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AoS: Maggotkin of Nurgle Predictions

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Jan 3 2018

By looking back at the previous two Chaos Battletomes, we’ve got some predictions on what to expect in the upcoming Maggotkin Battletome!

There are things that we know are coming in the new Chaos Battletome: Maggotkin of Nurgle. We know new models are coming. We know there is a new terrain piece. We’ve even gotten previews of what the book has in the way of rules, too:

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And let’s not forget the cool Allegiance Abilities from Blightwar:

Those are all things we know are on the way. But what else will the Maggotkin bring us? Well, for more clues, let’s take a look at the previous Chaos Battletomes and see what we can see…

Predicition #1 – Great Unclean One Battalion

With three different versions of the Great Unclean One running around, you KNOW there is going to be a formation with all three. It’s not unprecedented either. The Tzeentch Daemons had The Omniscient Oracles Battalion. It came with Kairos and 3 Lords of Change. The Khorne Daemons had The Council of Blood which was consisted of 3-8 Bloodthirsters! So anyone want to take a wager on how many GUO will be in their Battalion?

Prediction #2 – Path To Glory Rules

Okay, this isn’t so much a prediction as a freebie. The book is going to have these rules because of course it will! GW has to include these rules because how else will folks run a Nurgle Daemon army in a Path to Glory campaign? This, naturally, will come with charts to roll on for Champions and Followers. And for Heroes and Elite Retinues, too. Expect to get a Follower Rewards Table, Champion Rewards Table and the Patronage of Nurgle tables. Again, all of these things are in Tzeentch and Khorne’s battletomes.


Prediction #3 – Points & Battalion Warscolls!

Duh. Again freebie – we kind of need points and warscrolls…that sort of why folks buy these books.

Prediction #4 – Three Tables for Command Traits

Again, based on Tzeentch and Khorne, we’re going to see three different tables for those Command Traits. These are all based on the army General. We know that the “Rotbringers” are one faction already, the other two have to be Nurgle Daemons and Nurgle Mortals. Based on the fact that we’re going to see that crazy Allegiance Ability thing from Blightwar, I wouldn’t be suprised if we saw things like Command Traits that could manipulate the Cycle of Corruption or cause mortal wounds to enemy units within a specific range.

Naturally, there are the more generic things like more attacks, damage, wounds, etc. that will be in the charts too. Those are all predictions we can make thanks to the examples in the previous battletomes – but I’m also predicting we’ll see some very Nurgle specific things like plague attacks that will target entire units – possibly causing wounds to each model on a 5+. It’s Nurgle, and that’s kind of what they do!

Prediction #5 – Three Sets of Artefacts of Power


Why Three sets? Well, one for each type of follower of Nurgle – Rotbringers, Daemons and Mortals of course! Also, looking at Tzeentch and Khorne, this is where it gets a little weird. Khorne has 3 sets, but one of those was Totem set of Banners. Tzeentch had 2 sets. Each had Daemonic Gifts as well. We think Nurgle is going to fall somewhere in the middle and we’re going with 3 – and because having 2.5 didn’t make any sense.

Prediction #6 – 3 Nurgle Lores

Again, going back to the theme of 3, we’re going to guess that Nurgle will have 3 Lores to choose from: Rotbringers, Daemons, and Mortals. Now, that does mean they would have more Lores than Tzeentch which seems odd. But we’re going to go one step further and say that each of these lores will only have 3 powers in each! Why? To keep up with the theme of 3…plus we’d end up with 9 lores total vs 12 that Tzeentch has. Tzeentch would still be the “dominate” Lore-haver, but Nurgle would have gifts for all this followers.


Prediction #7 – The Feculent Gnarlmaw Will Be Awesome

Look, I don’t know what the heck this thing will do, but it’s going to be awesome. Will new units spew forth from it? Will it boost allies charges? Will it slow enemies down? I don’t know – but I want three of these on every table I play on with Nurgle!


That’s all for our predictions for the Maggotkin of Nurgle. What predictions are you willing to make about the upcoming battletome?

Author: Adam Harrison
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