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I had told my friend would he rather have me get another 500pts in Warmachine, or start eldar again. Well this isn't the eldar forums, if it were, well actually I was just there. I don't like any of the troop choices there.
I like Death Guard, but don't know much about them, and I'm not buying a codex until I figure out what army I'm playing. So what information can you tell me that would help me with them?
Legion Of Everblight: Abyslonia
Protectorate of Menoth: Grand Exemplar Kreoss
Well what was said above sumed it up quite well. Cept one thing, he left out the Deathguard have acess to the most b*d*ss of b*d*ss's Chaos Champion around. Typhus Herald of Nurgle!
Try not to confuse the death guard nurgle-worshipping chapter of the chaos space marines and plague marines. There are plague marines that are death guard, but not all death guard are plague marines.
There are death guard havocs and death guard plague marines as boxed sets. So saying they do not have heavy weapon choices is slightly incorrect. Their fluff is that they left their rusted/broken vehicles where they stopped instead of fixing them, never stopping their death march to the enemy. So they should not have a lot of heavy armor/tanks/dreads/etc, but they have plenty of heavy armor stopping power.
Their main strength is as probably the best charge breakers available to chaos, blight grenades reduce charge attacks, higher toughness lets them take a beating. Toughness and feel no pain when combined with plasma weapons(or meltas) offer plenty of stopping power as they march head long into the enemy cc units and hold them up until your other units get there and wipe them out.
I actually play another plague marine chapter that i thought had a cool paint scheme and cool fluff(what little there is), basically they assault planets, infect them, and move on, spreading nurgle's touch everywhere. They are stuck with the less-armor fluff, so you can play anyway you like until they are given more in-depth fluff. Lords of decay are another nurgle-based army you can make a plague army around without the less-armor fluff also.
Or make your own, and use the death guard models as simply really good looking plague marines. There are also the forge world plague marine sprues you can buy and convert your own regular csm's into plague marines.
Hope this helps! If you have any other questions PM me or post here, google lexicanum if you want more info on the different chapters without having to buy the codex.