The Nurgle Great Unclean …Trio

Were you expecting the Great Unclean ONE? Guess again…

Games Workshop has revealed not one, not two, but THREE Great Unclean “Ones” – well technically, the third one is a special character – but this is definately going to be a combo kit either way! Check this out:

via Warhammer Community

Next year, the forces of Nurgle will rise in the Mortal Realms, and the 41st Millennium, with a virulent host of new models, a new codex for the Chaos Daemons and 2018’s first battletome for Warhammer Age of Sigmar– Maggotkin of Nurgle.

Of course, good things come in threes, and you’ll be able to use this kit to build one of three variant Great Unclean Ones, each carrying a different set of equipment. The third is a new special character known as Rotigus:

Rotigus is worshipped in the far corners of the Mortal Realms and the 41st Millennium as a generous, life-giving deity of prosperity and fecundity. While Rotigus certainly is generous (as all servants of Nurgle are!), the gifts he gives are foul in nature, and any who pray for his patronage soon see the error of their ways…

For the sake of scale, here’s a shot of the Great Unclean One around some of the other Nurgle Models:

He is going to be mountainous indeed!

Also, for those folks who might of missed it, Nurgle is getting the first Age of Sigmar Battletome of 2018! Get ready for the Maggotkin of Nurgle to come to the Mortal Realms. You can read more about the rising tide of Nurgle HERE as well as download a free wallpaper from GW. Nurgle – it’s the gifts that keep on giving…


Are you down with the sickness? Too bad! Cause 2018, Nurgle is coming to bring ALL the plagues!

  • Kabal1te

    The only thing about this which disappoints me is that it is only Nergal that is getting new stuff. Demons across the board could use new stuff.

    • Nathaniel Wright

      Of course, just glad to see the intensity of the new Nurgle stuff.

      • Simon

        Including that new beast of Nurgle right behind the big guy in the last photo.

        • Brettila

          Nah, that beast is way too cartoony. That is my issue with all the new Nurgle stuff is it looks like a cartoon. The new GUO is entirely too enormous for the number of wounds/durability/damage potential it has.

          • Jonathan Ellsworth

            Like Magnus?

          • Cristhian Mario Landa Rivera

            But the original Beasts looked this or more cartoony back in the day afaIk.

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Daemons have a loads of new kits over the last few years. All the new Tzeentch Daemons kits from this time last year, with a total of 8/9 (by my counts); Khorne got a few, I think 3 kits the year before that; and Nurgle got a kit for the End Times event and Rictus, just this year.

      Frankly, they aren’t exactly doing to bad right now, on the new kit front.

      • James Regan

        at this point the main thing i’m waiting for is new slaanesh & furies, as the other three will be pretty well renewed after this bout of releases. Maybe there’s a couple of khorne models waiting an update (as they mostly didn’t get lesser daemons when the bloodthirster came out) but i think most of their models were pretty solid anyway, and can’t think of any that are actually desperate for it

        • Red_Five_Standing_By

          Flesh Hounds of Khorne need an update.

          Slaanesh will get new models when GW decides to make a big Slaanesh event in AoS.

          • euansmith

            The flesh hounds always look like they’ve each swallowed an umbrella to me.

      • memitchell

        And, the second most common complaint. Somebody is getting too much new stuff. Somebody complained Genestealer Cult was getting more stuff than SoB’s, after a 25 year wait for ANY new GSC stuff.

      • Steven Hyche

        All the one new kit?

    • Dooms Day

      Urm.. only nurgle? We had Tzeentch this year and khorne before that..

      • Kabal1te

        Khorne got what? Blood thirster and scarbrand kits? Isn’t skulltaker and flesh hounds still metal or finecast? Also on the fantasy side in the blades of khorne valkia is fine cast too. Not to mention khorne didn’t get any new named demons that match the new plague bearers that have been teased as well as the dude on the snail, and tzeentch really didn’t either. Nergal seems to be getting a better treatment from what I am seeing.

        • ReverendTiberiusJackhammer

          Give it time, this isn’t a dramatic case of preferential treatment. Immediately prior to this, Nurgle Daemons were third-best of Chas Daemons in plastic support.

          This update more or less puts them on par with Tzeentch – keep in mind Tz has those two plastic chariot variants, which also provides ’em with an alternate plastic character, the Exalted Flamer, and then they also have the Changeling. Lack of a chariot/plastic mount has always been a hole in Nurgle’s line-up, although the Blight Tree may be moving into that gap.

        • Amon-Alex69

          Ok, so Khorne had : New Marauders aka Bloodreavers, had Warriors, had heavy infantry with Skullreapers/Wrathmongers,
          Lot of new mortal heroes.
          Plus as you mention it 3 kit Greater Daemon,
          Skarbrand.. And Kharn .
          I agree that new Fleshhounds would rock as well as new Berserks and a Daemon Primarch which will certainly come this year (summer maybe ?).

          Ofc we ALL want to see some new plastic lesser demons for the god we love.
          But give it time, as far as I know the Tzeentch lord on disc and Vilitch are still resin, so is the herald of tzeentch on disc .

          In the mean time the next to get a big AoS release will (at last) be Slaanesh, figure out how happy some may be to see “dynamic” plaguebearers when thinking of what they could do with daemonettes !

          • Steven Hyche

            K so 2 demon kits… thats like saying SOB got a new kit because of Primaris marines.

          • There is a plastic disk herald in the chariot kit tbf

          • Alexis Muscat

            Yea if decide to convert it and so having no chariot.
            But to me conversion is the key . Especially for Heralds that can be played on a mount whereas they don’t have models (or equivalent) like Slaanesh on a steed , nurgle on a palanquin .
            Khorne one on juggernaut exist even if it’s finecast but could be done by converting same goes for tzeentch one.

          • That doesn’t really even count as a conversion, it includes a herald on disk, not attaching screamers isn’t converting lol

    • Moonsaves

      All demon lines are now updated apart from Slaanesh, with this. We’re just waiting for them to update Slaanesh, now.

      • Amon-Alex69

        As last Q_Q . I have hope. When seeing this I can only be happy about what they can do with the Keeper..

      • And fleshhounds and furies

        • Alexis Muscat

          Agreed .
          Even if I don’t play with furies I think having appealing models sounds nice.
          And for khorne , well idk if it’s fine to play with doggos but I’d like to see more list around them and a plastic Karanac too.

    • Hussein Alobaidi

      Lets hope the other daemons get the same level of treatment then!

    • memitchell

      Unless GW issues AT THE SAME time a model for EVERY possible variation of figures of every faction, army, sub-army, nuance, and possible thing in ALL of 40K and AoS, and other games, and games they don’t even make, someone will be able to complain that they could “use new stuff.” Thanks for beginning the tread with THE most common complaint on BoLS. I don’t think I could have survived another microsecond of feeling like GW had done something entirely OK.

      • OrbitalHammer

        savage AF

  • Talos2

    THat third one is amazing

    • Amon-Alex69

      The tentacles are too much for me, or too soft maybe ? Not enought pustules.

      • Talos2

        It’s just a little different while keeping with what you expect a guo to look like.

  • Luca Lacchini

    Incenser skulls from the first one, bell from the second one, cowled head and belly maw from the third one = perfect.

    • dave long island

      Ya you might be right!

      • memitchell

        Dammit! Belly maw wins EVERY time. I guess I’m just an old softie for gut teeth.

    • Amon-Alex69

      I’d go with the first one but with 3d one belly and the cowled head too.

    • BrassWitch

      Sword, man. Way cooler than bell.

  • EnTyme

    Those Nurglings on the base are freaking awesome! When the new RP systems release, I’m totally making a Nurgling champion.

  • Rafał Pytlak

    Hose sexy curves…

    • 415Native

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  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    #3 (Mouth Stomach) > #1 (Devilish Grin) > #2 (Xenomorph Tongue)

    • dave long island

      Ya that pretty much sums em up!

    • EnTyme

      I like the bicep mouth, too.

      • Red_Five_Standing_By

        I’m going to lick you with my elbow tongue…

  • dave long island

    Oh my stars and garters! By Lenin’s Ghost! Sacre Bleu! Gott in Himmel! Effin fantastic!

    • memitchell

      As they say back home, “Purty’ner a pickup truck!”

  • Christie Bryden

    so getting rid of the speial character we alreadu had but never made a model for.

    • frank

      They may do the Skarbrand thing and release that character with a separate kit. It is hard to imagine them including a giant palanquin as part of the general GUO kit. Makes me wonder if the Skarbrand kit did not meet the sales they had hoped for seeing as so far they have not made any other characters following that template?

      • ReverendTiberiusJackhammer

        Yeah, the difference in treatment between Skarbrand and Fateweaver/Rotigus was interesting.

        Maybe the balance between Skarbrand’s sales and the cost of the unique sprues didn’t seem efficient in retrospect, maybe the Bloodthirster’s three variants weren’t seen as adding sufficient value to repeat that design for the Lord of Change – freeing up room for Fateweaver in the main kit, or maybe this is just because Skarbrand needed more sprue-space for his signature shattered wings than Fateweaver did for his secondary head.

        But yeah, now that Greater Daemons have ballooned in size, a mass-doubling palanquin, for what is likely the chunkiest Greater Daemon, seems like a tall order. (I’d be all over it if a hypothetical Plague Tower release included bits to build it as a Great Unclean One palanquin, though.)

        • Amon-Alex69

          Who cares about this new Rotigus.. We want Ku’Gath ! x)

        • frank

          It would be interesting if they did make a second special kit for him because Ku’Gath was one of the more stand out GUO characters in terms of flavor and fluff but, if the shattered wings were the reason for the separate kits Ku’Gath would be just as hard for them to include his parts in the kit if not harder. Love to see the kit though cuz that palanquin would be huge.

    • LankTank

      That’s what im thinking

    • Kugath rides in a giant palanquin, I doubt there was room to add the parts for that

  • I_am_Alpharius

    Well, well, this kit looks to have been well worth the wait. Gorgeous stuff. Also, on the base of the first picture, the traditional Great Unclean one, the Nurgling seems to be the model that was the “wrapped” picture from Monday.

    Have to say, from day one of 2018, GW looks to be hitting the ground sprinting, let alone running! Very exciting for this, and everything else to come.

    • Kabal1te

      Good catch. I didn’t look close enough to notice

    • Just what I need to buy that’s they’ve previewed already (1-2 GUO, beasts, the blightking drones, the tree, the orlocks for Necromunda, the dark oath queen, that gobbo) and the stuff I haven’t bought yet ( DG characters, morty, plagueburst crawler, 3 blight haulers) my next 6 months of hobby budget are already accounted for.

      At some point I’m gonna need to sell some stuff to make room
      For all these stupid daemons 😅

  • Randy Randalman

    Absolutely perfect. It’s better than every resin variant out there, that’s for sure.

  • Heywood Jablowme

    I want someone to use a poop emoji plush as a Nurgle greater daemon.

    • Z. Ubbie Fish

      My kid has one.
      I may just do that.

  • Moonsaves

    Looks really, really good. Exactly like the concept art has looked for years, and just like how it looked in Dawn of War 2.

  • Alienerd the unbannable

    So if Rotigus is an HQ and it turns out the GUOs fill another slot such as Heavy Support, we can take a full GUO army in matched play? I hope so! 😀

    • Mr.Gold

      you could anyway – a supreme command detachment…

    • Can’t you already with the supreme command detachment?

  • enold

    Am I the only one who spots what looks like a new beast of nurgle in the last photo?

    • ReverendTiberiusJackhammer

      Check the “40K Surprise: New Great Unclean One, Beasts of Nurgle, Plaguebearers Minis!” article from yesterday, it has more details on the Nurgle release, including more of the Beasts.

    • Jonas Barkå

      They were revealed in the “Father Nurgle” video yesterday.

  • frank

    That nurgling with the sword,omg Francine,that nurgling,that nurgling,Francine that nurgling omg that nurgling.

  • Argh arcturus

    I really miss Wayne England’s artwork.

    • Jeff Daniels

      Very much agreed. Great avatar picture, by the way!

  • memitchell

    So, I can put the sword, the tongue, the chains, and the gut mouth together? “Cause that might be irresistible.

  • EnTyme

    So who else is hoping for a Greater Daemon 4-pack after the Keeper of Secrets gets a resculpt?

    • Amon-Alex69

      Next year Boi . Or maybe this summer who knows.

    • Would be nice

  • benn grimm

    Disgustingly awesome, can’t wait to get my hands on one.

  • euansmith

    I’m thinking I’ll chose contestant number three; though with a messier, more sympathetic paint job.

  • DeliciousBishop

    Still prefer the Forge world Model better.

  • fenrisful2

    Now I know why slaanesh and nurgle don’t get along, nurgle uses cloning, while slaanesh uses breeding.

  • Killer Bee

    Love the new Nurgle kits and blight trees. Cat wait to see what they do with the other demon stuff.

  • piglette

    Well darn, how do I choose which variant to make?

  • LankTank

    I think kugath is going to ne replaced with that new character

    • Rasheed Jones

      Maybe his name just changed, chaos and all that (no I don’t think this actually happened but that COULD be kinda cool IMO)

  • Agent OfBolas

    the faces are so ugly … in negative way 🙁

  • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

    I’ve been waiting for this kit for 30 years and it comes out after GW have ruined the game and I have no interest in playing it. Sucks.