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GW Teases More Death Guard Rules On Socials

By James Rodriguez | September 7th, 2017 | Categories: Death Guard, Games Workshop, News / Rumors, Warhammer 40k

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Games Workshop has been very active in there replies on Social Media and have had a lot to say about the upcoming Death Guard releases.

It appears this is a “new Games Workshop” and they are actively keeping in contact with the community on their Facebook page. The latest chain of comments is all about the upcoming Death Guard releases. Let’s take a look at what Games Workshop had to say in reply to readers comments.

Plague Wind is going to really help chew through hordes, bloat drones can hack hose through infantry with plaguesprayers and Mortarion himself is perhaps one of the best horde-killers in the game with Silence.

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Mortarion has Arch Contaminator (which makes him pretty great as a lynchpin in a larger army, as he should be!) and Typhus has Living Plague.

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We can assure you that while the Death Guard have been around in some form for a while, they’ve been almost completely reinvented. While there’s some units in common with the Chaos Space Marines, there’s 15(!) new units in the Codex, alongside Stratagems, Warlord Traits, Relics, Psychic powers and more besides.

Disgustingly Resilient isn’t strictly speaking a Legion Trait but it is common to several units like Plague Marines and therefore worth mentioning when discussing the army.

So we’ve just spoken to miniatures, and we’ve got some awesome news – turns out Mortarion actually has a couple of poses – you can see the other here in illustrated form at 1:09:

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Q: One question, how did a horus heresy space marine grow as tall as a primaris space marine?
A: All Plague Marines are swollen with the dark power of Nurgle, and all sorts of vile parasites and infections besides

Reader: I sense a CC based Plague Marines force to be good… Now just give Pox Walkers Plague weapons!

GW’s Reply: The beauty of the army is that it’s designed to play at all 3 ranges in a single game; you advance on the enemy while laying down fire, mortal wounds kick in during the middle turns then in the final part of the game you can get stuck in in close combat.

We can assure you that while the Death Guard have been around in some form for a while, they’ve been almost completely reinvented. While there’s some units in common with the Chaos Space Marines, there’s 15(!) new units in the Codex, alongside Stratagems, Warlord Traits, Relics, Psychic powers and more besides.

The latest announcements have a lot of people anxiously awaiting the new Death Guard releases. It’s a really nice change to see Games Workshop actively engaging the community, as they said they were going to. It seems that if you present the right comment, or ask the right question, Games Workshop is more than happy to reveal a little more than they put out in their previews. The Death Guard have been one of the main focuses of 8th edition and it looks like we’re about see even more much needed revamps to this disgustingly awesome army.

Make sure you check back in with us later today when GW reveals more from the new Codex: Death Guard. It’s pretty much safe to assume they’ll be active on their Facebook post as well, so if you have questions, or want to try to find out a little more, you might want to stop by and drop them a line.

What are you looking forward to the most about the new Death Guard releases? Let us know in the comments below.

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About the Author: James Rodriguez

I'm a huge fan of anything tabletop. I play strictly Chaos in Warhammer, and Imperial in anything Star Wars. I spent 8 years in the military. Now I'm happy to be a civilian working with a great group of people. "We are all tyrants. Do not fool yourself. We were bred for nothing else." -Mortarion
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