Grab The Death Guard Codex & New Warhammer 40K Miniatures

January 11, 2021 by brennon

Games Workshop has previewed the return of the mighty Death Guard Legion to Warhammer 40,000 this weekend. Pre-orders will go live for their new Codex alongside a selection of additional heroes and more to help bolster your force as it gets ready to crush the Imperium.

Death Guard Codex - Warhammer 40K

Death Guard Codex // Warhammer 40,000

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Leading the way we, of course, have the Codex for the Death Guard which will come in both its regular form above and also its Collector's Edition format. I do like the new art on the cover which shows the dread Mortarion lording over his followers and crushing Ultramarines into dust.

Aiding you in the process of crushing the followers of The False Emperor we have a new Combat Patrol box which is going to help you get started.

Death Guard Combat Patrol - Warhammer 40K

Death Guard Combat Patrol // Warhammer 40,000

Within this set, you have Typhus himself leading a band of Plague Marines and then a horde of Poxwalkers. There is also a Biologus Putrifier who is at the ready to toss many a blight grenade into the path of your foes. This seems like a good core force for use in Warhammer 40,000 and because of those troop options, you have a nice base to build from.

Masters Of The Plague & Superspreaders!

This Combat Patrol isn't the only release coming up this weekend as you'll also be able to add the terrifying-looking Lord Of Virulence to your army too.

Lord Of Virulence - Warhammer 40K

Lord Of Virulence // Warhammer 40,000

I'm not sure what to make of this miniature, clad in his Terminator armour. On the one hand, it just looks odd but the more I look at it the more I'm drawn to how they've tried to turn him into one of the bloated insects that accompany the Death Guard in battle. I am quite liking the bug-like appearance to this fellow and I bet it would be fun to work on all those dripping ichor.

As well as the Lord Of Virulence there are also some older miniatures making their way back to the tabletop with the Chosen Of Mortarion.

Chosen Of Mortarion - Warhammer 40K

Chosen Of Mortarion // Warhammer 40,000

This gives you a core of three characters from boxed-sets-past to use in your armies. If you're looking to introduce more colour beyond the standard putrid green of the Death Guard then these certainly offer that up. You've got all manner of fascinating mutations and weapons to tinker with.

Another of the new options is a piece of terrain to help bring the plagues of Nurgle to the tabletop. Here we have the Miasmic Malignifier.

Miasmic Malignifier - Warhammer 40K

Miasmic Malignifier // Warhammer 40,000

This draws on some of the classic artwork that you might remember from older iterations of the Death Guard in Codexes and Rulebooks. As well as having a use in battle, as most of the terrain from Games Workshop does, I could see this simply being used as a narrative device too. Make it so that your army has to fight through a foetid garden in order to blow these up and shut them down before they take over the planet!

Remember those Poxwalkers that we saw above as part of the Combat Patrol box? Well, you can buy them separately too!

Poxwalkers - Warhammer 40K

Poxwalkers // Warhammer 40,000

These mutants are some of the best miniatures that Games Workshop have made in a good while and once you're bored of painting power armour, these might be a fun treat. Much like with The Starblood Stalkers which we also looked at today, these would be fun to paint with Contrast as you could easily get the blending looking top-notch!

Are you drawn to the Death Guard as an option for Warhammer 40,000?

"Are you drawn to the Death Guard as an option for Warhammer 40,000?"

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