Spreading the Disease: Classic Plaguebearers rebased and expanded

Nurgle has always been the Chaos power I found most appealing. With the advent of the Death Guard in the 40k 8th ed starter sets, I have started collecting a new 40k Death Guard army. Yeah, well. A massive fail of the willpower throw there.

So I have been building loads of the new models, making me sick to the very soul of scraping mould lines and the smell of plastic glue.

As a part of this project (and to get a break from the plastic  glue fumes), I am revamping some of my finished older minis, such as this classic squad of 7 metal plaguebearers I used in support of my old Chaos Nurgle Ratmarine army. 7 being Nurgles number, naturally all squads at that time was 7 models. However, 8th edition uses 10 models in a plaguebearer unit. And larger bases.

And all my bases were that horrible goblin green which was all the rage in the 90s…

To update the squad I blagged three second hand plaguebearers in the same style off Ebay, and printed off a few dozen 32mm bases so I have some extra to rebase some other older minis I have lying around.

Rebasing followed

and painting of the three additionals in the same style.

When I originally painted them in this scheme, the idea was of them being walking bruises.

I believe I rushed the paint job a bit to have them ready for a game. The paint is more or less slopped on and I did not really bother with too much details or highlights. The new ones got the same treatment.





They did not take many minutes each.


And Lo! The magnificent seven became the magnificent ten:

I am happy with the results, the new ones appear to blend in well with the old models, making this a cohesive unit.


Plaguebearers of Nurgle

Games Workshop, late 90s.


Rebased on 3D printed 32mm bases


Painted miniatures so far this month: 22 / 31

Painted miniatures so far this year: 313 / 365 -just 52 to go!

Painted Terrain pieces and bits so far this year: 74








Categories: age of sigmar, Citadel, It came from Ebay, Metal, Warhammer 40k, Ye Pile of OldeTags: , , , ,

1 comment

  1. Always had a soft spot for these plaguebearers, nice to see them painted up here!

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Tom Trussel

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