40K RUMORS: The Missing Death Guard Are Coming

People are wondering about some mysteriously missing Death Guard models. Here’s what the rumormill is saying.

GW released a set of great Death Guard pictures at Adepticon this year.

Missing in action

Have you seen me?

Nowhere to be seen.

Then this week they just unveiled the official images of the new Warhammer 40,000 Boxed Set. Here’s the Death guard minis within:

..and people said – “hey, where the heck are some of those awesome Death Guard models we saw earlier?”

Some rumormeisters have stepped in to answer the question:

via a reader on Faeit

“There are multi-part plastic kits coming for the Death Guard, Plague Marines and Terminators.. these are the 40K equivalent of Grave Wardens.

There are the Cultists and you already know about Mortarion.. and Typhus. Everything is based on MkIII Iron Armour, but it’s obviously warped and corroded and some of them have swollen limbs and guts protruding from them.”


As a longterm Death Guard hobbyist – I’m just a *little* excited…


~ You should pity your poor empty wallet.  It’s going to be hungry.

  • BaronSnakPak

    The Nurgle are the real stars of the box set imo, they have so much character.


    • Daniel

      I like them so much better than marines. I mean those *new* marines don’t look new to me. I collect AoS and if you showed me those primaris and told me those are old minis from X chapter I would have believed you.

    • Brian Brodeur

      Wish i could trade you my nurgle half for your SM half. Evvvveryone around here seems to only want the SM half of that set. The Nurglies are super sexy but yuge amount of detail on those guys made the call a pretty easy one for me.

      • BaronSnakPak

        I would, if I also didn’t have an Ultramarine army that will get bolstered by the box. They look really cool, but Pappa Nurgle stole my heart with this one.

    • Charon

      The problem with having “soo much character” is when you got more than that 5. It starts to look stupid.
      You can have 2 or 3 squads of theese primaris and although they look the same it fells like they have to be that way.
      If you do that with nurgle marines it suddenly looks odd.

      • BaronSnakPak

        I think I get what youre saying, that multiple squads from this set will look redundant, right? But as this article points out, there are still more on the way that are completely different from these 5.

        • Charon

          The problem is I can buy 2 or 3 starters to get a decent amount of primaris with a discount without runnin into the same problem

  • How about ’em Plague Drones?

    • Karru

      A good example in this situation could be the Helbrute. The DV box was the only way to get it for a long time, then they released it for CSM as a multi-part plastic kit. Then again, it could also suffer the fate of the monster in the AoS box, which has yet to get a separate box.

  • 6Cobra

    I like the one guy stepping on a Nurgling.. that’s old school.

    • ZeeLobby

      Yeah. That’s pretty tight

  • Xodis

    Im totally more excited to add more Death Guard to the ranks of my Black Crusade, than I am to start a new Primaris army….but both are going to happen lol.

    • Shawn

      I kind of want to start Primaris marines for my Iron Hands, but their logical protocols would go on the fritz. So what if Girlyman and B. Cawl made “tougher” marines. The Flesh is still weak, it doesn’t matter who engineered them.”

      Now the Iron Snakes, might go for these units, but I have yet to play them more than a handful of times.

      • Xodis

        Well I had wanted to start a Deathwatch army, that way I could have tiny armies of each chapter just for show, so I want to see how the Primaris thing works out with Deathwatch, and maybe they will just be large “counts as” minimarines.

        • Shawn

          That would be interesting. I’d like to see some pics when you have them done.

  • Golden Yak

    New Death Guard look siiick.

    Get it?

    G-get it?

    • Crevab

      *cough cough* Yeah I got it

      • Lumanil

        Cough cough ?? i really get cancer from this jokes…

  • BrassWitch

    That’s one stupid looking head on that “sorcerer”

    • Karru

      Yep, should I get one at any point in time, my knife will have a field day. I’d much rather go with a blank dark hood than the Babyface McGee there.

      • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

        yeah, there are a few cartoony elements I don’t like, but a better paint job will help. Death Guard really don’t suit the GW clean highlighted style.

        • ZeeLobby

          Yeah. Where’s the weathering powders?!?

          • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

            They look really clean and shiny, which is just wrong!

      • BrassWitch

        Same, a knife and green stuff would do wonders with it.

      • amaximus167

        The Blightkings chainmail face hooded head is what i plan on using for a psyker.

  • Karru


    There is people that actually worry about that Death Guard won’t be getting a full on model release? Where in the world have they been since AoS was launched? I guess I should enlighten them then.

    When AoS got its Starter Box, it was the only way to get Sigmarines and Khorne Bloodbound. Then, later on, they released a full-fledged Battletomes AND model range for both armies. This game is currently following in AoS’s footsteps very closely and similar patterns are emerging faster than one can notice them.

    • ILikeToColourRed

      because of Dark Vengeance chaos marines methinks

  • Coltcabunny

    Also water is wet and the pope is a catholic. More at 11.

    • euansmith

      I’ve been hearing rumours about bears in woods; can you confirm or deny these?

      • MechBattler

        Total malarkey. Everyone knows bears live in jungles and sing about necessities.

  • Kefka

    I don’t know how anyone could have doubted that the Death Guard will have a full-on release in the near future oO We saw pics of more Marines, we saw MORTARION (or rather we saw Silence) and they are listed on the new 40K page as a separate faction.

    • James Nicolson

      Yeah man, I have no idea why this is even a thing.

    • ZeeLobby

      Yeah. I imagine world eaters are down the line as well. Emperor’s Children… Who knows.

  • Nero Hairetikos

    Where is our Primarch? That is what has me excited. The Drone looks great I am going to need a swarm of them.

  • Talos2

    Well they’re clearly multipart so what are you talking about?