So, here is my newly started Death Guard army. I've always been a fan of the scions of Nurgle, they were in fact my first playable 40K army ('crons got there first, but never really got above a lord and two squads) and I have always kept my eye in with them.
Recent Chaos codices were not too kind to my fetid brethren, and their character seemed to get rather lost amidst the seeming focus on Khorne and Tzeentch. However, the new codex has given us a truly distinctive force for the first time in a long while and so I thought it would be good to get together a new army.
One of the only aspects of the new Death Guard that I don't like is that the models in the codex and online all look far too clean, the colours have become very bright and everything looks like it works properly and is well maintained. This doesn't really gel with my idea of the death guard, and some of the more ostentatious bits (icon on the top of the lord of contagion, Typhus being surrounded by flies etc) also jar against the ultimately pragmatic and practical nature of the death guard.
My solution: The Rusted. My own warband where I can paint them to be as grotty as I like, and can remove almost all of the silly extra bits hanging on around the edges of the models. The army will be ruled by the rule of cool, which to me means that It will be composed of whatever I want it to be composed of, although i do seem to be using up the troop allocations rather quickly in order to make a footslogging army.
My first completed model was my Lord of Contagion
And just yesterday I got these fellas done in the GW Birmingham store:
But I do have a bit of a way to go, as you can see from the pictures below (and that not even my finished army, got deathshroud, Typhus and more Plague Marines to pick up yet.
And I must not forget my beloved cultist champion - one of the most character filled models GW has produced IMHO, so I'm going to makes sure he's included in the cultist force of my army.
I've yet to work out any serious background for these guys, but I hope that their look is at least distinctive. The way I was painting them almost made a the staff in GW cry
Oh yes, then there is this guy:
Edited by Toomanyprojects, 04 November 2017 - 12:15 PM.