Deathshroud: Worth the $60 Price Tag?

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The infamous bodyguard of Mortarion, the Deathshroud, have arrived with all their sickly, Terminator goodness. Let’s take a closer look at this kit!

Death Guard fans, the vaunted bodyguard of Mortarion have finally arrived. Although, there appears to be some confusion and consternation as to why they are priced at $60 for just three models. The price tag has led to some commenting that you are better off kitbashing this models to make 2 or 3 Typhus models. We do admit that that is a creative hobby solution. Here is a sample of our quick and dirty review to give you the lowdown on what you can expect to see with this kit.

For our complete review, be sure to scroll down and press play on the full video below.

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You will get 3 models from this $60 kit. Some people are not happy with that when the Blightlord Terminators are the same price and come with 5 models. Complaints aside, these Terminators come on 40mm bases and these models look absolutely beautiful. Now, they are static-posed and don’t really have many head options. That being said, you can definitely do some conversion work with these models to take them to the next level.

Deathshroud sprue

This kit will assemble differently since they their version of Cataphractii armor differs from the ones that we have seen in the Calth box. They are computer-sliced and build out more from the torso than we see from other more traditional multi-part kits. One of the Terminators will have a special torso option a.k.a Nurgle’s Happy Mouth, to mark it as a Deathshroud Champion if are wanting to have one in your unit. The detail is great with this kit, from the pitting on the armor to the chainmail and adornments that each piece has. One last thing to note: these models are scattered amongst the three sprues, not self-contained like we had been expecting.

Deathshroud Bodyguard: $60

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The Pale Harvestmen; the Scythes of Nurgle; the Eyes of Mortarion. The elite warriors of the Deathshroud go by many names, and every one is redolent with a miasma of fear and menace. Swollen with unnatural power, the Deathshroud tower over their enemies. Rusted gauntlets and squirming tentacles clutch huge battle scythes known as manreapers, cursed weapons that slice heads from shoulders and limbs from torsos with every swing. Clouds of plague flies boil around the Deathshroud, while vile smog spills from vents in their armour to choke and blind their foes.

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This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a set of 3 Deathshroud Bodyguard. Impressively large and dense, covered in rot, decay, tentacles and horror, these models exemplify the corrupting gift that Nurgle imparts. Each is armed with a manreaper – a large scythe, pitted and pockmarked with rust and disease, it stands even taller than the Deathshroud who brandish it – and a plaguespurter gauntlet, used to squirt unpleasant maladies at the unfortunate.

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Each of the three is bedecked with Nurgle symbolism, found in the rust, boils and chips in their armour, through which vile tentacled and bloated flesh poke, barely covered by ragged cloaks. there are 7 variant heads included, a mix of helmeted and bare, and an extra plaguespurter gauntlet – this is for an optional unit Champion, who has the option of wielding two of these.

The Deathshroud Bodyguard come as 51 components, and are supplied with 3 Citadel 40mm Round bases.

The Deathshroud Bodyguard is available now online and in local Games Workshop stores. Be sure to press play on our quick and dirty unboxing and review video below for the full review.

For more on the Deathshroud Bodyguard and all things Warhammer 40k, visit Games Workshop!

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