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Well I'm looking at making a Death Guard army I'm a nid player and love my swarm but for my next army id like sum thing with a gate Def (I'm come for you tau) + i like the sound of the rotting and despair of it all :crazy: so what i need to know is....


-what units are good for this army?
-what is this army good and bad at?
-no more Nurglings?
-shooty? of infighty?
-and what HQs should i go with?


Thanks for the help :mrgreen:
 

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well i personaly would go with at least 2 units of deathguard and one defiler and for your HQ im still split on I like my lord in termy armour with deamon weapon but I also know that deamon princes rock so i hope I have helped a little good luck to you.
 

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hmm~i say start of with a troop core of death guard..then build up according to the CSM list with nurgle touches..HQ would be a chaos lord. terminator armour is a nice choice. nurgle is tough. some enemies cant make them flinch before its too late. they can walk through fire and not lose many numbers (depends on your enemy).
nurgle are a mix of combat and shooting, in my opinion.
 

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HQ
lord termie
daemon princes are good aswell
sorcerer personaly i like them but alot of people seem not too

Elites
Icon of Nurgle chosen and termies
such good units shame you can only have 3

Troops
plauge marines or Icon of Nurgle CSM (rhinos)
these marines can walk up the enemy and plague marines do that the best a rhino is there only to zoom them up i guess.

Fast attack
Icon of Nurgle bikers or raptors
this is more personal i guess i like bikers more then raptors but meh.

heavy support
Defiler, havocs, predators and Oblits
im not a fan of the defiler anymore but all of these come down to taste.

over all if you want to play a nurgle based army you should take alot of damage will little of your troops dieing, and they can hold there own in assault.

if you go with plauge marines remember there only I3 so be carefull with that.
 

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I find a Nurgle Sorcerer on a Bike works well especially with Warptime Toughness 6 Or a Daemon Prince definately 2x Plague Marine Squads they(are bitches to kill T5 FNP).
Plague Bikers are hard to kill to at T6 but very expensive, a Defiler or 2 helps clear an opening through a large force and a Greater Daemon is a cheap way of smashing an opponent into the ground.
 

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wow that was fast thanks for all the posts well i do not have the new codex yet but what im thinking is...



HQ - 1 Daemon Prince(Plague Sword Nurgle rot)
Troops - 2sets of 7 Plague Marines (Bloters - Nurgle rot - Blight nades) and 7 Nurglings
Heavy Support - 1 Defiler

lots of upgrade so about 1000pts
i dont know how well this well work but is seems like a good start thanks for all the help :eek:k:
 

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well the a daemon prince can't have a plague sword only the lord my have that.
 

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that sucks it sounds like they played like Rippers Swarms but with a Invulnerable save. what should i do in please of the nurglings? and y are they still selling nurglings?
 

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well, in my army i run either two 10 man lesser demons, or 1 20 man demon squade to defend against orks and nids...it seems to work well.
 

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I know you don't want regular Marines you should have Plague AMrines because even if you give them a banner for 50 points you could use those points to get a squad of Plague Marines. And trust me, you don't want lesser daemons, they suck. They have no armor saves and their stats are low. They should be your cannon fodder. Today I'm going to a tournament and I'm going to use my Greater Daemon (Great Unclean One) in it to kick @$$(hope thats legal on this forum). I'll tell you how well it works out.

I'm new to the game so these are just suggestions I learned the hard way.
 
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