Gotta Collect ‘Em All? DG Characters: REVIEW

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Games Workshop has released what just may be the last Death Guard characters we may see for awhile. Will you collect ’em all?

The Biologus Putrifer, Plague Marine Champion, and Icon Bearer are the latest character releases for the Death Guard and just might be the last we see for awhile. They retail for $25 each and come in a clam pack with a 32mm or a 40mm base.

These characters and the Plague Marines just may the last Death Guard releases for some time as we can expect Eldar and Tyranids over the next few weeks.

Here is a sample of our quick and dirty review to give you the lowdown on what you can expect to see in these kits.

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

DG Characters

Each kit is consists of one multi-part plastic sprue and and at least one head variant option. Their poses are static however so if you are looking for more customization options, you will need to bring your hobby skills and any extra bits you have lying around.

These kits do share a high degree of detail and unique elements that make them stand out from the rest. The usual boils and sores are accompanied by globe racks of filth, shoulders and greaves with howling Plaguebearer faces, and a sassy Nurgling strutting around with his Death Guard helmet.

Plague Champion

The Biologus Putrifier is essential if you intend to roll out with a Blight Bombardment. He has Strength 4, Toughness 5, 4 wounds, and clocks in at 74 points.

His Blight Racks ability will boost the strength and damage of all blight grenades carried by friendly Death Guard units within 3″ and all 6+ wound rolls made with an attacking blight grenade inflict a mortal wound in addition to any other damage.

Biologus Putrifier: $25

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The great labour of the Death Guard is to spread Nurgle’s bounteous gift to every corner of realspace. The Biologus Putrifiers have a vital role to play in this process, for it is they who refine the batches of diseased slurry brewed by the Foul Blightspawn, and distil them to the utmost potency. From their backs dangle racks of blight grenades, churning with the latest strains of noxious plagues. With each volley of hurled ordnance, their epidemic spreads; injector pistols unleashing concentrated doses of foulness into their targets.

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This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Biologus Putrifier. He’s clad in the usual corrupted, rusting armour of the Death Guard, with plenty of the Nurgle symbolism and sinister emerging tentacles you’d expect (as well as burn marks and melting panels, possibly due to the caustic potions he experiments with) – but the standout feature is the enormous rack of blight grenades that hangs from his back, covered in a dozen or more plague-filled explosive containers ripe for the picking.

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He wields an injector pistol, which he is posed in the act of reloading with a vial of some unpleasant concoction; a tentacle also grips a plague knife. Even the breathing apparatus on his helmet features a proboscis-like extrusion – all the better for sensing the results of his experiments.

This kit comes as 10 components, and is supplied with a Citadel 40mm Round base.

Plague Marine Icon Bearer: $25

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Sworn to Nurgle’s service, Plague Marines have disgusting, rotted bodies that stink of decay. The putrescent slime that oozes from their sores corrodes armour and boils away skin, yet despite their horrific disfigurements they are fearsome warriors indeed. Their rotting brains are inured to the agony of bodily corruption, making them all but immune to the pain or debilitation caused by battle wounds.

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This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Plague Marine Icon Bearer. Armed with a boltgun, and carrying a plague knife strapped to his backpack, he is dragging an Icon of Despair into the fray, one shaped to resemble the symbol of Nurgle (parts of this symbol being delightfully picked out with a skull and a helmet.)

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His armour is cracking and rusting due to the sheer force of corruption, and horrible tentacles are oozing from gaps in his right leg. 4 krak grenades are strapped to the front of his armour and, in a lovely touch, he carries a rotting severed head attached to his belt.

This kit comes as 5 components, and is supplied with a Citadel 32mm Round base.

Plague Marine Champion: $25

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Sworn to Nurgle’s service, Plague Marines have disgusting, rotted bodies that stink of decay. The putrescent slime that oozes from their sores corrodes armour and boils away skin, yet despite their horrific disfigurements they are fearsome warriors indeed. Their rotting brains are inured to the agony of bodily corruption, making them all but immune to the pain or debilitation caused by battle wounds.

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This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Plague Marine Champion, who can be added to a unit of Plague Marines. Clad in bulging, rusted power armour, he comes with a choice of two variant heads – one helmeted, and one bare (with an unsettlingly large horn growing out of his face…). Befitting his Champion status, he is decked out in chainmail, with a cloak prominently featuring the symbol of Nurgle.

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He is armed with a plaguesword and power fist, and includes a boltgun which hangs from his backpack. 2 Nurglings are included – one atop his shoulder, clutching a smoking censer, and one optional Nurgling for his base, comically clad in a Death Guard helmet.

This kit comes as 8 components, and is supplied with a Citadel 32mm Round base.

These Death Guard Characters are 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 these Death Guard Characters and all things Warhammer 40k, visit Games Workshop!

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