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Imperial Armour 13: War Machines of the Lost and the Damned (2014), p197 — Daemon Lord - Scabeiathrax the Bloated — 777 Points

Papa G'aap, Lord Of The Blighted Pit, Maggotspore, the Wind Of Nurgle
Amongst the most favoured of Nurgle's Daemons is the ancient and terrible Great Unclean One named Scabeiathrax, a great bloated sack of contagion and disease of horrifying size and form. When manifest in the corporeal universe, Scabeiathrax is a terrifying sight, lumbering along, chuckling darkly and accompanied by a baleful drone from the thick cloud of oversized black flies that darkens the skies all about. Wherever he treads, vegetation turns black and rots away to slime, ferrocrete cracks and crumbles into dust, and pools of toxic sludge form in his wake. Scabeiathrax carries a crude, rusted cleaver and those struck by it find their body instantly overrun by rampant infection, their bodies rotting to nothing as Nurgle's many foul diseases are bestowed upon them.


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Special Rules

*See Codex: Chaos Daemons for details

Daemon Lord of War: The following Daemons are so powerful, they are only encountered in battle once a generation, for where they tread, entire worlds burn. These Daemon Lords - Scabeiathrax the Bloated, An'ggrath the Unbound, Aetaos'rau'keres the Slayer of Souls and Zarakynel the Bringer of Torments are counted as Lords of War, usable in armies where the Primary Detachment is drawn from Codex: Chaos Daemons. In addition to the normal restrictions on the use of Lords of War, these models may never account for more than 25% of the points cost of the army, unless using the rules presented in the Warhammer 40,000: Apocalypse expansion.

Malefic Daemonology: Summoning and binding this Daemon is a grand and terrible endeavour, and beyond the scope of what is possible during the raging anarchy of a battle. This model may not therefore be summoned or brought into play by way of the Malefic Daemonology Psychic Discipline described in the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook.

Nurgling Infestation

Scabeiathrax is infested with Nurglings, in fact they grow within him and burst through pores in his skin to feast upon his rotten flesh and oozing pus. Whilst in close combat, the Nurglings swarm over Scabeiathrax's enemies, granting him an extra D6+3 attacks at Initiative step 3 with the following profile:

Nurgling infestation-3-Melee, Unwieldy

Daemon Lord

The model has the Invulnerable save grated by the Daemon rule increased to 3+.

Blade of Decay

This foul weapon was forged in the Blighted Pit using Nurgle's most potent diseases.

Blade of Decay-User1Melee, Contagion, Specialist Weapon

A model which suffers an unsaved wound from this weapon must immediately pass a Toughness test or suffer an additional wound with no armour saves or cover saves allowed.

Toxic Discharge

Scabeiathrax may spew forth a stream of stinking filth over his enemies. He may attack in the Shooting phase just as with a normal shooting attack.

Toxic dischargeHellstorm54Assault 1

Hulking Monster

Although a Gargantuan Creature, Scabeiathrax can only move 6" in the Movement phase (rather than the usual 12").


Scabeiathrax is a noisome, seething monster formed of rotting flesh and putrescence. He has the Feel No Pain (4+) special rule and counts as being equipped with both defensive grenades and assault grenades. In addition, when charging into an assault, he gains +D3 attacks rather than the usual +1.

Furthermore, all models within 6" at the start of each of Scabeiathrax's controlling player's turns, except Daemons and models carrying the Mark of Nurgle, must take a Toughness test or suffer a wound with no armour save or cover save allowed. Models without a Toughness value are unaffected.