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Start of Death Guard, first couple of WIPs

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I've been looking at Death Guard for a while and have decieded to take the plunge and start an army. Looking through the schemes that are in the codex I didn't really like any of them so decided to try my own which left me with this guy:

 

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Still WIP but this really clicked with me and I'm looking forward to getting stuck in. Having played Iron Hands for quite a while now, I'm looking forward to playing an army that is more striped back and relies on the army itself than stratagems and Chapter Tactics.

So far I have: 2 7 man Plague marine squads

1 5 man squad

1 Lord of Contagion

1 Bloat Drone

1 Blight Hauler

 

I think my general idea with this army is a Rhino rush with a limited amount of pox walkers (really not a huge fan of the models so may use AoS ghouls as replacements) and mostly plague marines doing the ground work. I'm not too sure what to call this warband yet but I'm sure it'll come to me as I get deeper into this. C&C and tips are most welcome biggrin.png


Edited by TrawlingCleaner, 08 November 2019 - 07:52 AM.

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Just a small update, I tried a different way of painting orange, but I'm not such a big fan of this way of doing it, it's not quite finished yet but I think I prefer the first.

 

 

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Looking good so far I dig the color!


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Looking good so far I dig the color!

Thanks Kolgrim! Much appreciated biggrin.png


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Looking forward to more ochre plague marines!


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Looking really good! Love the orange-flesh color. What are you going to do for the base? I think what you decide for the base is what is going to make the orange really pop. :D


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I really like the orangey brown colour - only thing I'm not sold on is the leadbelcher on the back of the legs.


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Looking forward to more ochre plague marines!

 

Thanks man!

 

Looking really good! Love the orange-flesh color. What are you going to do for the base? I think what you decide for the base is what is going to make the orange really pop. biggrin.png

 

I think I'm just going to go for a drag looking base, maybe Astrogranite? IMO the base should be drab and the model should do the popping biggrin.png

 

I really like the orangey brown colour - only thing I'm not sold on is the leadbelcher on the back of the legs.

 

Thanks Dr, I think it works for me because it breaks up the orange a bit and makes sense in-universe wise. I may add some Nihlik (?) oxide to the rivets and gaps on the back.

 

 

No hobby updates yet as I've been busy building the reinforcements but I now have:

 

2 7 man squads with 2 plasma and a blight launcher each

1 5 man with 2 plasma

1 7 man with 2 flails, 4 axes and a sergent with plasma and balesword

1 Bloat drone

1 Blight Hauler

1 Lord of Contagion

1 Tallyman

1 Plague Surgeon

1 Biologus

3 Rhinos from a previous Chaos project

 

I played my first 2 games with them yesterday and had an absolute blast. The first game was against salamanders at 750 pts, I got stomped but it was a very enjoyable game with my melee squad getting shot to pieces after demolishing a ven dred. The lord of contagion is an absolute beast when you get him in and it's only a shame he doesn't give a re-roll aura but I guess he's a beat-stick rather than a force multiplier. My second game was against 'nids and it was ridiculously close, with my melee marines making their points back at least 3 times over killing a swarmlord, broodlord, 14 genestealers and 15 termigaunts mostly with mortal wounds mind you, from the blades of putrification power.

 

As I was proxying a plaguecaster for both games (as I really don't like the offical model), I need to convert one I have some ideas for it using the lord discordant model and some other bits but I'll see how that goes. Flails are horrendous and I need more eventually whistling.gif



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I think I'm just going to go for a DRAG looking base, maybe Astrogranite?


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