40K: Death Guard New Units Confirmed

The Codex: Death Guard Table of Contents is out in digital form – come take a look at all the goodies!

The Death Guard are getting a new codex and that means previews are up on Games Workshop’s site. If you want to take a look at some of the new lore and art you can always check out the previews from Warhammer Digital.

via Warhammer Digital

Codex: Death Guard $34.99

But perhaps most importantly in the previews is the Table of Contents:

So what are the new units?

  • Foul Blightspawn
  • Biologus Putrifier
  • Plague Surgeon
  • Tallyman
  • Deathshroud Terminators
  • Blightlord Terminators
  • Myphitic Blight-Haulers
  • Plagueburst Crawler
  • MORTARION!

That’s all 9 New Death Guard units added to the game. From a modeling perspective, that means even more new kits – Don’t forget to add in new kits for the models that were only available in Dark Imperium.

It’s an exciting time for the Death Guard/Chaos players out there. Will all these new kits coming this release looks to be on-par, if not larger than the Primaris Space Marine launch. We’re expecting this to be a multi-week release event from Games Workshop. I hope you’re all ready with plenty of Hand Sanitizer…

 

The Plague Surgeon will see you now.

  • euansmith

    At first glance I thought that the top image showed a Plague Trooper crushing a Star Wars Rebel Pilot! “Crossover?!”, I thought.

  • SilentPony

    I kinda love the idea of a plague surgeon, ’cause I can’t tell what he does.
    Option A:
    “Blasted Ultramarines, shot off my legs!”
    “Worry not, Blighticous, this noxious slug will latch on to your stumps and you will be shambling forth in no time!’

    or Option B:
    “Doc, my boils are going away! My skin is clearing up! I’m healthy again! HELP!”
    “Oh dear! Well don’t worry Blighticous, a few days soaking in a Great Unclean One’s jockstrap will have you at death’s door in no time!’

    Does he tend to the wounded with plagues, or fix plagues that aren’t plaguey enough anymore

    • Kevin Maloney

      I hope it’s the latter. There’s something delightfully twisted about a doctor whose purpose is to make you sick again.

      • euansmith

        Bad Medicine.

        • I_am_Alpharius

          Whoooo your love is like Baaaaad Medicine 🙂

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOUtsybozjg

          • euansmith

            Doctor, Doctor, give me the news, I’ve got a bad case of loving you.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlPHmYtqSdA

            This gives a whole new angle to Nurgle. I’ve always seen Slaanesh as being the rocknroll excess god; but now I’m liking the idea of the Army of Nurgle rocking out.

          • Tushan

            Jack Elam as the mad doctor from the Cannonball run movies taken in this death guard context makes for pure awesomness.

          • euansmith

            Excellent idea!

          • Tushan

            Best doc EVER! The movie is fun if you like that kind of over the top humor but the doc character (and Captain Chaos, lol) really makes it worth wile and the sequel is even better.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii8nd3s0ZCU

    • These guys are the the Apothecaries of the Death Guard Legion (sometimes the original ones).

      They do two things:

      a) They help Plague Marines stay alive with their “medical skills” I assume Plague Marines make ideal candidates and they are almost unkillable. Just sew em up and give em solid pat on the shoulder I guess?

      b) They goes out of his way to remove the progenoid glands from any loyalist marines (living or dead) they come across, so they can be corrupted to make more Plague Marines.

      Loyalist apothecaries hate these guys.

      • SilentPony

        Wouldn’t it just be easier to take living loyalists and corrupt them? Just throw them in a pile of really nasty stuff. What comes out will be a plague marine.

        • euansmith

          Like Toxic Avenger Marines?

  • I_am_Alpharius

    Got my guess broadly on point. WH-Tv just load another ad video. Looks like the: ‘Myphitic Blight-Haulers’ are close combat Plague Marines; you can spot what I presume is ‘Foul Blightspawn’ at around 32s; there what I would say is the ‘Biologus Putrifier’ and/or ‘Plague Surgeon’ at around at 40s or 1min mark; and you can see more close ups of both Terminator types and more Plague Marines in there. Bit surprised the ‘Crawler’ does not make a second variant.

    https://www.facebook.com/WarhammerTVteam/videos/436579096737074/

    • Dooms Day

      Close combat plague marines are just plague marines. That blight hauler is another wierd vehicle

      • I_am_Alpharius

        Edited :). Didn’t really focus on the list order. I can see now that ‘Myphitic Blight-Haulers’ are group with things that are vehicles.

        • Dooms Day

          Close combat plague marines are now just something you can turn a normal squad into. The plague marines datasheet has loads of new weapons on it. The datasheet its self takes up a whole page.

        • Dooms Day

          Btw the Blight-Hauler isn’t an alternative Blight drone. Its another Vehicle for the Death Guard. nothing like the Bloat drones at all.

          • I_am_Alpharius

            Sweet. Ok 🙂

    • euansmith

      That is very nicely filmed.

  • DoctorBored

    Ordered the codex and dice. I got the Dark Imperium set, so I guess I’ll start with those and see what I can do with it before expanding any further. I really like those little crawler beetle things. I hope they’re good because I’d totally make an army out of them!

  • pokemastercube .

    i personally wouldnt call deathshroud terminators “new” as they have been around since the heresy

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Well, of course, yes they have been. However, they’ve never had an plastic versions and included in an formal 40K army list – hence *new*.

      • euansmith

        Like Thriftstore Terminators, “Not new, new; but new to you.”

        • Queue Nurgle themed version of Thriftshop video by Macklemore…

          • Brian Griffith

            “I wear Grandpa Nurgle’s clothes. I look incredible.”

      • Brian Griffith

        And they’re also significantly changed since the Heresy.

  • Christie Bryden

    so we can expect a small release to acompany the thousand sons to increase their numbers to match that? or they will cop out and just give us a codex like what happened with CSM.

    • I_am_Alpharius

      No. Full blown release. There have been like 2 videos from WH-Tv, 4-5 articles on WH-Com all talking about and showing off new models. Thats not to forget the umpteen articles on here and other sites with screenshots and hypothesising.

      How have you not seen at least some of this?

      • Christie Bryden

        we havent seen anything about thousand sons yet, I knew about death guard ages ago.

    • OctopusVolcano

      Why do all the factions have to have equivalent units? I’m not expecting my admech codex to include a functional equivalent to every unit in the new IG codex, nor does a dark Eldar player expect equivalent units to craftworld Eldar.

      • Dooms Day

        because the deathguard iare Subfaction. Admech shouldn’t have equivalents to IG because they are not guardsmen. Dark eldar are not craftworld eldar.

        Deathguard are Chaos Space marines however, and should have variants of CSM units

        • OctopusVolcano

          And yet admech is a faction of the imperium and lore wise should have access to every single thing all the space marines do, yet they don’t. Same story for Ynarri. Death Guard are different. I’d much rather the factions went this way; They play different have different goals, ideals and visions. Not everything has to be equal.

          It’s the same reason I don’t want admech to have access to rhinos and raiders; Those are space marine vehicles. Honestly, apart from using some of the similar base weapons there’s as much different between the different chaos factions as there is the same. There are so many units nurgle doesn’t get access to, same for the others.

          Tzeench not so long ago had a bunch of new units anyway! If we’re really looking at this objectively it’s Slaanesh’s turn next to get some chaos love.

          • Christie Bryden

            I agree slaanesh is long overdue, what I mean is when it comes to thousand sons turn, they get enougth to put them on par with death guard, you say a bunch but in reality that was only 2 troops, 1 elite, 1 HQ and 2 special characters, they have a considerble lack of choices in the index its enougth for now but they need a good amount more, especialy in HQ fast attack and heavy support.

            troops and elites I think were ok.

          • Brian Griffith

            I think Death Guard is a decent indicator of how much these cult legion codexes are going to diverge from standard CSM. We can probably expect a tank and/or a daemon engine or two to get added to Thousand Sons.

            And then sometime in 2018 when they do World Eaters and Emperor’s Children, we’ve got the bar set for them.

          • Dooms Day

            ADmech is an imperial faction… BUT ISN’T a subfaction… Deathguard are a Subfaction of CSM, like how Space Wolves, Dark angles and Blood angles are for Space marines. thats why Deathguard has equivalent units of CSM. like how Space wolves do. And factions DO play that way, but the subfactions should have equivalent units.

            Admech dont have rhinos because, there not a space marine subfaction. but space wolves do because they are a subfaction. thats how it works. Grey hunters = Tactical squads. Wolf scouts = Scouts.

            Ynnari are not a subfaction either, they are there own faction, they will get models of there own sooner or later.

          • The BIG fluff reveal of the Death Guard book is they are perhaps the only Legion that survives to this day “intact”. While all the other legions (maybe aside from the Black Legion) are hopelessly shattered into thousands of warbands vying for glory – Mortarion still commands an original and intact Legion with a working fleet and command structure.They operate all over the Imperium, but under his command. Based on the Legion layout diagrams in the codex, we estimate the Death Guard Legion numbers…

            wait for it…

            @135,000 Death Guard Plague Marines + support staff, motorpoll, fleets, non-marine elements, etc…

          • Dooms Day

            Them, the word bearers and the thousand sons are the only original legions that still act mostly as a legion. this isn’t really a big reveal in the DG book as its already known or well should be.

          • Brian Griffith

            Seems to contradict the fact that the Word Bearers are still a largely unified Legion, which has been stated repeatedly in recent books.

          • Xodis

            I think “intact” is the keyword here, throughout all the lore Word Bearers take on some horrible loses. They are probably still 1 united Legion, but at probably half the strength as the DeathGuard.

    • Randy Randalman

      Thousands Sons are going to be a later release and will be expanded. None of the codexes will have tiny rosters.

  • Le_smee

    Can’t wait to get my hands on a terminator sorcerer as I can’t stand the dark imperium one.

    • Thomas

      Yeah, that Plaguecaster model is atrocious. I converted my own Termie Sorcerer, took a Cataphractii termie, gave him a staff and sculpted some Nurgley bits and a distended belly onto him.

      • LankTank

        I just took to his face with a knife lol

      • Le_smee

        Overall I think it’s passable, but that baby face just kills it, looking forward to making my own blight bringer with that big bell on a stick from the sigmar guys.

  • DoctorBored

    I don’t know what that beetle thing is, but I want 10 of them.

    • LankTank

      Beetle thing? Why am I so blind. I cannot see it! WHERE?!

      • Brian Griffith
        • Bootneck

          Looks like its equipped with a Multimelta and some kind of missile launcher.

          • DoctorBored

            Yep, Missile Launcher, Multi Melta, and another plague-themed weapon, as well as a unique close combat weapon.

          • Bootneck

            It always puzzles me why GW comes up with these random weapon options. MM and a launcher isn’t a great combo with the mixed ranges. Multi purpose which does neither great.

          • phobosftw

            How about the fact that it is a fast attack unit and that it does not suffer the -1 for moving when firing its heavy weapons

        • LankTank

          I have never been in love more with a Nurgle unit ever

  • Ben_S

    “Don’t forget to add in new kits for the models that were only available in Dark Imperium.”

    Like they did with the Deffkopta from AOBR and Chaos Cultists from DV? I wouldn’t bet on there being any new kits for Poxwalkers etc for a while at least.

    • memitchell

      Aren’t there 10 distinct Poxwalkers in DI, and three more snapfits? We really need more different models for a Nurgle-flavored zombie horde? I mean, I like’m. But, wont new ones just get lost in the crowd? Heck, the nature of the Nurgle/disease color palette is no two of the 13 different types could look the same. I get that more is never too much. But, that’s probably at the cost of somebody else’s beloved army.

      • Ben_S

        I’m not taking any stance on what should or shouldn’t get released, just saying we shouldn’t assume that there will be new kits for the models in Dark Imperium.

        • memitchell

          At least 3 more Poxwalker models with the starter set.

    • Dooms Day

      well 3 models from DI are 100% getting a new kit. that being: Plague marines, Bloat drones and the Lord of contagion.

  • Fraser1191

    I wonder what’s on the table now once death guard is fully released?

    • euansmith

      Once Death Guard have fully “released” on your table, I don’t think it is a good idea to look too closely.

      • memitchell

        I saw what you did there. And, I wish I hadn’t!

  • memitchell

    It bears repeating, the DG marines fro DI are fun to assemble, fun to paint. And, even with my meager skills, still look good. I had a killer deal on more DG (two DI sets on ebay), and it turned out too good to be true. I got my money back. Instead, I think I’ll just stop at one squad for Shadow Wars. And, the rest from afar. 40K V8 is looking too special rules and Herohammer for my taste.

  • Daniel Enos

    A certain canadian you tube channel went over everything in the book. Every single thing.

  • piglette

    What a nice release. Imagine if they do a Codex: Emperor’s Children

    • LankTank

      Imagine it rained bacon. Equally likely =(

      • Dooms Day

        Except.. it isn’t. All the legions that follow a God are likely to get a codex. I mean EC and WE are going to get there primarch’s sooner or later.

        • Bootneck

          They will definitively get a codex this century…

  • John Edwards

    Disappointed in release just book n old morty

    • BaronSnakPak

      Book, Morty, Plague Brethren, dice, and data cards.

  • Bootneck

    No raptors or bike units means this is going to be a slow as hell army. I suppose they can deep strike the termies but the cost is limiting.

    It will be interesting to see if the LR gets DR as that will be a beast if it does.

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  • Fergie0044

    No great unclean one?!? Boooo!!!