Best way to expand Death Guard Army from Dark Imperium set

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Best way to expand Death Guard Army from Dark Imperium set

Post by Wolfman40k » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:25 am

Hello heretics!

I'm looking to boost my Death Guard army into a more formidable force. What would be some great additions without breaking the bank (sorry, no Mortarian right now)?
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Re: Best way to expand Death Guard Army from Dark Imperium set

Post by Marit Lage » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:12 am

I'd eBay up another Death Guard half. It gets you more Plague Marines, Pox Walkers, and everything else you'll be needing.
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Re: Best way to expand Death Guard Army from Dark Imperium set

Post by Wolfman40k » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:17 pm

That is a great idea!

What about HQ choices?
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Re: Best way to expand Death Guard Army from Dark Imperium set

Post by Marit Lage » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:36 pm

Wolfman40k wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:17 pm
That is a great idea!

What about HQ choices?
The Lords of Contagion and the Sorcerers should be plenty for now.
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Re: Best way to expand Death Guard Army from Dark Imperium set

Post by AllTheDakka » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:14 pm

I have a possibly newb question. I haven't played since 4th edition. What is the difference between the powers I can field with a Sorcerer vs a Malignant Plaguecaster? From the write up in the DG codex it looks like the MP is the superior unit... but I feel like I am missing something.

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Re: Best way to expand Death Guard Army from Dark Imperium set

Post by Marit Lage » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:37 pm

AllTheDakka wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:14 pm
I have a possibly newb question. I haven't played since 4th edition. What is the difference between the powers I can field with a Sorcerer vs a Malignant Plaguecaster? From the write up in the DG codex it looks like the MP is the superior unit... but I feel like I am missing something.
You're probably not. Plaguecasters were designed to work with Death Guard. I'd wager the primary difference is points.
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Re: Best way to expand Death Guard Army from Dark Imperium set

Post by coldsteel » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:58 pm

Also, you can mod the Lord of Contagion, if you have extras, to make Deathshroud Termies... Just need to mod the axe to a scythe then greenstuff a plaguespurter on a hand...
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Re: Best way to expand Death Guard Army from Dark Imperium set

Post by AllTheDakka » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:40 pm

I proxied in 3 Blight Haulers recently. I gotta say they changed the balance of the whole battle. I'll probably be adding 3 of them as soon as the model is released.

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Re: Best way to expand Death Guard Army from Dark Imperium set

Post by Otasolgryn » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:41 pm

Well an issue in DG is anti-tank options.

Blight haulers have some of that, while protecting your foot sloggers

Ihave not tried them my self though.

A predator with lascannons are popular though.

But i second the 2nd box. It gives you a real good base, with some of the basic parts

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Re: Best way to expand Death Guard Army from Dark Imperium set

Post by orkybenji » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:56 pm

I would go with another half of the starter set, then some blight haulers, then perhaps some chaos daemon allies. There are some beautiful chaos daemon models and the range is fairly large to fill gaps with.

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Re: Best way to expand Death Guard Army from Dark Imperium set

Post by Otasolgryn » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:30 pm

Im using nurglings with reasonable succes.

They give some early strike options we are mostly missing.

They wont kill a land raider, or anything really, but they can tie one up, and prevent it from shooting.
I find them rather useful.

And a nurgle herald gives its strenght buff to your deamon prince and bloat drones, blight haulers and lots others

As for DG hq choises, deamon prince with the suppurating plate comes to mind.

As for the budget choice, converting a lord of contagion into typhus would be a hit.
Hes very good if you go either pox walkers or terminators

Pox walkers near typhus, with the p... vitality power, starts to become really dangerous.

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Re: Best way to expand Death Guard Army from Dark Imperium set

Post by coldsteel » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:11 pm

Your posts were very informative orkybenji and Otasolgryn! but in the future, please avoid resurrecting old threads as it violates the forum rules.

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