Unboxing: Deathshroud Terminators

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.

Deathshroud Terminators

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…

  • memitchell


    OMG(W)! Who am I kidding?

    • LankTank

      Im about to have a brain aneurysm! I can get 3 things bedore I have to start saving for my sons xmas presents. Codex, what and what? Blightlotds and plague marines? Haulers and blight spawn/festus? I dont know! “I feel the warp overtaking me!”

    • Righ TingTong

      i just bought 3 squads , i couldnt resist. i wanted to build a melee themeed nurgle army for so long. im forcing myself to stop buyng minuatures until next summer now.


    Dang it, more monopose models…

    Seriously, they’re meant to be Chaos! They aren’t very chaotic if everybody will end up with the same one!

    • zeno666

      You also get a lot of unused free space.
      Looks like a sprue from 2000

    • I_am_Alpharius

      By and by ‘mono-pose’ kits seems to be the trend at the moment; although all these kits generally come with plenty of option/multiple part e.g. heads, chest plates etc… Even though they are ‘mono-pose’, importantly the way GW have sliced up components make them easy to convert; which I imagine was quite intentional. I would hazard we are seeing more and more kits like this, as GW are trying to balance producing kits that interesting/varied/flexible (i.e. might build two different units) and appealing to “veterans*”. Whilst keeping them quick/easy to build, with “newer” hobbyist in mind; complicated, 100+ part kits may well be intimidating to newer hobbyist and putting them off the hobby altogether – which of course GW don’t want.

      *I hate the term veteran but, nevertheless, it’s the term we use.


        • I_am_Alpharius

          First. Why the all capitals? Second. I prefer to shy away from the term “veteran”. Whilst it implies ‘experience’ of some sort it also comes with, in the realm of wargaming, a subcontext of somehow being ‘better’. I find a lot (by no way all) of hobbyist who define themselves as “veterans” can be very self-entitled, demeaning and have a “i know better” attitude those around them; especially in the case of newer hobbyist – no matter the age. Finally there is the ridiculously laughable “chip on their shoulder” mentality that whatever ‘change’ or ‘new’ thing a company does with their product is somehow a direct slight towards them and all “veterans” alike. As the saying goes; if I had a pound for every time a so called “veteran” passes some comment on these ‘slights’, then I’d be able to buy a lot more toy soldiers.

          [Also, I’m not sure what Crisis Suits have to do with the conversation – but hey-ho]

          • Crisis Suits an unfortunately fiddly kit with far too many options, a nightmare for beginners. I do not consider myself better than others, I just like the term Veteran due to the fact they get white helmets.

  • John Dickerman

    Marine Termies are $10 each these are $20 are they twice as good?

    • John Henry III


  • I_am_Alpharius

    These models are just stunning. Oozing Nurgly detail (appropriately) out of every surface. The scythes are awesome. All the chest plates rock. All round great set.

  • Kraken

    3 small sprue monopose models for $60? Urgh.

  • Daniel Hardwick

    I wonder if Games Workshop realise they are charging more per model for the Death Shroud than Forge World.

    • Damon Sherman

      glad I realized this was a trap when a bunch of people unloaded their starter stuff on me. I knew the stuff I ACTUALLY NEEDED was going to cost me an arm and a leg.

  • LankTank

    Does anyone have any indication on the release date and price of the Foul Blightspawn and Biologis Putrifier? Seperate kits? I was suspecting a new 3 man kit making Blightspawn, Putrifier and then either Tallyman or Surgeon for about same price as Deathshroud

    • I_am_Alpharius

      No. Although one would imagine the various other kits will be released on remaining available Saturday in September (30th). I would say there is a chance that they could be spread over the next two weeks; so that would mean the 7th October would any outstanding sets to be done. Price wise. Who knows, but I would say look towards the Thousand Son stuff, from last year for a rough idea.

  • defensive

    I should go back and screencap all the people yelling at me for suggesting they looked monopose.
    You have too much faith in GW.

  • 3 for 60? eh…. no thanks..