Plagueburst Crawler: Nurgle Loves Tanks

By Juan Lopez | October 8th, 2017 | Categories: Death Guard, Product Review, Videos, Warhammer 40k

Plagueburst Crawler Post

Death Guard gets an addition to it’s heavy armor options with the Plague Burst Crawler, a heavily detailed kit that appears to be light on options!

The blessings of Nurgle have gifted the Death Guard with another release. This time we have the Plagueburst Crawler, a 71-component kit that retails for $65. Sadly, this kit contains no other conversion options (besides the point defense ones) and is mostly a “what you see is what you get” kit. Here is a sample of our quick and dirty review to give you the lowdown on what you can expect to see in this kit.

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

Plagueburst-Crawler vid

This kit will take some time to put together but it is worth it for the level of detail that has been put into it. However, it is severely limited in terms of customization options. The only options being two weapon choices for the sponsons, hull mounted weapon, and main weapon. It is a computer-sliced kit that will remind veteran players of the old Leman Russ kits with the individual wheels needing to be placed first then the treads attached to them.

Aside from that, it is a simple kit to assemble.

Plagueburst crawler sprue

This kit comes with two sprues and the level of detail is excellent. The main hull has infestations and tubers growing out of it. The treads have what looks to be teeth embedded in them. There are boils, pitting, scouring everywhere.

GW definitely did not waste the opportunity of using the open spaces on this kit to put it in as much detail as possible.

The Plagueburst Crawler clocks in at 140 points at base. It has Toughness 8, 12 wounds, and a movement value of 9. Equipping the plaguespitter will cost 17 points each. It comes with a 5+ invulnerable and is Disgustingly Resilient. This may not be an include in more competitive lists but it is a fun option to take if you have the points to spare.

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. This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Plagueburst Crawler. An extremely front-heavy tracked dozer brimming with horrible weaponry, it is covered in thick armour pitted and rusting with corrosion and decay. A standout feature is the huge, spiked dozer blade, with a symbol of Nurgle proudly displayed, picked out in skulls.


It bears 2 plaguespitters on the sponsons, which you can replace with the 2 included entropy cannon, and the heavy slugger at the front-centre can be replaced with a rothail volley gun – each option is equally potent, but the biggest worry to the enemy is undoubtedly the plagueburst mortar, whose targeting mechanisms and enormous barrel dominate the rear of the vehicle.

The Plagueburst Crawler 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 Plagueburst Crawler and all things Warhammer 40k, visit Games Workshop!

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