Faction Focus – Maggotkin of Nurgle

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Win Rate

Maggotkin of Nurgle are still strong with a win rate of 54.28% and this is mainly driven by the success of the Drowned Men subfaction at 58.95%. Interestingly the 2nd most popular subfaction at present is Befouling Host, but their win rate is at an abysmal 21.6%! All the other factions have a win rate of over 50% but these are all low representation figures and should be taken with a pinch of salt.

5 wins Results

DateTournamentName
31st July 2022Peace Through Dakka AoS GT Emma Mangels (USA)
24th July 2022The Salt City GTLuke Scannell (USA)
Players who achieved 5 wins at a GT

4 wins Results

DateTournamentName
10th July 2022South Coast Series JulyMike Whitley (USA)
17th July 2022The ATC (American Team Championship)Tobias Kempf (USA)
17th July 2022The ATC (American Team Championship)Branden Voss (USA)
17th July 2022Midwest MakeupSam Wilder (USA)
17th July 2022Midwest Bash – Grand TournamentJeffrey Naumann (USA)
24th July 2022The Salt City GTRaymond Squires (USA)
24th July 2022Miniparadice Anniversary TournamentColin Klären (Ger)
24th July 2022Miniparadice Anniversary TournamentPatrick Lewe (Ger)
31st July 2022Shropshire Slaughter: Telford OnslaughtAaron Walters (GBR)
Players who achieved 4 wins at a GT

Other Results

Filthbringers and Drowned Men are the only subfactions at present who have achieved five wins at a tournament. Players going to tournaments with Munificent Wanderers, Droning Guard or Filthbringers can aim for three wins. While those playing with Blessed Sons, Drowned Men can aim for two wins. Befouling Host players should aim for more than one win.

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Emma Mangel’s results at Peace Through Dakka

Allegiance: Maggotkin of Nurgle
Subfaction: Drowned Men
– Grand Strategy: Blessed Desecration
– Triumphs: Bloodthirsty

Leaders
Bloab Rotspawned (300)*
Lore of Malignance: Magnificent Buboes
Festus the Leechlord (150)*
Lore of Malignance: Gift of Disease
Lord of Afflictions (210)*
General
– Command Trait: Overpowering Stench
– Artefact: The Splithorn Helm

Battleline
4 x Pusgoyle Blightlords (440)*
Reinforced x 1
2 x Pusgoyle Blightlords (220)*
2 x Pusgoyle Blightlords (220)*
2 x Pusgoyle Blightlords (220)*
2 x Pusgoyle Blightlords (220)*

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Total: 1980 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 1 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 123
Drops: 1

Brett: An army we have been seeing a lot lately, Blightlords paired with a Lord of Afflictions. In this case teamed with casting heroes all wrapped in a Battle Regiment for a chance at first turn (EDIT or more importantly decide who goes first). Their resilience is the key here, with a pair having 16 wounds and taking (an average) of 36 -1 rend, 1 damage attacks to chew through. Because they aren’t Galletian Veterans Bounty Hunters don’t work so the basic attack infantry of a lot of armies aren’t going to kill a unit of 2 in a turn. And they’ll heal with the Festus potentially increasing that a bit further.

With the Drowned Men pregame move they can be within charge range very quickly for additional mortal wounds (MW). That’s without considering the larger unit of 4 or the Lord of Afflictions. He is more useful at the back to begin with so he can take Blightlords into the sky and redeploy them (EDIT not that anyone does). The Bloab is the better option in this army for pushing forward, his Daemon-Flies and Windspeaker Bells need to be close to the opponent to impact.

A couple of useful spells, Magnificant Buboes to debuff a hero and Gift of Disease for extra disease points. This means they also have dispells and their ward gives some protection from spell damage.

Are Blightlords becoming a defacto DPS check? I certainly think if you are going into a tournament you should be sure you can drop a unit of 2 easily. Looking at Emma’s run it looks like most of the armies would fail that test. That makes it much harder to play the game around objectives and achieving battle tactics because you need to commit real resources to dealing with them

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Performance Against Other Factions

At present Maggotkin of Nurgle struggle against the Daughters of Khaine and Ironjawz. While they themselves appear to be performing well against Stormcast Eternals, Sylvaneth and Fyreslayers.

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