, not knocking Flamers, but why on an Armoured Sentinel, if I want Flamers I'll buy Scout Sentinels for 5pts cheaper each.

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  12. I don't know the differences between the two to make any argument one way or another!

    I'd say the autocannon is probably your best bet, since you'll have double the chances to miss! :)

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