GW: Nurgle New Year Next Week

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A look at the corpulescent and pox-riddled pre-orders that will kick off 2018 in a diseased slurry of releases.

Well the 7 Days of Nurgle are drawing to a close, just in time for a while Nurgle New Year. Yes, the most merry of monstrosities, the chortling Chaos god, the delightful daemon himself, Nurgle is celebrating a whole slew of new releases. Many of them have that Rankin and Bass or Bakshi feel to them–slimy and gross but charming and fill of vibrant personality. You can’t help but feel that the delight of Nurgle’s forces is infectious. And now that his demonic forces are getting a book, come see what’s new Nurgle’s next.

via Warhammer Community

Next week, you’ll be able to pre-order the first wave of Nurgle-y goodness, kicking off with one of Warhammer’s most iconic Daemons – the Great Unclean One:

Beware fatty

And of course with the Great Unclean One you’ll also get the bits you need to make Rotigus, the fancy character equivalent of Kairos Fateweaver or Skarbrand. Just look at those fangly maws.

There are at least three. Speaking of things in threes:

Did you know that you’ll also be able to pick up Horticulous Slimux separately? As well as being a great option in the new Nurgle battletome (and even featuring some upgraded abilities), Horticulous will now be available in Warhammer 40,000 thanks to the new Chaos Daemons codex.

He is mentioned right alongside the Spoilpox Scrivener and Sloppily Bilepiper, so it seems he is indeed a Herald of sorts. And one that makes the Gnarlmaws grow.

The big pre-orders though, are of course the Chaos Daemons Codex and the Maggotkin of Nurgle Battletome.

Look for these books next week–we’ll be sure to bring you what news of them drops. In the meantime, have a happy new year!

Free coughing, wheezing breaths with every new Nurgle release.

  • Philip Estabrook

    Because of course there hasn’t been enough of a focus on Nurgle this edition…

    • BaronSnakPak

      Everyone cried when GW focused on Khorne in 2015-2016, and said “do something else!”. They moved on to Nurgle in 2017-2018, and now everyone’s crying about that.

      Have patience, save your money, and work on your backlog until February when they move on to Death and everyone complains about that too.

      • DeadlyYellow

        Really the only people justified in their complaints are Slaanesh fans.

        Khorne, Nurgle, and Tzeentch all have had major faction bolsters.

        • Alvin Adorno

          they can not do slaanesh properly. if they did it would have to create a new division and call it the adult warhammer. naked cultists of both sexes and huge phallic symbols everywhere.

          • Advachiel

            I disagree, this point has been made before, but the fact of the matter is all they have to do is shift the focus slightly instead of completely derail it. For example, excess can take many forms, and we can see more manifestations of greed, gluttony and pride for example, all which keep with the core theme without leaving it too much, and that’s just daemons. On the Emperors Children side of things, basically make them Dark Eldar aesthetic space marines with a focus on sonic weapons. I think the community as a whole needs to open their minds and realize that sex is not the only manifestation of excess, and no one ( including me, all I play is emperor’s children) wants to have an army of sex offenders…drugs are more fun anyway XD

          • DeadlyYellow

            The Dark Eldar are basically Cenobites anyway. The sexualization is fine, it just needs to be steered back toward the masculine to bring it back in line with the rest of the ranges.

            I mean heck, Kairic Acolytes are almost there. Just trim the leggings down to the belt and subligaria, and rebrand the symbols and masks. Or beardless, man-sized Fyreslayers.

            CSMs could be done just by dropping armor from the head, chest, and legs in a variety of combinations. Or redone with body-sculpted armor akin to the Stormcast or those hideous Sanguinary Guards.

          • Apocryphus

            I personally will be getting some of the Lust Elves line from Raging Heroes because it has the perfect blend of creepy Clive Barker-esque creep factor and “sexuality” that’s more off puutting than entincing. Slaanesh is everything you desire but twisted to the point where you’re terrified of your own desires.

          • Oggthrok

            While I would love that, I think they’ve got a pretty good and creepy look in the line – I’m just hoping when they get to the greater demon they lean toward “scary huge elven woman demon” and not “cow god.”

            But, they need to lean toward “evil eldar god” for visual style. Because, like you said, they’ll always have to pull their punches on the “god of debauchery and perversion” angle.

          • I guess it comes down to which imagery you like, I’ve always enjoyed the bestial aspects of the chaos gods, dogs for khorne, bulls for slaanesh, birds for tzeentch and flies for nurgle, so when it came time for me to make a keeper of secrets, I made the original, accept no substitutions cow with leather chaps and a bare butt

          • JL

            go on.

          • I have slaves to darkness in front of me, none of the mortal are nude, they’ve just got lots of weird mutations and pastel colored armor. Proper slaanesh is more than just nudity

    • E65

      Well, we have Tzeentch to look forward to later this year. Yay!

    • Ghachii

      There hasn’t been any focus on Nurgle at all. Oh wait, you’re talking about 40K, not AoS. Yeah, the world doesn’t revolve around you any more. This is an AoS release that just happens to throw a bone to 40K.

  • E65

    too bad about the cost of the GD. AUD230. Definitely be giving it a miss.

    • Bakvrad

      In your case, the forgeworld great unclean one is cheaper, even if you have to pay the shipping… that’s definitely not ok (but it’s good that there is a cheaper official version at all)