Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report: Thousand Sons vs Genestealer Cults 2000pts

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Bone brings out a whole Cabal of Sorcerers, but have the allied forces of three different Genestealer Cults Awakened enough to confront the Heretic Astartes!?

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The Army Lists are: 

Thousand Sons

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Chaos – Thousand Sons) ++

Cults of the Legion: Cult of Prophecy

+ HQ +

Daemon Prince of Tzeentch: Gaze of Fate, Guided by the Whispers, Infernal Gateway, Malefic talon, Warlord, Wings

Daemon Prince of Tzeentch: Diabolic Strength, Malefic talon, Wings

+ Troops +

Rubric Marines
Aspiring Sorcerer: Force stave, Inferno Bolt Pistol
9x Rubric Marine w/ Inferno Boltgun

Rubric Marines
Aspiring Sorcerer: Force stave, Inferno Bolt Pistol
9x Rubric Marine w/ Inferno Boltgun

Tzaangors: Brayhorn
Twistbray: Tzaangor blades
24x Tzaangor w/ Tzaangor Blades

+ Elites +

Scarab Occult Terminators: Hellfyre Missile Rack
Scarab Occult Sorcerer: Force stave, Power sword
6x Terminator: 6x Inferno Combi-bolter, 6x Powersword

Tzaangor Shaman: Force stave

+ Fast Attack +

Tzaangor Enlightened: Aviarch, 8x Enlightened, Fatecaster greatbows

++ Supreme Command Detachment +1CP (Chaos – Thousand Sons) ++

Cults of the Legion: Cult of Prophecy

+ HQ +

Ahriman on Disc of Tzeentch

Exalted Sorcerer on Disc of Tzeentch: Force stave, Helm of the Third Eye, Inferno Bolt Pistol

Exalted Sorcerer on Disc of Tzeentch: Force stave, Inferno Bolt Pistol

Exalted Sorcerer on Disc of Tzeentch: Force stave, Inferno Bolt Pistol

++ Total: [123 PL, 1,998pts] ++

Genestealer Cults

++ Battalion Detachment ++

Cult Creed: Seasoned Enforcers & Workers Uprising

+ HQ +

Patriarch: Warlord – Shadow Stalker, Relic- Amulet of the Voidwyrm, Mental Onslaught, Might From Beyond

Acolyte Iconward

+ Troops +

Neophyte Hybrids
Neophyte Leader: Autopistol, Chainsword
2x Neophyte Hybrid: Mining Lasers
Neophyte Hybrid: Grenade Launcher
Neophyte Hybrid: Webber
5x Neophyte Hybrid: Autoguns

Neophyte Hybrids
Neophyte Leader: Autopistol, Chainsword
2x Neophyte Hybrid: Mining Lasers
Neophyte Hybrid: Grenade Launcher
Neophyte Hybrid: Webber
5x Neophyte Hybrid: Autoguns

Neophyte Hybrids
Neophyte Leader: Autopistol, Chainsword
2x Neophyte Hybrid: Mining Lasers
Neophyte Hybrid: Grenade Launcher
Neophyte Hybrid: Webber
5x Neophyte Hybrid: Autoguns

Neophyte Hybrids
Neophyte Leader: Autopistol, Chainsword
2x Neophyte Hybrid: Seismic Cannons
Neophyte Hybrid: Grenade Launcher
Neophyte Hybrid: Webber
5x Neophyte Hybrid: Autoguns

Neophyte Hybrids
Neophyte Leader: Autopistol, Chainsword
2x Neophyte Hybrid: Seismic Cannons
Neophyte Hybrid: Grenade Launcher
Neophyte Hybrid: Webber
5x Neophyte Hybrid: Autoguns

+ Elites +

Kelermorph

Sanctus: Relic – The Gift from Beyond, Silencer Sniper Rifle

++ Battalion Detachment ++

Cult Creed: Cult of the Four-Armed Emperor

+ HQ +

Abominant: Relic- Scourge of Distant Stars

Magus: Broodcoven- Inscrutable Cunning, Mass Hypnosis, Undermine

Primus: Broodcoven- Alien Majesty

+ Troops +

Acolyte Hybrids: Cult Icon
Acolyte Leader
2x Acolyte Hybrid: Heavy Rock Saws
12x Acolyte Hybrid

Acolyte Hybrids: Cult Icon
Acolyte Leader
2x Acolyte Hybrid: Heavy Rock Saws
12x Acolyte Hybrid

Acolyte Hybrids: Cult Icon
Acolyte Leader
2x Acolyte Hybrid: Heavy Rock Saws
12x Acolyte Hybrid

+ Elites +

Aberrants
Aberrant Hypermorph: Heavy Power Hammer
5x Aberrant: Power Picks
2x Aberrant: Heavy Power Hammers

Clamavus

Nexos

++ Outrider Detachment ++

Cult Creed: Rusted Claw

+ HQ +

Jackal Alphus

+ Fast Attack +

Achilles Ridgerunner: Heavy Mining Laser,2x Heavy Stubber, Flare Launcher

Atalan Jackals
Atalan Leader: Demolition Charge, Shotgun
4x Atalan Jackal: Demolition Charges, Shotguns

Atalan Jackals
Atalan Leader: Grenade Launcher, Shotgun
4x Atalan Jackal: Autopistols, Cultist Knifes

++ Total: 2,000pts ++



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Ankharius
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Ankharius

Hey, I’m wondering why don’t you have 2 different cults on the detachments? That seems like a simple power increase considering you can only use that Psychic power once? :/ 🙂 I’m also wondering why you don’t have 3 detachments (1 Batt, 1 Van, 1 Sup.Comm)? 2x 5 Termis + Tz Shaman + 1 of the Sup. Command Characters (Or a Hellbrute) & drop the Enlightened? Easy to squeeze points from the Battalion & again, gives you simple power increase, like Chef’s GSC army… 😕 🙂 Can you drop the Tzaangors & take 2×5 + 1×20 Rubrics with 2 S’Reapers… Read more »

Ankharius
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Ankharius

Loving the 3 detachments with 3 separate Cult traits! Wish you guys would do this more often… especially when you usually run single Faction lists 😉
I understand it’s confusing (for you guys especially, never mind us) & a bit gamey and exploitative, but when using certain armies it does add another level and make them more viable e.g. GSC, ‘Nids, CSM, Drukhari, Harlequins, ‘Crons etc.

Stefan Meertens
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Stefan Meertens

Really enjoyed watching the game! I ran GSC against a couple of invulnerable save heavy armies and it is a nuisance! it really stifles the army. I have to say though is my patriarch rarely Whiffs, the Voidwyrm amulet gives him a 4 up invul, and then run him with a group of hybrids to pass off wounds and you’re golden. Also Chef why didn’t you use the 1CP infantry reinforcement Stratagem? Really messes with your opponent that when they don’t fully kill your squad all a sudden here are D6 hybrids back again.

Nathan Whitchurch
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Nathan Whitchurch

Chef, I have the same issue with the Patriarch. On paper he looks like such a beast, but he never does anything for me. He whiffs all the time, or kills a model and then dies horribly in the return attacks with his fairly low toughness 5 and reliance almost always on his 5+ invuln. He looks far scarier then he is to the point where my regular opponents actively ignore it. I have roughly 50 games in now with my GSC and he is just a let down every game. Recently I have even tried running a Locus with… Read more »

Samuel Aster
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Samuel Aster

I just have a question regarding the new faq for the thousand sons as i am very new to the army. What was exactly the mistake they made in the rules so that it had to be faq’d?

michael swain
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michael swain

GSC have some cool tricks, but they have been utterly nerfed because they are a deepstriking army. Yet other armies like Blood Angels and Grey Knights can run that strategy to massive success without penalty. Either the points come down on their hard hitting units that got nerfed last patch or they will likely be necrons in terms of competitive…. 1-2 choice builds centering around 1-3 units…. GSC non competitively though are a really fun army and give exciting games to opponents. The other thing I like about the CA is it makes the transports, vehicles and stuff more tempting… Read more »

Tropic Thunder
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Tropic Thunder

Thanks for the game showcasing the GSC updates from PA: TGG. Much appreciated! As someone who has GSC and runs Rusted Claw exclusively, it was interesting to see some of the custom build options available to the army. Chef, I do have a strategy question re: your list that I wanted your feedback on. Why did you leave the Cult Ambushed Atalan Jackal unit that threw the Demo Charges where they were? You had the option to move as if it was your movement phase immediately after their shooting was complete and make a beeline for the back corner of… Read more »

Enhanced Ignorance
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Enhanced Ignorance

Not done with the batrep yet just wanted to comment and say that y’all are killing the shoe game.

Rickey Kia
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Rickey Kia

I’ve seen some success with a brood brother detachment with tank commanders. It will help possible get that turn 1 first strike — or you can even run a spearhead with some artillery (manticore/2x wyvern with Master of Ordinance.

Jörn Stolzenberg
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Jörn Stolzenberg

Nice Game Boyz ! I love the Thousand Sons!
You make my Day today

CPT-BIRDSEYE
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CPT-BIRDSEYE

Hows the sigmar stuff coming along ?

I have recently took the plunge and looking forward to some quality!

Eden Stone
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Music at the start is just outstanding

Eidein
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Eidein

Here I was, after a good meal and with a huge bowl of coffee in my hands, and in front of me I had a ranty Chef. I can’t imagine a better way to spend a saturday night! All jokes aside, I always enjoy those moments: while there are topics I don’t fully agree with you all (but this is tied with the slightly different way the game is played where I live, 1500 pt lists w/o Forge World) I find your reasoning sound and well articulated. I believe it’s necessary to be as vocal and clear as possible with… Read more »

Charles Quintanilla
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As a primarily GSC player my feelings are best summed up thusly:

As a kid on Christmas you see everyone unwrapping these awesome presents and you can’t wait until it’s your turn to open yours. But then once you do each present you open disappoints you more than the last until by the end your smile is forced and you think “well a couple things are okay but geez…”

Matthew Price
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Matthew Price

Bone, Brother. As a subscriber for a few months and looking over the back catalogue, your weight loss is amazing. Keep it up brother, and the loss of the tash is a great thing.

Mozno1
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Mozno1

Every time I see this TS army on TtT I fall in love with them a little more. Beautiful models!
Oh yeah, the report wasnt bad either… 🙂

Jesper Thomas Hansen
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Jesper Thomas Hansen

Can we have a weekly rant with Chef plz? Just 1-2 hours ranting about 40k that would be nice

Marvinmega
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Marvinmega

Really cool battle report and it shows clearly that the “Build it yourself” creeds are most there for fluff. Looking at the stratagems the psychic one is really cool and the ones affecting ridge runners are great as some competitive lists are using 6+ ridge runners to clear the screens away before hopping in. I think that two units of 3 ridgerunners supported by a jackal alpha and a primus with “pick two targets to reroll ones” stratagem can make a huge dent in any army. It’s 558 points, shoots about 12 lascannons and 36 heavy stubbers on 3+ and… Read more »

Jens Hillefall
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Jens Hillefall

Gw should make more use of the leadership value. an interesting idea I had was to use it in CC to see if you can run away or are forced to stay in combat. It’s one of the biggest disadvantages melee army’s have. You get into combat, does not get the wrap, next turn the opponent just steps out of combat and then the cc unit die. Use the leadership value to see if they are allowed to back away, suddenly ld-modifiers will become very interesting. As of today does anyone care about +1 ld..shire it’s a nice bonus if… Read more »

Kbarnes2
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Kbarnes2

It’s a shame that the new gsc stuff is so weak sauce, probably due to it being written when gsc were punching everyone’s face in. More than anything else, it’s just a real shame that it didn’t add in ANY reason to take actual genestealers; i mean, why not give the name sake of the army a cool “super-doctrine” style rule or something…