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Nurgle Daemons are great in 8th

nurgle daemon 8th edition

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So I was having a gander through the leaks of the chaos index and I'm actually quite impressed with nurgle daemons.

A herald grants friendly nurgle daemons with 6 inches +1 str and a great unclean one will let other nurgle daemons use his leadership. 

So for a unit of plague bearers over 20 near a great unclean one and herald they would have +1 to str 10 leadership and -1 to enemies to hit rolls combined with re-roll on missed to hit rolls because of their plague knives AND disgustingly resilient! With all these buffs would a plague bearer swarm be viable?  Here's a list I did up
 

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  Great Unclean One (1) - 248pts
    1 Great Unclean One: Plague flail,Bilesword,Nurglings' claws and teeth
 
  Great Unclean One (1) - 248pts
    1 Great Unclean One: Plague flail,Bilesword,Nurglings' claws and teeth
 
  Herald of Nurgle (1) - 70pts
    1 Herald of Nurgle: Plaguesword
 
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  Herald of Nurgle (1) - 70pts
    1 Herald of Nurgle: Plaguesword
 
  Herald of Nurgle (1) - 70pts
    1 Herald of Nurgle: Plaguesword
 
  Poxwalkers (10) - 60pts
    10 Poxwalker
 
  Plaguebearers (30) - 265pts
    1 Plagueridden: Plaguesword
    1 Plaguebearer: Plaguesword,Daemonic Icon
    28 Plaguebearer: Plaguesword
 
  Plaguebearers (30) - 265pts
    1 Plagueridden: Plaguesword
    1 Plaguebearer: Plaguesword,Daemonic Icon
    28 Plaguebearer: Plaguesword
 
  Soul Grinder of Nurgle (1) - 235pts
    1 Soul Grinder: Harvester cannon,Phleg bombardment,Iron claw,Warpsword
 
  Soul Grinder of Nurgle (1) - 235pts
    1 Soul Grinder: Harvester cannon,Phleg bombardment,Iron claw,Warpsword
 
  Chaos Spawn (3) - 99pts
    3 Chaos Spawn: Hideous mutations
 
  Chaos Spawn (2) - 66pts
    2 Chaos Spawn: Hideous mutations
 
  Chaos Spawn (2) - 66pts
    2 Chaos Spawn: Hideous mutations
 


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Hard to tell how viable it is this early on, but if you're going to play an army like this, there's no reason not to run empidemus. His buffs are army wide, and if you're running full daemons everything will stack them up.

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Taking 60 of a thing is not a swarm list.

 

Not sure the spawn do much apart from being cheaper in £ than Beasts of Nurgle. They aren't daemons are they?

 

Plague drones or Nurglings should be better for getting a bit more mobility..


Edited by Closet Skeleton, 16 June 2017 - 04:26 PM.


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Beasts of nurgle got cheaper at the cost of their mobility, but they have heroic intervention to help body guard units. I did a game with them and they were pretty darn strong with heralds and a GUO supporting them close by.







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