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Offline Douce40k

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« on: November 24, 2015, 07:29:20 AM »
Okay im pickinking up betrayal at calth and using the minis to start a death guard 30k army anyone got any pointers on what to equip these guys with and additions to the box set.
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Re: Death Guard
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2015, 01:06:43 PM »
For extras Id say more missile launchers. They can take heavy support squads as troops and missiles are great for range and multi purpose. Just add a forge world set of missiles and you have an 8man squad with missiles or 2 5man squads where the sergeant doesn't have a heavy weapon. On the veterans in the box I'd give them flamers to get the most out of death guard Chem munitions.

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Re: Death Guard
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2015, 03:14:13 PM »
Thanks man! Much appreciated for the advice!

 And hey anything that's useful is great! Think i will pick up the rulebook of FW too like having the hardback books.

Also, i will visit your blog and have a look
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Re: Death Guard
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2015, 10:46:52 AM »
If you're going to use the Betrayal at Calth box for Death Guard, you're definitely going to need some Deathshroud Terminators to back up the Praetor in Cataphractii Terminator armor.  They're gorgeous models, and look definitely very intimidating.

Oddly enough the Death Guard are probably a bit cheaper of an army to field, since they askew the use of vehicles.  They prefer the implecable tide of white/green ceramite moving across the battlefield, shrugging off almost all fire and just crushing them under their inability to die.

Also, Calas Typhon....enough said.

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Re: Death Guard
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2015, 02:55:30 PM »
You read my mind i have been eyeing the deathshroud terminators for some time and typhon. My very first army was a nurgel themed chaos so only seems appropriate to return to my roots :D. Just cant seem to stay away from traitors and chaos must say something about my personality haha
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Re: Death Guard
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2015, 11:10:44 PM »
Totally understand.  I really really wanted to do a Death Guard army for my HH army.  However, with Betrayal at Calth having nothing but MKIV, and I couldn't see my Death Guard in anything except MKIII, I had to go with Word Bearers.  Hopefully, I can give them justice.

Also, if you wanted to have a small Loyalist element to your Death Guard, paint there right arm completely red.  It appears that was the coloration for the Terrans that had been part of the original Dusk Raiders.  I did it with my artificer armored Praetor, and it actually looks pretty nice.

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Re: Death Guard
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2015, 03:06:19 AM »
Thanks for the tip man! I had been looking at the original dusk raiders colour scheme looks pretty nice.
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Re: Death Guard
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2015, 01:36:40 PM »
If you want to go fire power you might want to consider Durak Rask. He is both a master of the legion and a master of ordnance.

He's also got some really nice extra rules and his warlord trait is better than typhon.

Typhon is a jack of all trades master of none character. If you know you're against armour 4+ or lower he's good but other wise he doesn't really give that much to your army without adding large extra chunks to your army (death shroud, phobos land raider). Typhon has a hard time fitting in as a combat character in an army which supports range.

My 2 cents on typhon. Crysos Morturg and Durak Rask seem better to me. Typhon's nice but he needs a lot of support from extra units you'll need to buy.
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Re: Death Guard
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2015, 05:23:26 PM »
Hey thanks for the advice its something i  will look into maybe typhon could be a further down the line addition when i have a larger collection.
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