From dark depths and shadowy streets emerge the Genestealer Cultists, malformed figures united by a sinister worship of inscrutable star-born entities. Secretive, stealthy and utterly malignant, they are the cankers growing unseen in the hidden spaces of the Imperium.
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|Legends: Genestealer Cults|
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Genestealer Cults keep their fighting strength carefully hidden from their oppressors until the glorious Day of Ascension arrives. When they finally emerge to fight, it is after long years of meticulous planning, and with an intimate knowledge of the battlefield that grants them a tactical advantage. Even as battle rages, reinforcements slip from the shadows or spill up from the dark places below, called to war by the Broodmind.If your Army Faction is GENESTEALER CULTS, each time a unit with this ability is destroyed, roll one D6, adding 1 to the result if it is a BATTLELINE unit, and adding 1 to the result if it is the first or second battle round. On a 5+, add a new unit to your army identical to your destroyed unit, in Cult Ambush, at its Starting Strength and with all of its wounds remaining, and you can place one Cult Ambush marker* anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" horizontally away from all enemy units (if this is not possible, no marker is placed).
Through cunning and unholy good fortune, a Genestealer Cult can send its questing tendrils writhing into even the highest ranks of the military forces that should be standing guard against it. So does the Patriarch seize new and potent weapons of revolution.If your Army Faction is GENESTEALER CULTS, you can include ASTRA MILITARUM units in your army, even though they do not have the GENESTEALER CULTS Faction keyword. The combined points cost of ASTRA MILITARUM units you can include in your army depends on your battle size, as follows:
For generations an insidious threat has lain hidden within the shadows. Now their time is nigh, and from out of the tunnels and sewers they rise to topple their oppressors in brutally violent insurrection. None can escape the sudden ambushes that herald the Day of Ascension!Each time a GENESTEALER CULTS unit from your army is set up on the battlefield as Reinforcements, until the end of your next Fight phase, weapons equipped by models in that unit have the [SUSTAINED HITS 1] and [IGNORES COVER] abilities.
No matter how often the oppressors seek to trap or silence this leader, they always find themselves left empty-handed and foolish, their elusive quarry long gone.
GENESTEALER CULTS model only. Once per turn, when an enemy unit ends a Normal, Advance or Fall Back move within 9" of the bearer’s unit, if the bearer’s unit is not within Engagement Range of any enemy units, it can make a Normal move of up to D6".
Every variable has been factored into this strategist’s master plan.
GENESTEALER CULTS model only. While the bearer is leading a unit, models in that unit have the Infiltrators ability and each time you select that unit as the target of a Stratagem, roll one D6: on a 4+, you gain 1CP.
No other force spends as long laying meticulous preparations for the battles to come as the Genestealer Cults. Their plans to counter the foe are works of dark genius.
GENESTEALER CULTS model only. Once per battle, just after your opponent uses a Stratagem, if the bearer is on the battlefield, it can use this ability. If it does, until the end of the battle, the CP cost your opponent must pay to use that Stratagem again is increased by 1CP.
This warlord inspires such insane devotion that their minions will leap headlong into battle in order to win their favour.
GENESTEALER CULTS model only. While the bearer is leading a unit, you can target that unit with the Heroic Intervention Stratagem for 0CP, and can do so even if you have already targeted a different unit with that Stratagem this phase.
The BATTLELINE keyword is used in the following Genestealer Cults datasheets:
The EPIC HERO keyword is used in the following Astra Militarum datasheets:
The OGRYN keyword is used in the following Astra Militarum datasheets:
The MILITARUM TEMPESTUS keyword is used in the following Astra Militarum datasheets:
The AIRCRAFT keyword is used in the following Astra Militarum datasheets:
Some weapons strike in a flurry of blows, tearing the foe apart with relentless ferocity.Weapons with [SUSTAINED HITS X] in their profile are known as Sustained Hits weapons. Each time an attack is made with such a weapon, if a Critical Hit is rolled, that attack scores a number of additional hits on the target as denoted by ‘x’.
Some weapons are designed to root enemy formations out of entrenched positions.Weapons with [IGNORES COVER] in their profile are known as Ignores Cover weapons. Each time an attack is made with such a weapon, the target cannot have the Benefit of Cover against that attack.
Some attacks are so powerful that no armour or force field can withstand their fury.Some attacks inflict mortal wounds. Each mortal wound inflicts one point of damage on the target unit, and they are always applied one at a time. Do not make a Wound roll or saving throw (including invulnerable saving throws) against a mortal wound – just allocate it as you would any other attack and inflict damage to a model in the target unit as described below.
Some units make their way to battle via tunnelling, teleportation, high-altitude descent or other extraordinary means that allow them to appear suddenly in the thick of the fighting.During the Declare Battle Formations step, if every model in a unit has this ability, you can set it up in Reserves instead of setting it up on the battlefield. If you do, in the Reinforcements step of one of your Movement phases you can set up this unit anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" horizontally away from all enemy models.
The GENESTEALER CULTS and INFANTRY keywords are used in the following Genestealer Cults datasheets:
Some warriors are masters of disguise and concealment.If every model in a unit has this ability, then each time a ranged attack is made against it, subtract 1 from that attack’s Hit roll.
The GENESTEALER CULTS and BATTLELINE keywords are used in the following Genestealer Cults datasheets:
Many armies employ reconnaissance units who can sit concealed, waiting for the right moment to strike.During deployment, if every model in a unit has this ability, then when you set it up, it can be set up anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" horizontally away from the enemy deployment zone and all enemy models.
Many warriors thunder headlong into combat, using the impetus of their charge to bring swift death to their foes.Each time a unit makes a Charge move, until the end of the turn, that unit has the Fights First ability.