Jim . K
Hopefully an easy question. Does Acolyte count towards the objective, even though it doesn't have victory points, when I have defeated it?
Nope, although it has the 'cultist' trait, it's not one of the six 'unique cultists' which are what you require to count towards the objective. A unique cultist has the games' unique indicator preceeding the cards' main title, (which is like a small dot/pattern). There are five of them, and they form a particular deck which is listed in set up, which is set aside at the start of the scenario, and which is seperate to the encounter deck, (where the acolyte cultists appear). Your sixth unique cultist will turn up of its own accord, trust me!