Well, I took a look at the screenshot that is to be the codex entry for cultists (salt to your pleasure). The basic squad comes in at ten models for 40 points. The aspiring warlord can then buy up to 20 more cultists for 3 points a model!!
This raised my eyebrows. Now they all can be armed with auto guns or with pistols and close combat weapons and the leader comes with a pistol and ccw, but can get a shotgun or an autogun or even a power weapon.
Thirty dudes for 100pts is crazy, but there are a few options I wouldn't leave home without. The first big bargain is the frag grenades. They come in at 10 Pts for the whole squad, making it a bargain for the 30 man squads.
The other options include stubbers, flamers or grenade launchers per each ten squad members. I am personally inclined toward the stubbers or grenade launchers paired with auto guns for the squad to get the shooty horde feel of Orks but cheaper!
The squad will take a lot to kill off and while ld8 could be an issue, the squad is cheap and i am sure it can be led by a fearless dude somewhere in the codex for even more craziness.
I know this is a lot of speculation, but Chaos is my first love in this game.
Overall this falls into the trend of troop spam I have seen and used in 6th so far. From Cvinton and I running crowds of immortals, to Goatboy's 90 boy troops base to Tony K's Nova winning Grey Hunter spam.
What do you guys think about the troop heavy trend and what do you think of these cheap cultists?