Elite Troops

Now that we are at the 9th Edition and the Second Death Guard Codex a lot has changed with Elite choices. Chosen are gone but regular Plague Marines have two wounds something Chosen never had. There are two flavors of terminators and even Elite characters now. I'll probably try both types, I still have unpainted but converted Forgeworld Death Guard terminators to paint. I plan to run as the 7th Plague Company so I'm pro Plague Spewer and my converted heavy flamer may proxy that, but I think I'll get one of each of the boxes. I'll run 10 Blightlords and likely 3 Deathshroud with a lord and plague surgeon.

The Right Hard Posse

Anything that is supposedly good in game terms is often described in the White Dwarf as Right Hard. Terminators if you believe the fluff are the be all end all of man sized troops. However depending on what the rules and points costs are at a given point of time I've found them to be unable to kill enough to pay for themselves. This proved true at the Vancouver 2003 GT. I had a very expensive retinue of Chosen, half of which were terminators.

During the glory days of twin reaper autocannons they could deal out some death. I believed they would be more effective without power and chain fists, cause they'ed be cheaper. I've painted up one or two of the new ones and I eventually stripped and repainted my old terminators often arming them slightly differently by purchasing or converting additional arms. Ouzo the Unsettling or Ostiperosis the Old School can join this squad giving me 10 in a squad and under the 4th Chaos Codex rules I can field a squad with two reapers.

All the Nurgle Terminators I rebased

These are some terminators both from the then current line and some OOP ones which I stripped then repainted. They are painted in the tiny line style for the most part. However they were painted in three batchs using slightly different shades of green. That said they look pretty good all aligned together though the photo is too dark. I even rebased them when GW changed the rules yet again.

  • 2 * Autocannon and Power Weapon
  • 1 * Autocannon and Chainfist
  • 5 * Bolter Bolter and Power Weapon
  • 1 * Power Weapon and Combi Flamer
  • 1 * Chainfist and Bolter Bolter
Words and Images © Andrew "Muskie" McKay.
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