The Nurgle Lord of Blights Joins the Fray

Get ready for the unrelenting assault of death’s heads because the Lord of Blights is on the way!

We’ve gotten a look at the new Nurgle Great Unclean Ones, and the new Heralds. We’ve also gotten a look at the some of the new rules coming down the pipe in Maggotkin. Now we’re getting a chance to see another servant of the Plague-father. Say hello to the Lord of Blights:

via Warhammer Community

First among these servants is the Lord of Blights, who joins a growing stable of Rotbringers heroes including the Lord of Plagues and the Glottkin themselves. The Lord of Blights is a brutal figure, armed with a towering shield and brutal maul as well as a host of strange abilities. On the battlefield, the Lord of Blights can shroud his fellows in swarming hosts of flies or hand out deadly death’s heads for Putrid Blightkings to fling at enemies!

And just in case you missed it yesterday, those death’s heads are more than just for show:

That’s not bad shooting for a nearby unit. Considering they went from no shooting to a range 14″ barrage – I’ll take it!

Don’t forget you can hop over to the Warhammer Community site and get a free wallpaper, too! Nurgle wants you to have ALL the gifts…but you might want to wash your hands after you’re done.


What do you think of of the new Lord of Blights? I’m going to call him “Maggot Guts McGee” I think…

  • Shadowstrife

    I like it. But Gutrot Spume is still the standard to beat. Love that model.

    I wonder when the pre-orders will be? This weekend/next weekend?

    • I_am_Alpharius

      One would imagine this weekend coming, Saturday 30th. The usual pattern, as of late, is to show of the pre-orders for a particular weekend in the preceding Monday to Friday.

      • EnTyme

        There are still 3 Days of Nurgle left to go. I’m betting this weekend will be Chaos Daemons, and Maggotkin of Nurgle will be next weekend (January 6th) preorder at the earliest. Honestly, the Tzeentch preview was about a month before Disciples went up for preorder, so it may not be until the end of January.

    • marxlives

      I am with you this is an amazing model.

  • Apocryphus

    A Nurgle character not so smothered in extraneous detail that you can’t discern anything on it? Are you sure it’s GW?

    Jaded sarcasm aside, I actually really like this, it reminds me of the Old World days of models.

    • Nathaniel Wright

      omg too many maggots why does his moob smoosh why does he have so many heads on his post too much detail

      • Apocryphus

        I only count 2 bells on that model, I demand 9! Also, where are all the tentacles? He needs at least 5 tentacles! There’s not a single nurgling on the base! This an outrage, I can actually see the model!

    • ZeeLobby

      Agreed. Still think the maggots look weird but that can be covered up

  • Fraser1191

    lol his moob is smushed by a leather strap

  • Filipp Mitlyanskiy

    No Kuggath and Epidemius still – its sad, as well as festus.

    • EnTyme

      I somehow doubt they’ll be previewing everything in the book. When Tzeentch dropped, I don’t think we saw the new Changeling until the week before preorders.

      • Filipp Mitlyanskiy

        Thanks, hope we get them – and when they ll start releasing, any clue?

        • EnTyme

          Chaos Daemons is the next release, and I think Malign Portents will be after that. I’m guessing Maggotkin of Nurgle and the Rotbringers line will be up for preorder either January 13th or 20th.

          • Filipp Mitlyanskiy


    • Jared van Kell

      I think that whilst we will not see Festus, what with him getting owned hard by Vlad von Carstein in the Siege of Altdorf and all that getting turned into a tree, we will see a plague surgeon character with similar abilities to him that will allow us to use his model.

  • karl

    those maggots on the belly look so 2D :/

  • Malx

    With the ranged attack, will the

  • I_am_Alpharius

    Damn that Lord of Blights kit is a fantastic sculpt. The Nurgle Range (Daemon, Mortals or Legions) is shaping up to be one of the, hands down, nicest range of miniatures that GW produce. Great stuff, I personally, haven’t disliked, thus far, any of the new Nurgle kits.

    • EnTyme

      Tzeentch will always be my favorite Chaos god, but Nurgle’s range just has so much character! I love Nurgle models.

  • chris harrison

    That guy’s not so scary. I see him at walmart a couple of times a week.

    • marxlives

      Sad but true.

  • Jared van Kell

    I am going to say that one of the new support characters is going to be a plague surgeon just so they can reuse the Festus the Leechlord model.

    • dave long island

      That;s a great mini.

      • Jared van Kell

        It is a pity his rules were no good until The End TImes hit and he became Festus Empowered, where he went from mediocre to disgustingly good.

  • Luca Lacchini

    Amazing model. The shield, hammer, gibbet, excellent elements.
    And finally, no stupid happy rictus grin or branch-like horns sprouting everywhere.
    A deformed, grim, unnatural monster that’s characterful and scary.