40K: Blightlord Terminators and Typhus’ New Look!

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The new and improved Typhus and Blightlords terminators are coming next week.

That’s right, in all their bubonic bulbous beauty, here’s a look at the upcoming Blightlord Terminators and everyone’s favorite lumbering, bloated, disease-ridden Herald of Nurgle and friend to all Poxwalkers, Typhus.

Seriously though, Typhus with the right powers can help pump a unit of Poxwalkers to strength 5/toughness 5 and with the right stratagems, you can make them hit on 3s, wound on 2s, and add to their ranks as they inexorably advance across the tabletop. And you thought conscripts were a tar pit.

via Warhammer Community

In the 41st Millennium, the warriors of the Plague God continue to gather, with more elite troops arriving for the XIV Legion. The Blightlord Terminators are the vanguard of the Death Guard, combining advanced wargear with arcane gifts of plague. These guys are a reinvention of the Chaos Terminators you may have used in past editions, equipped with a range of weapons you’ll be familiar with (reaper autocannons, combi-weapons and the like) as well as deadly new tools like the flail of corruption.

That flail will chew through an enemy, by the way. It’s a beast in hand to hand, which, when coupled with the myriad ways these Death Guards can dish out mortal wounds, will help your Blightlords make short work of anything short of a Lord of War.

Accompanying the Blightlord Terminators is Typhus, the Herald of Nurgle. Reinvented for the new codex, Typhus has been upgraded to combine classic elements of his design with a new Death Guard flair, meaning he fits in perfectly with the rest of the range. Similarly, dedicated Death Guard fans will notice the similarity between this model and its counterpart from the 31st Millennium. If you’re looking for a leader for your Death Guard army (or just want to make your Poxwalkers more powerful), then Typhus is an excellent choice.

Also, just look at the detail on this guy. As always, the nurglings are the best, and give the whole thing a very Bakshi-esque feel. He looks almost animated, waiting and ready to lumber forward while the nurglings and poxwalkers gibberish and squeal.

You can grab these guys next week, so get ready!

  • Dooms Day

    sadly the blight lord termys will probably be about £40.. there the ones I want the most as well.

    • Dan Wilson

      With Deathshroud at 35… for 3… I anticipate these guys to be at least 45… I can’t imagine even GW pushing 50…

      • Dooms Day

        im going off what kind of armour they are. abit like how occult terminators are tartaros, and there both the same price and the same size

        Since Blight lord terminators are cataphractii and are no were near as fat as deathshroud, they should be about £40

        • Dan Wilson

          The more I think about the more agree with 40. Although I think Deathshroud are also in catohractii armour too no?

          • Dooms Day

            yes they are, but they are fatter and much bigger

          • Michał Koczorowski

            Yeah, the Deathshroud are bigger.
            GW compared them to SM centurions in terms of size, rather than other termies.

    • Chris Koster

      I’m thinking £35. I believe this release will reflect the pricing set By the 1k sons release. Already had the desthshroud as the same price as the exalted sorcs (3 detailed models for £35) so I think the blight lord terminators will be priced the same as occult terminators bs the plague marines will be the same as the rubric marines

      • Dooms Day

        however Blight lord terminators are Cataphractii Terminators, unlike the Occult terminators which are Tartaros. Tartaros are £35 and cataphractii are £40.

        • I_am_Alpharius

          Pretty sure “different” Mk armours really really don’t have impact on price. Its a little of product investment recovery, a little bit of on going expenditure recovery and a whole lot what GW consider it is worth and sell for.

          • Dooms Day

            if that was the case then why aren’t cataphractii £35? it wouldn’t really make sense to sell a model that has the same armour type and size cheaper then another model of the same type.

          • I_am_Alpharius

            Because that’s what GW considered they are worth. Its the same reason CSM Terminators or normal Terminators or SW Terminators are £28 and £35.

          • Dooms Day

            which is the same as the other space marine terminators which is the same armour type. so right now the 40k terminators are both £28, both tartaros terminators are £35 and its most likely both cataphractii types are £40

          • I_am_Alpharius

            Great. You keep clinging to the your “differing Mk armour” theory. I’ll live in the real world where GW charges what they feel its worth – its literally in their statement to their investors:

            ” we sell them for the price that we believe the investment in quality is worth.”pg2

            “we have maintained our policy of aiming to only increase the prices of our new releases to reflect the necessary investment in our product quality.”pg4

            https://19485-presscdn-0-14-pagely.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2016-17-Press-statement.pdf

          • Dooms Day

            and GW feel Cataphractii is worth £40. we’ll find out what there worth in a few days when the prices are leaked.

          • Chris Koster

            Pretty sure catapractii terms are only more because they the only plastic and accessible option for most people so GW saw the opportunity for a price hike.

          • Jory4001

            This statement really irks me.

            The new kits that have come out in the years I was absent from the hobby are at a price points I can not justify, so I am sticking to the much older armies, who have still had significant price increases but are still much more reasonable than newer models.

            I suspect I will be completely priced out of this hobby once the remaining dated armies have had model passes.

            I have tried to hang in for Sisters of Battle but I fear if they ever are released they will be far too expensive for me to even bother.

          • Spacefrisian

            Jervis Johnson once said something else, written copied multiple times in black and white.

          • Mira Bella

            And what would that be?

          • LankTank

            Wont they be pretty much the same price as scarabs just like how the 3 deathshroud were the same cost as the 3 exalted sorcerors? Anyway down in nz its $110 or about 60 pounds. Feel the looove

          • Chris Koster

            Lol yup that’s exactly what’s I said in the original statement 😊. I feel for you guys down there February’s is actually cheaper.

  • Robomummy

    new termies look pretty good. as for typhus, i guess there is such a thing as too much detail. the model is just way too crowded with stuff happening.

    • Electrobix

      I hate him too. Looks like he has been surprised my a mouse or something.

    • He does look quite ridiculous… I’m not keen on all the flies…

      • vlad78

        Typhus is now officially the most ridiculously awkward looking member of the Death Guard. (even more than the old plastic monopose DG legionaries.

        Nurgle giveth and Nugle taketh away. Blessed be Nurgle.

        I guess Mortarion keeps chuckling when seeing what Typhus has become.

        • LankTank

          Wait until you see it. Kharn looked like he was dislocating hos shoulder while trying to interpretive dance. But then you see his model and he is far better

          • Michał Koczorowski

            I’m gonna wait and buy him before I judge. I know from experience that only by having a model in your hands can you see how it’ll look

      • LankTank

        He is actually starting to grow on me. The flies are part of the smoke so optional. In fact I think the photos are not showing that the detail is actually got some space between with tge depth of the model

        • ZeeLobby

          When removing pieces improves design, that’s just bad design. Imagine how great the model could have been if it was just good to start!?

    • dave long island

      My thoughts exactly, regarding the termies and Typhus.

    • Matt Mo

      I agree 100% .. less is more. Plus his stance just doesn’t work. And the outstretched hand looks like he’s dancing. Ugh serious John Travolta vibes

      • Robomummy

        well, thanks for that. cant unsee it now.

    • Dennis J. Pechavar

      Get off my lawn! Oh old man Typhus.

  • Krizzab

    Thyphus armpit smell is a new weapon?¿

    • ieyke

      Except Kharn was good (better than his new model even).
      Kharn looks like he’s roaring and leading a charge.
      Typhus looks like he’s dancing.

      • dave long island

        lol

      • I prefer Kharn’s old model as well. HIs new one looks a bit like he doesn’t have the power to lead others, even though he does. I do also like the Forge World Heresy-Era Khan though. He’s good.

  • AwesomePizza

    Is anything planned for regular plague Marines?

    • Dan Wilson

      Yes, likely third wave. Boxes of seven from the look in the Codex. I’m looking forward to kitting them all out for close combat lulz.

  • Pcm979

    I’ll give you ‘new’.

  • Darkcat
    • Luca Lacchini

      It is indeed a better sculpt.

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Can anyone say “cease and desist”…..

      • Rahl

        That is probably why a lot of their Sisters of Battle stuff vanished off their webstore last year. However, they’re still on the ebay store associated with Wargame Exclusive; and they have their own Celestine figure on sale still, so I can’t say for sure.

    • luke-vdv

      Wow, that actually looks like a warrior of the plague God.

  • ieyke

    The Terminators looks pretty good. A lot better than MOST of the recent DG stuff they’ve been releasing.

    But that Typhus looks like he has disco fever and has been decorated like a gaudy parade float…. Yeesh.

    http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f0cd521bbfff108e8562e26408f8ba850b3b78da054f8bcb6932eb2f968643e0.jpg

    • Dennis J. Pechavar

      You can actually hear the Bee Gees if you listen hard enough…You should be dancing…Yeahhh!

  • Rob Morrison

    I’m glad they made a dude with a flail. I always wanted the guy from the 6th(?) edition codex.

    • Dan Wilson

      Standard plague marines can also take flails, up to two of them so I’m hoping there’s going to be two in the PM box… at least one certainly.

      • Fergie0044

        The flail is an awesome weapon since damage carries over. Makes a cc focused plague marine squad something to consider. Back up with a tallyman for the re-rolls and you’re laughing.

  • piglette

    Typhus model is terrible. The old one is imposing, lumbering, and powerful. It looks like an ancient champion implacably advancing across the battlefield with a thousand plagues. Nu Typhus is action packed, he looks likes he’s about to jump 50 feet in the air and come crashing down into a pile of enemies like a HoTS character. Putting giagantic flies all around him is cheesy too.

    • CloakingDonkey

      Well we learned in Dawn of War 3 that Space Marines have super jump 😉

      • ieyke

        To be fair, we’ve ALWAYS known that Space Marines CAN super jump.
        (Terminators not so much)
        Power Armor has always been strictly an enhancement to a Marine’s strength, speed, and (obviously) durability. They run faster, jump higher, lift more.
        That’s never been the problem.
        The problem is that they weigh as much as a VW Beetle, and the force/weight of a Space Marine jumping to or from a surface is bad news for almost anything the Marine might be standing/landing on.
        He would crumble stone and smash through floors.
        A Marine just running is already going to be devastating for a lot of surfaces.
        We don’t see Marines super jumping more because it’s a bad idea, not because they can’t do it.

      • piglette

        I don’t even mind if a Night Lord or Ravenguard is doing ninjutsu, but the Death Guard are obviously a very different flavor.

  • I_am_Alpharius

    All looking very suitably disgusting. I’m interested to see the frames for the Terminators, for all the extra gubbins. Looks like the Death Guard love is being spread over 4 weeks (maybe 3?). I guess next will be the: Plague Marine kit, alongside the 4 new elite characters, I’m think they will l come in two set of two (or maybe a set of four); and then we’ll get the two new vehicles, in the final week. It could just as easily be vice-versa, so vehicles first.

    • Dan Wilson

      Are you thinking the Myphitic Blight Hauler will be a combo box with the Drones?

      • I_am_Alpharius

        Yeah, I’ve been thinking that the Blight Drone may well be a dual kit. There are a lot of similarities between the model components. However, there also just enough differences to suggest they are seperate kits. It will be a nice reveal to find out whether it’s one or two kits.

        • Dooms Day

          theres only one similarity which is the armour plates.. but there no were near the same size. The blight hauler’s carapace is a very very different size to the bloat-drones.

          • I_am_Alpharius

            Given we’ve got literally one picture of the Hauler that’s hard to tell. To me they are about the same size with one being vertical and the other horizontal. The models are on the same size base, there are spiked components that look the same, the side pods on the Hauler look like they can be inverted to make the body of the Drone, it almost looks like the inside part of the fans becomes the wheels, the weapons on the Hauler sit in a similar position to where the fan attach to….

          • Dooms Day

            we have 2 pictures of the hauler, one art work and one of the model. the hauler doesn’t use wheels it use tracks. The hauler’s carapace is also much smaller, The haulers carapace isn’t as tall as the Bloat drones.

          • I_am_Alpharius

            So, you agree, we’ve got one picture of the model to go on. Wheels tracks, potato patato. No it’s not as tall that’s what happens when you rotate a ellipse shape object from vertical to a horizontal position – its like you standing up or lying down, oddly enough you “size” changes As for the carapace, I mean, it not like they could design it so one layer goes inside/on-top of the other to alter the length or anything…like they do with all sort of monster kits….

          • LankTank

            I think they are quite different but then the hauler has no weapon options. It would be strange for a vehicle that big to have NO options… that suggests possibly joint kit? But if they could kit bash I woukd also assume the haulers could take heavy blight cannons

          • Dooms Day

            ugh… theres no convincing you. Theres several things that stop them from being in 1 kit. the fact they can be in groups of 3. the fact there weapon loadouts differ greatly, the fact the carapace armour differs greatly from the bloat drone.

            And as i said theres 2 pictures of the model in the codex.

          • I_am_Alpharius

            And Who’s to say the Hauler will be three to a box? That one big assumption. Yes you can have up to three of them, yet the minimums one. How do GW nearly package all their sets in?….yep you’ve guessed it in the form of unit minimums!. It makes far more retail sense to sell the Hauler one to box.

            “one layer that goes on top of another? theres nothing at all to suggest that..” WOW you got me. Equally there is nothing to suggest there is not. Indeed if its one model to a box, as I suspect, then it will either be layered or two different covers with extra details you can stick on to provide a bit of variation.

            So as I say…in my opinion the Drone and Hauler will be one dual kit, likely, with one model in the set.

            I also point out that in my first reply to @disqus_KvhurbI7N0:disqus I also said: However, there also just enough differences to suggest they are separate kits” So I’m not ignoring that they won’t be two kit either.

          • Dooms Day

            the fact there can be 3 in a unit, is reason enough to suspect they WONT be a multi-kit. GW want to be selling these in sets of 3’s, so will most likely have these guys cheaper, then have sell a 3 man squad of them(like they do with ADmech).. Anyway, ill leave you to your opinion of that it’ll be a duel kit… and what ever miss advice that you may have

          • I_am_Alpharius

            Point out to me a standard kit in the GW ranges that is sell units in beyond the minimum? They 99% of the time they don’t. Yes, the unit can have “3” however you only need one to form a unit, the other two are optional. You don’t see Tyranid Warriors being sold in a standard set of 6 or 9 because thats the size they are allowed; you don’t see SM scouts being sold in units of 10, you don’t see Eldar jetbikes being sold in 9’s. …I can go on if you like…The only exception I can think of to this is vanilla SM/CSM who come in 10’s (but note GW also do a 5 man box for these). Oh, and those Karaphron Ad-Mech units you point out….yeah they are sold in box of three…BUT guess what the minimum unit size is…..3…funny eh?

          • I_am_Alpharius
          • Dooms Day

            thank you for that. It basically just confirms several things. A you dont actually have the codex. and B that the everything proportion wise about the hauler is nothing like the foetid bloat drone. They dont share any parts at all, apart from maybe the the little crest thing on the upper carapace.. but alot of DG share that.

            Also the 2nd photo of the model is on the defiler page.

          • I_am_Alpharius

            Don’t need the codex to use my eyes and look at the thousand of photos of the codex on google or in youtube videos… have to admit I missed the second small image on the defiler page, however that doesn’t really provide any more, or new, detail the pic where you can see all of.

  • Deacon Ix

    They are nice models but far too cartoonie (cartoony?) possibly a bit of a darker paint job will help.

  • Talos2

    Typhus is a Miss for me, I’d stick with the old one or the fw typhon. I don’t like that pose at all

  • Le_smee

    All the termies and the lord of contagion make typhus look even more awful than he already does.

  • Michael Cameron

    Ol’ Typhus is getty jiggy with it. That pose is terrible.

    • Fraser1191

      Looks like he’s saying “fly my minions!” Lol

  • Fergie0044

    Done a match today – that flail on the terminators was a beast! And that was with me forgetting to re-roll 1s to wound. The rest had axes that were a bit meh. I’ll try the swords next time.

  • MightyOrang

    Deathshroud look great. These termites look great.

    Typhus looks like fat Freddy Mercury.

    • Spacefrisian

      Get of my lawn darn kids.

      • luke-vdv

        What?

        • Dennis J. Pechavar

          A reference to how he looks like a grumpy old many yelling at children to remove themselves from his property.

          • luke-vdv

            I guessed that, but it doesn’t work with the guy’s comment. He’s not ranting or talking about in his days. He literally wrote a short line implying his dislike of Typhus like many people here and even says he likes the Deathshroud. Where is the grumpy old man similarity?

          • frank

            think he means that’s what typhus looks like hes doing. I actually could dig the idea of typhus being the grumpy old man in Nurgle’s garden.

          • luke-vdv

            Oh, now I feel stupid! lol I can see that too now.

          • frank

            haha don’t feel stupid, happens to us all sometimes.

  • Chet Atkinson

    Monopose too presumeably.

    • Prospero 4life

      Highly doubt it….

      • ZeeLobby

        Can tell if sarcasm…

        • Prospero 4life

          Can tell not too bright… why would the Terminators be monopose, and obviously Typhus is indeed monopose…

          • ZeeLobby

            Uh. Cause everything else released for DG so far has been monopose. If terminators aren’t they’re the only exception at this point. Dunno why that requires significant intelligence to understand, but your clearly just an angry bloke.

          • frank

            the death shroud are mono-posed (and cost about 6 bucks less than 5 death shroud from forge world in US$. but this is a whole different tangent) point is if the death shroud are mono-posed id bet these blight lords are too.

      • Chet Atkinson

        I live in hope.

  • ZeeLobby

    I just don’t get how no one in the studio was like “what the F are you doing?”

    • ieyke

      That’s what I’ve been wondering about AT LEAST half of the new Nurgle /Death Guard models.
      A few of them are fine, but a LOT of them are cartoony and really dumb. And they ALL have terrible paintjobs.

  • KonstantinG

    It is indeed a better sculpt.

  • Kiskatona

    So now we have a better look at Typhus…..I don’t hate it. But if I had to choose I would pick the old model, this one does seem a bit too dynamic. I forget who (or when in the last couple weeks) mentioned in here, but I would agree that it would look better if the scythe was in the left hand and the right balled up in a fist of defiance. Though maybe we will get some different arm options, like Morty did.

  • woms

    Why has GW gone the cartoon approach and away from the “realism” of past models?

    • Dennis J. Pechavar

      I would say that’s its an attempt to placate parents of the children they want to sell models to. Old gamers aren’t the consumer audience that GW targets. Not a bad idea but not my favorite either. These models aren’t bad but not the art direction I prefer. The genestealer cult models are amazing and if it wasn’t something that would make my wife kill me I’d invest in yet another army. I have a Death Guard army from 3rd and 30k so I’m not the target consumer. Most of these models will look better IMO with a more realistic paintjob.

  • Peter Bean

    typhus is way cheesey in my opinion to comical looking as bad as urlric the slayer was just standing there whilst the rest of the sw were all going for it , typhus is doing a little dance spreading a little love he`s getting down tonight :p

  • Laurence J Sinclair

    That top right Terminator is supposed to have fly arms, I guess, but it looks more like he’s being hugged from behind by a Genestealer.

  • Josh Felstead

    Typhus looks like a little b*tch compared to the blightlords…shame

  • frank

    I dont hate the new Typhus but the old one had such a more bad @$$ pose. he used to look like he was genuinely terrifying. Now he reminds me of a portly Beetleborg who happens to keep bees. not a bad mini but not to my taste either. Its like last version was straight up death metal and this is some kinda glam rocker. http://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ad87e428712d7ea49e319e88e7ab84fa4057992e34536ad73ece72ef2cc69c32.jpg