40K: What Would A Year of Nurgle Look Like


We’re already seen the first hints of Grandfather Nurgle coming in 2017. Here’s what the year may hold:

GW has already showed off the upcoming Warhammer Quest: Shadows over Hammerfall.

Then the blurry image of a purported Mortarion got bandied about – leading many to wonder if 2017 is the year of plague.  We can get a decent idea of the future may hold by looking back at the last 12 months of Tzeentch releases:


It smells gross in here, can we go back to the Silver Tower?

Warhammer Quest: Shadow’s over Hammerfall is said to have an April release, so that kicks off the year.


Better start practicing your drybrushing folks!

Horus Heresy: A third boxed set in the plastic HH games could have a Nurgle themed force (Death Guard) vs the Imperials.  Betrayal at Calth and Burning of Prospero both showed up in November.


I can slice a Land Raider in half with this thing!

40K: A new “not-Warzone Fenris” Nurgle themed campaign kicking off with a focus on the Death Guard, Durgle Daemons and Mortarion in December would match the pattern of Wrath of Magnus


Please replace me – please…

Age of Sigmar: New Nurgle daemons and Age of Sigmar models in January 2018 would match exactly what we’ve seen with Disciples of Tzeentch. The final cherry on top would be a new plastic Great Unclean One – and you know it will he HUGE and DISGUSTING as only modern GW sculpting can pull off!

~ What do yo think?  How much of that potential range would you gobble up?


  • Rafał Pytlak

    Wen year of Slaanesh?

    • Lord Elpus

      Probably next year,they seem to be releading Chaos in order of power: Khorne, Tzeentch, Nurgle, then Slaanesh..

      • Guillermo Cordido

        i think that Slaanesh is gonna be sigmarized…

        • Commissar Molotov

          “Sigmarized for your protection.”

        • kingcobra668

          Bah bh bah

        • KreskinsESP

          Reminder that the current state of AoS says that the followers of Slaanesh believe that his absence means he has forsaken them and they are resulting to even greater depravity to win favor back.

        • Nathaniel Wright

          Confirmed no, you dummy.

      • Brettila

        Not sure most people would rank them in that order…

        • Lord Elpus

          That’s how g.w ranks them.. check the daemon codex or even the grand alliance chaos book.

    • Randy Randalman

      Slaanesh got mentioned in Disciples of Tzeentch. In fact, it directly states that one of the Tzeentch cults is aware of what Slaanesh has been up to. I also imagine we will see the aelfs get some love, and that could bring about a dual 40k/AoS Slaanesh release like we got with Tzeentch.

      • ZeeLobby

        “I’ve seen the cultists of Slaanesh over yonder hill. They now worship the god of appropriate dress attire!”

        • benn grimm

          Lol 🙂

      • Cylux

        “In fact, it directly states that one of the cults may be aware of what Slaanesh has been up to.”

        Given that it’s a plot point that Tzeentch let Tyrion and Malerion know where Slaanesh is and they apparently captured her and are currently kicking her in the tummy to get Aelf souls out, then yeah I expect at least one Tzeentch group would have the skinny on what’s going on.

    • EnTyme

      I’ve heard more about Aelfs and Slaanesh than Nurgle to be honest. Attia did allude to a Mortarion model, though.

  • Ve Ly Pè

    I first thought this was a humourous post, suggesting we should replace the rooster in the chinese horoscope circle with Nurgle… :/

    • Loki Nahat

      would have been a far better article in fairness

  • Angel Grinder

    Looking forward to a Mortarion damon Form to add to my army and just subtly converted Betrayal at Calth for infected Death Guard so more would be great. I’m fielding mine as “lost in the Warp old guard” on 40k, love the look of the HH minis

    • Angel Grinder

      Also a plastic GUO wold be a must have for me, if it’s an extra frame with the Glotkin as pet Bloodthirster or a whole unique kit I’d be a happy chappy

      • deris87

        I’d almost forgotten that that tiny metal thing is the “official” GUO model, everyone I know uses either the Glottkin or the forgeworld model.

        • Nero Hairetikos

          i made my own lol

  • euansmith

    Year of Nurgle? Say hello to true Rules Bloat.

    • DJ860

      The new rule, named “Rules Bloat”?

      Followed by the new Tau battlesuit “Overpower”.

      • Noah Jerge

        New FAQ… Tau and Eldar now have Special Rule: Automatic Win.

  • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

    this would be good, some really old and outdated models in the range. The hybrid plague marines are cool but fiddly, beast of nurgle is just dreadful, and GUO is an embarrassment. Also there is no decent Palanquin or Nurgle Lord/Sorcerer outside of FW.

    • Noah Jerge

      It would be nice to have a multi-miniature kit for Beasts. I always avoided getting any as I did not want to invest in the FW proxies or multiple of the same GW monopose one.

  • Moke

    “with a focus on the Death Guard, Durgle Daemons and Mortarion”

    Durgle daemons, lol. Nurgle’s SEN cousin.

    • Tshiva keln

      When the magic roundabout turned to chaos – Durgle, Tzeenchedee, Dylanesh and Mr McKhornery. I guess Brian and Florence are chaos undivided.

      • Lord Elpus

        Time for bed said Tzeenchedee! Boing!

  • SacTownBrian

    Didn’t we already have a year of Nurgle during End Times?

  • KreskinsESP

    Duncan Rhodes will instruct you to apply two thin layers of paint in shades of green.

  • Drew

    Less than zero interest in any of this…though I can’t stress enough how much my wallet would appreciate a year of disgusting for disgusting’s sake models to not buy. =)

  • 301stFeinminsterArmoured

    The Nurgle stuff that came out for the End Times was plenty good, so if we get new Death Guard, those are the design notes I want the line to hit. Would love a new Typhus, with alternate head sculpts. Ambivalent about a 40k Mortie though. They kind of missed the boat with his design.

  • benn grimm

    I reckon it’ll look like a steaming, festering pile of stinky, infected filth… The best steaming, festering, stinky and infected pile of filth you ever did see…;)

  • Noah Jerge

    This would be amazing. Hopefully they will make a modern Pestigor kit.

  • rtheom

    Do you think we’d have already had a Year of Nurgle if they hadn’t buggered up the Glottkin so bad that it couldn’t be used as a GUO anymore?

    • Alpharius

      What do you mean?