I am afraid I've caught a nasty case of filthy nurgle-itus and thought I'd share the love - I have had a WIP plot going for these boys over at the forge, and feature them a lot on my instagram. I read with interest some of the discussion about using the new range for heresy and vice versa, so thought i'd start a threat here and hear from more experienced gamers.
I couldn't resist the new Death Guard Models, I was really inspired by the old Deathguard.org site of Ryan Powell in the early 00's, and thought i'd be really cool to do a CSM force along similar lines in the old legion colours, unfortunately this never really happened and I drifted out of the hobby. I have since returned to heresy era modelling but the awesome new DG range gives me this opportunity - at least until the Emperor's Children are re-done!
I wanted to put these guy well and truly in the heresy era, so that I can use them for both 30k/40k i've adapted the base models slightly by de-nurlging them as much as possible. I wasn't a big fan of silly belly mouths and overly 'deformed' tentacles, as I see these as more 'possessed' sort of features.
It'll be a welcome change painting up a highly weathered and dirty army after having to be extra neat and clean with my Third Legion pretty boys! Dirty, scruffy Death Guard are just about as far as you can get!! I see myself as primarily a modeller, however, I think it is about time I started gaming with them, as thats the other half of the fun. I've largely been out of circulation with 40k since the 3rd ed!! Plus my plan was to have an army I can by and large switch between 30k/40k - obviously with some exceptions.... I am conscious that I've a tendency to just model things on a whim and lack focus to actually complete an army, as my 30k EC testify too....
I'll post up a few pics of my completed stuff, but this is what I have thus far.
Lord of Contagion - with manreaper
3 x Deathshroud (i'll increase this to 6 because I like the models)
1 x Sorcerer/ Librarian
1 x Blightbringer / Herald/Standard bearer dude
1 x Plague Surgeon/Apothecary
7 x Bolter marines and Sgt/Champion with powerfist
2 x Blight launchers/Havacs/Heavy support marines
1 x Melta gunner, 1 x bolter marine
1 x plasma pistol champion/Sgt
1 x Land Raider Achillies Alpha
1 x Rhino
1 x Bloat Drone
2 x Plague Surgeons/Apothecary
3 x Blight Laucher marines/havocs
4 x bolter marines
1 x standard/icon bearer
1 x plasma pistol champion/Sgt
3 x Terminators - 40k versions of Grave Wardens. 1 x Blightlord
1 x Deathshroud Standard bearer
and another set of DI marines/Bloat Drone and a gazillion pox walkers.
1 x FW Nurgle Dread
I was sorely tempted to enter these into the ETL, but I couldn't resist the lure of painting pink!!
I am thinking of trying to build a thematic footslogger army, with Rhinos just because I like tanks! I'll have to finish what i've got, but I'm reluctant to buy more stuff after this.
So I will max out on plague marines because I like building them. - would it be worth building them all as bolter/tactical dude? Or are close combat builds worth it? I hear that Meltas are a bit crap in 8th, so I think i'll try to magnetise special weapon marines to keep options open.
Any thoughts and comments greatly appreciated!!