Death Guard – Blightlord Terminators
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Blightlord Terminators

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Base
40
Blightlord Terminator (base: 40mm)
4‑9
40
Blightlord Terminator
5" 3+ 3+ 4 5 3 3 8 2+ 40mm
40
Blightlord Champion (base: 40mm)
1
40
Blightlord Champion
5" 3+ 3+ 4 5 3 4 9 2+ 40mm
If this unit contains 6 or more models, it has Power Rating 20. Every model is equipped with: combi-bolter; balesword.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
+5
Blight launcher
+5
Blight launcher
24"
Assault 2
6
-2
2
Plague Weapon
Plague Weapon
Combi-bolter
Combi-bolter
24"
Rapid Fire 2
4
0
1
-
+5
Combi-flamer
Before selecting targets, select one or both of the profiles below to make attacks with. If you select both, then each time an attack is made with this weapon this phase, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
+5
Combi-flamer
Before selecting targets, select one or both of the profiles below to make attacks with. If you select both, then each time an attack is made with this weapon this phase, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
 - Boltgun
 - Boltgun
24"
Rapid Fire 1
4
0
1
-
 - Flamer
 - Flamer
12"
Assault D6
4
0
1
Each time an attack is made with this weapon profile, that attack automatically hits the target.
Each time an attack is made with this weapon profile, that attack automatically hits the target.
+5
Combi-melta
Before selecting targets, select one or both of the profiles below to make attacks with. If you select both, then each time an attack is made with this weapon this phase, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
+5
Combi-melta
Before selecting targets, select one or both of the profiles below to make attacks with. If you select both, then each time an attack is made with this weapon this phase, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
 - Boltgun
 - Boltgun
24"
Rapid Fire 1
4
0
1
-
 - Meltagun
 - Meltagun
12"
Assault 1
8
-4
D6
Each time an attack made with this weapon profile targets a unit within half range, that attack has a Damage characteristic of D6+2.
Each time an attack made with this weapon profile targets a unit within half range, that attack has a Damage characteristic of D6+2.
+5
Combi-plasma
Before selecting targets, select one or two of the profiles below to make attacks with (you can only select one of the plasma gun profiles). If you select two, then each time an attack is made with this weapon this phase, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
+5
Combi-plasma
Before selecting targets, select one or two of the profiles below to make attacks with (you can only select one of the plasma gun profiles). If you select two, then each time an attack is made with this weapon this phase, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
 - Boltgun
 - Boltgun
24"
Rapid Fire 1
4
0
1
-
 - Plasma gun (standard)
 - Plasma gun (standard)
24"
Rapid Fire 1
7
-3
1
-
 - Plasma gun (supercharge)
 - Plasma gun (supercharge)
24"
Rapid Fire 1
8
-3
2
If any unmodified hit rolls of 1 are made for attacks with this weapon profile, the bearer is destroyed after shooting with this weapon.
If any unmodified hit rolls of 1 are made for attacks with this weapon profile, the bearer is destroyed after shooting with this weapon.
+5
Plague spewer
+5
Plague spewer
12"
Heavy D6
5
-1
1
Plague Weapon. Each time an attack is made with this weapon, that attack automatically hits the target.
Plague Weapon. Each time an attack is made with this weapon, that attack automatically hits the target.
+5
Reaper autocannon
+5
Reaper autocannon
36"
Heavy 4
7
-2
1
-
Balesword
Balesword
Melee
Melee
+1
-3
1
Plague Weapon
Plague Weapon
Bubotic axe
Bubotic axe
Melee
Melee
+2
-2
1
Plague Weapon
Plague Weapon
+5
Flail of corruption
+5
Flail of corruption
Melee
Melee
+1
-2
2
Plague Weapon. Each time an attack is made with this weapon, make 2 hit rolls instead of 1.
Plague Weapon. Each time an attack is made with this weapon, make 2 hit rolls instead of 1.
WARGEAR OPTIONS
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • Any number of models can each have their balesword replaced with 1 bubotic axe.
 • For every five models in this unit, 1 model’s combi-bolter can be replaced with 1 combi-flamer.
 • For every five models in this unit, 1 model’s combi-bolter can be replaced with 1 combi-melta.
 • For every five models in this unit, 1 model’s combi-bolter can be replaced with 1 combi-plasma.
 • For every five models in this unit, 1 Blightlord Terminator's combi-bolter can be replaced with one of the following: 1 blight launcher; 1 reaper autocannon.
 • For every five models in this unit, 1 Blightlord Terminator’s combi-bolter can be replaced with 1 plague spewer.
 • For every five models in this unit, 1 Blightlord Terminator’s combi-bolter and balesword can be replaced with 1 flail of corruption.
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Contagions of Nurgle, Disgustingly Resilient, Malicious Volleys, Remorseless, Teleport Strike
Diseased Terminator Armour: Models in this unit have a 4+ invulnerable save.
FACTION KEYWORDS: CHAOS, NURGLE, HERETIC ASTARTES, DEATH GUARD, <PLAGUE COMPANY>
KEYWORDS: INFANTRY, CORE, BUBONIC ASTARTES, TERMINATOR, BLIGHTLORD TERMINATORS

Datasheet-related Stratagems

CREEPING BLIGHT1CP
Death Guard – Battle Tactic Stratagem

This warp-plague spreads fingers of corrosion through armour, flesh, bone and even air with equal virulence.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a DEATH GUARD unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack with a plague weapon, on an unmodified wound roll of 6, that attack has an Armour Penetration characteristic of -4.
VERMID WHISPERS1CP
Death Guard – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The compound eyes and keening whispers of countless daemonic flies help guide these warriors’ aim.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a DEATH GUARD TERMINATOR unit from your army is selected to shoot, or in the Fight phase, when a DEATH GUARD TERMINATOR unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, add 1 to that attack’s hit roll.
HAZE OF CORRUPTION2CP
Death Guard – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The close combat weapons of many Death Guard warriors are coated with terrible venoms. When they swing these weapons, the air is filled with corruption that can infect those nearby.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a DEATH GUARD CORE unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time an enemy model is destroyed by an attack made by a model in that unit, any excess damage inflicted by that attack is not lost and is instead suffered by another model in that unit (do not make a saving throw for that model). This continues until there is no excess damage remaining.
ETERNAL HATRED2CP
Death Guard – Battle Tactic Stratagem

The hatred of the Traitor Legions has burned for millennia.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a BUBONIC ASTARTES INFANTRY unit from your army is selected to shoot, or in the Fight phase, when a BUBONIC ASTARTES INFANTRY unit from your army is selected to fight. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, add 1 to that attacks wound roll.
CHAMPION OF DISEASE1CP
Death Guard – Requisition Stratagem

Some Death Guard are marked for greatness before they rise high in the Legion's ranks. Some of these warriors are gifted the opportunity to wield rare relic weapons in Nurglc’s name.

Use this Stratagem before the battle, when you are mustering your army. Select one BUBONIC ASTARTES model from your army that has the word ‘Champion’ in their profile and give them one of the following Relics of Decay (this must be a Relic they could have): Reaper of Glorious Entropy; Plague Skull of Glothila; Plaguebringer; Suppurating Plate.

Each Relic in your army must be unique, and you cannot use this Stratagem to give a model two Relics. You can only use this Stratagem once, unless you are playing a Strike Force battle (in which case, you can use this Stratagem twice) or an Onslaught battle (in which case, you can use this Stratagem three times).
PESTILENTIAL DROP2CP
Terminus Est Assault Force – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Assault force troops arrive on the battlefield amid billowing clouds of pestilence, diseased Drop Pod exhaust fumes, the leaking effluence of landing crafts and rot blooms expelled directly from their foetid teleportation chambers.

Use this Stratagem in the Reinforcements step of your Movement phases, when you set up a TERMINUS EST ASSAULT FORCE unit from your army on the battlefield using the Outbreak Assault or Teleport Strike ability. Select one Contagion of Nurgle ability that unit has; until the end of the turn, the Contagion Range of that ability is 12" for that unit. This is not cumulative with any other abilities that increase Contagion Range.
CALLOUS DISREGARD2CP
Terminus Est Assault Force – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Even when the hordes at the fore of an assault force have reached the enemy lines, the second wave simply opens fire, caring little for whether their shots hit friend or foe.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase. Select one BUBONIC ASTARTES TERMINUS EST ASSAULT FORCE unit from your army that is eligible to shoot.
  • Until the end of the turn, models in that unit can target enemy units within Engagement Range of friendly POXWALKERS or PLAGUE FOLLOWERS units from your army.
  • Each time a model in that unit makes an attack against an enemy unit within Engagement Range of a friendly POXWALKERS or PLAGUE FOLLOWERS unit, subtract 1 from the hit roll, and if the hit roll is not successful, that attack scores a hit against that POXWALKERS or PLAGUE FOLLOWERS unit instead.
CLOUD OF FLIES2CP/4CP
Death Guard – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

With a thrumming roar, a thick cloud of daemon flies whirls around the Death Guard and obscures them from the enemy's sight.

Use this Stratagem at the start of your opponent’s Shooting phase. Select one BUBONIC ASTARTES INFANTRY unit from your army. Until the end of the phase, each time an enemy model shoots, if that unit is not the closest eligible target or within 12" of that model, then until that shooting is resolved, that model cannot target that unit. In addition, until the end of the phase, if the selected unit has the Bodyguard ability, it loses that ability. If the selected unit has the TERMINATOR keyword, this Stratagem costs 4CP; otherwise, it costs 2CP.
BREAK THEIR SPIRITS1CP
Death Guard – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

Terminators are terrifying foes to face. When Death Guard Terminators slice opponents in half or unleash plague weapons that turn living beings to pools of foetid slush, they shatter the spirits of those who still live and stand against them.

Use this Stratagem in the Fight phase, when a DEATH GUARD TERMINATOR model from your army destroys a model in an enemy INFANTRY, BEASTS or SWARM unit. Until the end of the turn, subtract 4 from the Leadership characteristic of models in that unit.
FLASH OUTBREAK2CP
Death Guard – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

On occasion a contagion of Nurgle will flare up brilliantly in an all-consuming wave of infection.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one <PLAGUE COMPANY> unit with the Contagions of Nurgle ability from your army:
  • If there are any other <PLAGUE COMPANY> units from your army on the battlefield that have any Contagion abilities that the selected unit does not have, then until the start of your next Command phase, the selected unit has all of the same Contagion abilities (this is in addition to the ones it already has).
  • Until the start of your next Command phase, units from your army count the battle round number as one higher than the current battle round number for the purpose of determining the Contagion range of any Contagion abilities they have.
OVERWHELMING GENEROSITY1CP
Death Guard – Wargear Stratagem

Unholy filth gushes from Nurgle’s faithful into their guns until the armaments threaten to burst like bloated corpses.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a DEATH GUARD unit from your army is selected to shoot. Until the end of the phase, add 6" to the Range characteristic of plague weapons models in that unit are equipped with.
VIRULENT ROUNDS1CP
Death Guard – Wargear Stratagem

The Death Guard know countless revolting ways to render their bolt rounds horrifically virulent.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a DEATH GUARD CORE unit from your army is selected to shoot. Until the end of the phase, bolt weapons models in that unit are equipped with have the Plague Weapon ability.
Plague Weapon

Revolting toxins and infectious slime weeps from this weapon in a ceaseless stream. Even shallow cuts or glancing blows will leave the enemy’s flesh seething with incurable diseases.

Each time an attack is made with this weapon, re-roll a wound roll of 1.
ASSAULT
Assault weapons fire so rapidly or indiscriminately that they can be shot from the hip as warriors dash forwards into combat.
If a unit includes any models equipped with Assault weapons, that unit is still eligible to shoot with in your Shooting phase even if it has Advanced this turn, but you can only resolve attacks using those Assault weapons when you select that unit to shoot with. If a model shoots an Assault weapon in the same turn in which its unit has Advanced, subtract 1 from hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks.

  • Can be shot even if firing model’s unit Advanced.
  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if the firing model’s unit Advanced.
HEAVY
Heavy weapons are amongst the biggest guns on the battlefield, but they require bracing to fire at full effect and are unwieldy to bring to bear at close quarters.
When an INFANTRY model shoots a Heavy weapon, subtract 1 from the hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks if the firing model’s unit has moved for any reason this turn (e.g. it made a Normal Move this turn).

  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if firing model is INFANTRY and its unit has moved this turn.
Select Weapon
When a model makes a close combat attack, it must do so using a melee weapon (i.e. a weapon that has the ‘Melee’ type). The weapons a model is equipped with are described on its datasheet. If a model is not equipped with any melee weapons, or if it cannot make an attack with any of the melee weapons it is equipped with, then that model makes its attacks using a close combat weapon, which has the following profile:

WEAPONRANGETYPESAPD
Close combat weaponMeleeMeleeUser01

If a model has more than one melee weapon, select which it will use before resolving any attacks. If a model has more than one melee weapon and can make several attacks, it can split them between these weapons however you wish – declare which attacks are being made with which weapons before any attacks are resolved. If the selected weapon has more than one profile that you must choose between, you must declare which profile is being used at the same time. Different attacks made with such a weapon can be made using different profiles if you wish.

If your unit is making attacks with more than one melee weapon against a unit, and those weapons have different characteristics profiles, then after you have resolved an attack with one of those weapons you must, if any other weapons with the same characteristics profile are also being used to make attacks against that unit, resolve those attacks before resolving any attacks against the target with a weapon that has a different characteristics profile. Note that all the attacks you have declared are always resolved against the target unit even if, when you come to resolve an individual attack, no models in the target unit remain in range (this can happen because of models being destroyed and removed from the battlefield as the result of resolving other attacks made by the attacking model’s unit first).

  • Each close combat attack is made with a melee weapon.
  • A model makes attacks using the close combat weapon profile if it has no other melee weapons.
  • If a unit attacks with multiple weapons, all attacks made with weapons that have the same profile must be resolved before resolving attacks with the next.
Disgustingly Resilient

Those favoured by Nurgle are inured to pain, their rotting bodies shrugging off all but the most traumatic damage with ease.

Each time an attack is allocated to a model in this unit, subtract 1 from the Damage characteristic of that attack (to a minimum of 1).
Contagions of Nurgle

The Death Guard are carriers of countless infections and contagions, each a gift from Nurgle. Whenever they march to war, these diseases spread, contaminating all around, sapping the strength of its victims, draining them of energy, withering their muscles and overwhelming their immune system. Such is its malefic nature, they can even undo metallic bonds, alien psychic materials and all manner of other elements and components, rendering even armoured vehicles vulnerable.

If every unit from your army has the DEATH GUARD keyword (excluding UNALIGNED units), this unit gains the following ability:

Nurgle’s Gift (Contagion): While an enemy unit is within Contagion Range of this unit (see below), subtract 1 from the Toughness characteristic of models in that enemy unit.

Contagion Abilities
Contagion abilities affect enemy models or units within Contagion Range - this changes with the battle round number, increasing as the battle progresses, as shown in the table below. The effects of multiple, identically named Contagion abilities is not cumulative (i.e. if an enemy unit is within range of two models with the same Contagion ability, that Contagion ability only applies to the enemy unit once). Note, that while similar in many regards to Aura abilities, Contagion abilities are not affected by abilities that affect Aura abilities, and vice-versa.

BATTLE ROUND NUMBERCONTAGION RANGE
11"
23"
36"
4+9"
Saving Throw
The player commanding the target unit then makes one saving throw by rolling one D6 and modifying the roll by the Armour Penetration (AP) characteristic of the weapon that the attack was made with. For example, if the weapon has an AP of -1, then 1 is subtracted from the saving throw roll. If the result is equal to, or greater than, the Save (Sv) characteristic of the model the attack was allocated to, then the saving throw is successful and the attack sequence ends. If the result is less than the model’s Save characteristic, then the saving throw fails and the model suffers damage. An unmodified roll of 1 always fails.
Invulnerable Saves
Some models have an invulnerable save. Each time an attack is allocated to a model with an invulnerable save, you can choose to use either its normal Save (Sv) characteristic or its invulnerable save, but not both. If a model has more than one invulnerable save, it can only use one of them – choose which it will use. If you use a model’s invulnerable save, it is never modified by a weapon’s Armour Penetration value.

  • Invulnerable save: Saving throw that is never modified by attacking weapon’s AP.
  • A model with an invulnerable save can use it instead of its normal Sv.
Engagement Range
Engagement Range represents the zone of threat that models present to their enemies. While a model is within 1" horizontally and 5" vertically of an enemy model, those models are within Engagement Range of each other. While two enemy models are within Engagement Range of each other, those models’ units are also within Engagement Range of each other. Models cannot be set up within Engagement Range of enemy models.

  • Engagement Range: 1" horizontally + 5" vertically.
  • Models cannot be set up within Engagement Range of enemy models.
Hit Roll
When a model makes an attack, make one hit roll for that attack by rolling one D6. If the result of the hit roll is equal to or greater than the attacking model’s Ballistic Skill (BS) characteristic (if the attack is being made with a ranged weapon) or its Weapon Skill (WS) characteristic (if the attack is being made with a melee weapon), then that attack scores one hit against the target unit. If not, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends.

If an attack is made with a weapon that has an ability that says it ‘automatically hits the target’, no hit roll is made – that attack simply scores one hit on the target unit. An unmodified hit roll of 6 always scores a hit, and an unmodified hit roll of 1 always fails. A hit roll can never be modified by more than -1 or +1. This means that if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a hit roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be -2 or worse, it is changed to be -1. Similarly, if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a hit roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be +2 or better, it is changed to be +1.
Wound Roll
Each time an attack scores a hit against a target unit, make a wound roll for that attack by rolling one D6 to see if that attack successfully wounds the target. The result required is determined by comparing the attacking weapon’s Strength (S) characteristic with the target’s Toughness (T) characteristic, as shown on the following table:

WOUND ROLL
ATTACK’S STRENGTH vs TARGET’S TOUGHNESSD6 ROLL REQUIRED
Is the Strength TWICE (or more) than the Toughness?2+
Is the Strength GREATER than the Toughness?3+
Is the Strength EQUAL to the Toughness?4+
Is the Strength LOWER than the Toughness?5+
Is the Strength HALF (or less) than the Toughness?6+

If the result of the wound roll is less than the required number, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. An unmodified wound roll of 6 always successfully wounds the target, and an unmodified wound roll of 1 always fails. A wound roll can never be modified by more than -1 or +1. This means that if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a wound roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be -2 or worse, it is changed to be -1. Similarly, if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a wound roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be +2 or better, it is changed to be +1.
Plague Weapons
A plague weapon is any weapon with the Plague Weapon ability.
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Datasheets collated
RAPID FIRE
Rapid fire weapons are versatile armaments capable of aimed single shots at long range or controlled bursts of fire at close quarters.
When a model shoots a Rapid Fire weapon, double the number of attacks it makes if its target is within half the weapon’s range.

  • Double number of attacks made if target is within half range.
Malicious Volleys

The Death Guard, for all their heresy, are still Space Marines, and are experts at making war with their bolters.

Instead of following the normal rules for Rapid Fire weapons, models in this unit shooting Rapid Fire bolt weapons make double the number of attacks if any of the following apply:
  • The shooting model’s target is within half the weapon’s range.
  • The shooting model is INFANTRY and its unit Remained Stationary in your previous Movement phase.
  • The shooting model is a TERMINATOR.
For the purposes of this ability, a Rapid Fire bolt weapon is any bolt weapon (as defined here) with the Rapid Fire type.

Combi-flamer used in the following datasheets:

Dedicated Transport

– may take Combi-flamer as an option.

Combi-plasma used in the following datasheets:

Dedicated Transport

– may take Combi-plasma as an option.
Teleport Strike

Death Guard warships contain rusted, baroque chambers fitted with ancient technologies that can teleport the sons of Mortarion into the very heart of battle.

During deployment, if every model in this unit has this ability, then you can set up this unit in a teleportarium chamber instead of setting it up on the battlefield. If you do, then in the Reinforcements step of one of your Movement phases you can set up this unit anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from any enemy models.

The POXWALKERS keyword is used in the following Death Guard datasheets:

The PLAGUE FOLLOWERS keyword is used in the following Death Guard datasheets:

Remorseless

The Death Guard are never perturbed, for there are few things more horrifying than they, and they know the Plague God smiles down upon them.

Each time a Combat Attrition test is taken for this unit, ignore any or all modifiers.
Bolt Weapons
A bolt weapon is any weapon whose profile includes the word ‘bolt’ (boltgun, bolt pistol etc.), and any Relic that replaces a bolt weapon. Rules that apply to bolt weapons only apply to the boltgun profile of combi-weapons, and the boltgun profile of Relics that replace combi-weapons.

Balesword used in the following datasheets:

Blight launcher used in the following datasheets:

Plague spewer used in the following datasheets:

Bubotic axe used in the following datasheets:

Flail of corruption used in the following datasheets:

Reaper autocannon used in the following datasheets:

Heavy Support
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