Expanding the Maggotkin: Drowned Men

Our club has an upcoming slow grow campaign, which will see us start out with small forces of 600 and expand up to 1,000 points. Now, not everyone is choosing to do this as a slow grow. Some are choosing instead to play with existing forces. This is fine; I’m just happy to be getting some games in!

I considered a few options for my own entry. I thought about using it as an opportunity to get moving on the Kruleboyz, or perhaps the Sons of Behemat, or even the Nurgle-themed Slaves to Darkness. You know, one of those many projects that I took on in the past year…

In the end, I decided that I wanted to just do something small, and relatively low in model count. With that in mind, I’m expanding the Maggotkin with a wee detachment of Pusgoyle Blightlords!

This is my 600 point starting force. It sets the tone quite nicely for where I want to go with it:

Allegiance: Maggotkin of Nurgle
– Subfaction: Drowned Men
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs: Bloodthirsty

Leaders
Lord of Afflictions (210)*
 General
 Command Trait: Infernal Conduit
 Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
 Lore of Malignance: Rancid Visitations

Battleline
2 x Pusgoyle Blightlords (220)*
10 x Plaguebearers (150)*

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Total: 580 / 750 (600)
Reinforced Units: 0 / 1
Allies: 0 / 100
Wounds: 44
Drops: 1

I do feel that my Maggotkin could use an airforce…

I’m looking forward to expanding the mortal forces of my Maggotkin. The list above features 10 Plaguebearers. It would be quite useful to convert and paint another 10 Plaguebearers, or I may just use my existing miniatures as these are really just included because nothing else fits in points-wise. I don’t intend to use them in my 1,000 point list. Here’s what I intend to use:

Allegiance: Maggotkin of Nurgle
– Subfaction: Drowned Men
– Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
– Triumphs: Bloodthirsty

Leaders
Lord of Afflictions (210)*
 General
 Command Trait: Infernal Conduit
 Artefact: Arcane Tome (Universal Artefact)
 Lore of Malignance: Rancid Visitations
Lord of Afflictions (210)*
Harbinger of Decay (140)*

Battleline
2 x Pusgoyle Blightlords (220)*
2 x Pusgoyle Blightlords (220)*

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Total: 1000 / 1000
Reinforced Units: 0 / 2
Allies: 0 / 200
Wounds: 55
Drops: 1

Is this the best list? No. I’m going to struggle with holding objectives and projecting threat around the board. I do think they’ll be fun, though. I can also mix it up a bit if I’m not having a good time, taking some units out and slipping in some Plaguebearers or Putrid Blightkings.

I have options for what to play, but the 1,000 point list does represent what I want to add to my army. I’ve ordered what I need but, since my preferred stores are awaiting stock (Affiliate links: The Outpost | Element games), they might not arrive for a couple of weeks. Once they arrive, these will be at the top of the painting queue! I’m quite enthused about this, especially after having an absolute blast with my first few games with the new Maggotkin book.

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