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In the Warhammer 40,000 setting, the Legion of Festering Death are a Titan Legion dedicated to Nurgle. They are led by the Plague Titan Bubonis.
Since the dark days of the Horus Heresy the renegade Titan legions have dwelt in the Eye of Terror. For thousands of years they have been proving themselves to the Dark Lords in the hope that the most worthy of them might be granted the ultimate reward, Daemonhood!
Bubonis is one such Titan, once the command of Grand Master Marnic Bubon, man and machine have become one and now lead the much feared Festering Death Titan legion to war against all comers.
The legion of Festering Death, formally known by the Imperium as the Silver Scythes, had been based on the rim of Imperial space when the Heresy swept the Imperium into civil war. Overlooked by many and far away from the bulk of the fighting the Legion's commanders quickly succumbed to the lure of Chaos and entered the fray, siding with the Lord of Decay. The Legion set about bringing famine and pestilence to the worlds on the rim and unleashed ancient plagues upon the planets, thus winning their Lord's favour.
Bubonis is a Greater Daemon and all normal rules apply. The Titan is entitled to 3 chaos cards and he may use these to negate the effects of a hit; the card must be played before damage is rolled. Any units charged by Bubonis may not shoot him in the first fire phase and must take a morale check or go on to Fall Back orders.
Whenever Bubonis moves he leaves a trail of sticky contagious slime behind him; the slime trail is 4cm wide and the template that is provided on the back inside cover should be used to represent the slime. The slime remains in play for the rest of the game and any troops who are not his minions will take a single hit with a -2 save modifier if they touch the template. Also any models that are in close combat with Bubonis will take a hit on a 4+ with a -1 save modifier before combat is resolved.
Bubonis was once a Warlord class Titan and as such he can make one 90 degree turn during his movement. He has 6 void shields to protect him from incoming fire.
1200 years ago Nurgle rewarded Bubonis for his loyalty and devotion with special plague cannon. These are barrage weapons that fire a festering ball of rotting waste that's infused with many sickening diseases. This hits its target and splatters over a wide area hitting anything underneath with 8 barrage points; any model that is hit suffers a -1 save modifier. After shooting has been resolved leave the template in position and roll on the plague outbreak table at the beginning of your movement phase.
|1-3||The plague seeps into the ground and dissipates. Remove the template from play.|
|4-5||The mess of rot and disease starts to fester. Leave the template in play; anything that touches the temaplte will be hit on a roll of 4+ with a -1 save.|
|6||The plague starts to spread at an alarming rate. An outbreak is imminent! Any model that touches the template will be hit on the roll of a 3+ with a -1 save and anything within 6cm will be hit on a 5+ with a -1 save.|
Bubonis is also armed with the revolting Rot Spitters. Many writhing tentacles protrude from the Titan's carapace. These end in gaping mouths that shoot large gobbets of Rot and Goo at the enemies of Nurgle, while the huge gaping mouth that dominates the Titan's body can spit long streams of corrupted slime at anything that gets too close. Bubonis' mighty plague cannon are gripped and aimed by decaying Claws of Nurgle. These are treated as a single power fist in close combat. You may not fire the plague cannon and use the claws as a power fist in the same turn.
If you take Bubonis as a greater daemon you must also buy him followers. Bubonis must have at least 3 minion cards following him. Bubonis also allows you to purchase a Titan battle group; this battle group must be made up of Titans from the Legion of Festering Death and may be picked from the Titan Legion cards at the end of the article, as these are Bubonis' followers. Titans from the Legion of Festering Death can have general Chaos attributes and Nurgle specific Chaos attributes.
If Bubonis is destroyed then any Titans from the Legion of Festering Death will lose all of their general Chaos attributes. Nurgle specific attributes are not affected.
(Any Titan bought as a minion card for Bubonis will come from the Legion of Festering Death.)
Following the death of Horus and the effective end of the Heresy, Bubonis fled to the Eye of Terror with the remainder of the Legion of Festering Death. There he dwells, a Prince among Daemons waiting to seek his vengeance on the mortals of the Imperium once again.
Bubonis is a towering warty filth covered Titan; his carapace is covered in slimy tentacular Rot Blasters and his two diseased arms grip the mighty Plague Cannon that were gifted to him by father Nurgle.
Bubonis entitles you to Titan Battle groups taken from the Legion of Festering Death.
The Legion of Festering Death is highly favoured by Nurgle and any Titans taken from this legion may be bought a number of Nurgle specific Chaos Attributes (see rules).
If Bubonis is destroyed then any Titan under his command will lose their General Chaos Attributes (Nurgle specific attributes are not affected).
Your opponent gains 12 VPs when Bubonis is destroyed
Warlord Battle Group
A Warlord Titan Battle Group consists of three Warlord Titans.
The Legion of Festering Death Warlord Titan Battle Group may only be taken as minions for BUBONIS, the Plague Titan of Nurgle.
Legion of Festering Death Titans are allowed one General Chaos Attribute each and also can be bought Nurgle Specific Chaos Attributes.
Each Warlord must remain within 25cm of at least one other Titan from the battle group. If a Titan is more than 25cm from its battle group in the orders phase it must go onto advance orders until it is back within 25cm of another Warlord from the group in the orders phase of a subsequent turn.
Warlord Battle Titans cannot be broken so they do not need to take morale checks. 8 Victory Points are awarded to the opposing player for each Warlord Titan destroyed.
Your opponent gains 8 VPs for every Warlord Titan that he destroys
Reaver Battle Group
A Reaver Titan Battle Group consists of three Reaver class Titans.
The Legion of Festering Death Reaver Titan Battle Group may only be taken as minions for BUBONIS the Plague Titan of Nurgle.
Legion of Festering Death Titans are allowed one General Chaos Attribute and can be bought Nurgle specific Chaos Attributes.
Each Reaver Titan must remain within 25cm of at least one other Titan from the same battle group. If a Titan is more than 25cm from its battle group in the orders phase it must go on to advance orders until it is back within 25cm of another Reaver Titan from the group in the orders phase of a subsequent turn.
Reaver Battle Titans can not be broken so they do not need to make morale checks. 5 Victory Points are awarded to the opposing player for each Reaver Titan destroyed.
Your opponent gains 5 VPs for every Reaver Titan that he destroys
|Creatures||Beasts of Nurgle; Blight Drones; Foetid Bloat-drones; Great Unclean Ones; Lords of Contagion; Mabrothrax; Malignant Plaguecasters; Noxious Blightbringers; Nurglings; Pestigor; Plaguebearers; Plaguebulls; Plague Hulks; Plague Ogryns; Plague Toads; Plague Towers; Plague Zombies; Poxwalkers; Rot Flies|
|Characters||Abcellyoth; Aynthrexes; Bilerot Vomitflesh; Lothar Bubonicus; Bubonis; Vorxec Calvarius; The Carrier; The Entomancer; Epidemius; Ferrue Fayne; Tormus Fayne; Foulspawn; Nathaniel Garro; Ghulroth; Goresqualor; Gulgoth; Jibberjaw; Ku'gath; Mamon; Adrius Meinloka; Mephidast; Mortarion; Mortius; Necrosius; Nurgle; Pestilaan; Putricifex; Scabeiathrax; Achkovas Spengh; The Thanator; Typhus; Ussax; Plaguestrangler Vilestench; Jonas Whitespore; Ystareth|
|Groups||Apostles of Contagion; Blessed Flesh; Bringers of Decay; Callers of Sorrow; Carnival of Chaos; The Cleaved; Company of Misery; Death Guard; Deathmongers; Death Priests; The Grey Death; Inevitable Order; Legio Mortis; Legion of Festering Death; Lords of Decay; Mournful Song; Nurgle's Rotters; Pox Tribes; The Purge; The Reborn; The Scourge; Sorcerer-Kings; The Tainted; Tainted Sons; Vile Savants|
|Things||An'garrach; Balesword; Blight Grenade; Bloodrot Rounds; Bone Maul; Corruption; Cursed Carillon; Death Head; Dolorous Knell; Doomsday Bell; Epidemia; Father of Blades; Foulswarm Grenade; Gem of Nurgle; Horn of Nurgle's Rot; Icon of Despair; Icon of Seeping Decay; Manreaper; Palanquin; Pandemic Staff; Pestilaan Light Cruiser; Pestilent Flail; Plague Banner; Plaguebringer; Plague Cauldron; Plague Chalice; Plague Claw; Plague Flail; Plague Knife; Plague Sceptre; Plague Skull of Glothila; Plaguesword; Poxwalker Hive; Puscleaver; Rot Giver; Scab; Scourge Shells; Staff of Nurgle; TP-III; Undead Heart; War Altar|