Maggotkin of Nurgle – Spoilpox Scrivener, Herald of Nurgle
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Spoilpox Scrivener, Herald of Nurgle

Spoilpox Scriveners keep a strict watch over the tallying efforts of the Plaguebearers. Should the enemy stray too close, the Heralds bite off heads and limbs with their huge distended maws, or blanket the enemy in diseased mucus with almighty sneezes.
MISSILE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Disgusting Sneeze
Disgusting Sneeze6"D62+4+-1
MELEE WEAPONSRangeAttacksTo HitTo WoundTo WndRendDamageDmg
Distended Maw
Distended Maw2"23+3+-12

Unit Size: 1      Points: 125
Battlefield Role: Leader
Base size: 40mm
Notes: Single


This warscroll can be used in the following warscroll battalions:
 • Tallyband of Nurgle
 • Invidian Plaguehost


A Spoilpox Scrivener is a single model armed with a Distended Maw and Disgusting Sneezes.


Disgustingly Resilient: Daemons of Nurgle are inured to pain, their rotting bodies shrugging off all but the most traumatic damage with ease.
Roll a dice each time you allocate a wound or mortal wound to this model. On a 5+, that wound or mortal is negated.

Keep Counting, I’m Watching You: Spoilpox Scriveners are responsible for making sure that the Plaguebearers of their Tallyband do not shirk.
At the start of the combat phase, you can say that this model will call for 1 count. If you do so, pick 1 friendly PLAGUEBEARER unit wholly within 14" of this model and pick 1 of the following counts for that unit to carry out. The effect of that count lasts until the end of that phase. A unit cannot carry out more than 1 count per phase.

Tally of Blows: Add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of melee weapons used by a unit carrying out this count.

Studied Lacerations: Improve the Rend characteristic of melee weapons used by a unit carrying out this count by 1.

Recorded Stamina: Add 1 to save rolls for attacks that target a unit carrying out this count.

14.1 Allocating Wounds
Wounds are allocated to the models in a unit 1 wound at a time. You can allocate the wounds caused to your units as you see fit. However, once you have allocated a wound to a model, you cannot allocate wounds to other models in the unit until that model is slain (see 14.2). If a unit is destroyed, all wounds that remain to be allocated to the unit are negated and have no effect.
14.5 Mortal Wounds
Some attacks, spells and abilities cause mortal wounds. Do not make hit, wound or save rolls for mortal wounds. Instead, the damage inflicted on the target is equal to the number of mortal wounds that were caused.

Mortal wounds caused while a unit is attacking are allocated at the same time as wounds caused by the unit’s attacks: after all of the unit’s attacks have been made. Mortal wounds caused at other times are allocated as soon as they are caused. Mortal wounds are allocated in the same way as wounds and are treated in the same manner as wounds for rules purposes.

The PLAGUEBEARERS keyword is used in the following Maggotkin of Nurgle warscrolls:

13.1.2 Combat Attacks
When a friendly unit fights, you must make combat attacks with all of the melee weapons the models in the unit are armed with that they are allowed to use (including melee weapons used by the unit’s mounts, if there are any).

The target of a combat attack must be within a number of inches of the attacking model equal to the Range characteristic of the weapon being used to make the attack (the target does not have to be visible).
Save Roll
Your opponent rolls a dice, modifying the roll by the attacking weapon’s Rend characteristic. If the roll equals or beats the target unit’s Save characteristic, the target is saved and the attack sequence ends. If not, the attack is successful and you must determine the damage that is inflicted on the target. An unmodified save roll of 1 always fails. A save roll cannot be modified by more than +1 (this is an exception to the principle that abilities take precedence over core rules).

Designer’s Note: Save rolls do not always succeed on an unmodified roll of 6, and they can be modified by more than -1.

The PLAGUEBEARER keyword is used in the following Maggotkin of Nurgle warscrolls:


The HERALD OF NURGLE keyword is used in the following Maggotkin of Nurgle warscrolls:

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