Oct 2017 Death Guard releases

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Re: Oct 2017 Death Guard releases

Post by Stelio » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:05 pm

Death Guard Foul Blightspawn
A grim-hearted breed, the Foul Blightspawn are alchemists of ruin, considered vile even by their fellow Plague Marines - such is their manifest foulness.

Each Foul Blightspawn began as a Plague Marine, typically one that took the great pleasure in his victims' suffering. Such vileness if oft rewarded with truly sickening mutations and a growing obsession with the plague-lore of Nurgle, which eventually draws the increasingly foul Plague Marine to the depths of the Plague Planet's disease factories. It is there that he becomes a Foul Blightspawn and receives the hellish cauldron known as an incubatum. This tank of experimental fluids is a Foul Blightspawn's deadliest weapon - linked to a plague sprayer, he can douse foes in the lethal brews he has created. The fortunate will perish quickly - although in moments of agony, armour turned to ferric sludge and flesh melting like wax. The most skilled of Foul Blightspawn can render a Land Raider to rusted scrap before reducing its cargo of Space Marines to tortured organic ruins.
  • The most striking feature of the Foul Blightspawn has to be his incubatum with its glass view port - the heaving tank on his back, studded with arcane valves and tubes.
  • The incubatum itself is operated by the malignant churn sutured deep into the Foul Blightspawn's swollen guts and cranked by hand, using the handle sticking out of the Foul Blightspawn's belly.
  • The sheer amount of modelled detail on the Foul Blightspawn makes him a character model a painter can really go to town on, if they so desire. Not only is there the greasy, rotten flesh, pitted iron, dirty bronze and filthy armour you'd expect from the Death Guard, but there's also cracked glass panels, bubbling liquids and stretched and torn leather (at least, that's what we hope it is), a Nurgling and many other bits as well.
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Re: Oct 2017 Death Guard releases

Post by Stelio » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:21 pm

Nauseous Rotbone the Plague Surgeon
Unlike many of their brother Legions, the Death Guard still maintain a degree of structure. As one example of this, they run an active apothecarion, albeit hideously twisted.

As Plague Marines have little need for battlefield medicine, Plague Surgeons like Nauseous Rotbone instead focus on the diseases that course through the bodies of their battle-brothers. Their rust-furred tools, once dedicated to healing, now nurture the most potent of viruses and plagues. But these ghoulish souls would never inflict on their fellows what they would not endure themselves - each is a hive of disease and decay, their every breath filling the air with warp-born poisons.

The Plague Surgeons have another grim task, one closer to their original role. As their Primarch ever demands fresh recruits, Plague Surgeons harvest gene-seed from the fallen - whether the source is their fellow Death Guard, other Traitor Legionaries or even Adeptus Astartes...
  • Nauseous Rotbone is a gaunt, looming figure - giving him a decidedly sinister aspect unlike the visceral horror of his fellow Plague Marines.
  • His backpack is a mess of detail - there are elements of Mk III 'Iron' armour in there, although the vents have been replaced with plague-censers and a tri-lobe pattern of exhausts has been crudely added. Finally, there's the bloated head hanging from it - a combination of trophy and experiment, linked to the Plague Surgeon with fleshmetal cables.
  • The tainted narthecium is a prime example of a Plague Surgeon's horrific capabilities - we think there's something utterly grim about blunt and filthy surgical tools. Though it was designed as an instrument of healing (or a device of last resort), Nauseous Rotbone uses the narthecium either to breed disease, or to steal gene-seed from dead and dying Space Marines.
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I wonder if that mention of harvesting gene-seed from loyalist Space Marines is another foreshadowing of traitor Primaris models. There have already been plenty of mentions of Fabius Bile being obsessed with Primaris Marines, so you can be sure that they'll be coming eventually, skull-faced Reivers and all.

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Re: Oct 2017 Death Guard releases

Post by Stelio » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:32 pm

Death Guard Biologus Putrifier
Part alchemists, part biologists and part craftsmen, the Biologus Putrifiers are plague-artisans whose role is to refine weaponised plagues to the peak of potency. They often work hand in hand with the Foul Blightspawn, their respective sub-sects lording over the nightmarish disease factories of the Plague Planet.

The Biologus Putrifiers are generous with their creations - often urging brothers to pluck the latest explosive concoctions from their wing-like backpacks and observing the effect of each experimental blight grenade as it is used. They will then extract the results from victims with injector pistols for later study or spray the virulent matter on any foe foolish enough to engage the Biologus Putrifier in combat.

Most foes understand that it's wisest to pick off a Biologus Putrifier first - but even in death, such warriors are threats. As they crash down, their 'wings' of plague-globes shatter, spreading their deadly works across the battlefield.
  • When viewed alongside the mechanical proboscis poking out from the Biologus Putrifier's helm, the racks of 'wings' on his back make him look a bit like a daemonic man-fly. The jangling supports are filled with alembics, flasks, sealed skulls as well as prototype blight grenades - some as experiments to test, others filled with recovered samples for gruesome study.
  • The Biologus Putrifier's armour is riven with gaping wounds and pockmarks, which may be where the more corrosive substances the Biologus Putrifier has created have eaten into his power armour - but they could just as easily be rotten, open sores in the very ceramite itself. Through accident or divine design, three have combined to form the three-lobed mark of Nurgle on one of the Biologus Putrifier's pauldrons, but his armour is covered in them.
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Re: Oct 2017 Death Guard releases

Post by Stelio » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:53 pm

Scribbus Wretch the Tallyman
The hierarchy of the Death Guard is riddled with strange and noxious breeds of champion - few are stranger than Scribbus Wretch, one of the Tallymen of the Death Guard. Seven is the sacred number of Nurgle, and it is the duty of the Tallymen to find the strange patterns of Grandfather Nurgle in the ebb and flow of the battlefield - finding the hidden powers of Nurgle in the number of bolt shells fired, or wounds inflicted, or any other number of things. Harnessing such power can turn the tides of a battle - through the Tallymen, such eldritch might can heal the wounds of Nurgle's faithful and fill them with a dreadful vigour.

The Tallymen are also blessed with being the guardians of the most deadly weapons in the Death Guard's secret arsenals - virus weapons of apocalyptic potency. The price to be paid to use such weapons is high indeed - many are rare and irreplaceable plagues, created for ineffable and terrible purposes - and the Tallymen guard these stockpiles with a religious obsession.
  • Scribbus can't be expected to carry everything - he is accompanied by a diminutive Nurgling helper - though judging by the scowl on its pudgy face, it'd rather be having fun churning through someone's bloated innards than doing the legwork for a mortal...
  • Of course a Tallyman needs something to keep tally with, and no self-respecting Heretic Astartes is going to use a pencil. Scribbus Wretch uses a carved bone (although of what it's best not to ask) dipped in truly unspeakable substances carried in inkwells made from the skull of a Plaguebearer. To aid them in their nigh-endless acts of numerology, the Tallymen also carry abacuses about themselves wherever they go - Scribbus's here is held in place by a rather fortuitous mutation, so the Tallyman can focus on scrawling his bizarre and arcane findings.
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Re: Oct 2017 Death Guard releases

Post by Stelio » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:34 pm

Typhus, Herald of the Plague God
Few of the Death Guard are as blessed in the eyes of their rotten god as Typhus - for the one-time First Captain was the first of the Legion to bend the knee to Nurgle. For long years has Typhus harried the Imperium of Mankind, bringing Nurgle's blessings to all corners of an undeserving galaxy.

While his relationship with Mortarion is a fraught one, in more recent years the pair have come to a degree of understanding - Typhus will heed the call of his Primarch, but only in times of the direst need. Otherwise, the Herald of the Plague God is free to do Nurgle's holy work wherever Typhus feels it should take him - manreaper in hand and followed by the ever-present thrum of the Destroyer Hive riddling his ancient, plague-rotted body.
  • Typhus is a reimagining of a classic Citadel miniature of yesteryear, combining many of the hallmarks of the original design, such as his iconic helm with lots of new detail and a dynamic pose.
  • Collectors who know Typhus's first model will be happy to see that the hatefully grinning Nurgling clutching at his belly (and the mass of boils within) is still firmly in place. Typhus's master-crafted manreaper, while brought up to date to match Silence and those scythes wielded by the Deathshroud, also harks back to the original miniature's design.
  • While other lords of the Death Guard may have robes of rotten cloth, Typhus is blessed with a mass of thrumming daemonic flies - the Destroyer Hive, which riddles and infests Typhus's body. The mass of plague-smog and chittering flies forms a living cloak - a daemonic sign of favour and power.
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Re: Oct 2017 Death Guard releases

Post by Stelio » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:36 pm

*phew* That's the model write-ups done! Lots to cover there, because this issue of White Dwarf lists every Death Guard model released since the previous issue that wasn't already previewed there. But sadly there are no new models listed here that we don't already know about. I mean, we're expecting the Myphitic Blight-haulers, for example, but they're not previewed here at all. Ho hum.

There is also an eight-page article in which the sculptors and designers discuss their exemplary work on the new Death Guard models and rules.

And this month's Paint Splatter gives detailed instructions on painting both Typhus and the new Plague Marine Champion (amongst other non-Nurgle models).

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Re: Oct 2017 Death Guard releases

Post by Stelio » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:04 am

Poo. No new Death Guard this week (it's all Shadespire and another Horus Heresy book). Well, they had to run out eventually.

Myphitic Blight-haulers still to come.

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Re: Oct 2017 Death Guard releases

Post by Stelio » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:17 pm

Speaking of Myphitic Blight-haulers, an interesting thing in the Designers' Notes article is a sidebar that lists the nine designers involved in the various Death Guard model builds, and which miniatures they designed. The last entry is for Gaku Matsubayashi and says, "Gaku's contribution is the mighty Typhus. And another model but we can't talk about that just yet..."

That can surely only be the Myphitic Blight-hauler since that's not listed against any other designer. But why the secrecy? We know that it's coming because it's photographed in the Codex: Death Guard. Weird.

I christen last month as Septicember, by the way.

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Re: Oct 2017 Death Guard releases

Post by minamoto » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:53 am

Stelio wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:17 pm
I christen last month as Septicember, by the way.
Dito, although I held back buying termis... gotta finish stuff first :D

But I am soooooo looking forward to the Haulers, looking like much fun to build and paint... and rulewise :shifty: :grumble:
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Re: Oct 2017 Death Guard releases

Post by Stelio » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:00 pm

A new bundle available for pre-order today is the Army of Nurgle, which includes the following fantasy models:
  • 5 Putrid Blightkings (worth £33.50)
  • Lord of Plagues (worth £9)
  • Gutrot Spume (worth £16)
  • Start Collecting! Daemons of Nurgle (worth £50)
    • Herald of Nurgle
    • 3 Plague Drones
    • 3 Nurgling Swarms
    • 10 Plaguebearers
It's priced at £108.50 which, as you can work out, is no discount whatsoever (beyond the already-discounted Start Collecting set).

Similar bundles are now available for a range of other factions as well (both Warhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar).

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