There’s a new vehicle coming for the Genestealer Cult called the Ridgerunner Buggy! Check out the latest on the hidden model that GW just revealed!
Genestealer Cult were in need of some newer units and Games Workshop has been more than happy to oblige. There is a new vehicle on the way now called the Ridgerunner Buggy. Sounds familiar right?
We actually saw a VERY small snippet of the vehicle in a preview from earlier, along with this art that many thought was the Goliath!
Mystery Tire Tread Spotted
Take a look just to the left of the female Magus in this GSC showcase. There’s some kind of tire on a base.
See it now?
Compare that to the Cult ATV tread (left) and the enhanced image above (right).
It appears to have matching tire tread to the Goliath. However, the Goliath doesn’t come on a base.
The Achilles Ridgerunner Buggy
Achilles Ridgerunners are traditionally employed by mining guilds and geological surveyors as exploration vehicles. Their pilots range into hazardous frontier environments to scan for promising resource deposits and communicate their location back to base.
This thing looks like it’s meant for speed and harassment. We can probably expect it to have a handful of wounds and a medium toughness. The trade-off is that it’s very fast. Just how fast you ask?
So fast it gets a free 9″ move before the game even begins. This is incredibly useful because if you go first, you’ll be able to reach out and grab an objective or almost guarantee a successful charge on something. However, if you find yourself going first, you can always move the free 9″ out of sight.
Now, for a vehicle that’s meant to survey the lay of the land, what can it be equipped with?
Well, for starters, you can take a heavy mining laser. -it’s intended purpose is to bust up rocks and expose metals. But the Cult found out quickly that it can punch through armor like a hot knife through butter.
If you’ve got enough tank busting power in your list, you can always go with a missile launcher or a heavy mortar.
The Ridgerunner can take along some repurposed surveying equipment like Flare Launchers that can give it a 6+++ FNP as well as helping a Biker unit auto-advance 6″.
If you don’t want the flares, you can go with a spotter that negates your enemy’s cover and increases the range of your weapons. And yes folks that appears to be another female model from Games Workshop!
As it sits, The Cult lack some serious turn-one firepower and reach. Taking an Achilles Ridgerunner with some Flares along with a fat group of Bikes may be the way to go. You’ll be able to scoot up the board in no time and have a large threat in the enemy’s face.
Do you think this vehicle is a step in the right direction for the Cult? Can you see yourself using more than one if it’s cheap enough? Will this be a Fast Attack slot? Let us know in the comments of our Facebook Hobby Group.