Genestealer Cult as “Counts As” Catachan Jungle Fighters

This is a bit out of the box, but I think the new Genestealer Cult rules are quite fascinating and I would be interested to find a way to try them out as an Imperium player… then it hit me, I think Codex: Genestealer Cult would be an excellent surrogate codex to represent a Catachan Jungle Fighters army:

-Neophytes — Catachan Guardsman squad

-Acolytes — Catachan Sapper squad

-Metamorphs — Catachan Devils squad

-Aberrants — Catachan Ogryn squad

-Goliath Truck/Rockcrusher — Catachan “Brawler” Jungle Assault Vehicle

-Patriarch — Colonel Ironhand Straken

-Primus — Catachan Officer

-Magus — Catachan Primaris Psyker

-Iconward — Catachan Regimental Standard Bearer

-Chimera/Leman Russ variants/Sentinel types — Same as they currently are

As for the Cult Ambush and Return to the Shadows rules, you could just rename them with Catachan specific names and they would perfectly reflect the Catachan “Regimental Doctrine” if you will. Finally, you could represent the unusual weapons as follows:

*Clearance Flamer — Catachan “Demon Flamer”

*Mining Laser/Heavy Mining Laser — Catachan “Jungle Lascannon/Heavy Jungle Cannon”

*Seismic Cannon/Heavy Seismic Cannon — Catachan “Fury Missile Launcher”

*Webber/Web Pistol — Catachan “Snare Rifle/Snare Pistol”

*Heavy Mining Drill — Catachan “Breacher Drill”

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5 comments on “Genestealer Cult as “Counts As” Catachan Jungle Fighters

  1. WestRider says:

    Dude. This is a brilliant idea.

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  2. Sock says:

    I think this would be so much fun, and the perfect way to bring Catachans into the modern rules with some real flavor. A buddy of mine had a Catachan force back in 3rd Edition and the deployment and movement shenanigans he pulled off made for some crazy games back then. I just might have to look into this! šŸ™‚

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  3. Chris says:

    Could make a decent rule set for the Tanith 1st….

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  4. Chris says:

    Well, maybe not so much that part- as a primus, I can see however- but the deployment and ambush shenanigans just scream ‘Ghosts’ to me.

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