Preview of Buffed Death Guard Units

Preview of Buffed Death Guard Units

Games Workshop is making it no secret that Death Guard are getting a buff with their latest codex release. Let's take a sneak peak at what they have in store.

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Chaos Space Marines need some help in Warhammer 40,000 9th Edition. Almost all of the Death Guard Datasheets will be getting a buff. I hope this is a sign of things to come for future releases of Chaos Space Marines.

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With the release of Codex: Space Marines, we saw First Born Marines gain a second wound. This holds true for their Heretical variants as well.

Plague Marines Old

Plague Marines New

Plague Marines also gain another Attack. 2 Wounds, 2 Attacks, and Toughness 5 will create a strong backbone for any Nurgle based army. Plague Marines will be getting two new special rules that will be revealed soon.



Death Guard Possessed are getting a close combat buffed. Yes, Warhammer 40,000 is a dice game, but consistency is often preferred over high variance abilities. Possessed are losing their old Writhing Tentacles ability and it is being replaced with flat 4 Attacks.

Old Writhing Tentacles

Their combat weapons also gain the Plague Weapon abilities. Death Guard Possessed will also be getting and extra point of Toughness, Remorseless and Contagions of Nurgle.

Old Horrifying Mutations

New Horrifying Mutations

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Buffs across the board are coming for the Death Guard's Daeomon Engines. Myphitic Blight-Haulers and Plagueburst Crawlers should see even more play then they are getting now. Take a look at the new profile for the Defiler.

Death Guard Defiler

These improvements to shooting, fighting, and Attacks are going to be carried over to other Chaos Space Marine factions when they get their Codex.

A sneak peak at some of the new Death Guard rules will be shown soon. Papa Nurgle Bless.

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