Last weekend saw the release of the first Genestealer cult codex in nigh on 23 years. I have to laugh when those Sisters of Battle players complain about not having a new book or models yet, when our *last* codex/model (prior to Deathwatch:Overkill) is years older than their *first* model release. Awww bless em ;)
I'd been thinking about selling off my Guard army for a while, but having now seen the Cult book I'm very glad I didn't as a vast portion of the list converts directly into the Cult Neophyte squad choice. With very little effort that, combined with two copies of Space Hulk models and Deathwatch:Overkill I have nearly 1500 points of cult that should be far more effective than my infantry horde ever was.
The one task that remains before plotting the construction plans is a colour scheme. My guard are browns with dirty ochre helmets/pads (see right hand figure below). As the cult model range is themed around a mining colony, this works for the local pdf but I would like something a little more miner-ish. This is the first idea; all comments/criticism is gratefully received.