40K: The Deathguard Present: Konor Follies

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Following a devastating loss on Konor, two members of the Deathguard talk about the future.

via Warhammer Community

It isn’t easy being a Chaos Marine. You’re expected to fight against Space Marines and now Primaris Space Marines, and–other, squishier forces, but those ones are usually equipped with Basilisks who will shoot you off the table before you can look at them. Take a peek at a day in the life of the Deathguard as they discuss the Fate of Konor.

Did you watch the video? I hope you did. As you can see, they were smashed utterly, but hopefully Mortarion won’t–

–too late. Well we’re all probably doomed, but, at least we get to see what Mortarion looks like in all his glory. This is one of the most beautiful sacs of fetid pus, rot, and disease I’ve ever seen. The detail on those wings is amazing, and check out the chain-scythe. And he’s apparently gunning for a showdown with the Big R.G. himself, so I hope you’re ready for some Primarch-on-Primarch action (not that kind, though I wouldn’t be surprised if you found some over at An Archive of Our Own or Fan Fiction Dotnet) because it looks like that’s what’s coming in the future.

Want a better pic of him? Check this out:

At any rate, here’s a grim and terrifying vision of the future. Except, like all things Nurgle, it’s secretly adorable–look at all of the Nurglings just hanging out, aspiring towards greatness.

Dream big little nurglings, dream big. I love that they’re all wearing robes and have a clearly established hierarchy. Like they’re doing their best to follow in Mortarion’s example–it’s very Bakshi in the best way.

And with the Deathguard Codex around the metaphorical Codex, here’s hoping all the new units are as cool as this.

I like that it’s taken as read that the Imperium will win utterly in the Fate of Konor.

  • Navaren

    As I said when someone linked it on the Mortarion pic, is that a new Typhus sculpt they are just dropping in like its no big deal. He is talking about Uncle Morty being addled like a good First Captain that loathes his primegenitor.

    • pokemastercube .

      hard to say if that is cos if i remember there was rumores of a plastic terminator squad for death guard like how the thousand sons got one

      • Navaren

        True, I’m happy either way, because if it isn’t Typhus then that’s a Death shroud termie baby.

        • Balor

          At the end of the video if you look to the right there is another death shroud, there are lot of people thinking that this is not Typhus.

          • Jay Arr

            Yeah I think this is just a plastic terminator–I feel like Typhus would be fancier. But I could be wrong, wouldn’t be the first (or last) time.

          • Andrew Noctem Holscher

            How in the world would that NOT be Typhus? It has his scythe and the hive vents on his back >.< it's his splitting image!

          • blackbloodshaman

            Just seem like the lo contagion is bigger and fancier, than that guy, I would imagine typhus would be bigger and fancier the loc

          • SWISSchris

            Yeah, if this isn’t Typhus, then it’s clearly modeled really closely after him.

          • Spacefrisian

            And than in plain sight…A left leg that looks completely different.

        • pokemastercube .

          it makes sence that if it is a model from the squad that they would be based on the deathshroud terminators. keeps things connected. cos while i am a BA player for my marines built to tag between 40K and HH (tho i have small GK and DW forces for marine allies in 40k) the deathshroud i do like the rules for from HH

          • Navaren

            Yeah, I didn’t catch that other termie in the corner on my first two watches. I was basing my Typhus guess on his “smoke stacks” I’m happy to have a squad of Deathshroud though. Hopefully we get Grave Wardens too. Maybe with “Heavy Blight Launchers”

  • Toby Longworth did a bang-up job here.

    This is the new age indeed, where GW will make parody trailers for their own products. Amazing.

    • orionburn

      These videos are great. Still can’t top the one they did with the new drop pod rules and plastic Thunderhawk…lol

      • That was just a silly studio team gag, though. This actually had Toby Longworth hired for it. He’s the one who did almost everything audio drama related when Black Library started actually producing those (after the two short stories-read-with-sound-effects that Danny Webb did for them). He’s still a main stay with dramas and audiobooks. He even did video game voices over the years and was recently included in the Audible adaptation of Alien: River of Pain.

        I wonder what they paid him for this parody. That kind of commitment is laudable!

      • Iconoc1ast

        That was ace

    • Severius_Tolluck

      AS you said, great that they have a well known voice actor do these to add some credence, like having an official western music writer, write a legitimate theme song for Blazing Saddles, but I mean.. I was still in stiches with the test rules for drop pods and movement trays! The fact that they are not taking themselves too serious at times is a welcome back to days of old.

      • orionburn

        Agreed. The marines on square bases had me dying. They’re going to have their stumbles but it feels fun to be part of 40k again.

    • Iconoc1ast

      I really like them too

  • Mikey_V

    So when the crap photo with bad focus and some, obviously, manipulated contrasts “leaked” people were complaining he was too bright and purple, etc etc. Now what do you guys have to say?!

    • Xodis

      I think it looks a LOT better. Still would make it a little darker IMO, but I already assumed the sculpt is good and this image shows it.

      • Mikey_V

        That’s totally fair. I personally want to see him in corroded white armor. But it shows how much of a difference these leaked images can make. I’m just ecstatic to finally see the model!

        • Iconoc1ast

          Legion colours!

    • Luca Lacchini

      That it looks way better without the cartoony colors that made Morty something out of a Saturday morning show.

    • Brian888

      The video also fixes the OTHER big problem I had with the picture: Mortarion’s pose. In the picture, he looks like he’s just floating there, arms out. The video makes clear that he’s hunched forward, stalking his next victim. Awesome. Also, the Nurglings, as always, rock.

    • Thomas

      I say he looked crappily painted (but still a good model) in that photo and he looks really good in this new one. It’s not hard.

    • phobosftw

      ..That this video is so much better than the crap photo with a bad focus?

  • Luca Lacchini

    Love the marine with the vox array and the abacus.

  • RafaƂ Pytlak

    “Oh, and i hope Mortarion won’t notice we are making fun of that writing on his heart….hey, brother why are you running away? What is that winged shadow……

  • Moonsaves

    Ah, I see they went a little bit Spume with that terminator’s tentacles gripping his scythe. Interesting.

  • Jose Costa

    That it looks way better without the cartoony colors that made Morty something out of a Saturday morning show.

  • Rayna M. McCowan

    GW needs to stop over exposing their miniatures when doing photos, that is the same model as yesterday’s leak. With less over done white light you get less cartoonish colors and a more realistic miniature. GW just has a weird fascination with over saturating their photos with white light.

    • Maybe people should also take proper photos for their leaks instead of potato cameras with filters and horrible lighting. It really isn’t hard to adjust the contrast in Photoshop either…

      • Rayna M. McCowan

        No, it isn’t just the leaks that have the issue, if you look at their official painted mini’s on the store they paint the death guard up in the same over bright over saturated way. So it is very much GW, and GW themselves admitted to it, said it helped bring out the model’s details. Which I disagree with, but, hey, GW isn’t my company.

  • phobosftw

    Is it just my feverish imagination, or are the color palette on all of these new models more muted and grimdarkey than all other official photos of the new dguard models we`ve previously seen?

  • Harkeal III Brennon

    Looks great. Still makes me sad fact that i will have to wait one month for it. 🙁

  • Drpx

    Q: What would you say was the greatest factor in your loss?

    DG#1: Well, I’d definitely have to say it was a numbers thing. More Imps out there than Chaos, and when we weren’t around they got to attack each other which naturally meant the winner was always an Imp.

    Q:The Imperium won by fighting itself when you weren’t around?

    DG#2: Hey, we tried to get to the battlefield at least once a week, but stuff happens.

  • Damon Sherman

    I just want deathguard terminators so I can deal with artillery tanks like the basilisk and medusa. nothing be deep striking combi-melta goodness.

    Hopefully that new tank will help out too. Chaos needs new vehicles and variants of existing ones. You’d think in the 10k years they’d modify or salvage new tanks.

  • Peyton Allen

    Anyone else see Mortarion sticking his tongue out?

  • MiNi Matt

    AS you said, great that they have a well known voice actor do these to add some credence, like having an official western music writer, write a legitimate theme song for Blazing Saddles, but I mean.. I was still in stiches with the test rules for drop pods and movement trays! The fact that they are not taking themselves too serious at times is a welcome back to days of old.

  • Kk

    So thats definitely, 100% a new Typhus model they just casually dropped

  • SilentPony

    So they’re just straight up going for the Emperor Text to Speech huh?

  • Nick Slender

    Is there a word for wet dreams becoming reality?

    • Broz

      Sex.

  • Richard Mitchell

    The author did a great job on this article. I could imagine two DG marines doing water cooler talk over Konor.

  • DJ860

    “Fudge the numbers”

  • Branahar

    This guy is more likely to be Typhus.

    • Branahar

      The paste is not working, the guy next to the tally mand on the right