Genestealer Cults Kill Team


Recently I finished my Genestealer Cults Kill Team. This was the first time I painted something for the Warhammer 40k universe since my first army ever: the Dark Angels. But why that?

My mate came up with the idea to give Kill Team a try. As always, I was thrilled to start yet another project. I did some research on the subject and the armies available. The whole 40k universe is arguably one of the most interesting ones for wargaming. There is such a massive amount of fluff so that almost anything is possible regarding building an army or a gaming table.

The Genestealer Cults in the 40k universe serves as a spearhead for a Tyranid invasion of a planet. The Cult infiltrates the planet, primarily working in jobs in the button of the food chain. But after some generations, some members of the cult manage to get into higher positions, deepening the infiltration of the planet even more. The whole Cult is engaged in preparing an uprise against their suppressors, just before the Tyrannids will start their invasion of the planet.

For my Genestealer Cults Kill Team, I somehow chose a mining theme, which makes sense in regards to their fluff and their weaponry.

The kit

I bought the Genestealer Cults Start Collecting box from Games Workshop. The package offers good value for your money. Besides the minis shown in this post, it includes the Achilles Ridgerunner buggy. While vehicles can’t be used in Kill Team, the model is still a great addition to the gaming table.

The box itself comes with three sprues and a colorful manual. The latter is quite helpful because there are a lot of varieties to build the miniatures. The quality of the models is very high.



The Genestealer Cults Kill Team is the first army I painted using contrast paints almost exclusively. I am pleased with the result. I painted the Kill Team relatively fast, but the result still looks pretty impressive. A big part of making that possible is the high quality of the miniatures by Games Workshop. They work perfectly with the contrast paints and allow for painting up a whole force for the gaming table in two evenings. In conclusion, contrast paints are a great addition to our hobby.

A few days ago, I played my first game of Kill Team. We played the first version of the game because my mate hasn’t bought the second edition so far. But we had a great time, and I liked the game. So I decided to invest more money and time into this game system. I bought the new Kill Team Octarius box and printed some terrain pieces for the 40k universe.

Long story short, this won’t be the last update of my Kill Team Collection. So stay tuned, and as always, happy wargaming!


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