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The Death Guard’s First Wave is up for Pre-Order from Games Workshop!

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Mortarion, Daemon Primarch of Nurgle $140

For ten thousand years Mortarion, Lord of the Death Guard, has crushed his enemies upon the field of battle. Surrounded by chittering Daemon mites, droning flies and noxious plague vapours, Mortarion swoops into battle on vast, creaking wings. the thudding beat of these foul pinions fills the enemy with crawling dread, even as they waft the reek of death across their lines. To even stand in the presence of the Death Lord is lethal, opponents choking and collapsing as they succumb to the myriad plagues that churn the air around him.

This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble Mortarion, Daemon Primarch of Nurgle. This is a towering model – the word ‘miniature’ barely does it justice, as he looms over the rest of the Death Guard and gives even Bloodthirsters something to look up to! He is clad in baroque power armour known as the Barbaran Plate – this is covered in rust and rot, with skulls, spikes and Nurgle symbolism on each of the chunky components. Mouldering robes, chains and a rotten cowl hang from this armour, partially covering the system of pipes that feed his breathing apparatus – it is safe to assume that this ventilator isn’t delivering fresh and clean air to Mortarion, rather vile spores and disease.

He is armed with 2 foul weapons: a massive scythe named Silence, a rusting yet razor-sharp blade featuring brutal chain-teeth, stained with the blood of worlds and capable even of hacking a Reaver Titan to pieces; and The Lantern, an ancient energy pistol. There are two modelling options for these weapons – one option features the weapons down by Mortarion’s side, the other features a much more aggressive pose.

Mortarion features huge, decaying wings – these are modelled with pockmarks, holes and tears, representing the horror and decay of Nurgle’s hordes. Speaking of Nurgle’s hordes, there are plenty of extras with this kit – 2 Nurgling Drones carrying phosphex bombs hang from the chains on Mortarion’s armour, with a further 3 on the base: 1 carries a Chaos icon, one waves a censer and one carries a tank of unmentionably horrid substances. The base itself is detailed with rocks which themselves are being corrupted by the foul presence of the Daemon Primarch.

Mortarion, Daemon Primarch of Nurgle comes as 78 components, and is supplied with a Citadel 100mm Round base.

The Plague Brethren $40

Of all the armies that seek to conquer the stars in the 41st Millennium, the Death Guard are truly the foulest and most corrupt. Made monstrous by their patron god Nurgle – lord of plagues and grandfather of disease – they are decay and entropy made manifest, living icons of hopelessness and despair.

This box set contains 3 plastic Plague Marines, which can be used as alternative models in any Plague marine squad, an exclusive 20-page booklet featuring an interview with designer Maxime Pastourel giving insight into the process behind the miniatures’ creation, along with an ‘Eavy Metal showcase, painting guide, and 3 art cards featuring concept art by John Blanche!

Miniatures

Blight Stalker – a trench warfare expert, resplendent in a sinister gasmask – he is armed with a bolter and blight grenade (featuring a skull), and is accompanied by a nurgling carrying a disease-coated stick – it’s probably best not to dwell on where that stick has been…

Dipteron – evoking the classic Death Guard motif of mutation and corruption, this model is covered in growths and tentacles, and wields a meltagun and blight grenade. He features extra meltagun nozzles on his back, showing his commitment to the long war.

Corpulux – bloated, diseased and in an advanced state of disrepair, his armour is bursting with decay, held together by patches of chain mail. He carries a plague knife and a blight bomb – again, this bomb is made out of an unfortunate victim’s head…

Extra Content

In the 20-page booklet included with the miniatures, you’ll find some incredibly interesting content – an interview with the designer, Maxime Pastourel, giving you an insight into the background of each miniature, its conception and the idea behind every little detail. There are a selection of concept sketches, helping you to understand the evolution of the models, along with some beautifully photographed examples painted by the ‘Eavy Metal team, with paint swatches showing you how to achieve a similar look.

As well as this, there are 3 art cards, featuring a Poxwalker, Plague Marine and Mortarion, rendered lovingly by John Blanche.

Codex: Death Guard $40

The Death Guard are the Traitor Legion most favoured by Nurgle. Utterly devoted to spreading the Plague God’s hideous diseases across realspace, they are living plague vectors whose bloated bodies and rusted war engines boast grotesque resilience and firepower. They are a walking pestilence, a living plague of destruction and horror. Their heavy tread heralds the end of hope, and the damnation of all who oppose them. Their touch withers all, and spreads seething corruption that swallows worlds. They are the sons of Mortarion, the chosen of Nurgle; fear them , and despair.

Codex: Death Guard contains a wealth of background and rules – the definitive book for Death Guard collectors. Within this 104-page hardback, you’ll find:

Background

– The Wages of Heresy: a detailed history of the Death Guard’s descent into absolute filth and corruption, driven into a grotesque damnation by the cold ambition of Mortarion, and a description of their homeworld and their enormous, rotting Plague Fleets;
– The organisation of the Death Guard: a surprisingly organised and coherent Legion, for all the rot and bloat, with 7 Plague Companies at the head of a vast and diverse force;
– The Chronicle of Virulence: a timeline of the Death Guard’s ten-thousand-year war of sickness waged against the servants of the false Emperor, with an annotated map showing key war zones;
– Heraldry and colour schemes for a variety of vectoriums and warbands;
– Background and details on each character and unit available to a Death Guard army;
– A showcase of beautifully painted Citadel miniatures, depicting the colour schemes of the Death Guard expertly painted by the ‘Eavy Metal team.

Rules

Everything you need to get a Death Guard army primed for games of Warhammer 40,000 is in here:

– 33 datasheets containing rules for every Death Guard unit;
– Army abilities reflecting the Death Guard’s methods of war;
– Gifts of the Plague God: wargear both ranged and close-combat used by the Death Guard;
– Points values for all miniatures, weapons and wargear for use in Matched Play games;
– Scions of Mortarion: rules for Battle-forged armies:
– 6 unique Warlord Traits,
– 14 unique Stratagems (with a focus on the psychic might of this army),
– the Relics of Decay (6 rare artefacts unique to the Death Guard),
– the unique Contagion psychic discipline, available to all Death Guard psykers;
– 6 unique Tactical Objectives.

Death Guard Dice $20

20 high quality 16mm dice, in the colours of the Death Guard. These dice feature a hard plastic shell, with a soft inner core providing an unpleasant rotting effect – entirely appropriate for the vile machinations of the Death Guard.

Datacards: Death Guard $15

Designed to make it easier to keep track of Tactical Objectives, psychic powers and Stratagems in games of Warhammer 40,000, this set of 60 cards – each featuring artwork on the reverse – is an indispensable tool in the arsenal of any Death Guard gamer. Included:

– 7 psychic power cards – 6 from the Contagion psychic discipline, along with Smite;
– 14 Death Guard Stratagems available to any Battle-forged Death Guard army as found in Codex: Death Guard, along with 3 Stratagems – Command Re-roll, Counter-Offensive and Insane Bravery – from the Warhammer 40,000 rules, available to any army;
– 36 Tactical Objectives, including the 6 Death Guard specific Objectives from Codex: Death Guard.

Codex: Death Guard Collector’s Edition $80

vailable while stocks last, this Collector’s Edition is presented as a complete and unabridged soft touch hardback with exclusive cover art, black page edging and a ribbon marker.

The Death Guard are the Traitor Legion most favoured by Nurgle. Utterly devoted to spreading the Plague God’s hideous diseases across realspace, they are living plague vectors whose bloated bodies and rusted war engines boast grotesque resilience and firepower. They are a walking pestilence, a living plague of destruction and horror. Their heavy tread heralds the end of hope, and the damnation of all who oppose them. Their touch withers all, and spreads seething corruption that swallows worlds. They are the sons of Mortarion, the chosen of Nurgle; fear them , and despair.

Codex: Death Guard contains a wealth of background and rules – the definitive book for Death Guard collectors.

Codex: Death Guard Limited Edition $200

Available while stocks last, this limited edition Codex is presented in a rust-evoking box, and features the unabridged Codex: Death Guard with exclusive artwork, rough textured finish and black gilt edging, along with:

– 6 metal markers representing different psychic power effects, used to keep track of these powers in game – these feature a brass finish with verdigris staining;
– A 3-wheeled gaming tracker shaped as the symbol of Nurgle, tracking turn number, victory and command points;
– 7 large-format psychic power cards, featuring the Contagion discipline and the Smite power, wrapped appropriately horrible paper;
– A double-sided poster – artwork of Mortarion on one side, and an annotated force organisation of the Death guard on the other.

Nurgle’s Rot Collection $115

A little something for the Death Guard collectors out there – this bundle presents you with the Datacards and dice for your army, along with the splendid, beautifully-realised Collector’s Edition of the Codex.

Mortarion, Daemon Primarch of Nurgle and The Plague Brethren $180

Combine Mortarion – Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, foul and corrupt Death Lord – and the Plague Brethren – 3 stunning web exclusive Death Guard miniatures, complete with a book of designers’ notes and art cards – in this truly special bundle.

Nurgle’s Gift Collection $235

Mephiston: Blood of Sanguinius (Paperback) $16

A Blood Angels novel

A religious civil war brings the Blood Angels, commanded by Chief Librarian Mephiston, to a shrine world where they find a mystery that might help Mephiston understand how he survived the Black Rage – and perhaps cure the Blood Angels of their affliction.

READ IT BECAUSE
It delves into the curse of the Blood Angels and how Mephiston survived it, while also exploring notions of faith and the influence of the Emperor on the Imperium of the 41st millennium.

THE STORY
The shrine world of Divinatus Prime has become lost to the light of the Astronomican and no ship can piece its veil. Only the Lord of Death himself, Blood Angels Chief Librarian Mephiston, has any hope of discerning the fate of this once pious world. After enacting a powerful blood ritual, Mephiston and an honour guard of his fellow Blood Angels reach the stricken shrine world to find it seized by religious civil war. Each faction fights for dominance of a potent artefact, the Blade Petrific, said to be wrought by the Emperor Himself. Yet there is more at work here than a mere ideological schism, for Mephiston believes Divinatus Prime could offer answers to how he became the Lord of Death, he who resisted the Black Rage, and possibly even a way to end the curse of ‘the Flaw’ in all Blood Angels.

Written by Darius Hinks.

Sisters of Battle: The Omnibus (Paperback) $18

A Warhammer 40,000 omnibus

Adepta Sororitas Sister Miriya and her comrades hunt renegade psykers, battle the ancient might of the necrons and investigate a world newly discovered by the Imperium in three tales of the Sisters of Battle by James Swallow.

READ IT BECAUSE
The Sisters of Battle are a perenially popular part of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, and these classic stories – plus a brand new addition – showcase them doing what they do best – hunting heretics and safeguarding the spiritual welfare of the Imperium.

DESCRIPTION
The Adepta Soroitas, or Sisters of Battle, are the military arm of the Ecclesiarchy, and their remit is to prosecute the enemies of mankind with extreme prejudice. Uniquely among the fighting forces of the Imperium, all the warriors of this organisation are female. Clad in ceramite power armour and armed with and awesome array of wargear, they fight with fanatical fervour for the glory of the Emperor, scourging both xenos and heretic alike with bolter and flamer. This omnibus collects together James Swallow’s two classic Sisters of Battle novels, ‘Faith & Fire’ and ‘Hammer & Anvil’, along with the prose version of the audio drama ‘Red & Black’ and a new short story ‘Heart & Soul’, both available in print for the first time..

Written by James Swallow.

CONTENTS
Faith & Fire
Hammer & Anvil
Red & Black
Heart & Soul

 

Lots of Death Guard goodies this week – with lots more on the way! what are you most excited about?

  • benn grimm

    Loving those dice, best they’ve put out yet imo, who cares about pics on 1s or 6s when all the faces look that cool. Can’t wait to see what people do with Morty, might even have to have a crack at him myself.

    • TenDM

      Those ones don’t actually have pictures on any of the sides. It’s all just pus bubbles.

      • benn grimm

        Indeed. Well spotted.

  • Crevab

    Those dice are hideous. Gimmee

  • TenDM

    I’ve been trying to find a dial like that for wounds. Hopefully the third parties see that and make their own range.

  • MechBattler

    Wow. Those dice are actually pretty creative. Pretty cool. They almost look like you can repaint them if you want.

    • Crevab

      Put a lil whitehead on the bulges. Tried that on the previous Nurgle dice

  • Jeremy Larson

    Anyone else wonder if those dice are going to be horribly unbalanced?

    • benn grimm

      I did wonder that for a couple of secs, then (rightly or wrongly) assumed they must of thought of that at some point during the design/manafacturing process.

    • I_am_Alpharius

      No. Since, unless people play with casino-grade dice then we’re all using dice that are unbalanced.

  • Xodis

    Those dice are a must buy, ill set them beside my 1Kson dice. After some Emperors Children and World Eater dice my Black Legion will be all set lol

  • zeno666

    The dice are cute. The rest is meh.

  • Siruswraith

    Is anyone else disgusted by the price tags on these LE dexes? These are things that are ABSOLUTELY going to get overwritten with new rules, FAQs, and “General’s Handbooks.” Most of the latest releases have been getting FAQ’d within weeks. I am not knocking anyone who buys LEs, I am guilty as well. Just incoherent ranting from one of the poor souls starring at my LE Wrath of Magnus.

    • zeno666

      Yepp, its quite disgusting. I don’t buy GW books any more.

      • Siruswraith

        Honestly, it sucks because I actually like the whole range so far. Lots of people are down on some the stuff, but I think the models are looking great, and LE dexes look great as well. But they make it so being a hardcore Nurgling is gonna cost ya $600 out the gate, and that gives ya 4 miniatures, a book, dial and some dice. I worry about my 1K Sons release.

      • I_am_Alpharius

        Just as Nurgle likes it 😉

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Well, evidently there is a niche market within a niche market for them; since pretty much every codex/battletome/rulebook release in the last few years have had LE/CE published for them. GW may not always shift them all, yet they must still be making a nice profit margin on them or they wouldn’t waste resources on designing and printing them. Now I’m not saying the price is not high. Indeed, personally, I don’t see the need to spend that much on a book expected to last for 4/5 years. Plenty of the content of them is nice, like the objective markers, the prints etc.. which I’d happily purchase separately. However, if are people buying them, then GW will keep making them.

      • Mira Bella

        Seems like I was right on the LE prices after all.
        Quite confusing if you ask me.

        • I_am_Alpharius

          Yeah. Hands up I balls up on that one 😛