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Blightwar (2017), p39 — Plaguebearers of Nurgle

Plaguebearers trudge to battle amidst the drone of flies' wings and endless counting. These corpse-like daemons tally the diseases unleashed by Nurgle upon the Mortal Realms, and as they do so they stab and hack at their enemies with filth-ridden plagueswords. Relentless and resilient in equal measures, Plaguebearers overwhelm their victims as surely as a terminal sickness.


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A unit of Plaguebearers of Nurgle has 10 or more models. They are armed with vile Plagueswords.


The leader of this unit is the Plagueridden. A Plagueridden makes 2 attacks rather than 1.

Icon Bearer

Models in this unit may be Icon Bearers. If you roll a 1 when making a battleshock test for a unit that includes any Icon Bearers, reality blinks and the daemonic horde is bolstered. Add D6 Plaguebearers to the unit.


Models in this unit can be Pipers. Your opponent must re-roll battleshock tests of 1 for units that are within 6" of any Pipers.


Cloud of Flies: Plaguebearers attract great clouds of flies that buzz about them, obscuring them from view. Your opponent must subtract 1 from any hit rolls made in the shooting phase that target a unit of Plaguebearers. If this unit contains 20 or more models, your opponent must instead subtract 2 from these hit rolls, as well as subtracting 1 from any hit rolls that target it in the combat phase.

Disgustingly Resilient: Roll a dice each time this unit suffers a wound or mortal wound; on a 5 or more, the wound sloughs away rancid flesh but does no real harm and is ignored.

Locus of Fecundity: You can re-roll save rolls of 1 for this unit if it is within 7" of any Daemon Heroes of Nurgle from your army.


Chaos Wizards know the Summon Plaguebearers spell, in addition to any others they know.

Summon Plaguebearers

Summon Plaguebearers has a casting value of 6. If successfully cast, you can set up a unit of up to 10 Plaguebearers within 14" of the caster and more than 9" from any enemy models. The unit is added to your army but cannot move in the following movement phase. If the result of the casting roll was 11 or more, set up a unit of up to 20 Plaguebearers instead.


Chaos, Daemon, Nurgle, Plaguebearers