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30K Death Guard 2000 points


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Hello everyone, 

 

I'm both new to the forum and 30k, I've recently read the Flight of the Einstein and have been inspired to make a Death Guard 30k army.

 

I've gone out and bought the Prospero set and the two red books but I'm wondering what else would I need to build a competitive/ fun/ fluffy list?

I've had a go at making a list and would like some feedback before I go off and buy the majority of this from Forge World. 

 

2000p

HQ
Legion Preator- Cataphractti Armour, Volkite and paragon blade
Seige Breaker with Cataphractti Armour, Volkite and Thunder Hammer
Troops
Tactical X10 and Rhino
Tactical X10 and Rhino
Heavy Support Squad X 5man- Missile
Heavy Support Squad X 5man- Missile
Elite
Contemptor Mortis- Kheres Assault Cannons
Legion Quad Motar- Phosphex
Terminator Squad- Flamer and 5 power fists (Or Grave Warden as standard load out)
Heavy
Legion Sicaran- Lascannon sponsons
Spartan with flare shield 
 
For 2500 point I'd love to add in Mortarion. 
 
Thanks for the help :) 


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Or is this one better...

Typhon - the reaping (rate of war)
Bodyguard - deathshroud X4 in proteus (40k variant)

Siege Breaker Consul - cataphractti armour combi flamer, thunder hammer

Tactical squad - rhino, vexila, nuncio vox

Tactical squad - rhino, vexila, nuncio voX

Heavy weapons squad X5 missile

Heavy weapons squad X5 missile

Contemptor Morris - X2 kheres

Quad motar - phosphex

Scorpius

Sicaran - las sponsons

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So many Death Guard lists out there atm! :)

Have you nailed down your theme? Mortarion and Typhon don’t really play well together in-game or in-fluff.
- If you want to focus on Typhon, then Grave Wardens are solid and thematic (he’s the master of the Grave Wardens, after all). They can also take a Spartan as a Dedicated Transport. “The Reaping” is a good option here, as it exemplifies the Death Guard’s implacable nature.
- If you want to focus on Mortarion, Deathshroud are obviously appropriate. If you want to run them in a Land Raider with Morty, make sure it’s a Phobos as it’s an Assault Vehicle. Pretty much any Rite of War is good with Mortarion, as he can get where he needs to super-easy with his Shadow of the Reaper ability.

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I obviously want to run Mortarion, mainly for his shadow of the reaper rule.

Just struggled to include him at 2000 points and weren't sure how to best load out a preator

Aiming to place an order for missing parts of this list before Christmas so any help making this list better would be appreciated :)

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For a theme I want ideally to collect a company such a short Garro's 7th company.
So j could have Garro as HQ (Preator with Garro's loadout) and have the rest of the army slowly advancing across the field

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Ok, so if you want Mortarion then you need a Compulsory HQ, which a Siege Breaker fulfils nicely. For smaller games, you can use your Garro-Praetor as well (unlocking a Rite of War). Capitalise on that Siege Breaker though - take a few shatter/phosphex Quad Mortars (not lots, as they’re a bit OP) and a decent-sized Heavy Support Squad for him to sit in (granting them Tank Hunters). He won’t need to be in Cataphractii armour, as he’ll be backfield, so that saves a few points.

You can go 2 routes with Troops - 15-man squads (20 is probably too unwieldy) with Apothecaries slowly advancing up the field, or 10-man squads in Rhinos. The former is more thematic for “The Reaping”, but the latter is probably more competitive (as you cannot Run). You obviously also have Veterans & Heavy Support Squads there too, which is nice.

Deathshroud are unique in that they can start 2-strong. That means 3 of them and Mortarion will fit in a Land Raider Phobos, or 4 and your Garro-Praetor.

Whirlwind Scorpii are always nice. If you want a Sicaran, consider the new Arcus variant as it has interesting ammo and is definitely the strongest one out there. However if you need a dedicated Super-heavy killer, then the Venator is unsurpassed in that role.

Kheres Mortis is a great unit - great bang-for-your-buck. 2 is even better, as they can cover a lot of ground (even with only 24” range).

Hope this all helps! 👍🏼

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I like all the suggestions but struggling to fit it all in sad.png
Even struggling to make a 2000 point list without Mortarion and a 2500 point list with him added in!

Is this looking any better?


+ HQ +

Siege Breaker : Artificer Armour, Bolt Pistol, Chainsword or Combat Blade, Combi-Weapon, On Foot, Refractor Field
. Consul: Siege Breaker

+ Elites +

Contemptor-Mortis Dreadnought : Kheres Pattern Assault Cannon x 2

Quad Launcher Support Battery, Legion : Phosphex Canister Shot, Rapier, Legion

+ Troops +

Heavy Support Squad, Legion Missile Launcher : Missile Launcher, 9x Space Marines, Legion, Support Squad

Tactical Squad, Legion : Rhino Armoured Carrier, Legion, 9x Tactical Space Marines, Legion
. Additional Wargear: Bolters, Nuncio-vox, Vexilla, Legion
. Tactical Sergeant, Legion: Bolter

Tactical Squad, Legion : Rhino Armoured Carrier, Legion, 9x Tactical Space Marines, Legion
. Additional Wargear: Bolters, Nuncio-vox, Vexilla, Legion
. Tactical Sergeant, Legion: Bolter

+ Heavy Support +

Land Raider Battle Squadron, Legion : Land Raider Phobos

Sicaran Battle Tank : Accelerator Autocannon, Lascannon Sponsons

Whirlwind Scorpius, Legion : Scorpius Multi-Launcher

+ Allegiance +

and Allegiance, Legion: XIV: Death Guard, Traitor

Rite of War: The Reaping

+ Lords of War +

Mortarion the Reaper

Total: 2000pts

 


Edited by strawberry fist, 09 December 2017 - 10:46 AM.


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I’d drop Mortarion and run a Praetor and 4 Deathshroud at 2k. For 2500, you can add him back in, drop a Deathshroud (so he and his unit fit in a Land Raider) and add another cheap unit to make up the difference. Having a few extra options means you can mix it up between games anyway. :)

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Plan now is have this list at 2000 points and swap Garro and a deathshroud for something worth roughly 260p (possibly a venerator)

Hq
-Garro (legion preator):
Paragon blade, iron halo, boltgun
Bodyguard:- 4x deathshroud with proteus

-Seige Breaker
Artificer armour, refractor field, combi weapon

Troops
-heavy weapons team x10 missile
-tactical squad, rhino, nuncio vox, vexilla
-tactical squad, rhino, nuncio vox, vexilla

Elites
-contemptor Morris, kheres
-quad launcher, phosphex
-quad launcher, phosphex

Heavy
-Sicaran, las sponsons
-Whirlwind scorpius




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