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Fresh-Faced New User

New to 8th Edition. Putting together a Death Guard Army. I like the tough as nails undead theme.

This list runs 1992 points.

Brigade Detachment for +9 Command Points (CP)
Spend 1 CP for an additional Relic

Daemon Prince
-2xMalefic Talons
-RELIC Suppurating Plate

Chaos Lord (Warlord)
-WARLORD TRAIT Arch-Contiminator
-RELIC Fugaris' Helm


2 x Poxwalker 10 unit

2 x Cultist 10 count unit

2 x Plague Marines 5 count unit
-w/ blight launcher
-w/ plasma gun


2 x Hellforged Contemptor dreadnought
w/ butcher cannon
w/ chainclaw
w/ havoc launcher

Fast Attack:
1 x Chaos Spawn

2 x Foe-tid Bloat Drone
w/ plaugespitters

Heavy Support:
2 x Plaugeburst Crawler
w/ plaugespitters
w/ heavy slugger

1 x Hellforged Leviathon Dreadnaught
w/ butcher array
w/ siege drill
w/ hell flamers

The idea is to pressure opponent by creating multiple threats that require attention.
-I want to smash my Drones and Daemon Prince on one Flank
-my PBC's will run on the opposite Flank.
-Have my mob press right up the middle with dreadnoughts supporting them. From turn 1 I will have 16 S8 AP-1 shots at WS 2+ (with rerolls on 1) coming down range from a mobile platform. Try to tie up my PBCs' or close in on the mob and the dreadnoughts will smash with (Sx2, AP-4 D4) melee.
Use command points to increase longevity and rerolls.

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2020/01/21 17:32:11

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Dangerous Duet

Welcome to 8ed ! Your list seems sound and good. Not WAAC, but you have a pretty good idea of what is and isn't competitive. Check out for the upcoming Psychic Awekening for the DG.

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Fresh-Faced New User

Thank you for the welcome. I was hoping to put together something that would be fun to play and give me a fighting chance.
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Dangerous Duet

Don't forget to give some psychic powers to your Daemon Prince ! I suggest miasma of pestilence.

Made in au
Pestilent Plague Marine with Blight Grenade

Only thing I'd change is drop the cultists for more pox walkers instead. walkers are much more survivable than cultists and essentially fulfill the same roll (cheap screen and objective grabbers)

"Courage and Honour. I hear you murmur these words in the mist, in their wake I hear your hearts beat harder with false conviction seeking to convince yourselves that a brave death has meaning.
There is no courage to be found here my nephews, no honour to be had. Your souls will join the trillion others in the mist shrieking uselessly to eternity, weeping for the empire you could not save.

To the unfaithful, I bring holy plagues ripe with enlightenment. To the devout, I bring the blessing of immortality through the kiss of sacred rot.
And to you, new-born sons of Gulliman, to you flesh crafted puppets of a failing Imperium I bring the holiest gift of all.... Silence."
- Mortarion, The Death Lord, Daemon Primarch of Nurgle

5300 | 2800 | 1700 | 3600 | 2100 | 550

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Fresh-Faced New User

Thanks for the input. I thought about that. I needed 6 troop units to fill out the detachment requirement. I'm considering dropping one of the PM squads and taking more poxwalkers.
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Slaanesh Veteran Marine with Tentacles

Somewhere in the bloody warp

A Brigade nets you +12 CP these days (Battalions give you 5). Don't forget you're battleforged as well for a total of 14 CP (after the additional relic).
Now you just need to find something worth spending all those CP on. I seldom use anything other than Cloud of Flies and Vets of the Long War.

Do you know what your sin is, Malcolm Reynolds?
Ah hell, I'm a fan of all seven.
But right now, I'm gonna have to go with wrath,

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Fresh-Faced New User

Thank you for the update on the CP. 12 CP + 3 = 15 CP's is a lot of rerolls to hit with the PBC. Makes me want to take 3 now...

Does anyone know of a simple resource that tracks the rule changes? I have found it tough to track down what the current rules are.
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Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot

Luton, England

Unfortunately there is no simple way to get upto date with the rules.

Check out the FAQ page on warhammer community, always read your own codex FAQ plus the BIG FAQs, then the rulebook FAQ and any supplement FAQs that might contain rules for your army. The main complaint about 8th edition is the many, varied and disparate rules sources :-(

Regarding your list:

I'd perhaps swap out the siege drill on the leviathan, they are slow and don't have enough attacks to make good use of a combat weapons, double down on ranged options to make the most of him. Try to keep him out of assault range and if the enemy does try to assault him the overwatch he puts out is pretty deadly.

Other than that the only other thing would be the Tallyman, his CP regeneration rarely works and you don't have much that really needs the combat re-roll. He's not a bad unit just doesn't really fit with your list to my mind.

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