Cadians vs Genestealer Cult - 2,000 Points - 10th Edition
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Cadians vs Genestealer Cult – 2,000 Points – 10th Edition

My first game of Warhammer 40K 10th Edition!

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes

My first game of 10th Edition Warhammer 40K is done, Cadians vs Genestealer Cult, a couple of weeks ago now this was. My memory might be slightly off with how it played out, but the summary remains accurate.

The second was against Blood Angels, and the third was against Imperial Knights.

At the time of writing, a few weeks after this game, I am now up to playing three Warhammer 40K 10th Edition games. With each game, I have progressively got better and enjoyed it more…

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This game was at Boards and Swords in Derby.

Cadians 2,000 Points List

You can check how I made the Index pictured below: Wire Ring Binder for Index Cards.

Unit 1

  • 20 Cadian Shock Troops
  • Cadian Command Squad
  • Regimental AttachĂ©s
  • Primaris Psyker

Unit 2

  • 20 Cadian Shock Troops
  • Cadian Command Squad
  • Primaris Psyker
  • Ogryn Bodyguard
  • Regimental AttachĂ©s

Unit 3

  • Lord Solar Leontus
  • Platoon Command Squad
  • 10 Cadian Shock Troops

Unit 4

  • Ursula Creed
  • Platoon Command Squad
  • 20 Infantry Squad
  • Vindicare Assassin

None Infantry

  • Leman Russ Demolisher
  • Regimental Enginseer
  • 1 Scout Sentinels
  • 1 Scout Sentinels
  • Basilisk
  • Manticore
  • Field Ordnance Battery – Bombast Cannons
  • Field Ordnance Battery – Maleus Launchers

My complete list is on Google Sheets.

Only War – Mission


I used the flags I recently painted for the objective markers. The clear ones I usually use are in my old Codex, and I keep forgetting to remove them from there; on the bookshelf and put them in my new Warhammer 40K Rulebook.

The Battlefield

The Battlefield

Genestealer Cult – Turn 1

The left flank was swamped pretty quickly by Genestealers and the Bikes. I lost a good chunk of a squad of 20 and two Sentinels.

Cadians – Turn 1

I Fell Back with the Sentinels; the Bikes then shifted up using some shenanigans and dealt me Mortal Wounds, killing that last Sentinel.

I did manage to hit those bikes back pretty hard, though, with my Demolisher Leman Rus, killing all but two of them.

The Genestealers all died, too, along with the Patriarch leading them.

The Vindicare sniped an enemy character, but he could shift those wounds onto the Neophytes in his squad, saving the character from taking any damage at all.


Unfortunately, I forgot to take photos for the rest of the game. We only got to turn three because of time. It was slow trying to get through all the abilities on the datasheets.

The Stratagem bloat has gone, but it will continue to be slow until I learn the rules for each unit.

My next game was against Blood Angels, and that was smoother, and I knew my rules a lot better in that game. Between this game and that second game, I think that this is my biggest takeaway…

The armies play differently now and that is frustrating after collecting Imperial Guard now for nine years and getting used to them in 7th, then 8th and 9th Edition. But, I learnt after this game and in the second game. I think it will take some time for the kinks to be ironed out and for this new Guard to feel like Guard again for me… but I am hopeful.

We called the game a draw because of time, and despite the GSC being ahead in points when we stopped playing.

Final Score

Astra Militarum – ~2
Genestealer Cult – ~4