January 15, 2018 by brennon
The first of these releases is the Beast Of Nurgle which doesn’t so much attack your enemy as roll over them and smother them with its tentacles and sheer mass. I’m not entirely sure on the design here for these creatures but it’s certainly something very different.
Moving on from that strange slug-like creation we have the Pusgoyle Blightlords who fly into battle on the back of these huge Rot Flies.
Here you can make some of the regular models that you see above, or use some of the additional components within the set to take one of them up to the level of Lord Of Affliction.
I feel exceptionally sorry for the poor fellow who has been caught and turned into the plaything of this Lord. A lot of the characters from the Nurgle force have always been quite impressive and the way they design armour for these rotting heroes/villains have always been impressive.
Still, I’m not sure on the choice of mount and the styling overall but it is certainly adding a new layer of character to a force that, maybe a few years ago, was simply defined by its Plaguebearers and that was it.
Battle & Bagpipes
Another of the character models is the Lord of Blights who is presented on foot.
Here’s where you see some of the things I was mentioning about the armour design for Nurgle. The rot and battle damage is neat to see, especially when you then look at that pox-marked hammer and the shield. It would probably be a lot of fun painting this fellow up and getting that maggoty belly all slimy.
As if the sound of bagpipes wasn’t soul-wrenching at the best of times (when played badly of course) we also have the Sloppity Bilepiper here too.
This fellow is, well, amazing. I think the design of this character is spot on from the way they’ve posed him and the cavorting little Nurgling to the actual make up of the disgusting set of bagpipes he’s carrying. This has hints of the Oldhammer done in a new way which I like.
What do you think?
"The first of these releases is the Beast Of Nurgle which doesn't so much attack your enemy as roll over them and smother them with its tentacles and sheer mass..."