Tag Archives: Nurgle

Name That Plaguebearer

Back in Warhammer’s Realm of Chaos days the Lesser Daemons designed by Kev Adams were individually named, as befitting their unique personas. The Plaguebearers were always my favourites and I have the full set. Unfortunately there are only 11 different ones, so they don’t make a multiple of Nurgle’s unholy number 7.

Introducing below:

Oldhammer Plaguebearers
Vomitgrot, Doomblight & Snotsprayer
Oldhammer Plaguebearers
Putridsore, Maggotgut & Poxspreader
Oldhammer Plaguebearers
Leperflesh, Woundlicker & Sporestench
Oldhammer Plaguebearers
Plaguescum & Wormrot

Scratch-built Plagueship of Nurgle

I was a big fan of Man O’War when it was released but with the ships being both difficult to get hold of and expensive (I was a student and already playing every other GW system available) I scratch-built several fleets.

Fast forward to 2013 and only one ship is still afloat – the near-unsinkable behemoth that is the Nurgle Plagueship.

Man O'War Plagueship of Nurgle
Scratch-built Nurgle Plagueship for Man O’War

It is made entirely out of card, paper, toothpicks, matchsticks and bits of plastic sprues, covered in glue and hard varnish. Using the pages from White Dwarf that showed all components in original size as building instructions, this came together quite easily.

I remember I also had ships for Orcs, Skaven, High Elves, Dwarfs, Empire and some of the other Chaos Powers but threw them out at some point for not being ‘proper’ enough. Admittedly, they were not as slick as the originals but I do wish I had them still. Well, I guess I better get the toothpicks out and start again…

Man O'War Plagueship of Nurgle bow
Matchstick catapult and cardboard/plastic sprue bow
Man O'War Plagueship of Nurgle sails
Hand drawn sails