Recently Mark has been doing a whole series of lists that were “no spam,” meaning he would take a relatively mixed set of units, taking advantage of the less used units in a codex. This inspired me to make a go of it, so I threw together a list for my Death Guard, using models I already have. I decided to make it so each unit is uniquely configured, so I first mixed up my 3 fast attack slots, taking a unit of Spawn, an unit of Bikers, and a Heldrake. The Chaos Lord I took is mounted on a bike, so he can ride with either of the fast units, allowing me some flexibility in how I deploy them (Spawn screen for my Bikes…Bikes screen for my Spawn…so many choices. I would drop all the veterans of the long war and one gift of mutation, probably from the Bike Champ, in order to get mark of nurgle on the Bikers, something I forgot when I was making the list. The Plague Marines and CSM are pretty self explanatory, I take one melta and one plasma of each, allowing me a little flexibility. The Cultists probably don’t need the stubber but I like using the model, and the 20 man squad is probably bigger than I need, but :shrug:, it’s an annoying unit to charge due to 2D3 flamer overwatch hits. The 4 Rhinos here can shoot forward first turn, and give cover to my fast infantry units, which can then jump forward to take heat off my forward troops. For my heavy slots, I went with some additional armour saturation first, and then the eminently affordable Havoc squad with autocannons
Two new Necron models have been released by Forge World. The new Pylons are smaller than the previous Necron Pylon and in line with the previously released Necron Sentry Pylon with Gauss Exterminator, and are featured in Imperial Armour 12: The Fall of Orpheus.
Forge World is taking pre-orders on Imperial Armour 12: The Fall of Orpheus. From Forge World: On the edge of the Segmentum Tempestus, the Orpheus Sector has stood as a bulwark against the outer darkness for millennia. Forged in war and preserved by the blood of the Imperium’s soldiers, it has stood against the privations of the Orks from without and the treachery of the Ruinous Powers from within, but now a new terror has risen that is beyond anything it has faced before. From their cold tombs beneath forbidden and dead worlds rise the Necrons of the ancient Maynarkh Dynasty. Tainted by madness and abominable hunger, undying warrior-legions and the fearsome war engines of a lost age strike without warning, seeking to exterminate the humans that now infest their former domains. Hundreds of worlds have fallen already, billions lie dead, and the fate of the sector hangs in the balance, but the Imperium has not been slow to react. The Space Marines of the Minotaurs Chapter and the relentless armies of the Death Korps of Krieg stand ready to defend the sector, but can even these forces hold before the nightmare that has come to Orpheus? Imperial Armour Volume Twelve: The Fall of Orpheus, written by Alan Bligh, is a mighty 232-page, full colour tome, packed with lavish maps, colour profiles and photographs. The horrors of the Orphean War are recounted in detail, alongside a new variant Necron army list – the Dark Harvest – which represents the tainted Maynarkh Dynasty, and full rules for new Necron units such as the Night Shroud Bomber, the Canoptek Acanthrites and the mighty Tomb Citadel. The book also contains a new Death Korps of Krieg army list – the Assault Brigade –
So, I’ve been mulling over the Daemons book (thus not much from me since it came out), and I’m starting to settle on a core list to bring most of what I want from my Death Guard while also fitting in the Daemons units. For one thing, I am happy that I have all the models built to run this: Type Unit Cost HQ Chaos Lord 65 Mark of Nurgle 15 Bike 20 Lightning Claw 15 Sigil of Corruption 25 HQ Great Unclean One 190 Lesser Reward 10 Elite Helbrute 100 Troops Cultists 50 Troops Cultists 50 Troops Plague Marines 120 7 Marines 48 2x Plasma Gun 30 Power Weapon 15 Rhino 35 Troops Plague Marines 120 7 Marines 48 2x Plasma Gun 30 Power Weapon 15 Rhino 35 Troops Plague Marines 120 2x Melta Guns 20 Rhino 35 Troops Plague Bearers 14 Plaguebearers 121 Plagueridden 5 Lesser Reward 10 Fast Attack Chaos Spawn 5 Spawn 150 Mark of Nurgle 30 Fast Attack Blight Drone 125 Fast Attack Blight Drone 125 Heavy Support Daemon Prince 145 Wings 40 Warp Forged Armor 20 Daemon of Nurgle 15 Well, all but one, I forgot about the 5th Spawn. I have 2 from the GW kit and 2 kitbash/greenstuff projects. I need a 5th, I’m considering picking up a Nurgle Toad or two to run as Beasts of Nurgle in my Daemons, I may also run them as Spawn. (note, after composing this I used some tyranid bits to make a 5th spawn). The Bike Lord is built and painted. I’ve got the 3 Rhinos although they all need a bit of work before I can paint them. Most of the requisite Plague Marines are painted. The Helbrute is undercoated. The 20 Cultists (which are zombie conversions, I’m going to use them for Cultist squads when not using Typhus, thus differentiating my Death Guard cultists from my Red Corsairs cultists) are almost entirely assembled, and some have paint on them.
New rules for the Storm Raven and Storm Talon are coming up in Death from the Skies.
So I was snooping around an online store looking at parts for my Death Guard army, specifically zombies.
Ok, so I am going on rumours here, but doesn’t this Death from the Skies release seem a bit of a rip off/con? According to rumours DFTS is to have all info in for the flyers; basically a re-print of codex information and FAQs. Apparently it is also going to include some of the aerial missions from the Crusade of Fire extra missions book. Let me get this straight (based upon rumours), G.W is to charge customers for existing info which is already in codices, FAQs and another book. So basically they are extracting information from various sources and cobling it together to from a new supplement? If the above is true then I call horseshit. What a complete rip off and con on customers. Of course, we will have to wait and see for when the product is released and so we only have rumours to go off. I really hope they are not true
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Mephiston is getting the full Black Library treatment with a new limited edition, signed and numbered novella. From The Black Library: The first novella in the Lords of the Space Marines series. This premium collector’s edition features