Holy shit! Winters SEO has got the Codex: Chaos Space Marines and is doing his review. The Plague Marines have ALL the new options from the upcoming multipart kit/Codex: Death Guard.
Check out those weapon stats!
Blight Launcher: 24" Assault 2 Str 6 -2AP D3 Damage.
Plaque Belcher: Plague Flamer (possibly 9" Range).
Plague Spewer: Plague Heavy Flamer (possibly 9" Range).
Melta, Plasma, Bolter, Bolt Pistol.
Now melee (this is where shit gets interesting)
Plague Knife: CCW, Plague Weapon
Plague Sword: CCW, Reroll failed wounds
Bubonic Axe: +1Str, -2AP, 1 Damage, Plague Weapon
Mace of Contagion: +2 Str, -1AP, 3 Damage, Plague Weapon -1 to hit.
Great Plague Cleaver: x2Str, -3AP, D6 Damage, Plague Weapon -1 to Hit.
Flail of Corruption: +2Str, -2AP, 2 Damage, Plague Weapon, Each attack does D3 hit rolls instead of 1, EXCESS DAMAGE SPILLS OVER ONTO OTHER MODELS! (just let that sink in for a second). Pick on a unit of 1 wound models and kill 2 for each failed save!
Options: Champion can swap Bolter for a plasma pistol or Plasma GUN.
Up to 2 Special Weapons.
Any Plague marine can swap bolter for a Bubonic Axe or Plague Knife.
Up to 2 can swap boltgun with a Mace of Corruption and a Bubonic Axe
Up to 2 can swap boltgun for Plague Cleaver or Flail
I am so fucking excited! Bring on September!
Bloat drone progress intensifies! I definitely should have painted this beast in sub-assemblies but I'm loving it none the less :D
I've started a bit of weathering on the metallics but will be switching to copper for the main colour on the guns(I think, I keep flip flopping on that decision!) I still need to block in and glaze my highlights for the armour and then it's all about weathering this beast and making Papa Nurgle proud!