Mortarion’s Legion continues to advance – next week, you’ll be able to round off your Death Guard army with the release of the hotly anticipated multipart Plague Marines, as well as the Biologus Putrifier and some unique models designed to add character and variety to your units.
Plague Marines are perhaps one of the most diverse infantry units in the 41st Millennium, armed with a vast range of weapons from the Horus Heresy and beyond. Using the new Plague Marines kit, you’ll be able to arm yours for a range of battlefield roles, from diving into the thick of close combat with bubotic axes and plague knives to hosing the enemy down with the heavy plaguespewer. Naturally, the Plague Marines come in a 7-man squad – in honour of the sacred number of Nurgle – but both the Easy to Build Plague Marines and the Plague Brethren set are perfect for bringing the squad up to an even 10.
While there are options in the Plague Marine kit to build both a champion and an icon bearer, there are two special kits on the way designed to help you add more variety to your squads. We feel that the Plague Champion is worth it for the particularly cheeky nurgling on his base alone:
Finally, the Biologus Putrifier joins the Tallyman, Noxious Blightbringer, Foul Blightspawn and Plague Surgeon as another versatile Elites choice designed to enhance the abilities of the rest of your army. The Biologus Putrifier is dedicated to making your blight grenades as powerful as possible, increasing their Strength and Damage by 1 when he’s nearby, and even allowing them to deal mortal wounds! Combine yours with the Blight Bombardment Stratagem on a unit of 20 Plague Marines, and you’d be putting out 20 d6 (an average of 70!) Strength 4, Damage 2 shots at close range – Emperor help anyone caught in that crossfire.
Tempted to start a Death Guard army of your own? Just want to get familiar with what you’ll be facing? Rules for these units are all available in Codex: Death Guard, available now online and in your local store.
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