Mortarion’s faithful bodyguard are up for pre-order this weekend – come take a look inside the box to see what you’re getting!
The Deathshroud Terminators are a fantastic bodyguard unit you can take in your Death Guard force. We’ve talked about them from a rules perspective already. Now we want to take a look at the actual models and see how they stack up.
In what should be a surprise to no one after the Mortarion Unboxing, these Deathshroud are a fantastic kit! The box comes with 3 sprues which allow you to make 3 Deathshroud Terminators or 2 Deathshroud and 1 Champ for the unit.
There is an extra torso bit that you can use to change up the look of your unit. You can swap out the Scythe Blade on for the champion as well. However, there are only 3 sets of legs – if you’re going to want to run more than 3 of these models you’re going to have to get very creative with the kit-bashing or just buy a second box.
The models themselves are pretty impressive none-the-less. While they don’t have any options for really changing their poses, each one is basically a mini-character. Also, when you assemble the models Games Workshop has made sure that the seams are hidden very well. We had little-to-no mould lines on our sprues either. From a technical standpoint, these Deathshroud are really impressive!
Each one of the sprues is oozing with details. These pictures don’t do them justice. You can see all the pits and divots in the armor and the metals. They have scratches and battle damage. There are extra appendages all over the place – and teeth! If you were wanting Super-Nurgle Terminators, GW pretty much nailed it with this kit.
Games Workshop has once again proved that they really are at the top of the model production game with these kits. If you’re looking for a great unit to have around or if you just want to collect and paint a set of awesome looking Death Guard Terminators, then pick-up this kit when it comes out next weekend.
The Pale Harvestmen; the Scythes of Nurgle; the Eyes of Mortarion. The elite warriors of the Deathshroud go by many names, and every one is redolent with a miasma of fear and menace. Swollen with unnatural power, the Deathshroud tower over their enemies. Rusted gauntlets and squirming tentacles clutch huge battle scythes known as manreapers, cursed weapons that slice heads from shoulders and limbs from torsos with every swing. Clouds of plague flies boil around the Deathshroud, while vile smog spills from vents in their armour to choke and blind their foes.
This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a set of 3 Deathshroud Bodyguard. Impressively large and dense, covered in rot, decay, tentacles and horror, these models exemplify the corrupting gift that Nurgle imparts. Each is armed with a manreaper – a large scythe, pitted and pockmarked with rust and disease, it stands even taller than the Deathshroud who brandish it – and a plaguespurter gauntlet, used to squirt unpleasant maladies at the unfortunate. Each of the three is bedecked with Nurgle symbolism, found in the rust, boils and chips in their armour, through which vile tentacled and bloated flesh poke, barely covered by ragged cloaks. there are 7 variant heads included, a mix of helmeted and bare, and an extra plaguespurter gauntlet – this is for an optional unit Champion, who has the option of wielding two of these.
The Deathshroud Bodyguard come as 51 components, and are supplied with 3 Citadel 40mm Round bases.
The Eyes of Mortarion are upon you…