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Warhammer 40,000 (Eighth Edition): Codex Heretic Astartes – Death Guard
Warhammer 40,000 (Eighth Edition): Codex Heretic Astartes – Death Guard
by Games Workshop Ltd. (2017)
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  • Game: Warhammer 40,000 (Eighth Edition)
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    A codex for a faction of Heretic Astartes dedicated to Nurgle called Death Guard, for use in Warhammer 40,000 eight edition.

    From the webpage:
    Within this 104-page hardback, you’ll find:

    • The Wages of Heresy
    • The organisation of the Death Guard
    • The Chronicle of Virulence
    • Heraldry and colour schemes for a variety of vectoriums and warbands
    • Background and details on each character and unit available to a Death Guard army
    • A showcase of beautifully painted Citadel miniatures,

    Everything you need to get a Death Guard army primed for games of Warhammer 40,000 is in here:

    • 33 datasheets containing rules for every Death Guard unit;
    • Army abilities reflecting the Death Guard’s methods of war;
    • Gifts of the Plague God: wargear both ranged and close-combat used by the Death Guard;
    • Points values for all miniatures, weapons and wargear for use in Matched Play games;
    • Scions of Mortarion: rules for Battle-forged armies:
    • 6 unique Warlord Traits,
    • 14 unique Stratagems (with a focus on the psychic might of this army),
    • the Relics of Decay (6 rare artefacts unique to the Death Guard),
    • the unique Contagion psychic discipline, available to all Death Guard psykers;
    • 6 unique Tactical Objectives.

    —description from the publisher

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