Archive for Death Guard

The Nameless Children of Nurgle

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , , on April 12, 2013 by Sean

In addition to the Chaos Spawn and Obliterators, I’ve been working on Cultists for my Death Guard Chaos Marines. They represent the sort of ragtag force that form around a Chaos invasion like flies, hoping for mercy or a chance to be blessed by the Chaos gods. They are formed from Imperial Guard deserters, hive block rabble, forgotten menial workers, and assorted ex-prisoners and madmen/women.

The miniatures are from several ranges, including 40K, Necromunda, Warhammer, and some others (potentially Shadowforge, but I can’t remember their origins). An Imperial world is wide open for  dress and appearance, from the tarnished military precision of the cult leader (as well as his Dawn of War inspired back harness, nicked from Chronopia), the ragged diseased mutants of the inner circle, and the outer circle, less touched by Grandfather Nurgle, desperate for absolution.

For Chaos!

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , , , on March 16, 2013 by Sean


The new Chaos Space Marine Codex means I’m returning to my Death Guard Marines for Warhammer 40,000. Mostly, I’m adding new units, or working on others that were improved by the new book. See the Chaos tag for more pics of the Death Guard.


First, one of my Obliterators. The base model for my Obliterators is the Bauhaus Vulkan Battlesuit from Warzone, with plenty of 40K bits and green stuff, for the appropriate rotten look for a follower of Nurgle. It even started out with the proper spiked Pickelhaube so common with the Death Guard Legion. The color scheme harkens back to the Legion’s original white and green, though muted and stained by time and corruption. I wanted the unit to look positively ancient compared to the rest of the army, who have shades of dull or dark green as their color scheme. I also added an insert shot of his little buddy, a spotty Nurgling.

Next are some of the Chaos Spawn I’ve added. I had acquired a box of Dire Wolves (from Vampire Counts) for some future project (now forgotten with time). I liked the idea of a pack of Spawn, themed to be big vicious wolf monsters. So, the Dire Wolves became the Pox Hounds, Spawn of Nurgle. Each sports its own unique mutations, as befitting creatures of Chaos. First is festooned with arms, claws, and other appendages; the second’s ribs have extended out into spidery limbs; the third is positively bursting with tentacles. In addition, a gaping maw gnashes in its belly. Lots of green stuff, plastic carving, and deep bits box searching.

Death Guard 3

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , , on August 18, 2009 by Sean


More from my Death Guard army. Nurgle is my favorite Chaos power, since for me it offers the best conversion possibilities. Most of my Plague Marines were in fact loyal Marine models with tons of conversion work, arm and weapon swaps, etc. At  the time it was cheaper than the real things.

Death Guard Marines 2

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , , , , on August 15, 2009 by Sean

Here are the Chaos Lords that I often use. The one with the scythe is Lord Anopheles of the Death Guard, while the red gentleman is Skirrax of the World Eaters. I used to have a more mixed force of Death Guard, World Eaters, Black Legion, Night Lords, etc. But I decided it didn’t look very good on the table. So I cut back or repainted units to feature the Death Guard and Plague Marines. The rest went on the shelf.

I mixed parts from loyal Marines, Chaos Marines, Orks, and zombies to build my army. The Plague Marines (and their Lord) tend to have more parts from zombies; often they have one arm from a zombie, to highlight their rotten natures, and make them stand out from the bulk of the Marines more.

Death Guard Marines

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , , on August 15, 2009 by Sean


Here are a selection of my Death Guard Chaos Space Marines for 40K. I designed them as a off-shoot warband of the Death Guard Legion, based around their lord Anopheles, with a mix of Plague Marines and ‘standard’ Chaos Marines. The army color is a deep black-green, with black and boltgun metal, as well as a mix of other greens and tans. I didn’t want the army to have too much unity, being Chaos, and I figured they would have scavenged gear and acquired converts and newer recruits. The Plague Marines tend to be duller greens and browns.