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Title: Heresy-era Plaguewind

Horn - July 10, 2008 11:02 AM (GMT)
I've decided to take what's left of my Chaos forces (after I hacked into a lot of it to make my World Eaters) and build them into Death Guard. They won't be pre-heresy, as I wish to use them as CSM codex rules. However, I intend to build them at the stage of transition between Imperial and Nurgle. This means Heresy-era colours, gear, armour and so on, but showing early signs of mutation and taint.

Additionally, I'm not taking the traditional Nurgle route with them.

I am heavily inspired by this style. I want to do whole-hoc gothic adornments:

And will be taking this 'perspective' of Nurgle - see Mortarian:

This will turn into a blog once I get some models started, but for now I have some questions.

When were the Death Guard referred to as Dusk Raiders? Does this hold any sway after the Siege of Terra?

Did the DG perform any drastic structure changes (such as the World Eaters slaying all their Librarians)?

How soon after the siege of Terra were the likes of Defilers, Soul Grinders, Death dealers appearing? I know the latter is most-commonly a Khorne engine, but I'd like to do a Death Guard version.

Weiss - July 10, 2008 11:10 AM (GMT)
Aren't Defilers a new(ish) invention for Abaddons 13th Crusade?

I believe the Death Guard just all got infected, I've never read anything about their structure changing after being corrupted...

Dusk Raiders would presumably have been used until Mortarion was discovered, whereupon they were renamed Death Guard. I suppose that if there were remaining DG loyalists, they might want the old name back... Or somebody who knew them before their primarch was found might still refer to them by their old name.

So do you mean that you're going for a more emancipated/starving look rather than bloated and bubbly?

Horn - July 10, 2008 11:12 AM (GMT)
I'm going to make them the personification of Death, rather than bloated husks.

Scythes aplenty. Grim Reapers if you will.

I have boxes of unused skeleton bits and I'm really getting into sculpting, so its a very appealing opportunity to craft some fancy gothic armour :)

Re: Defilers.

I know they're quite *new*. Did they retcon the background for other engines?

If you look at the Brass Scorpion and Deathdealer.. The scorpion obviously gained legs in lieu of tracks. The Deathdealer has a Soulgrinder-esque daemon on it. I'm just wondering how they fit these in, when they appeared and how they explain Defilers being *new* when there's related engines already knocking around.

Weiss - July 10, 2008 11:33 AM (GMT)
Hopefully, they'll all speak in capital letters :P

Sounds good! As to the daemon engine thing... Well it is GW and they needed to justify the release of a new model... I personally wouldn't mind a Defiler being used - it is Chaos after all, anything (outside of reason) is possible...

Magos Explorator - July 10, 2008 02:03 PM (GMT)
I think the original Brass Scorpion models in Epic were tracked, and the tendency to build them as Scorpions now has only existed since the Defiler kit came out. So the Brass Scorpion may well predate the Defiler.

Horn - July 10, 2008 02:42 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Horn @ Jul 10 2008, 11:12 AM)
The scorpion obviously gained legs in lieu of tracks.


Anyway, some eye candy..

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I plan to do this fella:

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Magos Explorator - July 10, 2008 03:37 PM (GMT)
That'll be me skim-reading, then!

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