Deathguard - New
The Death Guard are a faction in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. They are a Chaos Space Marine Legion that pledged their allegiance to Nurgle, the Chaos God of decay and corruption. They are characterized by their resilient and diseased bodies, able to survive even the harshest of environments. They are known for their use of biological weapons and their willingness to spread diseases across entire planets. The Death Guard were once loyal Space Marines who turned to Chaos during the Horus Heresy, led by their primarch Mortarion. They continue to serve Nurgle in his quest to bring about a new cycle of life through decay and pestilence.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who is the Death Guard?
The Death Guard are one of the Traitor Legions of Chaos Space Marines. They worship and devote themselves exclusively to the Chaos God Nurgle and as a result of his mutational "gifts" they have become Plague Marines; Astartes who are eternally rotting away within their power armour and infected with every known form of disease and decay but who are immune to all pain or minor injury. Their bodies are hives of filth and decay, their ﬂesh eternally rotting away even as it is renewed by the ceaseless process of death and rebirth. The Death Guard are entirely steeped in the power of Nurgle, the god of death and plagues, their very essence the epitome of all that vile Chaos God stands for.
2. What is the Death Guard playstyle?
Death Guard have lots of great mid-range shooting and the ability to maintain double shots on rapid fire bolt weapons while on the move, but lack some heavy weapons and long-range firepower. Death Guard are extremely resilient. The main idea is to soak up dozens of wounds with troops' disgustingly resilient rolls while protecting your characters for their aura abilities. Death Guard is an army that can be very beginner-friendly
3. Best way to start playing a Death Guard army?
The newest Death Guard Combat Patrol box would probably be the best way to start building a modern Death Guard army. Alternatively you can pick up a box or two of Plague Marines.
4. Who are some popular Death Guard characters?
Mortarion, Typhus, Nauseous Rotbone Plague Surgeon
5. Is the Death Guard a good army to play with?
If you are seeking a competitive army, then the answer depends on the meta at the time, as every army has its ups and downs in the competitive community. Casual players should not worry about good/bad as it's all about fun.
6. Death Guard colours?
Usually dark green armor with browns to show dirt & decay, along with purples and reds for diseased fleshy parts typical of the Nurgle.