« on: April 11, 2017, 07:47:44 AM »
So if Death Guard drew you into making an army, why aren't you making a Death Guard army? Nothing in this list says 'Death Guard' who are notoriously a very walking heavy army utilizing bigger Infantry types. Centurions are there, but that's the only thing that Death Guard would actually bother with traditionally. Where's your Terminators, who Death Guard are VERY fond of.
Death Guard out of CSM are in a good place right now, finally able to represent that Heavy Infantry group with natural FNP and Relentless on every Infantry model, making Havocs and even basic squads viable, with Plagues being an afterthought instead of the bread and butter. You can make a good army out of models that don't look all sickly and paint them up as Loyalist Death Guard using traitor rules.
Or, you can actually use 30k concepts. You can't legally use a 30k army in 40k, and usually you wouldn't want to, but you can take some heavy inspiration from how an army would be built where Loyalist Death Guard are actually a thing. For instance, the Death Guard have a Rite of War specific to them, intended to be fluffy and restrictive. It says that an army may only choose one Fast Attack slot. So, some interpretation just means that you severely limit your FA ideas. No flyers and limit your quicker vehicles. Big lumbering things like Vindicators have more of a place than Bikes would, but Demi-Company demands are a thing you might have to break fluff for. Other restrictions in that Rite of War are no Running and no Deep Strike, and while the running is whatever, no Deep Strike should be followed if you were trying to emulate what they do in 30k. Skyhammer is absolutely not a Death Guard style. Land Speeders are not Death Guard style.
But with 30k rules spilling over in some cases, Cataphractii and Tartaros Terminators would be right at home. Dropping the Demi-Company in favor of a CAD and enforcing some of these restrictions yourself means you could make something very fluffy for pre-Heresy Death Guard and at some point play 30k with most of the same army. Cataphractii are huge in Death Guard in particular with the CSM Character Typhus, Typhon back in Heresy days, having what might be the first example of the armor shown in the game.
While there's not a whole lot wrong with the army you put forward, it would prolly do okay on the table, it just doesn't look like a Death Guard army to me. 80% of an actual Death Guard army is available in 40k, and I'd try to use as much of it as possible. They make some really cool armies on the table.