GW: Feculent Gnarlmaw – Blight Tree of Nurgle

Nurgle Daemons are invading the tabletop in January in more ways than one!

After the teaser from yesterday, it looks like we have a name for the new “Blight Tree” of Nurgle. Say hello to the Feculent Gnarlmaw:

via zamerion (12-30-2017 dakkadakka)

Feculent Gnarlmaw $30

According to the text this model is “Geländemodell” which is German for “terrain model” – so it’s not a new unit per se, but rather Nurgle themed terrain. It will have rules for both Warhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar as well.

via Warhams-77 (12-30-2017 dakkadakka) From White Dwarf:

Sounds gnarly! I have been saying we need more Non-Imperial Terrain for a while and I’m very glad to see Chaos getting some more stuff – even if it’s probably going to be bad news on the tabletop. Just looking at that thing makes me want to get my shots updated…


Anyone want to take a stab at what this thing will do in game? I’m sure whatever it is, it’s going to be pretty gross!

  • YetAnotherFacelessMan

    Neat. Also, this is the rumor engine we thought was “eggs”.

    • kingcobra668

      Nurgle and terrain were mentioned there more than eggs

      • YetAnotherFacelessMan

        Sure, but the article talked about Tervigon eggsacs. Lo and behold: plaguefly eggs. Not the point, either way.

  • Apocryphus

    It has a strong Blanche feel to it, love it!

    • GirenZ


    • georgelabour

      The first thing I thought of was an old B&W illustration from the second or third edition warhammer book. The one with the carboard high elf on griffon, and orc on wyvern pieces.

      So yes, it’s definitely got that old school vibe to it.

      • Laurence J Sinclair

        The cardboard stuff was fourth edition. 🙂 Although all the internal art was reprints from third, so you’re right either way! 🙂

  • Mr.Gold

    well, people do talk about the garden of nurgle…

  • Talos2

    Nice, but one tree will look out of place, and lots of identical trees will look just as bad.

    • ZeeLobby

      Agreed. So buy 20, chop them up. And Bam. Good looking terrain, only $600!

      • Talos2


        • memitchell

          You don’t need a bunch of them to get the idea across. That thing has lot’s happening there.

        • ZeeLobby

          I’d honestly use the old 3 tree set.

    • georgelabour

      Or use it as an objective or narrative inducement device.

      Say , place it in the center of the table and every turn it spawns d3 ‘icky plants of stickiness’ within 2d6 inchs. The only way to stop it from producing more sticky icky is to set it on fire, or hit it with an enchanted axe.

  • piglette

    I might get a few of these to use as daemon spawn points in narrative games.

  • AEZ

    I know I’m repeating myself by asking for more sylvaneth stuff… but really a new organic terrain release could’ve come for them too… a nice big tree.

  • Snord

    That looks better than a lot of the actual demon models themselves. The big circular pustules look a bit forced, but I gather the idea is that they’ve been deliberately bound with metal to make the Nurgle symbol.

    Nurgle still seems like the most convincing Chaos power. And seems to inspire the best ideas for models. I’m not sure yet about the new Beasts, however.

  • euansmith

    Great, another invasive alien species some horticultural nut will import to have something to boast about on Gardener’s World. Before you know it, these things will be killing off our naturalised water hyacinth and Japanese Knotweed.