Genestealer Cults vs Tyranids 2000pts | Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report

Avatar The Chef October 23, 202145  38 45 Likes

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It’s a civil war as Jinx and the Tyranids descend to claim a world, but will Chef and the Genestealer Cults have buyers remorse in this savage game that comes right down to the wire!

00:00 Intro

01:30 Tyranid Army List

05:01 Genestealer Cult Army List

09:01 Mission – Retrieval Mission

09:58 Game Intro

11:28 Game

2:27:44 Just leave the camera running I guess…

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The Army Lists are:

Genestealer Cults

++ Battalion Detachment ++

Cult Creed: The Rusted Claw

+ HQ +

Patriarch: Warlord-Shadow Stalker, Powers- Mental Onslaught, Might From Beyond

Primus: Broodcoven- Alien Majesty

Magus: Broodcoven- Entropic Touch, Powers- Mass Hypnosis, Mind Control

+ Troops +

15x Acolyte Hybrids: Cult Icon
Acolyte Leader: Rending Claw, Cultist Knife, Autopistol
8x Acolyte Hybrid: Rending Claw, Cultist Knife, Autopistol
6x Acolyte Hybrid: Heavy Rock Saw, Autopistol

5x Acolyte Hybrids
Acolyte Leader: Rending Claw, Cultist Knife, Autopistol
4x Acolyte Hybrid: Rending Claw, Cultist Knife, Autopistol

5x Acolyte Hybrids
Acolyte Leader: Rending Claw, Cultist Knife, Autopistol
4x Acolyte Hybrid: Rending Claw, Cultist Knife, Autopistol

10x Neophyte Hybrids
Neophyte Leader: Chainsword, Auto Pistol
2x Neophyte Hybrid: Grenade Launchers
2x Neophyte Hybrid: Mining Lasers
5x Neophyte Hybrid: Autoguns

10x Neophyte Hybrids
Neophyte Leader: Chainsword, Auto Pistol
2x Neophyte Hybrid: Grenade Launchers
2x Neophyte Hybrid: Mining Lasers
5x Neophyte Hybrid: Autoguns

10x Neophyte Hybrids
Neophyte Leader: Chainsword, Auto Pistol
2x Neophyte Hybrid: Grenade Launchers
2x Neophyte Hybrid: Mining Lasers
5x Neophyte Hybrid: Autoguns

+ Elites +

8x Aberrants
Hypermorph: Heavy Power Hammer
2x Aberrants: Heavy Power Hammers
5x Aberrants: Power Picks

Biophagus

Kelermorph: Relic- Oppressor’s Bane

+ Fast Attack +

3x Achilles Ridgerunners: 3x Heavy Mining Lasers, 3x Flare Launchers

5x Atalan Jackals
Atalan Leader: Demolition Charge, Grenade Launcher
4x Atalan Jackal: Demolition Charge, Shotgun

+ Heavy Support +

Goliath Rockgrinder: Clearance Incinerator

Goliath Rockgrinder: Clearance Incinerator

+ Dedicated Transport +

Goliath Truck

Goliath Truck

Goliath Truck

++ Total:1,998pts ++

Tyranids

++ PENDING ++



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Robin Blackwell
Robin Blackwell(@robinblackwell)
1 month ago

The Chef/Jinx banter is strong in this one

Philippe Boulanger
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Philippe Boulanger(@philippe_boulanger)
1 month ago

That was fun !

Chef, do you have a gripe against 9th codices rules (and if so, what is the problem in your opinion) or is it just that not all of them are out ?

Cortland Toschlog-Green
Cortland Toschlog-Green(@cortland-toschlog-green)
1 month ago

Wouldn’t Shadow in the Warp not affect Genestealer Cults psykers because they have the Tyranids keyword?

OEMoose
OEMoose(@oemoose)
1 month ago

What a fun game! GSC are still one of my favorite armies and I think the vehicle heavy version is really neat.

Hoko
Hoko(@chris-hocking)
1 month ago

More Cults please!

CMO
CMO(@carl-moorhouse)
1 month ago

Totally agree on the throwaway comment at the end about using 8th edition books against each other in order to enjoy 9th. The 9th codexes all seem absolutely insane in terms of power level and it leads to so many feels bad moments (whether winning or losing) that for the first time in 17 years I stopped playing 40k and took 3 or 4 months out of the game. Even 9th against 9th, each book is so powerful that the interactions (or choice not to interact) means that the winner is almost always obvious very early in the game. With… Read more »

Erik Ramvi
Erik Ramvi(@icecool)
1 month ago

Theres not Trygon only Dogon, your getting there Chief… ^^

Simon Gedge
Simon Gedge(@simon-gedge)
1 month ago

Great game and entertainment. Love the out takes at the end! 😂

USS Sylvester
USS Sylvester(@christopher-sylvester)
1 month ago

How funny it be to see GSC vs tau lol 😂 with both codex that don’t work in 9th lol 😂 glad GSC won tho it was another chef special I think 🤔

Maarten
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Maarten(@maarten)
1 month ago

Thanks for this one, one of your best productions. Loved the style, narrative-ish lists.. Do you guys have a maleceptor? Would like to see its strategems get used.. (-1S aura against ranged)

Mark Orosz
Mark Orosz(@mark-orosz)
1 month ago

Absolutely loved this game. Katie cause you two were talking about the hive tyrant being a bit lackluster I have a build recommendation you may enjoy. 2 x Scything Talons (Murderous Size), Adrenal Glands, Toxin Sacks (Xenogenic Acid) You get 5 accurate attacks and a tail attack that all proc mortal wounds on 5’s and 6’s to wound. You use voracious appetite on anything T7+ and re-roll any failed wounds which increases your mortal wound chance. Your talons are AP-4 and 4 damage so you are good at taking out even tough targets with -1 damage. You can use your… Read more »

Tobias Heuser
Tobias Heuser(@tobias-heuser)
1 month ago

What an epic tail slap of a game!🦖 So close 😀

Kamil
Kamil(@kamil-magda)
1 month ago

A great game from the beginning to the end 🙂 I really loved the bikers and the hive guard part, that would look very cinematic irl.

Stefano
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Stefano(@eidein)
1 month ago

I was hoping for that, I always had a soft spot for the GSC and the fratricidal battle with Nids is awesome to see both for the spectacle and the narrative! I hope you will do some campaign around this concept, maybe with a bit of Alien thrown in the mix (cause it’s always good to add a bit of Alien in something). Keep up the good work!

TheGeekary
TheGeekary(@thegeekary)
1 month ago

awesome fun game, was wondering if shadow in the Warp actually affected the GSC psykers, as it states enemy psykers in the 1st line, but finishes the rule saying tyranid psykers not affected by it(not ‘friendly tyranid psykers’) and both magus and patriarch have the tyranid keyword

SlipperyWeasel
SlipperyWeasel(@gareth-smith)
1 month ago

Don’t see GSC very often… wonder why they are suddenly making an appearance, as December approaches… 🎣

TrawlingCleaner
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TrawlingCleaner(@trawlingcleaner)
1 month ago

Yessssss GSC are back! It’s a shame they’re not brought out more often, although I totally get why. My favourite boys are hard to play 🙁

Chapter Master Seth
Chapter Master Seth(@dean-turner)
1 month ago

So much to purge in one video !!!
, will you guys and gal be doing narrative stuff in the future ?

Benoit Cappez
Benoit Cappez(@benoit-cappez)
1 month ago

Neat report as always. Keep the fun going 🤪🥳🥳

Brett Pettitt
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Brett Pettitt(@dominus1981)
1 month ago

‘My Leige, we called the wrong hive fleet.’
‘Excellent, more biomass for our true master – go my pretties!’

Huw Tindall
Huw Tindall(@huwtindall)
1 month ago

I don’t want alarm anyone but nobody has said “badallion” in a while. Just saying. Fun match up today as well!

Matthew Biro
Matthew Biro(@matthew-biro)
1 month ago

Go team Jeff!!!!!

wimaro
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wimaro(@william_matthew_robertson)
1 month ago

This matchup gives me such a good feeling of schadenfreude! Can’t wait to watch!