It’s that time of year, just after all the festive fun when you feel deflated, the weathers rubbish and you get the winter lows, colds and the dreaded Man Flu!!! (Ladies just get colds!!) SO, Games Workshop must have noticed this was the perfect time to release a whole slue of Nurgle related goodness.
The first Battletome for the Age of Sigmar in 2018 will be Maggotkin of Nurgle, this is a great book at will allow you to field Daemons as well as the mortal followers of the benevolent grandfather of plagues. This of course brings along a nice set of new models……which are as always amazing!!
Ever since I saw the plastic Greater Daemons of Khorne and Tzeentch in plastic I have been awaiting to see Puppa Nurgle arrive in all his slimey goodness. This one does not disappoint. He’s fat, monstrous and has happy nurglings too. Comes with the choice of two heads, weapon options and another head and arms for a new named special character Rotigus.
Next up are a pair of new Heralds of Nurgle. They are two aspects of Nurgle, one being the jolly, joker side of Nurgle with the pipes and dancing Nurgling called Sloppity Bilepipers. The other, Spoilpox Scrivener, (who kinda hates the other guy) a more dour and serious tallyman who, if, a plaguebearer does a bad job he may get turned into the joyful herald.
Rounding off the daemon releases is the puppy like Beasts of Nurgle…. Puppy like in the affection the lavish on their masters and victims alike. These have also been awaiting an update for the longest of times. A great update and I want, I want, I want a puppy!!!
For the Mortals side of the releases we get the Pusgoyle Blightlords kit. Taking the idea of the Blight Kings and adding them onto the massive bloated fly Drones. The kit also allows you to make a new character model , the Lord of Affliction. There’s also a new single character on foot The Lord of Plagues, again with call backs to the Blight Kings this character has a massive shield and is covered in Nurgle iconography.
The final piece is actually a scenery piece, that’s a gateway to the Garden of Nurgle ( a corrupted, or improved, Garden of Eden) the Feculent Gnarlmaw. Not just does this make your gaming table look more Nurglesque but also has rules for use.
The big thing about all the Daemon (and the Gnarlmaw) is that they are all usable in Warhammer 40,00k’s first Codex of 2018 Chaos Daemons!! So all these great models get you an army usable in both systems, with a few changes. BUT for those who brought Blightwar…… the Nurgle force in that was basically the Start Collecting Daemons of Nurgle (so both Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40k usable) but Horticulous Slimux is getting rules to be used in 40k in the Daemons of Chaos Codex.
It’s good time to be a Nurgle player!!
All can be ordered in store, due to be released this month.