Death Guard – Death Guard Possessed
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Death Guard Possessed

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
24
Death Guard Possessed
5‑10
24
Death Guard Possessed
7" 3+ 3+ 5 5 2 4 8 3+
If this unit contains between 6 and 10 models, it has Power Rating 12. Every model is equipped with: horrifying mutations.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Horrifying mutations
Horrifying mutations
Melee
Melee
User
-2
1
Plague Weapon
Plague Weapon
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Contagions of Nurgle, Disgustingly Resilient, Remorseless
Daemonic: Models in this unit have a 5+ invulnerable save.
FACTION KEYWORDS: CHAOS, NURGLE, HERETIC ASTARTES, DEATH GUARD, <PLAGUE COMPANY>
KEYWORDS: INFANTRY, CORE, DAEMON, BUBONIC ASTARTES, DEATH GUARD POSSESSED

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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