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Tabletop Spotlight: Plagueburst Crawler & Bloat-drone

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Oct 9 2017

The Plagueburst Crawler and the Foetid Blight-drone are now in stores! Come take a look inside their kits.

Our friends at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy know how much we enjoy our Death Guard. That’s why when they busted out two of the new kits we had not seen yet, I was ready to dive right in:


The Bloat-drone was introduced in the Dark Imperium box set. However, this new kit comes with the rest of the options that the “default” option didn’t have. For example the flesh mower and the heavy blight launcher are now included with the kit. On top of that there are 3 different face plates that go along with the Blight-drone so when you decided to run a “regurgitation of Blight-drones” each one can look different.

The Plagueburst Crawler also comes with a few options that you can run for the side sponsons or hull-mounted weapon. I was also surprised by the sheer amount of detail that this kit comes with. The tracks and sides in particular are very impressive and the nurgly-damage all over the hull is fantastic. The Crawler is a great kit and I’m looking forward to seeing it painted up on the tabletop!

Both of these kits are out and available in stores now. So if you want to boost-up your Death Guard with some new machines of war go scoop these up and turn your enemies into DUST! Or Plague Goop…Honestly I’m not sure how that works with Nurgle’s enemies…



Plagueburst Crawler $65

Plagueburst Crawlers are lumbering, formidable siege tanks whose huge ram-blades, thick armour plating and daemonic energies provide them with incredible resilience. Their fearsome plagueburst mortars boast a parabolic fire arc and terrifying range, while the shells they fire combine high-radius explosives with lethal clouds of corrosive spores to inflict damage comparable to that of Imperial Demolisher cannon. The remainder of the Crawler’s weaponry is intended to slaughter the foe up close, spraying diseased slime and hails of vital shells at any who approach.


Foetid Bloat-drone $50

Labouring through the air on buzzing turbines and driven by the trapped essence of a Nurgle Daemon, the Foetid Bloat-drone drifts toward the enemy like an armoured plague fly. This hideous war engine bears monstrous weapons onto the battlefield to annihilate the enemies of the Death Guard. Clad in rusting plates of rot-iron armour, their hulls overflowing with flabby foulness, Foetid Bloat-drones can withstand ferocious amounts of punishment and still keep fighting. They are designed to hover in close, drifting lazily through the most treacherous of terrain to provide supporting fire.



If you could only pick one kit, which one do you like more? Let us know in the comments below!

Author: Adam Harrison
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