Death Guard – Sludge-Grubs
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NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Base
Sludge-Grub (base: 25mm)
4Sludge-Grub 5" 4+ 4+ 3 2 1 1 8 6+ 25mm
This unit contains 4 Sludge-Grubs. Each attacks with its fanged maw and stinger, as well as its acid spit. Only one of this unit can be included in your army.
Fanged maw and stinger
Fanged maw and stinger
Acid spit
Acid spit
Pistol 1
Vulgrar’s Followers
Mutoid Vermin: This unit does not take up a slot in a Detachment that includes VULGRAR THRICE-CURSED.
Caustic Blood: Roll a D6 each time a model in this unit is slain in the Fight phase; on a 6 the unit that killed the model suffers a mortal wound after it has made all of its attacks.

Datasheet-related Stratagems



Gellerpox Infected Stratagem

Notoriously difficult to fully eradicate, these loathsome parasites keep coming back.

Use this Stratagem at the end of your Movement phase. Choose a unit of MUTOID VERMIN from your army that has been destroyed. Set up this unit anywhere wholly within 12" of a friendly GELLERPOX INFECTED unit and more than 9” from any enemy models.

This datasheet has Fast Attack Battlefield Role. Full list of Death Guard units sharing same Battlefield Role follows:

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:

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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.
Mortal Wounds
Some attacks inflict mortal wounds – these are so powerful that no armour or force field can withstand their fury. Each mortal wound inflicts 1 point of damage on the target unit, and they are always applied one at a time. Do not make a wound roll or saving throw (including invulnerable saves) against a mortal wound – just allocate it as you would any other attack and inflict damage to a model in the target unit. Unlike damage inflicted by normal attacks, excess damage from mortal wounds is not lost. Instead, keep allocating damage to another model in the target unit until either all the damage has been allocated or the target unit is destroyed.

If an attack inflicts mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, resolve the normal damage first. If an attack inflicts mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, but the normal damage is subsequently saved, the target unit still suffers the mortal wounds, as described before. If an ability modifies the damage inflicted by a weapon, and that weapon can inflict mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, the modifier does not apply to any mortal wounds that are inflicted (unless the rule specifically states otherwise).

  • Each mortal wound inflicted on a unit causes one model in the unit to lose one wound.
  • No saving throws can be made against mortal wounds.
  • Mortal wounds inflicted by attacks in addition to normal damage always apply, even if normal damage saved.
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The VULGRAR THRICE-CURSED keyword is used in the following Death Guard datasheets:

Vulgrar’s Followers

Those most afflicted by the Gellerpox become leaders to other sufferers of the loathsome virus. Like diseased barnacles, these followers cling to their commander.

This ability has no effect unless your army includes VULGRAR THRICE-CURSED. If it does, you cannot set up any units with this ability before you have set up VULGRAR THRICE-CURSED. When you setup VULGRAR THRICE-CURSED during deployment, all units with this ability are set up at the same time. When you set up VULGRAR THRICE-CURSED on the battlefield for the first time, all units with this ability must be set up within 6" of him. If they cannot be set up, they count as destroyed.

The GELLERPOX INFECTED keyword is used in the following Death Guard datasheets:

The MUTOID VERMIN keyword is used in the following Death Guard datasheets:

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

Due to their compact size, pistols can even be used in melee to shoot at point-blank range.
A model can make attacks with a Pistol even when its unit is within Engagement Range of enemy units, but it must target an enemy unit that is within Engagement Range of its own unit when it does so. In such circumstances, the model can target an enemy unit even if other friendly units are within Engagement Range of the same enemy unit.

When a model equipped with both a Pistol and another type of ranged weapon (e.g. a Pistol and a Rapid Fire weapon) shoots, it can either shoot with its Pistol(s) or with its other ranged weapons. Choose which it will fire (Pistols or non-Pistols) before selecting targets.

  • Can be shot even if firing model’s unit is within Engagement Range of enemy unit.
  • Cannot be shot alongside any other type of weapon.
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